When shooting to CF cards I'm generally told that's a good idea only to only use a 8GB or 16GB a time. Therefore if the card somehow fails or gets damaged or lost that at the very least is just one portion of what you've shot. However with 8GB hold hundreds & hundreds of digital photos why would you even need a 32GB CF card?
CF is the standard memory card type for Canon DSLRs which are highly popular while SD cards are usually more for compact cameras. The 7D, 5D II, 550 D, 60D and all the other DSLRs in the Canon range all use it but why do you need so much capacity and is it reliable?
When shooting large fine Jpeg coupled with the RAW setting in some of the DSLRs suddenly you are recorded up to 30MB of information with every photo and if your sports or wild life photographer on a long days shoot this should about cover it. The other reason is video. Canon cameras record 1920 1080p HD footage and typically shooting 40 minutes of video will be about 16GB. If you want 90 minutes you will need 32GB. You also need the record speed of the card to be able to handle the mass amounts of information coming in.
This CF card has the minimum write speed of 20MB/s and a read speed of 25MB/s or 133x speed. So it should be able to handle all the information you need it for in terms of photos & video. It comes with a standard plastic card case which is good for when you carry it around in your pocket. It doesn't come with any data recovery software and has a limited lifetime warranty of 10 years. It tends to work well in most weather condition excluding the extreme. I've worked with it in snow and I'm aware it has a maximum operating temperature of 60 degrees C.
This card very much satisfies my needs and I would recommend it to any photographer.
Imaging pros expect a lot from their equipment and can't afford to have a component limit their productivity or creativity. That's where Kingston's CompactFlash Elite Pro memory cards come in. The newly redesigned Kingston CompactFlash Elite Pro offers a minimum sustained write speed of 133X. The Elite Pro is designed specifically to help advanced amateur or professional photographers get the best performance from their high-end imaging devices and applications.
No matter how fast you work, CF Elite Pro can keep pace. With its ultra-fast transfer rates of 25MB/sec. read and 20MB/sec. write, and up to 32GB capacity, you can capture more continuous, high-resolution images in less time with the Elite Pro than with traditional CompactFlash memory cards. And when it's time to transfer your largest files, watch them fly your production workflow will be more efficient than ever.
|Product Description:||Kingston Elite Pro flash memory card - 32 GB - CompactFlash|
|Product Type:||Flash memory card|
|Storage Capacity:||32 GB|
|Form Factor:||CompactFlash Card|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||Limited lifetime warranty ( Germany, Austria and France - 10 years )|