View Poll Results: Digicam users :How much storage do you bring for your photos when overseas?

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  • What additional storage? Mine is built in.

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Thread: Digicam users :How much storage do you bring for your photos when overseas?

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    Default Digicam users :How much storage do you bring for your photos when overseas?

    I have 3x512MB CF but I think I need to get something like the Digital Album when I go for a holiday because I take only RAW pictures. What do you folks normally bring for a week's vacation?
    Last edited by Newman; 14th July 2003 at 10:12 PM.

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    The question is how long will you be overseas?

    I spent 6 days at Phuket and took a little over 1GB of images, using a rented Image Tank.

    :Later,

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    Oops, I forgot to mention that. 3 days is too short for a holiday. So let's make it a week.

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    i have 2x1GB, and a 40GB Xdrive. i run out of battery WAY before i run out of memory.

    i think on tour, i would estimate max ~1k photos a day. That's about 2GB on jpeg, or 10GB on RAW. So on a shooting tour, i would last (at least) 20 days on jpg and 4 days on RAW.

    If i were travelling to shoot though, a laptop would be a must-bring. But on a holiday, where shooting is secondary, just an external storage would be enuff.

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    Wah! 1k pic a day? Are you working as a pro photog? And 10GB of RAW quite tedious to process.

    And how do you permanently store your RAW files if you do at all? Burn to DVD?

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    I think the idea of 'a week of vacation' is too general.

    Perhaps you can share what kind of vacation/holidays you are interested in?

    Mainly for shooting, or just sit back relax, hiking (no power source ), tour group etc....

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    Originally posted by Newman
    Wah! 1k pic a day? Are you working as a pro photog? And 10GB of RAW quite tedious to process.

    And how do you permanently store your RAW files if you do at all? Burn to DVD?
    Read again: i think you missed the little word "max". More realistic would be ~300-600, i think. With digital, one can get carried away...

    i think it would be sad if i went one a tour and 'limited' my shooting bcoz at the back of my mind, i have a nagging thot that i would run out of memory/batt.

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    1000 a day, assuming 10 hours of sight-seeing = 100 per hour or 1.7 per min!
    Last edited by mpenza; 15th July 2003 at 03:48 PM.
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    20GB X-Drive II + 256MB CF x 2.

    Approx 300-400 shots a day I think at Fine resolutions.

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    1 x 256, 1 x 128, 1 x 96MB CFs, 20GB laptop.

    But that 20GB laptop hdd died and I lost ~1GB of images.

    Regards
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    1Gb CF x 1pc
    256mb x 2pcs.
    3 pcs batteries

    Have the habit of shooting in "L" mode. So space can run out fast

    Still saving up for the 20 / 40 Gb portable harddisk storage device.

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    Originally posted by ST1100
    Read again: i think you missed the little word "max". More realistic would be ~300-600, i think. With digital, one can get carried away...

    i think it would be sad if i went one a tour and 'limited' my shooting bcoz at the back of my mind, i have a nagging thot that i would run out of memory/batt.
    Yep, I agree. With digital, one tend to take more pictures than one would with film. But I guess you can never expect what you would take and I don't think it can be bad taking more pictures unless you are really trigger happy.

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    Originally posted by ckiang
    1 x 256, 1 x 128, 1 x 96MB CFs, 20GB laptop.

    But that 20GB laptop hdd died and I lost ~1GB of images.

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    That's also my worry if I use an Image Tank or Digital Album. Can't wait for 20GB CF!

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    bad for the camera I suppose. My S40 tends to heat up after 1 hour of usage. Yup, the battery also last just as long.

    I worry that regular use like this, one day will melt my camera.

    Originally posted by Newman
    ....I don't think it can be bad taking more pictures unless you are really trigger happy.

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    Originally posted by mpenza
    1000 a day, assuming 10 hours of sight-seeing = 100 per hour or 1.7 per min!
    yeah, sound like that person is "farting"... Anyway, i won't want to travel and view the places I been to through the LCD panel or viewfinder.

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    Originally posted by Pegasus
    yeah, sound like that person is "farting"... Anyway, i won't want to travel and view the places I been to through the LCD panel or viewfinder.
    It's possible actually, just use your camera like a camcorder.

    J/K


    Heh, but it'll be so sad if you wanted to shoot and notice you are out of memory space, batts, etc.

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    Originally posted by togu
    It's possible actually, just use your camera like a camcorder.

    J/K


    Heh, but it'll be so sad if you wanted to shoot and notice you are out of memory space, batts, etc.

    Shoot film!!


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    Originally posted by Kei
    Shoot film!!


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    Originally posted by Kei
    Shoot film!!

    when they get back n do prints...they might bleed to death.....

    =pppp

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