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sandstar101 Oct 12, 2010 2:06 PM

another memory card question (CF)
Not up on the latest technology..dont trust the guy at best buy...

Need a good/fast CF card for my Canon Rebel XTi
4MB is probably plenty space...but open to options
HATE waiting for buffering as I am currently doing

Photograph jumping horses

Whats good/great?

Can I keep it under $100 ??

Thanks :)

JimC Oct 12, 2010 2:42 PM

Under $100, huh? How about a Transcend 400x 16GB Card for $62.99 delivered...

sandstar101 Oct 12, 2010 3:03 PM

Hi JimC

Thanks for taking the time to help me.

Am i limiting myself too much by keeping it under $ 100 ?

with an open budget...what do you suggest?

JimC Oct 12, 2010 3:08 PM

I don't think your XTi is going to see any noticable improvement using the latest 533x or 600x UDMA CF cards, since I don't think it can take advantage of faster UDMA mode 5 or 6 transfers.

So, I doubt spending any more money on a faster card than that Transcend 400x card is going to help much more. You'll tend to get diminishing returns with faster CF cards, unless you have a newer camera model with faster interface speeds supporting UDMA mode 5 or 6.

sandstar101 Oct 12, 2010 3:09 PM

ok, thanks for your help!

Card ordered :)

(of course now I want a new camera)

corkpix Oct 13, 2010 5:01 AM


Originally Posted by sandstar101 (Post 1153689)
(of course now I want a new camera)

which will require a fast SDxx card :)

WCKSer Oct 14, 2010 9:18 PM

You can get an CF to SDHC adapter for about $20 from Ebay and get a 16gb SDHC (class 10) for about $25. The grand total will be less than buying a 16gb CF card. I did just that for my Sony A200 and has been working out really well.

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