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Dec 02, 2013 07:46 |  #1

I have been shooting Full Frame for about 4 months. I usually use the Ultra SD cards from SanDisk. I have not run into an issue. What is the benefit to moving to the Extreme or Extreme pro cards? I understand that they are faster MB/s in transfer speeds, but how does this effect real world shooting. The Extreme is now 80 MBs the pro is 90 Mbs. What would be the point of getting the pro over the extreme?

Are they better made and last longer?

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Dec 02, 2013 09:31 |  #2

Are they better made and last longer?

Probably not.

However, you might be better off if you use a USB 3.0 card reader for the transfer of images, because the reader can take advantage of the faster speeds.

The reality of things is the cost differential is small and you likely only have 2-3 cards, unless you are a pro. The 16 GB Extreme sold last week at Best Buy for about $17 and the Ultra was $13.




  
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Dec 02, 2013 09:54 |  #3

John from PA wrote in post #16495025 (external link)
Probably not.

However, you might be better off if you use a USB 3.0 card reader for the transfer of images, because the reader can take advantage of the faster speeds.

The reality of things is the cost differential is small and you likely only have 2-3 cards, unless you are a pro. The 16 GB Extreme sold last week at Best Buy for about $17 and the Ultra was $13.

Yes but the Extreme Pro was 30$.


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Dec 02, 2013 14:07 |  #4

I have a 60D and use the Extreme 45mb cards. They run about a dollar per MB in cost. The Extreme Pro are about twice the price and for me not worth it.

My computer has USB3.0 ports and I use a Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader which transfers quickly.


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Dec 03, 2013 00:53 |  #5

I would say the benefit while shooting is negligible. The real benefit of faster cards comes in when you transfer back to the PC. Download times of 16GB over USB 3.0 with 30MB/s is 10 minutes as opposed to 3 minutes on my 90MB/s cards. At this point, I've saved a couple of hours of waiting for images to load. It just depends how much that's worth to you.

Also, you get recovery software for a year with the extreme, or at least you did when I bought mine.




  
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Dec 03, 2013 06:19 |  #6

If your shooting sport of other fast action, that extra 10Mb/s can make a decent difference. It would also depend on the camera somewhat. If the camera has a large buffer then you might not notice the speed difference much. I notice in your sig that you have a 6D, it doesn't have a particulacy high frame rate, but from memory also has a small buffer.


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Dec 03, 2013 08:28 |  #7

RileyNZL wrote in post #16497619 (external link)
If your shooting sport of other fast action, that extra 10Mb/s can make a decent difference. It would also depend on the camera somewhat. If the camera has a large buffer then you might not notice the speed difference much. I notice in your sig that you have a 6D, it doesn't have a particulacy high frame rate, but from memory also has a small buffer.

I went with the 32GB Extreme (not Pro) at 80 MB's for 29.99. I couldn't pass on that, the extra 10 MBs was double.


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