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offloading images on the go
Old 01-04-2005, 12:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi folks,

another thread touched on this briefly, but I wanted to cast a slightly wider net. I'm going to be traveling to hong kong and thailand in a couple months and plan to do a good bit of shooting with a canon 10D. I'm looking for options to get images off my CF cards and onto some other storage medium at the end of each day. I asked the good folks at B&H and they suggested the "Apacer Disc Steno CP200" or the "Wolverine SixPac 60GB Stand-Alone Data Storage Unit & Media Reader" (that's a mouthful). the other option, of course, would be to bring a laptop along but that's more hardware than I want to have to deal with. I don't care about having playback options or editing or anything; just straight-up storage. anyone have any recommendations or experiences with these (or similar) devices?

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The Apacer is the way to go..IMHO of course. It's never let me down, and unless you break them, CD's are always a stable metheod to store data. It's a well made unit and what's also very nice is the "Disk Span" feature. If you're using large CF cards, and all your images won't fit on one CD, it will seamlessly copy your data to a 2nd CD when the 1st is full, it tells you to put in a new blank disk...very very cool! I would also recommend a second battery!
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Re: offloading images on the go
Old 01-04-2005, 10:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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With more bells & whistles than you probably want, Epson has just introduced the P-2000 Image Viewer for around $500. It has a 40 GB hard drive, a 3.8" screen, and will hook to a TV (NTSC or PAL) to display your photos. I've read some good reviews on it. --Randy
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Smart Disk Flash Trax -40GB
Old 01-04-2005, 11:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Honestly, your going to be far from home. You don't want to have to worry about getting more cd's, burning more cd's, or care for the cd's. Go with a portable HD. Flash Trax from Smart Disk has an editing screen and you can just download card after card upwards to 80GB if you choose to. They have always worked, easily portable and effecient for the photographer far from home.


It does the job, the editing screen good for viewing and save the time looking on your LCD of your digital camera.

Drop me a line if your interested, see what we can do for you, sadly you just missed a rebate on them [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Re: Smart Disk Flash Trax -40GB
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I would agree here. I have had mFlash Trax for about 6 months now and love it.
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Re: Smart Disk Flash Trax -40GB
Old 01-04-2005, 12:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Jason,

Smartdisk just posted an upgrade to the firmware for this device and it now displays .CR2 files as well. It's a great device and doubles as an MP3 player. Get the extra battery if you're gonna shoot all day though. It'll suck a battery dry in no time.

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Re: offloading images on the go
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I have an Epson P-2000 that I purchased about a month ago and love it! 3.8in super high resolution screen, built in CF and SD slots, 40 gig HDD. It comes with a neoprene case with belt loop. $499 from Epson Here is a link
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Forget the \"extra\" battery....
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Forget the "extra" battery for FlashTrax... GREAT device but HORRIBLE batter life.... 2.5 full 1GB mocrodrive transfers and a full battery is toast.

External battery is the way to go. You can make an external battery holder got it for less than $10 in parts from Radio Shack that uses 4 D cells. With some hefty 7Ah NiMH D cells you can power it for hours.

 
 
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Hey Robert,

Call me a retard, but you can explain this set up in a lot more detail. I'd like to try to build one.

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All you need is to be handy with a soldering iron.

Take your FlashTrax to Radio Shack, and tell them you need to find the right size plug to fit the hole where the charger plugs in (says "5V"). They have a bunch of connectors on a ring and you can try them to find the right one. Buy a package of the right ones... they come in packages of two. About $2.

Then get the black plastic battery holder that holds 4 D batteries. About $3.

You also need some cable to connect the battery holder to the plug... 18 gague is plenty. You should be able to find an inexpensive coiled power cord for about $8. (see RS part numbers 270-031 or 270-1592).

Cut the ends off the new cord, and solder one end to the battery holder, and the other end to the plug for the FlashTrax.... make sure the NEGATIVE from the battery holder goes to the outside contact of the plug.

Now you can use any rechargable or alkaline D cells now. Get the heftiest ones you can (i.e. highest Amp-hour rating). These are the ones I use (7Amp-Hour)

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