02-06-2014 01:25 PM
02-06-2014 01:37 PM
If it were me, I would use two 16GB cards instead of one 32GB.
In fact, I use currently fourteen 8GB cards and six 16GB.... and that's with 7D and 5DII cameras that generate much larger files than your 5DC.
After all, it only takes me 4 or 5 seconds to swap out a card, including formatting. It's rare, but occasionally I fill them all (that's roughly 5000 RAW files).
I just don't like "putting all my eggs in one basket". Using many smaller cards, I'll only lose a very limited portion of the day's shoot if I lose a card or it gets corrupted somehow (thankfully neither has happened more than two or three times in ten years+).
Just my 2 cents worth.
p.s. I finally got smart and now write my name and phone number on all my memory cards with a permanent marker.
02-06-2014 06:10 PM
02-07-2014 02:27 PM
Firmware 1.1.1 added support for high capacity CF cards. I believe this includes cards up to any capacity.
They all will work but not necessarily at the performance level they are capable of.
08-13-2017 11:20 PM
Many people reported success with using 32 GB cards.
I just reacquired a (used) Canon 5D, and - after upgrading to the latest firmware (1.1.1) - the camera indeed recognizes 32 GB cards (I used a Sandisk Extreme UDMA 32GB), but also seem to recognize 128 GB cards (Sandisk Extreme Pro UDMA 7). The camera failed to recognize the Sandisk Extreme Pro UDMA 7 256 GB, very likely due to it being formatted as exFAT.
BTW, because 32 GB is the smallest card size I have these days, I had to use Windows diskpart to format it down to a size that the old firmware would recognize before the upgrade could proceed. I followed the example on the Microsoft website and chose 2 GB, which is plenty for the firmware file.