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i bougth a new cf card for my cano 5d mark iii. should i format the card before using it to shoot

should i format my new cf card before using it on my canon 5dmark iii. pls somebdoy help

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Re: i bougth a new cf card for my cano 5d mark iii. should i format the card before using it to shoo

YES, absolutely. Format in camera.

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Re: i bougth a new cf card for my cano 5d mark iii. should i format the card before using it to shoo

Thanks cicopo

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Re: i bougth a new cf card for my cano 5d mark iii. should i format the card before using it to shoo

In the 13 years of shooting with a Canon DSLRs  I've never bothered to format a new card, but of course there's no harm in doing so.

 

Harry

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Re: i bougth a new cf card for my cano 5d mark iii. should i format the card before using it to shoo


@Hssutton wrote:

In the 13 years of shooting with a Canon DSLRs  I've never bothered to format a new card, but of course there's no harm in doing so.

 

Harry


It ensures that the card is formatted to a file system that the camera is capable of supporting and that the camera will use as much of the card as it's capable of recognizing. Having the card work as intended without an initial formatting should be regarded as a lucky break.

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