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Carloswill
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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.

Post #1, Oct 23, 2006 20:53:07


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

Post #2, Oct 23, 2006 20:54:20


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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=N82E16820​171051external 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?

Post #3, Oct 23, 2006 21:08:11


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60x = 10mb/sec
good choice

Post #4, Oct 23, 2006 21:09:37


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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=600​7-8198external link

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unix04 wrote in post #2160360external 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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Carloswill wrote in post #2160400external 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. :)

Post #7, Oct 23, 2006 21:18:49


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Carloswill wrote in post #2160400external 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)

Post #8, Oct 23, 2006 21:19:56


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

Post #9, Oct 23, 2006 22:10:36


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

Got the above in my xti.

Post #11, Oct 23, 2006 22:25:27


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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

Post #12, Oct 28, 2006 16:05:42 as a reply to tange1's post 4 days earlier.


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

unix04 wrote in post #2160411external 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.

Post #13, Oct 29, 2006 14:06:15


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