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Aug 02, 2012 05:47 |  #31

Go for transcend. I have one for three years now and I never had problems with it.


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Aug 02, 2012 10:19 |  #32

I'm a big fan of Lexar - they have their own fabs and are much more vertical company than SANDisk.

If I'm not buying Lexar, I'm probably going for Transcend for bang/buck


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Aug 02, 2012 12:12 |  #33

I know you guys all have your favorite brands and I do also but here is a little info to chew on.
Last summer, my photo bsns covered 4 softball tournaments with 30-40 teams in each. I had 6-8 photogs covering the various fields. After each game they would bring their cards to me and I would upload them to the server feeding the viewing stations.

The cards used included Lexar, Sandisk, Adata, Transcend and maybe one or two more. The most pics shot at the largest tournament was over 50,000.

We did not have any corrupt images or any problems downloading the images. I used a Delkins USB 3 multi card reader hooked up to a laptop. Gotta love it when things go smooth.

Note: These weren't the newer high speed cards. My Transcend 400x was probably the fastest.

If you guys are shooting sports, do you really need to shoot 75 bursts in one sequence? Just asking. I never have.


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Aug 02, 2012 13:10 as a reply to  @ MT Stringer's post |  #34

I shoot wildlife where you can not have too fast or too long a frame sequence. This is especially true for shooting birds in flight.




  
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Aug 02, 2012 13:25 |  #35

MT Stringer wrote in post #14804881 (external link)
If you guys are shooting sports, do you really need to shoot 75 bursts in one sequence? Just asking. I never have.

Mainly it is not about how many frames you will take in a sequence, it is all about how long you will be able to shoot that sequence and/if complete it ;)
There is no problem if a particular sequence lasts 3 seconds where the buffer keeps up. What happens when the sequence is longer than 5 seconds? Yes, you are loosing the frames due to the slower card.
And as shown in the test I quoted before, you can almost double the time with a 1000x card on a 5DIII :)

I wonder what stops Canon with releasing cameras with larger buffer sizes?


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Aug 02, 2012 16:54 as a reply to  @ kosin's post |  #36

I also bought the Lexar 32GB 1000x cards on special, 2 packs for my new 1DX. Some serious savings with that B&H special.


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Aug 02, 2012 20:49 |  #37

kosin wrote in post #14801846 (external link)
Have you seen prices of Lexar 1000x at B&H?

This should make your decision easier :D

32GB 2-pack for $238.22 - http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …actFlash_Memory​_Card.html (external link)

Thank you very much for posting this. Last week I bought this same 32 GB 2-pack from B&H for $434.99. Today, B&H agreed to refund me the difference between that price and their current price (almost $200)! As I told the B&H rep, that kind of service is why they are always my first stop.


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Aug 03, 2012 08:53 |  #38

kosin wrote in post #14801846 (external link)
Have you seen prices of Lexar 1000x at B&H?

This should make your decision easier :D

32GB 2-pack for $238.22 - http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …actFlash_Memory​_Card.html (external link)

Thank you SO MUCH for making me spend more money. :)

Heck, I wasn't even really looking for new cards right now, but this seemed like a good deal.


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Aug 03, 2012 10:40 |  #39

It is a good deal. I paid the old price for my pair. Tempting to order another pair for my 7D.




  
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Aug 03, 2012 11:07 |  #40

MCAsan wrote in post #14809358 (external link)
It is a good deal. I paid the old price for my pair. Tempting to order another pair for my 7D.

I think the sale is good until the end of the month. I may end up with a couple more by then...

I've already spent over $10K on camera kit this year (counting stuff still on back-order) so what's another couple of hundred here or there, right?!?! :oops::p:rolleyes:


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Aug 04, 2012 10:33 |  #41

So with a 5d MIII using CF & SD storage does it make sense to spend the money on a 1000x CF card with the SD cards maxing out a 600x?




  
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Aug 04, 2012 11:24 |  #42

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So with a 5d MIII using CF & SD storage does it make sense to spend the money on a 1000x CF card with the SD cards maxing out a 600x?

Keep in mind that the X numbers are almost completely meaningless. Look at the write speeds (Mb/Sec) to compare.

The "1000X" represents a thousand times faster than X with X representing arbitrary point in the past... :)

Also, it depends on how you set up your cards. If you go RAW to the faster card and .jpg to the slower (if it is) then you'll come closer to equal per-image performance.


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Aug 04, 2012 11:32 |  #43

The SD slot doesn't support UHS-I cards anyway so even if you did have a 600x SD card it wouldn't matter that you had a 1000x CF card. RAW to CF, JPG to SD is probably the best way to go around things. If you were to do RAW to both it simultaneously would get slowed down to that SD card's max speed.


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Aug 04, 2012 13:32 |  #44

Yno wrote in post #14808845 (external link)
Thank you SO MUCH for making me spend more money. :)

Heck, I wasn't even really looking for new cards right now, but this seemed like a good deal.

I thought that I had enough Lexar 16GB CF cards, but, buying two (2) more will not kill me. I just hope that I do not purchase anymore before the end of the month.


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Aug 04, 2012 13:42 |  #45

Just to let you know, B&H has Lexar 1000x UDMA 7 CF Cards on sale all during the month of August.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …789+4294952451+​4294194739 (external link)

For example a 2 pack of 32 GB Lexar 1000x UDMA 7 CF cards regular price: $428.50 on sale for $238.22.


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