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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:16 PM   #61
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BTW my Hoodman card arrived this morning and it didn't have the plastic cover for the adapter card I was expecting. The person I spoke to misunderstood me. So now I have to buy a cover from the Abel Cine site. That's something Hoodman should offer.
Lenny--I wrote to Hoodman a few weeks ago and asked whether the sxs adapter came in a plastic case and they said it did. Are you saying it does not, or just that there was a mis-communication in how you ordered?
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Old June 18th, 2009, 03:11 PM   #62
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I just got mine and there is a plastic case for the SDHC card, but not for the adapter. I thought they said yes also but it wasn't in my box.

Update - I just called them and they are sending it right out to me - in fact overnighting it as I need to go out of town.

Sounds like they have old packaging without the cover and I got that one - jut a guess.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 06:37 PM   #63
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I just got mine and there is a plastic case for the SDHC card, but not for the adapter. I thought they said yes also but it wasn't in my box.

Update - I just called them and they are sending it right out to me - in fact overnighting it as I need to go out of town.

Sounds like they have old packaging without the cover and I got that one - jut a guess.
The cases don't actually come inside the adaptor packaging. They are just put in the shipping box like a regular item. At least that's how mine came.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #64
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Re: Sandisk and Transcend failures , I've been worried by exactly what I've read here. I also scoured the web looking for other comments and didn't find too much.
There have been a couple of instances I've read about where people have said their Transcend cards haven't worked properly right out of the box, and presumably they have had those cards replaced with properly functioning ones. No one should use an sdhc card in the field without testing it first. But I don't think anyone has made any claims about a functional Transcend card going bad, and I don't think anyone has claimed to have lost any footage from one. Obviously someone has to be the first, but I haven't seen any evidence that convinces me Hoodman is more reliable. And with a 150% price premium, I think the onus is on them to prove their value.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 10:31 PM   #65
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Look guys, we probably pretty much have as much information as we're going to get on this and we all have to decide what it means to us.

I went with Hoodman because bad cards out of the box spooks me and makes me worry about other cards going bad later. To me its not reassuring to hear that they only go bad at the beginning. Granted there are far fewer hoodman cards in circulation. If I start hearing about bad hoodman cards I'll change my mind. I'm not eager to spend more money.

I still do find it hard to imagine that Hoodman would charge twice as much unless they were spending something extra on quality, sounds like a bad business model - but maybe I'm a fool. Time will tell.

If others want to stick with the other cards I respect that reasoning. One thing for sure is that this thread has been very informative and I want to thank all the people who have contributed.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 10:51 PM   #66
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One thing for sure is that this thread has been very informative and I want to thank all the people who have contributed.
I'm with you on that. Still pretty amazed how the whole sdhc hack came together on these forums.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 01:14 AM   #67
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Here's a new wrinkle that will make you hoodman skeptics smile - My brand new hoodman adapter is getting stuck in my Macbook Pro expresscard slot. After a while I discovered that if I push down on the edge of the card while pressing it in ( if that makes any sense) it will release. However it is still disconcerting. I have a borrowed M&R adapter that doesn't do this at all and no other expresscard has ever done this.

If I run my finger along the front of the card (the side where the label is) up to the edge where the SDHC card enters there is a little lip which is higher than the one on the M&R card ( does that make sense?) It looks like this is where it gets caught in the expresscard slot.

Hoodman gets theirs from M&M so you can't blame them but is this typical of these adapters or is something wrong with mine?
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Old June 19th, 2009, 01:23 AM   #68
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I had the same problem with my MxR cards. The problem was the labels. I took them off and no more getting stuck in my Macbook Pro.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 01:41 AM   #69
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The label - wow last thing i would have thought. Thanks
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Old June 19th, 2009, 01:54 AM   #70
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I noticed a few days ago the ATP ProMax SD/SHDC 16GB Class 6 cards at AUD 99.

Link to the ATP Electronics site:

ATP ELECTRONICS, INC.

I can't say how these will perform compared to the Sandisk or the Hoodman but ATP seem to consider their products a cut above the average with a 5 year warranty and a dust / waterproof rating.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 08:22 AM   #71
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Sorry if this question has already been addressed, but has anyone used the Hoodman adapter with the Transcend SDHC cards? Do they work well?

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Old June 19th, 2009, 09:02 AM   #72
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They'll be fine- same as the MxR adapters, with a different label.
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 02:49 PM   #73
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Update on my sticking Hoodman adapter - I took off the label and that helped though its still touchier than other expresscards. Worked fine all weekend though.

Good news is I emailed Hoodman Friday about it and got a call from Lou's partner this morning trying to trouble shoot it. They are sending a replacement card already.

Can't knock that service.
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Old June 25th, 2009, 08:33 AM   #74
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Maybe the Hoodman label's are just a bit thicker. The adapters are identical products.
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Old June 25th, 2009, 11:10 AM   #75
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Hoodman just sent me a replacement that works fine so it looks like an anomaly
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