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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1795 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love CF cards

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    ProPhotog
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    This card is wonderful. Read/write speeds are great, and I shoot in RAW format and JPG for each shot, so that slows down the process quite a bit. Even so, I don't ever remember hitting the buffer overload point. As a portrait, commercial and wedding photographer, I almost always shoot as a sniper, and shoot in single shot mode. If I were to use "continuous" setting, and a "spray and pray" approach, I might max out the buffer, requiring me to stop shooting temporarily. This card works great for me, and my style of image creation. Filling a 32 GB card is no easy task, so I can shoot an enticement assignment without changing cards. I remember the days of using those "huge" 256MB and 512MB CF cards. Wow! Times have changed, and prices on cards have come way down. An aside... I know, the SD card is pretty much the card of preference for camera makers these days. SD cards are certainly smaller, lighter, and their read/write speeds are great. However, they are more susceptible to physical damage, and a whole lot easier to lose due to their small size. If one accidentally falls to the ground, you won't hear those hundreds of images hit the floor. Oh, well. I love my Nikon D700's, as their file size is perfectly fine for the vast majority of my professional photography assignments. Low light capabilities are great as well (but not able to shoot extreme low light). And, it is one of the last great cameras to use CF cards. CF cards are going the way of ZIP drives and 8-track tapes. However, if you still have a camera that uses a CF card, this one will fit nicely in the CF card slot, and your budget. ** Remember kids, a better camera won't make you a better photographer. To become a better photographer, become a better photographer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    beware

    Posted
    snoozzinsuz
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    I bought this because there weren't any of the normal 16gb Extreme cards anywhere in a 100 mile radius. I shot with it on Saturday uploaded the pictures to LR on my Mac and when I put the card back in the camera it said no images on card. Recovered them with a recovery program and chalked it up to user error (although I felt sure I hadn't done anything). Shot with it again Sunday and the first 45 minutes of my photoshoot were not visible (again were salvaged with recovery program). I call Sandisk help-- they have been GREAT. paid for me to ship the card back and were replacing it with a 32gb Pro card b/c they were out of stock of the older Extreme cards and I didn't want one of the "new" cards again. They later called back and rerouted my return because they had since had more calls about this specific card failing. Once they received the card an analyst called to know exactly what happened, firmware of camera, OS of computer so they can try to recreate. Waiting to hear the results but beware-- there are issues with this card. They know and are working on it but it's been quite the headache. Used on a Mark 5D MarkIII

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid CF card

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    BigDawgD
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    I was in a bind and needed a CF card for my Canon DSLR (was on vacation). There was a Best Buy near where we were and so I scoured the selection of CF cards that were physically available at this retail location. At first the reviews about lost pictures concerned me, but I had no choice. After purchasing and coming home, I inserted this CF card into my Canon and snapped a bunch of pictures... FYI, in burst mode on my 5d MarkII, it had no problem recording in RAW format. Anyhow, I then immediately tried to download the pictures off the card, and had 100% success. Just to prove it once again, I put the CF card back in the camera, erased all the pictures and fired another bunch of photos, downloaded and still 100% success. At this point, I felt confident that I'd not experience the challenges/failures that other reviewers noted about their particular CF card. 2 months and about 500 pictures later, still no issue. I've never had an issue with any of my SanDisk CF cards, so just assuming a particular / earlier batch of these 32GB'ers were just a bad bunch?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MEMORY out the WAAZOO

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    CurtPorsche944
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    This is more than rocket science; how this baby does this, I don't know; but this little memory card is so reasonably priced and out performs every other type of card I have purchased, that I would buy more of them if I needed more right now. Fast, reliable, no lag, and don't worry about our environment messing it up....just keep it out of the microwave and your camera or other suitable device is gonna love this baby. It is like inviting the wicked witch of he west to your dinner party and Judy Garland shows up instead...this unit is much more than what you pay for. Solid build quality and superb design, its a Porsche, not a FIAT....push it hard and fast and see just how reliable this grunt of a memory card is. I wouldn't want it any other way. I use it in a Canon camera for high speed photography and it's the workhorse you need...not one single complaint from me....except maybe the packaging makes it difficult to get open....all those loss prevention things...other than that, I am sure all reasonable people would love this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Card by SanDisk

