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Hmm... seems to be a problem with the link. The cards I'm considering are the following.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SanDisk-16GB-Extreme-Pro-SD-SDHC-Memory-Card-UHS1-95MB-s-New-For-digital-Camera-/371480737558?hash=item567dfa3716:g:-EAAAOSw41xXOcJc

 

SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro SD Card (SDHC) - 95MB/s UHS-I U3

 

Thanks.

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I noticed that too, but they are a similar price to those on Amazon (in fact more expensive). There are a lot of fake cards around but I've never had any problems myself so I've ordered one from Amazon and one from Stashmonkey on eBay. We'll see what happens.

What a wonderful photographic site you have!

 

Pete

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I noticed that too, but they are a similar price to those on Amazon (in fact more expensive). There are a lot of fake cards around but I've never had any problems myself so I've ordered one from Amazon and one from Stashmonkey on eBay. We'll see what happens.

What a wonderful photographic site you have!

 

Pete

 

Pete, many thanks for the info and compliment, much appreciated!

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Has anyone tried the new San Disk 64gb extreme pro 300mbs in M240?  Heading to Africa for a few weeks and won't be taking a laptop so need plenty of cards.  Have been using older Extreme Pro (95mbs) which are fine.  Any point in going for faster 300mbs?  No video planned.  Thanks

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Has anyone tried the new San Disk 64gb extreme pro 300mbs in M240?  Heading to Africa for a few weeks and won't be taking a laptop so need plenty of cards.  Have been using older Extreme Pro (95mbs) which are fine.  Any point in going for faster 300mbs?  No video planned.  Thanks

The camera doesn’t write that fast so it shouldn’t make a difference.

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where can I find out the M240 fastest writing speed?  The new USH-II has write speed over 200MG/s but I don't want to waste $$ if M only support sub 100MB/s.  I believe the write speed determines the performance between shutter fires.  The M-lag is really killing me and my models... 

 

P.S. I only need 64GB in size and I don't really care read speed. 

 

 

The camera doesn’t write that fast so it shouldn’t make a difference.

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Just a Leica leaflet from 2013 confirming that "SDXC cards with higher speeds are compatible, but offer no additional benefit in terms of speed compared with SDHC cards". Many M240 users including truly yours have been using and still use Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB 95MBs SD cards since then. No problemo but 2013 is not 2018 and the M240 has never been a fast camera anyway.

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I end up purchased the UHS-II although M doesn't support the speed.  The UHS-II has better bandwidth when backward compatible with UHS-I cameras and is more adaptable for the future use.   It says not lower than 30mb/s write! 

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Upon reading this thread I purchased a Sandisk Extreme Pro 65/95 and can confirm a big improvement in start up time compared to the Lexar Premium Series I was using previously.

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23 hours ago, Snap Happy said:

Upon reading this thread I purchased a Sandisk Extreme Pro 65/95 and can confirm a big improvement in start up time compared to the Lexar Premium Series I was using previously.

Sandisk and most other brands actually are very tricky, they only mention maximum possible speed...  which could be average write @20mbs at any given time -- who knew?

Most interestingly, nobody knows for sure what's the threshold writing speed on M240 and the M240 user manual does have it.  And again most other camera brands don't have this figure neither. 

We always have 2 unknowns... so let's keep guessing, trying and spending more money.  Don't you hate it, I do!

P.S. Read speed usually improves LCD preview and upload to computer speed.  Write speed determines the speed between shots, my S mode is like C mode now (without LV or EVF).  Bootup may require both speeds. 

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