« on: September 17, 2014, 09:41:54 AM »
Just remember that the card itself is only half the story. The other half is the camera. For example, you can put as fast an SD card as you want into the 5DIII, but it isn't going to write faster than 20 MB/s. Shooting JPEG on the 5DIII, you'll be limited to less than 50 MB/s. The camera becomes the limitation in both these scenarios.
And 18MB/s if you write JPGs to the SD slot.
As for bent pins, I haven't experienced that in 10 years of using CF cards, but my stepmom recently bent several pins on an poorly designed* card reader.
*) Poorly designed because the pins aren't recessed enough in the body, so it is easy to mis-align the CF card when inserting it. At least it wasn't her camera body
IMO: I'd stay with the SD cards you have now, and evaluate if I needed to move to CF cards later for speed.