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Jan 22, 2011 14:35 |  #1

I'm sure this has been asked before and probably answered, but it's pretty hard and time-consuming to search.

I'm trying to decide between 400x and 600x cards, for use on a 7D and a 5Dc. Anybody any views or recommendations?


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Jan 22, 2011 14:40 |  #2

just bought a transend 32 works great on my 5d mk2


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Jan 22, 2011 14:55 |  #3

I'm researching the same question now. Just ordered a 7D through CLP. Are there special considerations in regards to the CF cards for video?


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Jan 22, 2011 15:09 |  #4

858 wrote in post #11693193 (external link)
I'm researching the same question now. Just ordered a 7D through CLP. Are there special considerations in regards to the CF cards for video?

No, the 400x works fine. Even 200x works fine.


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Jan 22, 2011 15:20 |  #5

peterbj7 wrote in post #11693060 (external link)
I'm sure this has been asked before and probably answered, but it's pretty hard and time-consuming to search.

I'm trying to decide between 400x and 600x cards, for use on a 7D and a 5Dc. Anybody any views or recommendations?

For my every day shooting I use:
Transcend 400x cards I use the blue transcend cards in the 16GB flavor.

For my high speed stuff when I want to offload the buffer on the camera faster I use:
Delkin "combat Flash" 625x in 16gb as well.


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Jan 22, 2011 15:24 |  #6

stickshift wrote in post #11693270 (external link)
No, the 400x works fine. Even 200x works fine.

Great. Thanks


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Jan 22, 2011 15:33 |  #7

Use to be a Sandisk Extreme snob, eventually I grew tired of buying snake oil and decided to try a 400X 32GB Transcend.

So far, not a single hiccup. Records video just fine, in fact I only have the buffer indicator show up if I stop a recording at 12 minutes and then hit record super fast it will pop up to 1 bar for about 2 seconds and then disappear the rest of the time.


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Jan 22, 2011 15:38 |  #8

I have a transcend 16GB and 32GB 400x cards, love em, works great, I got the 32GB just for video since video takes up so much damn space.


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Jan 22, 2011 15:42 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #9

their 600x cards, 90MBs, are not all that much more expensive. For me it is not about keeping up with the write speeds as it is having to download a 16GB or 32GB card at the very slow USB 2 speeds. So use a UDMA compliant reader plugged into FW800, eSATA, or USB 3. USB 2 downloads can be painfully slow.




  
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Jan 22, 2011 16:24 as a reply to  @ MCAsan's post |  #10

From what I've read 133X cards are more than sufficient when shooting video, use 400X cards when shooting stills and you need maximum continuous burst RAW images.




  
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Jan 22, 2011 16:58 |  #11

If you never fill up the camera's buffer (I think 20 shots or so for the 7D), then 133x is perfectly fine for pictures and video. No need to spend exorbitant amounts of money on fast transfer speeds if you don't need it. Unless of course you want faster upload/download times from card to computer.


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Jan 22, 2011 17:01 |  #12

Another vote for the Transcend 32GB 400x card. Got it when I purchased my 7D, so far so good and helps to clear the buffer pretty quick.

For my Xsi I had both Transcend and SanDisk SDHC cards. Granted they are not CF cards, but I had solid performance from both for about a year before I upgraded to my 7D. So I personally would not be worried going with a Transcend over SanDisk, both are fantastic cards and should work just fine for you!


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Jan 22, 2011 21:20 |  #13

MCAsan wrote in post #11693445 (external link)
their 600x cards, 90MBs, are not all that much more expensive

At Amazon the Transcend 32gb CF cards are $74:39 for 400x and $174:95 for 600x. I call 235% quite a lot.


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Jan 22, 2011 22:13 as a reply to  @ peterbj7's post |  #14

I would say an extra $100 of cost in the overall camera kit...is a small percentage if it makes downloading less of a chore for many years to come. The key is compare the real world download speeds via a UDMA reader via USB 3 to see if you can really see a difference. Via USB 2 or FW800 I would be surprised if you can see a difference. With an expresscard reader or eSATA...maybe.




  
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Jan 22, 2011 23:08 |  #15

MCAsan wrote in post #11695475 (external link)
I would say an extra $100 of cost in the overall camera kit...is a small percentage if it makes downloading less of a chore for many years to come. The key is compare the real world download speeds via a UDMA reader via USB 3 to see if you can really see a difference. Via USB 2 or FW800 I would be surprised if you can see a difference. With an expresscard reader or eSATA...maybe.

I don't have a problem with the transfer speed of the 400x cards....also in "many years to come" faster cards will become cheaper. Right now I think 400x hits the sweet spot for cost/performance.


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