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Oct 21, 2017 13:37 |  #1

The new laptop I'm thinking about purchasing comes with a microSD reader, not SD as I had hoped. Before making my decision, I'd like to know if anyone has had any issues using a microSD in SD adapter in their camera (mine is Canon 5DIII)?



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Oct 21, 2017 13:48 |  #2

Is speed a consideration? Micro cards are pretty slow and the 5D3 isn't fast with SD to begin with.




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Oct 21, 2017 13:49 |  #3

It'll be very slow.

Just get a USB3 card reader that accepts SD/CF. They're like $10.

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Oct 21, 2017 14:02 |  #4

Thanks, the issue of speed hasn't occurred to me... I'll be traveling a lot in my retired years, so if I could avoid having to carry one additional item, that'd be great... but I guess a reader will have to do (and try very hard NOT to forget to throw that into my travel bag, lol).



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Oct 21, 2017 14:24 |  #5

MalVeauX wrote in post #18477657 (external link)
It'll be very slow.

Just get a USB3 card reader that accepts SD/CF. They're like $10.

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https://www.amazon.com ...RDF5K-Black/dp/B009D79VH4 (external link) not much to carry except it is so small (2.2 x .94 x .35 inches) you might lose it. Best Buy also carries some just make sure you get a USB 3 unit.




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Oct 21, 2017 14:29 |  #6

John from PA wrote in post #18477688 (external link)
https://www.amazon.com ...RDF5K-Black/dp/B009D79VH4 (external link) not much to carry except it is so small (2.2 x .94 x .35 inches) you might lose it. Best Buy also carries some just make sure you get a USB 3 unit.

For $8.85, I might get two of these since I'm getting more forgetful...



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Oct 21, 2017 14:32 as a reply to SYS's post |  #7

What make laptop by the way? I'm "in the business" and except for HP don't know of too many machines that directly take a microSD. Even some HP's have an SD slot but come with an SD to microSD adapter (which is easier to lose).




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John from PA wrote in post #18477697 (external link)
What make laptop by the way? I'm "in the business" and except for HP don't know of too many machines that directly take a microSD. Even some HP's have an SD slot but come with an SD to microSD adapter (which is easier to lose).

The one I'm seriously considering right now is the new HP 13" Spectre x360 with 8th gen Intel Core that is to be released in a week or so. Unlike the previous model, it comes with a microSD slot. HP stated that they decided to listen to photographers' demands, and instead of a SD slot, their response was with a microSD to my disappointment. The latest 13" Dell XPS is still in the run for my final decision by next month.



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Oct 21, 2017 14:55 as a reply to SYS's post |  #9

What photographers are using micro SD cards? I don't know of any mirrorless or DSLRs that use it.




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Oct 21, 2017 15:17 |  #10

mike_d wrote in post #18477713 (external link)
What photographers are using micro SD cards? I don't know of any mirrorless or DSLRs that use it.

That's why it's so disappointing that HP's response to photographers' demand was a microSD slot.



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Oct 21, 2017 15:35 |  #11

It's a lot easier to lose/forget a SD adapter, than a USB dongle that is larger and hooks to your laptop.

Either way, you have to have one additional piece. Either the SD adapter card. Or a USB dongle. Try and think of it that way.

Alternatively, you just hook the camera to the laptop via USB and use no adapters and no dongles?

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Oct 21, 2017 18:25 |  #12

Yep, wired transfer direct from camera to laptop.




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Oct 21, 2017 18:57 |  #13

Poor decision on the part of HP, but then they haven't done much right since they brought the HP-35 calculator to market in the early 1970's IMO.

As an example, microSD cards are available from Sandisk up to 400 GB and the SD form factor up to 512 GB. But I don't see microSD catching up since the market (again IMO) just is limited.




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