Df disappointment

Started Nov 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
Eijun Regular Member • Posts: 121
Re: Df disappointment
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Shotcents wrote:

jetstream wrote:

You missed the point... as stated earlier, having dual card slot is nice, but I was just trying to demonstrate (with a tad of humor) that it wasn't as important as you seem to advocate: not buying a camera because that feature is missing is a bit extreme... memory card failures do happen, but are extremely rare, the dual card slot feature might even fail more frequently than a memory card itself... If you're looking for redundancy, you need to duplicate equipment that is most likely to fail in the 1st place: camera body with lenses and flash, now having 2 cameras both featuring dual card slot is nice, but not the 1st thing to think of...

LWS2013 wrote:

jetstream wrote:

I remember (not that many years ago...) of pro cameras with single card slot... it may sound crazy, but people have shot weddings with such cameras

Oh wait, now I remember of pro film cameras using a single roll of film, OMG, no redundancy!

I can't wait till pro cameras do offer dual hotshoes, anticipation is driving me mad

I kinda knew that some amateur would reply with such a comment however the fact remains that many many film photographers lost whole rolls of film and that people have had corrupted memory cards.

have two memory card slots aids against losing images when those images cannot be taken again, its really as simple as that.

it's just there for safety encase something happens, do you not put on your car seat belt because you're sure you won't be crashing today?

Never ever had a memory card fail while shooting. I don't know anyone who has, or anyone who has heard of anyone who has. Somewhere someone has of course.

It's very rare. I once put a CF card through the wash and it would not format, but I lost the card and not the pictures on it. I guess that wouldn't count. Someone gave me a set of Chinese SC cards with little dinosaurs on them and they didn't work at all...but that doesn't count either!

As pointed out, the camera or my sneakers are far more likely to fail. Maybe a single card slot is more robust? Who knows? I sure wouldn't worry about it. Dual slots are not a deal breaker for most folks

Robert

The problem is when the images become corrupt or when the computer decides to corrupt your images for some odd reason.

Buying small memory cards to switch out cards can prevent loss of all images, but it is a pain. I have a dual slot to save myself the hassle.

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