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Old Oct 17, 2008, 3:44 PM   #1
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I have just purchased an e510 and would like to know what the best way to go on a Cf card might be. I realize that the transfer rate depends alot on the camera as well as the card speed itself. I am thinking of getting an 8G Ultra II that is on sale and wonder if I would be better off with a faster speed card for my camera.
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Old Oct 17, 2008, 4:09 PM   #2
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Here is a link to a speed evaluation test perfrormed by Andrejz Wrotniak using various CF and XD cards and all the E series Olympus cameras. It should answer your question.

http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/c5050/c5050-card.html

FWIW I have 2 2GB EXterme III CF cards that I use with my E-510. I would rather have 2 smaller cards than 1 large memory card in case one decides to quit on me. Having said that, the price of CF cards are coming down so much that it probably is a moot point.

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Old Oct 17, 2008, 8:08 PM   #3
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I am using for my DSLRs and other cams ONLY SDHC and microSDHC- 2gb, 4gb, 8gb, 16gb

For cameras with CF I've some adapters and all SD/microSDs are working perfectly, fast and all is okay!

I'll never more buy CF and I am glad, that Canon 450D (and other DSLRs) uses SDHC.








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SD/MMC - CF adapter ~ 8 €
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microSDHC - SDHC adapter 0 € (delivered with card)
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Old Oct 18, 2008, 12:50 AM   #4
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I have just purchased an e510 and would like to know what the best way to go on a Cf card might be.

I am thinking of getting an 8G Ultra II that is on sale and wonder if I would be better off with a faster speed card for my camera.
To get back to the original question sticking with specifically CF cards, based on the E-500 write speeds it takes twice as long to write to an UltraII than it does to the ExtremeIII:
http://myolympus.org/E500/writetime/

Unfortunately that site doesn't have write speeds for the newer E-5x0 cameras.

As an ExtremeIII CF user myself I do notice the slowdown when using other cards.

As for the ExtremeIV, no one has come forward to say that the IV is faster at writing than the III, but where you will notice a difference is when reading images (on a high-speed card reader).

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Old Oct 18, 2008, 1:14 PM   #5
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Thanks, I purghased a 4G Extreme III this morning.
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Old Oct 18, 2008, 4:24 PM   #6
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I am using for my DSLRs and other cams ONLY SDHC and microSDHC- 2gb, 4gb, 8gb, 16gb
Standardizing on one type of flash card is a good idea. However, many folks operateother professional equipment and a lot of that equipment uses CF cards. (In my case it is professional digital audio recording equipment.) So I have standardized on CF cards.

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4 gig extreme CF III

They're priced right, convenient and the results seem just fine for me. I keep a few in my bag.


DonalDuc: I'll never more buy CF... WHY?
and I am glad, that Canon 450D (and other DSLRs) uses SDHC.




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You can't go wrong with the Extreme III esp at the current prices.

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