Which speed card for D7100?

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Thomas Milner
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Which speed card for D7100?
Apr 25, 2013

in the market to purchase some sd cards for my D7100 before a trip to England .

I don't shoot in bursts normally. My subjects are typically landscapes and travel city shots.  Occasionally I will bracket 5 shots for HDR work.  i also may occasionally film short sequences, but not very long takes.

Based upon type of shooting , what speed cards do I need?

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In reply to Thomas Milner, Apr 25, 2013

Hi Thomas,

As far as I can see the card write speed is only important when you are firing bursts.

I got the 95M/s cards because the cost of them will probably be spread across the life of the camera, so really its not a big deal.

With the new cards I can fill the buffer with a burst and it will clear in a second or two.  I tried the old 2G SD cards out of my D50 and it took nearly a minute to clear !

I don't think write speed is an issue for video although that's just from what I have heard. I haven't got around to trying video on mine yet.

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In reply to Thomas Milner, Apr 25, 2013

Thomas Milner wrote:

in the market to purchase some sd cards for my D7100 before a trip to England .

I don't shoot in bursts normally. My subjects are typically landscapes and travel city shots.  Occasionally I will bracket 5 shots for HDR work.  i also may occasionally film short sequences, but not very long takes.

Based upon type of shooting , what speed cards do I need?

Any good class 10 card or faster will serve your purposes well.

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In reply to Mako2011, Apr 25, 2013

thanks for the advice.  I'll go for the class 10 cards.

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Thomas Milner wrote:

thanks for the advice.  I'll go for the class 10 cards.

Good choice, but no need to buy the most expensive/fastest ones.

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Thomas Milner wrote:

in the market to purchase some sd cards for my D7100 before a trip to England .

I don't shoot in bursts normally. My subjects are typically landscapes and travel city shots.  Occasionally I will bracket 5 shots for HDR work.  i also may occasionally film short sequences, but not very long takes.

Based upon type of shooting , what speed cards do I need?

For videoing and just general shooting the 30mb/s cards will be about okay.  If you head anywhere where you will want to do bursts 45mb/s or 95mb/s will be better for write speed.  Be sure to take a few smaller cards rather than one large one just incase one becomes misplaced.  It happens!

Have a great time, the weather is just picking up over here!

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In reply to Thomas Milner, Apr 25, 2013

Thomas Milner wrote:

in the market to purchase some sd cards for my D7100 before a trip to England .

I don't shoot in bursts normally. My subjects are typically landscapes and travel city shots.  Occasionally I will bracket 5 shots for HDR work.  i also may occasionally film short sequences, but not very long takes.

Based upon type of shooting , what speed cards do I need?

I use class 10 45mb/s cards, sandisk in particular and get 5 images before a slow down On D7100. Had asked question and people using 95 mb/s claim 7 images before a slowdown,  Suggest you get class 10 45 mb/s cards to get your HDR burst. The 95s are still a bit expensive, Make sure the brand is good, mine are 32 gb and say they can hold 594 images of 14 bit RAW. Have fun in England.

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In reply to six34sigma, Apr 25, 2013

One more item 30,s may give you similar 5 shot burst or may not. Somebody should give you brand before you struggle in England.

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trespassing wrote:

Thomas Milner wrote:

in the market to purchase some sd cards for my D7100 before a trip to England .

I don't shoot in bursts normally. My subjects are typically landscapes and travel city shots.  Occasionally I will bracket 5 shots for HDR work.  i also may occasionally film short sequences, but not very long takes.

Based upon type of shooting , what speed cards do I need?

For videoing and just general shooting the 30mb/s cards will be about okay.  If you head anywhere where you will want to do bursts 45mb/s or 95mb/s will be better for write speed.  Be sure to take a few smaller cards rather than one large one just incase one becomes misplaced.  It happens!

Have a great time, the weather is just picking up over here!

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Oh, one more thing.  Make sure you have than you need - decent cards here on the high street will set you back twice or three times as much as the US price

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