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09/21/2006 03:47:36 PM · #1
I'm gonna need to expand with this beast of a camera. What are good 2GB cards going for these days?
09/21/2006 04:04:48 PM · #2
I bought a Sandisk Ultra II on eBay for about $55 a few months ago. Not sure if that's considered a good card, but worked fine in the G6 and better in the 350D.
09/21/2006 04:08:55 PM · #3
Its not a 2gig card, but Ive been running a RiDATA PRO-2 8GB Compact Flash which ran me like $150. I can get over 700 raw images on it with me 30D. Lifetime warranty is nice is well, no isses so far. Only drawback is that its an 80x card so its probably not your best choice if your looking for speed.

I beleive you can get the ridata 80x 2gigs for $40usd and the 150x for $50usd.
09/21/2006 04:16:55 PM · #4
I bought two 1Gb Sandisk Ultra II on ebay for £16.95 each.

Sandisk Extreme III are the dog's at the moment and can be found at good prices on ebay! But, I ain't gonna tell you any more cos you got the 5D just when I got my 30D and thought I might actually stand a chance...at last.

Okay, check out the Extremes on ebay, sure you can get a good deal.

Good Luck and I look forward to seeing your challenge entries :(

Steve
09/21/2006 04:21:37 PM · #5
Aren't a large percentage of disks on Ebay counterfeit?
09/21/2006 04:25:14 PM · #6
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Aren't a large percentage of disks on Ebay counterfeit?


Yes, watch out for those. Personally, I'd go with a respected store for these.

I know I'm gonna get bashed for saying this, but Walmart often has decent deals on CF cards. Ditto Best Buy.
09/21/2006 04:27:03 PM · #7
2 GB CF Cards. There ya go Doc.

Nother...

More CF cards..

and some more...

Message edited by author 2006-09-21 16:38:39.
09/21/2006 04:56:45 PM · #8
thanks steve, has anybody actually used newegg.com before?
09/21/2006 05:00:28 PM · #9
lexar 2 gig $104

I bought this a few weeks ago and it's working fine for me. Bought it for that price at a Ritz store. It does seem to download a little faster than the Sandisk 1 GB Extreme III CompactFlash Card I bought when I got my camera.
09/21/2006 05:17:19 PM · #10
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

thanks steve, has anybody actually used newegg.com before?


Yessir. Top of the line.
09/21/2006 05:38:07 PM · #11
Based on advice I recieved here, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/17203.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/17203.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scalvert, I started using the Transcend 2GB from Newegg.com. No complaints so far and it is far cheaper than the others plus it is rated at 133x.

edit: Newegg.com had very quick service. I believe I recieved the two I ordered in 3 days.

Message edited by author 2006-09-21 17:44:07.
09/21/2006 05:53:13 PM · #12
Originally posted by hsteg:

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

thanks steve, has anybody actually used newegg.com before?


Yessir. Top of the line.


I'll second this. Their prices are excellent and they have good service.
09/21/2006 06:18:41 PM · #13
thanks for the help guys. I'll check out transcend as I've never considered them before. I've always had either SanDisk or Lexar.
09/21/2006 06:21:22 PM · #14
Costco has had Sandisk Ultra II's for about $75 with a store rebate coupon on top of that. I recently bought a 4 gig Sandisk Ultra II at B&H for $159 with a $30 rebate.

Mike
09/21/2006 06:52:04 PM · #15
OK, I went with 3 2gb Transcend 150x cards. I was going to go for their 4gb, but the $30 mail in rebate was iffy. This should be plenty for me anyway.
09/21/2006 06:55:19 PM · #16
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

thanks steve, has anybody actually used newegg.com before?


Yeah, they're coo'.
09/21/2006 07:05:20 PM · #17
I've been using this 4Gb card from outpost.com for $89.
09/21/2006 07:12:55 PM · #18
I have the 1GB but here is the 2GB www.buy.com

My 1GB is 50x. I haven't had one problem with it.

I think the same card different place. Some reviews at the bottom.

amazon.com

Message edited by author 2006-09-21 19:19:09.
09/21/2006 08:24:39 PM · #19
//stores.ebay.co.uk/FlashMan852 << i use this ebay member and non of the cards i've bought have been fake
09/21/2006 08:57:33 PM · #20
Newegg Transcend $39.99

ETA: Brainfart....didn't read down far enough :)


Message edited by author 2006-09-21 21:00:24.
09/21/2006 09:36:58 PM · #21
I get Kingston Elites for $50 (well, it's been a few months) from newegg or zipzoomfly but there are other vendors.
The kingston are a tad slower (speaking specs here, not real world usage) than sandisk ultra 2s, but are 50-60% the price - i got 3 for the price of 2 sandisk cards..

BEWARE - especially on ebay - there are a lot of FAKE sandisk cards floating around -some work, some are less capacity and some do nothing - so buy from a reputablw source!

article/warning
09/21/2006 10:06:23 PM · #22
Just a note about newegg.com. I don't know if they still have it anymore, but you can post about your buying experience. If you post a positive review, they will probably send you stuff. I received a t-shirt and license plate holder. They will check to see if you ordered recently. And I would only post a positive review if your experience was positive.
09/22/2006 05:08:57 AM · #23
If you want to use an image tank (I do and I use a 4GB and a 1GB for now), make sure you do your research. Mine is older and downloads 1GB in aronud 25 minutes. Some of the newer devices can rip a gig in 3-4 minutes apparently.

Yum.
09/22/2006 07:25:06 AM · #24
[quote=eschelar] If you want to use an image tank (I do and I use a 4GB and a 1GB for now), make sure you do your research. Mine is older and downloads 1GB in around 25 minutes. Some of the newer devices can rip a gig in 3-4 minutes apparently./quote]

Make sure that you have a USB reader that has, in tiny print, the words "Hi Speed" in red, above the blue USB logo.

It's funny because the packaging on the USB readers often goes on and on about how fast the reader is, even if it is NOT one of the "hi speed" devices. The ones that are NOT hi speed take about 25 minutes to download a gig - sounds exactly like what you have! The ones that do say "hi speed" take about 5 minutes to download a gig.

Of course, part of the speed depends on the card itself. But I think too many people are unaware that their card readers (with confusing packaging) are slower than they thought.

09/22/2006 08:44:12 AM · #25
I just bought a 2GB San Disk Ultra II CF at costco's for $74.99 with an instant $15 rebate (after tax) at the register. They also had the 1GB ultra II which was $40ish with a $10 instant rebate. The rebates end the 24th.

I like buying from Costco cause if anytime in the future (was after warranty is up) the product dies, they will give you your money back. I had a four year old teac stereo quit working, and they gave me what I paid for it, no questions asked.
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