P51Mstg wrote in post #15541216
Simple question here.....
IF you are going on a long vacation and don't take a laptop (or external drive and card reader in case you can find a computer in the hotel lobby or such or use a friends)
THEN WHY does everyone seem to gravitate towards some device to copy your cards onto which needs batteries or a charger, which I don't consider more reliable than the CF cards, and would be a target to steal? When you could spend the $300 or $400 on a bunch of slower big CF cards? (I call them industrial cards) that would have at least as much capacity as that box and fit into your pocket for security in a card case???????
At present, I just take along an ample supply of memory cards, but then I don't produce the volume of photos per trip as Frank Hollis talks about. But, my approach has a MAJOR disadvantage: The cards themselves are not backed up, and so I'm at risk of loss due to card failure, physical damage, or losing the card. Most of that can be mitigated by proper care and storage, but the risk is always there.
Regarding batteries, the Colorspace II uses a USB connection for charging, which means your power options are very broad. You can even get power supplies with a USB output that run off of AA batteries.
A single Colorspace can provide backup for your flash cards, but that still doesn't allow you to erase and re-use your cards, since your only copy would now be the Colorspace rather than the cards, so you still need the same number of cards (assuming you want a backup).