Fergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 51 Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5559 times:
I have done a search but came up with no hits.
I have a Canon 10D and was wondering what CF Card everybody uses. Shooting raw uses a lot of memory and I know that there are 2G cards available, at a price to match. I have a 512mb card which only gives me 75 shots at raw+small.
What I need to know is there a difference between Canon CF cards and other brands. Will buying the cheaper brands, such as Sand Disc, Viking etc., have any affect on the quality of the images and can you get reasonably priced 1G and 2G CF Cards.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12147 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5516 times:
I use a 1Gb CF Card, most expensive that I could afford at the time. I have managed to squeeze 410 images shot with my 300D in the large full quality mode onto it. It's Jessop's own brand, but I've got no complaints about the quality. I think you can get 8Gb or maybe even 10Gb cards, but these are around about a grand each.
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Fergul - SanDisk are not classed as cheaper cards, I wouldn't worry about the capacity of the card, the thing to worry about is the write speed especially if you own a camera with a large buffer. Although this won't be much of a problem if you only shoot large lumbering airliners
I use SanDisk 1GB, 512MB and a 256MB cards. Never had a problem with any of them.
IL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5482 times:
I have a Lexar 256 (old slow 12x type), Silicon Power 256, Sandisk Ultra 512 and a 40 Gb portable harddisk. I haven't used the Sandisk yet, but it's supposed to be much quicker than the other two. Not that it matters to me, as I've never exhausted the 9 frame buffer on the 10D. (I shoot RAW btw)
Mikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5469 times:
The Sandisk Ultra II's are great. My wife accidentally washed a pair of pants with one of them in the pocket (in the plastic case) and it's still working perfectly today without problems. I'll buy nothing but Sandisk (Ultra or Extreme) now