If you have an old compact flash card or IBM microdrive sitting around that you no longer use, I have an idea for you. Use it to save your camera settings. Most digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras allow you to save your settings.
It can take 15 minutes to set one of these babies up. You know, deciding how long you want the LCD to display, how long the camera will stay on until self-power down mode starts, which buttons control which functions, etc.
If you have a problem and lose those settings, you have to spend that 15 minutes redoing everything. So here’s the idea. Take an old flash card, stick it in the camera and save your settings. Then put it in a separate case and mark it with an “S” for settings.
Then if you have to reset your camera, you can just load this card and re-load settings in a second or two.
This is also very helpful if you have two or more people using the same camera. Each person may have a different preference for setup. You can often store more than one setup on a card. Sort of like the memory seats in a nice car. There can be one for you and one for your spouse.
Saving your camera settings will save you some time.