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Good affordable performance. These cards work in my old Nikon D70 and D70s.
on February 9, 2015
Before I start let me just say that if your using these cards in a Nikon D70 you'll need to update the cameras firmware to A2.0 and B2.0 Nikon still has this update on their website. The D70s doesn't need to be updated.
I bought these CF cards for my two old Nikon DSLR's. I own a Nikon D70 and a D70s. I keep these old bodies around because they have an unlimited flash sync speed if your using radio triggers. A very useful feature if you do any kind of flash photography involving quick movements. Sometimes shooting outdoors with a flash can be tricky with todays cameras. But the D70 and D70s makes that easy.
The CF cards I first bought for these bodies where the slower Transcend 133x CF cards. With these bodies I don't do much photography that involves wildlife or sports shooting. But when I do I always found the slower 133x cards just couldn't keep up with the old D70's. When I bought the 133x cards I assumed that because these cameras where so old that I wouldn't be able to use or take advantage of faster CF cards. I was wrong.
I have a friends 16GB Lexar 800x CF card laying around. I decided to see if the old D70's could take advantage of the cards much improved wright speeds. To my surprise the old D70's did and boy did the buffer dump ALLOT quicker into the 800x card. Compared to the 133x card which would take forever to clear.
With the 800x card you can keep a decent pace going of two or three shot bursts, you can see in the viewfinder how quickly the buffer clears. With the Transcend 400x card it seems that the performance is much the same as the 800x Lexar. Only because I believe having an 800x card in a body that old (about 11 years old for the D70 and 10 years old for the D70s) is a waste. Sure it made a difference compared to the 133x card but the camera itself can't wright to the card quickly enough to warrant spending the extra cash on an 800x card. When shooting in JPEG Fine you can just keep shooting with both the 400x and 800x cards. You'll never fill the buffer.
So basically from a performance perspective it was worth it to buy the two Transcend 400x CF cards. They are affordable and worth the investment. The other reason for my need to upgrade was also to allow all of my pictures to be quickly transferred to my PC. The read times are allot quicker with these 400x cards compared to the x133 cards. This means all my photo's get transferred to my PC quicker.
Transcend is now my "go to" memory card company. I've been using their products since 2012 and I've yet to have an issue. For my newer DSLR's I bough the 300x SDHC cards. I own 8 of them and they all have been perfect.