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06-11-2006, 07:24 PM
I am new to digital cameras and need some advise about most effective ways to carry my "film". I will be travelling away from home this summer. As I shoot my pictures, do I buy more memory cards and carry them with me like film or is there a more efficient way, such as downloading to a web site, to store my pictures. I may or may not carry my laptop on this trip. Help.
06-11-2006, 07:37 PM
06-11-2006, 08:02 PM
I just carry my laptop and download to the hard drive. Before I had the laptop, I shot JPEG when I was travelling and my pair of 1Gb cards would hold over 500 pictures.
Personally, I'd either use something like a Hyperdrive80 ($200) or several memory cards.
I went down the memory card route one year and thus have a shed load of 128mb cards. That's not too bad because I still use my 3mp point and shoot cameras.
For my dSLR I bought the hyperdrive which has a 40GB drive inside. If CF prices fall to $20 per gigabyte then I might rethink my strategy. Having said that, the hyperdrive works even if I change memory card format.
06-12-2006, 08:27 AM
For my first two digital cameras I used an Iomega Fotoshow when I traveled. It copied the files from a card into a 100 or 250mb zip disk with one touch of a button :cool: It's good if your cards are less than 250mb each :p
Now with my Canon S3, and with my upcoming trip, I bought a Belkin Media Reader that will copy my files into my iPod if ever my 2GB SD card gets full :D I got it from Amazon for $15 ;)
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