Any info on CF cards?

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    firemedic0135 TPF Noob!

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    Does anyone now much about these CF cards.I bought a ultra 2 with my new camera but there are some many types(extreme3,extreme4,platinum,ultimate,80x,100x,on and on,etc.) then there are diff brands,kingston,sandisk,etc.Anyone have a chart?
     
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    I've seen a chart that compared cards and their speeds etc...but I don't remember where it was...and it was a few years ago.

    Basically, the main difference is the read and write speed. The more expensive 'Extreme' and 'Professional' cards will read a write the data faster. That will make a difference to some people but not to others.

    Some cards, like the Sandisk Extreme, are made a little more robust.
     
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    I don't know what kind of camera you are using but make sure it's a brand that will work. I use Nikons and SandDisk and Lexar are the only ones they approve. Not saying others won't work, just saying what is in Nikon's user manual.
     
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    Sony alpha a100. hope it uses sandisk,allthough I cant imagine it wouldnt.
     

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