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From: PeterN <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net>
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Subject: Re: Cheap SD Cards
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:58:40 -0500
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On 11/18/2017 2:54 AM, Savageduck wrote:
> On Nov 17, 2017, Eric Stevens wrote
> (in article<ianv0d9fgbg2obk6qu3vjvkifnkqqvddm6@4ax.com>):
> 
>> On Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:59:35 -0800, Savageduck
>> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com>  wrote:
>>
>> --- snip ---
>>
>>>>> Also, because you have somewhat explained what you were doing with
>>>>> multiple exposures, I suspect that this was just a slow card choking on what was
>>>>> being fed it, and unable to clear the camera buffer. I have a feeling that if
>>>>> you just used it to shoot a single exposure there might be no problem at all.
>>>>> If you are going to use a high performance camera, you should use high
>>>>> performance cards regardless of how tempting it might be to go the budget
>>>>> card route.
>>>>
>>>> I agree with this - I doubt that card corruption or partial failure
>>>> was the cause of the issue he had.
>>>
>>> I believe the first thing to establish is what the specs of the SD card are.
>>>
>>> Delkin produce good products including SD and CF cards. However, they
>>> produce SD cards with a wide range of specs and prices, some are truly fast cards
>>> with corresponding higher prices. Since Peter, in his subject line, and his
>>> OP narative hinted that the SD card in question was “cheap”, I am
>>> inclined to assume that this card has slow read/write specs. Hence the
>>> corruption problems when faced with a high performance camera trying to
>>> clear the buffer as fast as it can, into a card which can’t write fast enough.
>>
>> And through all of this discussion and theorising not one of the
>> resident Nikon owners/users remember that In the back of (at least)
>> most of their manuals Nikon specifies the minimum standard of common
>> memory cards which will run with the particular camera. What does it
>> say for the D800?
> 
> Beats me!
> 
> I don’t own a D800, as a matter of fact I don’t own any FF Nikon DSLR,
> and I have no idea if Peter RTFM, and he is the only Nikon user who counts in
> this discussion. So perhaps you could assist, and provide that snippet of
> information, or perhaps Peter will let us know if he has RTFM.
> 

Not the whole manual, but I checked and Delkin Black exceeds the specs.

-- 
PeterN