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8Gb CF card!

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by MarkB, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. MarkB

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    Just bought an 8Gb CF card! Lexar 40x :thumbsup:

    BUT

    I don't have a camera to stick it in any more after selling my Sony. :suicide: :(
     
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    they're quite pricey aint they?
     
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    Go on... how much do you reckon?
     
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    well i was looking in the jessops catalogue about £1200!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    About half that at digital direct, still bloody expensive though :suicide:
     
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    Hurray i can post again!



    Got this card from ebay - £270. Bargain!



    Mark
     
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    Ain't it a Type II microdrive though...not an ordinary Type I card????
     
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    As far as i know, the 8Gb cards are definately flash memory! £270? that is a complete steal! Does it work though..... as you said you have nothing to test it on!
     
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    Yeah it is a type II but it is flash memory, not microdrive as SeaneyC pointed out. I believe that microdrive only goes to 6Gb at the mo.


    It was sealed in it's box, all seems ok – the serial number is 37868GB… and the code number on the box is CFB8GB and I believe the 8GB bit confirms the size.

    I took a bit of a risk, and it seems a steal, but with 16 and 32Gb cards on the horizon I'm sure the price will drop to this soon anyway.
     
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    Just another point which is unrelated to this thread, my girlfriend washed my jeans with an older CF card which had all my Christmas photos on. We found it inside the tumble dryer, glowing nicely and spring fresh. :eek:

    She put it straight into the camera (cuse i couldn't bring myself to do it) and it fired up fine - all the photos intact. Superb. :clap:
     
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    There was a feature on Click Online (BBC News 24) the other day in which they gave CF cards all kinds of abuse and they all held their data perfectly. Long live Flash Memory! :smashin:
     
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    Bit lost here.....why would anyone need 8GB for a camera :confused: . I placed my 4GB microdrive from laptop in the old 300D & it reached its limit of 999 shots on display. Back to my 256MB card for me ;)
     
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    why 8Gb? My camera only gets 640 pics on a 4Gb card, and i actually manage to max that out in 1 day shooting motorsport hehe. One the digi SLRs reach 12mp and prices within reach of most hobbyist (not just the rich, pretty serious, or just dumb) then 4Gb+ cards will be a minimum requirement. Just to think the hard disc in my first PC was 4Gb. Sickening! My phone actually has more storage, and more RAM than that old PC. Before we know it, we will be laughing at the puny 512mb card they bundle us with the camera. Well, i always laugh at the 8 or 16mb cards they bundle in, maybe it's just me?
     
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    if you shoot raw, or do something where you need alot of photos taken with the minimum wasted time then 8GB is very useful without having to swap cards.
     
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    Yeah, additionally to what the lads have said above, I often go abroad with work and I take the camera with me – I could take lots of lower capacity cards but I just don’t like the idea – I'm likely to loose them. I'd rather have a single high capacity card which would last a week without worrying. That's the main reason I went for it.

    Plus the Minolta 9D's display limit is 9999 shots ;)
     

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