Joined on 09/26/07
Best CF I've ever bought!
Pros: Great capacity and incredibly fast write speeds!
Cons: Price? Actually, it's quite reasonably priced. My previous Sandisk 8GB Extreme IV ran me $239.00 when it first came out. $149.99 for a card that writes twice as fast and has twice the capacity, this card's a steal!
Overall Review: If you have a DSLR that can take high frames per second and you're doing sports photography or anything that requires quick shots, this card is for you. When I shoot with my Canon 7D (8fps) with my old Extreme IV, I could get ~10 continuous shots in high speed before my memory card's write time bottle-necked my camera's potential. When I shot with the Extreme Pro, it didn't stop! I kept shooting for a good 10 continuous seconds... boy, did I have a lot of duplicate photos I had to delete! 16GB is great capacity. Sometimes, I'll shoot in large-JPEG and RAW simultaneously. There were a few times where I was close to running out of storage capacity with my 8GB. Another time, I did a lot of video recording at 1080p & 30fps. I had to keep the videos short to save space. I probably won't be having that problem with this 16GB card. Fantastic card for the money. Sandisk offers superior memory performance and durability!
Pros: Excellent performance! Solid construction. Beautiful finish.
Cons: Inlet and outlet are a bit close if you're using compression fittings. But, you can always swap around the inlet. Some complain that this won't be quite as efficient at cooling your CPU, but it's probably only a 0.5C difference.