While most professional photographers won't use anything else but DSLR cameras and CompactFlash memory cards
, there are also certain DSLR owners who don't care that much about the type of storage solution found within their cameras (we're talking here mostly about amateur or advanced amateurs, some of which actually opt for more powerful imaging solutions).
And since a very large number of people own SD (or SDHC/SDXC) memory cards left over from some entry-level compact or maybe even some mobile gadget, the people over at PhotoFast
have released the GM-7300 adapter
, which is actually capable of turning just about any SD-based memory card out there into a mighty CFII.
According to the manufacturer, this adapter will work quite fine with SD Cards (1GB ~ 2GB), microSD Cards (1GB ~ 2GB, with a separate adapter required to turn them into SDs), SDHC cards (4GB ~32GB), microSDHC cards (4GB ~ 32GB) and SDXC Cards (32GB ~ 64GB versions). Moreover, its physical dimensions are exactly those required by the CFII standard (42.8mm x 36mm x 5mm, 22g), while the supported voltage varies in the 3V ~ 5V range.
Pricing for the adapter from PhotoFast has been in Japan (where it will go on sale next month) at a fairly affordable 2,980 Yen ($35), but, unfortunately, there's no word on whether this very useful solution will ever make it onto Western markets as well.
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