Fake Card? What Affects can it Have?

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  1. YoungPic

    YoungPic TPF Noob!

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    I bought a sandisk 4gb CF card off ebay(i know buyer bewware) but when i bought it the seller had a 98% rating and the bad ratings were just for late delivery. So in the course of waiting for it t be shipped to me (about a week and a half) i read the sellers feed back and it dropped to like 95, becuase of the cards that were purcashed were fake. Well know im like ok i lost $50 but i was just wondering what affects can a fake card have on my camera (canon 40d)? pic o' card

    p.s. it came with the entire box set also, so the software, manual, case all that stuff

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    That looks like a genuine card to me. It has all the proper markings and stamps of the genuine deal.

    EDIT: Just checked, yup, it's one of the newer fakes. They have a proper batch numbers now. :(

    The font on the 4.0 is wrong and the plastic along the connector edge is the fake type. :(


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    Sorry. It will probably just be slower is all. (I guess. I never had a fake :p)
     
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  3. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It'll just be slower. I've used fake cards for a good 2 years because back then they were expensive!
     

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