Anyone tried 16 GB flash cards in a Nikon D3 ?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Dave, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    I know the spec on the camera says it has been tested with a number of
    compact flash cards between 1 and 8 GB, but has anyone tried the camera
    with 16 GB cards? If so, can the D3 address all 16 GB?
     
    Dave, Aug 14, 2008
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  2. This post is off-topic for this newsgroup, rec.photo.equipment.35mm,
    which is concerned with film cameras that use 35mm film, not digital
    cameras that look like 35mm SLRs.

    Please use an appropriate newsgroup for postings on digital cameras. One
    of the following groups would be a good place for such postings:

    rec.photo.equipment.digital
    rec.photo.equipment.digital.point+shoot
    rec.photo.equipment.digital.rangefinder
    rec.photo.equipment.digital.slr
    rec.photo.equipment.digital.slr-system


    --
    "In 1964 Barry Goldwater declared: 'Elect me president, and I
    will bomb the cities of Vietnam, defoliate the jungles, herd the
    population into concentration camps and turn the country into a
    wasteland.' But Lyndon Johnson said: 'No! No! No! Don't you dare do
    that. Let ME do it.'"

    - Characterization (paraphrased) of the 1964 Goldwater/Johnson
    presidential race by Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost
    Authority".
     
    David Nebenzahl, Aug 15, 2008
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  3. Dave

    Mark Thomas Guest

    David, very clever of you to leave in the cross-post to
    rec-photo-digital, where even you would admit it does belong (just as it
    does in 35mm).

    Moron.
     
    Mark Thomas, Aug 15, 2008
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  4. Dave

    John Smith Guest

    Dear fucking David,

    You're still the same abrasive, obsessive, nosy asshole you've always been.
    This IS the rec.photo.digital newsgroup he posted it to. You could at least
    as checked the posting (it's as clear as day) before you decided (once
    again) to lecture folks.

    Don't you have something better to do than sit here and constantly bitch at
    people? Perhaps you might try a self-administered enema of jet fuel...
     
    John Smith, Aug 15, 2008
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  5. Dave

    John Smith Guest

    Thank you Mark. David has been around far too long; he needs to just go
    away but he won't.
    He's like an old aunt who came to visit but just won't leave. Perhaps his
    ISP will get wise and turn off his connection.
    Otherwise, he's hopeless---------------
     
    John Smith, Aug 15, 2008
    #5
  6. I did check it. You might want to as well; it was crossposted to r.p.e.35mm.


    --
    "In 1964 Barry Goldwater declared: 'Elect me president, and I
    will bomb the cities of Vietnam, defoliate the jungles, herd the
    population into concentration camps and turn the country into a
    wasteland.' But Lyndon Johnson said: 'No! No! No! Don't you dare do
    that. Let ME do it.'"

    - Characterization (paraphrased) of the 1964 Goldwater/Johnson
    presidential race by Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost
    Authority".
     
    David Nebenzahl, Aug 15, 2008
    #6
  7. Dave

    John Smith Guest

    Of course I did see that. So fucking what? Is this REALLY that big of an
    issue for you?
    Go get a job. Do something constructive with your life. Go help other
    people. Just stop thinking you're the cop of the Usenet.
    We don't need you David. Get a clue.
     
    John Smith, Aug 15, 2008
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  8. Dave

    ^Tems^ Guest

    Just killfile the fuckwit. If everyone did this he would be doing on
    usenet what he does in real life Talk to himself
     
    ^Tems^, Aug 15, 2008
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  9. I wasn't aware that the D3 could also take photos on 35mm film. Could
    you point to an official spec on that, please?

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Aug 15, 2008
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  10. Dave

    D-Mac Guest

    Live and let live John Smith. Neither you nor the resident cyber
    stalker; Mark Thomas who is really Charles Stevens in Drag, seem to
    recognise that David (if that's his real name) has as much right to post
    his messages as you do to post yours which are even further off topic
    than his.

    Use your message control centre and nuke him if you object. Just don't
    try to remove his right to do what you do.
     
    D-Mac, Aug 15, 2008
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  11. Dave

    Dave Cohen Guest

    Geez, someone actually answered the original question.
    Dave Cohen
     
    Dave Cohen, Aug 15, 2008
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  12. I was unaware that "Film" was in the news group title, or even the charter
    for that matter :)
     
    Atheist Chaplain, Aug 15, 2008
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  13. Dave

    D-Mac Guest

    Yeah... What was it again?
     
    D-Mac, Aug 15, 2008
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  14. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Thank you Rita.

