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Jul 19, 2014 11:29 |  #46

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Jul 19, 2014 11:29 |  #47

I bent the pins on an original rebel while stationed on Oahu. I was new to dSLR. I had like a 200 dollar repair bill. Luckily a Canon authorized repair center was right on Oahu.


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Jul 19, 2014 12:39 |  #48

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.

Well now you have!

Start with the post immediately above this by "armyslowrdr"

3 weeks ago...https://photography-on-the.net …84575&highlight​=bent+pins

11 January 2014...https://photography-on-the.net …53598&highlight​=bent+pins

5 November 2013...https://photography-on-the.net …40256&highlight​=bent+pins

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1070748

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Poll "Ever bent a CF card pin in YOUR camera?" at https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=749645

With a little work I could also dig up a thread from a few years back where an individual had a defective card reader which in turn damaged his perfectly fine card and when the card was reinserted it damaged his perfectly fine 5DII (as best I can recall). The damage to his camera was well beyond just a bent pin, it damaged "electrically" the main board which (also as best I recall) needed to be replaced.




  
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Jul 19, 2014 12:46 |  #49

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.

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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...

There have been several other posts as well. It happens. At work it is a much bigger problem. We have a piece of equipment that uses a CF cards to run. Periodically we do upgrades, pop out the card, load up the new software and re-insert the card. We have about 300 or so units to upgrade. About once a month someone bends a pin re-inserting a card. Usually is when someone gets careless and tries to hurry the process.


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Jul 19, 2014 13:03 |  #50

Card reader, no app or utility, just drag and drop to my own archaic windows folder based file system which works fine for me.

Always copy, never cut. Leave cleaning the cards for after I've previewed everything in my favorite fast image browser.


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Jul 19, 2014 13:16 |  #51

Heh! I've used card readers for so long...There have been times when I've plugged a camera in to a computer, but still...for one thing, you can replace both card readers and cards to newer technology. Cameras are "fixed" as far as the tech, meaning that the download speeds can get pretty far behind, but if you use newer cards and readers, it can speed things in quite a bit!


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Jul 19, 2014 14:02 |  #52

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17041960 (external link)
Card reader, no app or utility, just drag and drop to my own archaic windows folder based file system which works fine for me.

Always copy, never cut. Leave cleaning the cards for after I've previewed everything in my favorite fast image browser.

My exact routine. :)


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Jul 19, 2014 14:14 |  #53

Card reader all the time.

I started having trouble back in Windows Vista with the computer not recognizing my cameras any more. I don't do any tethered shooting so I have no reason to plug my camera into USB any more.


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Jul 19, 2014 16:31 |  #54

Well SDHC has no pins so maybe using card reader is more robust?


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Jul 19, 2014 16:46 |  #55

Reader. It's just so much easier to swap out multiple cards.


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Jul 19, 2014 17:02 |  #56

Over the past ten years I've had 4 cameras that used CF cards starting with a Canon Digital ELPH back in 2004. I've pretty well always used a reader and have never had problems with bent pins.




  
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Jul 19, 2014 22:20 |  #57

Have a card reader for back up, just in case.

Just got back from shooting a 5 day rock cruise. Had 4 32 gb CF cards full of raw files. Used usb>camera cable. Downloaded using eos utility all 4 cards into neat little folders named with Camera body and date, each file named with body_date_sequential#. Took less than 15 min.


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Jul 19, 2014 22:38 |  #58

From the memory card thru a USB card reader to a folder I create in my external 3Gb hard drive. Then I upload them into Lightroom. If they need more processing (usually not), then I move them to Photoshop.


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Jul 20, 2014 07:03 |  #59

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17041960 (external link)
Card reader, no app or utility, just drag and drop to my own archaic windows folder based file system which works fine for me.

Always copy, never cut. Leave cleaning the cards for after I've previewed everything in my favorite fast image browser.

Yep,, works for me also.


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Jul 20, 2014 08:49 |  #60

PrinceAbubu wrote in post #17041587 (external link)
so you use the usb on the camera to connect?

yes, most of the time. It's just less steps for me.

Example:
USB cable
plug in cable
EOS utility starts, just click download
the folder is automagically created with the proper date and only the new images are transferred, no selecting needed
wait...

Card reader
Pull card and put in reader
navigate to folder on card
CTRL A, or shift copy images
navigate to PC folder
create folder and name
CTRL V

It's just simpler to let the EOS utility create a folder in the proper directory and name it, then copy all new images.

However, what I give up is transfer speed. My 5D3 is only usb 2.0, so using the cable negates the extra speed one gets with usb 3.0. To me it doesn't matter as I don't sit and stare at the screen to finish downloading images.

One more point. If I simply used LR to do the importing from a card reader it might be just as simple. I just don't use LR in my workflow until after the images are on my drive. If I started importing and editing as soon as I transferred them, I probably would, but I typically wait a while before the edit process.

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.

Not really. It was posted on a forum from a Canon service center and was from around the 350D era. I don't recall if the service center was in the US, Europe or Asia.

I agree, you really have to be ham fisted or just not paying attention to bend pins. But that applies to the USB cable as well. I have never heard of anyone wearing out a USB socket. Now if you are clumsy, it's not too hard to snag the cable and knock the camera off when connected via usb.


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