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Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow

Bulgakov

Winter Springs, US
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Bulgakov Registered since 31st Oct 2006
Sun 16-Dec-12 02:40 PM

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.

Thanks.

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RRRoger

Monterey Bay, US
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#1. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" | In response to Reply # 0

RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter Member
Sun 16-Dec-12 02:22 PM

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.

I buy the largest/fastest cards I can afford.

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esantos

McAllen, US
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#2. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" | In response to Reply # 0

esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Sun 16-Dec-12 03:55 PM | edited Sun 16-Dec-12 03:56 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.

LensCoat Memory Card Wallet

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.

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Ray Gerke

winnipeg, CA
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#3. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" | In response to Reply # 0

Ray Gerke Registered since 12th Sep 2004
Sun 16-Dec-12 08:07 PM

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.

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gorji

Jamesville, US
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#4. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" | In response to Reply # 0

gorji Registered since 07th Jan 2007
Sun 16-Dec-12 08:41 PM

Hi:
I use the Think Tank Photo Pixel Rocket http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/pee-wee-pixel-pocket-rocket-memory-card-holder.aspx

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.

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Kidkett

Campo, US
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#5. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" | In response to Reply # 0

Kidkett Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 09th Apr 2010
Mon 17-Dec-12 01:59 AM

Hi Don,

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

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Bill


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RWCooper

Winnipeg, CA
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RWCooper Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jul 2004
Mon 17-Dec-12 02:06 PM

I place a self sticking 1/2" red dot on my full cards. I remove the dot after I have copied the images to my computer and backed them up. I bought them at a local stationary store.

Enjoy!

Randy

Robman3

West of Santa Monica, US
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#7. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" | In response to Reply # 4

Robman3 Registered since 12th Apr 2010
Mon 17-Dec-12 04:11 PM

I use the same method, small and works great and, if need be the cards can be double stacked although it's tight.

This has pockets for (3) SD cards, (4) CF cards and a clear pouch (for business card ID) which can hold multiples of either.

Not sure if the tether with hook strip (Velcro type) attachment at the pouch, and a nylon hook snap are from this or the TT bag itself.

Rob

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ljordan316

Inverness, US
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#8. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" | In response to Reply # 5

ljordan316 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2010
Tue 18-Dec-12 10:59 AM

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.

Best thing ever invented!

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infamily

Petaluma, US
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#9. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" | In response to Reply # 2

infamily Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 10th Sep 2009
Tue 18-Dec-12 04:35 PM


>
>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

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MEMcD

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#10. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Fri 21-Dec-12 09:41 PM

Hi Don,

I have been using Gepe Extreme Card Cases for several years and have been more than happy with them.
Empty cards are face up, full cards are face down.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

mborn1

Taunton, US
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mborn1 Gold Member Nikonian since 20th Nov 2008
Sat 22-Dec-12 11:39 AM

>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.
>
>LensCoat
>Memory Card Wallet>
>
>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.
I agree with the tip of turning the card backwards. I use the Think Tank Pixel Pixel Rocket for my CF Cards and the SD Pixel Rocket for my SD cards. They come witha strap which I hook to my belt loop and keep them in my pocket

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Bulgakov

Winter Springs, US
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#12. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" | In response to Reply # 10

Bulgakov Registered since 31st Oct 2006
Sat 22-Dec-12 12:08 PM

The consensus seems to be the the Gepe case so I'm going to give it a try. I just placed an order with Amazon. I like the idea of being able to match an SD and CF together in the same slot.

Thanks to everyone.

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JonK

New York, US
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#13. "RE: Memory Card Case for D800 and workflow" | In response to Reply # 0

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Sat 22-Dec-12 03:13 PM | edited Sat 22-Dec-12 04:15 PM by JonK

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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