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| p.1 #17 · 1Dx - compact flash cards, which one is enough? |
There are a lot of cards available today and I like to buy SanDisc, you get what you pay for. So, how fast a card do I really need for the camera to write to? New 1Dx, is the extreme fast enough at 60mb/s or will the next faster card really be able to be that much faster I would be able to know it from the buffer unloading faster?
Not sure about the 1DX, but with the 5D3 and 7D you absolutely do not maximize the buffer with 60MB/s Sanddisk, not even close, infact even with the 90 MB/s ExtremePro SandDisc you still don't maximize the buffer, although it is at least getting closer for the 7D. Lexar 1000x cards should do the trick though. I compared them all and get best performance from those on 7D and evenmoreso with 5D3. (perhaps 1DX is different though, but I doubt it)
my sandisk extreme 90mb/s extreme pro were udma6 though and i see here that apparently they now have them with udma7 so i dont know, maybe those match the lexar
i've only a single card ever fail and it was a sandisc 12GB extremepro III, not sure you can read much into forum reports as the sample sizes are wayyyy small, unless you see every other person having one type fail; I have three 32GB lexar 1000x cards, put through heavy sports shooting usage and high bitrate video and no failures, but again 3 is a small sample size, you'd really need to collect serious data from a thousand people I'd think to begin to make sense of it