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Old Apr 12, 2012, 8:17 AM   #1
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hi there I just got the a 900 sony its my first full frame camera I welcome any advise about a good cf memory which one shall I get.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 8:22 AM   #2
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SanDisk Extreme Pro or Extreme, or Lexar Professional. Fast and Reliable.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 1:31 PM   #3
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hi there t cav
which speed is good for the a 900 , 400 and above or under and capacity 16 gb bare with me
another question for you.
I already have the 70-300 g now I want get another lens .
is the full frame 24-75 sam sony a good lens.
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If you shoot RAW, you should probably get the faster cards, and if you only shoot JPEG, you could probably get away with the slower ones, but the faster ones won't hurt. There's no such thing as "Too Fast". Your current camera may not be able to take advantage of it, but your next camera might.

You should probably ask about lenses in a new topic, so others can see a new topic about lenses and contruibute to it, but having said that:

On an APS-C body, the Sony (Tamron) 28-75/2.8 is a very nice lens and a real bargain. But on a 'Full Frame' body, the 28-75/2.8 is disappointing, and the Sony/Zeiss 24-70/2.8 is a much better choice.
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thank you for your fast reply
I should mention that I do own a77 sony and I love it so much that I even sold my d 90 nikon body and on my way to sell my nikon lens although I think you do own nikon d 90.
so after selling the d 90 I thought now its time to go full frame many said there is a new ff on its way but the money was there so I did it and got it for 2025 $ any way you mentioned the zeiss I had my eye on it for a while now but it cost to much my friend and its a little bit heavy other than that its a gem among the lens
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Do not use anything slower than a 305x CF card.

I found that Calumet ProSpec memory is a good choice. It was also cheaper than going with SanDisk.

I have four ProSpec units and they have work without fail.

Do not even attempt to use 133x Memory, as the a900/a850 camera will error message and you will lose whatever shot you had on the memory card, because it will need to be formatted... by an a700/a300 series camera.
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thank you a lot of people gave me the same advise I ll go for it thanks again
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I use Sandisk Extreme on my Canon 5D MKII, it works great!
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