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Rumors => Speedlites, Printers, Accessories => Topic started by: Secretariat on August 24, 2012, 10:05:41 AM

Title: Sandisk VS Lexar CF Cards
Post by: Secretariat on August 24, 2012, 10:05:41 AM
Between Sandisk and Lexar,who makes better CF Cards?I am actually thinking of the Sandisk Extreme Pro 32 GB or the Lexar Professional 1000 32GB CF Cards.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Sandisk VS Lexar CF Cards
Post by: nicke on August 24, 2012, 10:19:34 AM
In performance the Lexar win over the Sandisk, http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/camera_wb_multi_page.asp?cid=6007-12452 (http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/camera_wb_multi_page.asp?cid=6007-12452) if your camera can handle that kind of speed. In reliability I do not know...
Title: Re: Sandisk VS Lexar CF Cards
Post by: Rienzphotoz on August 24, 2012, 12:39:40 PM
Between Sandisk and Lexar,who makes better CF Cards?I am actually thinking of the Sandisk Extreme Pro 32 GB or the Lexar Professional 1000 32GB CF Cards.

Thanks.
I've been using SanDisk cards (both CF & SD) since 2007 and every single of of them worked well and they continue to do so even today.

Early this month I bought a Lexar 64GB Pro 1000x UDMA card (for my Canon 5D MK III) because:
1. Lexar write speed is rated at 145MB/s vs SanDisk write speed of only 90MB/s
2. Lexar had (and still does, till end of August) a really good rebate (approx 25%) on B&H
3. I've had 2 Lexar CF Cards since 2009 and they have never failed ... so I am expecting the same reliability from this Lexar 64GB Pro 1000x UDMA card
As far as I'm concerend both companies are very very reliable and you cannot go wrong purchasing either of them. If you shoot with a DSLR capable of high fps (8fps and above) you will appreciate Lexar's write speed of 145MB/s.

Almost forgot, the write speed about Lexar vs SanDisk also applies to your selection of the 32 GB CF cards (i.e. SanDisk 32GB CF Card Extreme Pro 600x UDMA write speed is 90MB/s and Lexar 32GB Pro 1000x UDMA card write speed is 145MB/s)
Title: Re: Sandisk VS Lexar CF Cards
Post by: gary samples on August 24, 2012, 02:42:52 PM
I love Sandisk
Title: Re: Sandisk VS Lexar CF Cards
Post by: bdunbar79 on August 25, 2012, 12:44:05 AM
90 Mb/s vs. 145 Mb/s is irrelevent even in 12 fps bursting in RAW mode on the 1DX.  The buffer clears way too fast for it to factor, as I've done this many, many times.
Title: Re: Sandisk VS Lexar CF Cards
Post by: pwp on August 29, 2012, 05:57:23 AM
B&H are doing a two-for-one bundle of the 32Gb Lexar 1000X UDMA7 CF cards right now for $238.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/841573-REG/Lexar_LCF32GCTBNA10002_32GB_CompactFlash_Memory_Card.html (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/841573-REG/Lexar_LCF32GCTBNA10002_32GB_CompactFlash_Memory_Card.html)

Snap up this offer. I generally tend towards Sandisk, but these can't be ignored.

-PW
Title: Re: Sandisk VS Lexar CF Cards
Post by: Rienzphotoz on August 29, 2012, 03:13:51 PM
B&H are doing a two-for-one bundle of the 32Gb Lexar 1000X UDMA7 CF cards right now for $238.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/841573-REG/Lexar_LCF32GCTBNA10002_32GB_CompactFlash_Memory_Card.html (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/841573-REG/Lexar_LCF32GCTBNA10002_32GB_CompactFlash_Memory_Card.html)

Snap up this offer. I generally tend towards Sandisk, but these can't be ignored.

-PW
That is a darned good deal ... That works out cheaper than buying one 64 GB card.
Title: Re: Sandisk VS Lexar CF Cards
Post by: papercutMS on August 30, 2012, 12:55:57 AM
FYI Sandisk is having a sale on their Extreme Pros right now.

32GB for $130 and change. Other sizes also avaliable.

BHphoto
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/646876-REG/SanDisk_SDCFXP_032G_A91_32GB_Extreme_Pro_CompactFlash.html (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/646876-REG/SanDisk_SDCFXP_032G_A91_32GB_Extreme_Pro_CompactFlash.html)

Adorama
http://www.adorama.com/IDSCF32GEP90.html (http://www.adorama.com/IDSCF32GEP90.html)

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-32GB-Extreme-memory-card/dp/B002P370AI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1346302525&sr=8-4&keywords=extreme+pro (http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-32GB-Extreme-memory-card/dp/B002P370AI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1346302525&sr=8-4&keywords=extreme+pro)