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Old 02-26-2011, 07:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a full frame Nikon D-700 from Ebay and it used a Type I compact flash card , how do I know what card to buy ? I looled at B&H but couldn't tell if cards were Type I or something else or are they all Type I ?
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Randy:

First congratulations on your purchase. Now get busy using it and post some photos here for us to take a look at.

The Type 1 cards if I remember correctly were the first generation Compact Flash cards and haven't been made in quite a while. They came out about the same time as the IBM Micro Drive cards.

The Type 2 cards are backwards compatible and work in just about every camera that takes Compact Flash cards.

This is just my opinion but make sure you buy name brands like Lexar, San Disc, or PNY to name a few. I use Lexar and love them. Also, a lot of people reccommend against swapping cards among cameras. I don't know if if makes a difference or if it is an urban legend but I follow this piece of advice.

Good luck and looking forward to seeing your pics.
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Re: CF cards
Old 02-27-2011, 01:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I believe that type II CF cards are thicker than type I CF cards, so you might want to play it safe and only go for type I, better yet check with Nikon to verify if they will take the type II cards? You shouldn't have any trouble finding type I cards. You should probably also check with Nikon to see if there is a size limit on the amount of capacity they support. I'd start with google..
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Type 2 cf cards are just a little thicker then type 1. Other then that they are identical. Type 1 cards will fit in a type 2 device, but type 2 cards will not fit in type 1 card slots. I don't know of any cameras that accept only type 2 cards.
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Re: CF cards
Old 02-28-2011, 12:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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These days type II cards are usually the HUGE capacity cards like 32GB because they have more bulk. Yes they are thicker, that extra thickness was partly for the Microdrives.... which I don't think they make any more.... You could have type I and II CF cards but all microdrives were type II I think.

Anyway, it's been a LONG time since I've seen or for that matter used a type II card.
I could be wrong, but these days a CF card is a type I unless it says that it is a type II.

The best thing for you to do is to call Adorama at 1-800-223-2500 and ask them if you are concerned.
Regardless, I know for a fact that these cards will work perfectly in your D700, I use them in my D3 and D300 and my buddy uses them in his D700.
http://www.adorama.com/IDSCFEP8G60M.html
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^^^ Yes. Unless you are specifically looking for a type 2 card you will probably be finding type 1 cards. It seems to be the standard.
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