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Can a broken CF card break a camera?

I recently made a stupid mistake of putting a broken CF card back into my Canon 350D. The result of this was that now the camera only shows "no CF" on the LCD, but refuses to do anything else. No ...
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how to get canon eos-5d mark ii RAW files using USB cable and BYPASSING the eos utility

I had my CF-card reader die on me a few times (ie, it suddenly stopped working: instead of being recognised, and then allowign me to access the CF card, it was "cycling", ie appearing/disappearing ...
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Is a micro-SD card to SD adapter to CF adapter a reliable alternative to a CF card?

I need more memory than my current CF card can hold. I also have some adapters lying around. Would it be wise to start using a microSD card in an SD adapter in a CF adapter for event photography? ...
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Why are CF cards so much more expensive than SD cards?

I have noticed that two cards -one CF and one SD - from the same manufacturer, with the same specifications have a significant difference in cost. The CF card costs several times more than the SD ...
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Do these colored streaks mean that my CF card is bad?

I have been shooting with the same Nikon d700 for about three years (about 200k clicks). I started seeing a streak run across one out of every 250 images (example here: http://wp.me/aRb6L-1lT). So, I ...
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Why does my Canon Rebel XT only recognize 7.8GB of my memory card?

I have a Lexar 16gb CF card. Whenever I format it in my camera (a Canon Digital Rebel XT), it only recognizes 7.8 GB of storage. If I format it in my computer, in the computer it shows 15.6 GB, but ...
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How to view/erase images from both CF and SD cards on Canon EOS 5D mk3?

I've been trying to setup my Canon EOS 5D mk3 to shoot in "backup mode". I have two cards: 32GB CF 8GB SD I've set it like the following: SET UP1 menu ------------ Record func.: Rec. ...
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Photos taken on unformatted compact flash card

I inserted a SanDisk 32GB compact flash card thinking I'd formatted it. I was able to take 100's photos on a recent holiday. When I tried to transfer them to my computer I was informed on the computer ...
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How to determine the year of manufacture of a (SanDisk) Compact Flash card?

Flash technology works in such a way that CompactFlash cards wil eventually "wear out". This happened to one of my cards at a wedding, and experience I did not enjoy (I was able to recover the data ...
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Minimum speed CF card required for a 7D?

What is the minimum speed CF card required for using a 7D for both recording 1080p video and also continuous shooting for RAW+JPEG? Similar to Should I get a fast CF card? i essentially want to know ...
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What should I do about this strange CF behavior, where I lost tonight's pictures?

I have taken over 14,000 photos with my Canon 7D and loaded them into my Windows 7 desktop computer the same way, by inserting the CF card into my computer's reader. The point is that I know how it ...
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Should I get a fast CF card?

I'm wondering whether I should go for a faster card (e.g. SanDisk Extreme series) or can do just fine with slower card (e.g. SanDisk Ultra series) for use with Canon EOS 7D. I'm not planning to ...
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How to upload multiple CF/SD cards fast?

What tools are available out there (hardware and software) to upload CF (and SD) cards fast? I am looking for a unit that can take multiple at a time. After shooting a Wedding, for example, you are ...
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What's the difference between CF and SD cards?

What's the difference? Why do professional cameras support CF but amateur models don't? Both are flash based, both support FAT filesystems — what's the difference?
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My DSLR appears to be corrupting CF cards — get new camera or repair?

I have a Canon Rebel XTi which has been ruining CF cards (when I try to see the pictures it tells me the CF card is corrupted--three different cards which were formatted). Anyway I want to know if I ...
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Is a card reader faster than connecting camera via USB?

I've heard that compact flash readers allow your computer to much faster read the photos off the camera, than when you connect your camera over USB. Is that true? What about other card formats, like ...