Choices and price of 2GB or 4GB CF cards?


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Kongo

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Hi,

Realised that most recommend SanDisk or Lexar, anyone have some ideas of how much these CF cards are selling recently?

Thinking of upgrading to the 2GB or 4GB version..
 

user111

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ultra II 2GB cf : $SGD 210
 

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Hi,

I just bought Transcend 2 GB 80x CF card. The price was 152 $. I bought it from Best Bargain, Sim Lim Square 5th floor.

So far nothing to complain with the card. Fast enough for me.

Same shop is selling Kingston Elite Pro HS 4 GB cards for 380 $. I decided to buy 2 x 2 GB as price was 80 $ cheaper.
 

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Peter_Tee said:
Hi,

I just bought Transcend 2 GB 80x CF card. The price was 152 $. I bought it from Best Bargain, Sim Lim Square 5th floor.

So far nothing to complain with the card. Fast enough for me.

Same shop is selling Kingston Elite Pro HS 4 GB cards for 380 $. I decided to buy 2 x 2 GB as price was 80 $ cheaper.
That is good price.
How is it speed when shoot raw with burst?
 

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donchua said:
That is good price.
How is it speed when shoot raw with burst?
I did some tests... Canon 20D is able to take 6 shots in burst while shooting in RAW. I have 1 GB SanDisk Ultra II CF and 2 GB Transcend 80x CF cards.

Both were equal fast to store all the data back to card. It took about 13 seconds to complete the whole operation - I started measurement when pushing the camera trigger and ended the time measurement when all the data was written to CF. As a comparasion to my 4 GB Kingston Elite Pro HS card was much slower, it took about 18 seconds to complete the same process.

Hope this helps!
 

user111

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now they have kingston ultimate (brown colour series). who has used it yet? any feedback?

ultra II 2GB $210 from simlim 4th floor A-B-N-N shop
 

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If you want to go higher you can try Seagate 8GB CF microdrive, price i'm not sure...either close to $1k or slightly over.
 

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Hi,

Are there significant time diff taken to format these cards compare to the sandisk? Heard that some cards took a long time to format?

Thanks for all the reply, BTW :D

Peter_Tee said:
I did some tests... Canon 20D is able to take 6 shots in burst while shooting in RAW. I have 1 GB SanDisk Ultra II CF and 2 GB Transcend 80x CF cards.

Both were equal fast to store all the data back to card. It took about 13 seconds to complete the whole operation - I started measurement when pushing the camera trigger and ended the time measurement when all the data was written to CF. As a comparasion to my 4 GB Kingston Elite Pro HS card was much slower, it took about 18 seconds to complete the same process.

Hope this helps!
 

judeseah

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won't recommend this microdrive.
price is cheap,
something like less than $400 during the Sitex 05.
got the 4GB version.
took 20D more than 12mins
and 5D 10mins to format the card.

jude

Snoweagle said:
If you want to go higher you can try Seagate 8GB CF microdrive, price i'm not sure...either close to $1k or slightly over.
 

Snoweagle

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judeseah said:
won't recommend this microdrive.
price is cheap,
something like less than $400 during the Sitex 05.
got the 4GB version.
took 20D more than 12mins
and 5D 10mins to format the card.

jude
Less than $400?? the 4GB version already costs around that price.

If i were you i'll slot the CF card into my computer and format it. It'll be much faster.
 

theRBK

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Snoweagle said:
If i were you i'll slot the CF card into my computer and format it. It'll be much faster.
Pls do not format a card for camera use in a computer...:nono:

The computer will format it with some computer OS based file system that may interfere with camera operation...we don't have to format all the time and I think waiting longer once in a while is not too big a problem compared to possible card problems...
 

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theRBK said:
Pls do not format a card for camera use in a computer...:nono:

The computer will format it with some computer OS based file system that may interfere with camera operation...we don't have to format all the time and I think waiting longer once in a while is not too big a problem compared to possible card problems...
Oh okie...will take note of that, thanks!
 

donchua

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Just saw the Transcend 2GB 80X at $148 & 2GB 120X at $158.
Transcend ok?
 

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prices of 2GB and above CF cards have been dropping recently

today i just ask:
sandisk utlra II 2gb selling @ $185
sandisk extreme III 2gb selling @ 255

worth getting!
 

Kongo

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Yes, the price has dropped.

Bought the 2GB Sandisk ultra II @ Alan photo today, Price is $188.
 

donchua

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silver.wolf said:
prices of 2GB and above CF cards have been dropping recently

today i just ask:
sandisk utlra II 2gb selling @ $185
sandisk extreme III 2gb selling @ 255

worth getting!
Where you ask?
 

user111

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eh nobody use kingston ultimate series? claimed to be at 133x read speed
 

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