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Which brand do you use?

Sandisk
59 (46.8%)
Delkin
1 (0.8%)
Hoodman
2 (1.6%)
Kingston
24 (19%)
Lexar
20 (15.9%)
Sony
3 (2.4%)
i-Pro
1 (0.8%)
Toshiba
3 (2.4%)
PNY-Optima
3 (2.4%)
Hitachi
0 (0%)
Ridata
0 (0%)
ATP
0 (0%)
Transcend
6 (4.8%)
A-Data
2 (1.6%)
Hama
0 (0%)
Caulmet
2 (1.6%)
Pretec
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 68

Author Topic: Which brand of memory card do you use?  (Read 9031 times)

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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2009, 17:54 »
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In reality I usually buy the card one below the very latest model, Sandisk III rather than Sandisk IV for example. I assume I'm getting most of the performance for a lot less money.


I do exactly the same.  I use  mainly  a 8gb Sandisk Extreme III  and I am looking for a 16gb same kind.

Don't forget that video may require much more speed and capacity on your next card!

Claude


KB

« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2009, 18:18 »
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Kingston, Lexar, Sandisk, and Transcend.

The only card I've ever had a problem with has been the Sandisk. It doesn't play nice with the 5D II video mode; freezes the camera often. Others have reported the same problem, but Sandisk doesn't seem to acknowledge it. (A quick google search would clue them in.)

ETA: Don't get me wrong, though. Not all Sandisk cards have this problem. It seems to happen mostly with Sandisk 8GB Extreme IIIs, the 30MBS version.

rinderart

« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2009, 19:27 »
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CF Hoodman RAW Pro 300x



DITTO, 2 16's for the D3

« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2009, 01:23 »
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An interesting comparison (a bit old):

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJhjLLoSa1A[/youtube]

RacePhoto

« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2009, 13:25 »
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So the guy has a fake Sandisk card?  ;D

Back a few years I was looking up the serial numbers on some cards to see how fast they were, and who really made them. Interesting was that most of the cards come from the same factory and have different plastic and labels, but inside are the identical chips.

Sorry to say that aside from the fakes, the chips in the cards may only come from three sources, which means the card brand is hardly as important as some people would think it is.

I have a number of "cheap" Walgreen's SD cards that I got on sale. They work fine. I suspect they are private label Scandisk cards.

http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.php/TSS000728_-_Retrieving_memory_card_unique_ID

Can't find the one that listed who really makes the various brands of cards.

Fake Scandisk card thread, with some identification tips.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/archive/index.php/t-198298.html

Last of all and have some fun. How to spot a fake memory card.

http://www.overclockers.com.au/wiki/Fake_Memory_Cards

« Last Edit: July 15, 2009, 13:47 by RacePhoto »

grp_photo

« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2009, 14:08 »
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Always the cheapest! (many of them are from kingston and toshiba some are noname etc). Once I had the bad idea to buy an expensive one (260,- Euro) from sandisk which was the only I had an unrecoverable Data-Loss send it back to Sandisk took ages to get it back, with the message they couldn't find an error on the card, put it an another camera again data-loss and the same mistake. I collected over 100 Cards over the last 8 years and the cheap ones have been always reliable under all circumstances (bending them put them in the washing-machine by mistake etc). DON'T BUY SANDISK!

« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2009, 07:17 »
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I use Sandisk Ultra, and prefer smaller 2-4 gig disk. I change disk after each important shoot or session. I believe it better to have many smaller disks than one large disk. Just in case one bites the ghost, lost, washer, or etc.

« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2009, 16:28 »
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I did mark Delkin because I caught some on sale a few years ago and they have performed well. Still alive and kicking. Otherwise I usually go Sandisk Ultra.

« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2009, 01:19 »
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Im using sandisk
But now i like using V-GEN, because its cheap and you can trade-in for a bigger capacity  ;D


 

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