D80: memory card..

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by maya, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. maya

    maya Guest

    hi,

    I just purchased this card for my Nikon D80..
    http://www.sandisk.com/Products/Ite..._Ultra_II_SDHC_4GB_High_Performance_Card.aspx
    is it ok?? I know it's ok for Nikon D80, just making sure I purchased
    the best 4GB card I could purchase; not many choices @ Circuity City
    (have to purchase there, locally, b/c am traveling abroad in 2 days and
    b/c have credit there....;)

    b/c I see at SanDisk they also have this one,
    http://www.sandisk.com/Products/Item(2348)-SDSDRX3-4096-901-SanDisk_Extreme_III_SDHC_4GB.aspx
    would it be better?

    (not sure if they have 2nd one at Circuit City..... but well, just
    making sure card I purchased is ok...)

    thank you..
     
    maya, Dec 18, 2007
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    Frank Arthur Guest

     
    Frank Arthur, Dec 18, 2007
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  3. maya

    Frank Arthur Guest

    The Extreme three is extremely faster than Ultra II but unlikely to
    find one at
    Circuit City. I am sure you would find it at B&H Photo.
    You can use the Ultra II- in fact you have little choice since you
    didn't allow enough time to
    research the subject.
     
    Frank Arthur, Dec 18, 2007
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    me Guest

    You don't say by what you mean "best".
    http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=6007-8531
     
    me, Dec 18, 2007
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  5. maya

    Not4wood Guest

    OK, how bout can the D80 use the Ultra III since its newer?? When I bought
    my newest 2GB card I also saw the Ultra III in a 4GB and I wanted to get it
    since it was a good price but I was afraid my D80 wouldn't be able to handle
    it.

    I have the Ultra II in 2GB and it works fine, but I see no change in speed
    compared to the regular SD 2GB card. My 4GB is also a regular SD.

    Not4wood
     
    Not4wood, Dec 19, 2007
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  6. maya

    Not4wood Guest

    Sorry my mistake, my 4GB SD card is an Ultra II SDHC and it works fine, but
    its still not an Ultra III.

    Not4wood
     
    Not4wood, Dec 19, 2007
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  7. maya

    Pete D Guest

    I have an Ultra 2, 4Gb SDHC and it is not so fast, my 2Gb Extreme writes
    much faster.

    The Extreme 3 writes at about 12Mb Per sec and reads at around 16 Mb.

    The Ultra 2 only writes at about 5Mb Per sec but reads at over 10Mb. This is
    a type 4 card, the newer Extreme 3 4Gb SDHC card is a type 6 card I think
    and would be comparable in speed to the 2Gb Extreme 3 cards.

    In actual use in my K10D you will only see a difference if you are using a
    very high rate of shooting, with RAW it means I can shoot about 10
    continuous before I see any slowdown with the Ultra and about 13 with the
    extreme, shooting jpegs I have not noticed a difference.
     
    Pete D, Dec 19, 2007
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  8. maya

    maya Guest

    interesting.. only 4GB card listed here is Transcend 150X 4GB....
    no SanDisk 4GB... I can only make my purchase at Circuit City, since
    have credit there.. still trying to make up my mind whether to return
    this card or keep it (Circuit City does not have the Extreme III
    (although will stop by there at lunch and see..) neither does B&H (not
    acc. to their website at any rate..)

    however, it would not be a HUGE deal, if I return it, since have two 2GB
    cards, AND: recently purchased this really neat MP3 player, that with an
    adapter you can transfer photos to it directly from the memory, without
    going through a computer, this to me is priceless for when you're
    traveling
    (http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Crea...91039/catOid/-17363/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do)
    note it has 60GB!! :)

    thank you very much for your responses...
     
    maya, Dec 19, 2007
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    Alan Calan Guest

    Frank you are tough but you are correct. I was going to get mine from
    Amazon, where I ordered the D300 but I looked around and for $127 I
    got the 8gb Extreme III plus 50 free prints at costco.

