Playing it safe: Prepare for your worst day
The α850 faults out with the 133x speed CF cards. I have a few ... and they do not work after a couple shots. The FF camera buffer is trying to write faster than the card can --> CF Error!
Originally Posted by Gopher
Obviously, most people are unaware of this problem until they attempt it. If you read through several of the SONY DSLR forums, you will find plenty of references to this issue. I have tried to warn people of it, when I discovered it, myself.
Coverage of the issues was in this thread (page 18/post# 177)
No one is suggesting you NOT off-load what you can, when you can. Doing that is just prudence.
What I am suggesting is NEVER running out of room. Shoot until you go blind ... you have the room for RAW + JPEG (why skimp with the best?) Each image will take roughly 36 MB (w/ both RAW & JPEG). Do the math.
Look, we all have our ways of doing this ... and may good fortune follow us all.
Having a resource of relatively unlimited storage, for an all-day shoot, is simply magnificent. In fact, in doing so, I suggest that you had better have a second and third set of batteries to keep up! I know I do. ;)
Decide as you know you must how to do it best ... help you, it can. :D