Which memory card?

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  1. Ghoste

    Ghoste TPF Noob!

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    I know I keep saying I'm getting my 20D soon.. but I really meen it lol. What would you guys recomend for memory cards? My work caries Delkin for 2 reasons: Lifetime warranty and Free liftime disk recovery from factory. So is there anything bad about these cards you know about, or is there anything better? Do other companies do this? Thanks.
     
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    Sandisk-I have never had any problems with any of them.:heart:
     
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    Just make sure you get high speed. but that probably goes without saying.
     
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    Sandisc = Ugh! (only brand I've ever had fail so far)

    PNY = YEAH! (cheap and fast and reliable)
     
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    I use Sandisk. I've seen lots of posts about people having problems with Lexmark.
     
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    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    We use a few of the Promaster ones and we also have a Kodak 1GB and either of them...er all of them...er...they're all good. :D
     
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    Got a SanDisk and it works great, but there's no difference in it and a Danalec one of that I've got...both are 512's and equally as fast, you can get the Danalec's pretty cheap on ebay...
     
  8. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    I've got sandisk. My SD cards have never failed - even after bashing them, dropping them, and spending a year in my handbag. I haven't had the CF cards for long enough to tell you anything - except get a fast(-ish) one at least.

    I have a really really old CF card (16mb!!!) and it is oh so slow. My sister didn't beleive me that they could be different speeds, but then I showed her how long I have to wait between taking photos - and also to review the photos is just hell. So get a fast one!

    Look on ebay coz they're at least half price there - well mine was for me at least.
     
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    Lexar are great, I have an 80x professional CF, has a lifetime warranty with it.
     
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    sandisk ultra II or extremes are very good. So are Lexar 80x, but those i've heard can have problems (rarely, though). If you want something cheap but still fast (most of the cheap stuff is dang slow, and not reliable) try kingston. Their pro elite cards are 8mb/sec write speed, which is just shy of the Sandisk Ultra II's speed, and for quite a bit less.
     
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    I have sandisk and lexar, and haven't had problems with either. I really like my lexar 1g 80x card with the 20D.
     
  12. Big Mike

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

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    I've got Sandisk Ultra & Extreme...and I just got a couple Kingstons. No problems with any so far.

    While some of the older cards may be slow, I wouldn't pay extra for a 'faster' card unless you are a hard core sports shooter. The buffer on the 20D is great, you can continue to shoot while the shots in the buffer are being stored on the card.
     

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