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Kingston Ultimate 32GB 600X Compact Flash Card
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 29 November 2012
I've now got 4 of these 16Gb 600x Kingston CF's and I must say they have been perfect.

I have had them for quite some time now. I initially purchased 2 back in early 2012 when I upgraded to an Canon 7D. I thought if they worked then I'd buy a few more. If they didn't then I'd plunge and buy the Sandisk one's or something.

Well, I'm pleased to report they have performed 100%. Not a single corrupt file, not a problem at all.

Only one incident..and that's what has lead me to write this review.

I was shooting a wedding earlier in November and came to realised that evening that I had LOST a card...I was gutted! I had written my contact information on the cards etc so was hopeful some good samaratan would return it to me. Well, as luck would have it I went out the next morning as soon as it was light to search for the card. luckily, i found it. It was on the lawn where I was photographing the group shots. It was wet and frozen! Solid! It was covered in grass too. What's more there were signs that other weddings had taken place at the registry after the wedding I shot, so I'm suprised no-one saw it, or even stood on it.

I got it home, dried it off and inserted into my card reader. Presto! My images were all there. Still not a single corrupt image.

Pleased to say I've purchased ANOTHER one now, partly because I'm nervous that card may fail because it's been through an ordeal, partly because I was so impressed.
I have made a point to use that particlar card more than the others I have to test it. I recently went on a small family holiday to Cornwall and used that one card the entire trip. Still working.

Very impressed and I won't hesitate to buy another one.

Should add - Transfer speeds are good enough for me to fire of the maximum of 25 RAW shots on the 7D. (I say maximum because that's all the &d on firmware version 2 can do)
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 11 July 2012
I bought this based on the previous comments about the card working fine in Canon cameras. However I own a 7D which will not format this card.

----Update----
I have now been able to format this card using a card reader attached to my PC. Following this I was able to use it in the camera and format it at will.
Below is a quick and dirty comparison I did to a 16Gb SanDisk Extreme Pro (90Mbps) using a Canon 7D on high speed burst, only shooting in RAW. This,I believe shows that this Kingston card is not actually as fast as advertised!
(all times as close as I can get using a normal watch!)

Kingston 32Gb 600x
Time to fill buffer: 3secs
Photos taken until buffer filled: 20
Time taken to empty buffer: 9secs
# of photos able to be taken whilst buffer empties: 2 every 3 or 4 seconds - sporadically

SanDisk Extreme Pro 90Mbps
Time to fill buffer: 3secs
Photos taken until buffer filled: 22
Time taken to empty buffer: 5 seconds
# of photos able to be taken whilst buffer empties: 2 photos less than every 2 seconds - consistently

In light of this I will probably use the Kingston for around town/zoos/walks etc as it will be able to keep up with standard shooting. However when I go to Africa the Kingston will not be travelling with me as I need to know that when I need it, a shot can be taken.

Hope this helps any Canon users thinking about purchasing this.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 16 September 2011
It is very fast and quality cf card. I'm using with canon 7D camera, no problem at all. It is able to write Raw & JPEG at the same time within seconds. I recommend it to fellow user without any reservation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 23 August 2014
Excellent product at a very, very good price for a 32Gb card & Speed rating. Works perfectly in my Canon Eos 5D MK3. Kingston's lifetime warranty is good also.. Once used them last year to RMA a DDR 3 Ram kit when one stick returned errors after 3 years use. Sent to their Kingston upon Thames HQ - brand new ram kit arrived 2 days later after they had received my old kit!! :)) Used various Kingston memory products for years, only time I have ever had a problem 'develop' with any of their items.. good to know they honour their warranty and with fast efficiency. Like with my other 'year's old' Kingston ram kits, Usb sticks & Sdhc cards, hope this CF card will prove to be just as reliable (More than likely!) & will never need to use the lifetime warranty .. just good to know its there! As said, bought mine from Amazon, works perfectly at the claimed speeds on my PC.. + a very noticeable & marked improvement when using in my camera.. A Steal at this price (£34.99 I paid).. just buy one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 May 2013
I have always used Sandisk for all my memory card needs and they have always performed 100% for me. As I was going to the Caribbean without a laptop to back-up my files I wanted to take additional fast cards with me. Amazon had SD Sandisk cards at a reasonable price but the CF cards seemed expensive by comparison so I plumped for these Kingston cards. SD cards are quite flimsy and as my camera, a Nikon D300s, takes both I do prefer the robust CF's.

I have been using the Kingston CF's in preference to my Sandisk CF's of late and can report no issues. Buffering performance has been okay as has uploading by inserting the card into the slots on the PC. All in all I have been impressed, particularily by the saving in cost.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 April 2013
I ordered this card after reading a memory card review in the NPhoto magazine after purchasing the Nikon D800. I upgraded from a D90 which only used SDHC cards. This card came out on top in the review for right speed and also less than half the price of high end cards. I can confirm this card this card works perfectly well in the Nikon D800 and is very fast, if anyone was wondering. I more than please with the card and as usual the delivery and service from Amazon was very good.
I thought I would up date this review as I have purchased a number of these cards both in 16gb & 32gb capacity size. The last 16gb Card I purchased failed after my second use needles to say I am not impressed with such a quick failure.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 12 June 2012
Goods delivered as advertised works ok in a Nikon D700 but does not work in my Nikon D800. Nikon only recommend lexar or Sandik cards for this camera so this card may work for you although a cheaper Transend card works fine in the D800 sowhy not Kingston
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 December 2013
I use this card inside a Canon EOS 40D, which unfortunately cannot unleash its full speed potential, nevertheless it outperforms the Lexar 400x 8GB CF that I had bought from Amazon as well.
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on 7 March 2014
Decided after nine years (!) to replace original Sandisk 2gig card bought with the camera.
Seems to work well so far.
Update on above comments:-
After hearing from another Amazon customer that he could only access about half of the 16GB capacity, using a Canon digital camera, I checked on mine (Nikon E8400) and found the same...Two partitions show, but only one appears available for use. Transferring to the pc to confirm, I was eventually able to "manage" using Windows 7, back to the full 16gb but when I replaced the card in the camera, I'm back to only getting half the available shown capacity.
After long exchanges of emails to both Kingston (who insisted on asking the same questions and details several times although they'd previously been answered, including details they say OUGHT to appear printed on one side but are definitely not)raising the question whether the card is genuine or not and Nikon, it turns out that that they say '' Kingston is not an approved brand and the 8400 does not support any memory cards in GB'' which astounds me as I've been using 2gb and 4gb cards with the camera for years. Finally, today, Kingston have asked me to return the card to them for a free replacement. Certainly I call this a decent response, given that the problem may lie elsewhere...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 December 2012
Excellent purchase, Highly recommended for all buyers. Really good much needed item for all photographers and videographers. very good investment
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