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Old Sep 4, 2002, 5:33 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the opinions. It is obvious that there are pros and cons to either choice and one can't go wrong either way. For now, I ordered a Crucial 256MB for $90 (free shipping) from buy.com. Hopefully if prices fall further as Gary predicts, I will then pick up a second card.
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the 256MB card is the best buy in the market right now, and is also a very popular size. I always carry at least two CF cards in my bag, if something wrong with one, you always have the other as the back up, same apply to batteries...cheers
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I if you want to do any AVI video, big (fast) cards are a must - you can't swap cards half way through!
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Old Sep 16, 2002, 10:59 AM   #14
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prices dropping this month. best deal so far on 256 meg, free shipping and $15 rebate brings it down to $81.XX
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Although 256Mb is on the sweet curve at this point (and 128Mb is at a bargain!)... They are pretty puny if one is preparing for the next 11.1Mp cameras...
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They are pretty puny if one is preparing for the next 11.1Mp cameras...
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Yes, shoot TIFF then email to someone you do not like that has 56K connect.......

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Ha, Ha, I guess that's why they put a limit on E-mail account...:P

Seriously though 128Mb is on the borderline of useability on 5Mp cameras now(they were plenty on my 990), so I would expect the 256Mb will be next... Buy what you need just don't stock up because they are cheap!

BTW there's plenty of bandwidth out there, it's just your last mile. If someone can break the monopolies there's plenty of cheap high-speed ISP to go around... I would expect the cellular guys to get there first because of the intense competition! (They already suffocated all the DSL vendors...)

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Buy what you need just don't stock up because they are cheap!
We are conditionned by garage sale mania
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price reductions are based on surpluss of flash memory, 512 should be comming down also.
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Hans Wu, Taipei; Jane Wang, DigiTimes.com [Thursday 29 August 2002]


With oversupply worsening, global flash memory chip prices are likely to tumble another 10% in September, reported compact flash card makers, citing information from flash suppliers.

Despite a rise in digital camera shipments, flash prices have been on the decline as market demand has still not been able to keep up with the continuous expansion of flash capacity worldwide, compact flash card makers indicated. Now that Toshiba, a leading flash supplier, has completed flash equipment installation at its plant in Japan, supply has shot up further, they said.

Moreover, many DRAM module makers, repelled by unpredictable DRAM module prices and attracted by better gross margins for flash products, have increasingly turned toward manufacturing compact flash cards and related products, said the card makers. As more companies enter the flash arena, the fierce competition for market share has inevitably driven prices down, they note.



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Old Sep 17, 2002, 9:57 AM   #20
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Found this at Amazon.com. Click on the link for 512 mb of Viking CF $149 after rebate:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...434241-0795263

Also had 256 MB CF at $75 click on link

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...434241-0795263
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