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Jan 17, 2013 07:30 |  #16

I use Transcend 16 Gig cards, they're cheap and so far I've had zero issue. You can find them fairly cheap, the 133x cards I have were around $35 each, and I bought them on eBay. I also recently bought two Maxell 16 Gig 400x cards, $20 each from B&H, they get good reviews, and so far they've worked perfectly. Had Several SanDisk cards, a few failed, a few still work great. I'm sure it's up and down, some people are gonna get great results from a card made by Joe Schmoe, some people swear by SanDisk.


Me, I use what works, and so far Transcend and Maxell have worked great.


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Jan 17, 2013 09:29 |  #17

I have had excellent experience with Transcend cards.


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Jan 17, 2013 09:37 |  #18

Transcend, Lexar, and Sandisk for me was well




  
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Jan 17, 2013 11:42 |  #19

I use Transcend 64G 400X cards in my 7D and have never had an issue with any of them.
I also have older sets of the Transcend cards for my 40D and 30D and have never had issues
with any of them either. 14 Cards in total.

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Jan 17, 2013 13:51 |  #20

bw!

hollis_f wrote in post #15496077 (external link)
That's because there is very little difference between brands when it comes to CF cards. I've never had any problems with Sandisk or Lexar. Or Transcend. Or PNY. Or Nikon. Or Canon. Or Kingston. Or half a dozen others. Indeed, I've never had a card fail in over a dozen years.




  
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Jan 18, 2013 15:10 |  #21

I moved away from transcend a number of years ago after 2 different cards started occasionally giving me occasional corrupted images. While it was only about 1-2 in a hundred it was annoying and never had the issue with SanDisk cards in the same camera.

I love the price of transcend cards vs. SanDisk but not if I get corrupted files randomly. I haven't used a ttranscend card in years so hopefully they have solved the issue.


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Jan 25, 2013 16:36 |  #22

Definitely Transcend 400x CF cards! I will probably never change. I have a 5D2 btw...


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Jan 25, 2013 17:21 |  #23

katodog wrote in post #15499729 (external link)
I use Transcend 16 Gig cards, they're cheap and so far I've had zero issue. You can find them fairly cheap, the 133x cards I have were around $35 each, and I bought them on eBay. I also recently bought two Maxell 16 Gig 400x cards, $20 each from B&H, they get good reviews, and so far they've worked perfectly. Had Several SanDisk cards, a few failed, a few still work great. I'm sure it's up and down, some people are gonna get great results from a card made by Joe Schmoe, some people swear by SanDisk.

Me, I use what works, and so far Transcend and Maxell have worked great.

I would never buy a card on EBay! What a crap shoot.


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Jan 25, 2013 18:15 |  #24

I'm not a pro, so my first priority is price.
I have never had any CF card fail. I even had a 4GB Microdrive go through the washing machine without any affect on its performance (I really don't understand that one).
So....price is the major factor for me.
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Delivery estimate: Jan. 24, 2013
1 "Kingston Ultimate 16 GB 266x CompactFlash Memory Card CF/16GB-U2"
Personal Computers; $21.35
from Amazon.
Best card I have ever bought! (by my stated criteria)

good shopping!


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Feb 23, 2013 16:09 |  #25

I ended up buying a SanDisk Ultra
30MB/s 16 GB
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Feb 23, 2013 16:20 |  #26

THAT is pretty cool.


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Feb 23, 2013 23:20 |  #27

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THAT is pretty cool.

Thanks, it was my first attempt at something like this and it worked out ok


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Feb 24, 2013 15:58 |  #28

LV Moose wrote in post #15495386 (external link)
I've had good luck with Transcend, so I got a couple of these for my 5DIII:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …actFlash_32GB_M​emory.html (external link)

i to have had real good luck with the transcend cards, i own the 7d and use the 400x 16 gb,never fail'd yet!:p


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Feb 28, 2013 10:01 |  #29

I bought a Transcend 16 gb 600x CF card last October (2012) from B&H and yesterday when I turned on my Canon 5d Mk2 it can no longer read the card and says Card Not Formatted. I tried reformatting the card but the camera would not do it. I can read anything from the card either which had a couple photos on it. Sending the card back to B&H. It apparently has a lifetime warranty but makes me leary about CF cards. If I had just done an improrant shoot I would be in a world of hurt.


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Feb 28, 2013 10:15 |  #30

pfjbaldwin wrote in post #15533757 (external link)
I would never buy a card on EBay! What a crap shoot.

Absolutely true. Rife with counterfeit cards. It might say "Sandisk" on the outside, but who knows what is on the inside.


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