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Lexar 2GB Pro Series 133X SD Card

gillk 11 144
6 Mar 2007 10:01PM
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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culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2007 10:03PM
If Sandisk were jesus ... Lexar would be god.

gillk 11 144
6 Mar 2007 10:06PM
Then whats the holy spirit?!
stevekhart 12 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2007 10:10PM
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 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
6 Mar 2007 10:32PM
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.
stevekhart 12 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2007 10:35PM
Recently bought some Calumet 4Gb cards, cheaper than Lexar and Sandisk amd 150x - seem OK so far.
wotashot 14 2.2k
6 Mar 2007 10:38PM
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.

User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
6 Mar 2007 10:47PM
Nikon doesn't support Lexar's 'WA' technology apparently...
gillk 11 144
6 Mar 2007 10:54PM
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
culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2007 10:55PM
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

stevekhart 12 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2007 10:58PM
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 14 2.2k
6 Mar 2007 10:58PM
it doesnt mean they wont work though!

Some canons dont support WA but the cards are still mega fast and reliable!
gillk 11 144
7 Mar 2007 3:31PM
Thanks for all the help and the useful Canonite comments!
I`ve today ordered 2 Sandisk 1gb Ultimate 11 cards for 9.99 each.
stevekhart 12 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2007 11:30PM
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 12 3.9k 2 England
8 Mar 2007 8:00AM

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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