Memory Card - Unbeliveable price

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    capacity is not the only thing. the performance is probably crap. it's not a high class card and will be slow and susceptible to data corruption. 16GB is overkill anyway and it's better to carry more than one card rather than one huge card.
     
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    ^ +1
     
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    if something seems to be too good to be true, it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    i would stay away from pseudo-brands.. in particular with the large cards.

    CF is not CF, there are differences in speed, reliability, ....
     
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    All my cards are strictly SanDisk Extreme
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    Just a question why?

    With the camera in your sig you could be shooting Ultra II and not notice any performance change, plus they are half the price? I shoot Ultra II in a Nikon D300 and I can't out run them.
     
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    I have the 4GB version of it. And it seems pretty good. Of course, it is slow when compare to other fast one. Newegg have the 16G for a little over $50 after shipping. And the reviews from there is not that bad at all.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211170

    Using it with my XTI, I do not notice much speed different when taking pictures (compare it with my Sandisk). I believe it is because of the memory buffer in the camera. And I believe if I shooting in continues mode, the slowness may causing some issue. But so far, I have not encounter any problem yet.
     
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    Too right.

    Unless your camera can support the UMDA technology, which the Canon Rebel does not, the Extreme IV card is just overkill and of no benefit to you.
     
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    Yikes! Extreme IV? Did not even know those existed.

    I've used both Extreme III and Ultra II - does not seem to be much performance difference in a 30D so I buy the cheap one (Ultra II). The III is faster, but not enough to justify the much increased price.

    Like others, I prefer using many small cards instead of one big one. Do not like "putting all my apples in same cart"
     
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    I just picked up an 8gb Velo class 6 SDHC card today for £17.61... cheapest i could find anywhere...
     
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    I got a 4gb Extreme III on the weekend before 4th of July from Circuit City for $10 less than their 4gb Ultra III. Couldn't pass it up.
     

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