For years I have been using CF card readers to download my Images from my camera instead of just hooking the camera up to the computer, especially if I have a large amount of cards to download images from. The only problem with the readers is the multiple pins where the CF card mounts into the reader, even with the most careful of use they regally bend or brake. The card reader is then stuffed and no-longer usable Not long ago I came across an SD to CF adapter advertised on Ebay for 12 dollars (Australian currency). SD cards are cheaper and more user friendly. Thank you Ebay for this cool little adapter.