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Old Jun 12, 2008, 8:58 AM   #1
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Hello all!

I have a Nikon D80 and right now i am using a 2GB Transend memory card which I paid over $90+ dollars for 1 1/2 years ago. Now it works great and have had no problems with it. But now it is time to invest in many cards for a trip I am getting ready to take. I am not taking a laptop or external hard drive, so my thoughts were to get a few cards and use them for different legs of the trip. I have a water tight case and I am fine with the 2GB card size for the number of photos.

I called B & H Photo Video to see what they would suggest and they said the SanDisk Extreme III SD card.

Can someone tell me how to tell the difference? What should l look for? I don't want something that will "take away" from my camera use and I remember when I talked with TriState Camera when I got the D80 and they talked me into what I thought was expensive but I think I know now it was a wise choice. I don't want to call TriState back because the guy was pushy and I felt riped off.

So I am turning to you - for some advice - what do you suggest???

Many Thanks!
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Old Jun 12, 2008, 10:51 AM   #2
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The SanDisk Extreme III is a good choice.

But the Nikon D80 is capable of 3 frames per second continuous shooting. If you don't ever use that capability, you could get by with a slower card.

But I wouldn't recommend it.
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Old Jun 12, 2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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Thank you very much! I do use the continuous shooting feature - so it is good to know this is the right choice.
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Old Jun 12, 2008, 1:08 PM   #4
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Even shooting continously, card speed doesn't kick in until your bumping against the camera's buffer limits. When the buffer fills, speed becomes important..if you're only shooting 6 or 8 shots at a time, card speed is less important. That being said, I wouldn't use slow cards..the extreme 2 or 3 is a good choice for cost, reliability and speed. The 4 is overkill for the D80.
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