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Can I use 60 MB/s Compact Flash cards in my EOS 40D?

Can I use 60 MB/s Compact Flash cards in my EOS 40D?  I have been using 30 MB/s cards for several years and would like to get faster speed if the $)D will accept the faster cards

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Re: Can I use 60 MB/s Compact Flash cards in my EOS 40D?

It will accept them but it may not transfer any faster. That's limited to the buss used back then which was most likely the fastest it could be in it's day.

 

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Re: Can I use 60 MB/s Compact Flash cards in my EOS 40D?

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That's correct... The camera probably cannot take advantage of the faster cards, won't write any faster due to it's own limitations. Or the difference might be so small you can only measure it in a laboratory.

 

Depending upon your computer setup and card reader, you might get noticeably  faster image downloads.

 

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Re: Can I use 60 MB/s Compact Flash cards in my EOS 40D?

Many thanks - I appreciate the advice
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Re: Can I use 60 MB/s Compact Flash cards in my EOS 40D?

Mant thanks as well - I now know what I'm working with
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