You might be seeing this and thinking to yourself, “that’s a lot of Lexar cards!” Well you’re right it is a lot but that is all part of the prep work. When prepping for any trip you have to keep in mind what projects you will be working on and what you will need to accomplish those projects. For the 22 days that Brent and I will be in South Africa we will be working on numerous video projects, most importantly the humanitarian work with Red Rover Ventures. Not to mention the numerous articles that will amount from the stills taken. In other words we will be busy with lots of work and not knowing how much time for uploading we will have means taking a lot of cards.
A couple of things to keep in mind is that weight is a factor everywhere we go so having more cards isn’t as viable as having bigger cards. Even though they are small the weight does add up. Size also plays true since Brent and I will be shooting with the D4, D4s and D810 stills and video. That means XQD cards and SD cards. Thanks to the help of our dear friend Jeff over at Lexar we are able to get a few more items to help the two of us out. Although I will be primarily shooting with the 128GB CF and 64GB CF cards, I will have plenty of 32GB CF cards in my card wallet.
Now for those of you who looked closely at this image you might have noticed the orange faced card at the bottom left corner. That is an old 8GB 133x card from my collection. Why put it in there? To add dramatic effect to the need of proper equipment and planning in a single image! I’m not really going to take 5 8GB cards or even the 16GB cards. 🙂