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Ratcatcher
Posted 04/08/2023 - 13:20 Link
At the moment I am using a Samsung 8gb memory card, (I don't know what spec) In my K5. 1.16 firmware.
I want to upgrade to something better.
What are your thoughts.
Thanks
Spad
Posted 04/08/2023 - 14:12 Link
Sandisk.... I use Extreme with 90mb/s and upwards transfer rate. I have them in my K3, K5ii, K-S2, K20D and a Canon 600D. I don't use any other make!

If you look on crapazon or fleabay, you'll probably get an 8 or 16 gb card pretty cheap. Refurbished ones are even cheaper.
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
Edited by Spad: 04/08/2023 - 14:18
Ratcatcher
Posted 04/08/2023 - 15:34 Link
Up to what size and transfer speeds should I be able to use safely.
Edited by Ratcatcher: 04/08/2023 - 15:36
Posted 04/08/2023 - 16:31 Link
I use 128 GB cards by SanDisk. Work great and less worry about running out of space.
Posted 04/08/2023 - 17:03 Link
Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3iii now, had a K-S2, K50 and so suffering from a relapse and so buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 50 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more
Lubbyman
Posted 04/08/2023 - 17:19 Link
Apart from increased capacity (and 8GB is pretty small compared with what's sold today), in what way do you think your current card needs to be better?

Steve
Spad
Posted 04/08/2023 - 17:24 Link
Ratcatcher wrote:
Up to what size and transfer speeds should I be able to use safely.

Depends on the type of shooting you want to do. If it's lots of shots in a small ammount of time. Then get as fast as you can. 170 plus mb/s... if not, then 45 to 90 mb/s is fine. As for size, as big or small as you want! I have a 64 in my K3, 32 in my K5 and K20D and 16's in my astro K-S2 and 600D.


I have had Kingston as well as other makes of card fail on me, but not Sandisk.
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
Edited by Spad: 04/08/2023 - 17:29
Ratcatcher
Posted 04/08/2023 - 18:01 Link
Lubbyman wrote:
Apart from increased capacity (and 8GB is pretty small compared with what's sold today), in what way do you think your current card needs to be better?

Steve

I've been away from photography for a number of years, and just decided to get back into it. (hence renewing my subscription). Mainly to brings things more up to date with the more current technology.
Edited by Ratcatcher: 04/08/2023 - 18:03
PRYorkshire
Posted 04/08/2023 - 20:08 Link
I use SanDisk 64 GB Extreme Pro cards using 2 which I cycle regularly through the camera, formatting each time. By using 2 smaller cards my theory is that if a card does fail then I am not faced with trying to recover a huge number of images.

Be very careful buying the cheaper SanDisk cards from the well known internet supplier. I bought what appeared to be a regular SanDisk Ultra card which then fell apart when I inserted it into the camera, luckily I was able to extract it with fine nose pliers.
Paul

K1000, Espio 140, ist, istD, K70, K3iii and numerous lenses, just don't tell my wife.
Ratcatcher
Posted 04/08/2023 - 20:22 Link
Just Ordered
SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC Card
Lubbyman
Posted 04/08/2023 - 23:29 Link
Ratcatcher wrote:
Just Ordered
SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC Card

So now your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to fill the card with interesting photos as quickly as possible - and to post some on this forum. Enjoy!

Steve
stub
Posted 05/08/2023 - 13:09 Link
I think from memory (pardon the pun) That the card write speed on the K5 is 80mb. So its pointless wasting your hard earned, on faster spec cards. 32GB class 10. is more than enough capacity in this camera. Though I would always carry a spare one. As said previosly Sandisk are a good card. Though the market is flooded with fake Sandisk cards. Most of the main brands are good. Integral "Ultima" are my personal favourites.
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..
Ratcatcher
Posted 05/08/2023 - 13:18 Link
stub wrote:
I think from memory (pardon the pun) That the card write speed on the K5 is 80mb. So its pointless wasting your hard earned, on faster spec cards. 32GB class 10. is more than enough capacity in this camera. Though I would always carry a spare one. As said previosly Sandisk are a good card. Though the market is flooded with fake Sandisk cards. Most of the main brands are good. Integral "Ultima" are my personal favourites.

Can someone please confirm this, otherwise Iíve waisted my money
Ratcatcher
Posted 05/08/2023 - 14:53 Link
I must say I didn't think of maximum write speed of the camera.
Would I have been better off getting this one instead.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09X7G85JC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3P5RO...
Edited by Ratcatcher: 05/08/2023 - 15:00
Spad
Posted 05/08/2023 - 15:26 Link
K5 cannot use a faster card than a Class 10... or so I have read

But it seems they clear the buffer quicker!
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
Edited by Spad: 05/08/2023 - 15:28

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