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I have a canon 40d and it uses compact flash. Is there a specific brand of compact flash I should stay away from or one you would recommend on buying?
    
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Definitely recommend Sandisk. They are pricier but they make great cards.
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I use SanDisk myself, but I've had decent cards from cheaper brands like Kingston and Transcend.
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I only use Sandisk, I had a Kingston card that crapped out on me, but then again it was the cheapest of the cheap.
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i rock the sandisk extreme iv 16gb on my d700. for the 40d i'd use the sandisk ultra ii since the extreme series is a bit overkill for most people.
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I've been using Sandisk and Transcend. They have been working just fine.

You just want to avoid the super cheap ones. If you shoot a lot in burst mode, then I would recommend getting a decently fast card.
    
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Whatever's cheapest, with the speed you require.
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ive used sandisk, kingston and even adata, all have been fine. ive used slower cards (166x) but now i look mostly for 266x and up cards due the file size of my raws.
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