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cindysue

US
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cindysue Registered since 14th Aug 2012
Tue 04-Sep-12 11:08 PM

I am in the process of getting a D7000 in the near future. I have always used SanDisc extreme pro cards. With the camera having 2 card slots do I need to have 2 cards in at the same and if so are 16gb class 10 of the Pro Extreme cards ok for normal use and some video.I do not mind stepping up to 32gb cards if needed. Probally 80% photos and 20% video.I do not want to be caught short if out on a long weekend of wildlife and bird shooting. Thanks

RockyIII

Raleigh, US
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RockyIII Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 27th May 2006
Tue 04-Sep-12 10:44 PM | edited Tue 04-Sep-12 10:45 PM by RockyIII

You do not need to use two cards unless you want to. You can leave slot 2 empty or use a card in it for overflow or backup (either RAW or JPG). You can also use slot 1 for stills and slot 2 for videos.

I also use SanDisk Extreme Pro cards. Here is some test data comparing the speeds of various cards:

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/camera_wb_multi_page.asp?cid=6007-12454

Rocky

torwood

Jefferson Hills, US
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torwood Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Dec 2010
Wed 05-Sep-12 01:26 AM

I use two similar cards, both 8GB, in my D7000. I can take about 1200 shots on the two cards at Jpeg Large Fine. This meets my needs, but if I were shooting raw, or some video, I'd use two 16GB cards.

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berk

UK
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berk Registered since 16th Sep 2012
Sun 16-Sep-12 04:24 PM | edited Sun 16-Sep-12 04:43 PM by berk

Hi,

If you go only for a weekend 2x 16gb SanDisc class 10 should be OK in terms of amount of data and speed even if you are into bird & wildlife photography where you are likely to take a lot of shots (Jpg Large Fine, Raw). As poster Rocky already mentioned you don’t have to use both slots but I always use both where second card serves as a backup. I would go for at least one 32gb card though – the price difference is not that huge and it may come handy especially if you go for more days trip.

I also wouldn’t go out without a spare battery as I think you are likely to run out of battery power sooner than of a space on your memory cards.

Best regards,

Berk

MEMcD

US
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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sun 16-Sep-12 08:08 PM

Hi William,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Each of us has our own uniqrequirementsnts based on our shooting style and the subject we shoot. Some of us can easily shoot thousands of frames in a weekend, others well under a hundred.
Personally I keep two cards in my cameras that have two slots and carry at least 4 extra cards for each body.
If you often find yourself waitng for the buffer to clear, investing in faster cards is more than likely worth the additional investment.
If you never fill the buffer you can save quite a bit by buying slower cards.
In my older bodies I continue to use older 4GB & 8GB cards.
In my newer bodies I use 16GB & 32GB cards.

Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

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