...and I have a question. Before I start If I say something Ignorant please bare with me as I AM... This digital stuff is all new to me.
The 700 has a large buffer and handles alot of pics. My question is at what point are fast memory cards useless...another words after so many mb per second any faster would be useless??...Correct? If lets say a sandisk that writes at 45mb per second never bogs down then a card that writes at 60 or even 90 per second is not going to yeild you any better performance...So on a 700 how fast is fast enough?
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#1. "RE: New 700 on the way....." | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Thu 24-Dec-09 02:31 AM
Have a look at Rob Galbraith's database here. The executive summary, though, is that the speed of the card is irrelevant until you fill the buffer and need to drain it. It actually is fairly hard to fill the buffers on the high-end cameras.
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#2. "RE: New 700 on the way....." | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 24-Dec-09 03:19 AM
The number of images that the buffer will hold is dependent on the type of file and the quality settings you are using. If you are shooting jpegs you will be able to capture significantly more images per unit time than if you are shooting Raw. So everything is relative.
I don't think the D700 is capable of writing faster than a Sandisk Extreme IV (45 MB/sec.). I shoot Raw and the buffer does fill and bog down even with Extreme IV cards. I haven't tried a new 90 MB/sec. card yet but I doubt it would be any faster on a D700.
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