Do You Really Need a Faster CF Card?

I’m a photographer that will use something until it totally dies. That means that I’m a big fan of gaffer’s tape, film cameras, etc. Sure the nicest products are nice, but I don’t always need them. When Lexar announced their new 32GB UDMA 8 7 1000x speed professional CF card, I understood why someone would want one: for movies with an HDSLR. Additionally, when used with a USB 3.0 card reader, the upload speeds are blazing fast. But as a photographer that primarily shoots stills and only videos sometimes (like many of you) I wondered if it was worth the investment for myself.

So I put the two cards head to head in a test to see just how much faster the newer technology is than my older card.


Let us know your thoughts.

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Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.