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Old Aug 7, 2002, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default Best card for the Minolta 7i

I've just ordered the camera but the salesman told me there are some cards that won't work with the camera and of course he wanted to sell me the more expensive one. I need a card at 256MB or a bit bigger if its not to pricey. Can someone help explain the differences in the cards and make suggestions about where I should order it.


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Old Aug 7, 2002, 10:19 AM   #2
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Check over here:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forum/vi...d.php?tid=1376

IE. if you can afford the higher priced one they are guaranteed to work, whereas you have to "screen" the cheaper one yourself... They basically all come from a very few asians manufacturers.

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also see here:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forum/vi...d.php?tid=1178

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Old Aug 7, 2002, 11:10 AM   #3
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This was very useful for me :

CF cards timing and bug etc ...

Sure work for D7 & D7i: Sandisk, Lexar , PNY
Best timing (write) from my cards : PNY

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Old Aug 7, 2002, 11:42 AM   #4
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ones that i know work because i use them

1- Sandisk ultra 256 about $105 ea
2- Lexar media 512 comp
3- ridata 512 fastest write in raw $198 ebay bid
4- delkin 256 $109

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Old Aug 25, 2002, 11:02 AM   #5
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Default Transcend 512 works great!

I just got my D7i and was also debating on the right CF card. I did some reasearch and the Ritec, Ridata and the Transcend perform about the same. I bought the Transcend and it works great. It only takes around 10 seconds to write a Raw file to the card. I think any of the above cards are the best I could find and believe they are the best for the D7i. And believe there is a difference in speed between cards. The card that came with the card took 30 seconds to write the same file. It is also is faster when writing Jpegs to the card. This is helpful when shooting several shots in succession. I believe the compact flash controllers on the above three cards are what make the difference.

Enjoy the D7i its Great!!

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Old Aug 26, 2002, 6:10 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone. I ended up buying the Ridata card and so far I am satisfied with its speed.


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FYI

The D7(i) is the limiting factor since at 9.5MB in 10s, that's just 950kB/s for the above Transcend. This is several magnitudes below what a CF card or a microdrive is actually rated @!
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