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Good CF card reader?
John Howley, Photographer
Circleville | OH | USA | Posted: 6:38 PM on 03.28.20
->> I'm looking for a good CF card reader where I don't have to worry about the pins getting bent. In the past I've always been able to use a tiny screwdriver to get the pins back in order when one bends a little but I've currently got two different readers that I can't get back in line and it's so annoying.

Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.
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Kevin M. Cox, Photographer, Photo Editor
Galveston & Houston | TX | US | Posted: 3:16 PM on 03.29.20
->> I've been using the ProGrade Digital CF reader for the past six months and have no complaints:
https://shop.progradedigital.com/products/prograde-digital-dual-slot-compac...

I'm still carrying around the Lexar Workflow CFR1 which I always liked, but I don't think they're making them anymore.
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Colin Hackley, Photographer
Tallahassee | FL | USA | Posted: 9:44 PM on 03.29.20
->> I've had good luck with the Hoodman CF readers: https://www.hoodmanusa.com/Dual-Slot-CF-SD-Memory-Card-Reader-STEEL31-p/ste...
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Simon Wheeler, Photographer, Photo Editor
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 9:48 PM on 03.29.20
->> John,

I'm going to suggest that the problem isn't the reader but one or more of your cards. In 20 years of using cf readers I've never had one go bad that wasn't the fault of a bad card, generally caused by debris in the card. If you put cards in your pocket or anywhere not perfectly free of debris you risk obstructing the opening for the pin and then bending a pin. Also a bad card might cause you a bent pin in the camera. It will probably have to go for repair. I did that once by putting an SD into a CF slot in a camera. If it truly is the card reader I'm currently using a Lexar combined sd/cf reader and it's been great.
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John Howley, Photographer
Circleville | OH | USA | Posted: 7:20 PM on 04.01.20
->> Thanks for the suggestions - I'll give them a look.

I've always enjoyed the help from SportShooter members.
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