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tigerlily
Tiller, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2010
9:21 AM

Post #7720980

A few years ago I had trouble with Hitachi CF 8GB cards losing or scrambling images in the Canon 30D, so am now leary of larger cards.

I found yesterday that I didn't have enough memory for the large sized files, so set the T1i for smaller images. I didn't like the results, and so want to resume with the larger. But I'm hesitant to purchase large capacity cards until I hear from some of you folks. If you're using large capacity SD cards, please let me know how they're doing for you.
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 20, 2010
12:02 PM

Post #7721357

I use Kingston 16gig class 4 SDHC cards, no problems yet. (I don't use the video feature on my camera, only still shots, else I'd get class 6).
tigerlily
Tiller, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2010
12:08 PM

Post #7721373

Thanks.
I seldom use video, and never did with the problematic Hitachi.
I was considering 16 or 32 GB. Though I always carry spare batteries and cards, sometimes I still run out of memory when away from home.
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 20, 2010
2:16 PM

Post #7721743

Are you shooting everything in RAW? I've got a mix of 2 GB and 4 GB cards and never have a problem with memory. I try to empty the card at the end of each day (or two) of shooting though (unlike my daughter who runs her cards to full with thousands of shots).



tigerlily
Tiller, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 22, 2010
7:56 PM

Post #7728804

Thanks dole. Camera was recording in both RAW and jpeg. Not any more. I don't even have software for RAW.

This message was edited Apr 22, 2010 7:56 PM
JoanMN
Pine City, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 25, 2010
8:49 PM

Post #7737262

I have 2 8 gb cards I've been using since last summer, they work fine so far!
tigerlily
Tiller, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 25, 2010
9:21 PM

Post #7737338

Thanks Joan.

TexasPuddyPrint

TexasPuddyPrint
Edinburg, TX

May 27, 2010
1:08 PM

Post #7833822

I use 2gb cards as well as 8gb on different cameras for different photos. I do that simply because I don't want to mix up butterfly photos with wildflower/plant photos (just my quirky habit). I usually download them to the laptop or notebook at the end of the day. Only problem is one of my computers won't read cards of 2gb! Dinosaur!!!
tigerlily
Tiller, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 30, 2010
7:50 AM

Post #7842107

Well, DH got me a 32 gb card. After about the 600th photo it scrambled and/or invalidated, and is worthless. I won't purchase anything larger than 4gb in future.

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