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Jan 03, 2011 12:20 |  #1

Hi,
New here. I have a 5D for my oil paintings and astrophotgraphy a little. Is there a portable hard drive I can down load to, archive to while on the go? Perhaps it isn't even needed with 4 GB CF cards now in use, I have one. Thanks

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Jan 03, 2011 12:36 |  #2

there are external hdds which can read cf cards on the go, but i think a better solution would be to just buy one/several more cf cards. how many pictures are you expecting to take before having access to a computer?


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Jan 03, 2011 12:40 as a reply to  @ kendon's post |  #3

Not sure if it's what you're looking for, but check out the Epson P-3000.


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Jan 04, 2011 12:36 |  #4

Cards confuse me; they accumulate stuff that I forget is there. I like the idea of the Epson thing. I could see what is there with it and erase the card.




  
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Jan 05, 2011 02:00 |  #5

studiocarter wrote in post #11571904 (external link)
Cards confuse me; they accumulate stuff that I forget is there. I like the idea of the Epson thing. I could see what is there with it and erase the card.

ummm...You could also just download the card to your computer after a shoot and then erase the card.


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Jan 05, 2011 02:12 |  #6

philwillmedia wrote in post #11576491 (external link)
ummm...You could also just download the card to your computer after a shoot and then erase the card.

That's what I do :)

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Jan 05, 2011 03:10 |  #7

I simply carry two pouches.

One for full cards, one for empty.

What is on the card specifically doesn't interest me, because they'll All get unloaded (full or not) at the same time.

At which point i can clearly see what is on them, and organize it the way i want.


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Jan 05, 2011 10:44 |  #8

I went to Florida, along the Outer Banks back in May and knowing I was going to be taking a ton of photos, I cleaned most of my CF cards and bought my first lap top to download daily what I shot. Worked out great and only needed a few cards after all. Still, nice knowing that if I needed extra cards, I had them. Also knew that there are stores along the way to buy more, if needed! :)

Also, wouldn't it be easier buying and carrying an extra CF card or two than a portable HDDs?


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Jan 05, 2011 11:08 |  #9

studiocarter wrote in post #11564633 (external link)
Perhaps it isn't even needed with 4 GB CF cards now in use, I have one. Thanks

Pick up a couple of 32GB cards.. On my 18 Mp 7D, they will net me almost 2400 full size RAW shots at ISO 200.




  
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Jan 05, 2011 22:27 |  #10

Tbh, i can think of a situation where you could never have enough cards...

TimeLapsing.

I tried to do a few during a trip and its ridiculously card heavy, unless you stick to jpgs but thats not an option for me.


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Jan 06, 2011 05:40 |  #11

Csae wrote in post #11582519 (external link)
Tbh, i can think of a situation where you could never have enough cards...

TimeLapsing.

I tried to do a few during a trip and its ridiculously card heavy, unless you stick to jpgs but thats not an option for me.

If jpegs aren't an option what about mRAW or sRAW? They give you the versatility of raw processing and smaller file sizes. You're going to be shrinking the actual images for the final output anyway.


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Jan 06, 2011 08:22 |  #12

My 5D uses a 4 GB card now. Would it use a larger one?
What is a good and proper laptop to use out in the field? My HP screen died.




  
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Jan 06, 2011 10:29 |  #13

studiocarter wrote in post #11584262 (external link)
My 5D uses a 4 GB card now. Would it use a larger one?
What is a good and proper laptop to use out in the field? My HP screen died.

Yes.

And that is a very general question. You're going to get a huge mix of opinions on here from which laptop is the "best". Go with one that you want, not what someone else tells you is good for them.


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Jan 11, 2011 10:49 |  #14

Nevermind which laptop for now.
The 5D will use a 32 GB card according to the place that sold me the camera. I bought a 8 GB card that is real fast for kung fu action bursts. For the same price on line I could have bought the larger card. My Compact Flash IBM MicroDrive USB card reader by GE reads and writes to CF cards. 32 GB is a lot of backup. The laptop can absorb all the photos off smaller cards from the camera, then write them out onto the 32 GB card for a field backup. Cool!
That does it for me.




  
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Jan 11, 2011 11:06 |  #15

studiocarter wrote in post #11564633 (external link)
Hi,
New here. I have a 5D for my oil paintings and astrophotgraphy a little. Is there a portable hard drive I can down load to, archive to while on the go? Perhaps it isn't even needed with 4 GB CF cards now in use, I have one. Thanks

Michael

Look at the Hyperdrives, www.hyperdrive.com (external link). You can load your own 2.5" drive up to 750 GB.


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