When I originally kitted out for my adventures in photo I bought 2 memory cards. Mostly because I reckoned I’d be slow to upload them to computer and as a result alwys end up with one card full at any one time. when it turned out that I was in fact obsessed with getting them off (the card and onto a computer), I kind of thought the second card was maybe a bit of a waste.
Until Tuesday night in Dublin
I’d taken maybe 20 photos in Stephens Green Shopping Centre and then either the card or the camera failed and locked into some sort of permanent write cycle. Turning the camera off and on made no difference and I ended up pulling the card to get the thing to reset. I reseeded the card and it seemed to work ok again, but just in case I changed to my never used spare card. A nights good photo followed.
I’m going to use a little time this weekend to test out the suspect card again, but to be honest I think its now going to gather dust and only be a point of absolute last resort.
So, here’s my questions for today. How long should a memory card last, and if it is broke will Jessops (its a Jessops brand card) change it if I complain?
Oh, and just in case in case, I ordered 2 new Sandisk cards last night.
Lesson for today – always carry spare memory cards and batteries. And make sure they work…