View Full Version : Purchasing compact flash mem cards.

07-03-2004, 10:03 AM

Are there any brands to stay away from? I am interested in the 512MB versions, the 1GB is a bit out of my budget.

I had heard good news about lexar, sandisk .. I dont think I need WA - write acceleration or extreme condition mem cards, what you think?

Cheers again.

John H
07-03-2004, 10:25 AM
I have only owned five CF cards, so this is not exactly market research...

I will never buy another Kodak card because the first and only one I bought failed very quickly. I have had PQI and Sandisk cards and no probs with them. The latter is a very reputable firm.

If you are in ChCh, check out Photo and Video in Merivale Mall - I have bought all but the Kodak CF card there, and they have very competitive prices in my experience.

You could check their prices and what they are currently selling at:


07-03-2004, 10:33 AM
I use PQI (64 MB and 256 MB) and SanDisk (1 GB) both are fine.

Also concur with Merivale Photo and Video as a good place to buy.