CF Card for 350D

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Hi,

I have finally decided to plunge for a 350D. What is the best CF card to
buy for this camera? I am kinda deciding betweeen the following:

1. Sandisk Ultra II 1GB
2. Sandisk Extreme III 1GB
3. Lexar 80X 1Gb

Is it worth going for the fast but expensive card? I have heard that the
350D doesn't utilize the full writing speed of the Lexar, what about
the Sandisk Extreme III?

Thanks
CJ
 
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"Joe Cole" <cphua@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I have finally decided to plunge for a 350D. What is the best CF card to
> buy for this camera? I am kinda deciding betweeen the following:
>
> 1. Sandisk Ultra II 1GB
> 2. Sandisk Extreme III 1GB
> 3. Lexar 80X 1Gb
>

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=6007-6133

I went with #1 above. It was quick to find and relatively cheap.

Greg
 
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In article <4239a1bd$0$10594$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com>, Joe
Cole <cphua@nyc.rr.com> wrote:

> 1. Sandisk Ultra II 1GB
> 2. Sandisk Extreme III 1GB
> 3. Lexar 80X 1Gb
>
> Is it worth going for the fast but expensive card? I have heard that the
> 350D doesn't utilize the full writing speed of the Lexar, what about
> the Sandisk Extreme III?

I'd vote Lexar. I use them exclusively and they are the best. You can
get a slower and smaller one, you know.
 
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I switched from Lexar to Sandisk after reading the benchmarks and I'm
glad I switched.
 
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In article <4239a1bd$0$10594$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com>,
Joe Cole <cphua@nyc.rr.com> wrote:

> I have finally decided to plunge for a 350D. What is the best CF card to
> buy for this camera? I am kinda deciding betweeen the following:
>
> 1. Sandisk Ultra II 1GB
> 2. Sandisk Extreme III 1GB
> 3. Lexar 80X 1Gb

I purchased the SanDisk Ultra II 1GB for my 20D.

Considering your intended camera has the same, new(er) image processor, I
expect you would benefit from the same CF card.

When it comes to read/write performance, 9MB/sec write and 10MB/sec read is
something I can understand. I have yet to read a explanation/translation of
40x, 60x, 80x, etc. It's meaningless to me.

:)
JR
 
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From: "Randall Ainsworth" <rag@nospam.techline.com>


|
| I'd vote Lexar. I use them exclusively and they are the best. You can
| get a slower and smaller one, you know.

SanDisk is the OEM of all memory cards for Canon.
Therefore, Canon is of the opinion that SanDisk is the best. ;-)

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From: "Jim Redelfs" <jim.redelfs@redelfs.com>


|
| I purchased the SanDisk Ultra II 1GB for my 20D.
|
| Considering your intended camera has the same, new(er) image processor, I
| expect you would benefit from the same CF card.
|
| When it comes to read/write performance, 9MB/sec write and 10MB/sec read is
| something I can understand. I have yet to read a explanation/translation of
| 40x, 60x, 80x, etc. It's meaningless to me.
|
| :)
| JR

1x = .15MB/s
2x = .3MB/s
40x = 6MB/s
60x = 9MB/s <----- SanDisk Ultra II
80x = 12MB/s <----- Lexar
133x = 20MB/s <----- SanDisk Extreme III

HTH

BTW: I like your X-Face, did you make it ?

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In article <6no_d.8214$hA3.4557@trnddc09>,
"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote:

> > I have yet to read a explanation/translation of
> > 40x, 60x, 80x, etc. It's meaningless to me.

> 1x = .15MB/s
> 2x = .3MB/s
> 40x = 6MB/s
> 60x = 9MB/s <----- SanDisk Ultra II
> 80x = 12MB/s <----- Lexar
> 133x = 20MB/s <----- SanDisk Extreme III
>
> HTH

Thanks! I hoped that would inspire someone to educate me! :)

> BTW: I like your X-Face, did you make it ?

Yes, with a little help from Photoshop Elements 2.0 and Saving Face, the
latter under Mac OS 9.x.

:)
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On 3/17/2005 6:20 PM, David H. Lipman wrote:
> From: "Randall Ainsworth" <rag@nospam.techline.com>
>
> | I'd vote Lexar. I use them exclusively and they are the best. You can
> | get a slower and smaller one, you know.
>
> SanDisk is the OEM of all memory cards for Canon.
> Therefore, Canon is of the opinion that SanDisk is the best. ;-)

There are a number of ways that a memory card can be considered
"best". Did Canon decide it was "best" based upon quality, or "best"
based upon some volume pricing discount, or "best" because of
something else?

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From: "Paige Miller" <pmiller5NOSPAM@rochester.rr.com>


|
| There are a number of ways that a memory card can be considered
| "best". Did Canon decide it was "best" based upon quality, or "best"
| based upon some volume pricing discount, or "best" because of
| something else?
|
| --
| Paige Miller
| pmiller5@rochester.rr.com
| http://paiges-page.net
|
| It's nothing until I call it -- Bill Klem, NL Umpire
| If you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
| I hope you dance -- Lee Ann Womack

That's true.
But it doesn't change the fact that SanDisk is the preferred OEM memory vendor for Canon.


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I started with Lexar and have had 3 card failures over the last 5 years with
them. Replaced them with Sandisk and had no more problems.



"Randall Ainsworth" <rag@nospam.techline.com> wrote in message
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> In article <4239a1bd$0$10594$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com>, Joe
> Cole <cphua@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
>
>> 1. Sandisk Ultra II 1GB
>> 2. Sandisk Extreme III 1GB
>> 3. Lexar 80X 1Gb
>>
>> Is it worth going for the fast but expensive card? I have heard that the
>> 350D doesn't utilize the full writing speed of the Lexar, what about
>> the Sandisk Extreme III?
>
> I'd vote Lexar. I use them exclusively and they are the best. You can
> get a slower and smaller one, you know.
 

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