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Sep 13, 2018 15:53:45   #
rthompson10
 
All,
Picked up a used Canon 1DX and have some questions and advice needed
CF cards- when transferring to PC do you leave in camera? Have heard issues with pins bent vs SD cards
Shooting high school sports under bad lighting. Is there an Economical solution to get the reach my 70-200 2.8 had on my 7d2? I know a converter will get get close but at 4.0? May look at renting 3rd party Sigma 120-300. Any other suggestions/thoughts?

Thx

RT

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Sep 13, 2018 16:03:50   #
PixelStan77 (a regular here)
 
rthompson10 wrote:
All,
Picked up a used Canon 1DX and have some questions and advice needed
CF cards- when transferring to PC do you leave in camera? Have heard issues with pins bent vs SD cards
Shooting high school sports under bad lighting. Is there an Economical solution to get the reach my 70-200 2.8 had on my 7d2? I know a converter will get get close but at 4.0? May look at renting 3rd party Sigma 120-300. Any other suggestions/thoughts?

Thx

RT
Just me, I use a quality card reader to import my images.

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Sep 13, 2018 16:07:53   #
MT Shooter (a regular here)
 
rthompson10 wrote:
All,
Picked up a used Canon 1DX and have some questions and advice needed
CF cards- when transferring to PC do you leave in camera? Have heard issues with pins bent vs SD cards
Shooting high school sports under bad lighting. Is there an Economical solution to get the reach my 70-200 2.8 had on my 7d2? I know a converter will get get close but at 4.0? May look at renting 3rd party Sigma 120-300. Any other suggestions/thoughts?

Thx

RT


Card readers are much faster than USB cable transfers. Just be sure the card is properly aligned when re-inserting it back into the camera, bent pins are a real CF card issue and expensive to repair.

Rent the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 OS Sport lens, you will be majorly impressed with it!

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Sep 13, 2018 16:09:51   #
CHG_CANON (a regular here)
 
Bent pins are a risk. However, the quality of cards and cameras have increased over the years. My Dell computers have a CF slot and I've never had a problem (going on 5-years) of taking the CF card from a 5DIII to the Dell slot to offload the images to the computer. You can also connect a USB cable to the camera and the computer.

The 1DX was Canon's top ISO camera until the vII. Consider renting a 1.4xIII extender and / or the Sigma f/2.8 zoom and see which works better vs cost before purchasing.

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Sep 13, 2018 17:05:48   #
rgrenaderphoto (a regular here)
 
rthompson10 wrote:
All,
Picked up a used Canon 1DX and have some questions and advice needed
CF cards- when transferring to PC do you leave in camera? Have heard issues with pins bent vs SD cards
Shooting high school sports under bad lighting. Is there an Economical solution to get the reach my 70-200 2.8 had on my 7d2? I know a converter will get get close but at 4.0? May look at renting 3rd party Sigma 120-300. Any other suggestions/thoughts?

Thx

RT


The critical failure point of CF cards is bent pins from insertion/removal. Leave in camera and transfer via USB.

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Sep 13, 2018 17:41:38   #
Gene51 (a regular here)
 
rthompson10 wrote:
All,
Picked up a used Canon 1DX and have some questions and advice needed
CF cards- when transferring to PC do you leave in camera? Have heard issues with pins bent vs SD cards
Shooting high school sports under bad lighting. Is there an Economical solution to get the reach my 70-200 2.8 had on my 7d2? I know a converter will get get close but at 4.0? May look at renting 3rd party Sigma 120-300. Any other suggestions/thoughts?

Thx

RT


In 10 yrs of using CF cards, I have only had one bent pin failure. If you are careful, there should be no issues. On the other hand, I have had several problems with USB jacks in cameras and other devices getting damaged from stress - and needing repair or replacement. If you use your camera for tethering, it can be more of an issue than a bent CF card pin. I only use card readers, and exercise a little care - nothing special, mind you - when inserting the card in the reader or the camera.

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Sep 13, 2018 19:50:00   #
TriX (a regular here)
 
Gene51 wrote:
In 10 yrs of using CF cards, I have only had one bent pin failure. If you are careful, there should be no issues. On the other hand, I have had several problems with USB jacks in cameras and other devices getting damaged from stress - and needing repair or replacement. If you use your camera for tethering, it can be more of an issue than a bent CF card pin. I only use card readers, and exercise a little care - nothing special, mind you - when inserting the card in the reader or the camera.


