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    Default Using SD cards in CF slots

    Are there such an adaptor? Looks like SD cards are now way cheaper than CF cards I could probably sell my Kingston Elite Pro 2GB for a profit now :P

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    Default Re: Using SD cards in CF slots

    SD cards can also be much slower though, is it worth it?

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    Default Re: Using SD cards in CF slots

    some sd cards have higher rated speed than cf cards. so will using these adapters "retain" the rated speed?

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    Default Re: Using SD cards in CF slots

    I only find the SD-CF type 2 adpator (thicker), actually I prefer the SD-CF type 1 adaptor (thinner) but cannot find.

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    Default Re: Using SD cards in CF slots

    Quote Originally Posted by NMSS_2
    some sd cards have higher rated speed than cf cards. so will using these adapters "retain" the rated speed?
    the bottle neck is the adaptor, what I got is a cheap one, so the transfer rate is..... slow. Not sure about other brand or more expensive one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf
    thanks. The prices of SD cards are very attractive. EastGear is selling the Lexar one at $179, that's why the idea ....

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    Default Re: Using SD cards in CF slots

    LOL I've got one.. I'm using it..
    it works fine..
    Gimme a while I'll post up a benchmark of it..

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    Default Re: Using SD cards in CF slots

    SD-CF adapter also not cheap, i almost bought one when i was in HK, luckily i tested out the speed on my 1D MKII, immediate decided NOT to get one..cos the speed is so much slower.

    luckily 1DMKII got dual slots, can use both CF and SD at the same time and on average, SD card read/write faster than CF on 1DMKII (not sure for other DSLR that use SD, but definitely slower once u use SD-CF adapter)

    btw, i tot 2GB CF still cheaper than 2GB SD?
    We are HDD of PC & FT are MB add to storage;
    so PC never hangs with enormous storage capacity - LKY

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    Default Re: Using SD cards in CF slots

    Quote Originally Posted by Wai
    btw, i tot 2GB CF still cheaper than 2GB SD?
    That's what I thought until I checked out EastGear's webby.

    Lexar Pro 133x SD 2GB - $179.
    Lexar Pro 80x WA CF 2GB - $279.

    I hope that's not a pricing error for the SD card.

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    Default Re: Using SD cards in CF slots

    Quote Originally Posted by zcf
    the bottle neck is the adaptor, what I got is a cheap one, so the transfer rate is..... slow. Not sure about other brand or more expensive one.

    that is what i am afraid as well.

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    Default Re: Using SD cards in CF slots

    Is there an expensive adaptor? I couldn't find one. The only expensive one I found was the "cheap" one at double the price, at an **** shop.

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