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Old Jan 20, 2004, 5:34 PM   #1
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Doesn any one know if the Digital Rebel will support compact flash cards with 'WA' technology. I know it will work with those cards, I am not sure it would make use of the 'WA' features of the card. Also has anyone had any experince with 'Kingston' brand compact flash cards. A friend of mine has a good deal on one of these but I was wondering about the quality and write speeds. I use ScanDisk myself and have never tried the Kingston brand.

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Old Jan 20, 2004, 5:55 PM   #2
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The Canon's do not support the WA technology at this point.
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Old Jan 20, 2004, 6:50 PM   #3
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How do you know which cameras make use of the WA technology and which ones don't? I know the Rebel will certainly accept the cards. I just can't find any information as to if they use the technology or not. :?:
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As far as I know, only Nikon supports it an only in a few cameras.

But maybe others have added it?

The only way to know is to read about the camera... Nikon lists it as a "feature" usually.

So the card will work fine in a DRebel, it just won't take advantage of the WA protocol.

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Old Jan 21, 2004, 9:35 AM   #5
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I read on dpreview last night where someone had ordered a Kingston CF crad only to find it wouldn't work in their camera. Stick with SanDisk- that's all I use! Check www.pcmall.com for the best prices.
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Personally, I vote for either SanDisk or Lexar. Both make very good cards. But there are other good ones that I regularly hear recommended:

Viking
Transcend
Delkin

Look here for more info on what cards work well with the DRebel:
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/mul...e.asp?cid=6007

Just pick the DRebel in the pulldown list.

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Old Jan 21, 2004, 12:32 PM   #7
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This was an excellent question and I decided to research it and came up with this off Lexar's website. Canon indeed is not listed as a partner (at least with Lexar) as a partner for the WA technology. Here's the link to the information posted on Lexars site:

http://www.lexarmedia.com/digfilm/index_cf.html

This also has some helpful info:

http://www.lexarmedia.com/pdf/WA_White_Sheet.pdf

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