/ Do I really need...
Salesman was being a bit pushy methinks but i'd appreciate the collective UKC photographers wisdom. Presumably he was flogging me the premium stuff but if i do at least need them, are there cheaper acceptable alternatives.
You can get the same card from Amazon for under £50 or the Sandisk Extreme (same speed) for under £40, if you don't mind their tax avoidance policies.
A lot of people would recommend not using a filter for protection, unless you are using your camera in an environment where the lens is likely to get scratched.
If you're going to get a filter I'd just go for the Hoya 'HD' ones. They're not too bad price wise if you look online, and they pretty much the best of the market for actual photography (as opposed to spectrum analysis).
€125 for a 400x seems crazy. I didn't paid that for a Lexar 16GB 1000x!
I'd go online and get a 1000x card, very useful for cameras like the 5D3 that produce a lot of data.
Well it was the best price I could get on the camera. I resisted the final hard sell as I figured he was trying to squeeze some extra cash out of me but I thought I'd run it by the UKC photo crew for input.
Is there a minimum speed CF I need to match the camera in order to get the best from it?
Ta for the other replies.
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