Lexar professional 1000x 128 gb compactflash card lcf128ctbna1000Document Transcript
My Associates StoreShopping CartProduct DetailsLexar Professional 1000x 128GBCompactFlash CardLCF128CTBNA1000From LexarListPrice:$990.62Price:$638.40 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on ordersover $25. DetailsAvailability: Usually ships in 24 hoursShips from and sold by Amazon.com39 new or used available from $499.00Average customer review:(77 customer reviews)Product DescriptionThe Lexar Professional 1000x CompactFlash card leverages UDMA 7 technology to provideultimate high-speed performance and reliability for professional photographers, with industry-leading 1000x (150MB/s) minimum guaranteed sustained read transfer speed.The card providessupport for high-resolution UDMA-enabled DSLR cameras, lets you capture and store high-quality images and 1080p full-HD and 3D video, and dramatically improves transfer rates whenpaired with a UDMA-enabled reader. The Professional 1000x CompactFlash card is available in16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities, includes downloadable Image Rescue 4 software,and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
Product Details Size: 128 GB Brand: Lexar Model: LCF128CTBNA1000 Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .52" h x 2.48" w x 4.66" l, .9 pounds Memory: 131072MBFeatures Leverages UDMA 7 technology to provide industry-leading 1000x (150MB/s) minimumguaranteed sustained read transfer speed Capture and store high-quality images and 1080p full-HD and 3D video with your DSLR camera Supports the Video Performance Guarantee (VPG-20) specification for professional-quality video Blazing-fast file transfer from card to computer to dramatically accelerate workflow Includes downloadable Image Rescue 4 software to recover lost or deleted photo and video files Compatible with UDMA CF and CF devices Free dedicated professional technical supportEditorial ReviewsFrom the ManufacturerUltimate Professional-Level, High-Speed PerformanceThe Lexar Professional 1000x CompactFlash (CF) memory card provides ultimate high-speedperformance and reliability for professional photographers, with industry-leading 1000x(150MB/s) minimum guaranteed sustained read transfer speed.* The card provides support forhigh-resolution UDMA-enabled DSLR cameras, lets you capture and store high-quality imagesand 1080p full-HD and 3D video, and dramatically improves transfer rates when paired with a
UDMA-enabled reader. The Lexar Professional 1000x CF card is available in 16GB, 32GB,64GB, and 128GB capacities.Maximize Capture, Capacity, and WorkflowUltimate Professional-Level Speed and Performance to Dramatically Accelerate Workflow.The Lexar Professional 1000x CF card leverages the impressive, high-speed performance ofUDMA 7 technology to provide industry-leading minimum guaranteed sustained read transferspeed of 1000x (150MB/s) or faster.* Performance optimized to leverage the latest photo andvideo features available in high-end DSLR cameras, it allows you to capture high-quality imagesand 1080p HD and 3D video, and then transfer from card to computer at blazing-fast speeds.**This dramatically accelerates workflow from start to finish, so you can get back to the businessof photography.Supports the VPG-20 Specification for Professional-Quality Video. The Lexar Professional1000x CF card supports the Video Performance Guarantee (VPG-20) specification. This meansthe card’s been tested and guaranteed for professional video capture streams at up to 20MB/s.This enables professional-quality full-HD video capture at high frame rates with no droppedframes.Includes Valuable Downloadable Software. The Lexar Professional 1000x CF card includesthe latest version of award-winning Lexar Image Rescue 4 software, which provides reliablerecovery of most photo and video files, even if they’ve been erased or the card has beencorrupted.***Unmatched Performance, Reliability, and Compatibility. The Lexar team works with majorcamera manufacturers to ensure all Lexar memory cards are compatible with their digitalcameras—from the simplest to the most complex. The cards are also tested in the Lexar QualityLabs, facilities with more than 800 digital cameras and memory card devices, to further ensurecompatibility and performance. And all Lexar Professional cards come with a limited lifetimewarranty and a free, dedicated customer support line. Designed with professional photographersin mind, the advanced technology and blazing speed of the Lexar Professional 1000x CF cardprovides ultimate memory card performance.
