OK, so I'm going into withdrawal while my M9 is in the shop for a few problems. It's been a month or more now, and I'm getting itchy to have it back...
I was putting together an order from a photo retailer, and the thought occurred to me that I should get a few more SD cards for the M9. However, I know there there have been compatibility issues with some cards, so I figured I would read up a little on what is working, etc. As I read, it dawned on me that in a few years, there may be NO new cards available that will work with the M9 (cards change specs a little as they get faster, start holding much more than the memory addresses in the M9 were designed for, etc...).
I wouldn't even be concerned with this if the camera were a Canon or Sony, because I have absolutely never had an issue with compatibility with more mainstream cameras, but the fact that WHEN BRAND NEW, the M9 had some compatibility concerns with some cards got me thinking on this a little.
Should we be slowly accumulating a cache of SD cards to allow the camera to be a 'lifetime' purchase? While I do see myself getting an M11 or whatever in time, I bought the camera thinking it would be a relatively long term investment.
May that not prove to be the case if cards become unavailable with the inevitable advancement of the memory storage technology and standards?