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Old May 23, 2003, 12:45 AM   #2
eric s
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In the higher end cameras, the Lexar are faster. For the average user, they are not. Look at this page for more info (about high end cameras only)
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/mul...e.asp?cid=6007

For example, on the Canon 1D:
Lexar 512 WA 40x averages 2982K/sec
Sandisk Ultra 512MB averages 2710K/sec

Nikon D1H
Lexar 512 WA 40X averages 2512K/sec
Sandisk Ultra 512MB averages 1680K/sec

Between 300K and almost 1MB per second faster. Not bad.

Lexar Professional 40X WA 512MB $189.95
Sandisk 512 Mb Ultra $159.95

For 30 bucks (20% higher) some people get a rather large speed improvement. It isn't faster for me, but for others it is most certainly worth it. In the EOS-10D, it isn't worth it... the speed difference is less than 40k.
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