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Out of interest, for D500 users on here, who uses an XQD card (either on it's own or with an SD card) and who uses just the SD card please ?
 
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Out of interest, for D500 users on here, who uses an XQD card (either on it's own or with an SD card) and who uses just the SD card please ?
I use both - 128gb XQD in slot 1 for RAW, and 64Gb in slot 2 for jpg.

I managed to get a decent deal on the XQD card (used) on one of the Nikon Facebook groups.
 
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Out of interest, for D500 users on here, who uses an XQD card (either on it's own or with an SD card) and who uses just the SD card please ?
32GB 440/400MB/s XQD and 32GB 300MB/s SD, writing RAW to both.

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I have the Sandisk 150mbs 64GB card and a 400read 299write G SD card both are much quicker than the XQD M cards but haven't tried them against an XQD G card but I reckon the Sandisk is the quickest out of the two SD cards
 
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Out of interest, for D500 users on here, who uses an XQD card (either on it's own or with an SD card) and who uses just the SD card please ?
SD only here, only because I’m tight and won’t pay for an xqd :p
If any one feels the need to give me one, I’ll cover postage :rolleyes:
 
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When I got the D500 I also bought the Lexar 32GB Professional 2933x XQD and a Lexar 32GB Professional 2000x UHS-II SDHC cards which were the fastest (and may still be) cards available at the time. I don't think I have pushed these cards to the maximum, and I doubt I ever will. Nice to have the speed and added buffer depth just in case though. I have a number of smaller and slower Sandisk (but still pretty fast) SD cards for times when they are full when travelling.

 
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I've only used 32GB SD cards so far, which can be pain at race meetings shooting in RAW - with only the one slot, especially after having used a D750 for a number of years. I may try an XQD soon as it's close to Christmas.
 
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Im still using SD cards, 64gb 80mbs from Amazon at £10. I have no need to pay the crazy XQD prices. I guess if I had to photograph something important id prefer the security of 2 cards but most of my stuff just isnt that critical, and I have never experienced an SD card failure.

Sorry if this has been asked before, can anyone recommend a 3rd party grip for the D500? I really dont want to pay the £300 for a genuine one!!!
 
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Im still using SD cards, 64gb 80mbs from Amazon at £10. I have no need to pay the crazy XQD prices. I guess if I had to photograph something important id prefer the security of 2 cards but most of my stuff just isnt that critical, and I have never experienced an SD card failure.

Sorry if this has been asked before, can anyone recommend a 3rd party grip for the D500? I really dont want to pay the £300 for a genuine one!!!
Meike grip is very good.
 
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Thanks Trevor, I've had one on my D300s for years so yes seems to be the one to go for with some amount of certainty!
 
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Have the Neewer grip, on my D500, which works flawlessly. Be aware, that at least in my case, Neewer compatible batteries caused issues with my D500, but work fine on my D610.
 
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Well my new D500 body and the 200-500 Nikon arrived yesterday. Gave it a very quick run out at the local woods at lunchtime, and it was everything I remembered, and the Nikon 200-500 is wonderfully sharp even wide open @ 500mm. Here's a couple of the first shots. Not too shabby for ISO 4000 and 4500 on a gloomy and wet November day in the UK :D





Don't get me wrong, it's no sharper or with better colours etc. than my Micro Four thirds set up with the wonderful Olympus 40-150 F2.8 and 300 F4 with teleconveter duo (and especially with regards to size / weight etc.). But, as much as I love the portability and overall image quality of the EM1.2 and G9 combo in good light, in poorer light the D500 obliterates them for high ISO noise and focus acquisition and tracking.
Interesting what you say Andrew about the High ISO and focus acquisition, I've seriously been considering this setup as a replacement for my EM1 Mk2, for exactly those reasons!

Very nice Nuthatch shot
 
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Just managed to acquire a D500. Can’t wait to get my hands on it! I’ve been following the debate on xqd/sd cards. Are there any thoughts on Which xqd card is the most suitable?
 
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Just managed to acquire a D500. Can’t wait to get my hands on it! I’ve been following the debate on xqd/sd cards. Are there any thoughts on Which xqd card is the most suitable?
I have a Sandisk Extreme Pro 95mbs SD Card and never made is slow down, I would not waste the money on the XQD cards
 
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I've just purchased a Sony G series 32GB XQD from CVP.com (the cheapest I could find @ £80), and it arrived the other day. I don't have any of the latest 300mb/sec SD cards to compare it against, but against my Sony M series and Lexar 1000x cards, the XQD card is lightning by comparison.

I'm not just talking about burst depths or card write speeds, but hitting the playback button brings up the images instantly and zooming or scrolling the images is as quick as you can physically manage to do it - much faster than my SD cards.

Just really annoys me that I had 3 XQD cards when I last had a D500 and sold them all for much less than I paid for them. Just wish I'd had kept them now so I didn't need to repurchase (especially if a Nikon Z6 is in my future later this year).
 
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I'm using the Sony G 440/400MB/s XQD's in slot 1 and Sandisk Extreme Pro 300MB/s SD's in slot 2, I do see a significant drop in the buffer if I substitute an Extreme Pro 95MB/s SD in slot 2. Guess it comes down to if you need the speed and buffer capacity for your work?
 
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