What Cards are you using in your camera?

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  1. pbelarge

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    I am curious what cards you are all using in your cameras.

    What brand do you think is the most reliable?
    What size(s) do you carry with you in your bag?

    How do you download to your computer?
     
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    I use an 8GB ScanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s. (Amateur shooting)
    I also keep an additional two 2GB ScanDisk Extreme III 20MB/s cards in my bag.

    I can't say I've had a memory card fail in any brand, therefore can't say much toward reliability.
    I download to my computer through an internal card reader.


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    I have an 8GB SanDisk Ultra 15MB/s that i usually keep in the camera
    I also have a 2GB SanDisk
    If im uploading them to my desktop, i just plug the USB cord into the camera and upload through camera wizard.
    If im uploading them to my laptop, i just pop the card into the slot on the laptop and upload.
     
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    I carry 4GB Sandisk cards. One is an Ultra, and the other an Extreme 3.

    I use a Targus card reader when I am not at my place, and the reader on my Canon MX980 when I am at my apartment.
     
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    I have used Sandisk, Lexar, and Kingston and have had no problems with them.
     
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    Lexar Professional -3 years old
    SD HC
    4GB
    133x Speed

    PNY- 3 months old
    OPTIMA
    SDHC
    120min HD
    8GB

    Scan Disk 2
    1GB
    Backup backup

    Internal Card Reader on the front of the tower.
     
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    I use a portable card reader.

    Is an internal card reader faster?
     
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    Sandisk cards for me - 2 4GB cards and 1 2GB card
    I also have a second 2GB card from another maker (I think fuji). It's a slower rating than the sandisk cards and I do really feel that even when shooting with only a 400D in RAW mode.

    Sandisk also come with a neat image recovery software program so its worth having a least one for that alone.
     
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    Main card is an 8gb Delkin eFilm Pro SDHC
    Spare is a 4gb SanDisk SDHC

    I upload all images via internal card reader on my laptop
     
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    4GB OCZ Class 6, and a Kingston 4GB Class 4. Both have served me fine, both cost under $10.
     
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    4GB Sandisk Ultra III 200x speed. And a portable card reader in the camera bag so I can download wherever I need to.
     
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    I have been using a 16GB Sandisk Extreme Class 10 card. I notice that others seem to use smaller size cards. I have two, and on several occassions filled the one and started the second.

    Is there a reason for using a smaller card that I may not be aware of?
     

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