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What is the best CF speed(s) for the 5dmk3..?

 
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Oct 08, 2013 02:59 |  #1

What is the best CF speed(s) for my (not yet bought) 5dmk3..?
I always shoot in RAW and Jpeg at the highest res and do some Video
I have seen a few on Amazon.. Is this quick enough?? http://www.amazon.co.u​k …ywords=compact+​flash+card (external link)

Or this one?? http://www.amazon.co.u​k …ywords=compact+​flash+card (external link)

Which is important.. MB/s or UDMA??

Thanks in advance


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Oct 08, 2013 03:05 |  #2

The 5D Mark III will benefit from UDMA 7 cards. Aim for 60 MB/s or better.


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Oct 08, 2013 03:20 as a reply to  @ apersson850's post |  #3

Top Banana.. Thanks


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Oct 08, 2013 03:27 |  #4
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None other than Lexar 1000x


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Oct 08, 2013 03:32 |  #5

kin2son wrote in post #16354737 (external link)
None other than Lexar 1000x

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh.... OK...
So this is not up to scratch then.. http://www.amazon.co.u​k …ywords=compact+​flash+card (external link)


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Oct 08, 2013 03:36 |  #6
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Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16354742 (external link)
ohhhhhhhhhhhhh.... OK...
So this is not up to scratch then.. http://www.amazon.co.u​k …ywords=compact+​flash+card (external link)

No, not really...

Looking at their specs, Lexar is 150MB/s read, 145MB/s write, whereas the Transcend is 60MB/s read, 30MB/s write...

Write speed is extremely important, and Lexar is 4x+ quicker...


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Oct 08, 2013 03:47 |  #7

kin2son wrote in post #16354747 (external link)
No, not really...

Looking at their specs, Lexar is 150MB/s read, 145MB/s write, whereas the Transcend is 60MB/s read, 30MB/s write...

Write speed is extremely important, and Lexar is 4x+ quicker...

Sold to the Bold headed guy from the UK.. Cheers mate !!!


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Oct 08, 2013 04:14 |  #8

Rob Galbraith's CF/SD/XQD Performance Database:

http://www.robgalbrait​h.com …e7de5.html?cid=​6007-12452 (external link)

The tests are a year or more old now but they'll give you an idea of the relative performance of brands.


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Oct 08, 2013 04:34 |  #9

Snowyman wrote in post #16354795 (external link)
Rob Galbraith's CF/SD/XQD Performance Database:

http://www.robgalbrait​h.com …e7de5.html?cid=​6007-12452 (external link)

The tests are a year or more old now but they'll give you an idea of the relative performance of brands.

Great, cheers..


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Oct 08, 2013 06:02 |  #10

I use nothing by Sandisk Extreme Pro cards in both slots:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …&InitialSearch=​yes&sts=ma (external link)

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …es&sts=ma&Top+N​av-Search= (external link)
JPGs to the SDHC, RAW to the CF card. They've been completely flawless.


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Oct 08, 2013 06:11 |  #11

Get the best you can afford! Not just for in-camera performance, but it makes a big difference if you get a good/fast card reader in downloading GBs of data to your computer!


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Oct 08, 2013 07:21 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #12

If you use both card slots, you won't be able to realize your full potential of the CF speeds. The SD slot is "crippled" to slower speeds (non-UHS), slowing down any UDMA7 CF as well if you write to both. So getting the absolute best of both CF and SD may not really be helpful. Your SD goes no faster than 133x, I believe.


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Oct 08, 2013 07:37 |  #13

What about CF card readers any suggestions on a good one and does it need to be USB 3?


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Oct 08, 2013 07:49 |  #14

jskaggs72 wrote in post #16355067 (external link)
What about CF card readers any suggestions on a good one and does it need to be USB 3?

Again, the price difference is not enough t be concerned about. Get the absolute best & fastest when it comes to memory cards and readers.

The memory card is the weak link and holds the greatest potential for disaster if it fails.


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Oct 13, 2013 15:31 |  #15

I take it this one is also good for SD??
Lexar Professional 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 600X 90MB/s High Speed SDHC Memory Card
http://www.amazon.co.u​k …ar+professional​+sdhc+64gb (external link)

BTW the Compact flash is great !!


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