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02/23/2009 10:27:59 AM · #1
After getting my 50D I found that I can fill my 2GB card in under an hour when shooting birds. I think I am going to order a couple 8GB cards.
02/23/2009 10:36:19 AM · #2
We have 5 2GB cards. I used to have a 4GB card, and I had a bad habit of keeping the images on there without dumping it... Then it got corrupted. That was A LOT of pictures to lose! Now I just sick with the 2GB, but that's just me :)
02/23/2009 10:40:22 AM · #3
I have a handful of 4's, a couple of 8's and a 16. Also a single 1Gb that I picked cheap at a yard sale.

Have a drawer full of 16Mb cards that will hold 1 or 2 pics.
02/23/2009 10:46:21 AM · #4
Two 4's. I shoot only in raw and get over 300 per card.
02/23/2009 10:47:31 AM · #5
I use an 8gb for my main card then I have 2 4gb backups and one 2gb just incase.
02/23/2009 10:50:06 AM · #6
4 4gb, 1 2gb, 8 1gb. Started out with the 1's on the d70. they just dont hold enough on the d300 to use frequently
02/23/2009 11:01:29 AM · #7
I have a 40D. I generally use an 8 gig card and hardly ever fill it up. I've got a 12 gig that I got really cheap, and several 4 gig cards for trips when I may not be able to download. I have been known to shoot 300 - 400 shots on a Sunday morning, but I seldom need a back-up card except when I go to a sports event and start shooting in burst mode. That fills up a card fast.
02/23/2009 11:04:56 AM · #8
2 4GB, 6 2GB, 5 1GB, 2 512MB: 26GB in total.
02/23/2009 11:11:49 AM · #9
I have a Transcend 133X 16GB CF card. It came with this set kit thing that I got with my 50D and it works fine for shooting in JPEG but is really kinda slow when transferring to the comp. I'm saving up for a SanDisk Extreme IV 45MB/s Edition 16GB and maybe a SanDisk Extreme Ducati 8GB.
02/23/2009 11:28:07 AM · #10
I just have a 1GB and a 2GB, plus a couple of legacy 256ers from my Nikon P&S days. I've oly ever filled the 2GB once, on my 2-week trip to California in October. It's very rare for me to take more than maybe 20-40 exposures in a day of work. More normal would be 10-20. I'm kind of selective, a carryover from my large-format days.

R.
02/23/2009 12:03:52 PM · #11
I use a 4gb in my D300. On an empty card it lists 144 shots with RAW+Jpeg, but I can easily get over 200 on just that card. I have a 2gb and another 4gb as backup, which I rarely need.
02/23/2009 12:16:28 PM · #12
Two 4gb cards, one as a backup. Will probably continue to buy 4gb cards. Always shoot RAW +jpeg.
02/23/2009 12:26:42 PM · #13
2x 16 gb, 1x 4gb, 1x 2gb
02/23/2009 01:16:35 PM · #14
I use two 8 GB cards (Transcends from Newegg.com) but then again I fire off quite a few burst when out shooting birds.

Message edited by author 2009-02-23 13:17:06.
02/23/2009 01:21:20 PM · #15
i use... 1x-8gb, 2x-2gb, and 1x-1gb
02/23/2009 01:24:03 PM · #16
I have like 4-4GBs, 1-8GB, 1-2GB, and 1-1GB.....

I shoot only in RAW and it's nothing for me to take 300 shots in a couple hour outing.

I guess I'm just nuts.

Funny aside......I just came across the receipt for the D70s when I bought it and I paid $95.94 for the 1GB card.

The last 4GB card that I bought, a couple weeks ago was $17.99.
02/23/2009 01:33:44 PM · #17
4Gb mostly with some 2Gb. I shoot only RAW.

Count wise...6 4Gb (at least) and 8 or so 2Gb cards. Need to be able to shoot all day with multiple bodies and sometimes w/ a second shooter, for a couple of days, before having to DL the files.
02/23/2009 02:13:02 PM · #18
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Funny aside......I just came across the receipt for the D70s when I bought it and I paid $95.94 for the 1GB card.

The last 4GB card that I bought, a couple weeks ago was $17.99.

Moore's Law in action ... :-)

I have two 64MB cards for my Olympus, and two 2GB and two 512MB cards for my Canon; I'm not sure it takes larger even if I wanted them.
02/23/2009 02:14:18 PM · #19
I have a 2Gb I had / have for my Olympus and an 8Gb I use for my 5D MK II which I frequently fill up. I have an order in for a 32gb Sandisk card which I don't expect to need to replace for a while.
02/23/2009 02:15:40 PM · #20
I have several memory cards... currently two 4GB cards, three 2GB cards, a 1GB, and a 512MB. I only have this many because I often forget to put it back in the camera, leave the house, and end up buying another for that particular day.

I prefer having several smaller cards, rather than one or two large cards because I like having the backup in case a card fails, I lose one, or if I need to keep shooting, which uploading from one card to the memory card reader.

02/23/2009 02:19:17 PM · #21
1 4GB
A couple of 1GBs
A couple of 512MB

ETA:

I only shoot RAW (goodbye HD space!)

Message edited by author 2009-02-23 14:19:48.
02/23/2009 02:43:37 PM · #22
two 8's (in the camera) three 2's in reserve..
02/23/2009 02:45:43 PM · #23
2 x 2GB

With the monsterous 50D files, I can fit around 100 RAW per card. I could get more cards, but I feel the cap on the number pictures I can take helps me to eliminate the crappy pictures before I even take them. Each shot I take is slighly more thought out..

If I was shooting an event or something I would of course buy an 8GB or two, but I haven't gotten to that level and and 2 x 2GB is fine for me on most days.
02/23/2009 04:13:33 PM · #24
1x 4GB
1x 2GB (backup)

All SDHC.
02/23/2009 04:40:56 PM · #25
2x 4GB and a 2x 8GB. The RAW files on this camera are huge!
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