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I just received my new a7r IVa and purchased these Sony SF-G Series TOUGH 300MB/s 128GB cards (2). They seem a little bit "tougher" (no pun intended) to insert in the a7r IVa, and when I inserted the first one in the SD card slot on the back of my iMac, it didn't make a very good connection. I had to kind of wiggle it to get it to stay mounted. Anyone else have any similar issues with these cards? I have several external USB/SD readers that I'll try next time.
 

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I also experience a slight resistance when inserting my Tough 256GB/177 cards into R7 iv. I wiggle them a bit while applying pressure.

Also, there's an old "Recall" notice issued by Sony awhile back. May be worth checking even your more recent purchases; Not sure if the "Star" test is still valid.

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Sony Tough Recall notice
 
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Thanks, Garida! I got my lighted magnifier out of my drawer and examined the back of the cards and compared them to those effected according to that Recall Notice. Mine are not included in the recall. I think perhaps my issue is related to the fact that they're probably a bit "beefier" since they are built tougher--if that makes sense. They seem to be. :cool:(y)
 

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Doug, since you are experiencing difficulties inserting SD into camera, perhaps I should also warn you that as you fill the card with photos, the card becomes increasingly thicker and your difficulty inserting it in camera also increases. Sony has a new diet plan to mitigate extremes. :D
 

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Doug, since you are experiencing difficulties inserting SD into camera, perhaps I should also warn you that as you fill the card with photos, the card becomes increasingly thicker and your difficulty inserting it in camera also increases. Sony has a new diet plan to mitigate extremes. :D
I'm already on a diet... I'll make sure I only store skinny bits on the card.
 

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They are a pain in the butt at first, but do ease a bit with time.
 
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I just received my new a7r IVa and purchased these Sony SF-G Series TOUGH 300MB/s 128GB cards (2). They seem a little bit "tougher" (no pun intended) to insert in the a7r IVa, and when I inserted the first one in the SD card slot on the back of my iMac, it didn't make a very good connection. I had to kind of wiggle it to get it to stay mounted. Anyone else have any similar issues with these cards? I have several external USB/SD readers that I'll try next time.
Still learning the menu setup on the a7r IVa (man-oh-man), but I took a few more test photos. I mentioned I've got this ancient external USB SD card reader. It seems to work fine. The card just doesn't like the SD slot on my iMac--which is a pain to get to, anyway. Going to order a new USB 3.2 reader.
 

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Doug,
Of course, you must do what you feel is best for you, but if were just starting out similar to a position like yours --- I would lean toward an inexpensive new laptop. They have fast processors, SD card ports, USB3.2 ports, internal M.2 SSDs, keyboard, and many other interfaces; and they’re portable, A/C, or plug into car cigar lighter power. Bluetooth and USB Tether capabilities which allows internet modem connections thru your cell phone. You get internet while in the field thru your smartphone's data plan.

I think laptops are much better than Tablets, external SSDs, card readers, and other peripherals (which usually requiring cables or converters) but not needed w laptops. You can put all kinds of software on laptops and edit videos, photos, and the list goes on and on. And now you can buy a decent laptop for the price of a good tablet or smartphone; and laptops are faster. Something to think about.
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Doug,
Of course, you must do what you feel is best for you, but if were just starting out similar to a position like yours --- I would lean toward an inexpensive new laptop. They have fast processors, SD card ports, USB3.2 ports, internal M.2 SSDs, keyboard, and many other interfaces; and they’re portable, A/C, or plug into car cigar lighter power. Bluetooth and USB Tether capabilities which allows internet modem connections thru your cell phone. You get internet while in the field thru your smartphone's data plan.

I think laptops are much better than Tablets, external SSDs, card readers, and other peripherals (which usually requiring cables or converters) but not needed w laptops. You can put all kinds of software on laptops and edit videos, photos, and the list goes on and on. And now you can buy a decent laptop for the price of a good tablet or smartphone; and laptops are faster. Something to think about.
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Amazon laptops samples
I've been doing photography since I was 12, just not full frame. Though it is several years old now, I have a 27" 5K iMac with a 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 64GB 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, a Radeon Pro 580 graphics card with 8GB of RAM and a 2TB PCIe SSD, and a total of 20TB of Thunderbolt 2 external storage, so lack of processing power really isn't an issue. I think the SD slot is just little temperamental. That being said, Apple is rumored to be soon-to-release a new 32" iMac using their new M2 processor and lots of improvements over my current model. I'll probably go that route, when that happens, but for now, aside for the SD slot, I'm in pretty good shape. I just really like the large, high-resolution display when doing post or editing. Oh, and I also have Photoshop, Lightroom, and the full suite of products from Topaz (I had Topaz Adjust but "won" the entire suite during a Topaz webinar several years ago) and Skylum's Aurora HDR and Luminar 4, and Photomatix Pro.
 
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..... I have a 27" 5K iMac with a 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 64GB 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, a Radeon Pro 580 graphics card....

Looks like I stepped on myself again. :sick: I’m not a Mac guy, so I’m not that familiar w all the Apple product names. So I totally misinterpreted your situation, thinking you had an Apple version of a tablet. Appears I’m quite wrong, as you already have LOTS of horsepower w that iMac.

So ignore my suggestions ref. the laptop. All you really need is a wind turbine or solar panel farm to power that energy-hungry quad-core i7 / Radeon setup of yours.
 
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Looks like I stepped on myself again. :sick: I’m not a Mac guy, so I’m not that familiar w all the Apple product names. So I totally misinterpreted your situation, thinking you had an Apple version of a tablet. Appears I’m quite wrong, as you already have LOTS of horsepower w that iMac.

So ignore my suggestions ref. the laptop. All you really need is a wind turbine or solar panel farm to power that energy-hungry quad-core i7 / Radeon setup of yours.
It's all good, my friend. We're all in this together. That solar/wind farm does sound like a good idea!
 

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