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07/09/2012 01:31:59 PM · #1
so bought a 5dmkii and been building up the bits for it, bg-e6 and 4 batteries etc but in need of some new cf cards i have 2x4gb, 1x8gb, 1x16gb all sandisk from my local camera shop

they want £150 for a 32gb one seems steep

they're are non branded ones on ebay for much cheaper anyone used them?

07/09/2012 02:06:31 PM · #2
You take what you get with the "mystery" brands.

Most likely, they will have slow R/W speeds. When shooting, that means if you shoot many shots in succession, you'll fill your camera's buffer faster and it will be slower to empty.
07/09/2012 02:16:27 PM · #3
I've purchased some from amazon branded transcend they are actually really good especially considering the price point. Had no problems and shot over 5000 images now - cant find any fault with them as yet whatsoever. R/W speeds seem fine too easily handled the small amount of HD vid I've shot.
07/09/2012 05:08:42 PM · #4
Try Premier Ink they seem to be cheaper than most.

Premier Ink
07/09/2012 05:15:50 PM · #5
I'm downloading photos off a 32GB 400X Transcend card purchased from Amazon as we speak. It's the best name brand deal out there.
07/09/2012 05:23:47 PM · #6
Originally posted by scalvert:

I'm downloading photos off a 32GB 400X Transcend card purchased from Amazon as we speak. It's the best name brand deal out there.


Never had a problem with that brand. Although 32GB is overkill unless you're shooting video or you're a machine gunner on speed.

Message edited by author 2012-07-09 17:25:21.
07/09/2012 05:46:47 PM · #7
Originally posted by yanko:

32GB is overkill unless you're shooting video or you're a machine gunner on speed.

Oh, I forgot you're only shooting with a 21MP camera. ;-P Would this be a bad time to note that you can get a refurb 5DII directly from Canon for $1400?
07/09/2012 06:07:24 PM · #8
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by yanko:

32GB is overkill unless you're shooting video or you're a machine gunner on speed.

Oh, I forgot you're only shooting with a 21MP camera. ;-P Would this be a bad time to note that you can get a refurb 5DII directly from Canon for $1400?


LOL, and I just bought a nice used 5D Classic for $700 with the battery grip. :)

ETA: 4GB seems to be enough for me. ;)

Message edited by author 2012-07-09 18:07:40.
07/09/2012 06:13:56 PM · #9
Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by scalvert:

I'm downloading photos off a 32GB 400X Transcend card purchased from Amazon as we speak. It's the best name brand deal out there.


Never had a problem with that brand. Although 32GB is overkill unless you're shooting video or you're a machine gunner on speed.


What??? I filled up about 56GB of space for the bird challenge!
07/09/2012 06:18:10 PM · #10
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by scalvert:

I'm downloading photos off a 32GB 400X Transcend card purchased from Amazon as we speak. It's the best name brand deal out there.


Never had a problem with that brand. Although 32GB is overkill unless you're shooting video or you're a machine gunner on speed.


What??? I filled up about 56GB of space for the bird challenge!


Thats because you had lovely models for that one.
07/09/2012 06:30:37 PM · #11
yep video as well, i filled a 16gb the other night with a model shoot

will try a transcend card

i got a 20k actuation really clean one for £1200 inc 12 month warranty from my local camera shop, i could have got it cheaper but like to support them and was kinda impulse purchase but not as ive been after one for a while

just need a 24-105 now and im set i reckon hehe

07/09/2012 06:47:59 PM · #12
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by yanko:

32GB is overkill unless you're shooting video or you're a machine gunner on speed.

Oh, I forgot you're only shooting with a 21MP camera. ;-P Would this be a bad time to note that you can get a refurb 5DII directly from Canon for $1400?


It depends. Would it be a bad time to mention you spent $2,000 for 1.3 MP? Does it come with a super model's likeness etched in the sensor? :P
07/09/2012 06:54:56 PM · #13
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by scalvert:

I'm downloading photos off a 32GB 400X Transcend card purchased from Amazon as we speak. It's the best name brand deal out there.


Never had a problem with that brand. Although 32GB is overkill unless you're shooting video or you're a machine gunner on speed.


What??? I filled up about 56GB of space for the bird challenge!


Wow that's probably around 1,500 to 2000 photos. I think the most I've ever shot in one day was 400-500 photos, which was probably a wedding or corporate event. My personal work rarely approaches 200 in one sitting although I'm pretty sure there was a water challenge where I took a little more than that.
07/09/2012 07:01:23 PM · #14
Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by scalvert:

I'm downloading photos off a 32GB 400X Transcend card purchased from Amazon as we speak. It's the best name brand deal out there.


Never had a problem with that brand. Although 32GB is overkill unless you're shooting video or you're a machine gunner on speed.


What??? I filled up about 56GB of space for the bird challenge!


Wow that's probably around 1,500 to 2000 photos. I think the most I've ever shot in one day was 400-500 photos, which was probably a wedding or corporate event. My personal work rarely approaches 200 in one sitting although I'm pretty sure there was a water challenge where I took a little more than that.


This was over 2 days. :)
07/09/2012 07:10:14 PM · #15
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by scalvert:

I'm downloading photos off a 32GB 400X Transcend card purchased from Amazon as we speak. It's the best name brand deal out there.


Never had a problem with that brand. Although 32GB is overkill unless you're shooting video or you're a machine gunner on speed.


What??? I filled up about 56GB of space for the bird challenge!


Wow that's probably around 1,500 to 2000 photos. I think the most I've ever shot in one day was 400-500 photos, which was probably a wedding or corporate event. My personal work rarely approaches 200 in one sitting although I'm pretty sure there was a water challenge where I took a little more than that.


This was over 2 days. :)


I knew I should have added "and those who are too lazy to empty their cards" to the end of my original post. :P
07/09/2012 08:37:16 PM · #16
Originally posted by yanko:

Would it be a bad time to mention you spent $2,000 for 1.3 MP? Does it come with a super model's likeness etched in the sensor? :P

Each of those 1.3 is a supermodel. ;-P
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