Canon 50D I can't get the CF Card to Format. Need help.

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  1. TCampbell

    TCampbell Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The limit on FAT32 filesystems is generally 32GB. Anything larger uses something else and for cameras it is usually exFAT format. But the 50D pre-dates the existence of the exFAT filesystem so it doesn't know how to deal with those cards.

    Card sizes are typically powers of 2... e.g. 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, etc. but I don't think anything bigger than 32GB will work on a 50D.


     
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    Thanks again very much. I now have CF cards that work with my camera. Took it to my first family gathering since I purchased it. I need a lot of practice.
     
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    Thanks very much CF cards now are working
     
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    Original katomi No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just for info
    There are adapters that allows you to use a sd card in your camera.... stay away from the cheap ones.
    I use sd cards a lot and thought I would save cash by using an adapter. They did not work , sometimes the pic would not save, transfer rate was appalling and to add insult to injury the adapter got stuck in the card slot...
     
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