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EOS 5D Mark IV CF card recommendations

spiceman
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I use a 5DM4. I'm looking to get some extra memory cards. Since I shoot a lot of time lapse videos, I need a pretty high read/write speed. I currently use SanDisk Extreme Pro CF card, which writes at 160. I see CF type B cards with transfer rates of 1200. One, aren't there limits as to how fast the camera can write to the card? And two, is a type B card even compatible with my 5d?

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shadowsports
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Both good points gents.  

Yes, type b refers to CFExpress.  The 5D4 doesn't support CFExpress Type B. 

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


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Waddizzle
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The maximum read/write speed of the camera is limited by the camera hardware. 

it sort of works like gas mileage from a car. Buying the highest octane gasoline does not cause or create a significant increase in gas mileage.

I use SanDisk Extreme Pro cards. 

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rs-eos
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Aren't type B cards referring to CFExpress?

For the 5D IV, CF (Compact Flash) cards that can be used are Type I, UDMA Mode 7.  See page 5 of the User Manual.

 

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Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

shadowsports
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Both good points gents.  

Yes, type b refers to CFExpress.  The 5D4 doesn't support CFExpress Type B. 

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


~R5 C (1.0.6.1) ~RF Trinity, ~RF 100 Macro, ~RF 100~400, ~RF 100~500, +RF 1.4x TC, +Canon Control Ring, BG-R10

~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~DaVinci Resolve ~Windows11 Pro ~ImageClass MF644Cdw/MF656Cdw ~Pixel 8 ~CarePaks Are Worth It
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