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#1 hoovermd

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:51 AM

I'm noticing that SDHC memory seems to be quite a bit cheaper than CF.

I'm wondering about the possibility of using a SDHC card like the 16Gb Sandisk Ultra II in my Canon 5D with some sort of a card adapter...
This card is around $90 and the same capacity Extreme III CF card is $150 and I'm contemplating buying a dozen cards so the difference is price is significant.

Edited by hoovermd, 17 November 2008 - 10:52 AM.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:06 PM

I've heard of some people using these adaptors for the eye-fi wifi SD cards with some success, however, you may need to be careful about what transfer speeds and densities are supported. When I looked into this idea about a year ago I found some would not support full data rates and many could only go up to 4GB cards.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:01 PM

I agree I think it's a neat idea, but Ultra II cards aren't nearly as fast as the UDMA cards that are available now.

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