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06-24-2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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File numbering question

I just crossed over 10,000 frames on my K10d. I noticed that the file number still has 100-xxxx. My question is: shouldn't it be 101-xxxx? It would seem that I will have two files with the same number. Also, I noticed that initially after passing 10k, the file number was again below 10K. I don't know if it had something to do with changing out SD Cards. I usually try to format my cards in camera. You can say that it doesn't matter but I like to know how many shots I have taken. So far I haven't had any problems loading images as I feared the computer would ask if I wanted to 'replace duplicate file.'

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I think regardless of what the camera names the *folder*, you're going to have duplicate *file* names if you aren't already in the habit of renaming them on import. I use a a renaming scheme of the form:


where MJS are my initialy, YYMMDD is the date shot, and ### is the original sequence number from the camera. I'll never have duplicates unless I shoot 10,000 in a single day. - not something I expect to ever do.
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Thanks Marc. Good advice as usual. I bet if you tried you could get those 10k shots in one day.

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