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  1. #1
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    XQD VS CFexpress import issues

    I've been using a 64GB XQD without issues until I ran out of space on a photo shoot, (thankfully at the end of the day- literally the second to last shot I wanted to take). Not wanting to have this happen again, I went memory card shopping. I could have gotten a second 64GB XQD but found a used 128GB CFexpress (type B) card for the same price instead. My workflow is to pop the XQD into the Sony Card Reader and Adobe Bridge auto starts the import process. Bridge does not recognize the CFexpress card in the same way when clicked into the card reader, even though I bought the card reader that is XQD & CFexpress type B compliant, (the expensive one of course). I've found that Bridge will start the import process if I leave the card in the camera (Z6) and plug the camera into the computer but its slower than using the card reader. I dont know if this is caused by format; XQD vs. CFexpress, size; 64GB vs. 128GB or brand; Sony vs. Sandisk Extreme Pro.
    I'd like to get back into importing the photos using the card reader. Has anyone else ran into this? Is there a better way?


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    Camera- Z6, D800, D7500, D40x
    Lenses-
    Z- 14-30 f4, 24-70 f4, 24-200 f4-6.3, 50 f1.8, 105 f2.8
    DX- Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Sigma A 18-35 f1.8, Nikon 18-140 f3.5-5.6
    FX- Tamron 15-30 f2.8, Nikon 35-70 f2.8, Nikon 80-200 f2.8, Nikon 24-120 f4, Nikon AF-P 70-300 f4.5-5.6 Sigma C 150-600 f5-6.3
    Prime Lenses- Nikon 50 f1.8g, Tamron 85 f1.8, Tokina 100 f2.8, Rokinon HD 8 f3.5



  2. #2
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    Re: XQD VS CFexpress import issues

    Have you looked at the manufacturer of the card reader's website for possible different set of drivers?
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    Z5
    D750
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    Lumix DMC-ZS6
    Nikon Lenses
    Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S
    24-120mm f/4
    50mm f/1.8G
    70-200mm f/2.8G VR
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    Carl Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
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  3. #3
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    Re: XQD VS CFexpress import issues

    Yup, its Sony MRW-G1 but says there's no downloads available. I honestly think its just a Bridge issue because I can import the CFexpress card using Lightroom Classic.
    Camera- Z6, D800, D7500, D40x
    Lenses-
    Z- 14-30 f4, 24-70 f4, 24-200 f4-6.3, 50 f1.8, 105 f2.8
    DX- Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Sigma A 18-35 f1.8, Nikon 18-140 f3.5-5.6
    FX- Tamron 15-30 f2.8, Nikon 35-70 f2.8, Nikon 80-200 f2.8, Nikon 24-120 f4, Nikon AF-P 70-300 f4.5-5.6 Sigma C 150-600 f5-6.3
    Prime Lenses- Nikon 50 f1.8g, Tamron 85 f1.8, Tokina 100 f2.8, Rokinon HD 8 f3.5

  4. #4
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    Re: XQD VS CFexpress import issues

    That's called Auto-Play... It's a Windows setting... NOT a Nikon or memory card setting...

    I've provided a link below, that may not be specific for your version of Windows, but the feature has be extant for many years... and may be slightly different on your flavor of OS...

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-c...lay-windows-10
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  5. #5
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    Re: XQD VS CFexpress import issues

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    That's called Auto-Play... It's a Windows setting... NOT a Nikon or memory card setting...

    I've provided a link below, that may not be specific for your version of Windows, but the feature has be extant for many years... and may be slightly different on your flavor of OS...

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-c...lay-windows-10

    I don't think this is too far off, but this is not the issue. My autoplay is set to download images via Bridge when a memory card is detected. When any other memory card is used, (SD, Compact Flash or XQD) bridge pops up and starts doing its thing because thats what I have autoplay set to do. When the CFexpress card is used, nothing happens. The only way around this that I have found is to leave the memory card in the Z6 and plug the camera in via USB C to the computer OR have Lightroom Classic open when I pop the CFexpress card into the card reader and LrC "sees" the card and starts the import process. The only thing I can think of is there is some other format used for the CFexpress cards that are not used on all other cards thereby tricking the autoplay or bridge into not seeing the CFexpress memory card as a memory card. It's the only CFexpress card I have, otherwise I'd test with multiple cards and sizes to troubleshoot. I am going to play with Bridge Workflow later to see if that will work.
    Camera- Z6, D800, D7500, D40x
    Lenses-
    Z- 14-30 f4, 24-70 f4, 24-200 f4-6.3, 50 f1.8, 105 f2.8
    DX- Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Sigma A 18-35 f1.8, Nikon 18-140 f3.5-5.6
    FX- Tamron 15-30 f2.8, Nikon 35-70 f2.8, Nikon 80-200 f2.8, Nikon 24-120 f4, Nikon AF-P 70-300 f4.5-5.6 Sigma C 150-600 f5-6.3
    Prime Lenses- Nikon 50 f1.8g, Tamron 85 f1.8, Tokina 100 f2.8, Rokinon HD 8 f3.5

