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16 GB Compact Flash Cards in D300

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by Snapshooter, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Has anyone used the Kingston 16GB in the D300 or the D700?
  2. adrianaitken

    adrianaitken Guest

    Nope but I've used a Sandisk 16Gb in my D2hs
  3. Haven't used the Kingston, but use a 16Gb Samsung 150x in my D300 and it works great... ;o))
  4. Bear78


    Jul 26, 2008
    Just a thought, I was a believer in big GB memory cards till I lost 1600+ photo's. Don't know what happened between my camera and the card reader but they were all gone. Card was a Sandisk 16GB

    Now the biggest I'll carry is 4GB. I even ordered some 2GB's

    It's better to change memory cards more often then to lose a ton of photo's.

    Just my .02
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  5. I have an 8 gb card that I have never used because I was afraid of loosing so many photos at once. The most I will use right now is 4. Don't trust myself.
  6. mdirvin


    Jan 30, 2007
    East TN
    I am just the opposite. I had 4 Gig cards and lost one with all my images on it. Now I use 8 gig cards, one of which usually holds my days shooting. I figure the safest place for the card is in my camera. Having many laying around is courting disaster IMHO.

  7. William

    William Guest

    I typically use an 8GB SanDisk for the RAW/slot 1 on my D3, a 4 or 8 GB card for its second slot, and a 4 or 8 GB card for my D300.

    I find that when shooting sports and PJ especially, it's very reassuring to know that I can get well over 1000 JPEG's without switching cards if I need them.

    For studio and landscape, same idea shooting RAW; it's certainly not like film, when I used to always had that thought in the back of my mind about how many frames were left before I needed to pop the back.

    So far, in shooting digital for over 5 years I've never lost a shot because of card failure.
  8. Dawgneck


    Apr 25, 2007
    So Cal

    I took two 16gb Sandisks on a 2-week trip to Africa and filled both cards completely.

    Swapping 2, 4 or 8GB cards would have been a hassle, and I'm positive I would have lost one, just like I lost my gel pack and a lens cap.

    BTW, I have not run into a single problem with the Sandisk 16 GB III, but they are not as fast as the IV.
  9. StephanieHelen


    Jun 9, 2006
    Thinking of getting a couple of 16gb (on sale for about $95 after rebate at B&H, Calumet).

    I am so pleased there's a backup slot on the D3, makes me comfortable that in the event that one fails, there's a backup, though I have not had a card failure.
  10. I personally don't like Kingston. I haven't had the best of luck with that brand (granted it has been a couple years at least so...) In my D200 I have an 8gb PNY. However the Kingston don't look like a bad card and seems to have a pretty good write speed. I will have to watch this thread and see if you like it. Because if you do, I will get one. Lol.

    And i have never had a problem with losing pictures due to card failure. I have had cards from Lexar, PNY, and SanDisk. Never a problem for me. It seems like some people have though...
  11. I'm considering the 16GB Card as an alternative to 2-8 GB Lexar cards because of the price. I have been using 4 and 8 GB Lexar Cards for years and not had any problems with data or lost any of them, but have not used the Kingston ones.
  12. TDSapp


    Dec 13, 2007
    Dallas Texas
    I have only had one failure with a card and it was a PNY 2Gb card. I will never shoot PNY now. Every card I have now is SanDisk and I have never had problems with them.

    On another note... does anyone on here have any experience with BuyDig.Com? They have the SanDisk E-III 16 Gb cards retailing for 160.00 with the SanDisk rebates. ($90 back for 1 card, $190 back for 2, and $300 back for 3 cards.) That puts puts it at $70.00 for a 16Gb card if you just buy one. I am looking at getting a couple of the cards and that moves the price down to $65 each.

    Sounds like a good deal of BuyDig is a good company to work with.

  13. Dawgneck


    Apr 25, 2007
    So Cal
    No experience with BuyDig.com, but wow, that's a good deal.

    I wonder if Sandisk is about to release a 16gb IV?
  14. Kqw1208

    Kqw1208 Guest

    I believe the 16 gig IV's are available. Check B&H....
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 9, 2008
  15. Dawgneck


    Apr 25, 2007
    So Cal
    You're right.

    Sandisk lists it for $399.

    Now, that is one monster of a card.
  16. I buy a lot of things from BuyDig or there sister store Beach cam . I have had very good luck with them and up to now I have saved the NYS tax.I do not know if they changed like all the BIG .com's which do charge NYS tax.
    I got 3 8 gig Sandisk cards from them and i got the Sandisk rebate debit card in 4 weeks
  17. transcend's 16-s work very well and much less expensive
  18. digitalzed


    May 14, 2006
    N. Cal
    Order from buydig with confidence. I've used them for almost 8 years now. In fact, I just ordered the 16 gb Sandisk card from them for my D300.
  19. sasdallas


    Jul 22, 2008
    I used two 16 gig Sandisk Extreme III's in two D300's for a four day shoot. Blew threw 5950 files total without a hitch. I would say 2/3 of those were from those two cameras/two cards with the other 1/3 being a D3 with SE III 8 gig cards.

    No problems. No worries. Smooth and fast.

  20. Dawgneck


    Apr 25, 2007
    So Cal
    Does the D3 write to the 16gb III Sandisk faster than the D300?
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