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Do It Yourself CFexpress Type B - UP To 1 TB


Outlander Avatar
Outlander 14 103
20 Jun 2022 8:57AM
Watching a vid by Aussie tog Matt Irwin on putting a ssd card into a CFexpress case,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx8C7sFNhmk
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Carabosse Plus
20 44.3k 270 England
20 Jun 2022 10:20AM
You can buy an 256GB SD card for £30 or less in the UK. There are even unbranded 1TB cards at that sort of price.
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Outlander 14 103
20 Jun 2022 4:25PM
Its a CFexpress not SD.if you can buy 256gb CFexpress cards for £30 or less i will have a dozenWink
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Carabosse Plus
20 44.3k 270 England
20 Jun 2022 4:58PM
Sorry, should have added you can get an SD to Cfexpress adaptor for about £9. And you'll only need one of those.

So fill your boots, as they say! 😁
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Jestertheclown 14 8.8k 255 England
20 Jun 2022 7:36PM

Quote:you can get an SD to Cfexpress adaptor for about £9.

Are you sure you don't mean SD to CF?
Stevetheroofer Avatar
20 Jun 2022 7:54PM
Surely the CFexpress cards are designed to be more robust and have faster read & write speeds that an adapter would not duplicate.

I have had issues with micro sd cards in sd adapters so for me I will continue with the real thing

SteveSmile
Carabosse Avatar
Carabosse Plus
20 44.3k 270 England
20 Jun 2022 7:59PM
I thought CF is old technology and the latest SD cards are superior?
Outlander Avatar
Outlander 14 103
20 Jun 2022 8:23PM
i think theres a bit of confusion here,its about putting a NVme SSD card into a CFexpress holder.Its nothing to do with a SD Card.Watch the vid it explains it all.

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Big Bri Avatar
Big Bri 22 16.7k United Kingdom
21 Jun 2022 10:39AM

Quote:I thought CF is old technology and the latest SD cards are superior?


CF and CF Express are different things.
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Carabosse Plus
20 44.3k 270 England
21 Jun 2022 11:47AM
There's also SD Express. It's all becoming a bit confusing! 😱

Looks like the card speed war has taken over from the megapixel war.

For stills photography I wonder how much any of this matters? I can see that if you are shooting 8K video it might. My only device capable of that is my mobile phone - which doesn't take a card at all.
Railcam Avatar
Railcam 16 967 2 Scotland
21 Jun 2022 2:49PM
Surely an SD card in a CFExpress shaped holder is still an SD Card. Real CF Express cards are more expensive for a reason - they are faster and more reliable.

As an analogy, putting a Ford Fiesta engine in a Ferrari will not give Ferrari performance.
Carabosse Avatar
Carabosse Plus
20 44.3k 270 England
21 Jun 2022 3:13PM
The question is what performance do you need for stills photography?

A 1959 Mini equivalent is probably sufficient!, 🤣
Big Bri Avatar
Big Bri 22 16.7k United Kingdom
23 Jun 2022 10:27AM

Quote:Surely an SD card in a CFExpress shaped holder is still an SD Card. Real CF Express cards are more expensive for a reason - they are faster and more reliable.

As an analogy, putting a Ford Fiesta engine in a Ferrari will not give Ferrari performance.



Another misunderstanding - it's not about putting an SD card in a CF Express case, it's putting an SSD in one.
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Carabosse Plus
20 44.3k 270 England
23 Jun 2022 10:38AM

Quote: it's not about putting an SD card in a CF Express case, it's putting an SSD in one.


I think we all realised the video was about that. But simply looking at simpler /cheaper - and (?) more reliable - options.

Completely OTT for stills photography but could (maybe) be relevant for shooting video with the Nikon Z9 which can do 8.3K at 60fps, as I understand it.
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pink Plus
20 7.4k 11 England
23 Jun 2022 4:09PM
Better for stills photography when you can rattle off 20 fps at high resolution, my top end sd cards canít get close to the cfexpress card especially buffering due to their fast read and write speeds

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