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Estimated Shots on CF Card

samrat54

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samrat54 Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Mar 2003
Tue 18-May-10 12:45 PM

OK, here's either a brain teaser or something so obvious that I get the dufus of the day award. I have 2 D700s that show significantly different estimated shot numbers on the same reformatted CF card. I've checked several different cards and still get significantly different numbers between the bodies. I've reformatted the same card with both bodies and the result is the same. Both bodies have the 1.02 firmware. The body that shows the fewer shots (e.g., 310 vs. 403 on an 8 gig Sandisk Ultra II, 155 vs. 202 on a Sandisk 4 gig Ultra II) used to show the higher number. It has just recently started showing fewer shots. It appears to operate OK otherwise. Both bodies are set to RAW with identical other settings unless I've missed something after repeated checks. Someone please make me feel like a fool and tell me what I've missed!

Sam

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