SD memory has largely become the standard for consumer cameras, but many older digicams, as well as most pro/semi-pro DSLRs, still use Compact Flash memory. If you’re heavily invested in SD memory but looking to move into a CF-only camera, a new, affordable adapter from Synchrotech may make your compatibility concerns a thing of the past.
The Synchrotech CFMulti converts SD/SDHC and MMC memory types to Compact Flash, allowing users to plug in cheap, high-capacity, high-speed SDHC memory into their D3 or EOS 40D – or any other camera with a CFII slot.
Another obvious application of the CFMulti is using wireless SD cards like the Eye-Fi line – which allow images to be offloaded directly to a computer or an internet destination via a Wi-Fi network – in cameras that only support CF. The folks over at Macsimum News, who first reported on the new adapter, caution that while not all CF-equipped cameras will support the adapter Eye-Fi conversion, the system has been tested on several Nikon and Canon bodies with good results.
For $28 direct from the manufacturer, the CFMulti seems like a pretty good deal to us. Certainly cheaper than buying all new memory for a new system, anyway.