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Digital Storage Advice Needed

Unread post by iLoveMeerkats! » Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:47 pm

We will be in KNP for a month and I am pretty certain that I am going to buy a new camera in the next week or so. I am leaning towards the Canon 20D. (I have an EOS 3).

Any tips as to what I will need for storing/saving pics? What do you use?

Extra cards? Mini hard drive? ???
Is there any place where you can upload photos to the net?
Kruger Internet Cafe? :D

I don't want to schlep my computer to the park.

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Re: Saving your digital pics

Unread post by bwana » Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:19 pm

I know there are storage media you can buy so you can empty your memory card. Your best bet is to ask your local camera shop. I take my laptop with me so I haven't needed to buy that sort of thing. Maybe DuQues has some info on this.
Alternativly look HERE.

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Re: Saving your digital pics

Unread post by madach » Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:45 pm

I use a 1GB Sandisk Ultra III in both my 10D and 20D I have a 256MB backupcard which I use when I'm downloading cards to my VoSonic VP-3310X-drive. I use a 40GB and 20GB harddisk for the X-drive. If you're shooting RAW mode, which I'd reccomend, and you're staying in Kruger for a month then you'll probably need a 40GB HD (good for storing approx. 5500 20D pics in RAW mode).

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Re: Saving your digital pics

Unread post by madach » Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:32 pm

I bought the VP-3310X without a harddisk and purchased a two separate hard drives for it. I bought a 40GB and a 20GB one as backup. You can also buy the VP-3310X with a harddrive installed, but buying them separately is cheaper.

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Unread post by Hedrus » Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:11 pm

HI Guys
If I may assist you .I have the agency for the Vosonic XS drive in SA.You are welcome to take a look at it on my site.
I market it with a 40 Gig drive but if you want to buy the casing and want to fit the HD self you are welcome altough there is not a massive saving in doing so.
Please take a look at it on my site.Or contact me for assistance.
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Unread post by iLoveMeerkats! » Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:49 pm

The Vosonic looks a bit like the iPod Photo. ?

There do not seem to be many people in the US selling the Vosonic.

Anyone familiar with the SmartDisk Flash Trax? That one has a bigger viewing screen.

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Unread post by Krokodile » Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:20 pm

As we take stills and video whenever we are in the park, we take our laptop so we can review our pics on a daily basis and bin what we really don't want to keep.

I have a 2.2GB Compact Flash card and several smaller cards. The GPS system we use also uses compact flash so the PCMCIA slot with CF adaptor gets used quite a lot. Our laptop also has a dedicated Secure Digital slot (which is the format that the camcorder takes stills in). The laptop is quite heavy, but, for us, it's worth taking it.

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Unread post by iLoveMeerkats! » Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:36 pm

Pac,
I don't know about non-photo iPods, but I have been researching all of this and it seems that there are some additions to the iPod Photo which will come out "around the end of March" which will allow you to upload your photos directly to the iPod (no computer needed).

We are going to leave for KNP April 1 so I dare not count on that happening. I LOVE Apple, but I have fallen for promises of things to come more often than a wise person should! :D

I have read about some thing (Belkin maybe) that allows you to download photos - perhaps to a non photo iPod, but obviously there is no display.

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Unread post by Erwin » Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:24 am

Ouch!! - again...I once lost 4 films (already exposed) going through Narita airport on my way to Kiev. The one film that was still in my old Minolta SRT101 (metal case) was still OK. (I suppose the metal case saved the pics.)

Of the 4 - one was still loaded in another Minolta(plastic casing) and the other 3 was stowed in my camera bag. The one in the plastic casing was less affected than the other loose ones.

If one takes into account that the film cartridge is made of metal and some shielding should occur, imagine how potent the scanner must be!

Experts have tried to convinced me that those machines are harmless to film and electromagnetically-stored media etc. etc. ya ,ya ,ya... Don't ask me to trust any of those X-ray scanning devices again. I have lost precious pictures from a trip I will never be able to do again. :cry:
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Unread post by Meg » Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:59 am

Erwin wrote:Ouch!! - again...


What ISO was the film you lost? I've been told that slow films should be fine, but above 800/1600 beware. If yours was slower than this then it's yet another myth I guess.

BTW - apparently trying to keep sensitive stuff in your pockets just makes the situation worse as the archway people walk through is even more damaging than the conveyor the luggage goes on. Of course, I'm not an X-Ray scientist, so it's possible I've been misled on this :)
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Unread post by Meg » Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:12 pm

Pac wrote:just wandering but is there any way of storing pics onto a non-photo ipod, just the normal 40gig one?

Pac


Pac, this article appeared on DPReview today, so it looks like there is hope:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0502/05022 ... onnect.asp

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Unread post by katydownunder » Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:15 am

Well I realy did not know this could happen :shock: .I just decided to buy a DSLR,and therefore nee a digital storage as well.I think I will buy the Vosonic VP-3310 X- Drive.But the above just made me think if the transportation is save enough.I really don't want to carry around my Laptop ,as I already do not ravel light anymore and comming from Europe the extra weight could get very expensive.
I found this article and talked to some people who denied that something like this could happen.
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0412/04121602digitalfilmxray.asp
So what do you think am I on the save side with the x- Drive?
I was as well always in fear to loose my photos on film rolls while travelling by plane. :shock: :shock:And just hoped that this might stop now. :?
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Unread post by ceruleanwildfire » Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:01 pm

Hi All, :)

Anyone know where I can get a Nikon Coolwalker at a relatively good price (So far my cheapest quote has been R4999) :?: It will spare me having to schlep around a heavy laptop the whole time.

Cheers :wink:

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Unread post by DuQues » Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:24 pm

Why not look for a VoSonic X-drive?
From what I can see they are quite a lot cheaper, and just as good. (And most have USB 2.0)
Just buy the smallest unit and a laptopdrive, and you have the storage you need.
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Unread post by katydownunder » Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:20 pm

Hello DinkyBird!

Just have a look here:
http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/
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