>Obviously, the card's write speed does not affect the size of >the camera buffer - but it certainly DOES affect the rate at >which the buffer can be cleared by writing images to the card. > Thus the card speed can impact the maximum frame rate >over a long burst.
Brian, I absolutely agree. Plus when you can buy a SanDisk Extreme 16GB (45GB/s) at $16.99 or the Pro version (95GB/s) for $40.38 on Amazon, why on earth would anyone spend valuable time trying to save a couple of bucks when they could be fulfilling their passion shooting fabulous photos with their multi-thousand dollar camera/just right lens from among several/just right filter/perhaps just right flash/just right tripod/just right ball head/ etc., etc.
I don't want to waste money, but at my age, I don't want to waste what little time I have left even more.