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08-16-2010, 10:04 AM   #16
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Very useful info. Thanks,

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QuoteOriginally posted by yusuf Quote
This MUST be enhanced by Pentax, 9999 is ridiculously low.
I hope you're being sarcastic....

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
And they are gping to do something about this how?
Perhaps by inventing their own naming convention?
Perhaps by some sort of higher math where they can fit more numbers into a 4 number place setting?
The industry standard is XXXX-####. How are they supposed to get more than a 4 digit # out of this?
Think about it for just a moment before you answer.

Every computer geek knows that answer to that one. Hexadecimal, or base-16 numbering. That way, the numbers go from 0001 to FFFF (65,535 in base-10).

You could easily use base-36, using digits 0-9 and A - Z, which would take you to 1,679,616.
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QuoteOriginally posted by noblepa Quote
Every computer geek knows that answer to that one. Hexadecimal, or base-16 numbering. That way, the numbers go from 0001 to FFFF (65,535 in base-10).

You could easily use base-36, using digits 0-9 and A - Z, which would take you to 1,679,616.
Americans have enough trouble with the metric system to start counting with letters :-)

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I use the file number of my images as part of the sorting of the images as each file requires its own individual number i just use the file numbers, the way around the 4 digital limitation and multiple cameras was solved for me with the customisable file names with the K20D/K7, my naming standard has become for the K20D,

K2AXxxxx.dng and for the K7 K7AXxxxx.dng

The first two digits tell which camera model the image is from, the A tells me which camera it is A being main B being the backup so on and so forth. The next digit which i can change with the camera gets assigned to a number to tell me where i am at as far as the number of images so at the start it is a 0, after 9999 shots it becomes a 1 so on and so forth.

Once i get to 99,999 and i run out of numbers in my sequence I simple change that digit to a letter up till i get to Z in which case my camera having done nearly 2.6 million actuations will settle down to a nice retirement. I don't foresee having to use the letters at the rate i shoot at i don't burn through my camera like some here do.
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