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BigIronCruiser
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p.1 #1 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


Anyone using these cards in their D800 or D800E? Lexar's are listed in the D800 manual, but only up to the 600X version.


Aug 23, 2012 at 03:58 AM
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p.1 #2 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


the D800 supports UDMA 7 and UDMA is also backwards compatible. yes they will work. there have been some issues with the 32GB size. i have 2 coming for my D4. they have been on B/O until just today. i think they pulled them and i'm hoping this is a new run.


Aug 23, 2012 at 05:30 AM
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p.1 #3 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


Lexar 1000X 16BG cards have been in my D800 from day one. No issues.




Aug 23, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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p.1 #4 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


RoyC wrote:
Lexar 1000X 16BG cards have been in my D800 from day one. No issues.



Me too with a 64gb and they're fast!



Aug 24, 2012 at 07:09 PM
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p.1 #5 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


rd4tile wrote:
Me too with a 64gb and they're fast!


+1



Aug 24, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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p.1 #6 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


I've been using the 64GB versions since Day 1 with zero problems.

Note that Jim Wilson ran some informal tests on his and found little to no speed improvement over the 600x versions, so you may want to do a little more reading and then decide between the two.



Aug 27, 2012 at 09:19 AM
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p.1 #7 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


you might not have too much of a choice as the 600x supply is dryng up rapidly and the 1000x pricing is dropping fast.

if you want to do the numbers. the 1000x is about 15% faster overall then the 600x in the 800. at these speeds it is not quite as noticable.

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/camera_wb_multi_page.asp?cid=6007-12451



Aug 27, 2012 at 07:03 PM
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p.1 #8 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


I've been using 32GB 1000x Lexar with my D800E without any problems whatsoever.
I also bought SD 600x 32GB card for my D800E that works beautifully as well.
Get both, they'll work.



Aug 27, 2012 at 07:09 PM
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p.1 #9 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


sjms wrote:
there have been some issues with the 32GB size.


Just curious.What have these issues been, and where have they been reported?

Thanks!

Jim




Sep 03, 2012 at 07:57 AM
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p.1 #10 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


they had what seems to be a small rash of early cards that would not allow downloading from readers. it may vave been the particular reader too. i have 2 of them w/o issue.


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p.1 #11 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


sjms wrote:
they had what seems to be a rash of early cards that would not allow downloading from readers.


The reason I asked is I had one (a rather early one) that had a hardware failure. It could not be recognized by a card reader or the camera. I asked Lexar specifically at the time, and they said they were not having any particular problems with that card. I don't know what else I would expect them to say.

On the positive side, they not only replaced the card for free, they recovered all the images off the card (took about a month or so for me to get them). It would have cost me several hundreds of dollars to have someone else recover the images. (Remember this was a hardware failure of the card, so simply using a software recovery tool would not have worked. They needed to open the card and physically bypass the failed components).

Lexar provides this service (free lifetime card replacement and free image recovery) for all of their "Pro" cards, so I guess we get something for the money.

Jim





Sep 03, 2012 at 01:12 PM
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p.1 #12 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


if you were one of the original faults that would be defined as "not having any particular problems with the card". of course after a certain additional amount piles up on them it might become "an issue". admission will not really be forthcoming as long as they can satisfy each individual in a timely and professional manner. you know the deal.

as to their PRO cards yes they do service the owner well in times of crises if possible. bypassing the controller and directly accessing the physical mem modules with another is one of the methods used as long as they are viable. as you said referred to the getting what you paid for.

i have pretty much stayed close to using Lexar as primary and Sandisk as secondary. everytime i have "wandered" beyond these i find my way back after a short time from products long on promise and short on results.

now that my primary card is XQD my supply of CF cards has been reduced to an appropriate minimum at this point. waiting on Lexars XQD card promised this month.

my smaller cameras use that nasty little SD card so i keep a few of them around too.



