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  1. texasturbo

    texasturbo TPF Noob!

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    What is the best brand, size and speed memory card to use in a Canon EOS 40D?

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  2. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well here is some info on camera write speeds to cards and capacities
    http://www.juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/compact_flash_cards_tests.htm
    it appears that the 40D will take the monster 32GB cards - but personally I would exercise caution if you decied to use these - don't just have one 32GB card for everything. I would say two 4 GB cards are enough for most general use in either JPEG or RAW mode - a 32 I would take on a longer trip away from a computer and would take more than just it (no way would I want it to fail and lose everything)
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I agree on the 4 gig cards, I personally use the Sandisk Extreme IIIs.
     
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    JustAnEngineer TPF Noob!

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    I've got a 16 GB card for my EOS 40D. It holds slightly over 1000 photos (RAW+small JPEG). That's not a bad match for the battery capacity, either.
     

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