Compact Flash Cards

hobbs Plus
16 1.3k Japan
18 Jul 2005 7:47AM
Thought this might be of interest to some people. I've found a website called Expansys selling own brand 1gb compact flash cards for 48 inc vat and delivery. I dont know what the speed is on them, they come with a 2 year manufactures guarantee. I expect that they will not be that that fast but even so the price seems quite cheap. I've ordered one and it will be delivered tomorrow so I'll do some tests on it against my Lexar cards and let anyone who is interested know how it performs, it might be rubbish.
chriswebb 16 893 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2005 8:00AM
I think it is well known that most own-brand films (Jessops, Boots etc) are the same, probably 3M/Scotch. I suspect that the same is true of memory cards, and that these are the same as Jessops etc.

Hope it works OK. Until recently I would have said it wasn't really worth the risk of skimping on memory cards, but after the Canon/Lexar thing, these might be more reliable!
ejtumman 16 2.8k England
18 Jul 2005 8:02AM
I was speaking to someone at Jessops, and they said their own brand cards were made by panasonic.... not sure if its true but I've never had a problem with any type of their own cards.

big fella 17 485 England
18 Jul 2005 8:10AM
FWIW I have a Kingston Elite Pro 512Mb card alongside my Sandisk Ultra II's. I cannot see a speed difference in the 2 (but definitely over my standard Sandisk cards) but at 28 for the 512Mb card and the 1Gb at 49.90 (picstop IIRC). I think that they are good VFM!


hobbs Plus
16 1.3k Japan
19 Jul 2005 1:20AM
Ok the card arrived this morning, not bad since I ordered it at 3.55pm yesterday. What was more of a surprise was the make of card they sent wasn't a own brand one but Kodak made by Lexar. It could be that they had run out of there own and were using these in there place.
Bernie 16 2.2k
19 Jul 2005 1:33AM
Bookmarked them as I see they are doing a 1GB Xd for 68..
Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
19 Jul 2005 2:24AM
Amazon are knocking out cards cheaper, dunno if they're any good, check here;

sabretalon 16 1.9k United Kingdom
19 Jul 2005 6:01AM
Just ordered a 2gb 50x kingston card from picstop 84.80 inc vat and del. Kingston cards come with a lifetime guarantee. I have a few of their cards and had no problems with them.
phil_1975 16 165 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2005 7:44AM
I'm using the Kingston 1GB cards ordered from Amazon with no problems especially considering the price, I had heard good reviews before buying.

Bernie - I know this isn't really the place to advertise but I have a 1GB XD card which I am thinking of selling if you were interested. Only a few months old, Olympus brand but I've used it in my Fuji cameras with no probs.

User_Removed 15 4.9k England
19 Jul 2005 8:15AM
Main card is a CF 1gb Sandisk extreme III, very fast, and a Kingston Pro 512mb as a spare. The Kingston's very slow in comparison, using Raw. No probs with either.... touch wood.
karl Plus
16 654 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2005 1:45AM
We've just had a load of Kingston 512MB cards for work (Although not the Elite Pro cards and not for use in cameras) and they seem very good for the price (Gave one a quick whirl in the 300D). eBuyer have a pretty decent price on the 1GB Elite Pro cards (80x if I'm not mistaken) for 45.28 inc. VAT or for the 2GB - 81.21 inc. VAT.

As for my own cards, I've got a Sandisk 256MB (Thank you Canon) and my main card is a PQI F1 512MB (40x), which seems to work very well.
conrad 16 10.9k 116
20 Jul 2005 1:47AM
I use a Kingston 66x speed 512 MB as my second card (my main card is a Lexar 80x 1 Gigabyte), and Im very satisfied with it.

Marlin_owner 15 658 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2005 11:54PM
I have 2 F1 CF cards (1gb & 512mb) thanks to ebuyer. Got 'em before I upgraded to Dslr.

Can't fault them. Would probably buy Kingston Elite now if wanted another card.

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