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May 15, 2011 11:28 |  #1

Hi all !

I'm new in here,
I've been reading a lot around here...so thanks :)

I'm planning a trip of 4-5 months.
I have a T1i with a 16GB card.

What is the best way (practically, but low budget..) to have enough memory for all those photos?
Should I buy more cards ?
I won't take a laptop\tablet etc...


Thank you very much!




  
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May 15, 2011 11:48 |  #2

I don't think there is a practical way to have a 4-5 month trip without a laptop. There is no way to estimate how much memory you need and even if you could, memory cards can fail. I know I wouldn't be happy if 16 gb of pictures disappeared off my card.

Why can't you take a laptop?


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May 15, 2011 11:50 |  #3

First, I don't have any. :)
And second, it's too big and heavy...

Is there an option to transfer from the camera to an external HD?

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May 15, 2011 11:53 |  #4

There are external hard drives that you can plug a CF card into and dump your pictures on. I haven't looked into them so I don't know any to recommend.


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May 15, 2011 11:55 |  #5

Here is a link to the items at B&H:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …rage/ci/3369/N/​4287966885 (external link)


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May 15, 2011 13:09 |  #6

i've seen the digital foci and the epson ones. they seem pretty good - a little pricey for the amount of storage when you compare to a laptop. i haven't used them. i ended up taking a laptop and an external with me when i went on a trip.


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May 15, 2011 13:20 |  #7

Personally I'd get a cheap netbook and an external hard drive. You could get 1 TB of storage and a netbook for less than $400.


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May 15, 2011 17:23 |  #8

If I was gone for 4-5 months I would not only want a spot to store all my photos but another spot to back them up as well. If they are in one spot and somethings happens to the laptop or portable hard drive you are out of luck. I would want them in two locations to play it safe. Good Luck.


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May 15, 2011 18:11 |  #9

4-5 months sounds like a long time. For few week trip I would just take ton of CF cards :) but for such a long trip I would suggest getting a netbook. They are not that expensive now and have quite reasonable sized hard drives in them.

No real use of portable photo storage devices like the Epson or Canon ones, as they are in same price range as a netbook.


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May 15, 2011 18:31 |  #10

You might consider taking a USB card reader and a USB external harddrive with you, and plugging both into PCs that you rent by the hour, and transferring files from memory card to harddrive.


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May 15, 2011 18:50 |  #11

I would get two Western Digital 1TB external HD for $108.00 each. They use a USB 3.0 and you can buy a USB 3.0 card reader for cheap.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …assport_Essenti​al_SE.html (external link)
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …3_0_Universal_M​emory.html (external link)

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May 16, 2011 04:17 |  #12

Forget about the Epson PhotoStorage Devices - way overpriced for what you get. What you want is either a Hyperdrive Colorspace (external link) or a Nexto ND2700 (external link). They are both fast at transferring images from the card to the hard drive and both have nice long battery lives.

Neither is good at displaying the photos (the ND2700 can't). If you're going to be wanting to show them to friends on the trip, or you want to do some culling of duds, then you really are better off with a netbook


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May 16, 2011 04:27 |  #13

hollis_f wrote in post #12417848 (external link)
Forget about the Epson PhotoStorage Devices - way overpriced for what you get. What you want is either a Hyperdrive Colorspace (external link) or a Nexto ND2700 (external link). They are both fast at transferring images from the card to the hard drive and both have nice long battery lives.

Neither is good at displaying the photos (the ND2700 can't). If you're going to be wanting to show them to friends on the trip, or you want to do some culling of duds, then you really are better off with a netbook

I would say those two are over priced as well! :O $300 for hdd with card reader. Then getting a netbook makes much more sense imo

something like this http://www.amazon.com …SUO39M/ref=dp_o​b_title_ce (external link) would cost the same as one of those card readers. And it has 250gb hdd which is not bad for storing photos.


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May 16, 2011 04:43 |  #14

kokakaste2 wrote in post #12417875 (external link)
I would say those two are over priced as well! :O $300 for hdd with card reader. Then getting a netbook makes much more sense imo

something like this http://www.amazon.com …SUO39M/ref=dp_o​b_title_ce (external link) would cost the same as one of those card readers. And it has 250gb hdd which is not bad for storing photos.

its smaller though :D might be important for the OP since he will be gone a long time


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May 16, 2011 04:51 |  #15

true, didn't think of that :D still netbook is quite small :)


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