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    jmknbsc
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    I just finished a review of a SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDXC UHS-1 card, & this SanDisk Extreme 32GB Compact Flash card performed just as flawlessly in my Canon 7D Mk II for thousands of photos while on an extended road trip, that I called our Great American Road Trip. 5,500 miles & shooting photos all the way. Raw, on the CF card & JPGs on the SD, a great combination. Not only do these cards keep up with the fast shooting capability of the 7D Mk II, they also upload really fast when used with a USB 3 card reader. A major concern when you are trying to upload a lot of large photo files. I bought these cards while on the road, just to be sure to have enough capacity. To give you some idea of the capacity of these cards, I did in fact use more than one 32GB CF card because of the size of the Raw files, & they were "only" 32GB, I didn't even use 1/2 of the 64GB SD card. I later learned that I had managed to buy both of these cards at a really good price. While I use SanDisk cards exclusively, this made them a win-win that's hard to beat. Capt_Jim

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Moments Lost Forever

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    Cyrano
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    I purchased this disk as a backup to another disk I was using for my Canon 7D. When I first inserted it into my camera, the camera didn't recognize the card but I figured it was just a fluke. I took it out and reinserted it and it seemed to work fine. I took several test shots, no problem. I went on a weekend trip and took many photos of the places we visited. When I returned home, I removed the disk and inserted it into my computer in order to back up the photos. This time the disk was not recognized by my computer. I removed the disk and reinserted it. This time an error message came up on my computer asking me if I wanted to recover the data on the disk. What?? I chose 'yes' and then I received a message that said there was no data on the disk. Nothing. Gone. No pictures or video. I ejected the disk, and put it back in my camera, thinking that maybe my computer was messed up. The disk wasn't recognized by my camera. After reinserting it again, the camera also showed a completely blank disk. Very, very disappointing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my needs

    Posted
    nickcal
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    I have the 128GB version of this card but felt I would need more storage while on my trip so my wife picked up this 32gb card for me. It's the same card as the bigger one I already owned just smaller size. I love SanDisk CF cards. I use the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV for all my photo and video projects and I've never had any issues with these types of cards. My one complaint is that the store does not carry the bigger cards unless you order online. I, however, waited until the last minute so I'm grateful Robyn was able to find a 32GB. A word to the wise, always take spare cards when going on a week-long shoot. As for as speed goes, this is the fastest card available for the 5D Mark IV. My experience with these cards is they hold up very well. I have no complaints and would recommend them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Lost over 300 pictures from my family vaction

    Posted
    NOLAChris

    Used with my Canon 7D. The card failed on 2nd use and I lost over 300 pictures from the first 2 days of my family vacation. I have not used it since. Same issues as listed by other reviewers. I took pictures and viewed them on th camera, no problem. At the end of the day, I went back to view and only about 8 pictures were on the card, all taken at different times of the day and in no particular order. There were about 5 other files that were picture but would not display. I have owned over 20 SanDisk cards over the years and never had a problem but if you read through other reviews, there is obviously an issue with this card. I am very disappointed SanDisk has not pulled it from the shelves. As a result I have lost 2 days of vacation memories with my family that I can't get back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy This Card

    Posted
    nikemomx2
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    Do not buy this card if you plan to use in a DSLR. I purchased this card yesterday and went out and did a family shoot. Came home to import photos and was only able to import 43 out of 413. Before the import I could see on my camera after the import all of the images showed an icon that said cannot play image?. After researching I found this card has issues and bad reviews on every website I checked. Save yourself the hassle and buy the 16GB. Very disappointed at SanDisk and I hope that BestBuy will do some research of there own on this product before more people lose precious memories with these cards.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Reliable Photo storage

    Posted
    2thecor
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    My 64 card wasn’t full yet but it was becoming too time consuming to upload new photos to my computer and have to wait for a few thousand previously uploaded photos to become visible on my computer screen before showing and being able to upload the new shots. It is easier for me to start a new card. The first time I uploaded the first batch taken on this new card it was a little glitchy and read message error as if my computer was unable to read the card, this worked itself out after switching the camera off and back on, so it’s fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Got a HD drone, replace the stand card.

