A&P Sandisk ultra II vs III

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  1. Darren

    Darren DSLR/Photography/Mac Crew

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    Is there any difference between these memory cards besides write speed? I gotta buy new cards for the D700 and I wanted to see if there was anything else to watch out for besides the write speed. Or do I need to go for a particular brand other than sandisk? Thanks.
     
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    As far as I know, the difference between Ultra II and Extreme III is the read/write speed.
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    i have a II SDHC i got for the D90 at a stupid low price. i bought it for the size, cuz the speed blows. you still hit the buffer
     
  4. dmora

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    read write speeds.
     
  5. Darren

    Darren DSLR/Photography/Mac Crew

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    Awesome. I'll pick up the III. Don't wanna be hitting the buffer all the time.
     
  6. Wobistdu

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    how much action shooting do you do? i've found the buffer to be a problem once. in that case, i switched to jpg and now i have 45jpgs till buffer.
     
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    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    I have two 16gb Ex III's. I occasionally hit the buffer. Not often though. This is on my 5D2.
     
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    I have 3 Sandisk Ex III's which are great

    My Lexar Professionals are great!
     
  9. Darren

    Darren DSLR/Photography/Mac Crew

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    Not much action shooting going on. Everything action-specific I've done in the past has been for my personal use or for a friend; so huge RAW files aren't necessary. 30 MB/s on the ex III should be just fine for what I do.
     
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    Lexar :mamoru:
     
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    If you're not doing burst shooting, it'll make very very minimal difference.
    I'm still using my 2gb Ultra II cards from 4 years ago
     
  12. Wobistdu

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    :werd:

    i use class 4 and class 6 cards. they all write just fine.
     
  13. iRate

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    you do know that the lexar professional's write faster than the Sandisk Extreme III's right? :nono:

    but when it comes to itty gritty, you dont see it by much, esp for the price diff ( I got mine cheap )

    Edit: to write speed proof ( this is for 5d Mark II, but you can select the camera up top if you want )

    http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/camera_multi_page.asp?cid=6007-9784
     
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