Photography and the need for compact flash memory cards in 2014
When you are thinking about how much memory you are going to need for a photo shoot, you should keep in mind the number of megapixels the images are going to be, whether you are using RAW format or RAW+JPEG format and whether or not you plan to be recording video as well. Since most of the popular DSLR cameras on the market are capable of shooting video and capturing photos in high resolution, the memory is going to be key. Sandisk offers plenty of memory cards that are going to meet your needs if you are just doing the normal photo taking things, but if you are in need of something faster, there are a few other brands you might want to consider.
Lexar Professional cards offer some of the fastest speeds when it comes to getting the photo or video information from your camera to your memory storage location. You might have to pay more than $100 for a Lexar Professional 32GB 1000x compact flash card, but you are going to get the top of the line memory card in the industry today. If you notice that the transfer of data from your camera to your card is fast enough with your Sandisk 16GB that transfers at 30MB/s, then you should just worry about getting them on sale so you can stock up on them. As I mentioned in a previous post, it is certainly a good thing to carry extra if you find a location that eats up all of your compact flash memory.
Talking about the speed of your memory, wedding photographers come to mind. Sitting on a stump watching bald eagles is one thing, but if you are trying to capture every quick moment that can come at a wedding, you are going to want some speed. Weddings have a unique atmosphere and when you are trying to capture 10 frames per second while the bride crams cake down the grooms throat, you are not going to want to miss any of those shots. Extreme Pro seems to have the added speed I need, an important ingredient in 2014 world of modern photo shooting.