Anybody used the Transcend 16 gig card with the Canon XSi?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Archibald, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Archibald

    Archibald Guest

    I'm wondering if the camera recognizes the full 16GB, any problems
    formatting, speed, reliability, and so on.

    Archibald
     
    Archibald, Apr 29, 2008
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    RichA Guest

    I doubt it. There are plenty of reputable memory companies
    (thankfully) beginning to erode the nutty pricing of the main two,
    Lexar and Sandisk. Companies like Transcend and Kingston are finally
    bringing some competition to the mix.
     
    RichA, Apr 29, 2008
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    Archibald Guest

    Kingston and Transcend have been around for quite a while but have not
    had much effect on pricing of the big guys.

    Archibald
     
    Archibald, Apr 29, 2008
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    Don R. Guest

    I have 4 of these cards and they are great. Fast and reliable and priced
    right.
     
    Don R., Apr 29, 2008
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    I am puzzled that a person would have a need for four 16GB media cards
    for their digital camera. How many images would you need to use a
    single 16GB card?
     
    Frank Arthur, Apr 29, 2008
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    Archibald Guest

     
    Archibald, Apr 29, 2008
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    OldBoy Guest

    About 860 (RAW+JPG, EOS 40D)
     
    OldBoy, Apr 29, 2008
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    Okay. Now with your 4 cards you may produce 4,000 images.
    In wekk? A month? A year? And what do you do with that many?
    How many of the 1000 images on a card are really good images worth
    keeping?
    Are they for business or industrial use?
    The reason I ask is that in my Slide Film days- not really that long
    ago- I might
    take as many as 360 images on a vacation of weeks. I might possibly
    produce
    36 really nice ones and maybe 6 or so worth printing. I'm just awed by
    the concept of
    having 4,000 images available for one shooting.
     
    Frank Arthur, Apr 29, 2008
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  9. Odd that you mention that. I still have a roll of slide film in a
    camera that I need to get developed. Anyway. I've given slide shows in
    the past and everyone says 'man, you really should get that enlarged
    and framed' bla bla..

    I've noticed that I took better pictures with slide film than I do with
    digital. Possibly having to think much more about the exposure,
    composition. Realizing that I'm going to have to pay for the material
    to develop the slides, mount them etc. Not getting back instant
    feedback.

    Now with Digital, I take more pictures than I did with slide (even bulk
    film rolls) but a smaller percentage have that WOW effect on me.


    -- Give 1000000 monkeys a camera, sooner or later one will turn out as
    good as Ansel Adams.

    thepixelfreak
     
    thepixelfreak, Apr 29, 2008
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    Archibald Guest

    Well, I don't plan to have 4 of them... might be nice, though.

    Back in my film days, I would budget 2 rolls a day. That's 1000
    pictures for a 14-day trip.

    On a trip to southern Florida this last winter I took about 250 shots
    a day on some days... that is not that extraordinary, I would say.
    That would fill up a 16 gig card in only 4 days.

    If you have a laptop with you or don't mind finding Internet cafes to
    unload the cards, then you wouldn't need a 16 GB card; otherwise it
    might be essential.

    Archibald
     
    Archibald, Apr 29, 2008
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    Eric Miller Guest


    At the last small triathlon that I shot, trying to get at least one shot of
    each participant in each activity plus a few shots of the start, transition
    areas, spectators, etc., I shot nearly 800 images in just over three hours.

    Of course, I didn't shoot raw images, but I could easily see taking several
    thousands of images at a bigger event without time to download them to a
    laptop. Race participants like to buy shots of themselves and some will pay
    for enlargements, so a few 16gb cards aren't exactly what I would call
    crazy. There are bound to be other types of events that could warrant that
    kind of storage capacity.

    Eric Miller
    www.colibripeppersauce.com
     
    Eric Miller, Apr 29, 2008
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    ____ Guest

    Then thats a problem. To be resolved.
     
    ____, Apr 29, 2008
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    Paul J Gans Guest

    Considering that some folks shoot several *thousand* pictures
    while away on vactions such as an African Safari, carrying four
    such cards does't seem excessive to me.
     
    Paul J Gans, Apr 30, 2008
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    Allen Guest

    thepixelfreak wrote:
    But can it play the piano? Or will that require another monkey?
    Allen
     
    Allen, Apr 30, 2008
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  15. I've got a Canon A640 that can record 640x480 video which has turned
    out to be useful on occasion, allowing me to video panel discussions and
    such at conferences. Unfortunately its in-camera compression isn't that
    good so it takes about 8Gb to store an hour of video. Afterwards I can
    recode it on my computer to something sensible like 1Gb without much
    loss of quality.

    http://www.4shared.com/file/25022066/2e1733f7/cablecar.html

    Here's a video I shot in Japan last year with the A640. The original
    video in-camera was 350Mb for 3 minutes of recording. After recoding, it
    compressed in xVid to 20Mb with little or no loss of image quality.
     
    Robert Sneddon, May 1, 2008
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