Carry memory cards in pocket

11 months 2 weeks ago #629886 by Uplander
Dumb question of the day, can you carry your memory cards in your pocket?   I always do and another photographer and I are having a 'discussion' about this practice as we speak.  

Can memory cards be damaged by carrying them in your pocket?  


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11 months 2 weeks ago #629888 by Nikon Shooter
Hardly. There is one MAJOR reason why I do carry cards in
my pocket but always in the little plastic box it came with:
dust particles of all nature may get stuck in the contacts ho-
les and make them possibly unusable.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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11 months 2 weeks ago #629913 by Nikon Shooter

Nikon Shooter wrote: Hardly. There is one MAJOR reason why I do carry cards in
my pocket but always in the little plastic box it came with:
dust particles of all nature may get stuck in the contacts ho-
les and make them possibly unusable.


ADDENDUM

This concerns only CF and XQD cards as SD, SDHC, SDXC
are not affected by dust.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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11 months 2 weeks ago #630138 by I shoot RAW
In a plastic case they come with, all the time!  Never any issues.  

Wasn't me :)
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11 months 2 weeks ago #630247 by Sassy Girl
I carry mine in my purse all the time, does that count?  


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11 months 2 weeks ago #630253 by Joe Peterson
No, and I'll tell you why:  I can see myself accidentally leaving this in my pocket and washing it with my jeans!


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11 months 2 weeks ago #630530 by Jacko
OMG, that's the biggest reason why I wouldn't do it.  I would leave the card in my pocket and end up washing it!  


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11 months 1 week ago #630728 by Studio Queen
LOL I’m with the mindset of playing it safe, I’ve accidentally washed way too many things over the years. Memory card in my pocket would definitely fall victim.


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11 months 1 week ago #630849 by Frost Photography
I hardly keep anything in my pockets let alone a memory card.  So no for me. 

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