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Technical Support / Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« on: February 15, 2014, 09:01:51 AM »
I've tried all the configurations and have settled to shooting only CF in the past 6 months. I own a grundle of cards and always have at least 2 with me so I have yet to run out of space. I have had a poor relationship with SD cards,too fragile for me and I dislike the slider switch. All RAW except for the occasional b&w jpeg shoot for kicks.I used to hate forgetting to switch the card slot after removing the CF when I shot dual slots, using only the CF solves that.

These are the sort of issues I want to know about before I will invest in an SD card. So how about the following scenarios?

Let's say I have a 4GB CF and a 32 GB SD. While shooting I fill the CF and remove it. Will the camera then continue on the SD card only?

And let's say I remove the CF and replace it with a fresh 4GB card, will the camera then continue recording on the SD where it left off?

Thanks

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Technical Support / Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« on: February 15, 2014, 07:07:35 AM »
Could manufacturers design a camera that uses solid state drives?  Would that be faster than current transfer rates?

SSD's and CF cards & SD cards are basically the same thing...same tech, different shapes. So you've got what you wanted already! If you have a daily need for speed, just buy the fastest cards you can afford. They genuinely make a very tangible difference.

A bit of best forgotten history...Around the turn of the millennium when a 128Mb card was quite big, a lot of photographers burned their money and lost lots of data on a CF card shaped device called MicroDrive. I had one which was a then massive 512Mb...and it was a tiny spinning HDD. It seems unbelievable now. They were scarey devices with an alarmingly high failure rate.....shudder.....

Check out the wiki page and thank your lucky stars for solid state memory:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microdrive

-pw


I had an XS drive - a portable battery powered card reader and harddrive that allowed me to copy my CF cards to disk so I could then reuse the CF cards. I had two 2Gb CF cards at the time and they were really expensive, so copying to this affordable drive was a good budget option. It was however very scary because there was not really a good way to check if the data was actually transferred properly. I used this system when I travelled to Malaysia in 2008 and fortunately I didn't loose a single photo.

http://www.photographyblog.com/news/xs_drive_2_smart_2300/

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Technical Support / Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« on: February 14, 2014, 10:41:24 PM »
Or hopefully they will ditch SD for 2 really fast CFs

SD is where it's at for photo use. The latest SDXC cards are on par with high-end CF performance and they work in laptops. CF really has nothing going for it at this point apart from high-capacity designs for shooting video at high-bitrates.

I disagree - I prefer CF for its size, robustness and handling. The cards are big enough that I can change them out with one hand, toss one in my camera bag and be able to easily find it again. SD cards are a little more fiddly in that sense and easier to loose too.

Here's a borderline dumb question.  Could manufacturers design a camera that uses solid state drives?  Would that be faster than current transfer rates?

Solid state drives use flash memory just like memory cards. In fact a SSD is little more than a big memory card with advanced disk management to prevent the memory from breaking because of the same sectors being written to all the time. So technically speaking we already have SSD's in our camera's and the best thing about that is that they're easily exchanged when more capacity is needed ;)

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Technical Support / Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« on: February 14, 2014, 10:10:14 PM »
Or hopefully they will ditch SD for 2 really fast CFs

SD is where it's at for photo use. The latest SDXC cards are on par with high-end CF performance and they work in laptops. CF really has nothing going for it at this point apart from high-capacity designs for shooting video at high-bitrates.

I disagree - I prefer CF for its size, robustness and handling. The cards are big enough that I can change them out with one hand, toss one in my camera bag and be able to easily find it again. SD cards are a little more fiddly in that sense and easier to loose too.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 14, 2014, 04:05:57 PM »
My wariness of touchscreens with an SLR will die over time.  I liken SLRs going to touchscreens to video game
The issue is not how touchscreen technology evolves, but how our senses evolve. Touch screens are designed to be used using eyes, and lack all the different kind of other feedbacks we get from other senses using for example mechanical dials (tactile and audible ones). Sure, some devices try to employ vibrations to imitate that kind of feedbacks, but they don't work as well - because they lack the proper "positioning". Can you type on a virtual keyboard as you can do on a physical one? Can you know how many stops you changed aperture without looking at the numbers with a dial, and with a touch screen?
Touch screens are very versatile because they can display different interfaces and adapt to different tasks, that's why they can be very good on smartphones. But with a dedicated device like a camera, a touchscreen looks more a way to save on a camera design and building, and not to improve ergonomics.

+1 I loathe touch screens on camera's. Adjustments should be easy to make on touch alone while the eye is on the subject.

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Technical Support / Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« on: February 14, 2014, 04:04:07 PM »
Hi all,

I'm just wondering what's the fastest SD card people have used and still get the speed benefit?
I remember reading there was a limitation/issue with the SD card slot of the 5D3 - does anyone remember what that was?

Thanks

Yeah, even for CF's it's stuck in my mind that 'ultra' (30mb/s) is fast enough, at least for the 5D Mk II...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D vs. 70D: Which has better image quality?
« on: February 14, 2014, 04:00:31 PM »
To be honest I prefer the results from my NEX-6 over the 7D. Even the NEX-6 high iso's have a nice 'grain' to them, while the 7D gets all blotchy... So for now it's 5Dx full frame or Sony APS-C for me.... (and I'm a little worried about Sony full frame, but the Canon bodies are ergonomically just too excellent)....

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Technical Support / Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« on: February 14, 2014, 03:51:06 PM »
I have four 4GB, and two 8 GB CF cards. The 4 GB cards I use for regular shooting and have been 100% reliable but are getting a little old.

I'm going on a holiday to Japan soon (once in a lifetime opportunity?) and now I'm thinking of using my CF cards in one slot and getting a 32 GB SD Ultra as a backup in the SD slot, for RAW files. Please advise if this is a good idea, and any experience you may have with this kind of set-up. I don't want to loose a single shot - it's going to be cherry blossom season in Japan!

At the end of the day are you going to be loading them onto a hard drive and uploading to the web?  It also doesn't sound like your are filling the buffer up, so... yeah... sounds like a plan.

You're right, I'm not exactly going to do any burst mode shooting here - maximum data security is my goal but I don't really want to invest in new CF cards. A 32 Gb SD will therefore be on my shopping list - but please let me know if anybody has encountered any troubles shooting raw to CF  + raw to SD!!!

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Technical Support / Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« on: February 14, 2014, 03:30:56 PM »
I have four 4GB, and two 8 GB CF cards. The 4 GB cards I use for regular shooting and have been 100% reliable but are getting a little old.

I'm going on a holiday to Japan soon (once in a lifetime opportunity?) and now I'm thinking of using my CF cards in one slot and getting a 32 GB SD Ultra as a backup in the SD slot, for RAW files. Please advise if this is a good idea, and any experience you may have with this kind of set-up. I don't want to loose a single shot - it's going to be cherry blossom season in Japan!

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 13, 2014, 03:14:48 PM »
I'm for the Hippopotamus

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:58:31 PM »
Shake that booty!

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:52:18 PM »
'get the picture'

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:48:22 PM »
"In the woods" (shot with a 20mm Sigma on a 5DMkII)

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:44:18 PM »
Run away!

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:41:39 PM »
Wind Turbine

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