CF Card Advice...

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Groupcaptainbonzo, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Groupcaptainbonzo

    Groupcaptainbonzo TPF Noob!

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    I have just unwrapped my shiney new EOS 5D MkII. (I could go on about it all day),
    With it I bought a SanDisk Extreme 60 Mb/S 8 Gb CF card. I chose SanDisk because in MY opinion you just can't get any better.
    And I chose 8 Gb 60 Mb/S after a phone call to Canon asking there advice.

    I am now thinking of a couple of "Back up" cards and think that I should go for 2 X 4 Gb (They seem big enough for my requirements, and if something tragic happens I have only lost 4 Gb of date..

    Has anyone with experience of this set up got any advice about the speed of the card I should be getting. (The guy at Canon was a really nice lad, but gave me the impression that his idea of a "Prpoer camera was something his girlfriend could put in her clutch bag...)

    cheers folks Tim H.
     
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    I use Sandisk only as well. Never had any issues. I run 8GB cards in all of my camera bodies. Extreme III model cards. Work great with the 5DII! If you shoo RAW or RAW+JPEG, 8GB is my happy medium. Not too big, not too small. 5DII files are HUGE!
     
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    I picked up a PNY 8GB for a good price but I prefer Sandisk. The speed of the card will let you shoot bursts allowing the card to save quickly. If they are fairly inexpensive I would stick with the 8GB vs 4 and buy a few. On my camera, shooting Jpeg fine, large image will give me 1000 images on the card, when it was set for Jpeg normal, large image it was 2,100 images; in RAW it goes down to 521 images. Having all that space is a good idea when a download may not be possible.
     

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