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Old 07-19-2018   #1
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So I have a friend wants to sell me his Canon EOS-1Ds but I read online it can only hold a 8gb compact flash card. I was wondering is possible to use a bigger compact flash card cause the only one I have for a spare is 32gb

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Wow! That 2002-vintage camera is a real antique by dSLR standards, and it might well be true that it can't take anything bigger than an 8 GB CF card. However, all is not lost. If you don't have any suitable CF cards lying about, you should be able to pick up some on eBay. Because the 1Ds can take a Type II CF card, you can also buy a CF to SD adapter that will fit into the card slot, and 8 GB SD cards should be easier to get.


Better check on the availability of batteries though, since the capacity of Li-ion batteries of that vintage might be pretty badly degraded.



A few years ago, my son picked up some SmartMedia (!) cards for an infrared-converted Oly C-2020 I picked up, so your chances of picking up some suitable CF cards are still pretty good.
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Basically, not a great idea.

I'd tell that friend "Thanks
for the generous offer, but
I'm already more than set
in that category."
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Don't know whether the OP has a full-frame camera yet, but it may be a comparatively cheap way to check out the advantages of the larger format. This model will be no great shakes for either low-light-level or high resolution by today's standards though.


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