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

Originally Posted by pdk42 View Post
I haven't yet bought any specific cards for the E-M1ii, but I have some half-decent Sandisk 80Mbps "Ultra" cards. I've found something quite odd though. These cards perform very badly - taking 2-3 seconds per raw file to write. An older Sandisk "Extreme" card, rated only at 45Mbps manages twice that speed at about a 1 second per file.

I was trying to avoid buying UHS-II cards since I don't really need mega-burst shooting capability, but at 2-3 secs per image, it seriously delays reviewing the image.

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).
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