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    CF card question

    Hi all,
    I like to get me a second CF cart but do not really know which would be the biggest possible card size for a 20D.
    Can someone give me any advice on this?
    Klaus!

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    I am not sure on that question, but I do remember hearing that a few smaller cards is better than one large one!!

    I have 2x 8 g, 1x 2g and a 1g

    The theory being that it is wiser to prepare for the possibility of failure at some point and it is better to lose 8 g of pics as opposed to 16, 32 and upwards.

    That's just me and I will be interested to hear other thoughts on this matter!!
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    I am not sure there is a maximum size that the camera will take. Seabees advice is sound. I Have 16GB cards but multiples of 8GB would probably be better from a security / safety view point.

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    Looking around on Google it seems that 8Gb is the largest you can use in the 20D if you format in camera. If you use a 16Gb card in it, the camera will only recognize it as 8Gb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Skool View Post
    Looking around on Google it seems that 8Gb is the largest you can use in the 20D if you format in camera. If you use a 16Gb card in it, the camera will only recognize it as 8Gb.
    See something I didn't know lol, thanks Russell !!
    Something I also do as good practice is format the card every single time I put it back in the camera!

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    Thanks everyone for your advise, i will then go with another 4 gig and a 2 gig card and that`s should be plenty for me then!
    Cheers Klaus!

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    I have 3 8G, 1 4G and 3 1G Cards for my 400D and 7D and have never wanted more. At the ATV festivle over Easter I took over 1200 shots with the 7D on the one 8G card.
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    Lexar have introduced new 256Gig cards.
    Enough for a lifetime of photos!

    Won't be long, and we'll have 2 Tb cards!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seabee View Post
    I do remember hearing that a few smaller cards is better than one large one!!
    That's just me and I will be interested to hear other thoughts on this matter!!
    There are 2 trains of thought to this subject and it depends on what you are shooting and if you are liekly to change your cards during a shoot.

    Yes it will limit the damage if you are using multiple cards and one fails (eggs in one basket and all that). But, if you are changing cards often, a larger size limits the chances of losing a card when changing or even shooting over the top by mistake.

    Very dependent on your own style and thoughts on this one.
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    It may depend on your shooting setting. RAW will use a lot of memory on your card but if just JPEG smaller cards are fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by virgal_tracy View Post
    shooting over the top by mistake.
    How do you do that, if that were possible you couldn't use two different cards as I do when shooting two events on the same day.
    Keith

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