11-18-2020 10:24 AM
"Now that I'm shooting in Raw 16 GB won't cut it in large format. 399 shots.."
That is good. That is all you want to store on a single CF card. Buy a couple CF cards and switch them out. This helps eliminate he possibility of lose or corrupt files. 16GB is my favorite and go to size CF card. Any major brand from any big name store will do. Amazon is not a good source, however.
Remember the camera and its CF cards are not, and they are not intended to be, photo storage devices. You need to upload to your computer as soon as you get home. I, and many others, also make a backup of my original photo files. External HDs are cheap now. 2TB is less than $100 bucks.
11-18-2020 03:56 PM
I've got a 7TB totally dedicated in Raid Configuration for photo storage. Currently sitting at 200 or so GBs. I honestly don't delete any photo unless it's totally messed up. 15 years worth of pics or so. Lol. I've been eyeing a few different 16GB Cards but like everyone is saying I've seen too many people burned with counterfeit cards. I'll have to give B&H a try as my local BB looked at me cross eyed when I mentioned CF cards. They did have the new format CF card but none of the old format. I've had one on my Amazon Wish list but I'll definitely give B&H a look over. The card I have now is just probably 20+ years old as I used it in one of my original Elph Point and Shoot Digitals. Wasn't a cheap card back then.. and I did have to use it for storage as my then laptop only had a tiny Hard Drive.
Only thing I've noticed with the card. Is using high speed shutter it stutters badly as it can't write fast enough to the old x200 card. It's a Lexar Professional, I've also got a couple Sandisk Extreme Pro 4 GB cards I grabbed at a yard sale a few years back with a broken PAS camera, for $5. Lol. But even they can't keep up with the HSS on the 7D I'll get a few round burst and a delay, and another pic and a delay. I never really use HSS but when I was invited to help shoot a race I found it very beneficial.
Still a lot to learn with this body, but from what I've used it for I don't see too much of a need fmto upflgrade now that you've helped me sort out the issue or should I say non issue with the focus.
11-18-2020 11:12 PM
I even got the guts tonight after watching a few videos to completely clean the camera. I went as far as pulling the focus screen as I had some dust in the viewfinder. Didn't realize after the rally race I shot how much and where dust can get. I usually sent it in and paid for a cleaning in the past. But it's clean inside now don't see dust specs in the viewfinder now and it seems to be focusing faster, even on a set of nearly flat batteries in the battery grip. So hopefully the weather breaks here in the next few days and I can sneak out barring further travel restrictions anyway.