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Danny Grizzle
5D Mk II Memory Cards
on Feb 26, 2010 at 7:43:42 pm

I read somewhere there were memory card issues with the 5D Mk II.

What is the largest / fastest memory card that will work?

Specifically, is there a problem with the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro?


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Uli Plank
Re: 5D Mk II Memory Cards
on Feb 27, 2010 at 2:52:36 pm

Get UDMA cards, they don't cause any problems.

Director of the Institute of Media Research (IMF) at Braunschweig University of Arts


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Lance Bachelder
Re: 5D Mk II Memory Cards
on Feb 27, 2010 at 5:07:06 pm

We used 4 of the SanDisk Extreme 60MB/sec 16GB UDMA cards on our last shoot and we never had an issue in 4 weeks of shooting. Nice to have the faster cards when it's time to offload too.

Lance Bachelder
Southern California



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Robbie Carman
Re: 5D Mk II Memory Cards
on Feb 27, 2010 at 11:44:49 pm

My take is to take the middle ground especially if you'll also be using teh camera for photos as well.

I've had great success with the 32GB Transcend Compact Flash cards. True they're only 133x they are UDMA and I've never had the buffer warning or had any sort of problems. Those cards are only a 100bucks! Thats the good.

The bad with those cards is that 1. they don't transfer fast which sucks when you're in the field making archives. 2. If you're looking to get bang for the buck out of them and double for photos they're not great for burst modes.

I agree with Lance the 45-60MB/sec cards at the moment seem to be the sweet spot - plenty (actually way more then enough) for shooting video, great for still burst mode and fast transfers

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James Leaburn
Re: 5D Mk II Memory Cards
on Feb 28, 2010 at 8:52:54 am

I've got a couple of the 32gb Transend cards and never had a problem. Like Robbie says they are not the speediest to download but if you are on a tight budget they are great.

If in doubt scream and shout.


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