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May 15, 2024 12:12:10   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
coolhanduke wrote:
Deleting is not the same as formatting.
Constantly deleting files without formatting may cause corruption.

I'll let everyone know when it happens to my cards.
So far it's only been 10 years with no corruption for some cards,
only 5 for others.

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May 15, 2024 12:49:52   #
Mac Loc: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia now Hernando Co. Fl.
 
I have a camera that has one card slot plus 64gb internal storage. They can be set for overflow, redundancy and one for JPG and the other for DNG (RAW)

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May 15, 2024 13:17:07   #
gwilliams6
 
Longshadow wrote:
Well, since my cameras only have one slot,
I think that's all I'll use...


As I said, that is fine if it is all you have, and all you need.

Cheers

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May 15, 2024 13:20:52   #
coolhanduke Loc: Redondo Beach, CA
 
Longshadow wrote:
I'll let everyone know when it happens to my cards.
So far it's only been 10 years with no corruption for some cards,
only 5 for others.


In my opinion, one corruption is one too many.

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May 15, 2024 13:21:33   #
epd1947
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I grabbed my D750 and went out to take pictures earlier. When I got home, I removed the SD card and saw that there was only one card in the camera. I had removed the other one to process some pictures, but I didn't replace it. If the camera didn't have a second slot, I would have been out of luck. Of course, I could have opened the SD door to see what was in there before I left. I did check to make sure the battery was good.
I grabbed my D750 and went out to take pictures ea... (show quote)


It’s been quite some time since I have used Nikon cameras - but I seem to remember a menu setting that would not allow the shutter to fire if there was no SD card in place - you might look into that to avoid any future mishaps.

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May 15, 2024 13:22:12   #
gwilliams6
 
Thomas902 wrote:
There is a marked and critical difference between a Tool and a Toy...
Namely one is used primarily to generate a revenue stream the other?

Worked briefly with another photographer in my market as a Makeup Artist on his assignments.
He had been shooting weddings for an agency that had recently dropped him.
Why? Because he was using a Nikon D700...

Some guys just can't get their head around the brutal fact that a Wedding Event is likely this most important day in a women's life... So sad but I've seen this again and again... And it's the primary reason I would typically mention to all my bridal makeup clients during their Trial Makeup session... "You would be wise to book with a female photographer if at all possible, in as they fully realize the worth/value of that very "Special Day".

Single Card Slots are great for those who enjoy "playing" with their "Toys"
Commercial Event Photographers are fully cognizant of the potential of a "career ending" disaster....

But hey, this is UHH which is virtually devoid of Wedding Photographers now.
I recently listed one of the very best Nikon options for Wedding Events (a Pro Nikkor 70-200mm) on UHH's Buy/Sell forum, zero responses even though my price point was considerable below KEH, B&H and mpb. UHH members simply aren't much into commercial photography, oh well.

And yes I have a D700 which I use for "Product" photography where those images can easily be recreated.
In fact for "Product" work, I typically have well over a dozen different illumination scenarios before I call in a wrap.

If by chance you are interested in Commercial Photography, more specifically Wedding Photography I recommend investing time on flickr... There you will find a multitude of Commercial Photographers active in the aforementioned. https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=Wedding+Photographers

Cheers, and btw, I consider Dual Chard Slots mandatory if you are a Commercial Shooter booked for a Wedding Event (paid work).
There is a marked and critical difference between ... (show quote)


Yes dual card slots are mandatory for professional paid work. Glad in this day we have cameras with them.

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May 15, 2024 13:24:39   #
Canisdirus
 
Longshadow wrote:
I'll let everyone know when it happens to my cards.
So far it's only been 10 years with no corruption for some cards,
only 5 for others.


Murphy says...it will happen when you take your best ever image.

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May 15, 2024 13:43:53   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
coolhanduke wrote:
In my opinion, one corruption is one too many.

Yes it is.
When I get one, I'll let you know.

