big, long trip.....

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  1. julie32

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    hey guys

    going on a big trip in two weeks and I need to get some last minute stuff. I only have 2 1GB cards, I think I should get 2 2GB cards. Is there a certain brand I should use ( I have a canon 20d)? Prices for these cards are all over the place differing from 9.99 to 128.99.

    Also needing an extra battery, BP511A, where is the best place to get that the cheapest way?I went on ebay, but can I trust that??

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    130 bucks for a 2gig card - what the cheese?

    And do you not have a laptop to take w/ you?

    You can grab 4GIG cards off Amazon for like 30-40 bucks. You don't need the "ultra" stuff. Hell if you have already upped your ceiling to 130 - just get an 8GIG card. . .it'd be the only one you'll need for a long while, and you'll not actually need to take it out of your camera (unless you do have a laptop, and it accepts cards).
     
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    I use the slow no-name brands of ebay. "OEM" cards. Never had a buffer under-run while shooting, and never a problem with them. Cheap as chips really. There is definitely no reason to go above the Sandisc extreme III speed wise. Your camera probably can't write to it any faster anyway.
     
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    thanks guys! I don't think I am going to take my laptop.
     
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    I would. Think about where you're going and what you'll be photographing. I took my laptop and camera with me to Japan and I was dumping pictures every day. Taking a laptop (if you have one) just means you don't have to worry about rationing your photo-space.
     
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    I would recommend taking your laptop too. Even if you don't have to use it, its better than needing it and not having it.

    I use the Sandisk Extreme III cards because it saves some time on the transfer from card to computer.
     
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    I dunno if getting one single card with tha much space would be a good idea. If that card craps out, ur pretty much screwed. Arent larger cards less stable anyway?
     
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    Why would they be less stable? And if the card is always in the camera - shouldn't be too much concern about it getting lost. I've never had a card fail on me. Plus if she has laptop, the pictures wont be on the card for very long.
     
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    yeah i think having multiple cards is better than getting one large one. its piece of mind. i would take your laptop too, being able to dump your photos every day will allow you to get away with less memory (cards). the money you wont need to spend on cards by taking your laptop can be used for a decent battery... :)
     

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