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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3007 times:

I am shocked at the ammount of pictures you can fit on to a 512MB CF card, which is used by a 350D.

I think that on the large, with the curved line setting, it holds 78 photos  Wow!

I thought they would have held more.

I am planning on buying a 1GB CF card, so how many would they hold, when on the right setting.

Tom.


Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
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User currently offlineCxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

A 1GB CF will hold about double that of the 512MB, simple as that.

Better, if you can afford it to buy a 2GB CF, but try a Sandisk Extreme III as they write and download a lot quicker than the standard.

If you wish, message me and I can suggest a couple of places where you can look to pick one up at reasonable cost.


User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2985 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Thread starter):
I am shocked at the amount of pictures you can fit on to a 512MB CF card

Once you've sussed out the large, fine setting on your camera (see your other thread) I think you'll find you can probably get double the number of shots on a card.


User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

Try http://www.picstop.co.uk/Compact-Flash-(CF)/Order_1/Page_2 if you're buying a new one. I just bought a 2GB Kingston 50x write CF card for my dad. They're quite a bit cheaper than what you'd pay on the highstreet.

Tim.



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User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2958 times:
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You must have your camera setting on RAW.
A 512 will hold 140 to 150 shots on the highest settings on a 350D so check your camera settings
Don't shoot Raw unless you know how to use it well.
Cheers



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User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2946 times:

Mine will hold 224 on a 1GB card, and about 124 on a 512MB card, but mine's not a Canon.

User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2939 times:

I bought a pair of 2GB Lexar professional 80X cards, they are costly but make life much easier. I get a bunch of pics when in Raw mode, the counter on the camera says 188 but I get a bit more I think.

User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

Quoting Cxsjr (Reply 1):
Better, if you can afford it to buy a 2GB CF, but try a Sandisk Extreme III as they write and download a lot quicker than the standard.

I agree, the Extreme III's are awesome!

Mike


User currently offlineManc From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

anyone got one of these?
http://www.integralmemory.com/product_categ.aspx?prid=65
or is it best to stick to Sandisk?



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User currently offlineViper911 From Russia, joined Oct 2005, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

i have Dimage Z20 and a 2gb scandisk card, it can hold 774 max quality pics.

User currently offlineMrk25 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 225 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

Quoting Manc (Reply 8):
anyone got one of these?

I have a 1GB version, very fast. I use this as my main card. I will definately buy more of these. I would think they would give Extreme III's a run for there money.

Mark


User currently offlineManc From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

the reason I posted was I have the 1G one and its been good for me so far, however I've never tried a Sandisk.


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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

Well folks.

Thanks for the info.

This evening I purchased a 1GB card from 7DayShop.com.

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/prod....php?cPath=777_6&products_id=64323

Hopefully it will arrive ready for my AMS trip. Big grin

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineKereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

Quoting DC10Tim (Reply 3):
2GB Kingston 50x write CF card

I recently bought one of these too and it is awesome. It will hold 366 raw and 561 fine jpg on my D70. I haven't actually filled it yet to confirm these figures but I am happy with it.

Cheers,
Colin



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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2788 times:

Have the SanDisk Ultra II with 2GB and got it for around 98 Euro for my 350D and it holds about 800 pics. At first it only shows something around 530 pics but it gets more the more you shoot - depending on the pics taken. Don't buy a card which is more pricey and better than your camera can handle it...keep in mind that you don't need to save more pics in a second than your 350D can produce.

Georg


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2782 times:

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 14):
Don't buy a card which is more pricey and better than your camera can handle it...keep in mind that you don't need to save more pics in a second than your 350D can produce

Even if your camera can't keep up with the speed of a faster card, it's still a good idea to get the fastest card you can afford since it'll help on the Card > PC transfer end. That is of course if you don't mind dishing out a few extra $ to save some time.

Mike


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

OK, I've just been messingf around with the camera settings a bit and can still only get 132 photos out of the 512MB card  cry 

I thought I would have been able to get more out of the card.  Sad  cry 

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2730 posts, RR: 41
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 16):
OK, I've just been messingf around with the camera settings a bit and can still only get 132 photos out of the 512MB card

You will get more, the camera can compress the files, so you fit more on.



Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlinePhilhyde From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2710 times:

Quoting Mikephotos (Reply 15):
Even if your camera can't keep up with the speed of a faster card, it's still a good idea to get the fastest card you can afford since it'll help on the Card > PC transfer end. That is of course if you don't mind dishing out a few extra $ to save some time.

I didn't notice any speed increase in downloading until I bought a USB 2.0 CF card reader. Talk about zippy!

cheers,
Phil



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User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 41
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 16):
OK, I've just been messingf around with the camera settings a bit and can still only get 132 photos out of the 512MB card

That sounds just about right for a 8MP camera:

http://www.picstop.co.uk/pdf/image_count.htm



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

don't you love compressed NEF (lossless of course)? Saves a lot of cardswapping, I get something like 250 shots on a 2GB card instead of 125  Smile

Using Kingston cards now, bit cheaper and a bit faster both than Sandisk or Lexar, and not made in the PRC (which is a big factor for me personally).



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Thread starter):
I thought they would have held more.

They will hold even less as you raise the ISO.


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 21):
They will hold even less as you raise the ISO.

I have not touched the ISO, it is the same as when I got the camera.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 22):
I have not touched the ISO, it is the same as when I got the camera.

Maybe you should try when you want to get your pics here on Anet.

Georg


User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2730 posts, RR: 41
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Tom,

With all respect, I really think you should invest in a good photography book, one that starts with the basics. Yes, you can learn off your own back, but by learning from a 'pro' you'll gain a much more extensive knowledge in photography.

You really need to know your settings before you do anything with your camera!

Simon.



Simon - London-Aviation.com
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