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Old 08-12-2002, 12:54 PM
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Digital Camera - volume image temporary storage

Today I retrieved several 36-exposure rolls of processed film taken during a recent vacation from the local Safeway.

The question occurred to Mr. Still Uses 35mm Technology, "Since digital cameras have a limited amount of onboard memory, how do folks temporarily store / offload a large number of images when unable to do so to their computer?"

Assumptions: Let's say we're talking 10x36 = 360 images, they're all "keepers" and mommy wants the option of enlarging several to 8x10.

I'd appreciate any thoughts / opinions on what technology options would you consider to meet this requirement and why technology A over B, C or D.

TIA...

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Old 08-12-2002, 01:22 PM
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Danny,

I use smartmedia in an Olympus 3030z, for general work i can fit 60 hi res jpegs on a 64meg card or 27 tiffs. A 64 meg card is approx $25 dollars here so I find 3 of the cards will keep me going for a week. Thats my personal usage I think for the profligate snapper you can get a type of portable hard drive can't remember the name of it though. Of course if you use a compact flash format camera you can get a gigs worth of storage on an IBM Microdrive.
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Old 08-12-2002, 05:49 PM
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I carry a laptop along in a padded case Holster style to download to...thus far that system has worked very well, even when stomping about dodging Rattlers and Prairie dog burrows.... Providing you dont get rattled, forget which holster the revolver is in and try to shoot a Rattlesnake with the computer.....Good way to discover the joys of gettin' snake bit....Tom
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Old 08-12-2002, 05:56 PM
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Hi Danny

I just got back from vacation in Newport R.I. The question you just raised crossed my mind on this vacation. I have a canon G2 with a 192 meg card. I can fit 88 of the highest resolution jpegs on this card. I thought I would never need more than this. But by the end of the week of touring spectacular mansions and beautiful sea scapes I sure enough had filled up the card. I did the view, sort and discard routine. Later, I read an article in a digital magizine and the person addressed this issue. They said to simply go to the local photomat,walmart etc. and have them transfer your files onto a cd.... WELL DUH!!! Read that article just a little too late to help on this trip..Next time...

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Old 08-12-2002, 06:35 PM
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Is that the same laptop Gary Cooper used in 'High Noon' ?
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Old 08-12-2002, 09:37 PM
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I'd agree with Jerry on this one. Run to the local 1-hour photo place and get a CD made. These days many of them can do it while you wait.
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Old 08-12-2002, 09:39 PM
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Nope...a John Wayne model..you know...30 gigs on a 5 gig drive...just like 12 shots from a six shooter without the hassle of reloading. Tom
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Old 08-13-2002, 07:16 PM
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Thanks to all... Some good ideas here.

Much appreciated.
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Old 08-13-2002, 08:40 PM
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Hey Danny,

I bought a what is called a digital wallet. Mine is 3 gb but they now go up to 20 gb.

It is extremely portable, and small (not like a laptop) and allows you to download your pictures off your media card and then you clear the card, and go shoot more pictures.

You can't do any photo editing with it, but it will do exactly what your looking for.

The company is called Minds at work and here is their address

http://www.mindsatwork.net/

I don't think they make the 3 gb model that I got anymore, but they can be found on EBAY. I paid about $200.00

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Old 08-14-2002, 04:21 AM
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Pretty neat looking device, Carl. Thanks for the link.
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