    I was also going to get a strap from Amazon but thanks to Don I
    ordered it from Dell at 1/2 the price, $15.89 vs. $30.05.

    Alan
     
    Alan Calan, Dec 19, 2007
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  10. maya

    Not4wood Guest

    Interesting Maya;

    I saw a good price one day when I was just walking around one of the Staples
    near to where we live, and I have it in my hand as I am typing this. Blue,
    SD card 4GB SDHC with sliding lock on the left hand side.

    Funny, but there are four Staples within a lets say 7-8 mile radius and each
    one has a different price for certain items. I've learnt that if I want
    something specific I make sure to check out several of them to see which one
    is the cheapest.

    Not4wood
     
    Not4wood, Dec 19, 2007
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    Memory card speed is the card's performance with regard to how quickly
    data can be transferred to or from it. The card speed is often stated
    in -Times- ratings i.e. 12X, 40X etc (just as the speed of recordable
    CD's and DVD's is measured), and sometimes more specifically in
    megabytes per second (Mb/s). By today's measure, sub 20X represents a
    standard speed, 20X to 40X is mid-high speed and over 40X is high
    speed. The chart below shows the relationship between the two figures.

    8X = 1.2 Mb/sec
    12X = 1.8 Mb/sec
    20X = 3.0 Mb/sec
    25X = 3.8 Mb/sec
    30X = 4.5 Mb/sec
    40X = 6.0 Mb/sec
    60X = 9.0 Mb/sec
    66X = 10.0 Mb/sec
    80X = 12.0 Mb/sec
    90X = 15.0 Mb/sec
    133X = 20.0 Mb/sec
     
    Frank Arthur, Dec 19, 2007
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  12. maya

    Not4wood Guest

    As far as I know, the D80 can manage the 4GB SDHC card. Does anybody know
    if the D80 can handle anything larger then 4GB or even the Ultra III??

    I do understand the theory about not having all your eggs in one basket, but
    with todays technology as long as you turn off your camera before pulling
    the card there shouldn't be any problems with a larger then 4GB memory card
    or a faster card. I just don't know any facts for the D80.

    Thanks in advance.

    Not4wood
     
    Not4wood, Dec 20, 2007
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  13. maya

    Brent Geery Guest

    I use a 8GB SDHC in my D80. In theory, it should be good all the way
    to 32GB.
     
    Brent Geery, Dec 20, 2007
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  14. maya

    jean Guest

    Wow, saving $15 on a D300 I'm stunned!
     
    jean, Dec 21, 2007
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  15. maya

    Not4wood Guest

    I just read on a Nikon Site that as long as the camera (in our case the D80)
    can read the SDHC it can also handle the Ultra III. Also, I just saw on the
    same site that there is now a 16GB SDHC card but people have been
    complaining its a bit expensive and would rather go for 2 8GB cards instead.
    I don't know, shooting in Raw eats up memory big time and a large card like
    these sounds real interesting..

    An SD 8 or even a 16 GB card by the brand Transcend is supposed to have very
    fast write and read times but I've never seen it in my area. Has anybody
    seen these or even used them??

    Not4wood
     
    Not4wood, Dec 21, 2007
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  16. maya

    Pboud Guest

    Actually, saving 50% on a camera strap..

    I'd have to agree, you're stunned..
     
    Pboud, Dec 21, 2007
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  17. maya

    Brent Geery Guest

    An 8GB card will get you about 650 RAW shots. Plenty for full day of
    shooting. 16gb would be 1300 shots!

    When I went shopping for a 8GB SDHC card, I went with Transcend
    TS8GSDHC6 because I know they make quality cards. Just make sure you
    don't get a counterfeit (they are out there.) There is now a class 8
    (150X) card out there (17mb/s write vs. 7 mb/s for class 6.)

    Check out the following, for both class 6 and 8 cards
    http://www.buymemory.com/products/products.asp?Package=Flash#26
     
    Brent Geery, Dec 21, 2007
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