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nulldev Registered since 13th Apr 2003Thu 19-Feb-04 04:40 PM
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"Compact Flash card"


Grand Rapids, US
          

I'm planning on get a D70 this fall. I was wondering what brand of Compact Flash are recommended. I've been looking at Lexar Media 40x but didn't know if it's the best one to get or not.

  

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Rally
20th Feb 2004
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N80 Aircraftnut Silver Member
20th Feb 2004
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Rally
20th Feb 2004
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Reply message A must read on CF card speed!
recalcitrantron
20th Feb 2004
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Reply message RE: A must read on CF card speed!
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Rally Registered since 31st Jan 2004Fri 20-Feb-04 01:20 AM
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#1. "RE: Compact Flash card"
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Auckland, NZ
          

Hi,

Here is an excerpt from a pdf about the D70 I have seen. Not sure how up to date this information is.

Approved Memory Cards
The following cards have been tested and approved for use in the D70:

SanDisk
SDCFB 16 MB, 48 MB, 80 MB, 96 MB, 128 MB, 160 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB
SDCFB (Type II) 192 MB, 300 MB
SDCF2B (Type II) 256 MB
SDCFH 128 MB, 192 MB, 256 MB, 384 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB
SDCFX 512 MB, 1 GB

Lexar Media
4× USB 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB
8× USB 16 MB, 32 MB, 48 MB, 64 MB, 80 MB
10× USB 160 MB
12× USB 64 MB, 128 MB, 192 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB 16× USB 192 MB, 256 MB, 320 MB, 512 MB, 640 MB, 1 GB
24× USB 256 MB, 512 MB
24× WA USB 256 MB, 512 MB
32× WA USB 1 GB
40× WA USB 256 MB, 512 MB, 2 GB, 4 GB

Renesas Technology (Hitachi)
Compact FLASH HB28 C8× 16 MB, 32 MB

Microdrive
DSCM 512 MB, 1 GB
3K4 2 GB, 4 GB

Operation is not guaranteed with other makes of card. For more details on the above cards, please contact the manufacturer.

  

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N80 Aircraftnut Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Jun 2003Fri 20-Feb-04 01:42 AM
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#2. "RE: Compact Flash card"
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East Lansing, US
          

As apparently everyone else I am thinking about dropping the money for a D70. My question is this: Are the 'high-speed' CF cards, like the Lexar 40x 512MB or 1GB really faster than other 'non-pro' (and cheaper) cards? Is it worth spending the extra money to get a fast card like the advertisment says? Thanks for your answers in advance.

Markus

A German/American Nikonian living in Little Rhody

Markus

A German/American Nikonian living in the Mitten State.

… for landscape photography the
aphorism should be expanded:"f8 and
be there in good light." -John Shaw

  

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Rally Registered since 31st Jan 2004Fri 20-Feb-04 02:11 AM
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#3. "RE: Compact Flash card"
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Auckland, NZ
          

Hi,

Check out the following information at dpreview

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/mediacompare/

  

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recalcitrantron Registered since 26th Dec 2003Fri 20-Feb-04 05:14 AM
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#4. "A must read on CF card speed!"
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Roseville, US
          

Galbraith tests a large variety of cards in the leading cameras. The results, not all CF cards are created equal in terms of speed.

<www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=6007>

"There's no dumb ass vaccine" so just roll
with it!

Ron

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N80 Aircraftnut Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Jun 2003Fri 20-Feb-04 01:16 PM
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#5. "RE: A must read on CF card speed!"
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East Lansing, US
          

Thanks for the responces and links. The information is really invaluble. It is really true that not all CF cards are created equal. But I thought it was really interesting to see that the speed is very dependent on the camera used. Not something I would have thought of as a film shooter.

Markus

A German/American Nikonian living in Little Rhody

Markus

A German/American Nikonian living in the Mitten State.

… for landscape photography the
aphorism should be expanded:"f8 and
be there in good light." -John Shaw

  

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