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Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« on: August 29, 2012, 11:13:50 PM »
I am wanting to purchase a new card for my 7D. I currently have the Sandisk Extreme (400X) 16GB card and want to upgrade to a 32GB. Should I get another 400X card or upgrade to the Extreme Pro (600X). I don't care so much about upload/download time from the card to my PC, but will my camera benefit from the increased speed? Thanks.

Oh, and I am running the new V2 firmware upgrade with no problems so far.

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Re: Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 11:24:42 PM »
I am wanting to purchase a new card for my 7D. I currently have the Sandisk Extreme (400X) 16GB card and want to upgrade to a 32GB. Should I get another 400X card or upgrade to the Extreme Pro (600X). I don't care so much about upload/download time from the card to my PC, but will my camera benefit from the increased speed? Thanks.

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If you have firmware 2.0, then the Lexar 1000x 32GB card works fastest of all that I have tried, even faster than the Sandisk Extreme Pro 32GB 90MB/s cards by a noticeable margin. Prior to 2.0 firmware there was no difference between the two cards when used in the 7D.

On the 5D3 the difference between the two cards is even a bit larger.

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Re: Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 11:27:28 PM »
I am wanting to purchase a new card for my 7D. I currently have the Sandisk Extreme (400X) 16GB card and want to upgrade to a 32GB. Should I get another 400X card or upgrade to the Extreme Pro (600X). I don't care so much about upload/download time from the card to my PC, but will my camera benefit from the increased speed? Thanks.

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If you have firmware 2.0, then the Lexar 1000x 32GB card works fastest of all that I have tried, even faster than the Sandisk Extreme Pro 32GB 90MB/s cards by a noticeable margin. Prior to 2.0 firmware there was no difference between the two cards when used in the 7D.

On the 5D3 the difference between the two cards is even a bit larger.

Well, for $450 bucks for the 1000X I don't think so. I was thinking of the 600X 32GB Extreme Pro from B&H for $130.00 over the 400X Sandisk Extreme 32GB for $80.

I was just curious IF the speed "increase" was noticible between the Sandisk Extreme 16GB (400X) and the Sandisk Extreme Pro (600X). If it wasn't, then I wouldn't waste my money on it. I will just get the Sandisk Extreme 32GB (400X).

Thanks again.

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Re: Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 11:44:15 PM »
I am wanting to purchase a new card for my 7D. I currently have the Sandisk Extreme (400X) 16GB card and want to upgrade to a 32GB. Should I get another 400X card or upgrade to the Extreme Pro (600X). I don't care so much about upload/download time from the card to my PC, but will my camera benefit from the increased speed? Thanks.


If you have firmware 2.0, then the Lexar 1000x 32GB card works fastest of all that I have tried, even faster than the Sandisk Extreme Pro 32GB 90MB/s cards by a noticeable margin. Prior to 2.0 firmware there was no difference between the two cards when used in the 7D.

On the 5D3 the difference between the two cards is even a bit larger.


Well, for $450 bucks for the 1000X I don't think so. I was thinking of the 600X 32GB Extreme Pro from B&H for $130.00.

B&H
and Adorama have the Lexar 1000x 32GB's on sale for less than $140 (sale ends tomorrow)

YMMV.

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Re: Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2012, 12:01:19 AM »
I am wanting to purchase a new card for my 7D. I currently have the Sandisk Extreme (400X) 16GB card and want to upgrade to a 32GB. Should I get another 400X card or upgrade to the Extreme Pro (600X). I don't care so much about upload/download time from the card to my PC, but will my camera benefit from the increased speed? Thanks.


If you have firmware 2.0, then the Lexar 1000x 32GB card works fastest of all that I have tried, even faster than the Sandisk Extreme Pro 32GB 90MB/s cards by a noticeable margin. Prior to 2.0 firmware there was no difference between the two cards when used in the 7D.

On the 5D3 the difference between the two cards is even a bit larger.


Well, for $450 bucks for the 1000X I don't think so. I was thinking of the 600X 32GB Extreme Pro from B&H for $130.00.

B&H
and Adorama have the Lexar 1000x 32GB's on sale for less than $140 (sale ends tomorrow)

YMMV.


Thank you! :) I ordered one from Adorama.

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Re: Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2012, 12:22:54 PM »
Seems to me that the Lexar 1000x is UDMA7 compliant - but is the 7D is UDMA7 compliant? 7D certiainly is UDMA6 compliant, but I don't think v2 firmware made 7D UDMA7 compliant.   Even though the Lexar 1000x may be the fastest card available, the 7D may not be able to take advantage of the faster speed. :)

http://www.lexar.com/products/lexar-professional-1000x-compactflash-card?category=213


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I have been using SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB cards on my 7D since they came out and have been happy with them.  Since upgrading to the 7D v2 firmware I  have notice some improvement in burst speed.

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Re: Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2012, 02:33:59 PM »
I just ordered six of the 16GB cards yesterday (for my 1DX and 1D4).  Great price!  ;D

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and Adorama have the Lexar 1000x 32GB's on sale for less than $140 (sale ends tomorrow)

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Re: Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2012, 05:06:00 PM »
Seems to me that the Lexar 1000x is UDMA7 compliant - but is the 7D is UDMA7 compliant? 7D certiainly is UDMA6 compliant, but I don't think v2 firmware made 7D UDMA7 compliant.   Even though the Lexar 1000x may be the fastest card available, the 7D may not be able to take advantage of the faster speed. :)

http://www.lexar.com/products/lexar-professional-1000x-compactflash-card?category=213



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I have been using SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB cards on my 7D since they came out and have been happy with them.  Since upgrading to the 7D v2 firmware I  have notice some improvement in burst speed.

