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Sep 25, 2013 18:49 |  #1

I shoot night football, basketball and volleyball all with a 7d and a 40d. What cf card should I be using? I have a 70-200 2.8af




  
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Sep 25, 2013 19:47 |  #2

I'd use SanDisk 32 GB 60 MB/s UDMA cards. Have all the performance these cameras can benefit from, but not much more, and a reasonable cost/capacity ratio.


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Sep 25, 2013 19:54 |  #3

I use a Transcend 400x 32GB card. I don't think I have ever needed it to be faster :). You can get one for around 40 bucks. http://www.amazon.com …s=transcend+32+​gb+cf+400x (external link)

It has been very reliable for me


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Sep 25, 2013 22:49 as a reply to  @ JeremyKPhoto's post |  #4

Thanks for the advice!




  
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Sep 25, 2013 23:49 |  #5

apersson850 wrote in post #16325594 (external link)
I'd use SanDisk 32 GB 60 MB/s UDMA cards. Have all the performance these cameras can benefit from, but not much more, and a reasonable cost/capacity ratio.

exactly what i use, couldnt ask for better!


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Sep 26, 2013 00:10 |  #6
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Lexar 1000x....

Guys OP is asking for the BEST, 400x is nowhere near the best....and Transcend? Really?

Sandisk 60mb/s = 400x, it will take much longer to clear the buffer compared to 1000x card. Come on...


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Sep 26, 2013 03:19 |  #7

kin2son wrote in post #16326034 (external link)
Lexar 1000x....

Guys OP is asking for the BEST, 400x is nowhere near the best....and Transcend? Really?

Sandisk 60mb/s = 400x, it will take much longer to clear the buffer compared to 1000x card. Come on...

Not everyone can afford those cards you know. The SanDisk is brilliant for the money, if you cant afford £100+ for, lets face it, a CF card...


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Sep 26, 2013 03:22 |  #8
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Kyle Blunt wrote in post #16326210 (external link)
Not everyone can afford those cards you know. The SanDisk is brilliant for the money, if you cant afford $100+ for, lets face it, a CF card...

Um that wasn't OP's question.

He simply wants to know what's best.

You can get 2x16gb for $120 - http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …actFlash_Memory​_Card.html (external link)

I wouldn't call that overly expensive.


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Sep 26, 2013 03:23 as a reply to  @ Kyle Blunt's post |  #9

http://www.amazon.co.u​k …ie=UTF8&psc=1&s​=computers (external link)

Transcend 16GB 1000x Ultimate Compact Flash Card - fast and affordable - my 5d3 doesn't wait anymore


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Sep 26, 2013 03:26 |  #10

kin2son wrote in post #16326213 (external link)
Um that wasn't OP's question.

He simply wants to know what's best.

You can define "best" in various ways, price does play a part for most people, just saying.
If you want to pay that much then obviously it is best but if you have a budget (we do not know if he does or not) then the SanDisk is excellent.


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Sep 26, 2013 03:27 |  #11
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davem01 wrote in post #16326214 (external link)
http://www.amazon.co.u​k …ie=UTF8&psc=1&s​=computers (external link)

Transcend 16GB 1000x Ultimate Compact Flash Card - fast and affordable - my 5d3 doesn't wait anymore

From XE, 37.00 GBP = 59.4935 USD

I'd take Lexar for $7 over Transcend any day - http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …actFlash_Memory​_Card.html (external link)


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Sep 26, 2013 03:34 |  #12
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Kyle Blunt wrote in post #16326216 (external link)
You can define "best" in various ways, price does play a part for most people, just saying.
If you want to pay that much then obviously it is best but if you have a budget (we do not know if he does or not) then the SanDisk is excellent.

The difference between a Sandisk 16gb 400x and Lexar 16gb 1000x is merely $20.

Sandisk has a theoretical read/write speed of 60mb/s.

Lexar is 95mb/s write, 150mb/s read.

That's 50% faster in writing (which is responsible for clearing the buffer, important with 7D which does 8fps) and the read speed is 2.5x faster, meaning it will transfer the files much quicker to the computer with a USB3 card reader, all for $20 difference!

I know which one I'd choose...:rolleyes:


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Sep 26, 2013 07:34 |  #13

kin2son wrote in post #16326034 (external link)
Lexar 1000x....

Guys OP is asking for the BEST, 400x is nowhere near the best....and Transcend? Really?

Sandisk 60mb/s = 400x, it will take much longer to clear the buffer compared to 1000x card. Come on...

I agree.


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Sep 26, 2013 07:36 |  #14

kin2son wrote in post #16326034 (external link)
Sandisk 60mb/s = 400x, it will take much longer to clear the buffer compared to 1000x card. Come on...

No it won't. The 7D can only write at around 55 MB/s. The 40D is even slower. Besides, who fills the 7D's buffer?


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Sep 26, 2013 07:42 as a reply to  @ hollis_f's post |  #15

If you shoot RAW 1000x if you shoot jpegs. 400/600x (lexar)




  
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