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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎12-01-2012

Re: Good Memory card (size & brand)?

I read the other day that the buffer on smaller cards like the udma 6/600? fill at around 38 shots I think it was, but with hte lexar 1000 udma 7 it fills at about 56 or so and also clears the buffer much quicker too- I beleive if my memory serves right that it was on 'the-digital-picture . com" site where i Read that it was under the review of the canon 1DX on that site (just type 1DX into the serarch bar o nthe site- it'll bring up the review- scroll down to the horse and rider shots, it's right above the photos that it talks about it I beleive) This was a fantastic review of the 1DX too- the folsk at that site really do some great reviews

 

I will however say that I don't see any transfer advantage when transferign it to my computer from the camera, using the uspplied camera cable (not hte ethernet one, but the regular usb one) as compared ot other cards- not sure how these thigns work- maybe there isn't an icnrease- but I guess I was hoping- but the card in the camera really makes a difference- I shoot lots of flying birds running animals etc, and it's reallyt nice beign able to get rapid succession of shots without worrying abotu hte buffer filling, then takign foreve3r to clear the buffer when you might miss the shot while waiting for it to clear-

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Posts: 63
Registered: ‎11-24-2012

Re: Good Memory card (size & brand)?

The camera's USB connection is not fast enough to let the speed advantage of fast cards show.

 

To see an increase in speed when transferring images from cards don't use the camera connected to the computer, invest in a decent fast card reader. USB3 is great if your computer supports it, even the older - hard to get - FireWire connected readers will happily show big speed differences when downloading from a fast card compared to a slower one. 

 

Brian

Canon specialist trainer, author and photographer - http://www.p4pictures.com
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Registered: ‎12-01-2012

Re: Good Memory card (size & brand)?

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Thanks, I didn't realize that- my comp has ability for usb3- but no usb3 card/ports etc- woudl I need an onboard usb3 card in the computer before being able to use a usb 3 card reader? I don't particularly like taking the memory cards out of the camera when transferign photos though- I'll look into firewire- and see about pickign one up perhaps- but do cameras liek hte 1DX and canon 7D support firewire?

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Posts: 63
Registered: ‎11-24-2012

Re: Good Memory card (size & brand)?

The 1Dx and 7D only support USB 2 and it's not particularly fast as you've found.

 

To get faster download speeds the only option is to take the card out of the camera and use a quality card reader connected to a USB3 or FireWire port. (you may need a card to be fitted to your computer if you don't already have the hardware port)

 

Most professionals take the cards out of the camera and download the images to the computer using a card reader. I use an old Sandisk firewire 800 card reader on my mac, it's way faster than any camera's USB port and with image files as big as they are today it's the only way for me.

 

Brian

 

Canon specialist trainer, author and photographer - http://www.p4pictures.com
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎12-01-2012

Re: Good Memory card (size & brand)?

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Thanks Brian- I'll look into that then- Although i do worry abotu bending a pin though by constantly removing the card- I've had it happen on my laptiop- and don't want it to happen to this $7000 camera- maybe I'm beign too leery of removign hte card- but

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-06-2012

Re: Good Memory card (size & brand)?

There are two things I noticed after researching the forum and websites. When buying one should be careful of this:

 

1. The packing and advertisement can say one thing and the actual product inside maybe different:

 

See some reviews (you can reaserch more on amazon for similar reviews):

 

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-EXTREME-SDSDX-032G-X46-Newest-Version/product-reviews/B0077SCBGE/ref=c...

 

2. The same item name can have different models within it with varying features:

 

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-EXTREME-SDSDX-032G-X46-Newest-Version/dp/B0077SCBGE/ref=lh_ni_t

 

BestBuy:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/SanDisk+-+Extreme+32GB+Secure+Digital+High+Capacity+%28SDHC%29+UHS-I+Mem...

 

Looking into details you'll notice model# is different for the two. Its just an example but you can find many deals like these. So, just be wary of what you buy so that you get what you actually pay for.

 

Does the camera specify what's the maximum speed it can achieve for writing to SD card? This may ease the requirements to buy a particular card speed.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎12-01-2012

Re: Good Memory card (size & brand)?

yeah it's pretty sad that advertisers intentionally make the wording confusing and usually in small oprint soemwhere obscure whgere you wouldn't excpect to find it- I've read of folks who thought they were buying udma 7 because the packaging and hte advertiusement made it look liek that's what was inside, but coem to find otu they ended up getting udma 6 cards instead- Especially frustrating is when someoen is lead to beleive they are buying a new lens only to find out the small print buried on page two in hte descriptions indicates it's actually a refurbished item- You've got to be carteful buying electronics it seems- these items are particularly confusing because htere's so much detail to sift through i nthe descriptions- That's why it's always a good idea to buy from big name places with rock solid return policies-

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Registered: ‎02-12-2016

Re: Good Memory card (size & brand)?

QUESTION ___- WHICH IS THE BEST CARD TO USE IN A VIDEO SHOOT ??/ 

2)  WHICH IS THE BEST TYPE TO USE ,,, A MICRO SD WITH THE ADAPTOR OR JUST  THE REGULAR CARD ?? 

3) WHY IS IT THAT WHEN WE ARE SHOOTING A VIDEO IT STOPS AFTER TEN MINUTES ??/ 

4) HOW DO YOU REFORMAT THE CARD ?? 

5)IS IT A WISE IDEA TO USE THE SAME SD CARD MADE TO USE WITH A CELL PHONE IN THE CAMERA ??

I HAVE A CANON  REBEL 5

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Re: Good Memory card (size & brand)?

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Registered: ‎02-12-2016

Re: Good Memory card (size & brand)?

i did not know ,, im from the west imdies ,,, we see that making sure you saw what we wrote 

i am sorry about that ... will i still get the answers???   thanks in return

 

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