Lexar Professional Firewire 800 CompactFlash Reader

May 12, 2011 · 2 comments

in Equipment,Product Reviews

Recently I had a big scare when I couldn’t download images from my camera to computer… After speaking to several people in the industry and phoning a few camera shops, I was introduced to the Lexar Professional High Speed Firewire 800 CompactFlash Reader.

The Lexar Professional High Speed Firewire 800 CompactFlash Reader provides high-speed downloads from CompactFlash (CF) and CompactFlash (UDMA CF) cards to your computer, so you can quickly manage, view and sort your digital images.

This card reader is specially designed for professional photographers, and includes features such as:

– Super sonic fast speeds for transferring your images to your computer

– Rugged black housing with textured rubber accents, similar to professional SLR cameras. This reader is easy to handle, stack and keep in place as you work

– A unique stackable design that allows you to connect up to 4 readers, enabling concurrent downloads for improved efficiency

– An LED activity light that blinks during file transfer, so you know when you can work with your files and when you can safely remove you CompactFlash card from the Reader

– Compatible with Type I and Type II CompactFlash cards, as well as performance optimized to leverage the read/write speeds of UDMA CompactFlash cards

This card reader is not cheap, and retails for around R1200, but it is the Roles Royce of card readers at the moment.

You should consider upgrading to this card reader if:

– time is valuable and you want to improve the speed of your workflow

– you often download from more that one CF card at once

– you want to protect the longevity of your camera

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

hey!fever September 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm


We ordered this card reader online via khalahari.com, but it got cancelled due to lack of stock :(

Where did you buy yours? Can’t seem to find a local stockist online…

rikki hibbert October 4, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I got my card reader from Kameraz in Rosebank, give them a call!

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