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Old Sep 14, 2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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Is there really a limit as to how large a CF card our DSLRs can recognize? Sandisk just announced a few super fast 90 MB/s 16GB, 32GB and 64GB cards. I have a Nikon D300. Would I have problems with those sizes?
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Old Sep 14, 2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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They'd probably work OK.

Note Transcend is also shipping 600x (90MB/Second) CompactFlash cards supporting UDMA mode 6.
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Old Sep 14, 2009, 1:24 PM   #3
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Will look for Transcend too. Should be a lot cheaper. Nice to have 32 GB or 64GB of space on a single card. Great for vacations. Though, I've been fine with a CF card walled full of 8 & 16GB cards. But it would be good to spend less time swapping in/out cards.

Update...just found out from Transcend's website that my D300's maximum recommended card size is 32GB.

http://www.transcendusa.com/Support/...&ModelID=D300+

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It looks like newegg.com has the 16GB Transcend 600x cards now (they're $195):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208498

I've been using one of the 16GB Transcend 133x cards in my Sony A700 since October 2007 with no issues (and I've also used the same card in other dSLR models, including Nikon models like the D300 and D3). The only faster one I've got is a smaller Transcend 266x 2GB Card (and it works fine in Nikon dSLR models like your D300, too).

It looks like newegg.com stocks their 133x Cards in 16GB or 32GB Sizes. But, the largest I see there is 16GB if you want 300x or 600x.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...name=Transcend
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...Update...just found out from Transcend's website that my D300's maximum recommended card size is 32GB.
You'd have to try a larger card to make sure, but I doubt you'd have any issues going with a larger card.

They're just quoting Nikon's maximum recommended size. Keep in mind that 64GB cards were not available when that information was published.
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I used both an 8GB and 16GB 133x Transcend in my Fuji S9100 for a year, thanks to the recommendations of Jim C (very good investiment). The 16GB card is enough to hold an entire days wedding events. Used them for a few months in a Sony A200. Now I am using 2x 8GB San Disk Extreme IIIs (my employer bought them for me to use for work) in a Sony A700.

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Thanks for the heads-up JimC.

I already have two 16GB Sandisk Extreme III cards. So I think I'd like to try a 32GB or even a 64GB next. Will buy before my next trip. Was just curious. Haven't even been shooting for months. Been busy.

Perhaps next year before my trip to India. Assuming I can make the time.
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