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jeremyrh

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Which memory card for D850 ??
« on: January 07, 2018, 05:45:55 AM »

I am the proud owner of a new D850, which uses SD cards, of which I have many, and/or XQD cards, of which I have none.  I am wondering if, next time I buy a card, I should just buy another SD card, or buy an XQD ? 

The advantage of buying an XQD is that I could use both slots of the camera
The advantage of buying an SD is that I could use it in other cameras

The prices seem about the same at comparable capacitities and speeds.

Any more factors I should be taking into account?
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Re: Which memory card for D850 ??
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 06:05:30 AM »

hello Jeremyth, congratulations with you camera.
I also have one and use the SD cards only at the moment.
I use a 95MB/sec 128gig card and spend 70 euro fot it.. so a lot cheaper than QXD;
Also i did not have to buy a new dockingstation and as you mentioned can use the card everywere.
QXD can go to 400,mb/sec - so you need usb3.1 on your computer to reach that speed.
Never hit any borders so far.
remember.. the camera has its internal buffer and that is large.
Once you have shot a serie the card speed comes into play, cleaning the buffer.
it is that speed and the speed to empty your card into the computer were card speed is important.
If i was shooting sports- i would buy QXD..

With any new camera do not forget to finetune the AF with your lenses; it is worth it.





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Re: Which memory card for D850 ??
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 06:16:38 AM »

Also i did not have to buy a new dockingstation and as you mentioned can use the card everywere.

Aah - yes - forgot that - another 30 quid for a docking station, and one more thing to carry around/forget/lose
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If i was shooting sports- i would buy QXD..

I am mostly shooting dance, which is a bit like sport :-)
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With any new camera do not forget to finetune the AF with your lenses; it is worth it.

Thanks - I'll check into it!
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Re: Which memory card for D850 ??
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 06:50:14 AM »

I am mostly shooting dance, which is a bit like sport :-)
My dancing girlfriend told me it its even tougher than sports... :)
You will like the AF; it works even in the dark.

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Re: Which memory card for D850 ??
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 07:37:19 AM »

XQD is much faster which results in a deeper buffer when shooting raw at max frame rate.

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Bernard
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