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06-11-2011, 08:43 PM   #1
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I will be ordering a K-5 from B&H with a 100MM WR tomorrow, along with a WG-1.
What are the recommendations for 16 gb SDHC memory for the K-5? I will buy four 16 gb. cards (have plenty of 4 gb). Money not a top concern, just good performance and reliability. I am a macro shooter. Will be working in the forest in India and Thailand so don't need failures. Have 6 weeks to checkout the performance before departure.
I compared Delkin class 10 at $65, Lexar 133x at $65 for 2 pack, PNY class 10 at $28.

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QuoteOriginally posted by john mood Quote
I will be ordering a K-5 from B&H with a 100MM WR tomorrow, along with a WG-1.
What are the recommendations for 16 gb SDHC memory for the K-5? I will buy four 16 gb. cards (have plenty of 4 gb). Money not a top concern, just good performance and reliability. I am a macro shooter. Will be working in the forest in India and Thailand so don't need failures. Have 6 weeks to checkout the performance before departure.
I compared Delkin class 10 at $65, Lexar 133x at $65 for 2 pack, PNY class 10 at $28.
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Why not 32GB cards?
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i use 32GB Sandisk Extreme Pro. At a certrain point though, if you're happy with the speed you get from what is available to you, then no real problem
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QuoteOriginally posted by manishved Quote
Why not 32GB cards?
If you don't shoot movies smaller card sizes are better (I prefer lots of 4GB) because if something goes wrong with a BIG card (lost or stolen even) you loose everything in one hit.

Particularly if you are away from "civilization" lots of small cards are better.
(This advise is borne out of experience).

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well, lesson I learned. do not buy the cheap SDHC. just buy the expensive one.....
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Appreciate all the recommendations. Schraubstock has a good point with smaller cards.
4 gb=241 raw, so why risk a malfunction on a 16 gb card and maybe lose all.

Thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by john mood Quote
Appreciate all the recommendations. Schraubstock has a good point with smaller cards.
4 gb=241 raw, so why risk a malfunction on a 16 gb card and maybe lose all.

Thanks.
4 GB is only 160-165 RAW pictures. That is about 2 minutes of continue clicking
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Lexar Professional SDHC were on sale recently in the US, might still be. Bought two 16GB class 10's for $70. Not terribly much more than "off-brand" class 10's, and well worth the peace of mind. (Oh, and I can fill both cards in a busy weekend, so I have Sandisk Extreme Pro 8GBs as backups!)
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Transcend are very good and cheap
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I think just buy Sandisk Class 10 card is fine.
I bought a cheap brand one before, even though it is class 10 run very slow, I think was a defect, so returned, and bought the sandisk class 10 one. very good.
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Small cards are not a good idea. More cards to go wrong, more chance of something going wrong in changing the cards, not losing them, and keeping track of empties and fulls. Better to get quality big cards.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
4 GB is only 160-165 RAW pictures. That is about 2 minutes of continue clicking
Hi Ron
I must admit I have to re-program my thinking; With modern digital photography it is now quantity over quality. (Where is the Sarcasm smiley)

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QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
Small cards are not a good idea. More cards to go wrong, more chance of something going wrong in changing the cards, not losing them, and keeping track of empties and fulls. Better to get quality big cards.
Hi

I totally miss your logic. "More cards to go wrong" - What has the quantity to do with "more" to go wrong. Are you saying smaller GB cards fail more often? If you have one big card and it fails you it is a 100% loss, if one card fails you out of 10 it is a 10% loss.

And what is so hazardous about changing cards? As far as keeping track of 5 or 10 cards , are you managerial skills so poor that you find it difficult ?

I mark my ten 4GB cards each with a number and I count down as they get used and before I put a new one in the camera I write lock the old one.

In finance there is a saying "Never put all your eggs in one basket", the equivalent in digital photography would be: "Never put all your images in one big card"

In Vietnam recently I had a card confiscated by an overzealous guard, he made me remove it from my camera. I offered to erase the card but he wouldn't have a bar of it. (Maybe he knew you can unerase).

So for me it is lots of small cards anytime, and if one big card works for you, that's fine. (Until disaster strikes)

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