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Sep 14, 2012 07:46 |  #1

interested to know what memory card setup members are using on their 5d's. i currently have two sandisk extreme 60mb/s cards (from 7d) but have been reading that to get the best from the camera with respects to clearing the buffer quickly best to go for the newer 95mb/s cards.


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Sep 14, 2012 08:21 |  #2

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interested to know what memory card setup members are using on their 5d's. i currently have two sandisk extreme 60mb/s cards (from 7d) but have been reading that to get the best from the camera with respects to clearing the buffer quickly best to go for the newer 95mb/s cards.

What you have will be plenty fast. I have the same ones, coming from a 7d as well, and I have no problems.


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Sep 14, 2012 08:59 as a reply to  @ tmalone893's post |  #3

I also use the Sandisk Extreme cards. They are fast enough for me on the 5D III ...


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Sep 14, 2012 11:06 as a reply to  @ Superdaantje's post |  #4

You are ok with what you have. Just get the same type for the SD cards.


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Sep 14, 2012 11:13 |  #5

The 5D III has no fast SD card slot. So an fast SD card is overkill for the camera.
Also the SD card slot speeds down the writing speed ..... for me no problem ;-)a


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Sep 14, 2012 11:49 |  #6

Take a look at this. Personally I also use Sandisk Extreme and they are prefectly fast enough for me, but I don't often do long bursts. Also, forget the SD slot if you want speed, it's incredably slow compared with the CF slot.

http://www.robgalbrait​h.com …i_page.asp?cid=​6007-12452 (external link)


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Sep 14, 2012 14:16 |  #7

So the SD slot essentially acts as nothing more than just a back up to the CF slot?

Well that's what I'm interpreting it as.......


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Sep 14, 2012 16:22 |  #8

I never use slow SD cards in my 5DIII. I use Lexar 32GB 1000x cards to max file transfer speeds from the camera buffer to the cards. A side benefit is the faster card downloads if you have a UDMA7 compliant reader (such as Lexar dual slot USB 3) hooked up via USB 3. I believe you can find deals on 2 packs of them at Adorama, B&H, or maybe Amazon.




  
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Sep 14, 2012 18:33 |  #9

Wissigle wrote in post #14990760 (external link)
Take a look at this. Personally I also use Sandisk Extreme and they are prefectly fast enough for me, but I don't often do long bursts. Also, forget the SD slot if you want speed, it's incredably slow compared with the CF slot.

http://www.robgalbrait​h.com …i_page.asp?cid=​6007-12452 (external link)

Despite the speed ratings, SD memory is REALLY slow! Thanks for pointing this out with the data!


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