Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2015/04/10

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Subject: [Leica] SD Card Questions, M(240) Gearhead Edition
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:26:07 -0400

I'm getting into bursts. I don't think my camera is going as fast as they
say it can.

On 4/10/15 11:17 PM, "Jayanand Govindaraj" <jayanand at> wrote:

> Don't know about Leica, but it makes a pretty big difference on my Fujis
> and even bigger difference on the Nikon D800E - I am specifically talking
> about SD cards here. The big bottleneck in taking bursts is always the
> buffer and write speed, and I would always upgrade the SD card as the
> cheapest way possible of improving it. If you do not take bursts, it should
> not matter one bit. Like everything photographic, it depends on the use we
> put eqipment to...
> Cheers
> Jayanand
> On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 12:22 AM, Robert Baron <robertbaron1 at>
> wrote:
>> I 'm sorry to post this again because I suspect it has been discussed but
>> inasmuch as neither the LUG Search function nor my internal memory 
>> function
>> are working very well I'll have to.
>> I see that Leica suggests Sandisk Ultra or Extreme Class 10 SD cards with
>> speeds >30 MB/s.
>> There are some folks on another well known Leica forum who say the speed -
>> both waking and shooting - is noticeably better with the latest and 
>> fastest
>> cards, which have maximum speeds of 95 MB/s.  I have also seen posters in
>> various forii say they get faster speeds with 16GB cards than they do with
>> 32GB cards.
>> I'm just curious to know if any LUGers have discerned - when shooting with
>> an M (240) or an M-P (240) - noticeably faster speeds or any other
>> _noticeable_  advantage to using 60 MB/s versus 95 MB/s SD cards, and also
>> any _noticeable_ speed difference when using 16GB, 32GB or larger cards.
>> Thanks,
>> --Bob
>> p.s. Uncle Dr. Ted is certainly free to ignore this thread.  ;-)
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Mark William Rabiner

In reply to: Message from jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj) ([Leica] SD Card Questions, M(240) Gearhead Edition)