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SanDisk Extreme Pro Compact Flash Memory card

Unboxing Video

We decided to try something different and we made an un-boxing video for the SanDisk Extreme Pro. This particular video has been shot on the Canon 5D Mark II.

Closer Look

Over the weekend, I shot on my Canon 5D Mark II for about 5 hours; some inside and some outside in the humid blaze of my beloved Florida, and I’m glad to report the card performed just fine. Not a problem at all, and humidity is one of the worries that isn’t often addressed by manufacturers, though temperature is certainly covered (up to 185F). To be fair, all of SanDisk’s cards are rated at similar temperatures. Durability on the other hand is another issue. I’ve heard of lower end SanDisk cards breaking when dropped, although I’ve never experienced that. This card claims extra durability, stating that it will work even if dropped, which is great if you are prone to dropping.

The video function of the 5D is not effected at all by the card’s performance. The camera really only needs about 5MB/s to record video, so that’s that, the card works great. The real kicker is the space! I’ve been using the 32GB model, which is about 90 minutes of 1080p video from the 5D. This kind of space is a huge time saver for a packed shooting schedule.

Speaking of the Canon 5D Mark II, just in case you haven’t heard much about it, it is amazing. This is a large format professional DSLR. Real professional, none of that Rebel stuff (no offense, those are still good too). The camera takes pictures the size of small billboards (with 21.1 megapixels, it should) with amazing detail and color depth. It shoots 6400+ iso which is great for very low lighting. This DSLR is also capable of shooting 1080p video at 30fps with the amazing lenses that are usually only available to photographers.

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Front of the card, a simple

and professional design.

Back of the card,

with lines to write identifying info.

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The card’s 50 pins.

Made in America

(favorite place to have stuff made)

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9 Comments... What's your say?

  1. There are some attention-grabbing cut-off dates in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them heart to heart. There is some validity but I’ll take hold opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as well

  2. In the video, you say 90 MegaBITS per second, it should be 90 MegaBYTES per second.


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