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    AS card question

    Not quite sure if this is the proper place for this question but I'll ask anyway. Do you folks divide up your ad cards into specific groups, meaning one for portraits, one for sunsets, one for landscape, etc or do you do that on the computer? Wondering if I need to buy more than 4 or 5.


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    Re: AS card question

    By AS / ad card, do you mean SD (or 'memory') card?

    No, I don't. Any sorting is done at the computer. Far easier and quicker then in the field fumbling around for 'that' card.
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    Re: AS card question

    For me it's card to hard drive, sort in Lightroom, backup on another hard drive, format memory card and it's ready for the next time I pop it into the camera.
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    Re: AS card question

    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    By AS / ad card, do you mean SD (or 'memory') card?

    No, I don't. Any sorting is done at the computer. Far easier and quicker then in the field fumbling around for 'that' card.
    Yeah I was typing that on my Kindle. I love how it knows more than I do what I'm saying.

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    Re: AS card question

    No, any chategorizing is done in Lightroom with keywords
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    Re: AS card question

    I do use my cards in a way that is vaguely like that. But it's based on the performance needs for the subject, not just because it's a different subject per se.

    I have two sets of cards: high write speed, slow write speed. If you are shooting action, like a sports event or something with bursts of action, then a card that clears your camera's buffer more quickly is desirable. That's when I use the high write speed cards. The lower write speed cards are in my bag as backup, if I run out of space. Portrait, tabletop, architecture, street -- there's never a buffer issue for those subjects, so no need for a card with a high write speed. So I swap. The high speed cards are backup, the lower speed cards are in the camera.

    Memory cards have a life cycle. What the stats are on how many write cycles before failure I don't know. I've never had a card fail that way, but other photographers apparently have. I'd never had a piece of gear fail in the field during a shoot. And then one day I did. So, two things. One is, no need to use an expensive fast card when it isn't necessary. If you are shooting subjects like portraits or architecture, you could probably stick with lower write speed cards. That saves money. Two, after a couple of years, you might buy a new card to mix in to your rotation. Particularly if you have a dual-slot camera. That way you don't have two cards that are the same age with the same number of write cycles in your camera at the same time. Whatever the stats are on cycles to failure, you're playing the odds better.


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    Not quite sure if this is the proper place for this question but I'll ask anyway. Do you folks divide up your ad cards into specific groups, meaning one for portraits, one for sunsets, one for landscape, etc or do you do that on the computer? Wondering if I need to buy more than 4 or 5.
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