Nikon D500 memory card help needed

Started May 8, 2022 | Discussions thread
davethebirder Contributing Member • Posts: 548
Re: Ergo ...

David Lal wrote:

Blufftonian wrote:

First off, I know a lot of bird photographers and none of them shoot 200-shot bursts. Most of the time I’ll shoot single shots with an occasional 3-5 shot burst.

Ergo, if the norm is nothing like 200 shot bursts for birds (or dogs?) then there is no need to select and pay over the top for hardware that supports that objective.

As to film and wet chemistry days, I abandoned 35mm (then called miniature) very early on preferring medium format 120 on a 6x6 camera: a mere 12 frames with which to deal.

I still use my 6x6 Kowa for birding occasionally:

I've spent many thousands over the years on photo gear and currently use two D500s and a D750 ...... and have the AFS-600 F4E FL/ Nikkor AF-S 500mm F4D / Tamron G2 150-600mm and probably around 13 lenses of which only three are not Nikon ........ I'm not going to tally up the total cost just in case reality hits me ........

So, apart from saving a few bucks at the point of purchase, I can't thing of one good reason to try and economize on memory cards that will probably last longer than the cameras and at the same time reduce the performance of my two D500s ......

btw. the SD slot in one D500 will no longer retain the card ....... Nikon wants €400 to replace the board it's on ....... not having to have the camera repaired because the XQD slot is fine has saved the price of three XQD cards .......

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