Ultra II or Extreme III?

Started May 9, 2006 | Discussions thread
Sam Carleton
Sam Carleton Senior Member • Posts: 1,984
Re: Ultra II or Extreme III?

It is my understanding that there are two other advantages to the Extreme III:

1: if you have a fast card reader, the download times (I need a faster USB port on my computer)

2: It is my impression that the cards are of higher quality and less likely to fail on you.

On their web site they say the following about the Extreme III:

  • Ideal for demanding photo shoots under severe weather conditions – heat, cold, wind, rain, snow, etc.

  • Built to perform in the most extreme environments and temperatures – from

-13º F to 185º F, -25º C to 85º C

  • Min 18MB/second** sequential read and write

  • Durable, reliable and thoroughly tested – temperature tested (heat and cold); shock and vibration tested

They say nothing of the kind for the Ultra II. As far as I am concerned, with a camera like the D200 (or my D2H) spending a few extra dollars to get the best memory card to ensure I get the image home is money will spent.

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