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Best deals on memory cards right now
« on: July 14, 2013, 06:49:15 PM »
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I have an upcoming trip and realized that I need some more memory cards.  I am looking to purchase a 128GB SD card and a 64GB CF.  If the price is right I will buy more.  I use both with my 5D3 and the SD cards serve as my backups.  Would anyone know the best deals out there right now for these cards?
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Re: Best deals on memory cards right now
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 07:48:22 PM »
Just curious...that link shows prices for Lexar, SandDisk and Transcend brands only.  Is there a reason why other's are excluded.  With my T1i/SX50/G9 setup I mainly standardized on PNY SD cards...and never had any issues with them.  Now that I've added a FF (5D2) to the mix and upgraded my T1i to a 7D, I'm likely going with Kingston CF cards.  Is there a reason why I should not have gone with PNY and should stay away from Kingston?  Just wondering. 

I tend to use a number of smaller cards (8/16GB) rather than a small number of larger cards.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2013, 07:58:14 PM »
Just curious...that link shows prices for Lexar, SandDisk and Transcend brands only.  Is there a reason why other's are excluded.  With my T1i/SX50/G9 setup I mainly standardized on PNY SD cards...and never had any issues with them.  Now that I've added a FF (5D2) to the mix and upgraded my T1i to a 7D, I'm likely going with Kingston CF cards.  Is there a reason why I should not have gone with PNY and should stay away from Kingston?  Just wondering. 

I tend to use a number of smaller cards (8/16GB) rather than a small number of larger cards.
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Re: Best deals on memory cards right now
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2013, 09:19:06 PM »
I'm in Canada...when I bought my 5D2 (used at Henry's), I asked about CF cards, since at the time I had none.  For example, they have the Transcend 16GB 400x card for $45 (and they say it's on sale at $35 off)...so a regular price of $80.  At the time the sales guy, out of the side of his mouth, said I'd be better off to go to Canada Computers.  Looking at their site the regular price of the same card is $40...so less than Henry's "sale" price.  Now, I realize that you're likely not in Canada.  B&H currently sells the same card for $33.  I opted for a couple of 16GB Kingston 266x cards and got them for $20 each at Canada Computers...the same price that B&H sold them (in US$ mind you), at that time.

To make a long story short...you might find a better price that B&H, but if you do, it likely won't be at a camera store...but a computer store.
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Re: Best deals on memory cards right now
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2013, 09:19:06 PM »