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Sony MSAC-MCF1N Memory Stick Duo Adaptor for CompactFlash Slot

Have you tried the adapter with larger capacities? i.e. >1GB.

Fri, 10 Mar 2006 06:43:29 -0800

Druid, I haven't tried it with a card larger than 512 MB. I don't currently have a bigger card.

Chieh Cheng
Fri, 10 Mar 2006 11:25:03 -0800

Any idea where I could still buy one of these? I can't seem to find any for sale online anymore...

Wed, 15 Mar 2006 08:30:41 -0800

I found some through Give it a try.

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 15 Mar 2006 10:33:39 -0800

Thanks for the tip. Turns out a store down the street had one (and only one). Few and far between now.

Looks like there's some support (maybe) for larger capacity sticks. I'll post when I test it out.
Memory Stick Media Compatibility Information for Sony Accessories

Thu, 16 Mar 2006 09:55:15 -0800

Let us know. If it works, K'll have to pick up some large capacity Memory Stick Duo's before my trip to Malaysia in May.

Chieh Cheng
Thu, 16 Mar 2006 16:41:07 -0800

From Memory Stick FAQs:

The CompactFlash adaptor (MSAC-MCF1N) can be used with the following Memory Sticks:

Memory Stick PRO Duo MSX-M256A (256MB), MSX-M512A (512MB), MSX-M256 (256MB), MSX-M512 (512MB)
Memory Stick Duo(MagicGate/High-Speed data transfer compatible MSH-M32A (32MB), MSH-M64A (64MB), MSH-M128A (128MB), MSH-M32 (32MB), MSH-M64 (64MB), MSH-M128 (128MB)
MagicGate Memory Stick Duo MSG-M64A (64MB)
Memory Stick Duo MSA-M8A (8MB), MSA-M16A (16MB), MSA-M32A (32MB)

*MSAC-MCF1N is NOT compatible with MagicGate due to the copyright protection technology.

R Wysong
Fri, 26 May 2006 07:38:24 -0700

I just bought this item at

Hope it works on my 2GB Memory Stick Duo like the chart says it will!

Jeremy Chien
Thu, 14 Sep 2006 14:32:12 -0700

Hi Guys,

It seems I'm joining in late on the conversation but I too was looking for an adapter. Does anybody else make them or does Sony have another adapter that it converts Pro duo into some other memory other than pro?

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 08:01:12 -0800

There is a new Sony adapter: AD-MSCF1

Chieh Cheng
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 10:00:35 -0800

I got AD-MSCF1 using my sony points that I earned. Don't want buy in case it doesn't work on Canon EOS 300D. But lucky it does work perfectly on 2GB (sandisk) and 4GB (lexar). I did encounter problem with 4G to due the fat32. Once I reformat to fat from fat32 it work fine with Canon EOS 300D and still retain the 4GB. So my next step is to try 8G but it will be awhile until I have enough sony points

Ben A.
Tue, 30 Oct 2007 22:43:41 +0000

hey guys i had trojan virus in my memory stick duo now that i have formatted it the cf adaptor once inserted in the camera doesnt pick the memory stick whereas elsewhere the memory stick works fine , i think my cf card is damaged what to do

Fri, 22 Feb 2008 21:40:57 +0000

Try formatting it to FAT. Or try formatting it in your camera.

Chieh Cheng
Fri, 22 Feb 2008 21:53:39 +0000

You mention, "Now that I have this adapter, and several cameras that use Memory Stick's and CompactFlash's, I will stop buying CompactFlash's and concentrate on buying Memory Stick Duo's in the future."

While I agree that the adaptor has its place; to help those of us with the non standard memory stick devices use a proper, universal, card format in our card readers etc. I wonder why, exactly, you would actually choose to use a slower performing, proprietary, Sony Memory Stick over a compact flash card in your Canon SLR?

Perhaps you could post for everyone to read.

Bob's your uncle
Tue, 30 Dec 2008 08:15:15 +0000

The question would be more relevant if worded the other way around: "Why I did NOT choose to use the faster CompactFlash?"

The answer is "need". I didn't need the faster CompactFlash. But I did need the Memory Stick Duo compatibility for my other electronics (camcorders, PDA's, digital cameras, etc.). I choose convenience over speed, because that's what I needed.

Think of your camera and your memory card as tools to perform a job. For any given job, you decided on what you "need" to get the job done. Would you use a sledge hammer on a 3-inch nail? No, you get a regular-sized hammer, even though it's not the heaviest hammer, that is the most reasonably priced. And you change the size of the hammer for different jobs. But you always get a reasonably-sized one that would work for most jobs.

So in my case, I choose a memory card format that works with most jobs (devices). If I am a sport photographer or a journalist, my job might have dependent on the fastest CompactFlash on the market. But that's not my primary focus at this point. In fact, my ancient digital SLR probably won't be able to write at the fastest CompactFlash speed anyway.

Chieh Cheng
Tue, 30 Dec 2008 20:47:14 +0000

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