Nikon D700 CF Card Reader

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

  1. quarkrad macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2009
    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

    Dec 27, 2008
    Las Vegas
    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


    Jun 15, 2009
    Hell, AL
    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


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161
    Sandisk Extreme IV reader. FW 800. Eventually, Extreme IV cards.
  5. quarkrad thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2009
    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


    Jun 12, 2009

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

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