Orquid "Phoenix"

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The funny thing about memory cards is that cost to size isn't always linear. For example, you might buy a 4GB card for $50, but the 8GB might only be $75 or it might be $150. That's just an example, the threshold for where the big price shift happens changes as technology and capacity improve. So, in terms of price, it will depend on the capacities you want. ...


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My preference is always to carry at least 2 memory cards, just in case something goes wrong. At the moment, that means I'm carrying around one very large card and one smallish card. While I like having the capacity of the large card and not having to worry about running out of space, I'd feel naked without some sort of backup.


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There is likely a hidden folder on the card somewhere that is using up your space. Using a utility like DaisyDisk on the Mac will help identify the missing space, and let you clean it up. I have found that some cards have ".Trashes" folder that gets created and keeps copies of a bunch of junk you've deleted in the past. removing this folder will let you ...


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Canon's User Guide (and Wikipedia and dpreview) list the camera as compatible with SDHC cards, which has a maximum size of 32GB. It'd be unusual for something to list as SDHC compatible and not be, and a quick google for memory card problems didn't turn up much of anything. I'd feel pretty confident using any SDHC card.


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Buy whatever suits you best. If you have breaks in your shooting style that allow for swapping cards, two cards may be the way to go. If you are shooting high paced events that don't allow a lot of time to swap card, or if you are good at losing small items, one card may be a better choice for you. I know as many photographers who have lost pictures by ...


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This really comes down to personal preference, however there are a few best practices that should be advised: Carry a spare card, or even a few spares. Stick with more reputable brand cards. Use a backup solution on a daily/per-shoot basis if you wont be transferring to your computer until much later. Personally I prefer the largest card that I can ...


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The Canon 500D takes SDHC cards up to 32gb. Any Class 6 or above will make sure that there is never a slow down from the cameras buffer filling up, and the 30MB/s card you mention is a Class 10 card so plenty fast. I just bought two of those myself to replace my 16gb PNY as I get a bit of slow down shooting raw occasionally


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So, you already know it has to be fast enough. When looking at speeds, make sure the write speed is fast enough. Some manufacturers quote a very high number of read speed, which does not help much with the camera. Reliability should be your next concern. The best brands such as Sandisk, Lexar and Kingston back their cards with a lifetime warranty, showing ...


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Well, I use a 15Mb/s Sandisk Ultra 16Gb (which is only a class 4 I believe) and I have no issues. Burst mode and bracketing can have some issues while waiting for sync from internal memory, but I have yet to find a shot missing when doing an import. If you are wanting consecutive high burst frames, then yes, you might want a faster card but then again, I ...


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I prefer to carry at least one spare card outside the camera. That way I am not surprised to find I was not looking at the working card's utilization. So, think of the second card as a reserve. I use a high-speed professional kind card as the working one and am not particular about the reserve card. I have felt (and heard/read about) various memory ...


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Personally, I prefer to take a few medium sized memory cards ... If you find a memory card has gone bad for some reason (rare, I know, but it happens) you can switch to another one. You can segregate major subjects easily ... so if you're traveling and are focusing on a certian theme, you can use one card for the theme and another card for snapshots. If ...


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Macs place a hidden file and folder on mounted volumes. The file is always small but if you delete files from the card using Finder then they will end up in .Trashes until the the trash is emptied. Some other possible reasons might be you have done some kind of move or copy/delete, or copied something to the card, or maybe you never formatted the card when ...


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I prefer having several medium sized cards, which I rotate between at regular intervals. This has the effect of breaking up my shots into smaller groups and decreasing the risk of losing a large number of shots. I don't worry too much about it though, as I have never actually had any corrupted cards, but I know that is a risk so I try to minimize it. I ...



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