Monday, August 6, 2012

Nikon D800e Recommended CF Cards On Sale!!

I was just shopping for a new compact flash card for the Nikon D800e and stumbled across some great Lexar savings on Amazon (SAVINGS  END TOMORROW -  7 AUGUST)

[UPDATE: B&H SEEM TO HAVE EXTENDED THE SAME SAVINGS FOR ANOTHER DAY - LINKS BELOW 

I have shifted to the blazingly fast 400x Lexar cards with the D800 as I find they offer the very best performance value per dollar spent.  Sandisk is the other brand that I have had great performance from, but they seem to be pricier than Lexar at present - especially with current 35%-65% saving off my recommended cards.

The D800's monster files really clog up the buffer if you are not using a high speed card  - my D800e arrived with an 8GB 400x Lexar CF and I have been really impressed by it's performance - both in the camera and during downloads using a Lexar Firewire CF Reader .

If you are planning to buy the Nikon D800 or waiting for your D800e you should grab a couple of these TODAY - it is hard to visualise how quickly you will chew up and spit out card space until you start shooting 36mp files for real.

Personally, I think 16GB is the minimum card size for serious shooting on the D800 and I  moved up to a 32GB pair last month and find it to be good for a couple of days in the field. Here are my recommended sets (I shoot to CF and backup to SD) - The 16GB sets are extraordinarily cheap!!

AMAZON:

32GB LEXAR SET
  Lexar 32 GB 400x Compact Flash Card ($129.88 save 35%) 
  Lexar Professional 600x 32 GB SDHC ($69.95 save 49%)

  32GB LEXAR SET
  Lexar 32 GB 400x Compact Flash Card ($129.88 save 35%)
  Lexar Professional 600x 32 GB SDHC ($69.95 save 49%)

  16GB LEXAR SET
  Lexar 16 GB 400x Compact Flash Card ($49.95 - save 63%)
  Lexar Professional 400x 16 GB SDHC Card ($19.95 save 71%)

B&H:

I have also included the 1000x Lexar cards - absurdly fast and crazy cheap!


Don't dither - these savings won't last!

 Cheers - Todd



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