> I'd pretty much go with what Bob and others have said. I do however
> have one exception; That being the BIG CF cards. I have yet to do it
> myself, but I have seen others accidentally do an /erase all/, or a
> /formatting/ of a card when that was not their intention. Now, the
> images in many cases can be recovered, but not in the field, and
> without spare cards, their shooting is done. So I feel safe with only
> around 80 - 90 images on a card. As the cameras have more pixels and
> the files sizes get larger, I get larger cards and try to keep to my
> safe image limit comfort level on them. Suffice it to say, thats only
> my suggestion.
> As another tip, if you should be like me, and have a number of cards
> in a wallet; I use a system to track exposed versus unexposed cards.
> All cards are in-camera reformatted before a days worth of shooting,
> and placed face side up in the wallet. After they have been exposed,
> they are placed into the wallet face down.
In some situations, like a daughter's soccer game, picking through the
CF cards and making sure the one going in is empty plus the actual time
to swap the cards, you could miss the 'shot of a life time'. With
larger cards that still exists but the chance of it happening are
reduced....... I once carried a few 1G cards, but now I have a 2G and
2 x 4G. I bought a Tamrac neoprene strap that came with two 'pockets'
attached. The two cards not in the camera are in these pockets.
As Tom P said, CF card capacity is almost a religion, and so is how to
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