Lexar offers a comprehensive line of innovative, award-winning memory products in severalcategories, including memory cards, card readers, USB flash drives, and portable backup drives.With so many options, it’s easy to find the right Lexar solution to fit your needs.Lexar. When Memory Matters.*Minimum 150MB/s read transfer, write speeds lower. Speeds based on TestMetrix certifiedtester. Actual sustained speed may vary depending on host device.**When paired with a UDMA 7 enabled reader, sold separately.***Image or other data recovery is not 100% guaranteed.Product Highlights Leverages UDMA 7 technology to provide industry-leading 1000x (150MB/s) minimum guaranteedsustained read transfer speed* Capture and store high-quality images and 1080p full-HD and 3D video with your DSLR camera Supports VPG-20 for professional-quality video Blazing-fast file transfer from card to computer to dramatically accelerate workflow** Includes downloadable Image Rescue 4 software to recover lost or deleted photo and video files*** Compatible with UDMA CF and CF devices Free dedicated professional technical support Limited lifetime warrantyCapacities 16GB 32GB 64GB 128GB
Customer ReviewsMost helpful customer reviews33 of 39 people found the following review helpful.A Ferrari of a UDMA-7 CompactFlash card that really needs a fast "Autobahn" cameraand card reader to unleash its maximum speed.By ůźŸ ωŬ≥ζŷ ♥☮♭♩♪♫♬♮☯☺♡✈இ Fuzzy Wuzzys Summary:ѾѾѾѾѾ Highly recommended with warm fuzzies!փ Positives:փ Screaming fast performance, but only if your high-end camera and newer-model card readercan keep up with this cards UDMA-7 read/write speeds.փ Supports the Video Performance Guarantee (VPG-20) specification for professional-quality1080P HD video capture at 20 MB/sec speed.փ Includes downloadable "Image Rescue 4" software that can aid in recovering photo and videofiles lost due to deletion or card corruption.փ Limited lifetime warranty.ჯ Negatives:ჯ To fully take advantage of this cards write speed from the camera to the memory card, yourprofessional-class camera must be able to write the data out that fast. And to take advantage ofits read speed from the memory card reader to your computer, your card reader needs to be ableto write that fast.As both the speed and capacity of CompactFlash cards keeps increasing every year, this UDMA-7 card from Lexar yet again pushes the outer limits of read/write speeds. It was not that long agowhen a "133x" CompactFlash card seemed really fast. But this ever-increasing need for speedand capacity becomes more and more important as more cameras can now record 1080P HDvideo, frame rates increase, and both the frames per second and continuous burst shootingcapabilities of prosumer-class and professional-class cameras increase with each years newdSLR models.I received this Lexar Professional 1000x 16-GB CompactFlash Card shortly after I had upgradedmy Canon 7Ds firmware from version 1.2.5 to the latest version 2.0.0. Canon released thisversion 2.0.0 firmware for their 7D about three weeks ago at the start of August. Having usedCanon dSLRs since their EOS D60 in 2002, I have been accustomed to a variety of Canonsfirmware updates for their dSLR cameras. But this version 2.0.0 firmware update for their 7D isone of the largest and most significant firmware updates that I have ever seen. I almost feel like I
have a brand new version of the 7D by just updating to this new firmware version. Included inthis large firmware update is a huge improvement to the 7Ds continuous-shooting buffer depth,increasing the continuous burst buffer space from the original specs of 15 RAW files to awhopping 25 RAW files. Combined with the 7Ds 8 frames/second speed in high-speedcontinuous shooting mode, this makes the camera even more ideal for action/sports/wildlifephotography and it starts to edge closer to UDMA-7 speeds. But, alas, Canon states that evenwith this new 7D firmware 2.0: "UDMA 7 CF memory card read/write speeds are not fullysupported with the EOS 7D Digital SLR camera. If using UDMA 7 memory cards, the read/writespeeds will be equivalent to UDMA 6."To both test the improvements to my Canon 7Ds continuous-shooting buffer depth and to alsotest how fast my 7D can write files to this Lexar 1000x 16-GB CompactFlash card, I performed aseries of tests after upgrading my 7D to its new firmware version 2.0.0. These tests wereperformed after I freshly formatted this Lexar 16-GB card in my 7D camera and had a fullycharged battery. The following measurements consist of shooting my 7D in two higher ISOsettings to purposely create larger file sizes (versus shooting at ISO 100). I usually try hard to gono higher than ISO 400 to minimize noise being introduced, but I will sometimes go up to ISO3200 for low-light or nighttime hand-held shooting, and I try to avoid going beyond ISO 3200unless I really have to. So I performed a series of continuous burst shooting at both ISO 400 