Does anyone have any experience with portable media storeage devices like delkin burnaway or digimagic dvd burner. I would like to have something to store photographs on while traveling so I wouldnt have to have multiple memory cards.
I've used an EZ-Digimagic CD burner for several years now, and really like it. I also use the 640MB CF cards, and that allows me to burn 1 card to 1 CD. Sure beats taking a laptop along just to save photos!
I picked up am Apacer burmer from Jobo refurbished from the web site. Works well.
Does anyone have any experience using an IPOD for storage? They come with 60 gigs now.
I was fortunate enough to get a Canon EOS 1Ds MkII that takes huge 16mg photos. CD's don't hold enough for me. Any experience with portable DVD burners or the Epson P2000? Thanks.
The best portable hard drive with card download support for field storage I have used is the Epson P2000. The internal hard drive is essentially the same as installed in laptop computers, with the added firmware and input for flash memory cards. Control is much like an iPod. The big difference that makes the Epson superior is a 3.8" high resolution LCD playback screen.
And a new model was just announced increasing the hard drive size fron 40 to 80 GB, and it is now called the Epson P4000.
I personally wouldn't use an IPod as it has proved to be to slow. I am on my 4th IPod and do not care to get the IPod video. I use an Epson P2000 and love it. Plus you have the advantage of viewing your photos.
I had the same thought but dismissed it after purchasing the 30 Gig iPod last week. It's great for the things it's designed for which don't include professional uses that you need to depend on.
I have hundreds of my favorite songs, over 500 photos that I can show as a portfolio, eleven full movies, a bunch of Photoshop podcasts.
I also purchased the camera connector and was extremely frustrated connecting one of the stated supported cameras. But to actually use it as a large capacity storage device, you still need a computer to transfer the image files. If you're traveling with a laptop just burn two sets of DVDs, which will be just as reliable as putting the files on the iPod.
But playing with the iPod is sure a lot of fun, with a few limitations. A few of the frustrating things about it is that there is no built in microphone and it doesn't recognize a card reader plugged into the camera connector.
Found out that IPOD is lousy at photo storage. My finest JEPGs are .jpe and IPOD doesn't recognize them, much less RAW. The Epson seems like a good deal. I have enjoyed the IPOD for music and podcasts, just wasted money on connectors.
Next to carrying a laptop with you out shooting with digital, the Epson P2000/P4000 is the best although pricey. The large high resolution screen makes selection editing almost as effective as with a laptop computer.