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What do you do with the two card slots on the D800? (or...

sxmwb

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"RE: What do you do with the two card slots on the D800? (or D3/D4 for that matter)?"

sxmwb Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Jul 2011
Thu 20-Dec-12 02:53 PM

I use the SD as primary and the CF as overflow. Main reason is the computer I use has a built in SD card reader.

Question: Which is actually faster? Why would I want to use the CF as primary or the SD a primary?

As for backups, yes, I have had cards fail but not so bad that I could not recover the card. I try to keep an eye on what is going on during a shoot so if there looks like an issue, I select the CF slot and/or insert a new card. Most of the failures I have had are due to the card not being inserted correctly or not powering the camera off before removing the card.

This is a great thread.

Mike

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