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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2017, 07:16:45 PM »
I use these

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cheaper Transcend CFX600 (vs the more expensive CFX650) and they work perfectly for all resolutions on my 1dx2.
They are made with MLC memory which is cheaper but not as fast as tlc. Same goes for standard SSD's.
Have you tried 4K60p with CFX600? Does it work and do you have any issues?

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2017, 07:16:45 PM »

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2017, 01:11:02 AM »
Another update guys. Formatted the card and it's working again, no errors. Some people say all cards (even top brands like SanDisk) need to be re-formatted sooner or later. I personally never had this problem before, and I'm not sure now if the card is bad or not... It's still kind of a bummer if you shoot an important video and it stops suddenly when you less expect it. Maybe it makes sense to re-format the card every time before shooting an important event? Puzzled...
Can you update us about video performance with this card? Do you have more problems now when you, I guess, format your card more often. Thank you.

So far so good. I still don't format it every time, but only before I need to shoot something really important. Every quarter should be also perfectly fine. No more errors while shooting 4k 60p. Seems like a decent card after all, especially for the money.

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2017, 08:19:31 AM »
Would someone be kind enough to look at this link:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00LL4QUX0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AUAODZIY13WRB&psc=1

It's much better if I buy from Amazon.ca (not .com) to avoid USD/customs involvement etc.

Not sure why they don't have 256 GB but I will inquire.  Thanks.

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2017, 09:24:05 AM »
Would someone be kind enough to look at this link:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00LL4QUX0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AUAODZIY13WRB&psc=1

It's much better if I buy from Amazon.ca (not .com) to avoid USD/customs involvement etc.

Not sure why they don't have 256 GB but I will inquire.  Thanks.

Jack

From what I can tell, (quick Internet search) the CFX600 was introduced as a higher capacity card and the CFX650 as a faster transfer rate card. It looks like the Transcend site no longer mentions the CFX600, so they may have been discontinued, thus the lower price. I do have one (64GB) and have not had any problem with it (so far). 

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2017, 12:08:33 PM »
Would someone be kind enough to look at this link:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00LL4QUX0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AUAODZIY13WRB&psc=1

It's much better if I buy from Amazon.ca (not .com) to avoid USD/customs involvement etc.

Not sure why they don't have 256 GB but I will inquire.  Thanks.

Jack

From what I can tell, (quick Internet search) the CFX600 was introduced as a higher capacity card and the CFX650 as a faster transfer rate card. It looks like the Transcend site no longer mentions the CFX600, so they may have been discontinued, thus the lower price. I do have one (64GB) and have not had any problem with it (so far).

Thanks for the comment.  Does this give 4k 60p capability and does it appear to be a worth grabbing price or are there other similar value options.  Is 128 too small to bother with or would 2 X 128 still be worthwhile.  Right now I'm in the experimental phase and don't know a whole lot, as must be obvious. ;)

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2017, 12:13:08 PM »
This on the Biwin site: 

Welcome to BiWin. Our cards are currently limited edition due to their great popularity. Please email lee@biwin.co.uk to enquire as to whether we can fulfill your order in the timeframe you require. Thanks so much for your patience. 🙂
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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2017, 03:00:41 PM »
I've been using the Delkin CFast 2.0 256GB cards since about two months after I got my 1DX MK II.  So far zero issues.  If you are in SoCal, you can visit their plant in Poway, CA. 
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« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2017, 03:00:41 PM »

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2017, 04:34:04 PM »
Thanks for the comment.  Does this give 4k 60p capability and does it appear to be a worth grabbing price or are there other similar value options.  Is 128 too small to bother with or would 2 X 128 still be worthwhile.  Right now I'm in the experimental phase and don't know a whole lot, as must be obvious. ;)

Jack

I really don't know, I only use my 1DX II for stills and it is adequate for that.

This is the article I found from the time when the cards were first introduced:
https://www.eteknix.com/transcend-introduces-the-cfast-2-0-cfx650600-memory-cards-for-4k-video-recordings/

As I said, I think they discontinued the 600 model and I suspect the lower prices are the result of dealers clearing out their stock.

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« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2017, 06:44:47 PM »
Thanks for the comment.  Does this give 4k 60p capability and does it appear to be a worth grabbing price or are there other similar value options.  Is 128 too small to bother with or would 2 X 128 still be worthwhile.  Right now I'm in the experimental phase and don't know a whole lot, as must be obvious. ;)

Jack

I really don't know, I only use my 1DX II for stills and it is adequate for that.

This is the article I found from the time when the cards were first introduced:
https://www.eteknix.com/transcend-introduces-the-cfast-2-0-cfx650600-memory-cards-for-4k-video-recordings/

As I said, I think they discontinued the 600 model and I suspect the lower prices are the result of dealers clearing out their stock.

