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    hi CSers
    may i know what is the correct way to put pix into da com?
    use USB cable direct from the cam or use card reader?

    thx in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by noob117 View Post
    hi CSers
    may i know what is the correct way to put pix into da com?
    use USB cable direct from the cam or use card reader?

    thx in advance
    both...

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    card reader saves you the hassle of installing the camera software.
    and its much faster in some cases too

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    I only use card-reader.

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    well...i got an internal card reader.....and my cards dun always stay in the cam during a shoot ya.....

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    card reader
    it takes years if connect to the cam

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    card reader.

    Direct will waste batt power of cam too. So if u need to use the camera, it's stuck to the pc or it's juice sucked dry by the usb port.

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    haha if i use card reader i forget to put the card back.. hahaha

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    card reader

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    Quote Originally Posted by noob117 View Post
    haha if i use card reader i forget to put the card back.. hahaha
    Card reader.

    Since my Nikon D70s is only USB1.1 transfer, if I use external card reader, I've got USB2.0 transfer rate. I can download all the picture faster.

    In Nikon D70s (I'm not sure the rest) will display -E- (empty) on top LCD if no card inside, even when the switch is on off position. Always make a good practice to check that.

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    100% card reader.
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    I used card reader on my old PC. but after upgraded to my Mac, the reader can't be detected. so I plug my card into my printer which has CF reader built-in.

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    Card reader....
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    previously was using PnS and at times direct connect wasn't detected by the pc.
    no problem anymore after using card reader.

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    will still use a card reader even if the cam has USB 2.0 transfer speed....

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    if bringing along laptop. card reader.

    no laptop connect to other pc, wire transfer.

    in short. depends.

    thats for me. i use both anyway.

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    i use card reader so much i forgot my cam can do file transfer independently.

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    I think almost consensus me also card reader.

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    card reader anytime. u take out the card and u can keep the camera safely away from desk in case you spill water or accidentally gets pushed off the table. of course u also save your camera battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    I used card reader on my old PC. but after upgraded to my Mac, the reader can't be detected. so I plug my card into my printer which has CF reader built-in.
    Hi,

    You mean your printer with the built-in card reader can also fucntion as a card reader on your MAC. Mine don't work this way. I'm using the Canon Selphy CP720. what is your?

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