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This is a discussion on memory cards within the Digital photography forums, part of the Photography & Fine art photography category; I usually transfer the data off the card and onto two seperate external hard drives as soon as I get ...

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    I usually transfer the data off the card and onto two seperate external hard drives as soon as I get home. I really only use two memory cards, and have a couple as backups. Nothing is kept on my computer hard drives. If the computer crashes, I do not want to lose the images. As long as the external hard drives remain working, the images will always be there. Each time I get a new hard drive, I copy the best images so I have 3 or 4 copies of the best images and do not worry about running out of space this way.
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    I have an 8GB SDHC card that I keep re-using. I never fill it. I usually dump my photos to disk almost daily so it never really fills up. The card I'm using now is one I got for Christmas. I've taken about 1200 photos with it (I'm averaging about 400/month) but usually have at most 200 on the card at once. Why do I feel like I should be knocking on wood?
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    400 a month? Maybe I should slow down. Since I got the new camera on Monday, over 600 actuations.............
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjeling View Post
    400 a month? Maybe I should slow down. Since I got the new camera on Monday, over 600 actuations.............
    Wow, 600 since Monday!

    I expect an increase in the spring but so far 400 is my average. I don't really get out as much as I would like because I don't enjoy shooting in the cold very much. How much, I wonder, are others doing? Am I not practicing enough?
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    No, I think this is just an obsession to me. 600 is probably a lot to anyone in three days if they arent doing this as a job. Plus it was 70F here the past couple days. How could I not go out and take the camera with me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjeling View Post
    N... Plus it was 70F here the past couple days. How could I not go out and take the camera with me?
    Well, it warmed up to 5C (41F) today and the wind was still kind of cold. If it was hitting 70F I'd probably be out doing some more shooting myself.

    PS: I hope you have a big freaking hard drive! 1.5TB drives are selling for $150 bucks now. Stick a few in a Drobo and you'll be all set.
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    I have about 700gb in hard drive space. About 30gb of pictures, and around 45gb of music. I like taking shots at different DOF to see which one turns out best. When I find it, Ill keep that one picture and a few others around it and discard the rest. A terabite of space is a bit much for me at this point. In the near future Ill be getting one, but would rather use $150 for a battery grip or some lights or whatever else I can think of at the time.
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    I never bu ya memory card over 4gb and actually prefer to use 2gb cards with my 10mp camera.
    The reason is for safety. If I'm shooting an event and I take say 1200 - 2000 photos, I'd rather they were spread across several cards instead of one large one in case that card fails or is lost or damaged in some way.
    Most professionals I know do the same thing for the same reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iguanasan View Post
    How much, I wonder, are others doing? Am I not practicing enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    If I'm shooting an event and I take say 1200 - 2000 photos, I'd rather they were spread across several cards instead of one large one in case that card fails or is lost or damaged in some way. Most professionals I know do the same thing for the same reasons.
    That’s just how I look at it, too. I know people who use 16G cards for events and in my view, that’s an invitation for disaster. I’ve been told that many, if not most, failures occur during the transfer to your hard drives at home. Irregardless of recovery software, that’s a chance I’m not willing to take.

    Do you shoot raw+jpeg, and if so what size jpeg?
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