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So I went to the local Best Buy to check out a 5D2...

 
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Apr 14, 2009 10:30 |  #1

...not a smart move.
The full frame...she calls! It just felt right, and it's been way too long since I've looked through a FF viewfinder..wow, what a difference.

So, in case anyone has some extra cash lying around, PM me, and I'll give you my paypal info ;-)a

Haven't searched yet, but while you're here: what's been deemed the appropriate CF card speed for the 5D2? The 'must at least be x'?

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Apr 14, 2009 11:00 |  #2

You could always go with a used 5D...all the FF goodness at half the price.

As for CF cards, I currently use 8gb cards in my 5DII. I think I get around 260 RAWs on a card.

edit: for speed, I'm currently using Extreme III's and they do okay. They occasionally hang when shooting video, so I would recommend going with a UDMA card.


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Apr 14, 2009 11:02 |  #3

perfarny wrote in post #7727604 (external link)
Haven't searched yet, but while you're here: what's been deemed the appropriate CF card speed for the 5D2? The 'must at least be x'?

According to the tests at Rob Galbraith (external link)the 5D2 (and 50D) will max out even the fastest CF cards out there.


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Apr 14, 2009 11:55 |  #4

perfarny wrote in post #7727604 (external link)
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Haven't searched yet, but while you're here: what's been deemed the appropriate CF card speed for the 5D2? The 'must at least be x'?

I'd also consider hard drive space. I needed a new server when I purchased the 5D. I can only imagine the file sizes on the 5D2 in Raw.


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Apr 14, 2009 13:00 |  #5

perfarny wrote in post #7727604 (external link)
...not a smart move.
The full frame...she calls! It just felt right, and it's been way too long since I've looked through a FF viewfinder..wow, what a difference.

So, in case anyone has some extra cash lying around, PM me, and I'll give you my paypal info ;-)a

Haven't searched yet, but while you're here: what's been deemed the appropriate CF card speed for the 5D2? The 'must at least be x'?

Thanks,
Per

I've just moved up from the XSi to the 5D Mark II (big jump!) after trying it out in a local camera store... what a difference, hey?!

I'm using a Sandisk Ultra II 8GB card and it's doing quite good for me so far, but I haven't shot full-out 1080P video yet. It's a bit slower than the Extreme III but I got it at a good price so I'm not complaining. Also, I just swapped a 8GB SDHC for a Lexar Professional 300X UDMA card, so I'll let you know how that card works out in comparison to the Ultra II.

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I'd also consider hard drive space. I needed a new server when I purchased the 5D. I can only imagine the file sizes on the 5D2 in Raw.

I've had to put it a new hard drive already! Good thing I had a spare one lying around. :D 21MP RAWs really slow my computer down, too.




  
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Apr 14, 2009 13:54 as a reply to  @ roastpuff's post |  #6

I use and recommend the SanDisk Extreme IV UDMA @ 45 MB`s.........;)
I`m using the 8 GB and waiting to find a 16 when the price drops...:D


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Apr 14, 2009 13:57 |  #7

perfarny wrote in post #7727604 (external link)
...not a smart move.
The full frame...she calls! It just felt right, and it's been way too long since I've looked through a FF viewfinder..wow, what a difference.

So, in case anyone has some extra cash lying around, PM me, and I'll give you my paypal info ;-)a

Haven't searched yet, but while you're here: what's been deemed the appropriate CF card speed for the 5D2? The 'must at least be x'?

Thanks,
Per

i use extreme IV in my 1ds mark III. you can see the difference from the extreme IIIs.

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Apr 15, 2009 07:13 |  #8

... if only the Sandisk Extreme IV's went up to 32GB.


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Apr 15, 2009 18:24 |  #9

anthony11 wrote in post #7734109 (external link)
... if only the Sandisk Extreme IV's went up to 32GB.

That's huge - why would you want 32GB? I'd be afraid of losing that one card and all the pictures on it being gone.




  
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Apr 15, 2009 18:32 |  #10

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That's huge - why would you want 32GB? I'd be afraid of losing that one card and all the pictures on it being gone.

Because 21mp files are huge I'd guess...


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Apr 15, 2009 18:55 |  #11

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Because 21mp files are huge I'd guess...

Yeah, I get <350 shots with my 8GB card and <175 with the 4GB, but I'd still rather have multiples of 4GB/8GB because putting my eggs in one basket doesn't sound good. Besides, swapping cards is less than 10 seconds each time...




  
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Apr 15, 2009 18:56 |  #12

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Yeah, I get <350 shots with my 8GB card and <175 with the 4GB, but I'd still rather have multiples of 4GB/8GB because putting my eggs in one basket doesn't sound good. Besides, swapping cards is less than 10 seconds each time...

Ahh true..

I've burned through the 800-900 on my 30D quickly sometimes, depending on what im doing..


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Apr 15, 2009 22:05 |  #13

KenjiS wrote in post #7738137 (external link)
Ahh true..

I've burned through the 800-900 on my 30D quickly sometimes, depending on what im doing..

I've shot sports before and gone through a maximum of 300 an hour. How do you manage that?

I also checked out the 5D2 at Best Buy. If you want to get past the extreme urge to buy one, do what I do: have no possible means to pay for one. Works every time. :cry:


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Apr 15, 2009 22:38 |  #14

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I've shot sports before and gone through a maximum of 300 an hour. How do you manage that?

I also checked out the 5D2 at Best Buy. If you want to get past the extreme urge to buy one, do what I do: have no possible means to pay for one. Works every time. :cry:

ok maybe quickly isnt the operative word

But I blow through 200-300 when i go out for a little walk it seems

And when i spend a day out somewhere i can easily fill a 8gb card

I'm thinking i better get a 2nd card before i leave on a trip in a few months..i dont have a laptop to dump every night


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Apr 15, 2009 22:50 |  #15

I don't want to play with a 5D or 1D until I know I have money to buy one. :lol: I do have a FF camera but my memory cards don't work in it. ???


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