That reminds me, I probably have a card or two I need to plug into the computer to recharge the cells.
After all, they are CCDs.

Just to let you know I'm not pulling this stuff out of the air (or someplace else),
I'm a retired Component Test Engineer, so I know a bit about ICs.

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May 15, 2024 14:11:10   #
Martys Loc: Lubec, Maine
 
I always put my car keys next to the battery charger every time,.....then if I go someplace I'm always reminded,....
I do the same thing by putting my car keys in the refrigerator,...when I do not want to forget my ice water or snacks or lunch,.....as long as I remember where my car keys are,....I'm ready to go.

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May 15, 2024 14:16:09   #
gwilliams6
 
Canisdirus wrote:
Murphy says...it will happen when you take your best ever image.


Yep,

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May 15, 2024 14:19:21   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Escaped from the NYC area, back to MA
 
Martys wrote:
I always put my car keys next to the battery charger every time,.....then if I go someplace I'm always reminded,....
I do the same thing by putting my car keys in the refrigerator,...when I do not want to forget my ice water or snacks or lunch,.....as long as I remember where my car keys are,....I'm ready to go.


My car keys are always in my pocket. It's nice having an RFID key for your vehicle because you don't ever need to take your keys out of your pocket (unless you change pants).

My wife is always looking for her car keys. One reason for that is that, as a woman she is somewhat driven by style, and women's styles do not include pockets. That is a major problem for me when she buys me a shirt. The shirts she picks out have no pockets. I have to return them. Otherwise I have no place to keep my glasses. If I put them in my pants pocket (they are all fully occupied anyway) they are inaccessible when I sit down.

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May 15, 2024 14:50:39   #
frankraney Loc: Clovis, Ca.
 
Longshadow wrote:
Only if both cards are missing?



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May 15, 2024 14:54:50   #
jcboy3
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I grabbed my D750 and went out to take pictures earlier. When I got home, I removed the SD card and saw that there was only one card in the camera. I had removed the other one to process some pictures, but I didn't replace it. If the camera didn't have a second slot, I would have been out of luck. Of course, I could have opened the SD door to see what was in there before I left. I did check to make sure the battery was good.
I grabbed my D750 and went out to take pictures ea... (show quote)


If I don't have any cards in the camera, when I turn it on it puts up a colored warning that there aren't any cards.

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May 15, 2024 15:43:04   #
ASTROBOO
 
Likewise, I pull the batteries too. On my Nikons and probably other brands a well there are miniscule power drains within the camera(s) while even off. The more sophisticated the camera the higher the drain. On my D3300 not too bad leaving a battery for a month but on my D500 a week and it's at half mast. Easy to pull and using a grip so two battery potential, easy to slide the battery drawer half way out and be ready to go instantly. Otherwise I find charging my batteries time consuming and not healthy for Li batteries. And...most importantly some batteries can leak. Leaving batteries in any expensive electronic device for extended periods of non-use invites trouble.

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May 15, 2024 15:51:42   #
larryepage
 
ASTROBOO wrote:
Likewise, I pull the batteries too. On my Nikons and probably other brands a well there are miniscule power drains within the camera(s) while even off. The more sophisticated the camera the higher the drain. On my D3300 not too bad leaving a battery for a month but on my D500 a week and it's at half mast. Easy to pull and using a grip so two battery potential, easy to slide the battery drawer half way out and be ready to go instantly. Otherwise I find charging my batteries time consuming and not healthy for Li batteries. And...most importantly some batteries can leak. Leaving batteries in any expensive electronic device for extended periods of non-use invites trouble.
Likewise, I pull the batteries too. On my Nikons a... (show quote)


If your D500 is draining 50% of a charge in a week, I suggest that you make sure that wifi and bluetooth are turned off. If yes and your batteries are still draining that fast, they could be at risk of imminent failure. I have multiple D500s. None of them drain the battery that much in two months sitting idle.

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