Memory Card value for money and result for D800


neesavi

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Hi ppl,
I am looking aroound for buying 32GB SD and CF card for my new D800. Any recomendations on the same ... !!! I am really looking for something which is value for money, than spending unreasonably on speed if not worth.


Cheers,
Nee
 

G-man

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For CF I highly recommend Lexar 1000X CF cards. To me, value for money is to get the best I can afford, not the cheapest or the most expensive. I can safely say the Lexar is worth every cent I paid for it. For SD cards I recommend Sandisk Extreme or if you can afford it, Extreme Pro.

Of course your idea of value may differ from mine.
 

bitchbum

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Lexar 1000x 32GB CF $267 from AP, Sandisk 32GB Extreme Pro SD from OP $129
one tip...never buy the cards or other accessories with the camera...sure kenna chop one...hehe
 

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avsquare

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Lexar 1000x 32GB CF $267 from AP, Sandisk 32GB Extreme Pro from OP $129
one tip...never buy the cards or other accessories with the camera...sure kenna chop one...hehe
SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB CF $129? :eek:

Lexar 1000x 32GB CF $267?: :eek:
 

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avsquare said:
SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB CF $129? :eek:

Lexar 1000x 32GB CF $267?: :eek:
That extreme pro should be SD card, If is CF I won't buy, cause worry to buy the fake copy

Made in China is original, If made in Chain's is different already.
 

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avsquare

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That extreme pro should be SD card, If is CF I won't buy, cause worry to buy the fake copy

Made in China is original, If made in Chain's is different already.
HAHA made in Chain, is that a typo or really due to a fake?

But even so, Lexar 32G at that price is really unbelievable. Cos Sandisk Extreme Pro 32GB CF is retailing at that price already.
 

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I paid S$278 for Lexar 32gb CF card.

HAHA made in Chain, is that a typo or really due to a fake?

But even so, Lexar 32G at that price is really unbelievable. Cos Sandisk Extreme Pro 32GB CF is retailing at that price already.
 

G-man

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From local retail shop? 1000X with warranty? If so, really a good buy. Where's it?
Avsquare, I bought it during the last IT Show, my friend helped me get. Warranty is local, from Convergent or something. Got receipt and box with local distributor's sticker so pretty safe.
 

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Avsquare, I bought it during the last IT Show, my friend helped me get. Warranty is local, from Convergent or something. Got receipt and box with local distributor's sticker so pretty safe.
I see, good buy indeed :)
 

Rashkae

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avsquare said:
SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB CF $129? :eek:

Lexar 1000x 32GB CF $267?: :eek:
The sandisk is 104 at best bargain. Picked up 2 recently.

(These are the 95mb/s sd cards)
 

bitchbum

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oops...sorry...sandisk is SD...:p
i think Rain5533 got some good price for his CF 1000x also.
 

trd2970

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For value, just get the sdc and forget about cf cards, ie if u dont need the dual card functionality.

For my use sandisk extreme 45 mbps is sufficient, prob half of what the cf version will cost u.

Btw if u really want cf, pls dont get brands other than sandisk and lexar, cos of compatibility issues...i had to sell off my 4 kingston 16gb cf cos of that
 

avsquare

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For value, just get the sdc and forget about cf cards, ie if u dont need the dual card functionality.

For my use sandisk extreme 45 mbps is sufficient, prob half of what the cf version will cost u.

Btw if u really want cf, pls dont get brands other than sandisk and lexar, cos of compatibility issues...i had to sell off my 4 kingston 16gb cf cos of that
What kind of compatibility issues?
 

trd2970

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What kind of compatibility issues?
Just doesnt read....u can do a google for d800 CF card compatability issues, tons and tons of posts
 

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For value, just get the sdc and forget about cf cards, ie if u dont need the dual card functionality.

For my use sandisk extreme 45 mbps is sufficient, prob half of what the cf version will cost u.

Btw if u really want cf, pls dont get brands other than sandisk and lexar, cos of compatibility issues...i had to sell off my 4 kingston 16gb cf cos of that
This is quite true.
I just received my Sandisk SDHC card, Extreme 32GB, class 10 45MB/s yesterday; bought from Amazon for just short of USD32.
Website, Amazon in the US and the card came from Germany, made in China. That's globalisation.:)
 

avsquare

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Just doesnt read....u can do a google for d800 CF card compatability issues, tons and tons of posts
Hmm, that's bad.

For me, sometimes I think I would just pay for something better for the reliability..
 

trd2970

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Hmm, that's bad.

For me, sometimes I think I would just pay for something better for the reliability..
Yes, d800 is very picky when it comes to memory cards, lol

Sandisk will be a safe bet... But then, recently my sandisk 32gb ultra micro sd which i use on my hp had bad sectors, so....
 

trd2970

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JimmyChooShoots said:
This is quite true.
I just received my Sandisk SDHC card, Extreme 32GB, class 10 45MB/s yesterday; bought from Amazon for just short of USD32.
Website, Amazon in the US and the card came from Germany, made in China. That's globalisation.:)
Yes...u prob can get from sim lim at sgd40, abt the same. I am using 4 of these for raw, plus a 8gb sandisk ultra cf for jpeg....so far so good. Dont do high speed shooting so no issues. Fast enough for video also.
 

avsquare

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Yes, d800 is very picky when it comes to memory cards, lol

Sandisk will be a safe bet... But then, recently my sandisk 32gb ultra micro sd which i use on my hp had bad sectors, so....
Actually, any card also can fail.. For Handphone, I've been using Kingston for some time, I think their microSD have been pretty good for that purpose and there isn't any failure.
For cameras, I tend to trust SanDisk. Yes, it's not 100% foolproof but afterall it's a brand that is highly recommended and celebrated by armatures to professionals alike, same as the Lexar, I think it should be pretty reliable compared to Kingston which have seen various reports of failure.

Maybe microSDs aren't SanDisk's thing? :bsmilie:
 

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