|9th of October 2003 (Thu)||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2003
card reader usage
I bought my first digicam...a 300D...and now I know what a card reader is for...
The card reader is so much faster I use it all the time. This raises the question of long term reliability. At my current rate I'll be popping the card out of the camera literally thousands of times.
So a question for the "old-timers"...how many times do you estimate you've inserted/extracted the same memory card? Ever had a problem?
|9th of October 2003 (Thu)||#2|
Cream of the Crop
Join Date: Nov 2002
Re: card reader usage
I've used my D60 camera with a collection of eight 256MB CF cards for one year now. The CF card contacts seem to be pretty robust. I got in too much of a hurry one time when I forced one CF card into the card reader, and it spread the card reader shell halves apart, sticking the CF card inside. But that was easily correctable. User error on me!
I accidentally dropped one CF card into some sand, so I picked it up and blew the dust off. When I tried to slide it into the slot on the camera, and it would only go in 80% of the way. I took it out, turned it over a couple of times, and then kept trying, to no avail, so I set it aside. Careful inspection later on showed a tiny speck of sand that was caught in the edge slots on the CF card, and that kept it from sliding all the way in. Once clean, it worked perfectly from then on.
I think you stand a bigger problem of having a disconnected or intermittent USB or Firewire cable.
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