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Old Aug 4, 2006, 7:19 AM   #1
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I wanted to buy a CF card for Canon 30D. Is the below CF card ok for it.
It says "Compliant with CF3.0 specification". What does this mean? I presume it should be CF type 1 or 2 right?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208048

Transcend 2GB Compact Flash (CF) Flash Media Model TS2GCF120

Has anyone used this?

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Old Aug 17, 2006, 12:58 PM   #2
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I wanted to buy a CF card for Canon 30D. Is the below CF card ok for it.
It says "Compliant with CF3.0 specification". What does this mean? I presume it should be CF type 1 or 2 right?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208048

Transcend 2GB Compact Flash (CF) Flash Media Model TS2GCF120

Has anyone used this?

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I have used it in my KM 7D and 5D. It works fine but it is not as fast as my Sandisk Extreme III. In my 7D it is not as noticeable until the buffer fills up. I can snap 9 shots rather quickly until the buffer fills up. The 5D has a smaller buffer and I can usually only get in three shots until the buffer is full.The 5D has a faster write to card speed than the 7D, so once bothbuffers are, the card runsslower on the 7D, but for my needs not an issue. The bottom line is it depends on what you need to do, how large a buffer you have and have fast your camera is able to write to a card. Like I said it is not as fast as the Extreme III but it was less than half of what I paid for the Extreme III. I ended up buying a second one. Note: I use the Sandisk first and keep the Transcends for backup. WhenI am carrying both camera bodies, I keep the Sandisk card in the 7D.


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Old Aug 17, 2006, 1:41 PM   #3
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I wanted to buy a CF card for Canon 30D. Is the below CF card ok for it.
It says "Compliant with CF3.0 specification". What does this mean? I presume it should be CF type 1 or 2 right?
The Type 1 or Type 2 is primarily a difference in the physical size of the memory cards. Most cards are Type I. Microdrives are generally type II (a thicker card that some cameras will not accept). The 30D will take either type. The CF 3.0 specification is just that - a specification for how the card communicates with a camera.

If you're curious about how different cards perform in the EOS-30D, Rob Galbraith has some tests of popular cards in one here:

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/mul...?cid=6007-8478

You'll find the 2GB Transcend 120x Card in the blue/gray section of the chart at the top (which is where the faster cards that are close together in performance are placed in Rob's tests).


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