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From Ken Rockwell...

"...You'll need about a gig of memory if you shoot as I do. I'd suggest getting two 512MB CF cards like these here."

"...If you're shooting with a compact digital camera that makes you to wait while images are written to the card then speed ratings matter."

"...Don't worry about the exact amount of memory since this will become clear as you use the camera. You need enough cards to hold all you shoot before you copy the data to your computer and back it up on CD or external hard drives. Once you've copied and backed up the data it's safe to reformat your cards. Thus you need more memory if you shoot more or take longer to back up your data, and less if you shoot less or back up more often."

"...I know of no one who uses anything even as big as a 1 Gig CF card. 512 or 640MB cards are as big as you want. This is because you want to have your work distributed among a few cards in case of a problem. You don't want a theft, loss or technical failure to lose an entire job! Thus no one I know bothers with the flashy Gig and bigger cards."

Hope this helps,

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