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Rebel XTi = What CF Card?

 
Carloswill
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Oct 23, 2006 20:53 |  #1

I just picked up a complete Canon Rebel XTi EOS camera and I was wondering if it matters what brand / speed CF card I pick up? I am thinking I would be happy with a 2 GB CF card but since this is my first camera of such caliber, I have no idea if I should be using a specific media card brand or speed to get the best results from my Rebel XTi.

Sorry for the noob'ish questions but thanks for any suggestions.


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Oct 23, 2006 20:54 |  #2

2gb at 60x write speed should be more than sufficient.
however, once you start shooting in raws...you might want to get another one :)


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Oct 23, 2006 21:08 |  #3

Thanks for the reply. I don't know where to find the 60x write speed. How about the San Disk Ultra 2 cards

http://www.newegg.com ….asp?Item=N82E1​6820171051 (external link)

It just reads the following in the specs...

Minimum of 10MB/second sequential read speed
Minimum 9MB/second sequential write speed

Is this not a good card?

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Oct 23, 2006 21:09 |  #4

60x = 10mb/sec
good choice


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Oct 23, 2006 21:13 |  #5

Because XTi is so new the site has not test it yet but it might give info:

http://www.robgalbrait​h.com …ti_page.asp?cid​=6007-8198 (external link)




  
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Oct 23, 2006 21:16 |  #6

unix04 wrote in post #2160360 (external link)
60x = 10mb/sec
good choice

Thanks for the info. By the way I am a UNIX admin - nice screen name.:cool:

Oh - Since I am a total Noob at photo, why would I shoot images RAW rather than .JPG?


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Oct 23, 2006 21:18 |  #7

Carloswill wrote in post #2160400 (external link)
Thanks for the info. By the way I am a UNIX admin - nice screen name.:cool:

cool, im a software engineer. nice to meet your acquaintance. :)


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Oct 23, 2006 21:19 |  #8

Carloswill wrote in post #2160400 (external link)
Thanks for the info. By the way I am a UNIX admin - nice screen name.:cool:

Oh - Since I am a total Noob at photo, why would I shoot images RAW rather than .JPG?

raw format will retain more data on the picture you took, and allows for some nice post-processing. if i recall correctly, raws will store 12bit wide, while jpg's only 8. (any of the more experienced shooters here are free to correct me)


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Oct 23, 2006 22:10 |  #9

RAW is better. but before lots of people explain...... search google and you will find TONS of data between RAW and jpegs


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Oct 23, 2006 22:12 |  #10

I don't have an xti but just an XT..

I have a 4Gb 140X as my main card
2 GB as 60 X as my backup.


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Oct 23, 2006 22:25 |  #11

Newegg - PQI 4GB 100x card for somewhere around 65, if I recall right.

Got the above in my xti.


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Oct 28, 2006 16:05 as a reply to  @ tange1's post |  #12

I use four 1 gig Kingston 50x Elite Pro cards, I find them quick to write to and the download speed to PC is very good - they have a lifetime guarantee too.
I prefer to use several smaller sized cards as opposed to say a 4 gig one just in case of any corruption, at least that way I wouldn't risk losing so many images.

Nearly forgot to say that I use a 350 not the XTi


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Oct 29, 2006 14:06 |  #13

Carloswill wrote in post #2160411 (external link)
Thanks for the info. By the way I am a UNIX admin - nice screen name.:cool:

unix04 wrote in post #2160411 (external link)
cool, im a software engineer. nice to meet your acquaintance. :)

Hi to the both of you. I am a Network Engineer ;).

I have an XTi with a 2GB Extreme III card which I got at my local Frys for $100 and change. It also came with the phaseone LE software. I have no complaints about it.


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Feb 04, 2015 15:21 |  #14

I'm a newby also with the XTi. I just bought two 16gig Extreme CF cards from B&H for $68. I plan to use Raw + JPEG, so I think I need the large # of gigs. But I don't know about the speed (120mb/s). Is there such a thing as too much speed?




  
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Feb 04, 2015 15:47 |  #15
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I have always used the cheapest cards I could find in my cameras: XSi, T1i, 60D, 5Dc, 6D. Buffer capacity has never been an issue. If you are not shooting at the limits of your buffer, card speed is irrelevant.


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