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    Will getting a faster memory card help with the speed of taking photos?

    I've been shooting in RAW lately and noticed it take a little longer between photos (I think, or it just might be in my head). Most of the time I use a class 4 15mb/s sd card. Will using a faster one improve the speed of taking photos? Can the D5000 even write at 30mb/s?


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    Re: Will getting a faster memory card help with the speed of taking photos?

    jdeg, go to page 215 of your users manual, "Memory Card Capacity". You will find the information you are looking for.

    "The following table shows the approximate number of pictures that can be stored on a 4 GB SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC card at different image quality and size settings."

    Your camera will handle up to a 30MB/s card. The camera should store your shots faster at that rate. That's as fast as the camera is programed to work. A faster card than 30MB/s won't make it store any faster. Hope this helps.
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    Re: Will getting a faster memory card help with the speed of taking photos?

    I've got a 30mb I'll give you if you have some glue...lol
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    Re: Will getting a faster memory card help with the speed of taking photos?

    Duck tape works too.

    Knowledge is POWER!

    Okay, I'll hush up now.

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    Re: Will getting a faster memory card help with the speed of taking photos?

    [QUOTE=Joseph Bautsch;9760]jdeg, go to page 215 of your users manual, "Memory Card Capacity". You will find the information you are looking for.
    QUOTE]

    Mercy Joseph, sending the site admin to the manual seems a little harsh...
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    Re: Will getting a faster memory card help with the speed of taking photos?

    Sorry, did not intend it to be offensive, just factual and informative.
    Last edited by Ruidoso Bill; 12-09-2010 at 03:57 AM.
    Happy shooting,
    Joseph

    William Faulkner: "Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
    Jonathan Swift: "You can't make a Silk Purse out of a Sow's Ear." (Especially if you think you can fix it in post processing.)

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    Re: Will getting a faster memory card help with the speed of taking photos?

    Thanks Joseph - I'm sure I could've found the answer but I figured others might have the same question

    Actually, google is getting better at indexing the site...
    Google
    Last edited by Ruidoso Bill; 12-09-2010 at 03:58 AM.
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    Re: Will getting a faster memory card help with the speed of taking photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Bautsch View Post
    Sorry, did not intend it to be offensive, just factual and informative.
    Geeeeze Joseph, Lighten up, just a little humor my friend...
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    Re: Will getting a faster memory card help with the speed of taking photos?

    Bill, I think your card is a CF, a D5000 uses a SD He will need a shoehorn to go with the glue or tape

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    Re: Will getting a faster memory card help with the speed of taking photos?

    You're correct, maybe I should take a SD card apart. Actually my old Oly C8080 uses both cards (CF & SD).
    Last edited by Ruidoso Bill; 12-10-2010 at 11:50 PM.
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