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Will the Canon 50D use the Scandisk Extreme IV card? Also, who makes the best USB card reader for the Extreme III and IV cards?

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Hi

If you mean these LINKexternal link

Then yes I am using two 4GB ones currently.

I use their firewire and usb readers too.

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I have used both a Lexar USMA 300x CF card, and a much cheeper Kingston Pro 133x CD card. I shoot in RAW, and I have yet to find that the Kingston has slowed me down in any shooting that I have done.

As far as a CF reader goes. I have a USB2.0 reader, and find that it works just fine for me. I don't know if the Firewire ones do run any faster. My reader cost a whole $16. It works all the time, and no need to replace something that just ain't broke.

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TheShooterMIssouri wrote in post #7375523external link
Will the Canon 50D use the Scandisk Extreme IV card? Also, who makes the best USB card reader for the Extreme III and IV cards?

Thanks in advance

On my 50d it makes a massive differance compared with my Sandisk Extreme 3 although my new card is a Ducati edition Sandisk. The faster card clears a full buffer in under 5 seconds (RAW+L-JPG)

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I used the USB from sandisk and it is pretty fast. I also have their firewire800 (1394B version), but I installed 1394B PCI card in the PC. The firewire800 with the PCi card. Smokes the USB. I mainly use the USB when on the field and need to give jpegs to load them into the laptop.

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The firewire reigns supreme. But as for FW400 vs FW800 today's fastest UDMA cards don't even max out the FW400 speed so it doesn't matter. You must have a 6 pin FW port as the 4 pin ports do not provide power to the FW device.

If you have only USB try Lexar's UDMA USB reader. Perfect for laptops that only have USB or 4 pin FW.

The 50D will use the Extreme IV cards just fine since the camera is UDMA enabled and you'll enjoy the faster speeds when uploading to the computer.

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grimey121uk wrote in post #7378990external link
On my 50d it makes a massive differance compared with my Sandisk Extreme 3 although my new card is a Ducati edition Sandisk. The faster card clears a full buffer in under 5 seconds (RAW+L-JPG)

Damn you! After reading this, and suffering from full-buffer syndrome while shooting Waxwings, I had to check out Rob Galbraith's CF database for the 50D. Wow! Them UDMA cards are at least twice as fast as the ones I'm currently using. So that's a big pile of cash disappeared from the bank account for a 16GB UDMA card and a UDMA reader.

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As far as i am concerned, if you own a 50D you should not be shooting anything other than UDMA cards as the 50D has UDMA technology.

I myself shoot Lexar Pro UDMA CF cards. They are lightning fast.

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