Canon 5D Mark II: CF or SD/SDHC + adapter?

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PhilyBella New Member • Posts: 1
Canon 5D Mark II: CF or SD/SDHC + adapter?

I just made my foray into the world of Canon, having bought a second hand Canon 5d Mark II a couple of days ago. We (husband and I) have a Fuji X-E1 (and an X-T1 on the way) and thus we have a vast collection of SDHC cards. We're also avid Apple consumers. Both owning a MacBook Pro w/Retina each.

My question is: Do you use CF cards or SDHC cards with a CF to SD adapter with your Canon and why?

The SDHC cards seems easier: less space, SD reader within the macs, can just carry one lot of SDHC cards between us, wouldn't need a card reader, less likely to be corrupted on the go (card reader can be knocked from USB port), etc.

I understand (in principle) the benefit of Compact Flash over Secure Digital in regards to speed, however, I really would like to know what people do from a practical standpoint.

Are there huge limitations to the adapters?

Is the "lag" really that noticeable, and if it is, is it "unworkable" (meaning: is it often impossible wait a few extra seconds to preview your work)?

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