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Old Jul 29, 2007, 5:07 PM   #1
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I'm planning on ordering an E-410 (I like the smaller size and weight) but I have a bunch of 4GB SDHC cards. Can anyone suggest a SD to CF converter that would work in the E-410?
Also, since I'm new to Olympus which is a better value - the xSD or the CF cards?
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Old Jul 29, 2007, 8:44 PM   #2
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Can anyone suggest a SD to CF converter that would work in the E-410?
There are SD to CF adapters, but they are slow, and they may not work (or may not work well) with SDHC cards. Also, it seems some of them must have the SD card inserted before you insert the adapter into the camera. And some of them have the SD card sticking out further than the adapter, so you can't close the compartment cover with the SD card sticking out.

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Also, since I'm new to Olympus which is a better value - the xSD or the CF cards?
Actually, CF cards are more widely used than SD cards, not just in digicams, but in a variety of devices, so CF cards will be around for a while. And because of their larger package, they are easier to manufacture, so the prices for CF cards are usually less than for other cards, and the higher capacities and faster technologies come out in CF before the other formats.
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Old Jul 29, 2007, 10:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I figured there was a catch with using these adapters in a camera.
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Old Jul 30, 2007, 5:43 AM   #4
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TCav, why do you not read some lines below this thread? Your writing is wrong.

There are TWO SD-CF-adapters, both working well (if you use the SDHC-version)

Look there!



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DonalDuc wrote:
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TCav, why do you not read some lines below this thread? Your writing is wrong.

There are TWO SD-CF-adapters, both working well (if you use the SDHC-version)

Look there!
It seems the adapters you refer to are not yet available in the USA.
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DonalDuc wrote:
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TCav, why do you not read some lines below this thread? Your writing is wrong.

There are TWO SD-CF-adapters, both working well (if you use the SDHC-version)

Look there!
DonalDuc, I did look there. They do not ship to the USA. It's crazy but I couldn't find anyone selling the SDHC adapter anywhere in the USA. I did find the SD/CF adapter on eBay but it ships out of of Hong Kong. I ordered one ($20 with shipping) to see if it works but I REALLY would like the one like you have so I can use my three 4GB SDHC cards on my Oly E-510.
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UPDATE: I did manage to get one from the store in Germany that was suggested:

http://www.24traders.net/index.php?c...29cb5.04414617

I used Google to translate the page from German to English and sent them an email. They were willing to ship it to me in NJ if I paid the overseas shipping via DHL. We used PayPal for the transaction. The total cost with shipping was $67.81 USD = €48.30 EUR. It was about €20 EUR for the shipping.

This might sound like a lot but if it works I'll be able to use the three 4GB SDHC cards and the six 2GB SD cards I already have. Last time I priced a 4GB CF card it was around $50 or more depending on the brand and speed.

I can't for the life of me understand why no one on this side of the Atlantic is selling these cards. If I could find a source I would sell them on eBay like hotcakes.

Hope this info helps others in the same boat. I'll let you know how the card works when I get it.
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I'm looking forward to it.
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It would be interesting to see how this works out on your camera. The minolta D7 /A11 cameras were tested with the SD/CF adapter, and found to have improved read/write speeds over even the fastest CF cards available.

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Something else I've seen about the JOBO adapter is that, since it's intended to be used with card readers, not cameras, it doesn't have the lip that CF cards have to help when removing the card from a camera. So the adapter might be difficult to remove from a camera.

Please let us know how you fare.
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