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11-16-2006, 03:47 PM   #1
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will you switch to SDHC cards?

The new K10D brouchure has a chart that shows 4gb card = 237 raw shots. Will you convert over to SDHC cards for this or other Pentax cameras? I hate that it takes a new card reader. I love my Lexar because it reads all the formats. May be a while before that happens with new card.
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No - I don't think I will. I do not like the idea of putting so many images on 1 single card. Personally I'd rather have 4 1GB cards with me. (Got several of those).
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im w/ red hawk...a few 1 giggers.....maybe when im gonna go away for an extended time..where i cant or wont have access to a pc...i might spring for something bigger
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I agree -- redundancy is always the best, because if you lose one you're cutting your losses. Also, if anything happens to a 4gb card, a large amount of pictures are gone.

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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
The new K10D brouchure has a chart that shows 4gb card = 237 raw shots. Will you convert over to SDHC cards for this or other Pentax cameras? I hate that it takes a new card reader. I love my Lexar because it reads all the formats. May be a while before that happens with new card.
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I'm sticking with my EP (Extreme Performance) x155 SD cards- they're faster anyway.

Rak, you'll never lose your photos on an SD, so rest assured. I've only lost my data once, and that was when I dropped a 340Mb (huge at the time) microdrive in 1999.

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True, but when I first mentioned "losing" one I meant physically -- if you lose one card, you still have 3 more. Of course, if you only have one card, you'll never lose it anyway because it will stay in the camera.
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True, but when I first mentioned "losing" one I meant physically -- if you lose one card, you still have 3 more. Of course, if you only have one card, you'll never lose it anyway because it will stay in the camera.
Just leave the first in your camera and the second in your laptop

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I bought 2 2G SD cards...

Hi!

When I picked up the K10D yesterday, I bought 2 2G Sandisk Extreme III cards. The write speed of the K10D seems noticeably faster than the DS. I haven't done any timing on it to prove it, though. I didn't want to worry with a different reader and I'd prefer to have separate smaller cards instead of one big card.

Of course, that preference might change when I take pictures of this year's Christmas show at the rink. At the rate I filled up the 4 1G cards I had last year and had to change them out to the laptop to clear off the shots so I could use them again, if I do the same this year I will probably really regret not getting bigger cards.

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At this point, I think they just cost to much.
I noticed that samsung has just made an 8G card, but the read/ write speeds are around 6mb/sec, less then the min. 10mb/sec required for the k10 to function at its best.
I am going to get which ever size is a good price, but am not going under 1G as I am planning on doing more then a few .raw shots.
I don't think I will get a better deal then this http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0665000FS10064636&cat...gon=&langid=EN
darn it is only one rebate per household..... maybe I will use my dad's address
boy the waiting is driving me

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Transcend 4GB Secure Digital Card, Ultra Speed 150x (read 22.5MB/sec, write 22.5Mb/se

just bought one of these from Misco in the UK (Transcend 4GB Secure Digital Card, Ultra Speed 150x (read 22.5MB/sec, write 22.5Mb/sec - Misco.co.uk. After buying a 'slow' 4 GB Datasafe I had to return it and went for this one instead.

As I shoot a lot of events, I prefer to have all the capacity available without having to change cards. Its not as fast as advertised (from tests on a K100), but does about 1 RAW every two seconds after the buffer is full.

Formated it recently and no problems or worries with the card so far
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