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gillk  7144 forum posts
6 Mar 2007 - 10:01 PM

Seen this for 24, but have also seen a Sandisk extreme 111 for 18. Anyone enlighten me on the difference, if any? TIA

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6 Mar 2007 - 10:03 PM

If Sandisk were jesus ... Lexar would be god.


gillk  7144 forum posts
6 Mar 2007 - 10:06 PM

Then whats the holy spirit?!

6 Mar 2007 - 10:10 PM

Haven't yet tried Sandisk Customer Service, but Lexar's is abysmal should you have a faulty card.:

Call logged Monday 19th Feb. Email received 23rd Feb and answered same day:

Quote: ** Does your memory card work when it is inserted in a reader?
** Does the memory card work when it is
** inserted in the camera?
** When using the memory card in a
** camera, did you receive an error
** message?
** Have you attempted to format your card
** (This will delete all images on the
** card)
** What method did you use to format your
** card?
** What type of device are you using your
** card with?
** Does the card you are using have the
** USB-Enabled logo on it?
** If readable, please enter the last 4
** alpha-numeric characters located on
** the side of the card.

Nothing heard until today, when I get an email to say there's an update to the support ticket. Yet another bunch of similar questions to previous lot, answered by me as so:

Quote: 1. Does this card work in different cameras and card readers?
2. Have you tried using the card in the computer with the help of a card reader?
Yes - see answer of 23/2/07
3. Does other card work in this camera and card reader?
No - see answer of 23/2/07
4. Are there any important files on the card??
Yes - images from London Fashion Week
5. Do you receive any error messages on the computer and the camera?
Yes - see answer of 23/2/07
6. What is the version of windows on your computer?
XP Pro
7. May i know the 17 digit Serial number of the card which will be in the edge?
I gave the last 4 digits previously, here's the whole number:
8. What is the make / model number of the camera?
Nikon D200


cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2007 - 10:32 PM

I take it Steve does not rate Lexar then.

I have heard mentioned that some of their higher speed cards can be trouble, I know a few who have had the odd qlitche with Sandisk Extreme 111's.

Your probably better of with Sandisk Ultra 2's, they are fast enough for most jobs, And I can vouch for the reliability as that's all I use these days.

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6 Mar 2007 - 10:35 PM

Recently bought some Calumet 4Gb cards, cheaper than Lexar and Sandisk amd 150x - seem OK so far.

wotashot  102249 forum posts
6 Mar 2007 - 10:38 PM

the calumet cards are bob on. been hammering a pair for a month or so now, every single day and in many conditions and they havent failed me yet (touch wood).

My own cards are all lexar except one i just bought at focus, and i only got that cos of the free C1 software.


6 Mar 2007 - 10:47 PM

Nikon doesn't support Lexar's 'WA' technology apparently...

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gillk  7144 forum posts
6 Mar 2007 - 10:54 PM

Thanks all, Mikes comment about incompatability between Nikon and Lexar is the closer for me. Reckon I`ll go with the Sandisk 2 as I wont need the high speed of 3

6 Mar 2007 - 10:55 PM

The lexar cards are faultless in my experience ... tho so are the sandisk ... ive even get some old cheap cards, slow speeds that perform without fault tho.

Cards are cards but the Lexar I am fond of ... they probably dont work with Nikons because Nikons use out of date technology ... Wink


6 Mar 2007 - 10:58 PM

LOL @ Dan - that 20D must be doing well for it's years!
Lexar are fine unless they go faulty, but that's not unique to Lexar, and today I've just ordered a couple of 4Gb 133x Lexars from Jacob's (they're still doing Focus prices, 45ea) so I'm not that bitter about them!

wotashot  102249 forum posts
6 Mar 2007 - 10:58 PM

it doesnt mean they wont work though!

Some canons dont support WA but the cards are still mega fast and reliable!

gillk  7144 forum posts
7 Mar 2007 - 3:31 PM

Thanks for all the help and the useful Canonite comments!
I`ve today ordered 2 Sandisk 1gb Ultimate 11 cards for 9.99 each.

7 Mar 2007 - 11:30 PM

I've done this before, but I don't remember having to ship faulty cards to the states? Where is Lexar UK - they don't seem to have a web site? Just got my RMA number and they want me to ship to the states, so I've spent 20 minutes with on-line support (available during PCT office hours only) to get a number for the UK office. harumph!

sidaorb  83857 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2007 - 8:00 AM


When I had to ship a Lexar card back it went to the main UK distributor based near Guildford, cant remember there name though, it was a couple of years back.

I still use Lexar before any other card, and beside that failure on an old 40x Pro Card, I have had no more problems.


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