Compact Flash Memory Card Question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by IGregory, Dec 12, 2012.

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    IGregory

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    Does anyone have a recommendation for a compact flash memory card to use with a Canon EOS 5D Mark 3? B and H recommends the Scan Disk. :)
     
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    I would recommend Sandisk as well - I have never had a problem with their cards. What speed is totally up to you.
     
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    I've used Sandisk and Lexar. B&H is making a good recommendation in my opinion.
     
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    MCAsan

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    I use Lexar 32GB 1000x in mine. You want UDMA 7 compliant cards to get the fastest write speeds so that high speed shooting has min delays clear the buffer to the card. Also if you use a Lexar USB 3 dual slot reader, you will get fast read times into the computer as it is UDMA 7 compliant also.

    Anyone wanting fast SD or CF cards should see Ron's test results which are done per camera.
    http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/camera_wb_multi_page.asp?cid=6007-12452
     
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    IGregory

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    Thanks guys, your thoughts are very much appreciated.
     
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    steveash

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    Yep Sandisk or Lexar. Don't buy from untrusted people like ebay sellers as there are many cheap fakes around that fail and loose images.
     
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    IGregory

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    Thank you Steve.
     
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    SanDisk hands down. I personally use a 16gb 30mb/s with my Mark 2.
     
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    Agree. SanDisk, but also because of RescuePro

    I also use the SanDisk cards in my 5D, but one perhaps overlooked advantage is that I get a small CD with a copy of RescuePro software on it as part of the purchase of the SanDisk card. I have used this software now, twice, to rescue images from a card where formatting by either a PC/MAC went awry, or the camera format got frazzled. In both instances RescuePro, running on my Mac, was able to locate the missing images, AND MORE FROM PAST erasures, so I am VERY pleased with this PLUS with the purchase of a card from SanDisk. Just thought you might find that interesting.
     
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    IGregory

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    Thank you sir.
     

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