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  • #16
    Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

    Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
    Those Ultras at 80Mbps would be the read speed, but what would the write speed be? The Extreme cards would give a higher priority to write speed though or at least I believe the write speed is not so far behind the read speed. I've only been using Extremes for several years (CF before the E-M5).
    Thanks Ross - that'll explain it.

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    • #17
      Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

      Originally posted by c12402 View Post
      Write speeds are a territory of Lexar so please, get one at lest of 32GB 2000X and enjoy the new toy! BTW, do not use the second slot if you want speed, the total time writing is limited by that slot using two cards. A silly decision from Olympus...
      Can I please just check if that is also true if you have cards in both slots, but have the camera set only to use the second slot after filling the card in the first?
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      • #18
        Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

        Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
        Can I please just check if that is also true if you have cards in both slots, but have the camera set only to use the second slot after filling the card in the first?
        I started off using the second card slot as a convenient place to store a second card, even though I didn't want to write to both or have the camera switch over to the second card when the first was filled. However, I soon discovered that having a card in the second slot slowed down the start-up time and wake up from sleep. I now only have a Lexar 2000x card in the first slot.

        BTW, the Lexar 2000x cards come with a very fast card reader.

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          • #20
            Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

            As already posted by Tony, the best place for the second card, unfortunately, is the camera bag. I hope some FW improvements in this area, but the different speeds of both slots will impose clear limitations in the usage of the second slot

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            • #21
              Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

              Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
              i bought the Lexmark card ...... have since ordered the same card from EBay
              Can you share the seller ID? I have been seeing these Lexmark chips from Ebay but hesitant to purchase due to counterfeit products
              * Henry
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              • #22
                Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

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                • #23
                  Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

                  Originally posted by blu-by-u View Post
                  Can you share the seller ID? I have been seeing these Lexmark chips from Ebay but hesitant to purchase due to counterfeit products
                  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lexar-Profe...qid=1490259640.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

                    Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
                    Can I please just check if that is also true if you have cards in both slots, but have the camera set only to use the second slot after filling the card in the first?
                    My limited testing so far does not indicate that there is a hard dependency across the cards. As I mentioned earlier, I'm finding that the write speed on some Sandisk Ultra cards is terrible compared to their Extreme version. If I put Ultra cards in both slots with the camera configured to write to slot 1 then it's slow. If I replace the Ultra in slot 1 with an Extreme but leave the Ultra in slot 2 then it speeds up significantly.

                    My assumption is that if the camera is configured to write to both cards simultaneously then obviously you'll be constrained by the slowest card; and that there will be certain other operations that read both cards too (for example at startup time) where you'll also be constrained by the slowest card.

                    I'm going to order some UHS-II cards - as others have said spending a wad of cash on a class-leading piece of portable electronics and then cobbling its performance with cheap cards doesn't make a lot of sense.
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                    • #25
                      Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

                      I bought the Lexar card from the show at the same time as the camera from Camera World. The Lexar is the 1000x. My shots yesterday included bursts of 7 or 8 shots, and the card worked just fine....

                      I don't doubt a 2000x card will work better

                      But I have not tried the Pro Capture, where I might expect the card speed to be tested to the full.

                      What cards did others get given when they bought at the photo show?

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                      • #26
                        Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

                        Paul whilst I agree with you and am likely to buy some fast cards soon too. I'd be interested as to the "huge" performance difference Tony referred to between the 2000x and the 1000x cards. I like to use micro SD cards in my Mk1 via an adaptor as I can then quickly put the micro card in my Samsung tablet and review images whilst away on holiday. The micro cards only seem to come in 1000x so I need to balance speed vs convenience.
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                        • #27
                          Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

                          Following my post about the Lexar 1000X card and Pro Capture.

                          Have just tried it in the house, after using the Pro Capture Low speed for a few seconds, the card writing certainly takes 10 seconds or so. But camera is up for further shots whilst this is happening.

                          1000x works Ok, but if you are going top use this Pro Capture a lot, especially at the high speed, my guess is the faster card will work better.

                          Horses for courses I guess.......
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                          • #28
                            Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

                            Update I just found a Lexar micro SD card that is 1800x with read/write speeds close to the 2000x card maybe I'll go with that one.
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                            • #29
                              Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

                              Here is a brilliant site that shows a comparison of card speeds in the mk2. Easy to make a choice from here.

                              http://www.cameramemoryspeed.com/oly...mparison-test/
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                              • #30
                                Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

                                Originally posted by Phill D View Post
                                ... I'd be interested as to the "huge" performance difference Tony referred to between the 2000x and the 1000x cards...
                                My camera is set for 15 fps in sequential L. Each raw file is approx 20MB. If I shoot for 1 second, I create 300MB of data which (using the data from the test) site will take 300/159.2 = 1.88 seconds from the start of the burst. i.e. 0.88 seconds from when the burst finishes.

                                With the 1000 card, the same data takes 300/76 = 3.95 seconds to write from the start of the burst. i.e. 2.95 seconds from the end of the burst.

                                So the faster card "feels" 3 to 4 times quicker because what you worry about is how long it takes to write to the card after you stop shooting.

                                Another way to think of this is that, at 159.2 MB/s, the camera can write forever if you shoot at 8 fps or less. I haven't actually tried this but you get the picture...

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