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Jan 31, 2013 16:57 |  #1

Hi

Can anyone recommend any? I've got a 32GB Transcend 400x I use in my 7D which works great. Would this be fast enough for the 1DX?

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Feb 01, 2013 05:30 |  #2

I don't know about that one you have, but i use SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB 600X and it is amazing fast card, i bought 2 even i just use one for now, but i am thinking about another card which is 800X-1000X to see the difference, but i want only SanDisk, Lexar is a competitor but i don't know about their card nowadays since i have theirs of 1GB in the past.


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Feb 01, 2013 05:54 |  #3

I have the Transcend 400x in mines, seems fine for now. Havent really needed to pray and spray massively yet, but have an event I am covering soon which I may need to so will see how it manages.




  
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Feb 01, 2013 07:08 |  #4

extreme pro 16gb and 32gb... UDMA7's


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Feb 01, 2013 10:41 as a reply to  @ SPDnTRXI's post |  #5

I've been using the Sandisk Extreme Pro 32 GB for the longest time but when I got my 1DX,I tried out the Lexar 1000x GB.With the 1DX,you can notice the speed of the Lexar 1000X over the Sandisk Extreme Pro 600X.If you often use the 12 FPS feature of the 1DX,I think that the Lexar 1DX,try out the Lexar 1000X CF card.




  
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Feb 01, 2013 10:45 |  #6

I heard some got issues with Lexar much more than SanDisk, i never had issues with Sandisk so far so i am reliable with them, but Lexar even they are high quality now i can't sacrifice to use them and then sudden one day i have an issue, i will give them more time until i read much much more good positive reviews about Lexar performance rather than just the speed.


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Feb 01, 2013 11:56 |  #7

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I've been using the Sandisk Extreme Pro 32 GB for the longest time but when I got my 1DX,I tried out the Lexar 1000x GB.With the 1DX,you can notice the speed of the Lexar 1000X over the Sandisk Extreme Pro 600X.If you often use the 12 FPS feature of the 1DX,I think that the Lexar 1DX,try out the Lexar 1000X CF card.

Thanks, thats really helpful, someone who's tried both and can verify whether or not it's worth going for the 1000x lexar. They cost a fortune, but no point in spending loads on a 1dx and scrimping on the cards that it needs to do its thing!


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Feb 01, 2013 12:11 |  #8

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Thanks, thats really helpful, someone who's tried both and can verify whether or not it's worth going for the 1000x lexar. They cost a fortune, but no point in spending loads on a 1dx and scrimping on the cards that it needs to do its thing!

I shoot sports at 12fps, never had an issue with my ExtremePro which is only 600X, until now i don't see myself needing something faster, it served me great, i will wait until SanDisk bringing out something faster so i stay with Sandisk only.

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Feb 01, 2013 16:14 |  #9

jack880 wrote in post #15560378 (external link)
Thanks, thats really helpful, someone who's tried both and can verify whether or not it's worth going for the 1000x lexar. They cost a fortune, but no point in spending loads on a 1dx and scrimping on the cards that it needs to do its thing!

I went with the Lexar 800X that are UDMA7. Great cards, very fast and a lot cheaper than the 1000X.




  
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Feb 01, 2013 20:15 as a reply to  @ ChuckingFluff's post |  #10

Lexar 800X here too.
No problems with either 400x or 800x Lexar.
Mostly sports shooting and rarely fill the buffer.

8GB $29 free shipping.
16GB $49 free shipping
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It makes one sick to remember a 1GB San Disk Ultra II used to be $274 way back when.
At $29, a dozen cards is nothing.

Depending on what I am doing I will still use the older & slower cards. If you are timing your shots, who cares? You still have the buffer capacity if you need it.
I also don't clear my cards until I have the data backed up. I would sooner have a small pile of old & slow sitting than tie up the new and fast.

Enjoy your new racehorse.
It's worth the money. ;)




  
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Feb 01, 2013 20:30 |  #11

I have been using ther Lexar Professional 1000x, 16GB, UDMA 7, CF cards in my 1D X because I shoot wildlife and birds at 12fps. I have had no problems with them at all. They are not cheap, but every once in a while B&H have the "two-pack" on sale for about two thirds the regular price. That is when I bought mine. I shot over 5000 images with them on a trip to Africa last fall and had no problems - the 12fps was quite helpful in capturing action shots of the big animals. You probably don't need the 1000x unless you are going to shoot movies with your 1D X, at least that is what I have read. I did not buy San Disk, because they were just way to expensive and I had read good things about the Lexar cards.

I know also, that Art Morris, a professional bird photographer, uses Delkin Devices 700X and has had no problems with them - http://http://www.bird​sasart-blog.com/ (external link). So, I guess you pay your money and you take your chances, so to speak.

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Feb 02, 2013 01:18 |  #12

The write/read speed of your CF card does not affect your burst speed (until you max out the internal buffer). The W/R speed affects how fast the buffer clears so that you can burst again.

But considering one spends a good $6000+ on the camera, it would be good to at least give it a good quality CF card (and not some dirt-cheap, no-brand card). Bad CF cards can result in corrupted images. And when the images don't save properly, there's no recovering from that.


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Feb 02, 2013 02:43 |  #13

OK, i will give that Lexar 800X a go, later i will buy 1000X for movies, until now my Sandisk serving me very well, i bought those 2 Extreme Pro 16GB from a local store as i don't want to wait long to get the card, and the price was reasonable enough.


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Feb 02, 2013 18:40 |  #14

Tareq wrote in post #15563088 (external link)
OK, i will give that Lexar 800X a go, later i will buy 1000X for movies, until now my Sandisk serving me very well, i bought those 2 Extreme Pro 16GB from a local store as i don't want to wait long to get the card, and the price was reasonable enough.

You don't need the 1000X to shoot movies. According to the Canon 1DX manual, shooting in IPB Compression requires a speed of 10 MB/sec. while shooting in All I Compression requires 30 MB/Sec. See P. 223 of the English manual. The 800X should be more than adequate for movies.


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Feb 03, 2013 07:05 |  #15

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You don't need the 1000X to shoot movies. According to the Canon 1DX manual, shooting in IPB Compression requires a speed of 10 MB/sec. while shooting in All I Compression requires 30 MB/Sec. See P. 223 of the English manual. The 800X should be more than adequate for movies.

Good to know, and in fact i did shoot 1 movie with my Sandisk 600X card and delete it and it was fine, so i know i can use that 800X too, but i don't know when that 1000X can be handy more than 800X, and if i buy that 1000X one day maybe it will be much more affordable price by then.


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