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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

So, it seems like the D60 I ordered just a week ago is now available for me to collect  Wow!

Damn, and I thought I'd got several weeks to save up!  Big grin

So, the question is - microdrive or compact flash cards?

Anyone any opinion? More interested in reliability/usability than price-per-megabyte issues.

Thanks,

Andy

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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 769 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

I opted for CF as I have heard tales of failure of microdrive after dropping, and corruption of microdrive when used in card reader. I seemed to me that a mechanically complex device like a microdrive would be inherently more prone to failure than the solid state CF card.

I also felt that the higher capacity of the microdrive was not a greta advantage - I'd rather have 2 or 3 CF cards (with some redundancy) than a single microdrive, which I'd probably drop, loose, or render unusable at some point.

I believe that in bench testing CF cards are also a little faster.

Cheers

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1915 times:
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not sure about shipping to the UK, but Micron (www.crucial.com) has some great CF prices. I just ordered a 256 meg card, with 2 day Fed Ex Shipping and Tax, for $90 US.

No, I am not affiliated with them. They offer a lifetime guarantee.


User currently offline737heavy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

I have 2 microdrives and I used them both in USB CF readers and I haven't had any problems. Depends what format you want to use. On the D60 a RAW image will take up around 6mb. If you don't want RAW you shouldn't need as much space.

www.21store.com do 256mb CF for £90 or you can now get the new 1gb CF card. You can probably get cheaper elsewhere. Everything costs more in the UK.

Regards


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

256mb compact flash card is £80 inc P+P (I think) from 7dayshop.com...

User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

$80!!

I payed £100 for my 256mb and thought I was getting a good deal!


User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1870 times:

from iomega back in april i got 340mb cards for $80 U.S. (80 euro) each- at that price i took 4 of em.

Joe


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

On a 1GB microdrive I get something like 414 HQ JPEG images. Obviously the number drops with RAW images.

COSTCO here (Price club) had SanDisk 128MB CF cards for $65.00 the other day. I grabbed 4.


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1836 times:
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Costco has the Sandisk 128mb card for $65, plus free shipping.



User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1826 times:
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Oops, I need my medication. I meant to say Amazon.com sorry for the mistake.

User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

Thanks for the responses guys...

Just wish we had your CF prices over here in the UK  Sad Buying them cheap might be a good excuse to use up those frequent flyer miles and hop over the pond.

I think I've settled on CF for now as no doubt I'd end up dropping the microdrive!  Nuts A couple of 256k to start with, and more when I go to the States! Big grin

Thanks again,

Andy


User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1784 times:

Off the cards and on to batteries. 7dayshop.com has a "Canon BP-511 equivalent" for just £18 (usually about £50!). The equivalent obviously means its not Canon, will it be of less quality or is it worth snapping up?

User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 769 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1777 times:

That is tempting - I guess is the same one sold in UK shops for around £35. I thought about these when I bought my D30, but was told they don't hold their charge as well (mind you, this was from a sales person).

I was thinking of buying one as an emergency backup, but since the battery life on the Canon has been so good, it hasn't been a priority. But at that price, I think I'll get one or two.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

I have another non-canon battery and it holds chage and lasts longer than the actual canon one!

LGW (back and needing a lot of sleep!)


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