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Old May 24th, 2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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SD Card and Case and Tripod help!

Hey All! My first post here. So I just bought a T2i to help me with my practice (dentist) and also to have for family videos. I found out the hard way that 16gb class 2 will not work. :) I also bought a case and tripod...and didn't like either of those, so I took it all back and am starting from scratch again. By the way, LOVE the T2i!! My last SLR was a Nikon N90S, so this is a huge step up!
Anyway, I could really use some suggestions for: where I can get the cheapest 16GB class 6 card, a nice tripod that isn't too bulky, and a nice bag. I know the bag is personal taste, but thought it couldn't hurt to ask. I have seen the sling Lowepro and thought that was pretty nice. Anyway, well thanks for your help and take care.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 07:59 PM   #2
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Hi Charles, welcome to DV Info Net. I don't think you want the "cheapest" 16GB class 6 card -- that could be asking for trouble. Most likely you're looking for the best value, which doesn't always mean it's the least expensive. See these threads:

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/canon-eo...lass-10-a.html
http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/canon-eo...ory-cards.html
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Old May 24th, 2010, 10:05 PM   #3
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You are absolutely right. Sorry about the poor wording. Best value is more like it. Thanks
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Old May 24th, 2010, 11:01 PM   #4
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Transcend 16GB Class 6 cards work great and are a good value.

http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Memory-TS16GSDHC6E-Frustration-Free-Packaging/dp/B001ECQVTM


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Old May 25th, 2010, 12:10 AM   #5
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So i am thinking of going with the sandisk 16gb. Is there a big difference between the 20mb/sec vs the 30mb/s? anyone have any pros vs cons to this card? thanks
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Old May 25th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #6
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Old May 25th, 2010, 03:52 PM   #7
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I think that Sandisk 30mb edition is the best option for the 45mbit streams of 550D.I haven't bought it yet but I am sure this will be awesome. Both my Verbatim and Silicon are good for capturing some minutes but sooner or later they stop.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 08:40 AM   #8
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So i am thinking of going with the sandisk 16gb. Is there a big difference between the 20mb/sec vs the 30mb/s? anyone have any pros vs cons to this card? thanks
Either will do.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 09:06 AM   #9
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I recommend you buy the most expensive card you can get, probably will save you money and headache in the long run, Hoodman Raw for your SD card and Tamron for your bag, Lowepro is fine too back when I was selling them, I have a Tamron for 16 years now and it is still in good shape, you might want to do more research with the tripod but you want one that has fluid head and counter balance that will match the weight of your camera.
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Old May 27th, 2010, 04:23 PM   #10
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can anyone give a good pros/cons of which card to buy? I have one person say either will do, and the other saying to buy the most expensive one I can find. Thanks
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Old May 27th, 2010, 04:48 PM   #11
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We can only give the pros and cons of any brand of cards that we use on a regular basis. My personal opinion is, if you like to spend money, buy the most expensive card you can find. I pesonally have never had any problems whatsoever using Transcend class 6 or 10 cards, with my EX1 or 550D, others will say they have had problems using the same cards.
The current favourite, high performance SDHC that is favoured by EX1 owners is the ATP Promax class 6, and soon to be class 10 SDHC. There are lots of threads here relating to the different cards available. As I said above, there is little to choose between the Sandisk 20 and 30 mbs cards, both will get the job done.
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Old May 27th, 2010, 05:32 PM   #12
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Ok thanks for all your help. I went ahead and got the 16gb. Now can anyone recommend a good lightweight tripod that would fold down pretty small so I can carry it? I would like to stay around $50-100. Thanks
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Old May 29th, 2010, 12:26 AM   #13
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bump for more help.thanks
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Old May 29th, 2010, 06:04 AM   #14
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Charles. It depends on the intended use, ie video or stills. A good in between choice would be the Velbon range. The D700 offers a reasonable fluid type head, which should be more than adequate for a 550D. You can spend a lot of money on a fluid head, but used carefully the Velbon should be up to the job. If you get the chance, take your camera along to a dealer and try it out on various models.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 12:33 AM   #15
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IMHO, Skip the class 6 cards. Prices have dropped so low that they affordable class 10 cards(no red alert bar!).
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