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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2014, 11:18:37 AM »
What I do is I keep a fast CF card in my body (only 8gb, 800x) and I shoot shoot shoot.  Then when there is a break in the action, I'll put in a 32gb sd card and copy everything over.  Remove the sd card, delete the shots on the CF card.  Rinse and repeat.

I'm sure others would be concerned about the deleting what is on the CF card just in case a file is corrupted... but that hasn't happened yet...

Wouldn't it just be easier to have a couple extra CF cards to swap out when they get full?
Yep... but I'm too cheap to pay for cards that lose value very quickly over time. 

Heck... even brand new, a $30 card will lose half of its value when selling on the secondary market...

Hmm...ok.

I guess I never buy anything with the thought of selling it again.
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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2014, 11:18:37 AM »

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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2014, 12:35:13 PM »
What I do is I keep a fast CF card in my body (only 8gb, 800x) and I shoot shoot shoot.  Then when there is a break in the action, I'll put in a 32gb sd card and copy everything over.  Remove the sd card, delete the shots on the CF card.  Rinse and repeat.

I'm sure others would be concerned about the deleting what is on the CF card just in case a file is corrupted... but that hasn't happened yet...

Wouldn't it just be easier to have a couple extra CF cards to swap out when they get full?
Yep... but I'm too cheap to pay for cards that lose value very quickly over time. 

Heck... even brand new, a $30 card will lose half of its value when selling on the secondary market...

Hmm...ok.

I guess I never buy anything with the thought of selling it again.
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Remember, he who dies with the most stuff.....wins!!
Not the one with newer stuff?  ;D

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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2014, 01:40:44 PM »
What I do is I keep a fast CF card in my body (only 8gb, 800x) and I shoot shoot shoot.  Then when there is a break in the action, I'll put in a 32gb sd card and copy everything over.  Remove the sd card, delete the shots on the CF card.  Rinse and repeat.

I'm sure others would be concerned about the deleting what is on the CF card just in case a file is corrupted... but that hasn't happened yet...

Wouldn't it just be easier to have a couple extra CF cards to swap out when they get full?
Yep... but I'm too cheap to pay for cards that lose value very quickly over time. 

Heck... even brand new, a $30 card will lose half of its value when selling on the secondary market...

Hmm...ok.

I guess I never buy anything with the thought of selling it again.
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Remember, he who dies with the most stuff.....wins!!
Not the one with newer stuff?  ;D

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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2014, 02:11:52 PM »
Remember, he who dies with the most stuff.....wins!!
Sounds like a good line for a tomb stone ;D
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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2014, 02:31:20 PM »
Remember, he who dies with the most stuff.....wins!!
Sounds like a good line for a tomb stone ;D

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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #20 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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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2014, 03:35:00 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.
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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #22 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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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2014, 03:59:02 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

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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #24 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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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2014, 04:12:35 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!!!

Shooting RAW to both CF and SD will slow down your shooting significantly from what I've read of others attempting the same thing. The SD slot only works at around 10-15MB per second and the CF slot will slow down to accommodate that speed for simultaneous writes to both cards. Hopefully, they will ditch CF for the new ultra-fast SD in the next 5D.

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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2014, 04:15:46 PM »
Or hopefully they will ditch SD for 2 really fast CFs

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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2014, 04:40:13 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

Not updated since March 2013 but still informative...

http://www.robgalbraith.com/camera_wb_multi_page7de5.html?cid=6007-12452

You can see that there are fast CF cards and some that are slower than SD... You can also see that spending the money on a fast CF, and only writing RAW to that slot, will give you the maximum results... You can also see that, incrementally, the faster SD cards will still do a little better...

Me, I have (2) SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB CF cards and (1) SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SD card... I write RAW + Large JPG to each card - I have never hit the buffer... Then again, I am not a spray-and-pray photographer - I bought the 5DIII because that second slot buys you peace of mind... Every shot is recorded in both formats to both cards - have never lost an image with SanDisk - cannot say that about Lexar cards that I have owned... YMMV...
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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2014, 05:09:39 PM »
Or hopefully they will ditch SD for 2 really fast CFs
An sd card is convenient for me because I have a shot in my computer for sd cards, but not cf. 
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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2014, 05:41:04 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.

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Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2014, 05:41:04 PM »