I have SanDisk 16GB 400X UDMA (60mb/s), 600X 16GB UDMA (90mb/s) and the Lexar 64GB 1000X UDMA7 (145mb/s) ... after the initial burst rate (at 8fps) the number of shots I can take in a stretch with 1000X UDMA7 card is much more than the other two cards. Conclusion: 7D with firmware v2 gives better burst rates with a 1000X UDMA7 CF card than the other CF cards
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Re: Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2012, 06:28:02 PM »

I have SanDisk 16GB 400X UDMA (60mb/s), 600X 16GB UDMA (90mb/s) and the Lexar 64GB 1000X UDMA7 (145mb/s) ... after the initial burst rate (at 8fps) the number of shots I can take in a stretch with 1000X UDMA7 card is much more than the other two cards. Conclusion: 7D with firmware v2 gives better burst rates with a 1000X UDMA7 CF card than the other CF cards

what means "much" more ?

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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2012, 06:52:24 PM »
Firmware 1.2.5 for the 7D made the 7D UDMA 7 compliant.  So FW 2.0 is UDMA 7 friendly.  A test I read recently(where I read about the test escapes me right now) rated the Lexar 1000x, 150mb/s cards as the top in terms of speed.

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Re: Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2012, 09:50:17 PM »
Just looked on Amazon at cost of Lexar 1000x 32GB card.  One card for $130, or a two-card pack for $300. 

Interesting that it is $40 cheaper to buy two copies of the single card than to buy the two-card pack.   ::) ?????

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Re: Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2012, 11:18:08 PM »
I am wanting to purchase a new card for my 7D. I currently have the Sandisk Extreme (400X) 16GB card and want to upgrade to a 32GB. Should I get another 400X card or upgrade to the Extreme Pro (600X). I don't care so much about upload/download time from the card to my PC, but will my camera benefit from the increased speed? Thanks.

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If you have firmware 2.0, then the Lexar 1000x 32GB card works fastest of all that I have tried, even faster than the Sandisk Extreme Pro 32GB 90MB/s cards by a noticeable margin. Prior to 2.0 firmware there was no difference between the two cards when used in the 7D.

On the 5D3 the difference between the two cards is even a bit larger.

Well, for $450 bucks for the 1000X I don't think so. I was thinking of the 600X 32GB Extreme Pro from B&H for $130.00 over the 400X Sandisk Extreme 32GB for $80.

I was just curious IF the speed "increase" was noticible between the Sandisk Extreme 16GB (400X) and the Sandisk Extreme Pro (600X). If it wasn't, then I wouldn't waste my money on it. I will just get the Sandisk Extreme 32GB (400X).

Thanks again.

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I think B&H still has them on sale for one more day, I think they are around $135 or something, certainly not $450.

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Re: Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2012, 05:44:14 AM »

I have SanDisk 16GB 400X UDMA (60mb/s), 600X 16GB UDMA (90mb/s) and the Lexar 64GB 1000X UDMA7 (145mb/s) ... after the initial burst rate (at 8fps) the number of shots I can take in a stretch with 1000X UDMA7 card is much more than the other two cards. Conclusion: 7D with firmware v2 gives better burst rates with a 1000X UDMA7 CF card than the other CF cards

what means "much" more ?
It means after the 7D buffer fills up at the initial 8fps burst mode:
with 400X UDMA (60mb/s) I get 2 more shots before I have to wait for 2 seconds for the next shot
with 600X UDMA (90mb/s) I get 3 to 4 more shots before I have to wait for less than 2 seconds for the next shot
with 1000X UDMA (145mb/s) I get 7 more shots, before I have to wait for the next shot for 1 second
These are approximate numbers based on my last week's photos taken of a running Oryx in the desert.
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2012, 06:15:10 AM »

I have SanDisk 16GB 400X UDMA (60mb/s), 600X 16GB UDMA (90mb/s) and the Lexar 64GB 1000X UDMA7 (145mb/s) ... after the initial burst rate (at 8fps) the number of shots I can take in a stretch with 1000X UDMA7 card is much more than the other two cards. Conclusion: 7D with firmware v2 gives better burst rates with a 1000X UDMA7 CF card than the other CF cards

what means "much" more ?
It means after the 7D buffer fills up at the initial 8fps burst mode:
with 400X UDMA (60mb/s) I get 2 more shots before I have to wait for 2 seconds for the next shot
with 600X UDMA (90mb/s) I get 3 to 4 more shots before I have to wait for less than 2 seconds for the next shot
with 1000X UDMA (145mb/s) I get 7 more shots, before I have to wait for the next shot for 1 second
These are approximate numbers based on my last week's photos taken of a running Oryx in the desert.

Thank you that is what I  were looking for.

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Re: Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2012, 11:16:24 PM »
I think B&H still has them on sale for one more day, I think they are around $135 or something, certainly not $450.

I looked at Lexar's website and the suggested retail price is $450.00. I didn't bother to do a search, I figured the cards for what they were would be outside of my price range, thank God for sales! ;)
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