Completely agree. One bent CF pin taught me to be careful with inserts, and I have had several mini/micro USB female connectors fail after hundreds (nowhere near the rated 5,000) of insertions. While the CF connector isn’t cheap to replace, the USB port is REALLY expensive, so I use a card reader and insert CF cards back into the camera VERY carefully.

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Sep 14, 2018 06:34:43   #
Fotomacher
 
rthompson10 wrote:
All,
Picked up a used Canon 1DX and have some questions and advice needed
CF cards- when transferring to PC do you leave in camera? Have heard issues with pins bent vs SD cards
Shooting high school sports under bad lighting. Is there an Economical solution to get the reach my 70-200 2.8 had on my 7d2? I know a converter will get get close but at 4.0? May look at renting 3rd party Sigma 120-300. Any other suggestions/thoughts?

Thx

RT


I have been using CF cards since 2000 when I had an Olympus C2500L DSLR. I have NEVER had a bent pin. As for “reach”, depending on the final image size, you can crop your captures rather than using a lens with more tele.

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Sep 14, 2018 06:48:07   #
traderjohn (a regular here)
 
rthompson10 wrote:
All,
Picked up a used Canon 1DX and have some questions and advice needed
CF cards- when transferring to PC do you leave in camera? Have heard issues with pins bent vs SD cards
Shooting high school sports under bad lighting. Is there an Economical solution to get the reach my 70-200 2.8 had on my 7d2? I know a converter will get get close but at 4.0? May look at renting 3rd party Sigma 120-300. Any other suggestions/thoughts?

Thx

RT


For me, I take it out of the camera stick in the slot on my Mac, download to LR then take it out. Put it back in the camera. In the last 5 years, I have never had a problem.

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Sep 14, 2018 08:42:03   #
markngolf (a regular here)
 
As others have pointed out, a quality card reader and a little care with insertion, is my choice. I have two Transcend card readers(TS-RDP8K & TS-RDF8W) Used them for 7+ years without issues. I've used readers with SD & CF cards for 16+ years. I did have one CF card with a bent pin caused by an inferior reader.
Mark
rthompson10 wrote:
All,
Picked up a used Canon 1DX and have some questions and advice needed
CF cards- when transferring to PC do you leave in camera? Have heard issues with pins bent vs SD cards
Shooting high school sports under bad lighting. Is there an Economical solution to get the reach my 70-200 2.8 had on my 7d2? I know a converter will get get close but at 4.0? May look at renting 3rd party Sigma 120-300. Any other suggestions/thoughts?

Thx

RT

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Sep 14, 2018 08:46:25   #
mgoldfield
 
rthompson10 wrote:
All,
Picked up a used Canon 1DX and have some questions and advice needed
CF cards- when transferring to PC do you leave in camera? Have heard issues with pins bent vs SD cards
Shooting high school sports under bad lighting. Is there an Economical solution to get the reach my 70-200 2.8 had on my 7d2? I know a converter will get get close but at 4.0? May look at renting 3rd party Sigma 120-300. Any other suggestions/thoughts?

Thx

RT


Ah! The curse of full frame. Just shoot with your 7D2.
I doubt the 1DX would give you a significant improvement.

Or . . . get a lens with a longer reach.

M. Goldfield

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Sep 14, 2018 08:51:56   #
burkphoto (a regular here)
 
traderjohn wrote:
For me, I take it out of the camera stick in the slot on my Mac, download to LR then take it out. Put it back in the camera. In the last 5 years, I have never had a problem.


Macs have SD, SDHC, and SDXC card readers. No Mac comes with a built-in Compact Flash (CF) card reader.

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Sep 14, 2018 08:54:20   #
traderjohn (a regular here)
 
markngolf wrote:
As others have pointed out, a quality card reader and a little care with insertion, is my choice. I have two Transcend card readers(TS-RDP8K & TS-RDF8W) Used them for 7+ years without issues. I've used readers with SD & CF cards for 16+ years. I did have one CF card with a bent pin caused by an inferior reader.
Mark


At my age I am no longer careful about insertion.

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Sep 14, 2018 08:55:21   #
traderjohn (a regular here)
 
burkphoto wrote:
Macs have SD, SDHC, and SDXC card readers. No Mac comes with a built-in Compact Flash (CF) card reader.


Don't have a CF

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Sep 14, 2018 08:57:05   #
markngolf (a regular here)
 
traderjohn wrote:
At my age I am no longer careful about insertion.



Mark

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