Sep 03, 2012 at 01:27 PM
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p.1 #13 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


sjms

I agree with your Lexar primary, Sandisk secondary. I do the same. I know many others with a different strategy, but I believe Lexar and Sandisk have the best R&D, engineering, manufacturing and QC in the industry.

Jim

PS: I am an electrical engineer with over 40 years in the field. The company I retired from is one of the largest companies in the US and sells memory cards. Personally I would not touch one of their memory cards with a ten-foot pole, as I know what goes into them (or more specifically, what does not go into them).



Sep 03, 2012 at 02:08 PM
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p.1 #14 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


I have Lexar 1000X 16GB CF card and 600X 32GB SD card in my D800. Have no problems to report. B&H had a special and these were some of the faster cards on a rating site. I tend to stay with Lexar, Sandisk & Transcend in that order although Lexar & Sandisk could be interchanged.

JimboCin, I am an EE also. Analog and RF designer doing RFIC design. Hope the company you are referring too isn't IBM, they are the fab house for my chip designs!!!



Sep 03, 2012 at 05:52 PM
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p.1 #15 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


What happens when you put a fast card in one slot and a slow one in the other? Do you fill the buffer faster or the same as with two fast cards? I'd test it but I don't think it's worth holding my shutter down until the buffer fills.

I feel like I'm not asking my question right, but you guys now what I mean.



Sep 03, 2012 at 09:10 PM
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p.1 #16 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


Had good luck so far with the 32Gb Lexar 1000X . I use the Lexar 3.0 USB dual card reader . The D800E is quite responsive with fast cards .


Sep 03, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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p.1 #17 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


I have 2 32GB 1000x for my D800 with no issue.


Sep 06, 2012 at 08:27 PM
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p.1 #18 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


I have sent the following to Lexar, and await a response:

I have been using Lexar products for years without any problems at all,
namely 4x Lexar Professional 300x 8GB UDMA CF cards with a Lexar UDMA
CompactFlash CD Reader (USB 2.0) with a Nikon D200 & Nikon D300.

On 22nd Nov 2012 I purchased a Lexar Professional 1000x CF twin-pack
from B&H Photo (and a Lexar SDHC 32GB 600x twin pack). After taking
approx. 200 photos on a Nikon D800 I copied the NEF files onto my Mac
Pro via a Lexar USB2 which failed to recognise the card. I then
researched on the the web and found that I was not the only one who was
encountering this problem, and that it was quite widespread. A Lexar
USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader was required to recognise the card, so I
purchased one. I managed to copy the NEF files across to my hard drive
and subsequently loaded them into Lightroom. I could see the thumbnails
but when I tried to open the files I got a message 'An Unexpected End of
File Occurred'. I was unable to Develop/Edit the images.
I then used the supplied Image Rescue 4 program to recover all of my NEF
files from the memory card, and renamed them all to the original name,
which was quite a task! I have recovered those photos and they have now
beed developed in Lightroom.

So, I currently have 2x Lexar 1000x CF cards that I am reluctant to use
due to the problems encountered. What is the problem and how do I/you
solve it, as the current situation is totally unacceptable and very
expensive to be unusable.

Equipment used:
Lexar Professional 1000x CF
Lexar UDMA CompactFlash CD Reader (USB 2.0)
Lexar USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (Upgraded to LX01 UNMA 7 Support) Model
LRW300U Rev: D
Nikon D800, latest firmware
Mac Pro, OSX 10.8.2
Lightroom 4.3 (Camera Raw 7.3)



Feb 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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p.1 #19 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility


Gingerbiggles wrote:
Lexar Issue


You had a nice write-up, but they are probably going to ask you for the part number of the reader itself.

There are apparently two versions, and one of them had some issues that required an update of some sort.

Speaking of updates, it would probably be a good idea to make sure your system has the latest drivers, especially if you're running USB 3.0.



Feb 15, 2013 at 11:43 AM





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