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Compact flash cards

Just a question for you camera buffs (again)

I have purchased my Canon eos300d (rebel) and I'm going to buy another compact flash card, but have seen some sandisk C/F2 cards that claim to have 65x speed and I just wanted to know if it would make my camera operate quicker.

It now takes 2.5 frames per sec (I think thats correct) but will only take 4 in a row then there is a slight delay before taking any more (i think while it is writing to the buffer) I was thinking that the faster card may reduce this delay.

At the momment I'm using a pretec 256 C/F card and I'm not sure of the speed or the quality.

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Re: Compact flash cards

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Just a question for you camera buffs (again)

It now takes 2.5 frames per sec (I think thats correct) but will only take 4 in a row then there is a slight delay before taking any more (i think while it is writing to the buffer) I was thinking that the faster card may reduce this delay.
I believe you are stuck with the 2.5 fps and the buffer. My 10D does 3fps to a max of 9 frames before it stops to clear the buffer and while I haven't *timed* them, all of the different CF cards I've used have been the same.
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Re: Compact flash cards

I think it is limited by the cameras ability to write to the card, rather than the cards ability to be written to. My USB 2 card reader reads and wrties CF cards REAL fast - even my old 128mb card that may not even be a 32x speed card... BTW - lemme know if you need a site for cheap cards...

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... BTW - lemme know if you need a site for cheap cards...

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I need to know I have been shopping on ebay which is normally heaps cheaper than the retail shops, but if you know of somewhere cheap, please let me know

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I need to know I have been shopping on ebay which is normally heaps cheaper than the retail shops, but if you know of somewhere cheap, please let me know

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I think it is limited by the cameras ability to write to the card, rather than the cards ability to be written to. My USB 2 card reader reads and wrties CF cards REAL fast - even my old 128mb card that may not even be a 32x speed card... BTW - lemme know if you need a site for cheap cards...

Z...
Zeeman is correct. I recently called a local camera shop with a question about my older Nikon, wanting to upgrade from an 8X to 40X card. First thing he asked me was which Nikon model I had (Coolpix 990) and proceeded to tell me that this camera wouldn't benefit from a card that fast. So call a store with knowledgable peeps before you buy.
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Re: Compact flash cards

you MAY want a faster card than your camera if you think you will get a faster camera sometime. Larger flash cards can be pricey, but the difference in speed/cost can be a consideration too. CF is going to be around for a while in the larger format cameras anyway.

Also consider an "extreme" flash if you will be moving in and out of warm/cold environments. I learned this the hard way. Had to switch flash cards and lost a wildlife picture opertunity
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Re: Compact flash cards

Well Z, I'm still waiting

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Re: Compact flash cards

I would say it depends on the camera. I have a friend with a Canon (D60 I think) and he uses the faster flash cards. I think he can get 8 pics before it fills the buffer and has to write to the card and he said the faster cards definitely speed things up for him.
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Re: Compact flash cards

FWIW. one of my older CF cards is not USB enabled and will not work with my USB card reader.

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Well Z, I'm still waiting

Still waiting Z

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thanks for the info

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