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PerroneFord

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"RE: CF or SD"

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Wed 02-Jan-13 03:13 PM


>That is exactly why using a card reader puzzles me. Cable
>transfer provides much less strain/risk and I have not been
>able to discern the reason for the use of a card reader in
>lieu of the method designed and provided by Nikon.

Well, I can offer you several reasons.

1. Speed. Using a card reader is MUCH faster, and when I am working on deadline, I simply don't have the time to wait for a transfer of files. In fact, I don't transfer those files via card reader until I get home, I read the files straight off the card in the field for submission.

2. Familiarity. I've never bent a pin on any card ever. With on the order of 100k shots last year, never a problem once. Can't speak to how other people manage to get it wrong.

3. Immediacy. When I am gathering information off my cameras, I am usually in the field. Sometimes I need to put that camera right back into use. I am not going to carry around a laptop at half-time on a soccer field, baseball field, basketball arena, or similar connecting cables to my cameras and dumping data.

>I actually
>back up twice. I use a second CF card in my D3s, copy to the
>computer and retain the CF card properly marked as secondary
>storage. CF cards are about as fool proof as one can get
>until one gets to SSD.

That said, I have seen MORE bent pins on CF than SD by a WIDE margin.

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