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Sandisk Ultra II vs Extreme III?

 
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Mar 20, 2006 20:52 |  #16
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Let's not overlook the fact that the Extreme III are built to withstand "Extreme" use and abuse as well as being faster...according to Sandisk


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Mar 20, 2006 22:22 as a reply to Bakewell's post |  #17

Bakewell wrote:
Let's not overlook the fact that the Extreme III are built to withstand "Extreme" use and abuse as well as being faster...according to Sandisk

I'd happily overlook it, and it will never be part of my buying decision because it doesn't justify a 21% difference in cost. :lol:


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Mar 20, 2006 22:56 as a reply to Bob_A's post |  #18

The difference is less than 10% on the site I get mine from - I reckon that's worth it.




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Mar 20, 2006 23:11 |  #19

That's pretty good. Where do you buy them?


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Mar 20, 2006 23:16 as a reply to Bob_A's post |  #20

Bob - http://www.picstop.co.​uk/external link

Not sure how it compares to prices in the rest of the world but it's the cheapest i've found in the UK (I've seen Jessops sell the same cards for 3.5x the price)




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Mar 21, 2006 00:56 as a reply to Hermes's post |  #21

Hermes wrote:
Bob - http://www.picstop.co.​uk/external link

Not sure how it compares to prices in the rest of the world but it's the cheapest i've found in the UK (I've seen Jessops sell the same cards for 3.5x the price)

Didn't realize you were from the UK, which explains the wonky pricing. Even the picstop price for a 2 GB Extreme III card (74.90 pounds = $131.54 US) is high compared to the US ($109.95 @ B&H), so I can't imagine how out of line Jessops must be. The B&H price for a 2 GB Ultra II is $89.95 US or about $51.22 pounds.

I would bet that B&H isn't even the best NA price either ...


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Mar 21, 2006 09:00 as a reply to post 1311141 |  #22

Notes:
Camera write speed tends to be a more limiting factor the card speeds.

For example:
1 series MkII and 5D can reach a top speed of about 7.6 to 7.8MB/s
The 350XT is about 6.3MB/s
20D is about 6MB/s (it should be same as 350XT, but for some reason it isn't)
The early 10D, 300D, D60 cameras run at about a wopping 1.4MB/s
And the Early 1 series ran at about 2-3MB/s

if 10x is 1.5MB/s then a 60x card is about as fast as you should need to get max picture speed. It doesn't completely work that way so you can still benefit from a 100 or 150X card to a limited extent.

Since a standard sandisk card runs at about 2-3MB/s this is fine for 1st gen cameras
for the 10D (same as 300D) I found Lexar 12x cards went as fast as the camera did. More speed then 2MB/s is a waste of money if was not upgrading at some point within the life of the card.
For newer cameras the Sandisk Ultra IIs at 9-10MB/s is more then enough at this time unless you need the extra reliability.

Now with the above said, you may still want to use a faster card because of transfer to computer times, but I personally consider this less critical. I only need the card to get the picture after that I have plenty of time to get it on the computer.

Just my opinion and a quick check of Rob Galbraith's CF database.


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Mar 21, 2006 12:49 as a reply to post 1311141 |  #23

Sweetride01 wrote:
So the Extreme III is faster than the Ultra II for RAW files, but not the JPEG images. How does this make sense?

Probably the way Canon chose to write the directory and file entries from the 5D.


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Mar 21, 2006 12:56 as a reply to Bob_A's post |  #24

Bob_A wrote:
I'd happily overlook it, and it will never be part of my buying decision because it doesn't justify a 21% difference in cost. :lol:

I just got 3 x 2 GB Extreme IIIs from B&H for $100 each; the Ultra IIs were only 10% less, at $90, and the Extreme IIIs came with neoprene 2-card holders and file recovery software on CD.


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Mar 21, 2006 13:07 |  #25

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Mar 21, 2006 21:31 as a reply to Jon's post |  #26

Jon wrote:
I just got 3 x 2 GB Extreme IIIs from B&H for $100 each; the Ultra IIs were only 10% less, at $90, and the Extreme IIIs came with neoprene 2-card holders and file recovery software on CD.

Great heads up Jon. B&H's current price for the 2 GB Extreme III's is $109.95, which puts them at 22% more expensive than the Ultra II's ... BUT, if you use psmar you can get the 2 GB Extreme III for $98.96!!!!


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Mar 22, 2006 10:52 as a reply to Bob_A's post |  #27

I too got a 2gb Extreme II from B&H using the PSJAN code. Don't overlook the time saved while downloading using a seperate card reader.


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