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Old Jun 16, 2010, 1:12 PM   #21
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I hate Sony, disliked memory sticks ... but now Sony was forced to use SDHC :-)
Most Sony models with SDHC capability also have MS Pro Duo card slots now. If you want the fastest throughput possible, that's a good thing (because compared to any of the available SDHC cards, Memory Stick Pro HG Duo is much faster). ;-)

Sandisk has been offering 30MB/Second Pro HG Duo cards for a while now, and even though Sony hasn't advertised their existing cards as 30MB/Second until recently, tests I've seen also show some of them to be very fast.

You can see some speed tests here (testing cards in multiple card readers):

http://www.hjreggel.net/cardspeed/index.html

Here are the MS Pro HG Duo HG card tests:

http://www.hjreggel.net/cardspeed/sp...cards-msh.html

Here are some SDHC card tests (the fastest SDHC Cards you can buy are slower than MS Pro HG Duo cards):

http://www.hjreggel.net/cardspeed/sp...cards-sdc.html

30MB/Second MS Pro HG Duo cards are also less expensive than Sandisk 30MB/Second SDHC cards at some vendors (at least here in the U.S.).

For example, newegg.com has 16GB Sandisk 30MB/Second MS Pro HG Duo cards for $77.99 delivered now (which is probably less than you're going to find 30MB/Second Sandisk 16GB SDHC Cards for, unless they're counterfeit). ;-)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...isk%20pro%20hg

Not only do they test faster in card readers (see the links above showing how much faster than are compared to SDHC cards in multiple card readers), MS Pro HG Duo cards are also faster in cameras supporting both memory types compared to any SDHC Card you can buy.

See the Sony A550 tests here for an example (the MS Pro HG Duo cards allow more frames in a row before the camera slows down shooting RAW, faster full buffer frame rates, and faster buffer flush times, as compared to a Class 10 Sandisk 30MB/Second SDHC Card.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/camer...lusion-43.html
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 6:59 PM   #22
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Practically EVERY SDHC Class6 card is fast enough!
But you can spend your heavy earned money for ultra-lightning-flash-fantasie-named cards :-)
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 8:03 PM   #23
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donalduc, Is it the 420/430ex you have too? If you have time and can be bothered I would really appreciate an indoor comparison on the 350d of Canon flash vs the YN. That would be interesting.
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 7:03 AM   #24
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No, I've 550EX

350D+550EX


350D+YN467

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Old Jun 17, 2010, 8:36 PM   #25
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Thank-you. They look the same to me? What do you think? It doesn't look like it has underexposed, certainly not by 2 stops? Even if it does underexpose, to me regardless of the Canon or the YN flash .. they both act in a similar manner on that camera? It sounds like it's more possibly a 350d problem and not flash brand related? So if it's underexposing, by buying the Canon flash isn't going to overcome that issue from what I can see here.

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Old Jun 18, 2010, 4:14 AM   #26
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I also think: both pictures are nearly the same ... difference: Canon flash is
5x expensive like Yongnuo, has a "worthless" LCD display - you also get with Yongnuo 468 for 1/4 price

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Old Jun 18, 2010, 4:34 AM   #27
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Thanks. Yup my mind is made up, I'm going to gamble the YN. I'm convinced now if there is a problem it is not flash brand related but just the camera.
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Old Jun 18, 2010, 7:51 AM   #28
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I like chinese/korean/.. things, they are solid built, working well ... and I have not to pay 50% senseless Canon advertising.
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Old Jun 19, 2010, 6:56 AM   #29
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Now to just wait delivery. Hope it's fast.
I think I'll put my savings to a new lens. I get some great photos from the kit lens (I know everyone cans it) but I do find it soft. I can never achieve good focus with the 50mm so I tend to use the 18-55 a lot. I think I will try and get a good second hand 24-85USM. Is this a good entry level for someone who's been stuck with the kit for so many years? It is meant to be very sharp.
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Old Jun 19, 2010, 8:08 AM   #30
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Back again, just a question .. if I want to buy 3rd party attachments for the flash, is the YN the same as the Canons size? Will something like this fit the YN?
http://www.dinodirect.com/Canon-SONY...rency-AUD.html

Also about that product, how is this different/better than the flash diffuser that comes with the camera as a free gift? Such as these
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/New-Soft-Flas...item3cad5101bf

And what about a softbox, how are these different to the above.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Flash-Diffuse...item19bd095cad

Thank you.
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