Thanks. They responded with a definite no to 4k60 but wrote nothing more.  Googled and read and it sounds like 4k30 would be OK.  Is roughly $105 USD a decent price for just a second card (128 GB) for the Cfast slot?  Any suggestion on a good performing but not overly expensive CF card?  With the 6D I lived in the SD realm so now only have a friends 8GB card and like you I've traditionally shot stills but what a shame not to do some video.

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2017, 09:12:57 PM »
Thanks for the comment.  Does this give 4k 60p capability and does it appear to be a worth grabbing price or are there other similar value options.  Is 128 too small to bother with or would 2 X 128 still be worthwhile.  Right now I'm in the experimental phase and don't know a whole lot, as must be obvious. ;)

Jack

I really don't know, I only use my 1DX II for stills and it is adequate for that.

This is the article I found from the time when the cards were first introduced:
https://www.eteknix.com/transcend-introduces-the-cfast-2-0-cfx650600-memory-cards-for-4k-video-recordings/

As I said, I think they discontinued the 600 model and I suspect the lower prices are the result of dealers clearing out their stock.

Thanks. They responded with a definite no to 4k60 but wrote nothing more.  Googled and read and it sounds like 4k30 would be OK.  Is roughly $105 USD a decent price for just a second card (128 GB) for the Cfast slot?  Any suggestion on a good performing but not overly expensive CF card?  With the 6D I lived in the SD realm so now only have a friends 8GB card and like you I've traditionally shot stills but what a shame not to do some video.

Jack

For stills? Sounds like a bargain to me. These things run at $300 +or-

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« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2017, 12:36:10 AM »
Thanks for the comment.  Does this give 4k 60p capability and does it appear to be a worth grabbing price or are there other similar value options.  Is 128 too small to bother with or would 2 X 128 still be worthwhile.  Right now I'm in the experimental phase and don't know a whole lot, as must be obvious. ;)

Jack

I really don't know, I only use my 1DX II for stills and it is adequate for that.

This is the article I found from the time when the cards were first introduced:
https://www.eteknix.com/transcend-introduces-the-cfast-2-0-cfx650600-memory-cards-for-4k-video-recordings/

As I said, I think they discontinued the 600 model and I suspect the lower prices are the result of dealers clearing out their stock.

Thanks. They responded with a definite no to 4k60 but wrote nothing more.  Googled and read and it sounds like 4k30 would be OK.  Is roughly $105 USD a decent price for just a second card (128 GB) for the Cfast slot?  Any suggestion on a good performing but not overly expensive CF card?  With the 6D I lived in the SD realm so now only have a friends 8GB card and like you I've traditionally shot stills but what a shame not to do some video.

Jack

For stills? Sounds like a bargain to me. These things run at $300 +or-

As mentioned, no previous CF or Cfast experience.  I'm thinking rather than spending on a bigger (maybe 128) CF this could be a cheaper option and still give me the same capacity??  Would there be any trade off?  I'm guessing the CFX600 cards they are selling are discontinued.

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2017, 12:51:53 AM »
Thanks for the comment.  Does this give 4k 60p capability and does it appear to be a worth grabbing price or are there other similar value options.  Is 128 too small to bother with or would 2 X 128 still be worthwhile.  Right now I'm in the experimental phase and don't know a whole lot, as must be obvious. ;)

Jack

I really don't know, I only use my 1DX II for stills and it is adequate for that.

This is the article I found from the time when the cards were first introduced:
https://www.eteknix.com/transcend-introduces-the-cfast-2-0-cfx650600-memory-cards-for-4k-video-recordings/

As I said, I think they discontinued the 600 model and I suspect the lower prices are the result of dealers clearing out their stock.

Thanks. They responded with a definite no to 4k60 but wrote nothing more.  Googled and read and it sounds like 4k30 would be OK.  Is roughly $105 USD a decent price for just a second card (128 GB) for the Cfast slot?  Any suggestion on a good performing but not overly expensive CF card?  With the 6D I lived in the SD realm so now only have a friends 8GB card and like you I've traditionally shot stills but what a shame not to do some video.

Jack

For stills? Sounds like a bargain to me. These things run at $300 +or-

As mentioned, no previous CF or Cfast experience.  I'm thinking rather than spending on a bigger (maybe 128) CF this could be a cheaper option and still give me the same capacity??  Would there be any trade off?  I'm guessing the CFX600 cards they are selling are discontinued.

Jack

No trade off, on the 1dx mk2 cfast is the way to go. It'll open up your fps to 14 - it's limited to 12 on CF - and the buffer so that you never have to worry about it. I started shooting action sequences as raw + jpeg and it's made my life so much easier, I almost always have a decent file immediately and it made culling infinitely faster.
I honestly don't understand why they don't offer a 2 cfast option, at least as an upgrade.

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2017, 12:54:28 AM »
Cthulhu, when you record both, I thought it slowed to 12??  If not I like that idea.

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« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2017, 10:41:13 AM »
Cthulhu, when you record both, I thought it slowed to 12??  If not I like that idea.

Jack

Yes, that is why I'm mind blown that to this day you can't have two cfast slots.

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« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2017, 10:41:13 AM »