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Lost my camera on Paradise!

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by Kimela, May 18, 2021.

  1. cicopo

    cicopo Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    1,988
    741
    We all use our cameras differently & some try to use 1 card only while others own lots of cards. I happen to have lots but after an event or trip I usually re format them on my computer once all the back ups are done. 4 of my cameras (all considered old & mostly obsolete because of newer models) have dual card slots & I use them. At a radio control event I usually shoot 1200 to 1500 photos per day, and in both large fine jpg & RAW. I can't afford to buy new cards after every event . (it's volunteer work, not paid). I also own a lot of large (& filled) hard drives of back ups.
     
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  2. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, TX, USA
    11,301
    4,451
    I recorded my whole 14 day trip - photos and video - on a single 128GB card, which I will not erase, probably ever. The photos are hi rez jpeg and the video is 30fps 1080p MP4. I copied the data to the laptop every other day or so.

    My wife is the UW photographer, though.

    A trip report is forthcoming.
     
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  3. cicopo

    cicopo Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    1,988
    741
    I took the time to look up the life expectancy of images on memory cards or Jump drives. Seems like 10 years or so is what the internet seems is for those left alone but IF you copy them to another device, format the card or jump drive, then put them back on you may get another 10 years of safe storage. All that said who knows how long a good quality hard drive will last if in storage. They are mechanical as well as magnetic devices.
     
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  4. Scubajeg1

    Scubajeg1 Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: lookout mtn. Ga.
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    83
    so sorry for you Kimela. Hopefully someone will find it and find you. Stranger things have happened..
    Lois and John
     

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