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" Ultra' or " Extreme " Which CF card to use ?

 
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Nov 26, 2011 20:41 |  #1

Any thoughts about which CF card to use for normal photography. " Ultra " or "Extreme". And what are the benefits of using an extreme card .




  
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Nov 27, 2011 05:44 |  #2

What's "normal" photography? Anyway, I have a handful of each, Ultra and Extreme. My shooting is done is all types of weather conditions and I have yet to have either of these card types fail. If I had to venture a guess, I would say that 'Extreme' relates to 'extreme price', as I have not seen any type of obvious (short of using any finely-tuned test equipment) performance issue from card to card. ;) Could have something to do with data transfer times but, like I said, short of a test lab I have not seen any noticeable difference.


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Nov 27, 2011 07:33 as a reply to  @ argyle's post |  #3

Thanks argyle. By normal I meant was under normal day light and single exposure and not in burst mode.




  
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Nov 27, 2011 08:08 |  #4

Quality of light makes little difference in what memory card you use. For one of the biggest benefits is how quickly I can get images off my card and onto my computer.




  
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Nov 27, 2011 08:57 |  #5

The shooting conditions don't matter. The faster (Extreme) card will handle burst shooting, high definition video and download via card readers better than the slower (Ultra) card will because you can move data on and off it faster, assuming a comparatively-recent camera.


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Nov 28, 2011 05:14 |  #6

Actually, there will be zero difference between 'Ultra' and 'Extreme' for shooting video - the manual says that 8 MB/s is good enough and both those cardfs are way faster. As for downloading to a PC - there will only be a difference if you use somehting faster than USB2.


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Nov 28, 2011 10:19 |  #7

Jon wrote in post #13457264 (external link)
The shooting conditions don't matter. The faster (Extreme) card will handle burst shooting, high definition video and download via card readers better than the slower (Ultra) card will because you can move data on and off it faster, assuming a comparatively-recent camera.

...but this increase in burst rate, etc. will depend upon which camera model that you are using. The i/o of a processor may inherently limit the transfer of data to the memory card, and use of a faster card would make no difference at all on the burst rate -- that faster card would be useful for transferring to your PC.


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