Question for Photo Geeks

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by sarge, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. sarge macrumors 6502a

    sarge

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    What is the best solution for shooting a high volume of RAW files
    whilst on vacation?

    I have a 4gen ipod, and bought the new card reading mod before finding out it only works with the photo ipod. So:
    1)I won't buy a new ipod and will return the mod
    2)I don't think spending $140 on a 2g CF card is worth it.
    3)I see many portable drives for around 100 bucks (Fantom/Edge Diskgo)
    that I think might be an answer

    My question is what do photojournalists/wedding photogs do and does anyone know if you can shoot directly to these drives. The DiskGo is USB

    Thanks all
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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    I bring along my PB and extra firewire drive. At night, I download to my laptop, organize the good from the bad, make notes, and do some light editing. I can also burn to DVD or copy to FW drive for backup/safekeeping. Then I wipe the memory cards and reuse them.
     
  3. iGary Guest

    iGary

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    You can use the Belkin adapter, which works with your 4G iPod.

    I carry a 12" iBook, 40GB iPod Photo, 20GB iPod and three 1GB CF cards.

    You asked. :rolleyes:
     
  4. sarge thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sarge

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the replies.

    I will probably bring the laptop, but I worry about leaving it
    in the hotel. I saw these DiskGo edge 80gig usb drives and
    I know my Canon can shoot straight to desktop, wonder if
    I can shoot right to the 80gig drive...
     
  5. iGary Guest

    iGary

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    I usually take all my gear with me for the day when I am out and about.

    May I ask why you are so concerned with shooting straight to the drive?

    CF memory is dirt cheap these days.
     
  6. sarge thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sarge

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    What about this?

    Hey iGary,
    Agreed, memory is looking pretty cheap these days. Part of the problem is I am shooting huge files with the canon 20d. I was out all day shooting after I posted this and I used up my 1G CF card in about 3 hours. I guess I could get another CF card, but ( I don't even want to think what happens when the 16meg Canon drops several grand). I think I am interested in something like this below. I just saw this today while waiting out the rain at J&R computer world:

    Wolverine 80gig 7-in1 Memory Card Reader and Storage Drive/Flash Pac 7000

    Want to take your digital camera on the road? Then be ready to buy either a lot more Memory Cards or just get the flashPac. NOW you could take thousands of photos with a single Memory Card. A single press of a button and all your photos and digital data are effortlessly copied from the built in 7-in-1 Card Reader into a portable, self powered gigabytes of mass storage unit. With the contents of you memory card now safely stored, your card is now ready to be reused - and you never had to go near a computer. Because the Wolverine flashPac is battery operated you can literally save your data anywhere in the world. It's perfect for photographers, trips, sharing data during meetings, any situation involving a memory card.

    I think this might be the solution I was looking for.
     
  7. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

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    A solution might be in the Epson P-2000 viewer/player - though it really sounds like you need to break down and get more memory.
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Sarge, are you on AIM? If so, IM me at moxxi3, I have an offer for you that might suit your needs.
    No obligations, just something I think would be used more by someone other than me. It's a digital storage device 60GB.
     

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