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Andrew Larkin

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« on: December 03, 2005, 06:24:36 AM »

Looking for some urgent assistance.

My young son has just landed in Japan with a school excursion and I lent him my spare DSLR for the trip.  We bought a Nexto CF to give him something to store images on for the 3 week trip and has failed - he says that the button has broken from the cold!  This is on day one!

I am looking for suggestions on alternative devices I can get him to look for over there.

The Epson P-2000 is a possibility - what other options are there?

Thanks
Andrew
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2005, 07:15:07 AM »

I use an iPod with a CF card reader - it's cheaper to get a dock-USB cable but means you can't use the camera until the transfer is done.  Why the new ones don't have card slots is beyond me!
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2005, 11:46:10 AM »

Hi,

well - since your son is in Japan I think its
very easy to find something for a replacement.

I guess the P2000 is the best solution - its around
for quite a while and reliable.

After all - I guess its the best country where this
can fail!!

good luck!!

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2005, 05:32:34 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions.

The Epson P-2000 is possibly the most likely option, but it does have some problems that means it is not a long-term alternative (like limitations that will collide with my Canon 5D).  As a result, it becomes an expensive short-term option.

The iPod is not an option at all as it is simply too slow.  From the info I have been able to find, it takes upwards of 20 minutes to copy a 1gb CF card, which means 40 minutes for a 2gb card.  Having to use a separate card reader is also an issue.

Sony has the HDPS-M1 and then there is the Nikon Coolwalker.

Any other "main stream" products worth considering?

Andrew
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2005, 07:42:40 PM »

P-2000 "collide" with a Canon 5D?

I use both together. Have from day one. I shoot RAW.

I'm not sure what you mean, but I have no compatibility problems.
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Thanks for the suggestions.

The Epson P-2000 is possibly the most likely option, but it does have some problems that means it is not a long-term alternative (like limitations that will collide with my Canon 5D).  As a result, it becomes an expensive short-term option.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2005, 08:09:10 PM »

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If you are stacking up options then you may wish to look at the Jobo Giga Vu as an up to date well featured image storage device.

[a href=\"http://www.jobo.com/jobo_digital/giga_vu_pro_evolution/gb/index.html]Jobo Giga Vu Evolution[/url]
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2005, 08:34:21 PM »

Thanks, Bob, for the comments on the P-2000 and the 5D.  In the brief research I have been able to do, there was an issue highlighted about the P-2000 not being able to handle jpegs larger than 8.9mp (which I found odd) and that this would be a problem on next gen cameras.

David, the Jobo Giga Vu Pro is a fascinating device as well that I will add to the list of viable options.

Will also consider devices that don't have big colour LCD's.  The appeal of the Nexto CF was that it was firstly blindingly fast which means that (1) the backup happens real quick, (2) that it wasn't chewing the battery up forever in the process, and (3) it was real, real, simple.

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Andrew
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2005, 11:08:39 AM »

I use an EastGear CompactDrive PD7X.  Fast, simple, cheap.  Might not be easy to purchase in JP, though.

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2005, 10:22:07 AM »

Have you looked at the ARCHOS range of products?
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