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      08-09-2012, 04:43 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by MaximusJ View Post
I've been considering these for when my d800 would come in, but the charts you posted dave gives me second thoughts.

I got 2 X 95mbs SDHC cards which got some pretty good scores even on the d800. I cant justify ordering new cards for the difference in performance in writing between the two.

I'm pretty sure I could get a decent price for my cards in the used market tho. It would almost be worth it to change if so.

Not sure what to do.
Well, if you're never getting up against the buffer now, then it'd only be expensive insurance. I really think that only sports and wildlife photographers really need that much speed. I'll often shoot in repeated bursts of 3 or 4-shots each and my buffer would fill when using my old PhotoFast 533X cards, which I used to consider fast. With these Lexars, I haven't hit the buffer limit yet; however, I've only shot a few hours with the new card.

This weekend, I'll upload the firmware update to my 7D and give the card a test in a camera with smaller file size but much faster fps.