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Jan 11, 2019 19:29:28   #
Bill_de (a regular here)
 
I wonder with higher capacity SD and the new CF Express soon to hit the streets if XQD will be a short lived memory card.

On December 9 I ordered a Sony 120gb for $207.
I just ordered a second, identical card for $155.39

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Jan 11, 2019 19:58:53   #
Architect1776 (a regular here)
 
Bill_de wrote:
I wonder with higher capacity SD and the new CF Express soon to hit the streets if XQD will be a short lived memory card.

On December 9 I ordered a Sony 120gb for $207.
I just ordered a second, identical card for $155.39

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Once CF Express gets going XQD will be gone immediately.
If you use XQD I hear though, a firmware adjustment to the camera will allow the use of this faster card.

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Jan 11, 2019 20:08:37   #
DaveO (a regular here)
 
How about a good price on fast sdxc cards for the other slot!

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Jan 11, 2019 20:52:32   #
larryepage (a regular here)
 
I think we just beginning to see a normal price progression on XQD cards as more and more cameras that use them get into the market, even though some choose to just use the secondary card. Once we actually see the firmware update that allow use of the new format, we can reguess what might happen moving forward.

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Jan 11, 2019 22:05:25   #
IDguy
 
The 32 GB I bought a couple of months ago is still the same price: $89.

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Jan 11, 2019 22:40:35   #
Strodav
 
Didn't know much about CFexpress, so looked it up. CF Express is the merger of the two standards of XQD 2.0 and CFast 2.0 and has the same form factor and connector as the XQD standard. They say the new standards will allow for bigger and faster mem cards. Nikon Rumors says the Z6 and Z7 are CFexpress compatible. No rumors on firmware updates for other bodies like the D850 or D500. In general, when a new memory card standards starts to catch on the cost of older mem cards goes down.

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Jan 11, 2019 22:47:59   #
Bill_de (a regular here)
 
Strodav wrote:
Didn't know much about CFexpress, so looked it up. CF Express is the merger of the two standards of XQD 2.0 and CFast 2.0 and has the same form factor and connector as the XQD standard. They say the new standards will allow for bigger and faster mem cards. Nikon Rumors says the Z6 and Z7 are CFexpress compatible. No rumors on firmware updates for other bodies like the D850 or D500. In general, when a new memory card standards starts to catch on the cost of older mem cards goes down.


" Nikon Rumors says the Z6 and Z7 are CFexpress compatible."

I believe only after firmware update.

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Jan 12, 2019 08:30:23   #
billnikon (a regular here)
 
Bill_de wrote:
I wonder with higher capacity SD and the new CF Express soon to hit the streets if XQD will be a short lived memory card.

On December 9 I ordered a Sony 120gb for $207.
I just ordered a second, identical card for $155.39

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When Texas Instruments came out with that first calculator, it cost over $500.00. You can now get one off ebay for $1.00.
High demand and low inventories, the higher the price. Lower demand and high inventories, the lower the price. Economics 101

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Jan 12, 2019 09:55:27   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
And they will continue to drop. Be patient.

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Jan 12, 2019 09:56:10   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
billnikon wrote:
When Texas Instruments came out with that first calculator, it cost over $500.00. You can now get one off ebay for $1.00.
High demand and low inventories, the higher the price. Lower demand and high inventories, the lower the price. Economics 101


I remember that. I received an offer in the mail. If I bought a calculator for $400, I would receive a free attache case.

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Jan 12, 2019 09:58:40   #
IDguy
 
Strodav wrote:
Didn't know much about CFexpress, so looked it up. CF Express is the merger of the two standards of XQD 2.0 and CFast 2.0 and has the same form factor and connector as the XQD standard. They say the new standards will allow for bigger and faster mem cards. Nikon Rumors says the Z6 and Z7 are CFexpress compatible. No rumors on firmware updates for other bodies like the D850 or D500. In general, when a new memory card standards starts to catch on the cost of older mem cards goes down.


The Zs are mechanically compatible now but will need a firmware update. The cards won’t be available till later in the year.

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Jan 12, 2019 10:38:25   #
markngolf (a regular here)
 
billnikon wrote:
When Texas Instruments came out with that first calculator, it cost over $500.00. You can now get one off ebay for $1.00.
High demand and low inventories, the higher the price. Lower demand and high inventories, the lower the price. Economics 101



Yup. I taught HS mathematics. I bought one for $500. Ouch!
In 1987 we loaned every student in the high school a TI 81. Somethings, not many, are cheaper over time.
Mark

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Jan 12, 2019 12:12:51   #
cjc2 (a regular here)
 
I bought my Lexar 128GB cards for $120-$159 before 'the mess' so I find it normal that XQD cards would come back down in price once the supply situation is resolved. I have held off on increasing my collection of cards until that happens. IF CFexpress is better, and will work in my cameras, bring it! Best of luck.

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Jan 12, 2019 12:55:09   #
larryepage (a regular here)
 
Just as a comment...I have discovered that most of the time, I have a hard time even coming close to filling my 128GB card. Before I buy any more big cards, my plan is to buy a few smaller ones, holding the 128GB card for those times that I know that more space will be needed. Right now I 'm not shooting video. If that changes, I might have to adjust my planning differently.

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Jan 12, 2019 12:56:23   #
DaveO (a regular here)
 
larryepage wrote:
Just as a comment...I have discovered that most of the time, I have a hard time even coming close to filling my 128GB card. Before I buy any more big cards, my plan is to buy a few smaller ones, holding the 128GB card for those times that I know that more space will be needed. Right now I 'm not shooting video. If that changes, I might have to adjust my planning differently.



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