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LexarProfessional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards
 
4.8

(based on 68 reviews)

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    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (48)
  • Reliable (45)
  • Lightweight (37)
  • Durable (30)
  • Fast (6)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (37)
  • Home (22)
  • Travel (17)
  • Studio (15)
  • Landscape photography (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (29), Semi-professional (17), Enthusiast (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (54)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Super fast reader, but very bulky

This USB 3.0 CF card reader is super fast.

Here is a copy time comparison between this reader and my old Lexar Firewire 400 reader. Copy was made from a Lexar...Read complete review

This USB 3.0 CF card reader is super fast.

Here is a copy time comparison between this reader and my old Lexar Firewire 400 reader. Copy was made from a Lexar UDMA 7 1000X CF card to a 1.7 Ghz i7 MacBook Air. Copied file was a 12.65 Gb folder containing jpg and raw files.

- Lexar USB 3.0 Reader: 1:46
- Lexar Firewire Reader using Thunderbolt adapter: 13:43

Impressive!

Unfortunately, this reader is very bulky especially when compared with my old Lexar FW reader. All that extra plastic is unnecessary. I'd be reluctant to carry this in my camera+laptop bag if I was looking to travel light.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great reader, BUT

The reader works, it's sturdy and it's fast. The only problem, and potentially a huge one, is the USB cable. It is not a standard cable, meaning proprietary. If the cable...Read complete review

The reader works, it's sturdy and it's fast. The only problem, and potentially a huge one, is the USB cable. It is not a standard cable, meaning proprietary. If the cable fails or if you lose it, and you are not near a professional camera store, you are out of luck. Not smart and not customer friendly. I would suggest always having a backup with you.

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5.0

Fast Card Reader

By Matt

from Chicago, Il

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast
  • Reliable
  • Small

Cons

  • Plastic Design

Best Uses

  • Everyday use
  • Home
  • Landscape Photography
  • Macro Photography
  • Portraits
  • Studio
  • Traveling

Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

I use this with the Lexar Professional Workflow HR2 hub and it works great. Using the Thunderbolt cable and the HR2 this card reader transferred nearly 3Gb of photos in under a minute. The reader is all plastic, but it is extremely light weight. With it being light weight it makes traveling with this easy.

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5.0

Lexar Pro SR2 CF card reader

By photosteve

from Michigan

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

    I use this exclusively with the Professional Thunderbolt hub, and it works as it should, easy & fast. It also works just as well as a standalone USB3 reader too, I just don't use it that way now.

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    5.0

    Finally one that works well!

    By ns6hx

    from richmond, va

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

      After multiple problems with multiple card readers it is nice to finally have one that works well and doesn't damage my cards!

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By pro-pho

      from Sauk City WI

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home

        Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

        This is the second time I have bought this brand of card reader. The first time I bought them was when I was using SDHC cards. I loved them then and love them even more now. They function like they should, fast, reliable and easy to use in the hub or by themselves. They come with a cable so you can use just one, or have the whole hub like I do and have 4 cards in at once and load from a selectable stack in Adobe Bridge's image import tool.

        The only negative thing that I have to say about this reader is that I wish it didn't come with a cable. I have the hub and have no use for a USB cable but I can understand why it comes with one. If someone were to purchase this and not have the hub, you still have the fast, reliable card reader to use without having to buy the hub or purchase a USB cable separately.

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        5.0

        Gotta have it...

        By GaryN

        from Orlando FL

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Very well made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home

          Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

          Since most new computers these days come with only an SD card slot, an external reader for CF cards is pretty much a given, unless you take the somewhat slow route thru the camera cable for downloading. As others have mentioned, it is a bit bulky but the heft and size does assure proper card alignment and pin engagement.

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          5.0

          How did I live without this?

          By Ajgarvin

          from Morgantown, WV

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Time saver

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Portraits
            • Wedding Photography

            Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

            I bought the CF and SD versions. I have filled the lexar Workhub and have a few spare readers to travel with. I cannot believe that I used to upload thousands of memory cards one by one. Its love at first sight!

            The individual readers snap in and out like a breeze, so switching card formats is no problem at all.

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            4.0

            Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader

            By SfoAlan

            from San Francisco CA

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Uncommon Usb Cable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

              I use this to read Compact Flash cards.

              Good
              1. The CF card slides in more easily and more securely than other readers I've used. I don't worry as much about the pins in the reader lining up with the sockets in the card and possibly bening the the pins
              2. It is USB 3.0 and is very fast.
              3. It works as a stand alone reader and also as reader for the Lexar HR1 Hub.

