I never seemed to have this problem with my D300 when I just had CF cards to worry about. I kept the empty ones in the top pocket of my camera bag and when they were filled I put them into the bottom pocket. It was simple.
Now that I am using both SD's and CF's and the number of cards I'm using/carrying has doubled, I find myself misplacing and losing cards and in one instance even reformatting the the card I had used earlier in the day. The fact that the cards are differed sizes and fill up at different times also complicates the issue.
I'm looking for a card case that holds and protects both CF and SD cards. If it would hold 10 of each that would be perfect. Something that is big enough that I don't lose it (or it can hook to my camera bag) but yet small enough it doesn't unnecessarily fill my bag would be perfect. Inexpensive is good also.
Is there a specific workflow (cardflow?) that you follow that works? How do you keep track of what is what and keep from losing them or writing over them? Any help on both issues is appreciated.
#1. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" In response to Reply # 0
Monterey Bay, US
I use one SanDisk 64GB 95 MBs SD card and one Lexar 32GB 1000x CF card in overflow for my D800. I almost never need to switch to backup cards and just download to my computer at the end of the day.
The Lexar card has corrupted the first shot of the day twice now since buying one many thousands ago. The first shot is always used for practice and setup, so I just reformatted it with no harm done, and have had no problems since moving it to number two in the shooting order.
#2. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" In response to Reply # 0 Sun 16-Dec-12 05:56 PM by esantos
There are a number of card cases out there and I've gone through my share. I recently bought two memory card wallets with a new design made by LensCoat. I love them, they are very small (when folded not much bigger than a business card), light weight, come in a myriad of configurations and colors, and are just plain well designed. I think I'll stick with these for a while.
Also, here's is a tip for managing your cards when shooting. Once you get a card wallet always keep your spent memory cards in their slots turned backwards. This is a quick visual indicator to you which cards contain images. Of course, you will always want your empty cards to be stored frontwards so you see the label.
#9. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" In response to Reply # 2
> >Also, here's is a tip for managing your cards when shooting. >Once you get a card wallet always keep your spent memory cards >in their slots turned backwards. This is a quick visual >indicator to you which cards contain images. Of course, you >will always want your empty cards to be stored frontwards so >you see the label. This is exactly what I do. My camera bag came with a little card holder pouch. With visible slots. Works great
#3. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" In response to Reply # 0
Here is my 10 cent solution I have been using for years. I have a post it pad that is pink and one that is yellow. I cut small squares of each and stick them back to back. that means that one side is yellow and one side is pink. If the card has data on it I make the square pink. if it is empty it is yellow. have used this to manage my cards during shoots for years and never have a problem. Also do the same for batteries that are charged or spent.
when I start my cards are upright (they are unused). At the end of the day, I switch to a new card; now if they card is full I put it in the case facing away. If there is still room on the card, I put it back in the case facing me but upside down.
#5. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" In response to Reply # 0
I have used the Gepe Card Safe for years but it only holds four of each card. You might have to buy two or three if you use that many cards. I turn the cards over when it is used, but you could use different case for unused and used. I have never used more than what fits in just one case in a day. The SD card fits under the CF card in all compartments. You can look at them here: http://www.gepe.com/website/index.asp?pageID=299
#8. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" In response to Reply # 5
I have owned and used a number of memory card cases and I find the Gepe to be the easiest to open/close and the easiest to plug in and take cards out while still being waterproof. I also like the slick plastic finish. It makes the cases easy to slip into my pocket when going out to shoot. Finally, the clear window allows me to see the cards inside and remember whether they are already used (card flipped over) or unused.
I have three of the cases with red for my new cards with highest capacity, yellow for cards with less storage and finally blue for SD cards only.
#13. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" In response to Reply # 0 Sat 22-Dec-12 06:15 PM by JonK
New York, US
I use the Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket, similar to the one Gorji uses but larger; this model holds ten cards. I rarely need more than what's in the camera. But when traveling, especially with two or three bodies, I want all the cards I can carry!
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