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« on: November 25, 2005, 01:01:54 PM »
Whe you are using these cameras 'in the field' how do you backup when the memory card is full...??

I have been looking at the portable storage devices such as Epson P2000 etc but they seem both expensive and massive,...I can't believe one really needs to walk about with 30 Gigs in ones pocket! especially since the largest file size possible with these cameras is onlyabout 12MB....is it possible to have a small,..say, 3 or 4 Gig thing the size of a mobile phone or smaller?....and perhaps a good bit less expensive than the Epson...?

Moving on to actual storage of files/computer workflow,...how are you backing  up and onto what?.....bearing in mind there are NO negs or trannies.....

On the camera itself,...how do you know when you 'get to the end of the roll'...ie., what happens when the memory card is full?.....is their a warning when near full capacity?

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2005, 02:19:10 PM »
compact flash memory prices have been dropping through the floor lately and are likly to go down significantly in april again. Perhaps a good way would be just to get a couple of extra gigs, they are about 35GBP (noname) per gig at the moment, which is just about what you will pay per gig for any of the self powered storage solutions i think, and then burn them to a dual layer dvd when you get back from holliday, they are so small its not really a problem having 4 or 5 of them and very easy to handle and read anywhere and no cables to mess around with. It also means you can decide how much you want to pay now and not go the whole hog fot a 30 gig device. You will probably find that by the time you start running out of space again the 30 gig stuff is half the price or you can afford twice as much

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2005, 05:03:41 PM »
I use the famous 'Flashtrax', as reccommended by Andy Rouse, whoever the hell he is :o  (bearded guy, likes wilfdlife)

It's really good. You plug in your CF card, press copy, and you're away. Then you can have a look at your photos on the 3.5" screen, or listen to music, or whatever else. Battery life is good for 7 or so one gigabyte copies. It's not exactly a Dell PDA and can take about 6 seconds to load a KM jpeg extra fine, but I can live with that.

It cost me a hundred a fifty quid for 20GB so that was £7.50 per gig, plus a chance to view everything on the way home or show grandma; I've thousands of pics stored up on it.

However, the original model has been discontinued and now the new model is looks too big and ugly. Also, I think none of the other alternative brands are up to snuff with their models, but I might be wrong.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2005, 07:24:53 PM »
I will need at least on more gig CF card to take on my next trip. The "ultra" fast flash cards are about 75 GBP here right now. I may have to suck it up and get one anyway. May THAT will be my Christmas present.

I used two old Sandisk 256Mb cards the other day after I'd filled the i gig Lexar fast card. WAY difference in write speeds...old cards soooo slow.
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2005, 07:11:39 PM »
I have a lexar 1GB card and a Hitachi 4GB microdrive card, no problems right for space. I also shoot in raw+jpeg so I might be getting another microdrive soon.