D850 and XQD performance

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  1. benhasajeep

    benhasajeep No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    When I ordered my camera I ordered a Sony 128GB XQD G model card (400 read/write). I received the card before I did the camera. I am now kicking myself for not ordering at least 2. B&H has the same card in stock for $188 I think it is. That's $48 more than I paid back in Sep. Clearly with the rush of sales for the camera, and Lexor may or may not shut down. The prices are way up.

    So my thinking is maybe buying one of the slower cards as a back up. And was wondering for those that now have a D850. What cards are you using. And if you feel they are good. Or if you wished you had a better performing card?


     
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    I got 2 Sony 64GB 440, they ok, no complaints but I use them only as backup, my SD is my main use, mind you as a wedding photographer speed is not an issue for me.
     
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    That's what I was wondering as I don't do much if any high frame rate shooting. I do have a couple fast 64gb sd's and that are 300mb/299mb sec. After that next quickest cards are 95mb sec SD cards. Didn't think about using the SD as the primary and xqd as 2nd.
     
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    On my D500 I also used the SD II cards as primary, and a XQD as secondary.

    I tried my 95mb SD-I cards on it and the SD-II cards just blew it away but I was testing 100 shot runs. But shooting soccer and using 10fps it definitely helped. But I rolled back down to 6fps and with the large buffer I was using either the SD-2 or SD-1 cards with no issues.

    The XQD was faster than the SD-II but my laptop and desktop have SD slots so I tried to avoid only having the images on the XQD. Had to use the USB cable for XQD transfers as I was too cheap to buy an add-on XQD reader.

    Truthfully, I'd would only use the XQD as a backup for paid gigs. Otherwise I was happy just using the SD card slot. Either SD-1 or SD-2 for everyday shots. For sports and high FPS, SD-2 or XQD for sure.
     
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    I don't think I have ever paid more than $20 on a memory card. If I have it wasn't much more. I've worn a few out and pitched them. I'd be upset when I wore out a $188 one.
     
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    I tried an off brand inexpensive card once. It would not work in my D800! It would in my older cameras but at 1/4 it's capacity (I checked the card and it was not a fake with higher capacity listed than actual). Also had 2 given to me for presents and they were both frauds. They said 32mb, but both would only take just over 3.6gb!

    All were CF cards.
     
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    I always buy the smallest size I can find. In the film days we didn't shoot thousands of exposures in a day's shooting - at least I didn't. Film and processing weren't free. I still don't. I wouldn't want to take the time to look at them and cull them. I wouldn't fill up a 1GB SD card in a day - even shooting fine+raw. I don't usually buy off brand either.
     
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    Came across this article. Thought I would link it and post info from it for future searchers.
    Best memory cards for the Nikon D850 DSLR camera (XQD, UHS-II and UHS-I) | Nikon Rumors
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    XQD, UHS-II and UHS-I SD. Here are the results:

    Memory Cards USB 3 read USB 3 write Nikon D850
    XQD

    LEXAR 2933X 344 MB/s 202 MB/s 115.45 MB/s
    SONY G 400MB/S 330 MB/s 188 MB/s 113.84 MB/s
    SONY M 150MB/S 347 MB/s 111 MB/s 97.53 MB/s
    SONY M 80MB/S 276 MB/s 30 MB/s 34.72 MB/s
    UHS-II
    SONY G 269.3 MB/s 234.5 MB/s 97.88 MB/s
    DELKIN 250 271.4 MB/s 231.3 MB/s 96.48 MB/s
    Sandisk Extreme PRO 300 273.9 MB/s 238.9 MB/s 96.30 MB/s
    TOSHIBA Exceria PRO 258.8 MB/s 226.5 MB/s 92.69 MB/s
    LEXAR 2000X 272.7 MB/s 244.5 MB/s 92.30 MB/s
    TRANSCEND 290.2 MB/s 182.1 MB/s 91.21 MB/s
    FUJIFILM Elite II 294.0 MB/s 181.6 MB/s 90.27 MB/s
    Sandisk Extreme PRO 280 260.5 MB/s 214.8 MB/s 89.79 MB/s
    HOODMAN Steel 2000X 268.7 MB/s 183.9 MB/s 88.05 MB/s
    ADATA V90 256.5 MB/s 231.7 MB/s 81.50 MB/s
    SONY M 253.2 MB/s 91.62 MB/s 68.34 MB/s
    DELKIN 1900X 273.3 MB/s 97.3 MB/s 66.28 MB/s
    LEXAR 1000X 153.4 MB/s 84.30 MB/s 55.25 MB/s
    UHS-I
    Sandisk Extreme PRO U3 98.6 MB/s 90.8 MB/s 65.29 MB/s
    KINGSTON U3 98.1 MB/s 90.4 MB/s 64.75 MB/s
    DELKIN 633X U3 98.3 MB/s 88.7 MB/s 62.39 MB/s
    SONY U3 - old model 96.5 MB/s 84.5 MB/s 58.86 MB/s
    SAMSUNG PRO+ U3 97.5 MB/s 87.3 MB/s 58.78 MB/s
    TRANSCEND U3 96.7 MB/s 84.9 MB/s 56.11 MB/s
    SAMSUNG PRO U1 96.3 MB/s 82.2 MB/s 56.03 MB/s
    SAMSUNG PRO U3 97.7 MB/s 78.6 MB/s 53.78 MB/s
    PNY Elite U3 96.5 MB/s 66.1 MB/s 49.94 MB/s
    Sandisk Extreme Plus U3 99.0 MB/s 64.4 MB/s 49.61 MB/s
    SONY U3 - new model 96.7 MB/s 56.2 MB/s 47.89 MB/s
    PNY Elite U1 96.5 MB/s 66.5 MB/s 47.43 MB/s
    LEXAR 633X U3 93.3 MB/s 67.3 MB/s 46.86 MB/s
    Sandisk Extreme U3 72.43 MB/s 54.1 MB/s 42.69 MB/s
    LEXAR 600X U1 95.4 MB/s 64.8 MB/s 42.04 MB/s
    SANDISK Ultra U1 99.3 MB/s 36.1 MB/s 23.69 MB/s
    SAMSUNG U1 Evo 47.7 MB/s 27.3 MB/s 20.23 MB/s


    Read more: Best memory cards for the Nikon D850 DSLR camera (XQD, UHS-II and UHS-I) | Nikon Rumors


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    Read more: Best memory cards for the Nikon D850 DSLR camera (XQD, UHS-II and UHS-I) | Nikon Rumors
     

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