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Old Jul 29, 2006, 1:35 PM   #1
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what would be the best cf card to use with the e500
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Old Jul 29, 2006, 3:18 PM   #2
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i don't think there is a best per se, it is a good idea to stay away from the cheap off brand ones, but the best thing to do is google a search on CF card reviews

i use a Sandisk ultra II 2Gb and it's nothing short of perfect
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Old Jul 29, 2006, 3:23 PM   #3
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Well, the fastest card is the Sandisk Extreme III compact flash card. It's saves twice as fast as most other cards in the E-500, and it even operates faster than cards that are rated faster. Personally I use an Extreme III 4gig on my E-300.

No news yet if the new Extreme IV will be even faster, or if the III has hit the e-500 ceiling in terms of speed.

You can see speed tests done by E-500 users here:
http://myolympus.org/E500/writetime/
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Old Jul 29, 2006, 5:12 PM   #4
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Sandisk Extreme lll CF card (mine is 2GB).

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ya know..i just ordered the extreme III in 4Gbs....got it for 150 on ebay...i think the prices will drop a lot with the extreme IV series release announced this month
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ya know..i just ordered the extreme III in 4Gbs....got it for 150 on ebay...i think the prices will drop a lot with the extreme IV series release announced this month
It always happens to me...I buy something, and that's when something new comes out and the prices drop. I had waited for months to buy my Extreme III, but then I needed one and of course that's when the prices start to drop, after I buy it.
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Old Jul 30, 2006, 8:36 AM   #7
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thanks alot you really helped will go with extreame III . My first choice was the extreme III but I did not know how good it was,always like to ask someone who knows. also thx for the link.

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