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    Need some advise for those who have been compared these CF card on D200.

    - If use for normal shooting condition such as event, wedding, any visible different in term of performance between these two?

    - Even if using Ultra II for continous shoot on D200, the speed will still be acceptable right ? (D200 internal buffer also not that small, right)

    As we all know Extreme III have faster writing speed for technical point of view. But if Ultra II can serve a purpose for general use and not for really high speed shooting, I think Ultra II should be enough right ?

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    D200 has internal buffer. So as long as you do not max the 20 odd buffer shots, it really makes no diff on the speed of the CF card.

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    Default Re: Sandisk Ultra II and Extreme III

    Unless you're a machinegunner... or simply have loads to spare, UltraII is good enough for most situations that you've stated.

    And anyway... one should be perfecting one's technique with regards to timing and relying less on machinegunning the subject with 5fps. This would apply to sports too.

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    i use Ultra 2...nothing wrong with it also...I shoot one frame at a time...no machine gun for me...

    but bought an extreme 3 cause i cannot find my CF card...lying somewhere in the house...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandonb View Post
    Need some advise for those who have been compared these CF card on D200.

    - If use for normal shooting condition such as event, wedding, any visible different in term of performance between these two?

    - Even if using Ultra II for continous shoot on D200, the speed will still be acceptable right ? (D200 internal buffer also not that small, right)

    As we all know Extreme III have faster writing speed for technical point of view. But if Ultra II can serve a purpose for general use and not for really high speed shooting, I think Ultra II should be enough right ?
    ultra II is good enough. no need to go for extreme series

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    Default Re: Sandisk Ultra II and Extreme III

    Extreme III card comes with the Capture one LE free !

    bought one just for it

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    curious , all guys are refer to jpeg or RAW....

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    Quote Originally Posted by u2nofear View Post
    curious , all guys are refer to jpeg or RAW....
    I shoot Jpeg fine and the buffer is 25 shots or so...

    I shoot RAW and the buffer is about 21 shots or so... Never had any problems on writing issues.

    This is for the D200. D100 has a very small buffer and takes some time to write RAW to the cards, esp with a slower card (normal speed ones)
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    hahahaha shoot so fast? might as well go and do video shooting liao

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosasih View Post
    D200 has internal buffer. So as long as you do not max the 20 odd buffer shots, it really makes no diff on the speed of the CF card.
    How about D80? Any idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodel View Post
    How about D80? Any idea?
    20 shots I think

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    Default Re: Sandisk Ultra II and Extreme III

    Anyway, the price of the 2 is not much diff abt $15 for the 2G, hence maybe better to get the extreme...

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    the ultra2 is more than sufficient
    if i am not wrong, i believe the extreme3 does make a difference in digital MF backs
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    Quote Originally Posted by haagen_dazs View Post
    the ultra2 is more than sufficient
    if i am not wrong, i believe the extreme3 does make a difference in digital MF backs
    What is digital MF back ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosasih View Post
    Anyway, the price of the 2 is not much diff abt $15 for the 2G, hence maybe better to get the extreme...
    I am consider 8GB model. Price different is a lot between Ultra II and Extreme III.

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    Default Re: Sandisk Ultra II and Extreme III

    In this case the digital MF he is referring to is Medium Format. (i.e. the >22megapixel variety)

    At any rate, I would advise against a single 8GB card. But rather 4x 2GB Cards... or at the very largest a 4GB card.

    If your one card fails when you are out shooting or even on holiday...

    At current file sizes, I don't see much reason to have a single 8GB card

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    Agree.

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