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Is there a performance penalty by using dual cards in a camera?

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Why is my dSLR not capturing images and lagging?

First test, throw away all your old cards & buy new ones. From your symptom description is it far more likely to be a card [or potentially contacts] issue than camera. SD cards are far from ...
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What's the practical difference between two Canon 50mm f/1.2 L lenses?

They're two totally different designs that just happen to be the same (nominal) focal length and apertures. The New FD 50mm f/1.2 L debuted in 1980 with 8 elements in 6 groups. As with all FD lenses, ...
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What's the practical difference between two Canon 50mm f/1.2 L lenses?

Given that the RF design has three aspherical elements and one UD (ultra-low dispersion glass) element (overall, 15 elements in 9 groups) and the old FD design only has one aspherical element (overall,...
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Why is Nikon D7000 unable to do two RAW shoots per second for a long time?

This kind of fast then slow performance (as you correctly guessed) will be because of the image buffer filling up. Using a faster card will help until you reach the limit of the camera's circuitry - ...
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In what way do battery grips improve performance?

Two batteries in parallel at the same voltage can supply more current than one of them alone can. If we were talking about car or truck engines we would say we have twice as much torque (current) at ...
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How do I reduce blurriness when shooting dancers on stage?

Photography in a theatrical setting is one of the most challenging forms there is, both in terms of pushing the equipment you use to the absolute edge of their capabilities and in terms of requiring ...
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What's the practical difference between two Canon 50mm f/1.2 L lenses?

I like Michael's answer, but I don't see anyone mention the different flange focal distances of the two systems. The lenses obviously need different optical formulas because they project light rays ...
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What's the practical difference between two Canon 50mm f/1.2 L lenses?

In general, lens design is the one thing that has really got better in the last 30 years or so. Modern lenses are designed by getting computers to do the experiments that are needed after the lens ...
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Is there a performance penalty by using dual cards in a camera?

As the camera theoretically has to make the double amount of writes, is there a performance impact? (especially whilst shooting RAW continuous and filling the buffer). There almost always is a ...
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What was Bob Parent's "Signature Technique," and how is it visible in this (linked) photo?

Bob Parent's first camera that he used in the jazz clubs of New York was a 4x5 Speed Graphic. It is also known that when he first started, he used a flash held in his left hand as far off camera as he ...
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In what way do battery grips improve performance?

Modern cameras don't use simple electric motors. Their power is not directly proportional to the voltage provided, it stays the same whatever voltage applied. Reading several sources I can deduce ...
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Why is Lightroom so incredibly slow?

A few versions ago, I had to disable my graphics card because of issues like what you are describing. Under Preferences/Performance there is a check box. Probably not the issue but worth a try. If ...
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In what way do battery grips improve performance?

It might sound silly to you, but my two main reasons for using a grip are these: 1) Better balance and inertia when using big lenses 2) My pinky finger no longer slips off the bottom of the camera
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Slow thumbnail loading when lots of images on memory card

Any drive connected by USB is going to be slow, because USB is a big bottleneck. You could use software which can cache thumbnails to a different directory (geeqie, for example, on Linux) and only ...
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Relative performance of single lens on different format sensors

Short Answer You usually gain a bit from cropping out the edges of the image circle.ยน You always lose a bit by increasing the magnification ratio to display the image from a smaller sensor at the same ...
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Relative performance of single lens on different format sensors

The only way to know how a lens and camera body will perform together is to test them together. While a smaller sensor will crop out the edges and corners of the image, which do tend to have poorer ...
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Lightroom performance: Differences with compressed / uncompressed RAW files?

If you're talking about how long it will take your machine to open and display an interpretation of the information in the raw file it's most likely fairly negligible. Of course it would depend on ...
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Changing small delay before loading full resolution in Lightroom Classic

This delay is internal setting and I think Adobe do not provide a way to change it. What you can do is to build smart preview and select Lightroom to use smart preview for editing. This will speed-up ...
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Will my GoPro 5 Hero Black work with Verbatim Premium SDHC Class 10

Yes it should be suitable. All current GoPros say they require a minimum of class 10, which this card is. All the recommended cards for the Hero5 Black are UHS-1, which your chosen SD card is. UHS-...
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Performance difference between different GPUs

There is no simple answer to that because : The same GPU in 2 differents systems doesn't give the same performance. It depends on a lot of things (BUS speed, to name the most obvious, thus the ...
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Is Lightroom 4 quicker if I use a separate catalog per image folder?

This is an old question with answers. But it's still relevant so I wanted to clarify a bit, as LR 5 still behaves sluggish when catalogues grow large. It doesn't matter so much how many images you ...
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Why does my Fujifilm FinePix S1800 have far greater shutter lag in EVF mode than in LCD mode?

As has been addressed in a comment to your question, it could do with the amount of memory the camera has, and how much processing it needs to do. If all other parameters are equal (settings, subject, ...
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Does Lightroom actually rewrite the *ENTIRE* DNG file on every metadata change?

If the metadata is integrated into the main file then the main file is generally rewritten by the majority of operating systems/file systems in most computing systems used by photographers. I'm not ...
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Why is Nikon D7000 unable to do two RAW shoots per second for a long time?

Do you have distortion correction turned on? If you do, try turning it off, because it affects the buffer capacity negatively and yet it isn't hard to batch apply it in post.
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