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Old Feb 17, 2004, 2:23 PM   #1
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Is it better to get a 256mb Compact Flash card over 2 x 128mb cards?

P.S. Are Viking a good brand?
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Old Feb 17, 2004, 2:29 PM   #2
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I much prefer a single card. I donít like swapping them out in the field and the single card is usually a little faster. Viking is a good brand but there are speed ratings to consider. The only major brand that seems to be consistently slow with their basic cards are Sandisk. Sandisk fast cards are fine.
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Old Feb 17, 2004, 5:55 PM   #3
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The flip side of Slipe's view is that if one card goes bad/gets jammed, having a second card allows you continue taking photos.

It's happened to me on occasion so I always take two cards - the 1GB stays in the camera and I have two 32MB cards in the bottom of my bag. I'd have to reduce the number of pictures I take and lower the quality but at least I'd get some shots.
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