This is my first time here. I need some advise since I'll be visiting Spain and France in a couple of weeks and I think I'won't have enough spance in my Lexar cards (one 1GB and one 2 GB) for all the pictures I'm planing to take (200 a day x 10 days; mostly D200/Nikkor 24-85/80-200 f2.8). I usually shoot on RAW mode. Any advise about a good and affordable storage device I can take wiht me?
I appreciate your help.
#1. "RE: Storage with my New D 200" | In response to Reply # 0buzbuzzer Registered since 18th Jan 2006Tue 18-Apr-06 11:40 PM
Find an new or older IPOD Model with a compact flash reader accessory. Will run you a couple hundred but you can store and have portable music during and after your trip =) works fantastic, just remember you might have to get power converters
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#2. "RE: Storage with my New D 200" | In response to Reply # 0leebaylin Charter MemberTue 18-Apr-06 11:46 PM
I've given this subject a lot of thought. I shoot with a D70 so your storage problem in magnified by the larger file size. Last summer on a trip to Greece, I took my laptop and uploaded to the hard drive and burned CDs or DVDs daily. This year, we are going to Paris and St. Petersburg and I want to lighten the load. Nikon and Epsom make small units that read CF cards and have small color screens that will store and display images. I bought a thing called a Super Digibin, which is a battery operated 40 gb hard drive with an integrated CF reader. It does not display the images. It seems to work nicely, but I'm a bit leery about having ALL of my images just on a hard drive with no backup, so I've ordered a device that is similar, but burns CDs and DVDs instead of the hd. I can make two copies and lower the risk of loss. The 20 and 40 gb picture and 30 and 60 gb video IPods will also store and display photos (jpeg, but not nef) with an outboard CF reader, but I understand they are slow and battery life is not good. There is lots of good info out there. Search Nikonians and Goggle and you will find more that you can read. I will probably be selling the Super Digibin once I get and test the burner. Shoot me an e-mail if you are interested.
#3. "RE: Storage with my New D 200" | In response to Reply # 0no57 Nikonian since 26th Feb 2004Wed 19-Apr-06 01:08 AM
I have an Xs-Drive with 20 GB hard disk.
With my 3 megapixel Coolpix 995, that was more than enough. Now with a D200, I will probaly run out of room on a long trip. With 20 MB, that means I can only get 1200 images, a bit tight on, say, a two week trip.
I plan on changing the hard disk for a larger one so I can use it for longer outings.
I did consider a portable CD burner when I bought the drive, but decided I did not know how many CDs I would need.
#4. "RE: Storage with my New D 200" | In response to Reply # 0martinc Registered since 15th Dec 2005Wed 19-Apr-06 04:14 AM
I suggest that you consider an Epson P-2000 (40GB) or P-4000 (80GB). In comparisons of storage viewers in photography magazines, the Epson invariably does well and is often recommended as the best choice. You will find thorough reviews at luminous-landscape.com and dpreview.com.
A major attraction is the superb 3.8" screen. The Epson will read and display your NEF files. If you want to zoom in, you need to shoot NEF+JPEG.
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