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Old Nov 17, 2003, 1:25 PM   #1
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Default CF For Nikon 5700

Was wondering what kind/type of Compact Flash cards do people buy for their Nikon 5700s.

I had a Viking 256MB CF card, but Nikon CS tells me it is not approved for use with Nikon 5700. Had trouble capturing HI images. What is surprising is the list of approved CF cards he sent me did not contain any 256MB cards.

In fact, I was planning on buying a Lexar 256MB 12X card, but he tells me it is not approved...that is plain kooky

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Old Nov 17, 2003, 4:07 PM   #2
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You should be able to use any CF card on he 5700. I have used a Sandisk card with no problems and I am currently using a 512MB RiData card with no problems.

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Old Nov 17, 2003, 5:28 PM   #3
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I use a viking 256 card with my 5700 and I also have a Sandisk 256 card. Both of them work great.
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Old Nov 25, 2003, 9:57 AM   #4
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I 've done some testing on my 5000 and the Lexar cards beat the rest hands down. My speed findings for a 15mb .tif file:

SanDisk 128mb - 80 seconds
IBM Microdrive 340 - 40 seconds
Delkin E film 256mb - 40 seconds
Lexar 512mb WA 40x - 26 seconds
Lexar 256mb 12x - 24 seconds
Lexar 512mb 24x - 22 seconds
Lexar 32mb 8x - 21 seconds

If you don't use the HI mode for .tif files, you probably won't notice an amazing amount of difference, but 1/4th the time is a substantial difference when doing a portrait shoot.
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