B&H has the new Transcend 128GB 1000x CF card in stock. The card is UDMA Mode 7 compatible with max read speeds of 160MB/s and write speeds of 120MB/s. It supports VPG-20 for capturing full HD video at up to 20MB/s minimum sustained write speed.
Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Axtremex Technology has announced a new CompactFlash card with an 800x speed rating, claiming 120MB/s read speeds and 95MB/s write speeds. The card is UDMA Mode 7 compatible and runs $400 for a 128GB capacity.
Note that even faster speeds have been attained my mainstream manufacturers (see the 1000x Lexar CF card for 150MB/s read speeds); however, prices are much higher.
Details and availability for Axtremex CF cards at Nanoflash.net.
Canon has released a firmware update for the 5D Mark II. The new firmware version 2.0.9 provides the following updates.
- Improves writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
- Fixes a phenomenon where the IS function will not work when custom function C.Fn III-2 is set to [5: IS start] and the lens attached does not have an AF stop button. This is because custom function C.Fn III-2 allows users to assign IS start to the AF stop button on the lens
- Corrects misspellings in the menu screens displayed in Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai languages.
The firmware is not yet available on Canon USA’s site; however, you can find it Canon’s Asia site here.