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Old Jul 25, 2008, 11:32 PM   #21
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I still have 8, hi-8, super-8, 8 mm film, mini dv, and others movie and video cameras in the shoes box untouch because I could not get films or tapes for them. I did not use 35mm films for my Leica for a while as the shop I used to buy films can not be found but I still play with the Leica without films, nice design and well built camera. I shall not buy a new camera in the near future but am quite sure when the time come my next camera will likely be D4 or D400 or D800 with SD-cards. No, I am not going to buy a new camera because it use sd-cards. Just hope when I need one and can choose, it will be sd-card camera. I can always can switch to Canon 1D. That is why I stop buying newNikon lenses until Nikon change to sd-card up the line from D80 to D3.

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I did purchase the D200 the day it was launched but that was an exception as I was in need of a second camera to work alongside my D100, for my next camera I shall wait untill the D700 or whatever next is on sale and has been put to full use by photographers who post on sites like these and are good enugh to pass on their experience.
My primary photographic concern is the final image quality, if there was a difference in quality because of the use of different format memory cards then that would influence my decision. With Nikon etc still introducing new cameras taking CF cards I feel your perceived problem of the unavailability of CF cards in the future is making a ' mountain out of a molehill ' ( an old UK saying ) there are too many CF equipped cameras in use for the card manufacturers to cease making CF cards, i.e there is still a lot of money to be made from card sales.
Is film still available for your Leica despite the present wide uptake of digital imaging ?
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Old Aug 27, 2008, 9:31 PM   #22
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Finally Nikon did what they should do. style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"The new D90 ismany steps infront of D300 and has SD-card! http://imaging.nikon.com/products/im.../d90/index.htm

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000" This is what I am waiting for.
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Finally Nikon did what they should do. style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"The new D90 ismany steps infront of D300 and has SD-card! http://imaging.nikon.com/products/im.../d90/index.htm

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000" This is what I am waiting for.
Yes it uses the same sensor, but many steps ahead of the D300....I don't think so. The D300 is has a much richer feature set....speed, weather sealing, AF fine tuning, custom settings, etc are all in the D300's favor. Just compare the menu's of the 2 camera's. The D90 uses the same body as the D80 with moderate feature upgrades. Although, I'm excited to see video capability in a SLR. This could be a groundbreaking top end consumer camera.
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Old Aug 28, 2008, 8:35 AM   #24
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I don't know...
I can always get an SD to CF adapter: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...o_Compact.html

Can anyone get a CF to SD adapter? :lol::-):G
Actually one can adapt almost any format to CF (but not vice versa)
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...uctId=11034265
http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Compac.../dp/B00006OX9I

With this line of thought I can use any format with a "universal" CF slot
-> any other format and you are stuck with just one kind!!!
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Old Aug 28, 2008, 3:15 PM   #25
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Those adapters are readily available, although from what I understand they are considerably slower. Still, if I'm spending over a grand on a camera, I'm not worrying about chunking down a few extra bucks for memory. 2gb cards can be had for a song nowadays...next year 4gb cards will be dirt cheap and so on.
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Only 4G? :-):-):-)
My smallest is 8G and the D300 is chewing them up, and now we're talking about 15Mp dSLR...!
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I use 8gb with my D300 and can get around 800 top quality JPEG files. i still have 4's and use 2's with my D80. My only point is that cards continue to get cheaper and cheaper, and by this time next year, 16's will probably be well under $100.
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I agree

My point was if you buy an SD enabled camera you are stuck with only 1 format:
SD card - yes
CF card - No
Memory Stick - No
xD card - No

What I wanted to point out was a CF enabled camera is much more flexible as you can practically use it with any flash card (even if/when they stop making CF's :-)):
CF card - yes
SD card - yes
Memory Stick - yes
xD card - yes

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I just bought a 16G Extreem III for $69 after rebate. In the high quality JPEG mode on my D300 it will take 1,400+ pictures. I don't think I will have to take it out anytime soon. And I still like the size and shape of the CF so I'm not looking for a replacement. Now in my current compact camera the SD works fine. I may send my old dead Canon ELPH in for repair since it uses CF and took great pictures. It's a 4MP camera, will work with any CF ever made past or present, try that with SD. The 4MP is not the problem, man that screen is small on the back.
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I use 8gb with my D300 and can get around 800 top quality JPEG files. i still have 4's and use 2's with my D80. My only point is that cards continue to get cheaper and cheaper, and by this time next year, 16's will probably be well under $100.
They already are (well under $100) if you shop around. ;-)

Here's a 16GB Transcend Class 6 SDHC Card including a card reader for around $50 now. They're pretty fast based on tests I've seen.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208377

Here are some benchmarks of a couple of cards. Click on the first graph to see read/write performance of an 8GB Transcend SDHC (around 14MB/second write and 19MB/Second read with larger block sizes):

http://www.tabletpcreview.com/default.asp?newsID=1096

Here are more 16GB Cards (both CF and SDHC):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...mp;Order=PRICE

I bought a Transcend 16GB 133x CF card in October of last year for use with my A700, and it's now selling for less than half of what I paid for mine (and it's performed flawlessly in my A700, and has also been used in several other dSLRs with no issues at all):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208337

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