Top positive review
The best CF card for a professional workflow
August 13, 2018
SHORT VERSION: For those who do not want to read the entire review, let me break it down. These are incredible, and worth every penny. I have used them professionally for a few years, and they have never let me down. If you are looking for a incredible CF card, you have found it.
LONG VERSION: To start, let met start off by saying that I am a professional wedding photographer. We photograph roughly between 25-35 weddings a year. We currently have 5 Canon cameras, and 6 of these Sandisk Extreme Pro 128gb Compact Flash cards. The ages range from about 3 years old, to 3 months old. This year alone, we will have taken roughly 4 Terabytes of raw photos. 100% of our photos will have gone through these Extreme Pro cards.
Out of the entire time I have owned these cards, they have never let me down. I have never had a failure, never had a corruption. Our cameras are set up with two memory card slots. Most are 1 CF and 1 SD. We also use Sandisk Extreme Pro SD 128gb cards. Our cameras are set to write RAW to both.
These cards are the fastest CF that Sandisk offers. The speed not only helps when writing to the card itself (Most cameras max out at about 50-60MBs) but when you are downloading them back to your computer. Thats where they really shine. Use a Lexar HR1 4 bay hub. We have 4 cards downloading at once, and the fast 160MBs speed helps with time.
I have attached a screen shot of a speed test performed one of these cards. It was performed by a USB 3 Lexar CFR1 reader. The speeds are lower than what is rated, but that could be my USB3 reader, and not the actual card.
When shopping for memory cards, there are several brands. But I 100% believe that Sandisk are the best. We use Sandisk exclusively in every camera we own.
I was not reimbursed in any way for this review.
Relatively inexpensive for the size
Fastest Speeds that Sandisk Offers
Not the cheapest on the market.
TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF IT:
For proper data management, you should ALWAYS format (not delete) your card inside the camera. Every single time. For proper workflow, it should be downloaded to a computer, put back in the camera, and then formatted. That will ensure that your data is as safe as possible. That has been my workflow, and I have never had a corruption issue.