I'm new too. NEF is the Nikon "RAW" format - at least for the D2H. What camera are you using? The D2H is a 4.1 MP camera. The number of shots in RAW (or NEF) that you get on a 1GB card will be different depending on the number of MP.
>Uuups, yes, that information is missing - sorry. > >I currently use a F5 and plan on getting a D2H - Went to the >store this morning but decided to take one more day to >collect all background information on devices, AF-Functions, >software, etc. > >CB
I also use an F5 and just got my new D2H in yesterday. Now if it would stop raining/hailing here, I could get some pictures taken. In the meantime, I'll be doing some learning about it and the software.
I think you'll find that it will blow you away. The AF with the 70-200 VR is lightning fast (seriously!) and it is razor sharp! I will be using the camera to shoot my kids in various sports - lacrosse, sailing and swimming. So far, I am thrilled with the performance - especially when I shoot at 8 frames a second (I'm finally getting pictures I dreamed about getting without incurring the processing costs associated with shooting repetitive shots). On the candid photography side, I couldn't be happier. See my post a little bit down this forum regarding resolution at 20x30.
I planned to buy the Nikon Coolwalker, but it is not yet on the market. So I bought this 30GB device cuz I needed something quickly for a trip I plan in the next couple of weeks. These things sell quickly, and I got the last one
The relevant question for me with these devices is how many gigs you can load on one battery charge. I am forced to decide between more cf cards or a device such as this one for my wilderness trips. I have a couple of other similar devices that allow me to load about 5 gigs (even though their capacity is much greater) on a single charge--inadequate for my needs. How much for the G2 tank? Thanks.
How about a FlashTrax with a couple extra batteries? I get 4 full 2Gb downloads with 1 full battery. Spend $50 extra on a second battery and you're up to 16Gb before you need to recharge. Battery is designed to be easily replaceable (not like many other devices like the Nixvue ones). Christophe.
There's a lot of options out there. But the most useful I've found is a reliable portable storage unit - no LCD preview (sucks power anyway and I intend to preview on a monitor) but a basic menu system and verification that it pulled the files from the CF without issue. My choice would be to get a older Mindstor - it has a firewire interface to speed up transfers to the PC and pretty decent battery life. It's a small size and uses rechargable phone-type batteries. Even though Minds@Work is no longer in business, there's a shop that's picked up all the sales/repair work; they've got everything for the Digital Wallet/MindStor - http://www.peddlerstore.com - they even sell brand new/refurb units...