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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4857 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.

Thanks

Fergul Big grin


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User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4829 times:

I used the cheapest ones I could get my hands on until I got the 20D, as it reads/writes faster with high-end CF cards like SanDisk's CompactFlash Ultra.

BTW got OK-DGL under the sun today at lunchtime  Big thumbs up (OK 50-year special livery)

UTA



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User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4815 times:

Can i ask just one question.... What the difference in shooting in Raw rather than Jpeg..... Whats the advantage seeing as it half the amount of shots available ?????

Just wondered.

Simon C

PS : I use Viking and have had no problems apart from having to do the odd re-format  Smile



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11686 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4814 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.

Dan  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4798 times:

Simon, to save us writing out the advantages/disadvantages of JPEG v RAW you best read this http://194.100.88.243/petteri/pont/How_to/o_RAW_workflow/_RAW_workflow.html

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  Smile
I use SanDisk 1GB, 512MB and a 256MB cards. Never had a problem with any of them.

Ian.



If I could just get the afterburner working...
User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4790 times:



Lexar all the way! Better safe than sorry. SanDisk are the next best thing.



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User currently offlineAdamWright From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4787 times:

SanDisk 256 & 512

no complaints so far!

-Adam


User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

Thanks Ian for the link  Big thumbs up



Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4780 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)
cheers,
Eduard


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4767 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  Big grin

Mike


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9647 posts, RR: 68
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4769 times:
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Lets see. I have 4 256 Lexar 12x, a Sandisk Ultra 256, a Crucial 256, 2 512 Sandisk 40x, and a IBM 1 gig Microdrive.

User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2822 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4758 times:

I have a 1GB IBM microdrive, 2 1GB Sandisk Ultra II's, 1 512mb Sandisk Ultra and a Lexar 128mb 8x.

The 2 sandisks are my primary cards. I am soon going to add a few 2GB Sandisk Ultra II's to my bag as i want to start shooting RAW!

Chris



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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4757 times:

Thanks everybody, much appreciated!  Big thumbs up

Thanks Ian for the link, interesting read!

Fergul  Smokin cool



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User currently offlineEmbraer145 From Netherlands, joined Feb 2001, 311 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4755 times:

1x Sandisk 256, 1x no brand 256, 1x Kingston 512


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User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4749 times:

1x Lexar 80x 2GB and 2x Lexar 40x 256mb for me  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2039 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4737 times:
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3x SanDisk 256 Ultra, 1x Crucial 256, 1x Sandisk Ultra 512..

User currently offlineChristian From Sweden, joined Oct 1999, 348 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4718 times:

I have 2 SanDisk 1Gb

/Christian



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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4715 times:

i use 2 sandisk 1,0 gb cf cards in addition to the nikon one that came with the camera. then again, the nikon card only fits about 1 RAW picture.


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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4705 times:

I currently have one IBM 1 gig Microdrive and one SanDisk 265.
Planning to get another 1gig in the near future.

Florian



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User currently offlineMarco_polo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4693 times:

Hitachi Microdrive 4GB x 2
IBM Microdrive 1GB x 2
Sandisk 1GB x 2
Lexar 40X 1GB x 2

Cheers - Jay


User currently offlineMdwalkman From China, joined Oct 2001, 208 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4667 times:

2X TRANSCENT 256MB 30X

Ray



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User currently offlineKereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 45
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4664 times:

2 Lexar (4x) 256mb
1 Silicon Power 512mb
1 Sandisk Ultra II 1Gb

Colin



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User currently offlineJuanchopancho From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4657 times:

1GB SanDisk CompactFlash Ultra II with a Canon EOS 20D. RAW images I can fit about 120. I haven't had any issues with write speeds. I'll probably buy another one or even the 2GB version.

User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4655 times:

Chris, you would probably get more Bang for your buck if your got an X-Drive...

Much more economical if you wanna shoot raw...

I got a 1GB SanDisk type I CF, 2x 128mb Vikings. I also purchased a Lexar 1GB 80x Speed Write and was VERY impressed by the writing speeds it gave me.



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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2822 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4643 times:

Kev, i already have an X-Drive! I just like to have loads of space so that if im shooting i can shoot a good few hundred frames and not have to worry about the cards filling for a while.

I am also thinking of the future with my mk2! They need lots of space!

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
25 Post contains links and images Fergulmcc : Morning everybody Thanks for all the input on the CF Cards. Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the Sandisk Extreme and the Sandisk Ultr
26 Post contains links OD720 : I would recommend to have a look at this. You will be able to tell which card will serve your equipment best. It is the bible of CF cards. http://www.
27 Post contains images Ckw : The problem with model you point to is that its mains operated ... you'd need to plug it in to a nearby tree But there are plenty of genuinely portabl
28 Post contains images Fergulmcc : Once again Thanks to everybody for the info, appreciated Thanks Vatche for the link. Fergul
29 Post contains images Kaddyuk : ckw, to echo what you said about the camera buffer, i can shoot about 70 frames before the camera starts to "lock up" so to speak. The lexar writes on
30 Post contains links and images Fergulmcc : Here is some info on the EOS 10D buffering http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos10d/page11.asp Fergul
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