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Used CF cards in a new camera

Mon 25 Dec 2017, 3:49 pm

Odd day to be wanting an answer to this question, but if you've got CF cards that have been used in a camera and even have some images on them, can they be used in another camera successfully? I'm specifically interested in the case of a Canon7D to a 7D mkII.

Re: Used CF cards in a new camera

Mon 25 Dec 2017, 3:51 pm

I’d take copies of the images and if worried, reformat in camera.

I use cf and Sd cards in my Canon stuff and I wipe / download first, then reformat if swapping them into different bodies.

Re: Used CF cards in a new camera

Mon 25 Dec 2017, 3:59 pm

harkins wrote:Odd day to be wanting an answer to this question, but if you've got CF cards that have been used in a camera and even have some images on them, can they be used in another camera successfully? I'm specifically interested in the case of a Canon7D to a 7D mkII.


Not always - they should be reformatted each time for each camera

Re: Used CF cards in a new camera

Mon 25 Dec 2017, 4:13 pm

I've regularly swapped cards between different cameras by the same manufacturer without formatting them.
I've swapped cards between cameras by different manufacturers without formatting them.
As far as I recall I've never had a problem with them or with images already on the card.

That's just me though.

Re: Used CF cards in a new camera

Mon 25 Dec 2017, 4:14 pm

Not sure about your case but I know you can swap SD cards between a Nikon D7100 and a Canon 70D without any issues!

Re: Used CF cards in a new camera

Mon 25 Dec 2017, 5:32 pm

Thanks for the answers. Sounds like I'd be ok, but would be better to wipe and reformat. My thinking is that if I buy a camera overseas that having old photos on the memeory card could be used as a form of "I didn't just buy this" in the event anyone showed interest in my camera. I'm probably just being crazy.

Re: Used CF cards in a new camera

Mon 25 Dec 2017, 7:03 pm

I swopped a card between a Canon 5dmk 2 and a Canon 7D mk2 and it corrupted the card.

Re: Used CF cards in a new camera

Mon 25 Dec 2017, 7:04 pm

Hi mate,

Take a small capacity spare with you, and have a few UK pics on it, then swap before you come back.
Simples

Re: Used CF cards in a new camera

Mon 25 Dec 2017, 8:17 pm

A 7DII will quite happily read a card full of photos from a 7D. The risk of corrupting the card is very low provided that you don't try to take photos on the new camera on top of the old ones.

Re: Used CF cards in a new camera

Mon 25 Dec 2017, 9:59 pm

Thanks again for the advice. I'll wipe a card or two and reformat and keep one with UK taken photos on (already copied to my PC) to pop in as Dave suggested. Excellent.

Re: Used CF cards in a new camera

Tue 26 Dec 2017, 10:02 am

Enjoy the meatball Phantoms mate. I’m very jealous but hope to go out there myself around Easter.
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