Life is full of mysteries. Why is “abbreviation” such a long word? Do dogs get sore throats? How long do fish wait to swim after eating? Why is bra singular but panties plural? Which genius decided that the word “lisp” should have an “S” in it? But perhaps one of the biggest mysteries is one that strikes at the very heart of the photography industry. It’s a puzzler that I see all the time, yet I just can’t quite figure out a reasonable answer. Can anybody PLEASE tell me why someone would spend several thousands of dollars on the camera and lens, and then buy the cheapest memory cards they can find? ACME products never actually helped Wily Coyote catch the Roadrunner, so why would anyone think that cut-rate memory cards will help them succeed at capturing life’s moments?
A few days a go we published a post called Memory Cards Have “Less Space” Than Advertised, Here Is Why explaining how to read the labels on memory cards and shedding light on the fact that the cards used a metric system to denote capacity which makes them look smaller then what we think they should look like.
We have had a few interesting responses to that post, two of which I would like to share (highlighting is mine): [Read more...]
Have you ever experienced that moment where you insert your 16GB memory card into the camera only to discover that this new, freshly formatted card is a nickel short of 15GB? Or a 32GB card turning to 29.8GB once installed?
Have you ever wondered where those GigaBytes are hiding? The truth is that they are not hiding at all. [Read more...]
The following idea about making flash cards accessible to nails-challenged photographers is a guest post by Zaug one of the world’s leading “your own bokeh” photographers.
I am quite happy with almost every aspect of my Sony alpha 850 and 900 DSLRs; one of the particular things I like is their size, especially with the addition of the vertical grips, they are a nice comfortable fit for my rather large-ish hands; not huge just larger than average.