Card performance help, d610

Started May 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
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jkjond Veteran Member • Posts: 8,657
Card performance help, d610

Loving the d610 other than card performance.

Coming from a d700 with no problems using Kingston 16 gig, 166x cards and lexar 8 gig, 8x cards I didn't think too hard about card performance at all. I was given a Sandisk ultra II 2 gig, 15mb/s (no class marking) card from the shop which didn't raise any probs when I tried it out. So I bought a set of sandisk ultra 16 gig and 64 gig. These are class 10 and rated at 30mb/s so I expected them to be up to the job. But they aren't.

My side by side comparison was for a full burst then finger held down until 20 shots are complete, then total time until the green light goes out and the buffer is clear.

ultra 64 gig
Burst = 2 seconds
20 shots = 20 seconds 
Clears  = 66 second

ultra II, 2 gig 
Burst = 2 seconds
20 shots = 11 seconds
butter clear = 39 seconds

The other prob is the LCD review, I haven't experienced delay with the small card, but the large ones are quite hit and miss, taking way too long when I need it to be quick!

I don't know if I've got rip-off cards through amazon or whether this is all I can expect and need to spend serious money on faster cards?

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Wedding and fine art photographer based in the Lake District, UK

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