Maybe D4s will have Dual CF after all?

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Maybe D4s will have Dual CF after all?
6 months ago

I hope not myself - but the card door shape has changed:

D4:

The left edge of the door is straight as the latch is on the bottom to the left under the XQD slot:

However the D4s has a different door shape on the left edge -

D4s:

The shape is more like the D3/D3s:

The D3/D3s has 2 CF cards so the latch was at the upper left as there was not space on the lower left like there is with the shorter XQD slot on the D4 (and the finger recess was bigger on the D3s):

D3/D3S:

So I see only 2 reasons to change the shape of the door which means the casting for the Mag alloy body had to be changed:

1 - a move back to dual CF which necessitated the door redesign

2 - the larger finger recess on the D4s as compared to the D4 meant the door/latch needs to be changed (This would seem like a big change for a small benefit - even though the finger recess on the D4 card door was a little small imho)?

Food for thought if nothing else! (I'd prefer dual XQD myself).

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