  6. #6
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    Re: XQD VS CFexpress import issues

    I see that you say the only way is to leave the card in the camera... Is the reader NOT seeing the card and you don't see the reader/card as a USB drive when you plug the card into the reader????? If it sees the 2 as a USB drive when you plug the card in the reader, you should be able to navigate to the drive in Bridge and directly import the files from there... IF it isn't seeing the reader/card as a USB drive...then it is most likely the reader...
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  7. #7
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    Re: XQD VS CFexpress import issues

    The reader is being picked up by autoplay as long as I dont use this CFexpress card. The Sony card reader I have is compatible with XQD and CFexpress B cards and does autoplay if a XQD card is used. Navigating through Bridge telling it to, "get photos from camera" from the file menu still doesnt "see" the CFexpress card in the reader but does if I leave it in the camera and also does if there's a XQD in the card reader instead of CFexpress. Is there another way to get the photos from the card and keep the same format I've been doing for years? If it's the card reader, I wouldnt be able to pull the images off the card in the reader trough LrC, would I? It'd be weird if Sony would sell a XQD card reader for $$ and an upgraded XQD + CFexpress type B for $$$ but not be compatible with all CFexpress type B cards, thats why I lean towards an issue with Bridge.

    Thanks for your help on this! It helps discussing possibilities plus maybe someone someday will need to trouble shoot this same thing.
    Camera- Z6, D800, D7500, D40x
    Lenses-
    Z- 14-30 f4, 24-70 f4, 24-200 f4-6.3, 50 f1.8, 105 f2.8
    DX- Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Sigma A 18-35 f1.8, Nikon 18-140 f3.5-5.6
    FX- Tamron 15-30 f2.8, Nikon 35-70 f2.8, Nikon 80-200 f2.8, Nikon 24-120 f4, Nikon AF-P 70-300 f4.5-5.6 Sigma C 150-600 f5-6.3
    Prime Lenses- Nikon 50 f1.8g, Tamron 85 f1.8, Tokina 100 f2.8, Rokinon HD 8 f3.5

  8. #8
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    Re: XQD VS CFexpress import issues

    I never connect my cameras to the computer. I always use a card reader. LR should see the card/reader as a drive, and then import the files from there...
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  9. #9
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    Re: XQD VS CFexpress import issues

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    I never connect my cameras to the computer. I always use a card reader. LR should see the card/reader as a drive, and then import the files from there...
    Lightroom does, Bridge doesn't. Bridge is an option in autoplay, Lightroom isn't. Hence my dilemma. I hate hooking my camera up to the computer too, I don't want the port to get damaged from overuse (15-20 times per month) and its slower to import as well. For now, I guess the best way is to have Lightroom open so it detects the CFexpress card when its popped into the reader but I need to make some changes to get the format to align with what I've been doing for years.
    Camera- Z6, D800, D7500, D40x
    Lenses-
    Z- 14-30 f4, 24-70 f4, 24-200 f4-6.3, 50 f1.8, 105 f2.8
    DX- Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Sigma A 18-35 f1.8, Nikon 18-140 f3.5-5.6
    FX- Tamron 15-30 f2.8, Nikon 35-70 f2.8, Nikon 80-200 f2.8, Nikon 24-120 f4, Nikon AF-P 70-300 f4.5-5.6 Sigma C 150-600 f5-6.3
    Prime Lenses- Nikon 50 f1.8g, Tamron 85 f1.8, Tokina 100 f2.8, Rokinon HD 8 f3.5

  10. #10
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    Re: XQD VS CFexpress import issues

    Okay... Just so you know... Lightroom has its own auto-import feature... In LR, goto "File", "Auto Import", and then "Auto Import Settings" and set it up...
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