Nikon D700 CF Card Reader

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by quarkrad, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. quarkrad macrumors newbie

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    Just about to buy a 17" Mac book Pro -one specific use is to transfer large image files fro my Nikon D700 for editing. The Nikon uses only type 1 CF cards - what is the best way of physically connecting the CF card to the Mac book?
     
  2. CK Williams macrumors regular

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    This is probably the best (and fastest) method currently available, but it is expensive. I just use a cheap, no-name brand, USB 2.0 CF reader. Works fine with the cards from my D700.
     
  3. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    What speed is your card? If you have fast, UDMA cards, I would suggest the SanDisk Extreme Firewire Reader. I use mine with pairs of SanDisk Extreme IV and RiData 250x cards and I get very fast transfer speeds.

    If you have slow cards, the reader will not make much of a difference.

    Careful with that Lexar reader. For some reason, a lot of folks were complaining about corrupt files.
     
  4. juanm macrumors 65816

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    Sandisk Extreme IV reader. FW 800. Eventually, Extreme IV cards.
     
  5. quarkrad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow - thank you al l for your quick replies. Unfortunately son has leant D700 t a friend so I'm not sure what type/manufacturer of card I have. However, it looks like Sandisk is the way to go. Much appreciated. :)
     
  6. maratus macrumors 6502a

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    http://redmodz.com/medias/65-compact-flash-cf-expresscard-34-reader-review

    ExpressCard CF reader that uses PCI-E bus instead of USB is fast!
     

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