andISO 3200 with the camera set to output either only L(arge)-Fine JPG files, only L(arge)-sizeRAW files, or dual Large-RAW and Large-Fine-JPG outputs.For each of the six RAW/JPG and ISO combinations below, I list the number of images that canbe stored on this Lexar 16-GB card.For the four L(arge)-RAW-only and dual Large-RAW and Large-Fine-JPG tests below, I keptshooting the camera in high-speed continuous mode until its buffer filled up and it had to pause.During this time, I tracked the number of seconds that the cameras card status light remained litwhile it was busy writing files to the Lexar card. I then recorded the total number of files thatwere written onto the card during the continuous burst shooting and the total number of bytesused by those files. For each of the RAW/JPG and ISO combinations, I repeated the burst-shooting three times and averaged the results. There was very little variation for the file count,byte size, and timings in between each set of three tests within a group. From the total byteswritten and seconds that it took to write to the memory card, I arrived at a "Bytes/second" writespeed for writing data from the camera to this Lexar card.L-size RAW only at ISO 400--------------------------------------------------Maximum images that can be stored: 592Files recorded into continuous burst buffer (average of 3 tries): 29Total bytes of all files recorded onto card (average of 3 tries): 680,617,662Seconds that card status light remained lit (average of 3 tries): 10Bytes/seconds = 680,617,662/10 = 68 MB/secL-size RAW only at ISO 3200--------------------------------------------------
Maximum images that can be stored: 540Files recorded into continuous burst buffer (average of 3 tries): 23Total bytes of all files recorded onto card (average of 3 tries): 707,076,916Seconds that card status light remained lit (average of 3 tries): 10Bytes/seconds = 707,076,916/10 = 71 MB/secL-size RAW with L-fine JPG at ISO 400--------------------------------------------------Maximum images that can be stored: 461Files recorded into continuous burst buffer (average of 3 tries): 38 (19 CR2/JPG pairs)Total bytes of all files recorded onto card (average of 3 tries): 568,274,502Seconds that card status light remained lit (average of 3 tries): 15Bytes/seconds = 568,274,502/15 = 38 MB/secL-size RAW with L-fine JPG at ISO 3200--------------------------------------------------Maximum images that can be stored: 425Files recorded into continuous burst buffer (average of 3 tries): 34 (17 CR2/JPG pairs)Total bytes of all files recorded onto card (average of 3 tries): 608,925,777Seconds that card status light remained lit (average of 3 tries): 16Bytes/seconds = 608,925,777/16 = 38 MB/secThe two ISO400/3200 tests for shooting only L(arge)-Fine JPG required a slightly differentapproach. Unlike the above four L(arge)-RAW-only and dual Large-RAW and Large-Fine-JPGtests where my 7D noticeably paused when the cameras internal buffer filled up and the camerathen waited for a short duration for the Lexar card to catch up, when shooting JPG-only, therewas a far shorter pause after about 6 to 10 seconds of shooting and then the camera wouldquickly shoot 3 or 4 more shots followed by another very quick pause. So to measure thethroughput to the Lexar card when shooting JPG-only, I kept the shutter button constantlypressed for exactly 30 seconds, and then I also timed how long the card status light remained lit.As with the numbers for the "L-size RAW with L-fine JPG" listed above, there is a speedoverhead when shooting JPG, either in JPG-only mode or dual RAW/JPG output. But as thenumbers below show, it is interesting that after I kept the shutter button constantly pressed for 30seconds, the camera continued writing to the Lexar card for only an additional 4 or 5 seconds.My 7D cameras internal pipeline is the actual limiting factor in how fast it could clear out itsbuffer and write everything on the card. With the 7Ds new 2.0.0 firmware version, Canon statesthat the 7Ds buffer can store about 130 L(arge)-Fine JPG files. So the extra 4 to 5 seconds oflatency is due to the camera writing the remaining buffer contents onto the card.L-fine JPG only at ISO 400--------------------------------------------------Maximum images that can be stored: 2084Seconds that I kept the shutter button pressed: 30Files recorded after shooting for 30 seconds (average of 3 tries): 235 (almost 8 shots/second!)Total bytes of all files recorded onto card (average of 3 tries): 1,619,609,533Seconds that card status light remained lit (average of 3 tries): 34
