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Old 02-08-2006   #1
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Default 4 GB compactflash cards

There appears to have been a drastic price drop for these cards, in the neighborhood of 50%, with top cards selling for $189 or so.

Stock is low currently, but still: worth watching.

http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_a...ash&rd=1&skd=1

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Default Re: 4 GB compactflash cards

The question becomes what do you do with your old compactflash cards as time rolls on? I have 256MB cards hanging around. They're practically worthless on ebay. I'm sure at one time they went for $400 a pop.
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Default Re: 4 GB compactflash cards

The only thing that makes me a little nervous about a 4BG card is that if you put an entire shoot on it, and the card gets corrupted, you've lost everything! I feel a little safer having the job spread around on 4 or 5 1 GB cards. I have not actually had a problem with a CF card before, however. Maybe my worry comes from my old 1 GB microdrive which was far more delicate.
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Default Re: 4 GB compactflash cards

I've never had problems with a CF card, either. I'll accept the risk over the inconvenience of having to swap cards -- always, of course, right when you don't want to.
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Default Re: 4 GB compactflash cards

I would rather not have to swap cards any more than I have to when shooting as well. Especially since I shoot in raw and even my 1 gig cards don't get a lot of images on them anymore. So I wouldn't mind getting a 4 gig card.

What I do with the smaller CF cards is use them in the USB thumb drives. I have a couple that have a slot that I can use a CF card with rather than having the disk space built into it.

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Recent prices for in-stock Sandisk:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...x=8&Submit.y=7
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What I do with the smaller CF cards is use them in the USB thumb drives. I have a couple that have a slot that I can use a CF card with rather than having the disk space built into it.

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Can you give me some names or links to these drives?
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Default Re: 4 GB compactflash cards

I use old CF card in my Card Reader, connected to the computer with a USB. Any card reader should work. I don't know of a thumb drive that does this...

I have TWO cards crap out on me. Both og them just died, and had to be replaced. Both times a MicroDrive saved me. One of the CF cards died after I took three shots inot a double header softball tourney game. Hello MicroDrive
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Default Re: 4 GB compactflash cards

The one I have is round with a CF slot in it. I got it free with the one Lexar 512 meg card that I bought. Here are some examples of others. The last one is closer to what mine looks like but mine has a little USB pig tail that comes out one end. I used it quit a bit to transfer data, files and drivers from my computer to the workstations where I work. Then I bought a couple of 1 gig thumbnail drives so mine wasn't tied up all the time.


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