photo storage question?

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  1. RedDevilUK

    RedDevilUK TPF Noob!

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    the usual way i work is this..

    i go out with the camera... maybe shoot 100-200 images.

    i dont edit on the camera, i wait while i get home... view them on the PC and then delete about 75% usually... keeping the best shots.

    heres the problem, i am going on holiday and obviously i dont want to be taking a Laptop, because instead of enjoying my hols i will be editing through pictures everynight :) (wife will be pleased LOL)

    so, do i... take LOADS of SD cards?

    or is there a device that can transfer SD card data to a storage device??? so i can reuse the same card??

    ive a feeling i will end up buying about 15 SD cards LOL

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    Ummmm just found this on ebay??
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mobile-Digita...7QQihZ016QQcategoryZ16178QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    sounds good and its 40 gig
     
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    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I speak from experience, I brought a cheap storage device only to find when I got home, after taking some 1300 photos, that all that it copied from the cards was the folder, sadly not a single file was in the folders

    I now own a well known manufacturers one

    If you want my advice get either a Jobo or Epson one
     
  3. RedDevilUK

    RedDevilUK TPF Noob!

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    in theory though... one of them would be fantastic!!

    i was going to take my laptop... i have before. but it seems daft taking a Laptop bag and all... over to Cuba just to store my pictures!!

    one of them devices look great :D

    after looking at the prices of the epson one... over £300!!
    it would be cheaper to buy plenty of 4gig SD Cards at £20.50 each
     
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    Epson P-2000 is fantastic and you can get great deals on it roight now as the P-3000 and P-5000 are the newer better versions.

    40Gb storage and the screen is fantastic, plays mp3s and video too!
     
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    I have a wolverine Flashpac with 80gb drive in it.
    It can read 7 cards i think and you can then re-use it.
    You can get the wolverine in B&H but being in the UK i'm not sure how much use that is to you.
    I'm not sure if you can get them in the UK
     
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    I too use a Wolverine Flash pac. ok low cost option but I couldn't recommend it.

    Question for EOS_JD... Does the epson P-2000 support RAW? Does the manual mention anything about RAW from an Epson R-d1?
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    just made a quick comparison for the Epson P-2000 in Germany ... Wow, unbelievable ... the cheapest online store has it for 200 EUR, the most expensive for over 500 EUR ... I did not expect such a range ....
     
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    I have the Digimate III, it works great.
    Its not the best made quality item I have ever seen, but it does its job, and it the perfect solution for this.
    I got mine from DealExtreme.com but depending where you live, shipping might take a while.
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.781

    Couldnt be easier to use, turn it on, insert card, press copy.
    Pop the card back in your camera, and delete all images, or format it.
    DONE

    ~John
     
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    I have a hyperdrive hd80. Takes SD/XD/MS/MS pro/MMC/CF/MD cards. At the press of a button, backs them up onto an internal harddrive. Connects via USB 2.0 to a computer for transfer. I highly, highly recommend it. It takes 4 AA batteries and i've never had a problem with data loss or slow transfers. They've sinced replaced it with a new model. hypershop.com, i believe is the website.
     
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    Usayit....wondered why you couldn't recommend the Flashpac.
    I've not used it a huge amount but when i have i've had no problems with it.

    Why don't you like it?
     
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    I've been looking at the Creative Zen Vision W. My logic is, it has the built in CF reader, so when I want to use it as a data bank, I wouldn't need extra equipment. However, 99% of the time, a couple cards are plenty, so I don't need a device that's going to sit around, so I could use it as a music player. If I go on vacation, I just delete music if I need more space (I can put it back when I get home.)

    Sound reasonable?
     

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