Bytes/seconds = 1,619,609,533/34 = 48 MB/secL-fine JPG only at ISO 3200--------------------------------------------------Maximum images that can be stored: 2026Seconds that I kept the shutter button pressed: 30Files recorded after shooting for 30 seconds (average of 3 tries): 230 (almost 8 shots/second!)Total bytes of all files recorded onto card (average of 3 tries): 1,732,094,464Seconds that card status light remained lit (average of 3 tries): 35Bytes/seconds = 1,732,094,464/35 = 49 MB/secFrom the above results, a RAW-only continuous burst write speed of 68 MB/sec at ISO 400 isquite fast, and being able to continuously shoot more than 20 RAWs at 8 frames per second isideal for action/sports/wildlife photography, but it still does not fully take advantage of thiscards 1000x UDMA-7 maximum speed capability. But my tests proved to me that (1) the newfirmware update for my 7D did indeed dramatically boosted the continuous burst buffer of my7D, and (2) even with the 7Ds fast shooting, the limiting factor was still the camera and I nevereven once bumped up against this cards upper speed ceiling for either shooting extended 1080PHD videos at 30 frames/second or high-speed continuous photo shoots.I currently do not have a UDMA-7 USB 3.0 card reader, so I did not test this cards read speedwhen transferring files from a UDMA-7-compatible card reader to a computer. Although it maymatter for your purposes, my card readers read speed is not that important to me. When I need totransfer files from multiple CompactFlash cards to my computer, I use two separate USB 2.0card readers that are both plugged into my computer, and I just keep feeding them cards while Iwork on other things. I will eventually purchase a UDMA-7 USB 3.0 card reader. But for now,using two USB 2.0 card readers to simultaneously transfer files to my computer works fine forme :)Inside this cards box package are two sheets. One sheet states that in order to use these LexarProfessional 1000x CompactFlash cards with Lexars Lexar Media Inc. Dual Slot USB 3.0Reader Professional (LRW307URBNA), you must download and update its firmware from theURL on Lexars Web site that is mentioned on the sheet. The other sheet includes a serialnumber code for use in activating Lexars "Image Rescue 4" software. You can download the"Image Rescue 4" software from the URL on Lexars Web site that is mentioned on this sheet.The downloadable Lexar "Image Rescue 4" software that is included free with thisCompactFlash card is similar to Transcends "RecoverRx" and SanDisks "RescuePro" software.As with software that tries to recover files that were deleted on a computer hard drive, the"Image Rescue 4" scans and looks for deleted/missing files that can be recovered. If youaccidentally deleted some photo or video files from a camera memory card, your best chance forsuccess is to immediately stop using the card, remove it from the camera, and try to recover itusing the "Image Rescue 4" (or similar) software. If you have taken additional shots on yourcamera after accidentally deleting some files, there is a greater chance that the new photo/videofiles may have overwritten some part of the original image data that you are trying to recover.And if the card is actually damaged or corrupted, the data recovery software may also be of no
use.௫ Fuzzy Wuzzys Conclusion:This is an excellent UDMA-7 CompactFlash card that is suitable for the most demanding, largeand fast camera buffer, and high frame-rate photo and video applications. Most consumer-classand prosumer-class dSLR cameras currently cannot write to this card fast enough, so your moneymay be better spent on a less expensive UDMA-6/600x, 400x, or slower card, especially if youhave an entry-level dSLR. UDMA-6/600x CompactFlash cards have been on the market now forabout three years, their prices have become cheaper, and their write speeds are a better match forthe current crop of consumer/prosumer-class dSLR cameras. But some of the latest professional-grade dSLR cameras, such as Canons EOS 1D-X and Nikons D4, are now appearing that dofully support UDMA-7 speed. Likewise, if you rarely shoot in high-speed continuous burstmodes that are indispensable for action/sports/wildlife photography and you rarely shoot 1080PHD video using your dSLR, a CompactFlash card with a speed rating of 133x, 266x, or 400xmay be perfectly fine for your needs, and you can use the money that you saved to buy betterhigh-end lenses :-) because, at the time of this reviews writing, this 1000x card does cost morethan most other 16-GB cards and you are paying a premium for its speed when used in a camerawith fast photo/video shooting that can quickly feed data into the card. Action, sports, andwildlife photography can really benefit from a dSLR that has a high frames/second capability (atleast 3 or 4 frames/second), a high internal memory buffer to keep the continuous shooting goingwithout stutters, and fast hardware to write all that data to a UDMA-7 card like this LexarCompactFlash. With this kind of action/sports/wildlife photography, I usually capture severalperfect "caught in the act" shots while deleting plenty of other shots.But one purchasing decision that you have to consider is if your camera can write data fastenough onto this card to fully