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Delkin’s New 64GB 700X CompactFlash Pro UDMA Enabled Cards by Artie Morris, 05-30-12
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“Darn. I left my new cards on the desk in the motel room. Bummer. But I have some of my older Delkin 32gb 450X cards, the red, white, and blue ones, the ones with the paint completely worn off them” I said to Denise Ippolito as we gathered our gear and prepared to head down the hills to the cliffs where we had photographed several Western Gulls on nests when arrived in San Diego almost a week ago.
We were just getting ready to leave for Torrey Pines State Reserve to try for Peregrine Falcons in flight when Denise called softly to me, “Artie.” I glanced to my right and saw that the two adult gulls at the end of the cliff were getting ready to mate. I hustled over and we both began to make images rapidly as the pre-copulatory stand turned into the real thing. Though I rarely hold the hammer down this situation called for making lots of images in a short time. It would be better to try and make as many images as possible than to pick and choose so I held the shutter button down. Problem. The buffer filled quickly and I kept having to wait for it to clear. Denise on the other hand kept blasting away nonstop…. It was then that I realized that I had one of the older 450X Delkin cards in my camera while she had one of Delkin’s new 64GB 700X CompactFlash Pro UDMA enabled cards in her 5D Mark III.
When I first got my 5DIII I had had lots of problems with the buffer filling even when I was not rapid-firing. Until I got my hands on one of Delkin’s 700 cards. Since then it had been smooth sailing even when I held the shutter button down. When the dust cleared Denise told me that she was amazed that she had not filled the buffer even though she had taken more than 200 images in just a few minutes. And with the new cards downloading the images with Downloader Pro and Delkin’s Express Card 54 reader in the PCMCIA slot was super-fast as well.
Right after I got my two 64GB 700X CompactFlash Pro UDMA enabled cards I became confused when I saw that Delkin had released a series of new 1000X CompactFlash UDMA 7 enabled cards that were roughly $60 to $90 more expensive than the 700X cards. A quick call to Alan Parry, my main man at Delkin, revealed that the 1000X cards were overkill for even the fastest digital cameras with the largest image files; the 1000X cards are designed for folks shooting serious video.
As you can see below Delkin flash cards are dependable! I look forward to wearing the paint off my two new 64GB 700X CompactFlash Pro cards. If you own or will be purchasing a Canon EOS-5D Mark III, will be the first on your block with a 1DX, or own one of the newer faster cameras with large image files you can get yourself some of the new Delkin700X CompactFlash Pro UDMA enabled cards here. We carry them in the 16, 32, and 64MB sizes. If you are doing serious video we can have the 1000X cards on their way to you same day. They come in 16, 32, 64, and 128MB sizes. As for the “I don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket” way of thinking, most flash cards are lost when you are changing cards. It is a lot easier to keep track of one card than to keep track of multiple cards. And in 11 years of digital photography all with Delkin flash cards I have never lost a single image to card failure.