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Registered: ‎02-25-2013

Make sure you have the memory

I recenly upgraded my DSLR from an 10 mega pixel to a 24 mega pixel.  When examinging the new camera I thought it was curious that it has two SD Card slots.

 

I went to give it the first stress test on Tuesday for a basketball game.  I was shooting away and looked at the counter and realized I only had a few shots left.  Lesson learned, and I should have known it, higher megapixel cameras will require a much larger amount of storage.  

 

Good thing I was not shooting RAW.

 

What does the community recommend for a read write speed for some new SD cards.  My 4 GB cards are not going to cut it.  

 

I am not going to pay $500 for the 450 mb/s write card. And I probalby don't need that fast. 

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Re: Make sure you have the memory

Hey bobberuchi,

 

I would just go with a card that read writes at about 90 mb's per second. The only way I would use a 450 MB per second card would be if I was shooting a lot of 4K video footage. Why not shoot RAW? What camera did you get?

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Re: Make sure you have the memory

I got a Nikon D610.  My D80 was starting to have a harder time finding the focus. 

 

Really no good reason to shoot raw.  Most of the photos I take are shared and a few printed.  

 

 

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Re: Make sure you have the memory

Nice Camera! I hear you on the RAW thing. If you're  not doing much post production RAW shooting is not needed.

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