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07-08-2005, 05:14 AM
I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT. As I am learning to use my favorite new toy, I have been asked to apprintice with a local photographer. I have 2-256 and 1-512 card. I need more storage. I wanted to know if anyone could suggest to me a simple no music no phone just photo file storage that either reads my cards and stores the info or maybe on that can burn them to a cd/dvd in a quick amount of time?
The Epson P-2000 is a tidy little device, has 40GB capacity and a 3.8" Screen........got a great review in my photo mag. But its quite expensive 349 GBP!!!
Check it out!!
07-08-2005, 06:14 AM
I've moved my reply here for you:
I have a Vosonic 40gb hard drive - which you put your compact flash card in - hit copy- then it lets you know when it's finished :) Sadly it is poor for battery life, and quite slow at copying (takes 512mb card about 6-8mins to copy over fully) - I have heard the new versions are much better however :
There are also i-tanks out there, which I've heard are supposed to be pretty good for a reasonably cheap price.
The one that has been raved about is this one:
click here! (http://www.jessops.com/search/viewproduct.cfm?PRODUCT=INOPHO40GB&BRAND=&CONTINUE=false&FEATS=&FIRSTPRICE=&KEYWORD=&LEVEL=&MODELNUMBER=&NEWQUERY=True&NODE=0&NODE_PATH=0&ORD=ASC&ORDERBY=&QUANTITY=10&RECENT=0&REFINE=&SEARCH_FOR=40gb&SEARCHNODE=0&SEARCHURL=dointellisearch.cfm&SECONDPRICE=&SHOWCASEID=&STARTROW=1&SUBS=&WORD_SEARCH=Y&)
but it seems to be a fair amount more expensive than others. Maybe that's the price of speed and quality? :)
You can get cheaper device's which do copy CF cards to CDs - but I can't think of a brand name off the top of my head - you'll have to do a google for that and see what you come up with.
I hope this helps!
07-08-2005, 06:27 AM
Personally I'd buy a bunch more CF cards. For the price of one of these devices you could buy 4 x 2GB high speed cards. 8GB of storage should be more than adequate ( @ 1,100 RAW images on the dRebel ). I dislike these image tank devices because they're a single point of failure. If one goes wrong (and it's just a hard disc in a fancy case so they will go wrong - I work in IT and I've had hundreds of hard discs fail on me over the years) then you lose your whole day's shoot. If a CF card fails you only lose part of your shoot.
As a pro-photographer, losing a whole day's shoot is completely unacceptable. Are you going to ask them to hold the wedding or race again for example? Or try explaining the loss of all your shots to a magazine editor...
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