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Old Jul 19, 2005, 6:55 PM   #11
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After reading multiple other posts before starting my own post, this one finally answered the question I was first looking for.... Should I buy a 2gb card or 2 1gb cards. Now I'm starting to forget which way I was leaning.....:?

Anyway, now in reading some of the prior posts, a new question arises for me. Should I go with the Ultra II or the Extreme III.

I already have one Sandisk 1gb (basic card) and one Lexar 512mg.

Thanks for letting me jump on the post.

Oh ya, I'm just starting to use the RAW mode. Jumping in feet first.

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Old Jul 20, 2005, 10:28 AM   #12
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I use 1GB Sandisk Ultra II cards...4 of them. I shoot in RAW+JPEG and get anywhere from 70-85 depending on the ISO. Shooting in just RAW will yield about 100-115 depending on ISO. For the Rebel XT, there is no performance gain going with the Extreme III over the Ultra II. If you're purchasing flash media, buy from Newegg...they rock. The 1GB Ultra II is $78.41 from them right now.
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 10:41 AM   #13
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thanks, I'll go with the Ultra II then. I noticed Newegg had the best price and thats what go me wanting to go ahead and get some more cards. Now whether to get the 1gb or 2gb cards. Only a difference of about $10 (2 1gb or 1 2gb)
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 10:45 AM   #14
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As mentioned the write speeds to the Ultra-II's or the Extreme-III's won't make much difference here. The Extremes are physically hardened better and can withstand more abuse in challenging conditions, like heat/cold and physical shock before failing.
I have Extremes, Ultras and plain Sandisks and have yet to have one give up on me.
(trying to find real wood to do some knocking on :blah

There are/were issues a while ago with the some of the fast Lexars and Canon EOS cameras, that had to be resolved by a trip to Lexar for a new firmware load on the Lexar cards. Hopefully the new cards for sale now no longer have this issue.

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