cf & sd cards for the Canon 5D MK111

Started Feb 25, 2013 | Questions thread
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jackkurtz Veteran Member • Posts: 4,407
Re: cf & sd cards for the Canon 5D MK111

Did you pull the SD card out after you put the CF card in? The Mark III automatically switches to the second card if you pull the first card out. Also, there's an indicator on the LCD (top of the camera) that tells you which card you're writing to.

Finally, it's been mentioned by several posters, but SD cards are MUCH slower in the Mark III than CF cards. If you shoot a lot of bursts you're better off shooting to the CF card.

freddiebear1948 wrote:

My camera is set to write to the SD card first and overflow to the CF card, but the camera only wrote to the CF card.

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