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  1. #1
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    Need Card Reader

    Hello Guys

    Going to order my Panasonic DMC-FZ30 today, but before I do, I read where I will need a 2.0 CArd Reader. Can anyone please tell me which kind or brand I choose buy.

    Thanks in advance. JohnT

  2. #2
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    I really believe a card reader will save you grief over a period of time and if your in the USA ..Walmart has a Lexar reader for 9 bucks which I have been using for years but most any USB2 reader will do.
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    Gene
    http://grc225.zenfolio.com/
    http://imageevent.com/grc6
    one of these days I'll understand!

    Panasonic FZ20 & FZ30,FZ18
    D50 -- D80

  3. #3
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    I picked one made by GE that reads SD and Multimedia cards. It was a Circuit City and was $14 but after the rebate it ended up being a whopping $2.99. Works fantastic.
    Sara
    FZ30
    and a HP812 for candid shtuff

  4. #4
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    I picked up my Stratitec at Sam's Club for 14 dollars, it accepts 20 or so different cards. It came with a 12 inch cord and a 6 foot cord.
    Minolta X370, 35mm, 50mm; Vivitar 28-80 zoom; Auto Spira-Tel 200mm, 300mm; JC Penney 80-200 zoom;12mm, 20mm, 36mm extension tubes, 2X & 3X teleconverters
    Sony Mavica FD-83
    FZ-20; 62mm Pemaraal Adapter; TCON-17; Hoya SHMC UV; Kenko Circular Polarizar; Tiffen ND 6, Sky 1-A
    Vivitar 2800-D flash; Spiratone Tripod

  5. #5
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    Smile Card reader

    Thanks for the information on the card reader.

    JohnT

  6. #6
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    I bought one for my FZ20 about a month ago. It was a Lexar, 2.0, and quite a bit slower than using the camera. Weird. I ended up returning it.
    Driftwood floats after years of erosion
    Incoming tide touches roots to expose them
    Quicksand steals my shoe
    Clouds bring the f-stop blues

    --Jack Johnson

  7. #7
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    Now that is very unusual...I would get another one as they are much faster than the camera and when the plug wears out on the camera you will have to get one so its much better to do that now. And that lexar is the reader I use and its very fast.

    this seems Identical to mine but I got mine at Newegg a few years ago.
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...30660804302498


    Quote Originally Posted by dev
    I bought one for my FZ20 about a month ago. It was a Lexar, 2.0, and quite a bit slower than using the camera. Weird. I ended up returning it.
    Last edited by genece; 01-05-2006 at 07:46 AM.
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    Gene
    http://grc225.zenfolio.com/
    http://imageevent.com/grc6
    one of these days I'll understand!

    Panasonic FZ20 & FZ30,FZ18
    D50 -- D80

  8. #8
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    Generally, I don't think one can go wrong with card readers. I had a 14 in 1 reader, but I just bought a SD specific reader that is barely bigger than an SD card itself, and I like it so much better. I don't end up eith 4 or more "drives" showing up on my computer, and it is a nice size to pack with my bag. It came with an extension cable too, which is nice if I want to connect it to the back of my computer or someone elses.

    It basically functions as a memory stick at a similar size, which is nice. I don't recall the brand, but I figure why have a 14 in 1 reader when I only have 1 type of card. I'll keep the 14 in 1 reader, but I'll keep it at home.

    Erik

  9. #9
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    Here's the one I got, also from WM.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ist&sku=352045


    Quote Originally Posted by genece
    Now that is very unusual...I would get another one as they are much faster than the camera and when the plug wears out on the camera you will have to get one so its much better to do that now. And that lexar is the reader I use and its very fast.

    this seems Identical to mine but I got mine at Newegg a few years ago.
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...30660804302498
    Driftwood floats after years of erosion
    Incoming tide touches roots to expose them
    Quicksand steals my shoe
    Clouds bring the f-stop blues

    --Jack Johnson

  10. #10
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    I got a card reader/writer from ebay - USB2 - 8 in 1 - Pocket Reader / Writer for 15 CAD. Don't spend $30 for just a reader. Look to be reader and writer.
    - FZ30 -

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