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Almost buying the D800 - one last question

Ferguson

Cape Coral, US
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"RE: Almost buying the D800 - one last question"

Ferguson Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the generous sharing of his high level expertise in the spirit of Nikonians Nikonian since 19th Aug 2004
Sat 02-Nov-13 12:31 PM

> especially when you run out of
>memory cards ... Thanks for the update!

I was convinced when I got mine, and moreso now, that most people go way overboard on "fast" cards, to solve a problem they will very rarely hit (filling the buffer in very long bursts), and even if they do hit it, the expensive cure is a very few additional shots and not many.

I think aiming in the mid-range speed (say 60MBs) and buying really big cards saves a lot of money and hassle. With a 64 or 128G card you never fill it up on one shoot. The 128G Sandisk SD card at 80MBs is $200. That's a LOT of shots (like 3000 or so raw).

Contrary to what a lot of people recommend, I try NEVER to change cards in the field, too dangerous (lost, get distracted and bend a (CF) pin, etc). So I have a huge SD card, a smaller but very large (64G) CF card, shoot in backup mode. No worries about "all my shots on one card", no hassles with carrying more, changing, keeping track, formatting on the go, etc.

FWIW.

Linwood

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