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Dual cards in Nikon D800- please advise!


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coolrat Registered since 21st Jun 2012
Thu 21-Jun-12 07:03 AM

I am awaiting delivery of my D800 and would like advice on CF cards and SD cards. I have several questions:

1. Can I use my Transcend 16 gb Class 6 cards (write speed 11mb/sec) with the D800 without slow writing speeds? Are these cards fast enough for RAW format still photos? I assume they will be fine for hi-def video because I previously used them in my Panasonic HMC-150 video camera without any problem at all.

2. I want to use both CF cards and and SD cards set up as MAIN and BACKUP. If I use the Transcend 16 gb Class 6 cards as backup, then:

a) should I use a 16 gb CF card as my primary card? Or can I use a 32 gb CF card? Will the D800 work properly with a 32 gb CF card for primary storage and a 16 gb SD card for backup?

b) Will a Transcend 400x 16gb card (write speed 30mb/sec) be fast enough? Or do I need the 600x 16gb cards (87mb/sec)?

Thanks very much for any advice.