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Old Dec 8, 2006, 11:56 AM   #1
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After formatting (in the camera) the 4GB Compact Flash card I got for my Rebel XT,it shows 999 shots available in Large/Superfine file size. Does anyone know if that is just the display limit being 3 digits wide? I was kind of thinking that I would get ~1,200 pictures on the card in that mode.

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Old Dec 8, 2006, 4:54 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure that's correct. If you look at the status LCD, it can only display 3 digits, like you said. You should technically be able to take around 1300 pictures in that mode.

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I also have the Rebel XT and a 4GB CF card and mine also shows 999 in the display. I do believe that is the limit in the counter and you could be able to get somewhere around 1300 pictures on that card.
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Thank you for clarifying this for me.

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scotiez is correct, I have the same setup, 350D and a 4GB card, jpeg can only show 999, but if you set it on RAW (not in auto) then the counter shows 476 shots available.

Works just fine.





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Old Dec 16, 2006, 2:01 PM   #6
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Yup, and you should get about 400+ shots if you shoot RAW only.

With a nice cam like that, definitely check out shooting RAW format.
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