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"RE: Memory Cards"

SBfledgling Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Feb 2009
Tue 06-Nov-12 05:34 PM

>Not sure if this is the right place for this question but
>I'll give it a shot. I usually get out for a couple of hours
>of shooting with a couple of hours of driving and hiking. Take
>some shots, feel great in the great outdoors and head home. On
>a full day out, I may shoot 20-30 shots or quite a few more if
>shooting HDR or Panos. I typically have a 4GB card in my D300
>and rarely if ever fill it. The one time I shot a wedding
>(family and won't do it again), I shot an 8GB, 3 4GB, and a
>2GB (cos the photographer hired by the family got drunk).
>Other than that I never fill up cards. Am I unusual or is this
>typical of anyone elses shooting. I can see the need for large
>capacity cards for video but not for stills.

I find the Nikon display for card capacity (number of pictures on top LCD) is a conservative underestimate. When I'm shooting birds with sky, and storing in Higest Res jpg, I once got 900 photos on the 8 GB disc and still had room. The start value on the camera is 739.
Adam

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