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  1. #41
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    Not really, Rooz: i7 quad core.

  2. #42
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    Update equipment for school ...

    Okay, I went to Calumet Photographic and bought a 64GB 420x Calumet ProSpec CF card and now can shoot 1315 RAW + JPEG shots with it. Now, that's my kind of storage.

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    Doing the math, for the number of shots this puppy can hold, straight form the back of the α850:
    • 1315 RAW + JPEG
    • 1770 cRAW + JPEG
    • 1665 RAW
    • 2472 cRAW
    • 2710 X.FINE
    • 6217 FINE
    • 9354 STD


    The JPEGs are computed at the "L:24MP" file size ... if you pick either of the smaller forms ... the number of shots exceeds 10,000. Obviously, these numbers are a lot like what you get out of a 32GB card in the α700.

    So, there are your numbers, Peter, for ONE card. $269 at Calumet Photographic, for a student under "Educational" pricing. It is about $310 for normal pricing.

    Oh, BTW: That SONY 70-400 f/4-5.6 G SSM ... eats batteries like nobody's business. Have an extra set, if you buy this beast!
    Last edited by DonSchap; 07-21-2010 at 08:38 PM.
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    lol the one man retail stimulus package strikes again.
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  4. #44
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    Look, if you guys aren't going to hold up YOUR end ... well ...

    Now, where's that five-week holiday I am missing out on?
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    computer memory get sucked up when loading up big cards......be warned

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    Eggs, get your eggs, they are all here in this one basket, get your eggs...
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  7. #47
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    And with a re-badged card, who knows what lies beneath?

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    Cool Sharing ...

    I have had two of these cards ... and, well, not an issue. I have not heard of any, either, so for what it is worth ... certainly buy SanDisk or whatever "name brand" you desire for that "mental health" and "ease of sleep" you will have.

    I have shared my effort in all this. That was always the point.

    I have bought name brand lenses and gotten burned right out of the box. I have found that nothing is perfect.

    Let's do a little test. Put your right hand out ... okay, now grab some "nothing." Inspect it. See how perfect it is? Of course not, perfect or not, there still is nothing there. What's wrong with you?

    Anyway, have a great day.

    BTW: Here is a list of all the name brand CF manufactures

    * A-DATA
    * ATP
    * Canon
    * FujiFilm
    * Kingston Technology
    * Kodak
    * Lexar
    * Memorex
    * Olympus
    * Panasonic
    * PNY
    * Ritek
    * SanDisk
    * Samsung
    * Sony
    * Swissbit
    * Toshiba
    * Transcend
    * Verbatim Corporation
    * UMAX
    Last edited by DonSchap; 07-22-2010 at 07:18 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  9. #49
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    And I hope you don't have any issues with your Calumet card. All I'm saying is that a re-badged card may well have second or third grade components inside, you just don't know. After all the only reason they do it is to increase their margin.

    Calumet are listing the Sandisk 32GB at the same price as their own, albeit with cash back. The Sandisk is real quality and carries a lifetime warranty.

    You describe that as a list of Manufacturers, but I'm pretty sure thats not true of all of them and some of them should be given a wide berth. If you buy memory for your MP3 player, practically anything will do; the same cannot be said for your DSLR memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
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    BTW: Here is a list of all the name brand CF manufactures

    * A-DATA
    * ATP
    * Canon
    * FujiFilm
    * Kingston Technology
    * Kodak
    * Lexar
    * Memorex
    * Olympus
    * Panasonic
    * PNY
    * Ritek
    * SanDisk
    * Samsung
    * Sony
    * Swissbit
    * Toshiba
    * Transcend
    * Verbatim Corporation
    * UMAX
    ROTFL. I'm impressed at the free time you have. And money for gear!

    hey - I don't see Calumet Photographic.

    Your calculations take into account that a "megapixel" is not equal to "megabyte", and that some room is taken for formatting, right?

    On Canon; RAW gets compressed a little so size varies.

    TedD - good one.
    Last edited by Gopher; 07-22-2010 at 01:02 PM.
    Lots of Canon DSLR stuff.

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