A&P compact flash card or microdrive

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  1. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

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    should i get a 2gb sandisc ultra II CF card or a hitachi 3gb microdrive for my 20d?

    camera is used primarily for automobile photography and some scenic shots, speed of writing is a concern when shooting bursts for moving objects.
     
  2. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    CF flash. Microdrive = slow = moving parts = fucked if you ever drop it.

    Sandisk Extreme III FTW.
     
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    Microdrives are much slower, and much more fragile.
     
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  5. Tomash

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    Sandisk Extreme III > that
     
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    didnt know the extreme was 133x...yea go with that
     
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    just be sure to get the right card reader for it
     
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    thanks for the opinions, guys.

    also, what is the difference b/w a Type I and a Type II CF card?
     
  10. Tomash

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    Thickness.
    Microdrive are Type II (5.5mm thick), and solid state are Type I and 3.3mm thick.
    Devices with a Type II slot can use both, but those with a Type I slot can only use Type I.
     
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    another vote for non-microdrive and to get more smaller cards rather than one big one. Maybe a quirk of mine, but thats how I would prefer to take photos.
     
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    Yeah, I have a 4g microdrive and it's pretty slow. I used a friend's CF 80x card and I liked it much better for burst shooting when I went up skiing.
     
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    what in my camera? Sandisk extreme III 4gb CF and sandisk 1gb ultra II SD card.

    microdrives will fail, they're slower and less reliable. Solid state is the way to go, its more expensive, but worth it
     
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    Malghanim My wee wee has been Stricken with Rigor Mortis

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    1-2gig in CF's and image tank FTW! :big grin:
     

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