Sandisk SD Vs Sandisk SD Ultra II ?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Caveat Lector, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Getting ready for my Pentax *IST DS purchase and wonder what is the
    difference between these two cards?
    Any preference and why ?

    Sandisk ULTRA II 512mb Secure Digital (SD) Card ~ $65

    SanDisk 512MB Secure Digital Card ~ $50
    Caveat Lector, Mar 28, 2005
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    ian lincoln Guest

    It comes down to write speeds. With something like the nikon d70 you can
    shoot a frame every second for 23 seconds or more because the camera can
    write to the card that fast. As for the eos 20D and 350D i don't know.
    With a 300D the camera has no performance increase from using a faster card.
    So basically how big is the frame buffer on a pentax ist ds. That is how
    shots can you take before you have to wait for the camera to write the
    images to the card.
    ian lincoln, Mar 28, 2005
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  3. Ah very good -- exactly what I was looking for.
    Thank you kindly
    I will opt for the slower card as my photography shots won't require a fast
    write speed.
    Caveat Lector, Mar 28, 2005
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    Paul Bielec Guest

    I remember seeing a table of different card types used on a 300D. There
    was a difference between using a fast or a slow card.
    Now, I'm actually curious and I'd try to run a test tonight.
    I have a standard Sandisk, an Ultra II and an Extreme.
    Paul Bielec, Mar 28, 2005
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    bmoag Guest

    If cameras have very slow write speeds then the speed of the card makes
    little difference: the Sony 828 writes very slowly to any kind of card. Poor
    internal camera buffer.
    The D70 writes very rapidly to any kind of card: so unless you need to
    repeadtedly reel off multiple exposure bursts it hardly matters what speed
    card you use. Great internal camera buffer.
    bmoag, Mar 29, 2005
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