Good Memory Card?

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  1. DWHJR

    DWHJR TPF Noob!

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    I have just recently bought a Canon 40D, and was wondering what is a good and fast memory card for the 40D?

    THanks!

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The 'speed' of the memory card is less important than the camera's buffer and processor, so most memory cards will perform similarly with regular shooting. If you are rapid-fire shooting for an extended period of time, a faster card can help clear the buffer faster.

    Faster cards do upload faster though, and also make it quicker when reviewing images on the camera's LCD.

    I like Sandisk personally. Their Extreme III and Extreme IV cards are great.
     
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    I use SanDisk too. Currently using Ultra IIs and haven't had a problem with them but I do plan to get some Extreme IIIs soon. Many of my shooting buddies use Extreme IIIs and IVs and haven't complained.
     
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    I use Sandisk Extreme III and I love them. Never had a problem.
     
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    Sandisk Extreme IV here as well.
     
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    also an extreme III user.
    i just saw the price of the extreme IV...wow...i forgot that cards can be expensive
     
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    Looks like I am going scandisk extreme III or IV,

    THanks for the help!

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Also of note...if you use Extreme IV cards with the special Extreme IV card reader, your upload speed can be super fast.
     
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    I also use Sandisk Extreme III. No problems whatsoever.
     

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