Df disappointment

Started Nov 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bing Chow Senior Member • Posts: 1,774
Re: Df disappointment

John Motts wrote:

Bing Chow wrote:

Bing Chow wrote:

LWS2013 wrote:

Bing Chow wrote:

Why stop at dual slots? Let's do triple slots! If there was such a camera, would there be anybody self-absorbed enough to think that their work is so important, so earth shattering, so vital to the advancement of human-kind that they cannot afford to lose it?

I'm just pointing out the silliness in the mindset that their work is so important that only dual slot cameras are worthy of their time. But then again, I don't shoot for money.

If you are photographing an event which will not be repeated then having and using dual backup memory cards acts as redundancy in the event that either card fails or is lost.

isn't the use of a dual slots obvious ?

It's not the use that is not obvious....it is the criticality of it that is by far in question on this thread.

The answer is "no", it is far from critical to have two memory slots on an enthusiast camera. If you're considering shooting weddings or pro gigs with this then this is not the camera for you.

You hit the nail on the head. To write off a perfectly capable camera because of lack of dual slots is just a bit much to me. I'm not against dual slots. My next camera will probably have it. The idea that carrying a single slot body could be considered as carrying an unacceptable amount of risk is silly. Heck, let's hire a backup photographer too! Because the main shooter could take ill, get into a car accident, or worse.

You said that you don't do this for money. That's fine, but you clearly don't understand what is being said here.

The fact that professionals would prefer two card slots doesn't mean to say that a single slot carries an unacceptable amount of risk. I use D700s for weddings, but when I upgrade them I will go to a body with two card slots, because they are now available and I would feel more happy with them.

The only thing stopping me buying Dfs is that lack of twin card slots. The D600 has them and that's not really a pro camera, but what is so special about the Df that no-one must comment on any negative aspect of it?

My feeling of security does not fluctuate based on what is available in the marketplace. If two is the highest level today, my bar won't rise to three if a triple slot was available tomorrow.

Your logic is totally and utterly beyond me. Sorry.

Please state what is so difficult to understand. Humor me on this thought exercise:

Some say a D700 is no longer an option for critical shooting. Okay. I get that. Cards fail. So let's say D4, D800, D600, D3X are deemed safe. Fine. Thousands of weddings have been shot with dual slot bodies since the start of this thread and everyone of those photographers slept safe and sound.

Fast forward to 2015: I present to you the Nikon D5! built in 64Gig SSD, effectively turning your dual slot body into quad-slot body. So my question is: Is your precious D4 no longer an option for critical shooting?

It all boils down to risk aversion. Some feel comfortable taking small risks, other don't.

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