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Old 23rd of October 2006 (Mon)   #1
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Default Rebel XTi = What CF Card?

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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Old 23rd of October 2006 (Mon)   #2
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Default Re: Rebel XTi = What CF Card?

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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Old 23rd of October 2006 (Mon)   #3
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Default Re: Rebel XTi = What CF Card?

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/Product/Produc...82E16820171051

It just reads the following in the specs...

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Minimum of 10MB/second sequential read speed
Minimum 9MB/second sequential write speed
Is this not a good card?
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60x = 10mb/sec
good choice
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Default Re: Rebel XTi = What CF Card?

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

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/mul...?cid=6007-8198
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60x = 10mb/sec
good choice
Thanks for the info. By the way I am a UNIX admin - nice screen name.

Oh - Since I am a total Noob at photo, why would I shoot images RAW rather than .JPG?
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Thanks for the info. By the way I am a UNIX admin - nice screen name.
cool, im a software engineer. nice to meet your acquaintance.
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Thanks for the info. By the way I am a UNIX admin - nice screen name.

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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Default Re: Rebel XTi = What CF Card?

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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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.
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Default Re: Rebel XTi = What CF Card?

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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Default Re: Rebel XTi = What CF Card?

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