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5dmk2 compact flash cards question

 
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Mar 25, 2012 13:53 |  #1

Hey everyone, I mainly shoot landscapes and some walkaround photography. I will be shooting some videos with the 5dmk2 I just bought.

I am currently using 4x sandisk ultra II 2gb cards (was using with 40d)... they are 10mb/s

Both as far as memory and speed goes, I feel I will need to upgrade. I am deciding between 4x 8gb ultra II cards (the new ones - 30 mb/s) for $25 each or 2x 16gb extreme III cards (the new ones - 60 mb/s) for $65 each. Using the 4 smaller cards would be preferable for me I think because each fits about 300 photos and that way I don't have so many photos on one card, in case it gets corrupted or lost. And it would be cheaper to do it this way. Is the 30mb/s adequate for my use - I am mostly concerned about video... but I just recorded some video on my 10mb/s ultra II so I'm thinking the 30mb/s will be fine!

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Mar 25, 2012 14:06 |  #2

After some more research, it looks like the 8gb ultras are the way to go.


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Mar 25, 2012 15:48 |  #3

Both of them will work, it is depending on what you want. Having a smaller card you will have to keep switching cards while missing a shot, maybe. I prefer larger cards and faster mb/s, I usually format my cards before I start and format it after transferring all the photos.


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Mar 25, 2012 20:50 |  #4

i think it's more of a preference depending on the shooter. like charles said smaller cards will require you to keep changing and if you shoot 100% RAW then bigger CF would work. for me the smallest I have is 1GB which i use for food photog, but when travelling out and about, i usually just bring a couple 4G and 8G. now if you are shooting sports and spraying.. then bigger CF the better.


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