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Jul 19, 2014 07:40 |  #31

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Card readers avoid wear and tear on camera connectors and free the camera for more picture taking.

From what I have read, bent pins in card slots are the #1 repair. I fail to see how wear and tear from the usb is different than wear and tear on a SD or CF slot.


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All my computers have an SD card reader built in. I use that.


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Jul 19, 2014 07:51 |  #33

Built in PC Card Reader


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Jul 19, 2014 08:12 |  #34

DC Fan wrote in post #17041325 (external link)
Card readers avoid wear and tear on camera connectors...

Does it not just transfer the point of wear from one physical location (camera USB socket) to another location (card socket)? In the instance of an SD card this may not matter much, since the card/socket interface is robust. In a CF instance, the bent pin issue can be a real concern.

In my case I use USB cable for camera to PC connection.




  
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Jul 19, 2014 08:40 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #35

Card reader isn't so much of an advantage today as it was 10 years ago.
I'm getting about 30 MB/s on the USB cable (older computer, Win7), so for me the pulling the card out and inserting and then pulling it out and inserting back is just a useless extra step.


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Jul 19, 2014 08:48 |  #36

Gregg.Siam wrote in post #17041493 (external link)
From what I have read, bent pins in card slots are the #1 repair. I fail to see how wear and tear from the usb is different than wear and tear on a SD or CF slot.

so you use the usb on the camera to connect?


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Jul 19, 2014 09:01 |  #37

Gregg.Siam wrote in post #17041493 (external link)
From what I have read, bent pins in card slots are the #1 repair. I fail to see how wear and tear from the usb is different than wear and tear on a SD or CF slot.

so you use the usb on the camera to connect?


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Jul 19, 2014 10:24 as a reply to  @ PrinceAbubu's post |  #38

Card reader always. I don't worry about bent pins as you have to be really hamfisted to do that. Pins get bent when somebody inserts a card and it doesn't slide in easily, it gets most of the way then stops so they push it in harder and force it down. If I get one that doesn't slide in smoothly I just remove it and do it again.

I have however known two people who damaged a camera, by catching the USB cable accidentally when connected to the computer and pulling it off the table and onto the floor. I have also managed to do that with an external HDD (now very much an EX external HDD as it has never worked since).




  
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Jul 19, 2014 10:36 |  #39

via USB 3.0 though lexar card reader to ex hard drive.


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Jul 19, 2014 10:37 |  #40

I mostly cannot put all pictures of a shoot on a single card. So the cards are out of the cam anyway. I use card reader in PC to uploade.
Only use USB cable to synchronize different Camera clocks and other settings.




  
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Jul 19, 2014 10:48 |  #41

USB 3.0 reader on my desk. I can't believe I spent so many years directly connecting the camera (up until about a year ago). When you have hundreds of images, it makes a big difference.


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Jul 19, 2014 11:03 |  #42

Gregg.Siam wrote in post #17041493 (external link)
From what I have read, bent pins in card slots are the #1 repair. I fail to see how wear and tear from the usb is different than wear and tear on a SD or CF slot.

Read where, on internet forums from people who are afraid they will bend the pins? I've never actually seen or heard of someone bending pins, just a lot of people who go on about how easy it is. What I have seen (both here and in person) are broken lens mounts, failed shutters, and broken USB ports, but I'm yet to actually see bent pins. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough though.


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Jul 19, 2014 11:09 |  #43

As to the original question, I have an internal USB 3 card reader in my tower, getting images off of the cards and into my external RAID enclosures is a fairly quick experience.


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Jul 19, 2014 11:14 as a reply to  @ Scatterbrained's post |  #44

Card into built in card reader then I click an icon on my desktop which runs a little BAT file that I wrote. It moves RAW files, JPEGs, and MOV files to separate folders on the computer, then cleans up the card by deleting all the files.

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Jul 19, 2014 11:25 |  #45

Scatterbrained wrote in post #17041768 (external link)
Read where, on internet forums from people who are afraid they will bend the pins? I've never actually seen or heard of someone bending pins, just a lot of people who go on about how easy it is. What I have seen (both here and in person) are broken lens mounts, failed shutters, and broken USB ports, but I'm yet to actually see bent pins. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough though.

I have met one person who bent the pins. He put the card in the wrong way round and, instead of thinking "this isn't sliding in smoothly" and starting again, he overcame the added resistance with an excess of force and shoved the thing home with all his strength. Needless to say he bent the pins. It is almost impossible to do, if you don't try and force things when they don't want to go.

I have met more people who have scratched a front lens element by breaking a filter and having the broken shards scratch the lens, than who have bent pins. Yet the same internet "common knowledge" that says putting cards in the camera can bend the pins, also says that filters "protect the lens".




  
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