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How many photos on a 1G card using an EOS 5D?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by PeterT, 11 Jul 2006.

  1. PeterT


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 835

    Location: Solihull

    Hi there, the title says it all really. Thinking of buying a 5D but which size of compact flash to get? Would I see the benfit of a Sandisk extreme III above an Ultra II?
    Cheers, PeterT.
  2. matty


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,783

    Location: west malling

    a raw image file is 12.9mb on a 5d, so you will get 78 RAW images
    a Jpeg highest quality is 4.6mb, so you will get 217 images
  3. ^^Gord^^

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,966

    Location: Nottingham

  4. SDK^


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,316

    Sandisk Extreme cards are built to operate in very adverse conditions. They have a much lower min and higher temp operating range than the standard Ultra II cards. Useful for people climbing mountains, walking through deserts etc.
    Extreme cards are probably overkill for an average Pro Photog
  5. Woody...!!!


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,231

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    ^^^ what this man say's

    but to be onest i have just bought an extreme III for £30 (brand new) inc post.

    so for £30 it is worth getting...