Best Memory Card Brand ? CF

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  1. Alpha_Omega

    Alpha_Omega TPF Noob!

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    I have lots of questions...

    This one is what type of card should I get for my 40D. Shooting at 10m per shot how many pictures can I get on a 1gig card. I see they have cards up to 8gigs or more. But what does everybody use ?

    I am looking for a good brand, price etc.

    Thanks

    Nathan
     
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    wow, that does look like a good price for a 4 gig card... how is this brand ? and do you think it will work fast with my Canon 40D ?
    Thanks
     
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    In all honesty, most companies' cards are the same cards with a different label.

    Same chips, same casings, same PCBs.
     
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    Go with Sandisk or Lexar, both are made of win. Do not do the whole save a buck and get a off brand.
     
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    I agree. I build circuit boards for a living. There's a few companies that provide components and they're all comparable. Anybody that builds any kind of electronic device buys from these same companies.
     
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    so then tell me why more of the off-brand cards fail than those of the major companies? ;) .. maybe it is how they connect the components, or their layout (weaker / cheaper components not up to the task).

    I know many people who had serious trouble with off-brand cards. But one or two who lost images due to brand cards.
     
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    I use Sandisk and PNY. Since PNY is a pretty popular maker of computer memory, I figure they outta have these down pat....never had a problem with them.
     
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    Yes, build quality. But, theoretically, if it works when you get it, it should continue to work as well as any other brand.

    I guess I should mention that I don't mean the cheapy cheapy ones. I'm saying all the more common brands should be fairly comparable. If you buy one from china that has a handwritten label on it, all bets are off.
     
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    Correct.

    If you buy from any major company (Dane-Electro, Kingston, SanDisk, PNY, A-Data, Transcend, Sony, etc), chances are you're getting almost the exact same stuff with a different sticker stuck on the outside and shipped in a different clamshell packaging.
     
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    hey guys, i'm in desperate need of getting some more memory, and i was looking around this website...

    http://www.mymemory.co.uk/

    do you guys think this is legit/worth it?
     

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