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View Poll Results: How will you use dual memory cards?
Extra capacity (overflow) 3527.13%
Backup (write same data to both cards) 3426.36%
Raw on one card, jpeg on the other 4031.01%
Photos on one card, video on the other 75.43%
Other (please explain) 1310.08%
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10-20-2013, 01:08 AM   #46
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I'm sure I've seen Pentax statements saying the O-FC1 will not be available until the end of December. So it is probably up to the retailer how much time before a product is released they like to advertise it.

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Start Using SD Cards Once Only?

I would definitely use dual slots to shoot DNG and JPG separately.

My usual method with SD cards is to remove one from the camera and immediately replace it with a freshly formatted one. That way the slot in the camera is never empty. Then I upload the DNGs to my computer, store them on the internal and on an external hard drive, and reformat the SD card so it will be the next replacement card. I have two 32GB cards I use this way, plus I keep one stored inside my battery grip for emergencies.

But lately, as SD card prices have come down, I've been thinking I shouldn't reformat my cards and reuse them. Instead I should treat them like film negatives: as the precious raw data for my images that should be archived. In fact I was thinking I would keep them in a safe deposit box so if the worst happens and my house burns down I won't lose my original data (I just can't bring myself to trust "the Cloud").

I don't shoot thousands of shots per session - more like in the 300 - 500 range (a lot of 5-image HDR brackets). It takes a while to fill a 32GB card. At least 6-8 shooting sessions. For me that would be one or two cards per month.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ENicolas Quote
But lately, as SD card prices have come down, I've been thinking I shouldn't reformat my cards and reuse them. Instead I should treat them like film negatives: as the precious raw data for my images that should be archived.
I think that's an idea worthy of serious consideration.
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Depends

on the occasion.

Special events - backup

Other - overflow

If reports showing Flu-card work fine, I might get one of those.

/ Lars

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I think mainly as:
Extra capacity (overflow)
but i choose Other from the poll because depend from the situations.
For example for important stuff:
Backup (write same data to both cards)
While if on the same event is nice take some video:
Photos on one card, video on the other
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Since I am definitely going to be ordering the K-3, I would use them for: No. 1: RAW, No. 2: JPEG.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lukinosity Quote
I've NEVER even come close to filling a card. So mine extra slot will be empty most of the time, but I imagine sometimes it might be nice to have one for RAW and the other for JPEG.
similar experience here. I have the dual slots on my 645D set for overflow and have never once come close to needing this feature. I don't shoot JPG nor video, but I can see some utility for those who do.
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My idea would be to put a fast card in the first slot, and a slower, cheaper, very large capacity card in the second for backup. I don't know if the slow backup card would affect camera performance.

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It will depend on what I'm doing. If I get the FLUcard I will send JPEGs to that and have them sink with the iPad as we are shooting so we can make some adjustments, and working with bands we often post to the bands social media stream as we are working to let their fans know something new is coming. For events I will use it as a RAW back-up.
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I plan on putting porn on one card, G-rated photos on the other.

I hate it when I want to show someone a shot on the LCD (street photography, cityscapes, night photography) and I have to quickly thumb past the things they shouldn't be viewing.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bats Quote
I plan on putting porn on one card, G-rated photos on the other.

I hate it when I want to show someone a shot on the LCD (street photography, cityscapes, night photography) and I have to quickly thumb past the things they shouldn't be viewing.

Put the porn on the FLUcard and stream it to the internet where it belongs

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Hi rawr:

No mention of why, just said that they have all info from Pentax-Ricoh Canada and the Pentax FLU card is not on the list, therefore they will not be stocking it. I have had a search on other Canadian camera store sites and can't find it listed. Additionally it is listed on Adorama site but not B and H, hoping that it is an oversight.

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I selected "other" because you can double the writing speed of the buffer when writing uneven numbered images to card 1 and even numbered images to card 2.
Why? Because I hate waiting and not being able to shoot the next burst of images, even with 400X Lexar cards! :-)
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I selected "other" because you can double the writing speed of the buffer when writing uneven numbered images to card 1 and even numbered images to card 2.
Cool, I didn't know that was an option.

I started this thread because I've never used two slots before. I'm really liking the idea. I said I would mainly use the second card for raw+ jpegs, but once I see the available choices and the write speeds, I may change my plan.
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Thats how I would define sequential use ;-)

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