CF Cards, 4-8gb

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by logan9967, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. logan9967

    logan9967 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I just started shooting RAW and noticed how few (About 130) pictures I can hold. I need to get a new CF card at minimum 4gb so in the 4-8gb range, since there isn't much of a price jump.

    Anyway, anyone have any problems with higher gb cf cards? or does anyone want to suggest any? I'm thinking either San Disk or Promaster.

    Thanks everyone
     
  2. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,523
    Likes Received:
    344
    Location:
    North New Jersey, United States of America
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I prefer the Higher end SanDisk or Lexars.

    For an 8mp camera, I still prefer a handful of 1gb cards simply because you limit your loss if/when a card gets damaged or corrupted.
     
  3. logan9967

    logan9967 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    that's what i mean, have any cards ever failed on you?? if they have a tendency to then i would rather have more 1gb's then a 4-8gb thats going to break
     
  4. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    9,713
    Likes Received:
    203
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    All cards will fail. It's a limitation of flash memory. I think you get 100000 re-writes out of them. I've taken 50000 photos on the one card and I just replaced it.

    You could also try taking more care when photographing rather than taking so many photos only to delete half of them on the computer. Afterall what would you do in the film days? (Disregard this comment if you're shooting sports or weddings)
     
  5. logan9967

    logan9967 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    thanks for the tips! i didn't know that they actually had a fail estimate to them. and yeah it does make sense to limit pictures, especially since my laptop only has about 30gb hard disc left
     
  6. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,523
    Likes Received:
    344
    Location:
    North New Jersey, United States of America
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yes....
     
  7. Double H

    Double H TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    550
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Around the corner from the Turkey Hill, PA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
  8. frXnz kafka

    frXnz kafka TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Messages:
    517
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maine
    You should be saving on an external harddrive anyway ;)
     
  9. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,523
    Likes Received:
    344
    Location:
    North New Jersey, United States of America
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I use a handful these in 1gb sizes:

    [​IMG]

    with an Epson image tank.
     
  10. gendarmee

    gendarmee TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    If i were you, i would just get a couple of 1 gb or 1GB & 2 GB cards, and also, the larger card u get the slower the writing is going to become, so its better to have a couple of fast cards than have one large, expensive & sluggish card.


    Sony and a Card manufacturing company(dont precisely remember which one), were coming out with 16, 32 gb card and they said the capacity would double every 3 months!
     
  11. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,643
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Bolivar, MO
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I have one of these Transcends in an 8GB. I use it when I shoot lots of pictures that don't matter a whole bunch, but the inexpensive price tag makes me not want to use it for one-time events.

    or two...
    (12,000 lost pictures, 4 lost website project files, and a year of lost financial documents taught me a good lesson)

    not necessarily...
     
  12. logan9967

    logan9967 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    i have a 200gb external but i backup'ed my other computer with it before my laptop and i was going to take it, But then the harddisc on the other computer failed!! so until i get it fixed and put the info back on i can't use the external :(

    also my 1gb card now is aging, i have no idea how close is to its fail time but its near. so a new card (set of cards) is coming. i guess i'll stick with san disc. and i'm thinking two more 1gb's and one 2gb. i'll keep the 1gb's in the bag for overflow or vice versa
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

better to used 4gb or 8gb cf card

,
how many photos can 8gb compact flash hold
,
how many photos does a promaster 8gb hold
,
how many photos does a promaster cf card 8gb hold?
,
how many pictures 8gb with canon 20d
,
how many pictures can an 8gb hold on cannon eos 20d
,
how many pictures does a 8gb cf card hold
,
how many pictures does a 8gb compact flash card hold
,
how many pictures will a 4gb cf hold in eos 20d
,

who manufactures promasters cf cards