This year, I arrived a Dragon*Con with an 8 Gb compact flash card in my camera. This let me do two things:
- Buckle to the pressure and shoot in RAW + JPG
- Not need to switch out the card during the weekend
Unfortunately, it takes a long time to download ~7 Gb to by computer through the card reader on my computer. It’s been going for 1.5 hours now and I think it’s about 70% done.
I didn’t shoot the Dragon*Con parade (which I’ll explain later) so I managed to not need to switch out the card during the weekend. With my Canon Digital Rebel XT shooting on RAW + JPG, I had around 540 images to take. If I’d been at the parade, I know I would have exceeded that. So, for RAW, I need another 8 Gb flash card.
At least I didn’t do what I did last year which was sprint out to pay an exiorbant amount of money to Wolf Camera for three 1Gb flash cards (and borrow a battery from a very kind friend. Thanks Annie!)