Reviews and Problems with SanDisk Extreme CompactFlash
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Should have read the manual first
Ron in NYC, B&H Photo
4 August 2014
Excerpt: After purchase I read the Nikon D810 manual. Only the Extreme San Disk 32GB is recommended. However, the Ultra seems to work well enough for my purposes: Backup for when the SD card is full; Store the NCSETUPF.BIN file in a location where it will not get accidentally overwritten.
Excerpt: This was betwen the 60MB/s and 160MB/s cards offered so thought this would be a tad faster. 5D-III bangs off about same as the 60 MB/s 8, 16 and 32 sized cards I have. Buffer on the 5D-III flushed about same as the slower cards.
Excerpt: Failed after first use; SanDisk replaced it. Slower than same capacity Lexar, although cheaper. SanDisk also has faster cards (90 mb/s), but not in the 8gb capacity. Maybe they'll match Lexar soon.
Summary: Seems to be a great card (fast) but doesn't work with my Nikon D4. It does, however, appear to work with my D700. Which is all well and good but the speed is a little lost on the D700 (no video and relatively slower fps).Although this is only my experience and would be happy to be contradicted.
Excerpt: I bought this card along with my Olympus e-500 camera as it was recommended by the seller from whom I bought it. The recommendation was quite good as the card was relatively inexpensive and is very quick writing to the card, there is little if any storage lag.
Pros: Very fast write speed, Low energy consuption . Inexpensive .
Cons: Small capacity relative to new camera capabilities