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Looking to buy a dslr and flash memory for it

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  1. Delta6326

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    Ok so i was thinking about getting a Dslr i have wanted one for ages and my Dad knows a guy that is a pro that can help me.
    I was looking at the Canon T2i Aka 550D I was going to buy from Bestbuy because there is a rebate going on, and they have a 4year extra warranty where you can come in and they will clean your sensor and stuff and if you need a new battery then you can get one.

    Then i was looking for some good SDHC's and i cant decide what is better:confused:
    SanDisk 4GB Extreme SDHC Memory Card Two Pack $54 After rebate# Up to 30MB/s Read/Write Speed, that way i have 2x 4GB or
    SanDisk 8GB Extreme III $45 Up to 20MB/s Read/Write Speed 1x 8GB
    I don't know which to get i have heard that it is safer to get 2 card then 1 bigger card but im not 100% sure on what to get

    Here is the SanDisk 4GB Extreme Single pack $42.50 Up to 30MB/s Read/Write Speed

    I was looking from this BHPhoto
     
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    I love having 4 cards to play around with....I always did hate keeping all my stuff on one card/device and it isn't very hard to swap the cards when they get full.

    Because of that, my vote is the slightly more expensive double pack for $54, even though rebates suck, its always better having two cards rather than one. :toast:
     
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    I would also say go for the double pack. Yes slightly more. but it's easier to keep track of photo's.

    As at the moment i've got 2x 4GB Compact Flash and a 8GB Compact flash for my Nikon.

    Oh i would suggest have a look at the nikon cameras as well. and look at dpreview.com for reviews on cameras etc.

    Chris
     
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    I was also thinking does the extra 10MB/s help that much from 20 to 30MB/s?
    Here is a chart of the size of picture's i would probably be using Large/fine

    (1) Large/Fine: Approx. 6.4MB (5184 x 3456 pixels)
    (2) Large/Normal: Approx. 3.2MB (5184 x 3456 pixels)
    (3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 3.4MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
    (4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.7MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
    (5) Small/Fine: Approx. 2.2MB (2592 x 1728 pixels)
    (6) Small/Normal: Approx. 1.1MB (2592 x 1728 pixels)
    (7) RAW: Approx. 24.5MB (5184 x 3456 pixels)

    EDIT: i was thinking would it be a good idea to get a SanDisk 8GB Ultra 15MB/s $25 So i can take Aprox. 24min. of 1080p video. I'm trying to cover all of my questions :)
     
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    any other suggestions for memory cards?
     
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    Sandisks are good, so I don't think you will get a lot of other suggestions. For me, I would go for a single memory card solution in general because its more convenient (no need to lug that extra card). A Dslr battery can last about a thousand shots, so you will preferably get a memory card which is big enough for a full charge. My vote goes to the 8GB card. As for the write speed, you will have to get the pros to explain.
     
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