NX2 and portable storage for backpacker
Does anyone know if portable image storage devices (Photo Safe, Epson) fully store NEFS? After a trip, when I download my images to a computer, I want to be able to utilize the Develop Section and the Exposure Compensation adjustments in NX2. I've been looking at devices online, but I'm unable to decipher if they store the camera info that NX2 utilizes.
Previously, I have had my Compact Flash memory copied to CD whenever I stumbled across a business that performed that service and then I could reuse my memory cards. But now that I'm a NX2 junkie, this "technique" will no longer do!
I love to travel for 2+ months at a time - local buses and trains, backpack, cheap hotels. Lugging around a laptop won't cut it. My thought is that in lieu of purchasing 70 extra Compact Flash cards, I might buy some really cool technology instead. And then I would continue to have the CDs made for extra backup.
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jimsanders Nikonian since 25th Mar 2008Sun 31-Jan-10 11:08 PM
A NEF is a NEF. It does not depend on where you store it.
One caution about the portable storage devices: They all depend on an internal hard drive. If all of your images are stored on one storage device for a couple of months, you are risking everything on that electro-mechanical device. As they say, don't put all your eggs in one basket.
I currently own three portable devices (one Jobo and two Colorspace 0 units) and, knock on wood, they have been super dependable. But they are used by me as a backup only; the images are always somewhere else too.
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glxman Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Mon 01-Feb-10 02:20 AM
IMHO, as mentioned previously, it is a good idea not to "keep all your eggs in one basket"
A friend of mine who is a fishing Journo, travels all around the world, he started out carrying a laptop and portable devices but found it was just too much gear and too much hassle,
To use his expression, he just carries a "hat full of flash cards", and "PP" on his return,
On one trip, he was doing his usual river crossing and got washed down stream, all his camera gear died but he dried out the cards, which were all OK,
Even shooting raw, 14 bit, I can get 1500 images out of ten cards, (4gb), which I used on my last trip, (3mths),
I did have a laptop and NX2 but I never format the cards until I get home and have the images on DVD, don't trust any electronic device!
As you can see, I only use 4gb cards, (fit just nice on a DVD),
4gb cards are relatively cheap, although your other option is to get larger cards, like 10, 8gb or 16gb cards, but there is a cost differential,
Last but not least, buying good cards, is a must, cheap cards can end in tears! I had to recover images for friends due to corrupt cards or they have just been chimping too much and deleting to make space instead of having enough cards,
Something that you could do is shoot NEF+Jpeg, I think you would be able to view the jpeg? I'm not 100% sure but I think the Epson device has that option,
I used to have a photographic memory but never got it developed
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gkaiseril Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Mon 01-Feb-10 03:05 PM
Please complete your equipment profile, it will help others provide a complete answer to your question.
As noted the Epson P-700/600 Multimedia Photo Viewer does have a hard drive within the unit and with enough jarring that device can fail. The Epson Multimedia Photo Viewer can read the following Nikon
D2X, D2Xs, D3, D3X, D60, D70, D70s, D90, D80, D50, D40, D40X, D200, D300, D700, D2H, D2Hs, D3000, D5000, and D300s NEF files.
With the price of the Epson product, you might consider a netbook and external DVD burner.
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Pepethepirate Nikonian since 02nd Jan 2008Tue 02-Feb-10 06:44 PM
Thanks for your invaluable input. I hadn't considered that a device might fail from jarring or drowning! Also, a friend mentioned that two prongs pulled loose when she was removing a memory card from her portable storage device and she was afraid to rely on the device for the remainder of her trip. So, I'm leaning now toward purchasing a case of memory cards.....wow, who woulda thunk!
Oh, I still shoot with a D70s.......I've been stuck, deciding between a D300 or D700 for so long that the choices are old! So now I'm awaiting the next announcement that hopefully will spur me into a decision. Natalie