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For years, when people have asked me which memory card I use – the response has been the same. “Whatever happens to be laying around.” But during the last five years I’ve been keeping better track of the cards that have the most errors and those that perform the best. I’ve evaluated whether cards are […]

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Memory Card Healthcare Lets talk memory cards. We all have them, need them and use them. But what does it all mean? Lets discuss taking care of our cards and preventing potential problems that can and will happen to all of us. Here’s ten practical tips. 1. Keep your camera up to date. From time […]

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Image from Panasonic.com New cameras like the Panasonic GH4 and the Fuji X-T1 are capable of utilizing the latest SD cards with U-3 specifications. Personally, I’m not really that interested in the specifics, but these new cards are really really fast. Fast means that the picture gets from the camera to the card quickly, and […]

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I have a tendency to carry a lot (and I mean A LOT) of memory cards on a shoot.  Between shooting panoramic photos, time-lapse sequences, and HD video, I burn through memory cards faster than most.  I find myself needing to be certain that I avoid accidentally erasing data. Here’s my strategy for safety: Make […]

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Make sure you don’t miss a single post – point your feed reader to the Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe free of charge. This is one of “those” questions we get at Photofocus every week. It’s not the kind of question I’d usually answer on the show because really, up til now, there’s no […]

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Post by Andrew Darlow – Follow Andrew on Twitter Due to the growing popularity of digital cameras, removable memory cards have become our “new film.” Some popular types of memory cards include SD/SDHC (Secure Digital), CF (CompactFlash) and Memory Stick. But as with any digital storage media, there are always risks of data loss either […]

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It happens just about once per month. I get an e-mail from someone who has managed to crash their flash card. This can run anywhere from, “It was no big deal.” since they were just testing a new camera to, “Oh my God my Africa trip is gone!” But in every case I have heard […]

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