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Jun 12, 2008 14:18 |  #1

Just bought an Xsi - will I notice a difference in using regular SD card versus a Sandisk Ultra II card? I don't need speed for sports or multi-shots, just normal travel photos. Is there a card write speed minimum that I should look for for general use?




  
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Jun 12, 2008 16:44 |  #2

check this out. http://forums.slickdea​ls.net …php?sduid=12783​8&t=791220 (external link) get atleast 4gb if u shoot in raw, after i shot a wedding i ended up ordering an 8gb as well. the xsi files are pretty large.


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Jun 12, 2008 22:18 as a reply to  @ j0sh_dc5's post |  #3

I am only an amateur and will be taking travel photos mainly, and likely not Raw for now. I was taking photos on my Powershot around 1.5MB and they were very nice even at 11x17, so with the new XSI, I guess that even at 6.3MB per photo, I could go up to 16x20 or one size larger without trouble. Am I just being miserly on memory and should be using the largest 12 MB size?




  
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Jun 12, 2008 22:31 as a reply to  @ neil5054's post |  #4

I would suggest you take a look at this link -----> newegg.com (external link). Your XSi takes SDHC or Secure Digital High Capacity memory. I would get a decent amount(like an 8gb) and stick with it for a while. If you feel the need to get more then get more. Oh and go with class 6, it's faster, and at the prices they have...why not? If you do go with the other site listed above make sure it is not a mail in rebate, they can take forever, and if it is mail in rebate make sure you check to see how long it will take to get your rebate.:)


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Jun 12, 2008 22:36 as a reply to  @ vgk1nka1dx's post |  #5

Hey there, check out Rob Galbraith's CF/SD Performance Database (external link). It's a good read.

One thing to consider as well is the time it will take to transfer the images back to your PC. As for me I went for the Extreme III...it takes no time to transfer images with the high speed card reader.


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Jun 16, 2008 18:05 |  #6

vgk1nka1dx wrote in post #5712975 (external link)
I would suggest you take a look at this link -----> newegg.com (external link). Your XSi takes SDHC or Secure Digital High Capacity memory. I would get a decent amount(like an 8gb) and stick with it for a while. If you feel the need to get more then get more. Oh and go with class 6, it's faster, and at the prices they have...why not? If you do go with the other site listed above make sure it is not a mail in rebate, they can take forever, and if it is mail in rebate make sure you check to see how long it will take to get your rebate.:)

Thanks, if I don't take RAW, should I stick with largest 12 MB size? is using the compressed size hurt a lot?




  
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Jun 16, 2008 18:12 |  #7

Try looking at the Eye-Fi SD card. It is 2gb, and it will automatically send all JPGs on the card to your home computer via your wireless network. I bought one and love it on my MKIII. It did stop working a week ago, but Eye Fi customer service immediately worked with me to send the old one back via priority, and they have just sent the new one out via Priority to me today, complete with daily notifications via their ticket system.

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Jun 16, 2008 20:13 |  #8

neil5054 wrote in post #5733532 (external link)
Thanks, if I don't take RAW, should I stick with largest 12 MB size? is using the compressed size hurt a lot?

Messing with jpeg yes, it can hurt, but maybe not so much to the naked eye. I would say use the larger files and if needed then compress them down. If you know what you are looking for then you will see it. Technically jpeg was designed to compress alot of info into a small file so I don't think you'll be too bad off for what you need it for. You may want to try a few raw shots and use a program like photoshop or even the canon software that came with your camera and experience editing your photos. You may like it. I've tried it and I love it. There is so much control over my photos that I don't have with jpeg.


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