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Lexar 32GB 1000x vs. Lexar 32GB 800x?

Ferguson

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"RE: Lexar 32GB 1000x vs. Lexar 32GB 800x?"

Ferguson Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the generous sharing of his high level expertise in the spirit of Nikonians Nikonian since 19th Aug 2004
Thu 20-Dec-12 05:24 PM

>Linwood, that is good information based on real life
>experience. My new D800E is scheduled for delivery today so I
>will hopefully be able to do some tests. I do plan to buy one
>"fast" card for action shooting. It is interesting
>that you find that the card speed does not make much
>difference in shutter action but only in the write times.
>Thanks for the input.

Yes. Though it depends. It's about style of shooting.

Here's my oversimplified "which one are you":

You need to just shot a continuous burst, at full speed, for as long as you possibly can. You do it once, then a long (many seconds or minutes) before you need to do it again:

-- Card speed helps very little
-- You may not have the right camera, or
-- JPG

You shoot action with bursts, but there is "rest" time between. Batters in baseball, plays in football, charges to the basket in basketball, jumping horses. So you may shoot 2-3 seconds of fast bursts, but there is 30 seconds in between.

-- Card speed doesn't matter because there's plenty of time to empty

You shoot something with continuous action in bursts with little recovery time over a long period, like soccer plays that charge the goal from end to end, you shoot 3-4 shoots, pause a second or so, a few more after that pass, brief pause, 4-5 during a defensive challenge, brief pause....

-- In this case card speed matters a LOT. You can get a happy
-- medium where you can do this forever, as the pauses allow the
-- buffer to empty. Too slow a card, and just as they shoot on goal
-- you find you can no longer shoot. As the ball comes to rest
-- in the goal, you finally get that next shot off, missing
-- all the important stuff.

Don't waste money on expensive cards to solve the first two cases, one it helps very little (though it does a bit), the other you just don't need. But the last case, if you are in that situation, it can help a lot.

Linwood

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