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    May the force be with you Canuck935's Avatar
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    Looking for SD card

    So I ordered a Sony NEX-3 for a 10 day trip I'm leaving for next Friday. I now need a SD memory card for it. Any recommendations on a decent memory card that won't break the bank? I'm used to shooting CF cards in DSLR's, so I know next to nothing about SD cards. I've figured out that the "class" is generally speed, but I've also seen mixed comments on whether or not the class is an accurate measure of speed. Any guidance will be much appreciated. I'm hoping to pick up a 32GB SD card. Thanks.

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    Re: Looking for SD card

    once you pass up 4-8gb on SD, then cost effectiveness goes out. For example, 4 8gb's would be less expensive than 1 32gb. Personally, I would stick with a couple or few 8gb's, but if not, newegg.com has a good selection at reasonable prices.

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    Re: Looking for SD card

    Thanks for the link. I did take a look at newegg earlier. Many of those brands I have never heard of. I've been burned by a generic memory card before, so I've always gone with Sandisk or Lexar. Unfortunately Sandisk and Lexar are also the most expensive. Anyway, I ended up with a class 10 PNY branded card. We'll see how it works out..

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    Re: Looking for SD card

    I just purchased three 16gb SanDisk cards from B&H Camera. If you buy one they are $48.95 but if you buy more than one they drop in price to $32.49 ea. with free shipping. This is a fast class 10 16gb card, Jeff


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    Lifetime Limited Warranty

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    Re: Looking for SD card

    I would not purchase one very large SD/CF card. It is better to have multiple smaller cards. There is less chance of all the cards failing or becoming damaged at the same time. If you only have one card and during the transferring of the photos the card gets dropped then stepped on braking it, or it just fails, you are now dead in the water, remember you only have that one now broken/fail unusable card.
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    Re: Looking for SD card

    Quote Originally Posted by freygr View Post
    I would not purchase one very large SD/CF card. It is better to have multiple smaller cards. There is less chance of all the cards failing or becoming damaged at the same time. If you only have one card and during the transferring of the photos the card gets dropped then stepped on braking it, or it just fails, you are now dead in the water, remember you only have that one now broken/fail unusable card.
    I guess that is another good reason to have a Nikon D7000 with dual card slots. If you think you may have this problem just put two cards in and write to both and your photos will automatically be backed up, Jeff

    On a 8GB card when I shoot RAW Fine JPEG there is only room for 158 shots with my D7000. With the 16GB card there will be room for 316 shots. If any videos are taken there will even be less on it. I have three 8GB cards and three 16GB cards that I use not counting all the smaller ones.
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    Re: Looking for SD card

    How in the world did we ever survive back in the day with 12, 24 and 36 shot rolls. I eventually got a 250 bulk back, but only used that for sports. Bulk back meant more than just a lot of film.
    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...kfim750250.jpg

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    Re: Looking for SD card

    Quote Originally Posted by gryphonslair99 View Post
    How in the world did we ever survive back in the day with 12, 24 and 36 shot rolls. I eventually got a 250 bulk back, but only used that for sports. Bulk back meant more than just a lot of film.
    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...kfim750250.jpg
    Haha that really put things into perspective! We are so spoiled these days!

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