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Whats the maximum memory card size for Canon 5D (mk1)?

Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
20 July 2014 16:48
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Quote from eosfan
Appreciate its personal choice but why use such large capacity cards in a 5D MK1? Even in my 5DMK3 I only use 8GB or 16GB cards - they are now so cheap it just isn't worth the risk of a corrupt card or even losing a single card with an entire days shooting on it - spread it over 3 or 4 cards.




One school of thought is concerned about wear/tear on the contact pins, so larger cards mean less card swaps.  Certainly I've heard of people who've suffered bent pins inside the camera.
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Bill_M is off-line
20 July 2014 19:11
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Quote from eosfan
Appreciate its personal choice but why use such large capacity cards in a 5D MK1? Even in my 5DMK3 I only use 8GB or 16GB cards - they are now so cheap it just isn't worth the risk of a corrupt card or even losing a single card with an entire days shooting on it - spread it over 3 or 4 cards.




Many small cards have probably greater risk of corruption (as well as the risk of losing your card) than a large one.
Also their is more wear and tear on the contact pins.



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