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Compact Flash Cards

Discussion in 'Camera and Photography Tips' started by kamikaze, May 21, 2013.

  1. kamikaze

    kamikaze Good Dog

    I know that compact flash cards can dull out your quality a lil bit. Curious to what size and brand cards everyone on here uses.
  2. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    what the hell is a flash card?
  3. bringbackup

    bringbackup Big Dog

    USB stick?
  4. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    Are you referring to a memory card?
  5. Swiper

    Swiper Little Dog

    @ Beki. I've been meaning to post more pics for you. I will soon.
    I've never heard of degradation from memory cards. Is it just that specific type?
  6. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

  7. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Are you talking about memory cards? I use a SanDisk, FWIW. It's an 8gb, I'll have to check to see what speed it is.
  8. kamikaze

    kamikaze Good Dog

    Sure, A memory card... specific cameras use a compact flash card. Mm, Heres an example.

    Compact Flash Cards.jpg
  9. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Just looked, mine is a SanDisk Ultra, 8gb, 15mb/s. I've never had any issues with it.
  10. kamikaze

    kamikaze Good Dog

    I went on to research it regarding quality. Some say the brands can make a difference. Some say the differnce can occur depending on the performance of the card and who fast it processes. I have 3 different cards. One that I had paid 60$ for about a year ago. the only card I have that tends to do some odd things. I'm going to chalk it up to being a defect.. But, Just wanted some opinions on other cards or see what everyone else uses ;) Thanks for your replies!
  11. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    yea never had any issues with mine either, its a sandisk 8 gb, think same as Kady has (to lazy right now to go look, just got the baby to sleep so I am vegging out lol). I think that age of the card might play into quality though, I think the older the card the more you have erased so the more likely something could not copy right.
  12. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    Compact Flash cards can have performance issues depending on brands, but it should not degrade (dull out) your image. If and when you do have issues, the entire card usually goes bad. The CF cards are usually rated for 1000000 write operations before they crap out. knock-off brands will crap-out a lot sooner and less dependable. To maximize your CF card, re-FORMAT after every download. The chip inside fails faster if you keep adding sessions to it, i.e download, but do not erase or reformat. It also takes longer (degrades performance, i.e. write speed) if you have other images on their from a previous shooting session.

    I never go larger than 16GB because the write operation utilize a larger sector and less efficient in its compression and the likeliness of the card to corrupt and go bad increases. Just as well, you loose a lot more images if it craps out on you in mid-operation. i rather switch cards and not increase the odds of losing an entire project on one card.

    i use Sandisk Extreme Pro 16GB


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