need more CF cards

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  1. Ptyler22

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    I currently have 2, 8gb transcend cf cards and I want another 16gb worth of memory. What would be the cheapest way to do that? One 16gb? two 8gb... write speed isn't a huge issue but the 133x cards I have now are just fast enough so I don't want any slower than 133x. I saw kingston has a 16gb for $33 on amazon. Is that pretty much the cheapest?
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    I think you should get 2X 8gb since if the 16gb card breaks down you lose all you photos and you dont have a card to shoot with. With 2X8gb if one breaks you have another one.
     
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    Well if the 8GIG breaks down you lose 8GIGS worth of photos. If its gonna break its gonna break. I would get the 16GIG simply because the price point is that good.
     
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    Personally for my 40D & 30D I have eight (8), 4 gig cards. That way when I am shooting an event if I have a card failure I loose only a portion of the event, not the whole thing. Card failure rarely happens, but then so are plane crashes. It only takes once.
     
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    Good advice. While card failure is rare, human error is frequent. Data loss is more often the result of user error. It doesn't matter the cause; spreading the pictures across multiple cards reduces the extent of the loss when it does occur.
     
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    so maybe I will just go with 2 more 8gb transcend cards, they are only like $23 each, and that way I don't have only one card if it fails, and I also won't have like 20 cards that I need to keep track of.
     
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    Wait. Are you going to SELL the current cards you have? If you don't you already have backup cards.
     
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    I use alot of smaller cards. Sometimes I shoot two or three events a day and just change the card for each event.
     
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    No I'm not selling them, I'm just adding more because now that I'm shooting professionally I am shooting RAW I need more memory. I'm shooting a two day concourse in Rhode Island, and I figured I will probably take more than 1100 pictures.
     

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