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Which CF Card for the 5D Mk III??

 
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Mar 22, 2012 17:14 |  #1

Hi,

I just got the camera and would like to know which card would be best for the CF slot.

I currently have a SanDisk 32 GB Extreme (60 MB/s 400x). Is that good enough or is there a better/faster card worth getting? Also, what would be best for the SD slot?


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Mar 22, 2012 17:18 |  #2

those are the exact same cards I am using, great cards. I would just stick with those if you already have them


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Mar 22, 2012 17:30 |  #3

60 mbs/400x cards are what I use for sports shooting and I've never had a hiccup yet. I use both Sandisk and Lexar Professional. Either card is plenty fast in any camera.


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Mar 22, 2012 18:15 |  #4

damn i use 8 mb cards. best buy doesn't sell anything bigger.


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Mar 22, 2012 18:26 |  #5

Hi,

Thanks.

Glad to hear that!!


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Mar 23, 2012 08:43 |  #6

I saw a guy on another forum was getting quite a bit faster speeds with a 90mb/s Sandisk card. It appears faster cards do see a speed increase. I'd like to see a udma 6 vs 7 comparison or full rundown like Galbraith use to do...


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Mar 23, 2012 08:59 |  #7

Higgs Boson wrote in post #14135097 (external link)
damn i use 8 mb cards. best buy doesn't sell anything bigger.

8 mb probably enough for couple small jpgs before you ran out of space :)




  
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Mar 23, 2012 15:34 |  #8

I got 2 16GB Sandisk 60MB/s ones. I am able to shoot 32 continuous with full RAW.


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Mar 23, 2012 15:40 |  #9

I use a 32GB 90mb/s and 32GB 60mb/s Both Sandisk. and 1 SD 95mb/s 32 GB Sandisk


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Mar 23, 2012 15:48 |  #10

I've got a pair of Sandisk Exteme Pros for my 5D3 (SD 95MB/s and CF 90MB/s).

With that said, I've shot plenty sports with a 400x Transcend without any issues (jpeg).


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Mar 23, 2012 16:50 |  #11

Hi All,

So would there be any seeable difference if I traded the Sandisk Extreme 60 MB/s in for a Sandisk Extreme Pro 90 MB/s - besides a lighter wallet?


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Mar 23, 2012 17:04 |  #12

General_T wrote in post #14141359 (external link)
Hi All,

So would there be any seeable difference if I traded the Sandisk Extreme 60 MB/s in for a Sandisk Extreme Pro 90 MB/s - besides a lighter wallet?


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I don't think so, only on the computer I think.


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Mar 23, 2012 17:28 |  #13

Kirill wrote in post #14138533 (external link)
8 mb probably enough for couple small jpgs before you ran out of space :)

It can fit a few hundred full raws. It's enough for me, I keep several 8mb'ers close by and swap. just trying not to lose a ton of pics should something fail!


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Mar 23, 2012 17:37 |  #14

Higgs Boson wrote in post #14141629 (external link)
It can fit a few hundred full raws. It's enough for me, I keep several 8mb'ers close by and swap. just trying not to lose a ton of pics should something fail!

wow sound like i need to get some of those 8mb'ers!


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Mar 23, 2012 18:05 |  #15

MinhThien wrote in post #14141661 (external link)
wow sound like i need to get some of those 8mb'ers!

lol. honestly, it's just justification for not ordering bigger ones. i'm sure you know that already.:o

i'd have to buy a 64gb card. the 8's just turn up, you know, in the couch, jacket pockets at the start of winter, under the car seats, everywhere!


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