Compact Flash Cards

alan6 14 72 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2007 7:52PM
Up to now, I have been using Lexar High-Speed Professional Compact Flash WA80X with my Nikon D200.

I need to buy another couple of 2GB cards but see that the 133X looks as if it has /is taking over from the 80 and I would be grateful if D200 users could tell me what they use. There appear to be a number of Companies who make these cards but I always tend to go for Lexar - perhaps there are other cards just as good as these.

Thanks for your help.
csurry 19 9.2k 92
10 Jun 2007 8:09PM
Lexar 133x or Sandisk III

tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2007 8:27PM

Quote:Sandisk III

gets my vote

cameracat 18 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
10 Jun 2007 8:53PM
Sandisk Extreme III, very time Smile
Tony_W 14 128 5
10 Jun 2007 9:03PM
Always Sandisk Extreme III, never had a problem.

Graysta 16 1.1k England
10 Jun 2007 9:28PM
And another for Sandisk. never a prob. only Lexar have given some problems.

miptog 16 3.6k 67 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2007 9:35PM
Sandisk Extreme III
geoffrey baker 17 501 1 Wales
10 Jun 2007 11:23PM
Sandisk Extreme III for me too, I've used these since they first came out without any problems at all.
justin c 18 5.1k 36 England
10 Jun 2007 11:27PM
Sandisk Ultra II and Sandisk Extreme III.
peterjones 19 5.2k 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2007 11:41PM
& another for Sandisk - I use them for weddings
alan6 14 72 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2007 11:18AM
Thanks everyone, Sandisk is way out in front so that`s what I`ll be buying.
sidaorb 15 3.9k 2 England
11 Jun 2007 1:40PM
Hate to go against the grain (and bearing in mind I use Canon gear) I would choose Lexar over Sandisk everytime.
samfurlong 15 2.5k United Kingdom
11 Jun 2007 2:00PM
I find this interesting as a former Nikon user (now use canon) I have used both cards.

I used to use lexar cards with my nikon stuff and never had any problems. On switching to canon I sold most of my lexar cards with my old kit and bought new sandisk ones with the canon gear (dunno why - that just seemed to be what all my colleagues recommended using.) I have had no trouble with canon + sandisk Ultra II and extreme III cards but recently I found one of my old lexar pro 2GB 133x cards in the car. I started using it and at around about the same time I noticed every now and then I'd get a couple of corrupted images off the card. Not many, just one or two here and there. I stopped using the card and the problem never returned on any of the Sandisk cards. I gave the card to a mate who uses the Nikon D2X and hes been using it ever since with no problems at all.
Lexar denied a problem, saying it was an 'urban myth' that sandisk is best to use with canon but my experience has convinced me otherwise. If you have nikon, buy lexar, if you have canon then buy sandisk.
mdpontin 17 6.0k Scotland
11 Jun 2007 2:08PM
Interesting. I bought a Lexar Pro 80X a couple of years ago to use with my Konica Minolta Dynax 7D. I now have a Canon EOS 5D and simply switched the Lexar card to the Canon without thinking about it - I wasn't aware of the Canon-SanDisk recommendation. I haven't had any problems so far, but then again I've hardly taken any photos!

Edit: just done a 30s Google and found some references to problems with Lexar cards in Canon EOS cameras. They mostly seem to date from 2005 and relate to a problem with some pro EOS models and the 80X card, which was supposedly fixed in firmware. Are there still problems with Canon/Lexar?

strawman 18 22.2k 16 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2007 2:32PM

Quote:Are there still problems with Canon/Lexar?

No it was a one off problem that was fixed by both Canon and Lexar updating their software. I have three of the affected memory cards but on my camera they work ok.

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