    What cards are you using in your Nikon D3 *35mm* camera? I've used the
    300x Lexar and the Sandisk Extreme IV, but these are expensive. I am
    concerned that might be a complete waste of money, as slower cards are
    supported in the D3. On the page on the Nikon web site which list
    compatible cards, it mentions the following:

    *****************************
    *****************************

    Nikon has tested the following cards and approved their use in the D3
    and D300:

    All Nikon CF memory cards
    SanDisk Extreme IV SDCX4 series 2GB, 4GB and 8GB
    SanDisk Extreme III SDCFX3 series 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB
    SanDisk Ultra II SDCFH series 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB
    SanDisk Standard SDCFB series 1GB, 2GB and 4GB
    Lexar Media Professional UDMA 300x 2GB, 4GB and 8GB
    Lexar Media Platinum II 80x 512MB, 1GB and 2GB
    Lexar Media Platinum II 60x 4GB
    Lexar Media Professional 133x WA (Write Acceleration Technology) 1GB,
    2GB, 4GB and 8GB
    Lexar Media Professional 80x Lt 512MB and 2GB
    Microdrives™ DSCM-11000 1GB, 3K4-2 2GB, 3K4-4 4GB and 3K6 6GB

    Other brands and capacities of cards may work, but Nikon cannot
    guarantee operation. If using a memory card not listed above please
    check with the manufacturer for compatibility information. Nikon
    recommend keeping an approved memory card available for troubleshooting.

    ********************************
    ********************************


    I don't know if there is any performance advantage in using the faster
    cards. SanDisk Extreme III are readily available and quite cheap, but I
    don't know if the SanDisk Extreme IV's offer any advantage over the
    III's at all.

    I guess I should ask Nikon this one, but if you have any comments, I'd
    be interested.

    I no not wish to ruin the performance of a high spec camera by saving a
    few pounds on memory cards, but likewise I don't see any point in using
    faster cards than the cameras can make use of. (The fact I might be able
    to download them a bit quicker to a computer is not really a concern of
    mine).


    Dave
     
    Dave, Aug 15, 2008
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  15. [snip

    This post is off-topic for this newsgroup, rec.photo.equipment.35mm,
    which is concerned with film cameras that use 35mm film, not digital
    cameras that look like 35mm SLRs.

    Please use an appropriate newsgroup for postings on digital cameras. One
    of the following groups would be a good place for such postings:

    rec.photo.equipment.digital
    rec.photo.equipment.digital.point+shoot
    rec.photo.equipment.digital.rangefinder
    rec.photo.equipment.digital.slr
    rec.photo.equipment.digital.slr-system


    --
    "In 1964 Barry Goldwater declared: 'Elect me president, and I
    will bomb the cities of Vietnam, defoliate the jungles, herd the
    population into concentration camps and turn the country into a
    wasteland.' But Lyndon Johnson said: 'No! No! No! Don't you dare do
    that. Let ME do it.'"

    - Characterization (paraphrased) of the 1964 Goldwater/Johnson
    presidential race by Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost
    Authority".
     
    David Nebenzahl, Aug 15, 2008
    #15
  16. Dave

    D-Mac Guest

    Dave...
    The fastest card will still not work as fast as a D3 is capable of
    writing. You might not discover the real value of an ultra fast card
    until you discover your buffer is full and you just missed that once in
    a lifetime shot.

    As a general rule of thumb... Always buy the fastest flash cards. Lexar
    are excellent cards as are a lesser known brand "kingston". If you are
    going to buy Sandisk, just make sure the product you buy is a legitimate
    one and not a pirate.

    Kingston have a quick lookup on their web site to verify their cards. I
    presume Sandisk do too or at least should do.

    My own personal preference is for smaller cards (4 gig) which helps me
    feel a degree of comfort in the knowledge that if one fails, I have
    stuff on other cards. That hasn't happened in 4 years of using them!
     
    D-Mac, Aug 15, 2008
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  17. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Is SanDisk any worst than Kingston or Lexar - leaving aside for one
    minute any clones?

    I will later today compare the write speed of the two cards I have - one
    a SanDisk Extreame IV and the other a Lexar 300x Professional. I believe
    the SanDisk is sometimes referred to as 266x, so it might be a bit
    slower than the 300x Lexar. But measuring it in the D3 would be the most
    accurate benchmark for me.

    Looking on Amazon UK, which is normally a pretty decent place to buy
    things, I find

    8 GB 300x Lexar = £77
    8 GB 266x Kingston = £78
    8 GB 266x SanDisk Extreme IV = £60.

    I can see the logic of that.

    I do however feel the most likely time to damage/lose these things is
    moving them in/out of cameras. I quite like the 'backup' feature on the
    Nikon D3, where it writes the same data to both cards.
     
    Dave, Aug 15, 2008
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  18. Dave

    Böwser Guest

    Asshole
     
    Böwser, Aug 15, 2008
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  19. Dave

    Chris H Guest

    The D3 IS a 35mm format camera.
     
    Chris H, Aug 15, 2008
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  20. Dave

    Chris H Guest

    It is a 35mm format digital camera. Hence the posting to
    rec.photo.equipment.35mm

    It is not rec.photo.equipment.35mm.film
     
    Chris H, Aug 15, 2008
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