So......what is the philosophy behind always using a card reader? In the video it would appear sacrilegious to use the camera to transfer images.
A breakdown as I see it:
Using a card reader
Less chance of "zapping" the camera
Bigger chance of damaging the pins in the camera
More moving parts involved with taking the card out, put in reader, put back in camera
Using the camera connection
Less mucking about
Less chance of damaging pins in camera
Greater chance of "zapping" camera
Am I missing anything else?
I've been using the camera connection to offload images from my camera to the computer. I have a 16gb card which seemingly hold maybe 1000 RAW Nikon D300 images; which is usually way more than I'd shoot before downloading, so I'm really almost never removing the card I'm shooting with. Clearly I'm not a pro (or for that matter probably not even a good amateur!), so I'm wondering if I'm missing something or what my risks are for continuing to use the camera to transfer photos rather than a reader; which I don't even own one right now.
Thoughts, comments, suggestions appreciated.
Todd in Chicago
Oh yeah! Chicago Air and Water show this weekend! Yippe!