Avoiding CEV Syndrome

snow.platinum.IRBack in the film days, photofinishers would often receive a roll of 36-exposure film from customers and it would contain photographs made during Christmas, Easter and vacation—all on the same roll. It happened so often that it eventually got a name: CEV Syndrome.  Don’t let that happen to you during the holidays. Tip of the Day: After shooting photographs with your digital camera, download all the files onto your computer’s hard disk and free up space on your memory card.

These days memory cards are cheap and fast too. Photographers often think their memory card’s speed and performance when the card is in their camera and only have an impact on digital capture but cards impact overall workflow as well, such as when reading data with a card reader. Lately I’ve been using Lexar’s Professional 2000x UHS-II SDHC /SDXC cards because I’m often shooting RAW+JPEG and transferring lots of data especially when shooting in the studio under continuous lighting, as I was doing recently.Pro-2000x-SDXC-64GB-wRdr

The new Lexar Professional 2000x cards leverage the new Ultra High Speed II, UHS Speed Class 3 specification, to quickly capture and transfer high-quality photos and 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video. They’re available in 32GB and 64GB capacities and offer transfer speeds up to 300MB per second and write speeds up to 260MB per second. Every 2000x card includes a SD UHS-II reader for high-speed file transfer of photos and videos from the card to a Mac OS or Windows computer.

Happy Holiays and be sure to make lots of photographs. Rember these are the good ole days.

Author: Joe Farace

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