Is this a good memory card?

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  1. TJ K

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    shame u didnt ask this same question like 2-3 weeks ago....you could have gotten a sandisk extreme 3 4 gb cf card for free....I got 12 of them haha but sandisk is currently having a mail in rebate of 60$ if u buy 3 4gb so if u shop around b&h or wolf or somewhere like that you might be able to find them close to the 60 for 3 (like i did i.e. free) i dunno maybe a thought....also as far as that memory card not sure specifically for that camera but i have one that was very simliar for my 5d and it worked ok.
    oh im a goof just realized that u were posting for sd i automatically assumed cf....anyways sandisk also has the mail in rebate on the sd cards too and all the rest applies
     
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    So do you think if I bought this I wouldn't have any problems right and it would be able to shoot it's full speed right?
     
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    The SDHC standard, for Sandisk, is up to 40MB/S on their Extreme IV line. For most people, an Extreme IV is more than they would ever need to satisfy their hobbyist pursuits. Having said that, while Sandisk does make a good card, most other manufacturers are just as good. A 16GB Transcend Class 6 is 39.98 compared to the 34.99 for the Sandisk. I would be very surprised if you noticed the "speed" difference in anything other than transferring files from your camera to your card.
     
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    I just did a quick search in the D90 manual and did not find the keyword "UDMA" which tells me that the Extreme IV card would be a waste of money since the camera does not support the technology.

    I use 4GB cards. The only reason to possibly use a large card is if on holiday with no chance to upload the images elsewhere.
     
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    That's because UDMA is a Compact Flash technology. The D90 does not take Compact Flash cards.

    I have a 4GIG Compact Flash card, and at RAW settings, you'll get maybe 200 or so files on a 12MP camera (which the D90 is). Dunno about anyone else, but I can burn through 200 photos during an event like gangbusters.
     
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    So what would be a good choice to go with because the sandisc extreme lll seems to be a bit expensive but what is a good priced, reliable, and fast card with at least 4-8gb of memory. Thank you.
     
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    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Class-Flash-Memory-TS16GSDHC6/dp/B0015AOK1O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1229556290&sr=1-2]Transcend 16GB[/ame] for 30 bucks. Some will poopoo on Transcend's quality. Don't pay attention to them. If you want an 8GB card, it is even cheaper than the 16GB. At 16gb you are looking at around 800/1000 RAW files before you crap out. That's if you are shooting RAW.
     
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    Well I don't think I will be shooting raw to often.
     
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    unless you are very experienced, RAW will give you far greater flexibility in adjusting your shots
     
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    Oh but don't you need special software for downloading raw?
     
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    What SOFTWARE program do you use to edit your photos if any?
     

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