make use of its speed, or if you have a UDMA-7 USB 3.0 cardreader that can read data from this card at its maximum speed. A UDMA-7-enabled card readeris inexpensive to purchase, and the high speed at which you can transfer files from a UDMA-7-enabled card reader to your computer may be enough justification to buy this card. If you have aprosumer-class dSLR and you shoot a lot of 1080P HD video using the highest frame rate, this isalso an excellent card choice. And if you have a professional-class dSLR that can output atUDMA-7 speeds, this card is a must-buy!At the present time, the 16-GB size of this card being reviewed is my favorite CompactFlashcard size for the main reason that I do not like the idea of "keeping all of my photo/video eggs injust one (or a few) baskets". Even though I have never encountered a complete card failure andinability to retrieve the files from any of my SanDisk, Lexar, or Kingston CompactFlash cards(knock hard on wood), and I have only encountered an occasional rare corrupted single file hereor there, I still like the idea that my complete set of images, which may include many thousandsof dual RAW/JPG files and HD videos that sometimes add up to 400 GB of data for a three orfour week travel outing, are spread across multiple cards in case one particular card becomestotally unreadable, or even accidentally lost. And as added insurance, during the trip, I copy thefiles from my CompactFlash cards onto a laptops hard drive or another portable hard drive.Eventually, I will migrate more of my card usage up to 32 GB sizes. But I do not trust the idea ofputting all the photos and videos from a 3-week travel outing on a handful of 128-GB cards just
yet, because if just one 128-GB card gets lost or corrupted, I lose a huge amount of photos :-) Sofar, after filling up this Lexar 16-GB card with photos/videos more than 22 times, I have notencountered any glitches, corrupted files, or data loss.13 of 15 people found the following review helpful.Can Your Card Keep Up?: A Lexar Professional 1000x 16 GB CompactFlash CardLCF16GCTBNA1000 ReviewBy L. T. BeasimerWith fast shooting high mega pixel digital cameras, the CF card can be a major performancefactor, especially now that many DSLR cameras include video capture. Why purchase a DSLRcamera and use a slow CF card? Id rather take advantage of a high performance CF card thanbecome frustrated with shutter slowdowns and time consuming image transfers. Is the LexarProfessional 1000x CF card a good match for my Canon EOS 7D?The Lexar Professional 1000x CF cards use UDMA 7 (Ultra Direct Mode Access 7) technologyto read at 150 mb/sec, write at 145 mb/sec, and has a maximum transfer rate of up to 167MB/sec.These fast read/write speeds are desirable with large image files, especially when there are many.Plus cameras typically use buffer memory to hold images while writing to the card duringcontinuous shots. At some point, if the card cannot write fast enough, the camera will stopshooting until the buffer clears enough room for more images.Shooting L-Raw + L-jpg, I was able to take 84 consecutive shots before the camera buffer startedfilling up with the Lexar Professional 1000x CF card. Doing the same test on my older SanDiskUltra II CF card, I was able to shoot 13 shots, Then on my SanDisk Ultra IV CF card, I was ableto shoot 44 consecutive shots. The Lexar Professional 1000x CF card also supports shooting inVPG-20 for professional quality video. "This means the cards been tested and guaranteed forprofessional video capture streams at up to 20MB/s", enabling 1080p full-HD and 3D videocapture at high frame rates and no dropped frames when used with a compatible camera. Forthose shooting consecutive shots or movies, clearly the speed of the Lexar Professional 1000xCF card makes a difference.Although there are currently a limited number of cameras on the market which can takeadvantage of the UDMA 7s speed. Only Canon EOS cameras are listed as compatible on Lexarssupport webpage, plus according to Nikon so is the D4 and D800. While my Canon EOS 7Dwhen upgraded to firmware 2.0.X is compatible, I can only achieve UDMA 6 equivalent speeds.Professional level CF cards commonly include data recovery software. Lexars Professional1000x CF card line includes the latest version of their award-winning Lexar Image Rescue®software. This software package provides recovery of most photo and video files, even whentheyve been erased or the CF card has been corrupted.Using the Image Rescue4 is pretty simple. First download the software, which could bepurchased separately, from Lexars imagerescue4 web page and install. Use the supplied code tounlock the software, then open to use. A small screen appears giving several options includingOpen to browse, "Erase Card", "Format Card", and "Start Scan" to find and recover lost files.The software is intuitive, and recovering files seems to be time consuming but effortless.
