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  1. tempra

    tempra TPF Noob!

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    I need another CF card as I lost one a while back and the 256MB one I got left is not enough. I'm currently drooling over a Lexar 1GB, but is it worth the extra money for the pro 80x write speed one, or is the normal 1GB fast enough - I have a 10D, and I don't think it writes fast enough to make a difference - I might be wrong though.

    Any advice?
     
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    tempra TPF Noob!

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    .... or are the SanDisk ones just as good - I want a reliable card, having bad experiences with cheap ones...
     
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    tr0gd0o0r TPF Noob!

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    All I can say is i'm currently using the Lexar and it works great. So while I can vouch for it, no idea if the camera can actually write fast enough for it.
     
  4. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Both the Lexar and Sandisk cards are great quality...I've used both quite a bit and am equally happy with them. As far as speed goes, you may see some difference if you do a lot of sequence shooting, but the biggest difference I find is the time it takes to transfer a 1gig card full of data from the camera to my pc. My higher speed 1 gig card (can't remember the speed offhand) can transfer a full card of data faster than my 256 cards can. Just a thought. Quite a few of them have 3 different models, I'd suggest going for the middle speed.
     
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    Right, I think I'm gonna get me a SanDisk Ultra II 1GB card off ebay, price seems ok, it's in the states so hope I get away with having to pay any duty on it.

    Damn British rip off pricing.

    Thanks for your help guys!
     
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    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    Tell us what the camera is, not all of them write fast enough for 80x
     
  7. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Got the SanDisk Ultra II 1GB a few weeks ago at Costco around 80 US, shot some water skiers it seemed to be as nearly as fast as the Lexar cards I lost.
     
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    I have an 80X Lexar 1GB and have never had any problems with it. I can't say for sure about the transfer rate between the card and camera but as Chase pointed out it would definatly make a difference when transfering from the card to a PC.
     
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    It's an EOS 10D, my PC only has USB 1.1 at the moment though, so transfer rate to it is not really a problem although my laptop does have USB 2, which does go a lot faster.

    Thanks again guys, I've ordered the SanDisk - will report back when it gets here.
     

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