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    10 18.87%
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    Default Re: Mode of transferring images from DSLR to computers

    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    card reader...oddly its faster then the built in card reader of my pc for some reason.

    here is what it looks like.

    WOW... your laptop is a MacBook Pro!!!

    Thanks Reportage for your feedback
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealDreamWalker View Post
    WOW... your laptop is a MacBook Pro!!!

    Thanks Reportage for your feedback
    nope, i dont own a macbook pro...thats just the card reader connected to a macbook pro for reasons that shall remain anonymous.
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    Default Re: Mode of transferring images from DSLR to computers

    Quote Originally Posted by DonnyDan View Post
    Oh i use a card reader. It is much faster this way.
    Thanks DonnyDan for your feedback.

    Quote Originally Posted by relac28 View Post
    I used the pc connection the first time I transferred pics
    somehow i feared the worst when waiting for the connection to be terminated as it took quite long

    I also had bad experience with my old Jvc camcorder when the direct connection went bersek and the camcorder was damaged after that

    I since switched to solely using the card reader to transfer my pics
    Thanks relac28 for your feedbacks.
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    Default Re: Mode of transferring images from DSLR to computers

    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    nope, i dont own a macbook pro...thats just the card reader connected to a macbook pro for reasons that shall remain anonymous.
    O I C. However i am using Type I and Type II CF cards... still as fast either connected direct via cable or indirect via CF card reader. No difference in speed between the two methods, except when my CF cards are fully loaded with RAW images

    Both my Macs are obsolete models based on the old technology G5 PowerPC CPU
    Last edited by SurrealDreamWalker; 21st December 2009 at 01:40 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Actually it depends on the DSLR too. The Sony A700 is faster than the Sandisk reader, and the A900 I'm using now is close. AFAIK the Nikon D300S is also quite fast.
    Seems like reader's are still the way to go...

    From dpreview's site, http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond300s/page13.asp

    Method Transfer rate
    Nikon D300S USB 2.0 (PTP) 10.0 MB/sec
    SanDisk Extreme Pro (using built in USB connector) 14.3 MB/sec
    SanDisk Extreme Pro in USB 2.0 reader 21.5 MB/sec

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    Default Re: Mode of transferring images from DSLR to computers

    If using direct USB, need to ensure that the camera have sufficient power left to complete the transfer. What if the battery went flat halfway? Data corruption?

    Using a card reader seems much safer.

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    Default Re: Mode of transferring images from DSLR to computers

    Quote Originally Posted by Limsgp View Post
    If using direct USB, need to ensure that the camera have sufficient power left to complete the transfer. What if the battery went flat halfway? Data corruption?

    Using a card reader seems much safer.
    Oohhh. That's true also! Never thought of the possibility of data corruption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geekbrains View Post
    I use a PhotoFast GMonster 90MBps card and a Sandisk Extreme Pro 90MBps card. There's no way I can attain the throughput that I get using the card reader on the camera via direct USB. When you have a card full of images and if you want to have a faster transfer the ultimate choice is to use a good quality card reader. My card reader is already mounted on my PC Chassis on the floppy drive bay which makes it much easier.
    you still have A FLOPPY DRIVE? ahahahahhahaha omg thats A: or B:?

    anyway i have lots of cards. so i use card reader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsenGrim View Post
    you still have A FLOPPY DRIVE? ahahahahhahaha omg thats A: or B:?

    anyway i have lots of cards. so i use card reader.
    Dude, it's the 1.44" bay. You can find a lot of good quality card readers which can be mounted on this bay. Mine comes with 1 x USB, 1 x Firewire, 1 x eSATA and a plethora of card format support.

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    Default Re: Mode of transferring images from DSLR to computers

    Interesting to be taken note of.

    A fellow CSer posted problem with his memory card. His post is @ http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...58#post5718858
    Last edited by SurrealDreamWalker; 25th December 2009 at 02:34 AM.
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    Card readers unless I'm shooting tethered or wireless. With 6-8 DSLR's running full steam on a major assignment I fill cards FAST and need to get them back in to service just as quickly. My PA/AP deals with the transfers either to an image tank or notebook depending on which is not in use.
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