The Lexar Professional 1000x CF memory card is designed to withstand tough conditions. Dueto a high impact rating, this card is tough enough to endure significant drops, vibrations, andimpacts. For example; if you were to accidentally drop the Lexar Professional 1000x CF cardand it hit the floor and bounced a few times before settling on the ground, this card is rated tosustain the fall without any damage. Lexar has an interesting video on YouTube titled "Lexar:How We Test" to show what this CF card can withstand. Additionally, the Lexar Professional1000x CF memory card can operate in extreme temperatures ranging from -20°C (-4°F) to 85° C(185° F).People generally want to know how many images a card will hold. This is a difficult question toanswer and greatly depends on both the card and the camera it is used in. The number of imagesthis CF card will hold on my Canon 7D also depends on the settings used. Let me provide a fewsettings and image counts for an idea of what this card holds.Shooting L-Raw w/ISO 100 - 609 imagesShooting L-Raw w/ISO 800 - 576 imagesShooting L-Raw + L-jpg w/ISO 100 - 482 imagesShooting L-Raw + L-jpg w/ISO 800 - 448 imagesShooting M-Raw w/ISO 100 - 898 imagesShooting M-Raw w/ISO 800 - 836 imagesShooting Large jpg - 999 images (the 7D cannot provide counts above 999)Worried about reliability? The Professional line is backed with a lifetime limited warranty withinthe US as long as owned by the original purchaser. The warranty ensures the Lexar Professional1000x CF card is free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal use.For my needs, my 2GB CF card is slow and too small. I prefer using my two 4GB CF cardsinstead, but have considered purchasing faster 8GB CF cards. Im so impressed with the LexarProfessional 1000x 16GB CF card, Ill consider buying a second to replace the three cards Icurrently use. I doubt I would need 32GB for any one outing since I dont shoot a lot of video,however I like having two cards so I can pass one off for downloading while I continue shootingimages with the other. Plus faster transfer speeds saves processing time. Lexars Professional1000x CF cards are definitely fast and worthy of consideration.PROS:ReliableFast read/writeImpact resistantLow power consumptionBacked by a limited lifetime warrantyFree, dedicated customer support lineSupports VPG-20 video captureAlso available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities.
CONS:UDMA 7 capable devices are limited59 of 77 people found the following review helpful.Dont buyBy murphyatufAlthough, I read less than ideal reviews for the Lexar 1000x 32GB cf card, I wanted a UMDA7to use with my new Canon 5D Mark iii so I bought it anyway as there were few other options.During the first few days of a 2 week vacation, the card just died, crashed, was no longerrecognized by my camera or any card reader. I have 6 cf cards, 2 are Lexar and some are gettingancient but all still work. I returned it to Amazon shortly after returning from the trip andexplained that it was no longer working. They refunded all but $50 as a restocking fee. Really?Why would they want to restock an item that is completely nonfunctional?! I am verydisappointed in Amazon and Lexar.See all 77 customer reviews...My Associates Store | Shopping Cart Browse by CategoryPatio Furniture SetsCamera & Photo Similar ItemsCanon EOS-1D X 18.1MP Full Frame...$6,799.00Nikon MB-D12 Multi Battery Power...$363.45Nikon D800 36.3 MP CMOS FX-Forma...$2,796.95