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Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
Expensive gigs...
... are ones you get in free, but end up losing a couple of Compact Flash cards and a case when they get kicked across a crowded room.

Bother said Pooh.


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davefish From: davefish Date: October 15th, 2005 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)

I've got one of your cards ATM, which you should come around and pick up some time soon.
purplewizard From: purplewizard Date: October 15th, 2005 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm I guess chaining the case to your wrist might just cramp your photography :-)
littleonions From: littleonions Date: October 16th, 2005 09:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Ack, not good, sorry to hear about that, insured?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: October 16th, 2005 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, but the combined value was less than £100 so it's not worth claiming with the excess/subsequent premium hikes. I'll try the club again tomorrow to see if they've been handed in - if not then it'll be Captain Visa to the rescue in time for KMFDM.
davefish From: davefish Date: October 16th, 2005 09:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Due to a cock-up on my part during moving (Of losing CF cards, buying replacements, and then finding them) I have some spare capacity. Might you be interested in some of them?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: October 16th, 2005 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Possibly :-) In analysing the incident, I think that the best future risk mitigation strategy is ~not~ to change cards at a gig every again.

This was caused by shooting with a higher MP camera than I'm used to and being "lucky" and shooting a couple of gigs where there has been no three-song restriction - basically on Thursday and Friday I shot nearly 4GB per event (though I lost 1GB of card on Friday).

So - I'm tempted to buy another 2GB card and put that in the 10D, which should mean I won't have to arse around too much (4GB total in camera should be enough for any evening) or to get a 4GB card for the 20D (which should be totally overkill).

The risk this introduces of course is card failure. However I count that (famous last words) as pretty low risk - and I do tend to buy expensive (and hopefully reliable) cards.

Does that make sense do you think?
davefish From: davefish Date: October 16th, 2005 10:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Yip, I've never worried about card failure. Just running out of card. The 5Gb that I had at Infest almost saw me through the full weekend, and now I've got a load more than that:

1 1Gb slower Kingston card
2 2Gb Elite Pro
1 4Gb Elite Pro

Getting I guess that changing when you are between bands should be okay, but changing during a band is what you want to avoid, as it'll be much more likely to go wrong due to haste or being bumped.

How are you finding the 20D?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: October 16th, 2005 10:35 am (UTC) (Link)
It's very nice - I'm still making use of the 10D, but it feels so slow and clunky compared to the 20D. Makes me want a 1DMarkIIN though :-(

Changing during a band is easier - as you're in front of the barrier in a relatively stable environment - it's when "in the crowd with the unwashed masses" that I tend to get bumped more, at least if it's a bigger/busier gig.
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