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    Junior Member smilesarepriceless's Avatar
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    Sep 2006

    Need to buy a CARD--but what is the difference?


    Both are 2 GB, but what is the difference?

    I'm about to order a Canon 30D, and need a new memory card..but i don't think i understand the price difference??

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    May the force be with you Canuck935's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    San Diego, California, USA

    Re: Need to buy a CARD--but what is the difference?

    The Ultra II has faster read/write times. This comes in handy when taking many shots in a short period of time among other things like faster transfer rates to computer.

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    Almost There...... ciddog91's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    Detroit, MI, USA

    Re: Need to buy a CARD--but what is the difference?

    Good choice on the 30d. I got one about 3 months ago and LOVE it.

    The difference is read and write speeds. The faster the card, the faster your buffer clears, allowing more pictures to be taken (continuous or rapid pics). The Dane writes at 1.5 MB/sec to 3.15 MB/sec. It reads a little better, but writing is what you need for your camera. The Sandisk writes at 9 mb/sec and reads at 10 mb/sec. This is a big differance if you shoot sports and use the burst mode or you take a lot of pictures rapid style. Also Sandick is a very good company (IMHO). I have a Sandick Ultra II and a Sandisk Extreme III. I have never had any problems with them.

    As far as justifing the cost difference, that is a call you would have to make.

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    Mar 2004
    McCordsville, IN

    Re: Need to buy a CARD--but what is the difference?

    You really don't need the Extreme cards unless your shooting in very cold or hot , or humid enviroments. These cards will still write /read fast in those enviroments. Since I go from one extreme to another, especially in the winter I use them. I can be shooting in 20 degree weather and then 10 minutes later shooting 80 degree 100 % humidity....not good for the card, camera or lenses!

    Canon 1D
    Canon 1D MK II N
    Canon 70-200mm USM IS f2.8
    Canon 200mm f1.8 USM
    Canon 300mm f2.8 USM IS
    Canon 28-300mm USM IS f3.5-5.6
    Canon 50mm f1.8
    Vivitar 19-35mm f3.5-5.6

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