I made a ten year time lapse… OK this is just 10 years time lapsed between memory cards. 10 years ago I shot with a Nikon D100. IT was a 6MP marvel of technology for its time. Now it is only good for hammering nails into wallboard to hang photos.
These two cards retailed for the same price at time of purchase. $149. The CF Card filled after 25 photos. The SD card you can go on three vacations and shoot a wedding with space to spare. For a guy who bought his first computer in 1992, a 286 with a 20MB hard drive, this is a miracle sent from heaven. You could fit 12000 of full 20MB hard drives from back then onto it. That is a lot of “Leisure Suit Larry-ing.”
My D100 could take 25 six megapixel full raw photos with the CF card, which could explain a few years of shameful JPG shooting. My D810 can take 4100 thirty-six megapixel 14 bit raw photos with the SD card. That math doesn’t add up, but here is the proof:
I’m not that versed in product photography, unless it is paint-related, but here is my attempt at lighting two different subjects. It didn’t help that the SD card ink is basically a mirror. At least I got to drag out my “bokeh wall.”
(Straight Out Of Camera)
Nikon 105mm f/2.8
- Exposure Lowered
- Highlights and shadows raised
- Adjustment brush to lower the exposure and raise the highlights on the SD card
- Edited out my handwriting. Apparently this was #4 of 6 CF cards I used. They cost over $1000 and you can get them at the dollar store now.
- Cleaned up any garbage, except the CF card itself.
- Fixed the levels a bit on the SD card sticker
- Cheated interest with a post-crop vignette
Times, They Are A-Changin!
Well I’ll check back in with you all in ten years with a 256 TB nano-micro SD card that costs $10 and holds the entirety of a human brain.