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Lexar 80x CompactFlash
Old 04-06-2005, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been reading on-line the last several days about CompactFlash cards and read an article comparing the various brands of Type I cards at the 40x speed and learned that speeds are stated for reading. Write speeds are somewhat slower. I want to get faster memory (for use in a Nikon D100) to cut down on the write time shooting in raw mode. I currently have some 12x cards. What I haven't been able to find yet is any data on the write speed in the camera for these 80x cards. Does anyone know of a link that will provide info (perhaps I haven't looked hard enough or used the correct search terms)? Alternately, does anyone have any experience using cards at this speed?
In the past I have received good info in response to my questions and I expect the same will happen again, so let me say my thank you's up front. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 04-06-2005, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if this is a rules no-no or not, but good technical data on that available ...

HERE

Good site for technical info like that, but hardly the helpful community here at GG. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]



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Grrrrr ...
Old 04-06-2005, 10:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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8. Posting of links to other forums without prior approval is prohibited.

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In the back of my mind I had this nagging suspicion that was a no-no. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

Hopefully he sees the above link before it's deleted. Or a kindly amdin will grants me post-posting approval. I'll be more diligent in the future. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

Hmmm, maybe I should have simply said do a google search on ron galbraith compact flash and click on the second one. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

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Re: Grrrrr ...
Old 04-06-2005, 10:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not sure that's the other type of "forum" the rule is intended to cover. To me it means not to post links to other "conversational" forums like those at dpreview, photo.net, MOP, and other places.

I could be wrong though. Rolando has stated several times that the rules need to be updated anyway.
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Re: Lexar 80x CompactFlash
Old 04-06-2005, 10:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The performance of the card is affected by the camera more than anything. Your camera may not be able to take advantage of all the speed that card offers. I know mine can't. I shoot with an aging D60 and it's write speed is limited, so there's no reason to spend big cash on super fast cards.

The link posted in another message is helpful. Best way to find the best balance between price and speed.

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Re: Lexar 80x CompactFlash
Old 04-06-2005, 11:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Speed of write from camera to card depends on the camera. The D100 does not write all that fast to the card in question. In fact, for example, the Canon 20D or the Nikon D70 write to that card about twice as fast as the D100 does. So the limiting factor will usually be the camera. For the D100 the you will get almost no benefit between 40x and 80x cards. Sorry. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Re: Lexar 80x CompactFlash
Old 04-06-2005, 11:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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When I use my Nikon D100
I went from the 16x 256mb Lexar card to the 40x 512mb Lexars and just got an 80x 1gig Lexar

Un-scientific test made by pushing the trigger and button on stopwatch at same time , then letting it sit until green light goes out

IN RAW ( indoor picture with flash )
16x = 6.33 seconds-------rapid 5 shot 26.90 seconds
40x = 5.88 seconds-------rapid 5 shot 25.97 seconds
80x = 5.33 seconds-------rapid 5 shot 23.88 seconds

I never timed the difference in tranfering to computer BUT I think the 80x is faster in that area
Not to much of a difference "IN CAMERA"

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Re: Lexar 80x CompactFlash
Old 04-07-2005, 05:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, I don't know specifics but I have borrowed friend's CF cards...all different kinds from Kingston(sp?) to Sandisk.....and I only buy Lexar cards because they are the fastest.. I have 3 80x cards and none of the other cards.."60x. or 40x" cards seem to be as fast as they say they are.. I have 40x cards and they are faster than the so called 60x cards...at least from what I have seen in my camera and loading up to my computer with the firewire Lexar card reader..

My first card was a 160 8x card from Lexar which I paid 399.00 for! ...and that was my "sports" card! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

Trust me,...going to 80x from 12x....you'll be likeing it man! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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Re: Lexar 80x CompactFlash
Old 04-07-2005, 05:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Clint, i also have a D100 and use the higher speed cards. I've never timed mine so I can't comment on that. Also, unless you send your D100 in for the upgrade (and i recommend it) then it doesn't take advantage of the higher speed. the upgrade also enhances other functions light noise levels and focusing. See the Nikon suuport site for details.
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