Df: not the perfect camera ...

Started Feb 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
mais51 Senior Member • Posts: 1,979
Re: kumbaya lord kumbaya

amobi wrote:

Waynerm002 wrote:

While it's certainly nice to have a camera with 2 card slots, there was a time when we only had one and that didn't stop folks from using them. When the pro level camera came out with 2 slots, most folks still used 1 and it worked out fine. Not saying that no one never had an issue but the number of issues were not so large that everyone would need 2 slots. Having multiple bodies to me is better than multiple slots. I'm not saying I would never have a camera with 2 slots however, to date I have not had a card failure but I did have my D300 with SB-900 attached, lock up (flash over heated and both stopped working for a bit) during an event I shot and was happy I had my D200 with the SB-800 with me to keep on shooting until the other camera was ok to use again.

It's great to have the option but to say any camera that do not have that capability is "lowly" is a stretch.

All it takes is to have one card fail on you and the second card argument will be thrown out of the window. Like you guys I used to be very nonchalant about it. I never bothered to use it even though all my cameras have it. November 2013 was the last time I went shooting without using the second slot as backup. Moving forward I won't even consider buying a camera without back up slot.

My Transcend 32gig got corrupted after a wedding and I lost all the images. The Bride is not finding it funny. Her parents are willing to pay any amount to have the images recovered but so far no luck, This happened with my D800 so it was totally my fault. No excuse whatsoever.

All my works all unpaid but if I take on an assignment I make sure that I can deliver and that include a back up. All weddings that I took for friends I always insist that they hire a professional to cover the basic, I am happy to come along and play back up. I have had a SD card failed on my D7000 and the back up card didn't skip one beat, I caught the problem in time and swiftly replaced that offending card (I later recovered most of the images using RescuePro). Sure we all have to work with what we got but if I'm going to put down $3000 on a camera today I want to have a second slots.

No matter how good an image if it can't be recorded on a storage device then it doesn't count.

Reading the review and the responds on this topic I have the feeling that most of the respondents treat the Df like a hobby camera rather than a professional tool of trade - that is fine, I sometimes took my F3 out of the cupboard to admire the craftsmanship and the beauty of knobs and dials and the coolness of metal but I pick up my D800 to take photo.

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