12-06-2018 09:11 PM
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.
12-08-2018 10:20 AM
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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12-08-2018 02:46 PM
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.
12-08-2018 02:54 PM
12-11-2018 04:15 PM
Ya know you COULD had adjusted the photos size from L to S?
Onily time I shoot RAW is for paid shoots. JPEG for every day goof around stuff.
As for card speed, I just look more for GB. Even though my cameras CAN do video, I never used that feature. Just not something I really care to use.
12-12-2018 07:16 AM
Reducing the size is what I did do.
01-02-2019 09:08 PM
Oh I should mention I dont have any card under 32GB in my camera bags anymore. Probably have 30-40 CF cards ranging from 32GB to 128GB. Larger ones are for my D5's since I can put 2 of them in each. Both cameras are set to use the 2nd card slot as a backup so I dont have to worry too much about corrupt cards.
01-03-2019 07:06 AM
I did pick up a pair of 32gb verry high speed cards after Christmas. 95 mb/s With my camera on max settings, just below RAW, I am getting 1.3 K shots.
When I first loaded them in I thought there was an error. it indicated 1.3 available. I had never seen the little K before.
My new camera is supposed to be able to do 6 fps. I was not able to do more than 2 or 3 with the slower cards.
I transferred 275 photos off of them last night and it was a lot faster than the old cards.
I suppose you need that many cards if your shooting RAW.
01-09-2019 05:37 PM
Usually when doing weddings I switch the cards out from the pre-ceremony shots, ceremony shots, post cermony shots and reception. Just eliminates chances of somehow losing all the wedding photos. Nothing gets you dragged into court faster than not having any photos of a couples wedding. Much like having duplicates of every lens, flash and camera bodies in my wedding kit. I keep a 3rd body in the car just in case my D5's somehow both fail the same day.
01-09-2019 06:58 PM
Thats a nice feature of the dual card cameras. Mine will allow me to set up slot two as backup so I have 2 of every shot.