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David Taylor

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« on: July 31, 2008, 02:44:49 AM »

Hoping this will somehow be answered by MR or another one of our forum members. I need a new CF card reader for my MBPro and saw MR preach about his Express Card CF reader, which brand do you recommend and are they faster even for Sandisk Extreme 3's than a Firewire or USB card reader? Thanks ahead of time.
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 03:44:26 AM »

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Hoping this will somehow be answered by MR or another one of our forum members. I need a new CF card reader for my MBPro and saw MR preach about his Express Card CF reader, which brand do you recommend and are they faster even for Sandisk Extreme 3's than a Firewire or USB card reader? Thanks ahead of time.
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Read Michael's review of the Delkin eFilm Expresscard 34 card reader [a href=\"http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/accessories/express34.shtml]here[/url]. From his tests, the Sandisk FW card reader was faster (when connected to a FW800 port).
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 02:18:48 PM »

Did you ever discover what make this was?

Cheers

Bob

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 03:28:41 PM »

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

Pros:
Faster
Less chance of "zapping" the camera

Cons:
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

Pros:
Less mucking about
Less chance of damaging pins in camera

Cons:
Slower
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.

Cheers...

Todd in Chicago

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008, 07:32:54 PM »

I have never even heard of anyone 'zapping' a camera from using the USB cord, nor of anyone 'damaging pins' from inserting a media card.  Those are rediculous things to even think about IMO.

Cards are MUCH faster to transfer through a reader, and you don't use your camera's battery life while doing so.

Other than that there are no differences, it's simply a matter of time savings and battery life.
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