Dealing You A Fresh Card - Promaster
At last - something new in the shop to blog about. I was afraid I was going to have to put up a slide show of my trip to Fiji to fill the space - complete with the lamp blowing and the slides in upside down. You have been saved by the Promaster Corporation.
Promaster are a big-time manufacturer of many things photographic - filters, lighting gear, tripods, accessories....and memory cards. Today the first shipment of the cards arrived and have gone down on the floor.
We decided to offer two sorts of Promaster card - the SDHC size and the CF size.
I have sifted through the box and separated the SDHC cards into two divisions - the ones referred to as "high speed" and the ones referred to as "professional". The "high speed" are marked as having a 366X speed. I believe this is around the 55 Mb/sec. They are presented in a single pack and on the back it mentions that they carry a limited lifetime warranty. We have them in 8, 16, 32, and 64 Gb size.
The "professional" cards are marked as 600X and a speed of 90 Mb/sec. They are also in 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 Gb size, but the packaging is spectacularly different. The Promaster people have provided a silicon-sealed mini-box for the cards that is reminiscent of the waterproof card safes sold by other suppliers. These are universal safes that hold at least two and probably three SDHC cards in perfect safety. A real bonus for purchasing this card.
It would appear that the Promaster people also take a great deal of care preparing the card - the packaging states that the card has been sealed to protect it against water, shock, dust, fungus, rust, and extreme temperatures - possibly it is zombie-proof if that sort of thing is a concern to you. They state the warranty to be lifetime in this case, without qualifying the word.
This care also extends to the CF cards; I found "high speed" versions in 16, 32, and 64 Gb and was also pleased to see that the speed on these is 700X - that's 105Mb/sec. When I moved onto the "professional"
ones I found 16, 32, and 64 Gb that are marked with 1000X - that is 150Mb/sec. That's faster than even I can write with a good fountain pen and a tailwind.
The armoured cases are also included with these premium cards and I note that you could pack two CF cards in there as well as two SDHC cards if you so desired. This is a good smart promotional move by the supplier - a real bonus for purchase.
The prices of these cards are attractive - we will be offering them in-store rather than on line but the come in at a very good point . You really owe it to yourself to call in and get some for the coming months.
Oh, while I remember - there are also a number of packs of the Micro SD cards here with an associated adapter that lets them pop into SD-size slots on regular cameras. This way the people who like to use the little action cameras like GoPro are also catered for. I see 4, 8, 16, and 32 Gb sizes.