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Any sports pro shooters using Cfast on the 1dx ii?

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Jan 06, 2017 12:53 |  #1

Any reason to?

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Jan 06, 2017 14:32 |  #2


I'm not deriving any speed benefit in-camera as I record the same JPEG image to both cards for redundancy (can't afford to walk away from a paid shoot with a corrupt card); however, I download to the computer using the CFast card and it is FAST, by orders of magnitude.

I'm sure you would see a speed advantage if you shot CR2 to CFast and JPG to CF, which I do on occasion.

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Jan 07, 2017 13:44 |  #3

I would think most pro sports shooters are using Cfast, but I don't really know any pro sports shooters (that shoot Canon) personally.

Myself, i find ingesting RAW files from the Cfast card using a thunderbolt reader is wicked fast. Speed wise, I have no reason to shoot jpeg anymore.

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Jan 20, 2017 10:43 |  #4

I use CFast. as others have indicated the Ingestion is extremely fast, and for that reason alone it is worth using it. The other reason is I shoot to both cards simultaneously, to ensure I have a backup of every photo.

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Feb 06, 2017 19:09 |  #5

Like the others, I use the CFast card for its speed. In my case I'm shooting RAW on the CFast card and jpeg simultaneously on the CF card. I've never lost any images due to a corrupted card in 10 years of shooting but having the jpeg images available in the event of problems is comforting. That is especially true because normally I'm shooting for pay and can't afford to disappoint my client.

BTW, I'm shooting with 64 GB cards in both slots so I've got plenty of capacity.

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