    Posted
    Newbie
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    2.7K camera video really eats up a standard equipment memory card in my drone which I found out the hard way, I got the action shot and thought I would go high and and get a panorama shot of the city while I was up. The small memory card luckily ran out in a perfect spot in the shot and all the extra footage I wanted never recorded at all. Flight time vs batt life of the drone with two extra batteries made this the perfect storage size for my extreme days which I may never exceed but it is just right. Just get a bigger card because you might miss your shot not thinking about how big your card is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Studio Work

    Posted
    Debs
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    I bought the Sandisk Extreme 32 GB CF card at Best Buy because it was the only CF card available. Must of my CF cards are a slower speed because I usually do portrait work. But I went ahead and got the 120mb/sec because I was going to shoot a racquetball tournament for a friend. It couldn't process fast enough, so I did have a few files that were darker on one side. For the speed of the card, I wouldn't buy it again for $50. But as for the capacity, I feel the price is fair. But normally, I don't buy cards with this large of a capacity, because I worry about losing it or have it corrupted and losing all of the images. Good card, but not for fast shooting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Card, Lots of Photos

    Posted
    Zonker56Tn
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    I've been a photographer for over 25 years now. I joined the digital photographic world back in 2003. I have always trusted SanDisk to capture and store my images from day one. I have never had one of their cards fail me. I still have the first one I bought back in 03, a whopping 128Mbs. and sizes ranging now up to my new 32Gbs. I've used a number of formats including the CF, SD, Mini and Micro SD's. All still work great, of course I could fill my first card with just a very few images now with the camera shoot, but it's great for transferring photos to be printed on my 4x6 printer. Want the best, buy the best, buy SanDisk!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Reads and writes pretty quickly

    Posted
    JimBowen0306
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    I'm not the most profoundly gifted photographer in the world, but I'm solid enough, and find that the photos are written to, and removed from, the card quickly enough for my living, with no seeming issues, when I edit them later. My one grumble would be that when I boot up my camera now, it seems to be a little slow, when it comes to the time from flicking the on/off switch to taking that first picture. I don't know if that has anything to do with the card, but I've noticed it all the same.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    SanDisk is usually good...

    Posted
    tayleraubin
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    I've been using SanDisk items for about 10 years now and never have had a problem with anything from them. Bought this just to have a bigger card and eliminate card switching. Used it once and the first time it was producing lines in the photos. It wasn't every photo but enough of them to be a problem. I tried other cameras (7D, 5Dmk2, 1Dmk4) and the card was still producing lines. I tried multiple card readers, still had the lines. I hate to leave a bad review and this is not one. Currently waiting with the RMA process through SanDisk. or maybe this why they are so cheap?....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't beat the price/performance

    Posted
    OldSchoolTechie
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    I purchased this CF card for an older Canon Rebel XTi since I really don't like to erase or download photos unless it's absolutely necessary. Memory is so cheap these days it's hardly worth the time to erase or reformat a memory card any more. SanDisk is one of the few remaining reliable CF Card manufacturers I still trust with my photography needs. Another interesting fact is that less than 2 years ago I paid the same price for an 8GB card. You really can't go wrong with this brand. My suggestion is get these while you still can.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A necessity for high megapixel camera.

    Posted
    TexizBoy
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    I shoot RAW with a D810, my file sizes come in around 30-40mb. In this day and age with USB 3.0 thumb drives and external SSD devices for portable storage, high-speed data connections reaching 140 mbps, 30-40 mb downloads/saves in the blink of an eye. Well if you actually stopped and paid attention you'd notice it takes a few blinks of the eye and in those blinks you could have missed the shot. These cards take away write delay excuse away. As long as you have the fastest SD card in the slot as well you can write RAW to both cards pretty fast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fast, but with some issues

    Posted
    GeorgeW
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    Out of five I've purchased, I've replaced one after multiple failures and may have to replace a second. SanDisk is very good about replacing faulty products, the hard part is what is lost as the result of a fault. The card that was replaced failed completely with all photos lost. The newest issue had all photos up to a point in time disappear and the camera start recording again where the card that was replaced couldn't record again until the card was reformatted. I would suggest looking at the Extreme Pro as an alternative.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect product for a Pro

    Posted
    AgaLaMagica
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    I got this card recently when preparing for a weeding season. I only shoot with RAW setting and this card has enough space to last me about 4 h. I don't have to carry more then 2 cards and I'm certain I have enough memory to cover up to 10h of shooting. I also use these cards when shooting long exposure artistic images. My long exposure shots can take up a lot of space, since I like to photograph at night and with very little natural light. This card really serves its purpose. I bought it when it was on sale and I'm very happy with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    CF 32GB card review

    Posted
    ExternalPower
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    The SanDisk 32GB card is a very durable and fast card. I have owned several and use them in my Canon DLSRs to shoot RAW and Jpeg images as well as video.mov files. That write fast and download fast. Good buy for the money, extremely reliable, but don't forget them your pockets as they will not work after being washed.

    I would recommend this to a friend