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Cf card reader sony a 100 dslr

Repaired twice , two different shops [mack &precision] even with new cf cards , I take some pics everything fine , but when I remove card and reinsert it I get error , no card ,formatting, unable to read card.first repair was for cable release got unhooked. worked good for a few months.second was for bent pins, came back with same issues. problem with card reader back for rework at mack

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  • cas Nov 15, 2008

    professional cameras use cf cards all the time

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Buy a camera that does not use CF. Time to upgrade.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

  • ArmstrongEle Nov 17, 2008

    Well, you do not have to worry. Compact flash makers has announced they will be releasing a new card format in 2009 for professional cameras. The card type you currently use will now slowly fade away. Read up on the new compact flash tech called CFAST if you wish to know more.

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