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Kingston Elite Pro CF cards - anyone used them?

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by tomson, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. tomson

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    I want to get a few more compact flash cards and noticed these Kingston ones going for an ok price (2gb for 80quid). Speed-wise they don't seem to fare too well on robgalbraith.com CF card test (doubt I'd notice in the real world) but price-wise they seem a bit of a bargain.

    Has anybody used them?
     
  2. RobertP

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    It's what I use in my 20D - 2Gb. Seems fast enough to me :)
     
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    I've a couple of 1 gig Elite Pros.

    Don't know about writing speed in camera, as mines a 300D....

    However, they transfer to my Pee Cee as quick as any Sandisk card, (this is plugged directly into a CF slot).

    Good cards, just got another 1 gig for £25 on Ebay :D
     
  4. tomson

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    Yeah i've noticed they go for peanuts on ebay - way cheaper than the Sandisk Ultra IIs. Need summut bigger than a 1gb tho - did a wedding on Saturday and rattled out a gigs worth of raw shots in 20 mins.

    Might give them a whirl and see how I get on.
     
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    Use a couple of the standard Kingston cards and never had a problem, cheap, reliable with a lifetime guarentee!

    Don't know how you feel about using ebay tomson but a bit of a saving to be made here compared to the likes of mymemory!
     
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    Throwing in my opinion, I have a 2gb Kingston and it does the job very nicely indeed.
     
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    I almost went for the 1GB version from that Ebay seller till I noticed they want £9.99 postage AND £9.99 mandatory insurance. For a fiver more I can get it locally, no risk no possible duty to be added. £20 is a bit OTT for postage. I'm trying a low bid on a UK seller instead to see if I can catch a bargain.

    Steve
     
  8. RobertP

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    Kingston 2Gb for £76.77 delivered at Ebuyer

    Must remember I don't need another one :rotfl:
     
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    £20 for postage is mad and I completely agree with you mate, only posted it to compare against my favorite etailer (mymemory) as he or anyone else would save approximately a tenner and a lot of folks on this site are after the cheapest possible bargains even if its only 50p :D
    Personally I always buy from mymemory, last card I ordered in the afternoon and it was on the doorstep the following morning :smashin:
     
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    No problems at £40 it was still reasonable, they are probably doing it to reduce Ebay fees.

    Steve
     
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    no problems with buying off ebay to be honest (currently got a couple of Canon hoods winging their way from Hong Kong) but i've started buying more from local camera shops as its sometimes more convenient than mail order (fed up having to collect packages from the not so local courier depots) and the prices are usually pretty competitive (recently got a second 350D for about a tenner more than the going web price)... Might pay the shop a visit sometime this week and see what price they'll do on a pair of 2bg cards.
     

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