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Old Dec 7, 2003, 5:00 PM   #1
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Default Lexar 256mb or another company's?

I just bought my S400 today (Finally decided!) and I got this book of coupons... one is $20 [mail in rebate] off Lexar 256mb. Are lexar good for compactflash, or would it be better to buy another brand and ignore the $20 off?
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they are one of the top 3 brands. they also back it the best too.
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Old Dec 7, 2003, 5:29 PM   #3
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Okay thats great to know
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Old Dec 12, 2003, 8:55 AM   #4
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Default Lexar is a good choice.

Hi,

I am using two Lexar 256MB cards since 2002 and I am very happy with speed and reliability.

Very fast, very reliable and relatively cheap at:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...u=L61-3324%20P

The price in Canadian dollars just $109.99 = $81.39 USD.

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Old Dec 12, 2003, 3:54 PM   #5
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THat appears to be a 40x one, which my camera couldn't take advantage of unfortunately...

However, it does seem Lexar is good so I will probably be going with them unless I see some amazing deal!
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Old Dec 12, 2003, 4:11 PM   #6
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Just one more thing to convince you

Lexar 256 40x is coming with CF Card Reader.

http://www.lexarmedia.com/readers/index.html


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Old Dec 12, 2003, 4:16 PM   #7
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See I have seen it mentioned a few times... getting a card reader for transfering files to the PC. However, that only means that you will be opening/closing the CF door considerably more.. making it weaker and weaker
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only if its a real cheap camera. a reasonably made camera will be no problem. i have owned 7 different digitals since 1999 and never once broke the any of the doors. in fact they're all still operating today in good caring homes. i own 5 cf cards from 640MB to 2GB and currently 3 different cameras. lots of card swapping going on there. no issues either. i open doors and pull/push cards daily.

lets face it if you don't care for your camera you're bound to destroy it. it is an instrument not a block of steel or wood. you treat it with respect and it will treat you in most cases with many years of service. most people hurt their cameras with carelessness.

your not going to wear out the pins or the slot in your lifetime. also there is a chance of contact corrosion from not taking a card out. if the pins/contacts are of ever so slightly different materials you can get dissimilar metal corrosion. all that glitters is not necessarily gold.
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Hi,

A few words about wearing.

The average cycle for computer replacement is 4-5 years.

For digital cameras ~3 years.

I am using Smart Media cards with my C3040 for 4 years and the camera's card door and Smart Media cards itself are in excelent condision.

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Okay thanks a lot!

I guess by the time something DID break, they're would be tons of better options at very affordable prices!
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