              Bad
              1. If you lose the included USB 3.0 Type A male to USB B male cable it will be harder to find than most USB cables. IMHO, they should have used a USB Type A to Type A which are far more common especially when traveling internationally.

              2. Bulky. About 2x the size of other CF readers

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              5.0

              Great CF card reader

              By CSWrightPhoto

              from Sacramento, CA

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                I love this card reader.
                It's compact, fast, great quality and with the option of using the hub system very flexible for traveling or in the studio.

                Highly recommend this product, you won't regret the purchase.

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                5.0

                This CF Card Reader Works Well

                By Randy

                from Vacaville, CA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                      I really like this Lexar CF Card Reader. Transferring files is fast with the USB 3.0 connector. It even comes with a dust cover to help keep your cards clean. Nice touch.

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                      5.0

                      Everything I hoped it would be

                      By Allen

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • None so far

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                      Loving this item so far. Pop in my cf cards and watch them upload quickly...just what I was hoping for.

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                      4.0

                      Super fast reader, but very bulky

                      By sjcben

                      from San Jose, CA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home

                      Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                      This USB 3.0 CF card reader is super fast.

                      Here is a copy time comparison between this reader and my old Lexar Firewire 400 reader. Copy was made from a Lexar UDMA 7 1000X CF card to a 1.7 Ghz i7 MacBook Air. Copied file was a 12.65 Gb folder containing jpg and raw files.

                      - Lexar USB 3.0 Reader: 1:46
                      - Lexar Firewire Reader using Thunderbolt adapter: 13:43

                      Impressive!

                      Unfortunately, this reader is very bulky especially when compared with my old Lexar FW reader. All that extra plastic is unnecessary. I'd be reluctant to carry this in my camera+laptop bag if I was looking to travel light.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      works well and feels trustworthy

                      By Potion pro

                      from Nm

                      Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                      These card readers have read many different brands and capacity cards flawlessly. Only strange thing is the USB connection jack seems to be an unusual type. No replacement USB cables for this thing laying around that's for sure.

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                      4.0

                      Very good reader

                      By kalorou

                      from Montevideo - Uruguay

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                        I use this product to download videos from CF of DSRL with a MacBook Pro Retina 15. The software that i use is Silverstack. Work perfectly and fast.

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                        3.0

                        not as fast as I'd hoped

                        By LeslieH

                        from Birmingham, AL

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                            I thought this would download much faster

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                            5.0

                            Great device

                            By glenngould

                            from Seattle, WA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                                Functioned as advertised.

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                                2.0

                                Fast but Unreliable

                                By Justin E!

                                from Vancouver, Canada

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast

                                Cons

                                • Unreliable

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                                  We bought a couple of these to do faster uploads. The problem is that when we plug two of them directly into the computer, then insert 2 cards to do an upload, they totally crash the computer (MacPro OSX Mavericks), requiring a hard restart. Talked to Lexar, they have no clue what's going on either and were not overly helpful. Ironically we hadn't bought Lexar products in a few years as the only CF cards we ever had go corrupt were Lexar Brand too. If you are using these card readers one at a time they seem okay but would you want to trust your shoot data to unreliable technology?

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                                  5.0

                                  Eases my workflow

                                  By BrianThePilot

                                  from Union, NJ

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compatibility
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling
                                    • Workflow

                                    Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                                    Compatible with my LEXAR CF cards. Uploading the RAW Files is a breeze. I like the style and design of the reader and the rubberized dust cover for the front opening.

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                                    5.0

                                    Fast & Simple to use

                                    By sswogboy

                                    from Perth, Australia

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Home
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                                      Just plug in and away you go. Super fast transfer rate and very simple to use. Previously bought a cheaper card reader (not from B&H) and had all my images deleted when I tried to transfer them to my PC. Not with this card reader, transferred without a hitch.

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                                      5.0

                                      Good card reader

                                      By Pittsburgh photo

                                      from Pittsburgh

                                      Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                                      Works well. I like it I'm thinking about getting the docking station.

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellant card reader

                                      By chicagoarchitect

                                      from chicago

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Fast Fast Fast
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Any Downloading Need

                                        Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                                        I replaced an older SanDisk reader that i was using and have seen a dramatic difference. It feels well built and has survived the hockey puck use by our cat without any problems. I am in the process of getting another one for my work computer given the increased speed of downloading.

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