Sandisk Extreme Pro 16GB 95MB/s Buffer cleared just under 10 seconds.
Sandisk Extreme Pro 16GB 45MB/s Buffer cleared just under 17 seconds.
Sandisk Extreme 4GB 30MB/s Buffer cleared just under 13 seconds.
Sandisk 8GB Class 4 Buffer cleared just under 56 seconds.
Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB + WiFi Buffer cleared just under 30 seconds.
As you can see a quality card makes a big difference in write speed which translates to less photo opportunities lost and the cost differences are minimal. With the exception of the Eye-Fi card the only card I could suggest is the Sandisk Extreme Pro 16GB 95MB/s. The 45MB/s version is still available but is discontinued and don’t even bother with a Class 4 card.
Of all the card I do have the most fun with the Eye-Fi card. Shooting wirelessly to my iPhone while its in my pocket is great! I’m able to go from the Pen or OMD to the iPhone or iPad for a quick edit then to Instagram to share in no time at all. I’m currently writing an in-depth Eye-Fi wireless workflow which you’ll just love. Subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss it!
Which cards do you find to be fast and of high quality? Any cards photographers should stay away from? Let us know in the comments.