Ah, by then, I would also upgrade my cards. It's not so much the capacity per se, but rather, the number of images I can store, and potentially lose, in one card. Right now, I can hold abt 80 images in one 512MB card. If it's a 16GB card, at current setting, I could stand to lose 2,700+ images!
I normally use 1 GB and 512 MB card, but just got a 4 GB card for for last trip. It was really nice to be able to not have to carry extra cards with me when I was out running around town.
I do admit, storing 450-500 images (raw) on one card is a bit too many eggs in one basket. However, my experience with corrupted files on flash memory card is, as long as the card is not damage, with the right software, you have a better than 50/50 chance that all but the one or two corrupted files, you can recover everything else.
how frequent do we see corrupt flash card here :dunno: , any statistic? Touch wood, I hasn't seen any.
I am all for larger capacity, but on the safety and price issue, I keep 2 or 3 large capacity cards, don't like to keep small capacity cards.
I'm a firm believer in Murphy's Laws, that things will break down or get lost at the most inconvenient time. Especially for paid shoots, I'd really rather not take the chance. I've ever had equipment failure (never happened before) during a paid shoot, but heng got back-up...