I've been meaning to ask this for a while. I finally saw a new post on the microdrives and figured others may want to hear everyone else's thoughts.
So, does anyone use a digital wallet?
If so, how do you like it verses carrying a laptop?
I'm just a novice, a wanna-bee pro. I take my D30 almost everywhere - "always be prepared". I have a single 1Gb microdrive. I often serve with Habitat For Humanity (Costa Rica 4 times, JCWP in AL once) and take tons of photos. In addition to that, I've taken vacations to New Zealand, Costa Rica, Colorado, Utah, .... whenever/whereever possible.
Carrying a computer:
* It's qiute a chore to haul around a laptop when you've got gear and clothes to pack.
* It's a great luxury to see the photos at the end of the day (especially since my wife loves to see them - when she sees good photos she doesn't mind my inconviencing her to stop and take some more).
* It's also a great luxury to off load the m/d onto the laptop.
There is also a disadvantage to using the m/d's - they are hard drives and prone to failure, much more so than flash cards. I've never used compact flash cards - went straight to the m/d. I've never lost any info from the m/d, but I've heard of others who've heard of others who have. I don't know what the failure rate is, but I've had computer h/d's crash, so in my future of photography, I could forsee a loss of data on an m/d. Anyone have this happen?
I see many choices in storing data.
1 - Carry multiple 512Mb CF cards
2 - Carry multiple m/d's
3 - Carry a single m/d and use a laptop
4 - Carry a single m/d and use a digital wallet
So, what do you guys and gals use? ? ?