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Just downloaded the exiftool, but don't see anything labeled shutter count, only everything else.


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I'm shooting quite a lot. Normal amount is about 300-400 pictures a day. My personal record... don't really know it. Should have been around 2000.
I'm not shooting everyday but I have my 500D more than two years now and it's hard to say how many shots I've taken in that time.

I'm using a 8GB card and a 4GB card. If I wanted to buy a card I guess I'd go for one or two 16GB cards and start shooting more RAW. :lol:
BUT as I want to upgrade my camera in the "not so far future" and as it will take CF cards I'm not going to invest my money in a SD card any more.

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I have a 32-gig card that we had bought for a device hooked to the TV that my wife could record TV and send to me in Afghanistan so it worked our perfect to use when I got home. I have a 8-gig and a couple of 4-gig I keep as spares.

Anyone have a card fail on them yet? How often do you all run a format on the card to freshin it up?

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And there I was thinking 512MB was a average size, so 2x8Gig is a average, going to raid the piggy bank tonight and of to the shops tomorrow


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And there I was thinking 512MB was a average size

With that size a card, I don't think I'd even get 25 RAW + JPEG shots on my camera. :lol:

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Just downloaded the exiftool, but don't see anything labeled shutter count, only everything else


took me a while but it is there, a few lines above the flash info..

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Kingston card failed on me, as well as a Kingston USB stick. Probably just random bad luck though.

I in-camera format every time I go out on a new "shooting session", which means as soon as I have emptied and backed up my card.

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Citruspers,
2 kingston products shot down ( just random bad luck) someones got it in for you. I would run for the hills.


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@James

That data must only be visible on an Nikon exif file, as mine doesn't show anything that would point toward an actuation counts, and I just finished taking 2 photos in succession to see if there was any logical numbering system.
As far as I know the count cycles every 10K back to 01 again.


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yeh just googled it, Sony don't log it in the EXIF.

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blindasabat wrote:
And there I was thinking 512MB was a average size,

512MB? It was an average size in 2005. :wink:

I had no problems with my Kingston cards (I had a 512MB and a 4GB Kingson card. Don't know where the 512MB is but I didn't use it anymore so it doesn't really matter. My 4GB card is my backup card). I just lost a Transcend 1GB card. Thanks to the PC Inspector File Recovery I could at least save most of my pictures on it.

I don't format my cards too often. About once in two months or so.

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Jiko,
why do you format your cards?


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I bought myself a Transcend 32GB CF card, half the price of similar from the competitor, so Cash/GB was nice and I thought I might as well have something that would last long enough for "whatever".

I format the card between every time I load pictures from camera to the computer, which is rather often (I use Zoner), this keeps the card clean and ready for more at all time without having to clutter around in old shots.

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Mike I have had 3 or 4 fail on me but that is due mostly to where I do my photography... temperature and weather extremes. Its also why I back up every night no matter where I am. I actually do a double backup every night when on outings.

1) I only delete the absolute bombs when out in the field so these days I carry 8 16 gig cards with me.

2) Every night I backup all shots from the day onto my laptop.

3) Every night I do a second backup on to a 1TB lacie portable HD which is at my side, in my camera case at all times.

Not until I get home and transfer all data to my RAID do I delete the images off my cards, laptop and Lacie. Then after I have screened all pics and deleted all the duds I save them to another Lacie portable HD which I store in a completely seperate location away from home.

Some might think this is over-kill but it keeps my mind at ease :D

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There is no over-kill if it's for saving the photos you worked so hard for.
At the moment I just save them twice: First they get tranferred on my intenal HDD in my desktop computer and then one every few weeks on an external HDD.

blindasabat wrote:
Jiko,
why do you format your cards?

The "why"...:
http://www.digicamhelp.com/accessories/ ... mory-card/

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