Hi, I usually use a USB cable to download my pics to my computer. Have my d600 set up to save jpegs to one card and raw to the other. Only have the raw "just in case" Mostly only use the jpegs. Is there a way to download only the jpegs? Thanks, Bob
I now have a card reader, which actually works fantastic, and I would suggest that. But, before that, with my D7000, I would simply take out the RAW card, leaving only the jpeg card in, and then connect and turn on the camera.
Over time, you are going to trash your usb port. Using a card reader is a better solution, IMO. It will also make it easier to update firmware, etc. Do continue to format/erase the cards with the camera, though...
Actually have a card reader built into my computer. Use windows or PSE11 to download. Reason I've used the usb cable is because I Thought that connecting that would result in less wear to my 600 than ejecting and reinserting the cards. Is my thinking wrong? Thanks, Bob
>Actually have a card reader built into my computer. Use >windows or PSE11 to download. Reason I've used the usb cable >is because I Thought that connecting that would result in less >wear to my 600 than ejecting and reinserting the cards. Is my >thinking wrong? Thanks, Bob How are you measuring all this wear you are not putting on the camera? Meanwhile, the hard drive in your computer is spinning at almost 6000 RPM. Every minute your computer is turned on, it ages another few thousand revs... Minute after minute after minute. Why are you so worried about changing cards?
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I used to use a USB cable and then got a card reader. The speed of uploading increased 20x using a card reader. Attach the card reader and then chose either your jpg or raw card and insert. Easy and Fast.
Bob, Use the card reader on your PC. As Tony indicated above, the USB port on the camera will eventually get trashed. The other problem will be with the port cover. The more you open & close it, the more likely it will get trashed also. You will also appreciate the increased speed of the data transfer.
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Just thought that with the spring load and more contacts on the card that there were more wear spots than are possible with the usb. Also wouldn't the card cover be as susceptible to breakage as the usb cover? Not arguing but looking for input from those on here with more experience than I have.
Fri 04-Oct-13 01:11 AM | edited Fri 04-Oct-13 01:16 AM by msullivan09
Agree with what the others said. I would add it chews up battery power quickly too. Card readers are cheap.You probably can select the JPEGs on import in Elements, I know you can in LR. I would configure the D600 to take RAW on one card and JPEG on the other. Under any method you'll be moving more files than usual under your workflow scenario. Download 'em all and let Elements sort 'em out!