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Mar 29, 2012 18:13 |  #1

What do you all think? Good deal?

http://www.adorama.com​/ILXCF4008G2.html?Emai​lPrice=T (external link)

2 pack 8 gig Lexar 400, free shipping $66

I think BH has same deal. Sandisk seems to be about $40 per 8 gig card at same equivalent read speed.

Anyone have experience with these on 5d2?


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Mar 29, 2012 18:19 |  #2

Kind of expensive I think...picked up two Lexar 400x 16GB cards for $85 @ Adorama last year.


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Mar 29, 2012 18:21 |  #3

good to know, thanks. I'm in no rush, but could use something heftier. Most of my cards are in the 2-4 range and only have a kingston 8 which I don't trust. I know they're fine, just a mental thing for me. Well, and it's slow as molasses when downloading too.


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Mar 29, 2012 18:33 |  #4

I picked up a 32gb Transcend from amazon for about $58 that's the 400x as well. That is actually the normal price too, there was a deal on here for like $49 recently.


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Mar 29, 2012 18:42 |  #5

200x Sandisk is $25 so 400x should be worth approx $35-40 but i would hold out since 1000x cards will push down prices in the near future.




  
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Mar 29, 2012 19:27 |  #6

i bought the lexar 16gb 400x for $45 so i dont think thats a very good deal


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Mar 29, 2012 21:29 |  #7

I think I want one or two in the 8-16 range. DOn't like having all that data on one card. Not sure how much video I"m going to be shooting. I guess I could have a bigger card just for that, but I think 8 gigs, certainly 16 gigs is plenty just for photos, even RAW. At least for me. But thanks for the info. Good to know price range.


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Mar 30, 2012 05:17 |  #8

I'd say that's high. I got Lexar 16gb 400x for $50/each about a year ago from J&R. They had the 8gb ones for $25 at the time. Those were good prices at the time, but given that it's a year later, I don't think I'd pay over $25 for an 8gb 400x card.


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Mar 30, 2012 06:11 |  #9

Mk1Racer wrote in post #14179644 (external link)
I don't think I'd pay over $25 for an 8gb 400x card.

Prices on flash storage never remain consistent anymore thanks to the growing demand for mobile devices. If Apple laid out cash to buy up millions of chips for a new device tomorrow prices would likely rise. And so many new Android devices are coming in the next couple months which is no doubt going to have a big impact on the market.




  
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Mar 30, 2012 06:29 |  #10

isoMorphic wrote in post #14179722 (external link)
Prices on flash storage never remain consistent anymore thanks to the growing demand for mobile devices. If Apple laid out cash to buy up millions of chips for a new device tomorrow prices would likely rise. And so many new Android devices are coming in the next couple months which is no doubt going to have a big impact on the market.

But isn't SD the more popular format? SD cards seem to be vastly more plentiful, not to mention cheaper for equivalent size/speed, than CF cards. I would imagine these new devices would use SD cards before they used CF cards. I think even Canon recognizes the trend towards the SD format, by virtue of the fact that the 5DIII takes CF as well as SD cards. Maybe that means that CF prices will stabilize due to a well defined market. I'm not really in the market for any though, as I have 4 16gb and 2 8gb 400x cards, and they meet my current (and foreseeable future) needs.


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Mar 30, 2012 09:20 |  #11

What's actually inside the various types of cards is somewhat irrelevant when everyone depends on a handful of chip makers. SD is cheaper to make then CF and more devices use it which means greater availability. SD is fine for smaller steady writes such as video. But try and burst really large amounts of data and the speed begins to drop like a rock.




  
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