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May 14, 2024 18:59:53   #
PAR4DCR Loc: A Sunny Place
 
Longshadow wrote:
When I remove the card for moving images to the computer I leave the camera "handy" until I'm done and replace the card before putting the camera away.




Don

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May 14, 2024 19:19:21   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
RKastner wrote:
I rotate my cards...I have 3 cards. So my workflow is:

1. Import onto my MacBook Pro
2. Reinsert the card into the camera
3. Format the card
4. Replace card with oldest used card

I just don't like using the same card repeatedly.

Whatever trips your breaker!

I NEVER format my cards.......
Not in over 10 years.

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May 14, 2024 21:44:32   #
CamB Loc: Juneau, Alaska
 
Longshadow wrote:
Whatever trips your breaker!

I NEVER format my cards.......
Not in over 10 years.


The cards are just little hardrives that only need to be formatted once for the camera they are used in but I clear the card almost every day after use and reformatting seems the quickest way to do that for me.

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May 14, 2024 21:50:04   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
CamB wrote:
The cards are just little hardrives that only need to be formatted once for the camera they are used in but I clear the card almost every day after use and reformatting seems the quickest way to do that for me.

When I copy the images to the computer via Explorer, and after Carbonite has backed them up, I highlight all the images on the card and click delete. Pouf... Easy peasy.
Then the card goes back in the camera.
No formatting of the card.
Been doing that for ten+years.

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May 14, 2024 21:57:29   #
CamB Loc: Juneau, Alaska
 
Longshadow wrote:
When I copy the images to the computer via Explorer, and after Carbonite has backed them up, I highlight all the images on the card and click delete. Pouf... Easy peasy.
Then the card goes back in the camera.
No formatting of the card.
Been doing that for ten+years.


Well, that sounds pretty easy.

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May 14, 2024 23:20:51   #
SuperflyTNT Loc: Manassas VA
 
Longshadow wrote:
When I copy the images to the computer via Explorer, and after Carbonite has backed them up, I highlight all the images on the card and click delete. Pouf... Easy peasy.
Then the card goes back in the camera.
No formatting of the card.
Been doing that for ten+years.


I don’t use Explorer. I upload them directly into Lightroom. It’s pretty easy selecting format in the camera menu.

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May 15, 2024 00:13:29   #
gwilliams6
 
Longshadow wrote:
I want three slots!
I'm really skeered that I might loose them on the other two slots.
Maybe I should get four slots.

What in the world did we do for so long with only one card slot.......


LOL, and what did we do before car seat belts, car air bags and anti-lock brakes, before microwave ovens, before cell phones.

As smart individuals we take advantage of all the technological advantages we have today, and still honor the past.

I still have a classic sports car but it does have airbags and anti-lock brakes and traction control, but no rear view camera standard or collision-avoidance tech, LOL. .

Feel free to only use a single card slot camera if it fills your needs, and/or is all you have, no problem.

As a working professional I choose to roll with the added redundancy that i didn't have in the past with single card slots, or a single roll of film.

As a photojournalist covering breaking events, often I need to pass off one card to an editor and/or corporate media rep. for their immediate use while I continue to shoot, and still have a complete set of images in my control, long before I have the time to download them. Dual card slots work great for what I do, just a fact.

It makes for much less stress, and I am all about reducing stress ,while still offering and delivering the best photography services I can to my paying clients, and that includes image redundancy for them.

Do what you wish and what works for your professional clients, and be happy.

Cheers and best to you.

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May 15, 2024 06:56:32   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
gwilliams6 wrote:
...
Feel free to only use a single card slot camera if it fills your needs, and/or is all you have, no problem.
...
....

Well, since my cameras only have one slot,
I think that's all I'll use...

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May 15, 2024 07:37:12   #
Jeffcs Loc: Myrtle Beach South Carolina
 
Mac wrote:
Once here on UHH someone told me that I must not love my photos because my camera had only one card slot and I couldn’t back up the photos on another card.
Even now I use the second slot for overflow and not backup.
A second card slot is nice, but I don’t think it’s a must. Like bsprague said a spare card (and battery) in the pocket is no problem.
Before digital, film cameras could only hold one roll at a time—no backup.

Mac apparently you are fortunate enough never to have a failed card

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May 15, 2024 07:48:17   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
CamB wrote:
The cards are just little hardrives that only need to be formatted once for the camera they are used in but I clear the card almost every day after use and reformatting seems the quickest way to do that for me.

That works for you.
I simply delete since I'm already in Explorer, no extra steps required.

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May 15, 2024 08:03:00   #
Canisdirus
 
Longshadow wrote:
That works for you.
I simply delete since I'm already in Explorer, no extra steps required.


Make sure to never use those cards for different electronics...you will be increasing your odds at getting corrupted data.
Formatting avoids all of that...and it's just as easy to do...and faster.

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May 15, 2024 08:18:03   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
mwsilvers wrote:
Jerry, have you ever had a card fail on you while you were out shooting? If you had a bag with you, don't you keep a spare card in it?


No, I haven't. I have two SanDisk MicroSD cards that I can't use because they are supposedly locked. If they had locked themselves while I was shooting, I'd be up a creek. Both of them have files on them which I can't access.

No "solution" has worked for me.

https://www.google.com/search?q=locked+microsd+card&oq=locked+microsd+card&gs_lcrp=EgZjaHJvbWUyBggAEEUYOTIICAEQABgWGB4yCAgCEAAYFhgeMggIAxAAGBYYHjIICAQQABgWGB4yCggFEAAYDxgWGB4yDQgGEAAYhgMYgAQYigUyDQgHEAAYhgMYgAQYigUyBggIEEUYQdIBCDQ5MjVqMGo0qAIAsAIB&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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May 15, 2024 08:30:42   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
bsprague wrote:
For those of us with lesser cameras (!), keeping a spare card in the case, bag or pocket is the only solution.


You could also carry two cameras.

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May 15, 2024 08:37:00   #
b top gun
 
I use SD cards only once, especially after I have been on Nikon holiday. I copy all files to two other external storage devices then archive the particular SD card; SD cards have really come down in cost, even the 128GB ones I prefer. I have yet to have to fill up an XQD or CF Express card. I have become more selective of the images and videos I shoot now. Two years ago I went with an old friend, we flew into Las Vegas then spent a whole week circumnavigating the entire Grand Canyon region...Hoover Dam, Sedona, South Rim of GC, up to Page and the Lake Powell area, Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks...that whole trip I don't think I took a thousand shots total? Same friend, we went to Alaska for the first time for both of us; put over 1,700 miles on our rental vehicle; I did not take more than a thousand shots including cell phone pics. Just getting more selective as I get older???

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May 15, 2024 08:51:46   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Canisdirus wrote:
Make sure to never use those cards for different electronics...you will be increasing your odds at getting corrupted data.
Formatting avoids all of that...and it's just as easy to do...and faster.

Not a worry.
The cameras are the only things that use them.
Memory sticks for one camera, SD cards for the other.
No chance of accidentally swapping them.

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