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D800 "Controls" F11 - "Slot Empty Release Lock"

walk43

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walk43 Registered since 07th Feb 2012
Sun 22-Apr-12 01:17 PM | edited Sun 22-Apr-12 01:17 PM by walk43

I have an SD and CF card installed in my D800 with my SD as my primary slot. I have a bad habit of putting my SD card in my PC to look at my shots and then going out to take more shots, while leaving my SD in my PC. When I only had the SD card installed and NO CF card, I had the Slot Empty Release Lock set to LOCK...so that I would not snap away with no card in the camera. But now that I have a CF card installed, the Release Button is no longer locked without the SD in place. It just records onto the CF. I understand why and it is a nice feature in that the D800 will allow me to take pics since the CF card is in. BUT...I now have no overflow and my pics go onto the CF. I know I could set it up to do back-up on the CF and then it should work...but that defeats the purpose of using at as an overflow.

Does anyone have a suggestion as to how 'lock' the shutter release when the camera is set-up to use the CF as overflow and there is no SD in place?

Dan
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DigitalDarrell

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#1. "RE: D800 "Controls" F11 - "Slot Empty Release Lock"" | In response to Reply # 0

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Sun 22-Apr-12 01:14 PM

Walk,

To the best of my knowledge, there is no way to disable card writing when there is a memory card in the camera. For most of us this "feature" prevents not getting the shot. The camera is smart enough to realize you've left the "primary" card out and will write to the secondary card if it is available, or lock the shutter-release, if no cards are available. Of course, no overflow will work when only one card is in the system.

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walk43

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#2. "RE: D800 "Controls" F11 - "Slot Empty Release Lock"" | In response to Reply # 1

walk43 Registered since 07th Feb 2012
Sun 22-Apr-12 03:40 PM

Thanks Darrell...that's what I thought and I agree it is actually a good thing to make sure we get the shots. Just checking.

Dan
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reijo

CA
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#3. "RE: D800 "Controls" F11 - "Slot Empty Release Lock"" | In response to Reply # 0

reijo Registered since 14th Apr 2012
Mon 23-Apr-12 09:00 AM

Which is better to set as the primary card:cf or sd. Or does it really matter?

Ferguson

Cape Coral, US
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#4. "RE: D800 "Controls" F11 - "Slot Empty Release Lock"" | In response to Reply # 3

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Mon 23-Apr-12 09:34 AM

>Which is better to set as the primary card:cf or sd. Or does
>it really matter?

Yes.

Obviously if set to overflow it determines the one (singular) card it writes to.

But even if set to backup, if you look at a shot in playback mode and then delete the image, it deletes from only the primary card (unless you separately go search it out on the other card).

Also, note there's a separate setting for where video goes.

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reijo

CA
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#5. "RE: D800 "Controls" F11 - "Slot Empty Release Lock"" | In response to Reply # 4

reijo Registered since 14th Apr 2012
Mon 23-Apr-12 10:28 AM

I do have it set to overflow with the cf card as primary. I was just wondering which card would be better set as primary or does it make no difference?

liamtoh1ps

US
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#6. "RE: D800 "Controls" F11 - "Slot Empty Release Lock"" | In response to Reply # 5

liamtoh1ps Registered since 17th Apr 2012
Mon 23-Apr-12 10:44 AM

It will make a difference if you have different speed cards. Currently I have a faster SDHC card hence have set SD to be my primary (for both photo and video) and CF card as overflow.

Pravin

reijo

CA
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#7. "RE: D800 "Controls" F11 - "Slot Empty Release Lock"" | In response to Reply # 6

reijo Registered since 14th Apr 2012
Mon 23-Apr-12 01:18 PM

my sd card is sandisk extreme 45mb/sec 32 G
My cf card is sandisk extreme 16gb
Can you tell me which is the faster card?

liamtoh1ps

US
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#8. "RE: D800 "Controls" F11 - "Slot Empty Release Lock"" | In response to Reply # 7

liamtoh1ps Registered since 17th Apr 2012
Mon 23-Apr-12 01:24 PM

Sandisk Extreme CF will perform faster on your D800 than the Sandisk Extreme 45MB/s SDHC.

See Rob Galbraith\'s flash card speed test for D800.


Pravin.

reijo

CA
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#9. "RE: D800 "Controls" F11 - "Slot Empty Release Lock"" | In response to Reply # 8

reijo Registered since 14th Apr 2012
Mon 23-Apr-12 01:38 PM

Thanks
I am a bit of a novice so advice always welcome.

G