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The best option we found was a Dollar Store that said they had good SD cards. When we got there we found they were
I soon learned why getting the right card for your camera is so important. My Fuji X-T2 camera makes really large photos really fast. When I got the camera I did a little research and found the Transcend Ultimate UHS-II SDHC U3 was a good match for my camera. That's what I have been using since I got the camera. I now know how important a fast card is.
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The Radio Shack SDXC card has a write speed of 4 MB per second. My Transcend cards have a write speed of 180 MB per second, 45 times faster! But, what does this mean in the real world?
Most of the time I make five different exposures of the same shot, starting at - 2 EV and going to +2 EV. When I get home I then either pick the best exposure out of the five or blend some combination of the five together on the PC. The Fuji camera can make those 5 shots in less than a second and write them to the card in the time it takes me to take a breath. That is if I have a high-speed card in the camera. What I found was what appears instantaneous with a high-speed card takes about a minute with the low-speed card. I would take the five shots then wait a minute while the camera saved those photos to the card. That's a pretty frustrating experience.
When shopping for memory cards for your camera I suggest doing a little research first. Find out what the manufacturer recommends. Then see if there is any additional information available online. I also found a few good sites with information that helped me decide which cards to buy.
Camera Memory Speed - Performance Tests for Digital Cameras
All my troubles could have been avoided if I had planned ahead and brought enough memory cards with me. I've since solved that problem and am ready for the next big adventure.