50D CF Card recommendation

Started Apr 11, 2009 | Discussions thread
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50D CF Card recommendation
Apr 11, 2009

OK.... just sold my 1000D and got a 50D. Nice Camera. But whoa... heavy. And it used up the battery and the 4GB CF in a hurry compared to my 1000D.

But here is the question after selling my youngest child to afford the camera I walked in to get a CF card expecting $20-40 for a fast 4GB card like I am used to on my sdhc cards. He recommended a CF card that was about $90 for my 50D. Yikes. I ended up with an extreme III (30mb/sec) card for about $60.

My question is what do I get out of those other cards? Longer burst duration, faster recovery from a burst, faster downloads?

I rarely do burst shooting and I am in no hurry to transfer data to my computer can I get by with a cheaper card?

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