I was just shopping for a new compact flash card for the Nikon D800e and stumbled across some great Lexar savings on Amazon (SAVINGS END TOMORROW – 7 AUGUST)
I have shifted exclusively to the 400x Lexar cards with the D800 as I find they offer the very best performance value per dollar spent. Sandisk is the other brand that I have had great performance from, but they seem to be pricier than Lexar at present – especially with 35%-65% off my recommended cards.
If you are planning to buy the D800 or waiting for your D800e you should grab a couple of these TODAY – it is hard to visualise how quickly you will chew up and spit out card space until you start shooting 36mp files for real. I think 16GB is the minimum card size for serious shooting on the D800 and I have just moved up to a 32GB last month and find it to be good for a couple of days in the field.
Here are my recommended sets (I shoot to CF and backup to SD) – The 16GB sets are extraordinarily cheap!!
32GB LEXAR SET
Lexar 32 GB 400x Compact Flash Card ($129.88 save 35%) (only 6 in stock!)
16GB LEXAR SET
Don’t dither – these savings end tomorrow!
Cheers – Todd