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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    Quote Originally Posted by Royaux View Post
    Got SD cards?
    How to make an 8GB into 512MB
    1. Go to NOTEPAD
    2. Type a single space and save the file (e.g. A.TXT)
    3. go to DOS
    4. Type the following command (in the directory you created A.TXT)
    TYPE A.TXT >> A.TXT
    5. Repeat step 4 for total 29 times
    6. If you lose track, type DIR and look at the file size. Stop when the file size is 536,870,912
    7. Copy A.TXT into B.TXT, C.TXT, D.TXT (each file is 512MB so copy as many as you require.. for 8GB you will need 15 of these)
    8. Copy A.TXT, B.TXT, C.TXT into your camera

    Tada!

    PS You will actually end up with less than 512MB on your card though coz "512MB" for harddisk and memory makers are not multiplies of 1024 but rather multiplies of 1000. Yeah it sucks. What you can do is instead of delete some spaces from the file mid-way (when it's 1024kb and make it 1000kb), then continue the copy process.

    Another way is copy 14 of these instead of 15.. you will end up very close to 7.5GB out of your 8GB taken up by blank file, leaving you with only 0.5GB (or 512MB) to work with.
    Last edited by wildcat; 23rd March 2010 at 08:12 AM.

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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    How to make an 8GB into 512MB
    1. Go to NOTEPAD
    2. Type a single space and save the file (e.g. A.TXT)
    3. go to DOS
    4. Type the following command (in the directory you created A.TXT)
    TYPE A.TXT >> A.TXT
    5. Repeat step 4 for total 29 times
    6. If you lose track, type DIR and look at the file size. Stop when the file size is 536,870,912
    7. Copy A.TXT into B.TXT, C.TXT, D.TXT (each file is 512MB so copy as many as you require.. for 8GB you will need 15 of these)
    8. Copy A.TXT, B.TXT, C.TXT into your camera

    Tada!

    PS You will actually end up with less than 512MB on your card though coz "512MB" for harddisk and memory makers are not multiplies of 1024 but rather multiplies of 1000. Yeah it sucks. What you can do is instead of delete some spaces from the file mid-way (when it's 1024kb and make it 1000kb), then continue the copy process.

    Another way is copy 14 of these instead of 15.. you will end up very close to 7.5GB out of your 8GB taken up by blank file, leaving you with only 0.5GB (or 512MB) to work with.
    Very clever! I didn't know that! Wow.

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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    Ed, if I can get myself free from errands, I will most likely join you guys. Where you guys meeting up ah?

    Why not "up the challenge" next time? No looking through viewfinder as well? (Reminds me of my final year in school)... all become rangefinder experts in no time.

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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    Quote Originally Posted by Royaux View Post
    Got SD cards?
    no unfortunately..... sorry
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    this technique can be 'reversed' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    How to make an 8GB into 512MB
    1. Go to NOTEPAD
    2. Type a single space and save the file (e.g. A.TXT)
    3. go to DOS
    4. Type the following command (in the directory you created A.TXT)
    TYPE A.TXT >> A.TXT
    5. Repeat step 4 for total 29 times
    6. If you lose track, type DIR and look at the file size. Stop when the file size is 536,870,912
    7. Copy A.TXT into B.TXT, C.TXT, D.TXT (each file is 512MB so copy as many as you require.. for 8GB you will need 15 of these)
    8. Copy A.TXT, B.TXT, C.TXT into your camera

    Tada!

    PS You will actually end up with less than 512MB on your card though coz "512MB" for harddisk and memory makers are not multiplies of 1024 but rather multiplies of 1000. Yeah it sucks. What you can do is instead of delete some spaces from the file mid-way (when it's 1024kb and make it 1000kb), then continue the copy process.

    Another way is copy 14 of these instead of 15.. you will end up very close to 7.5GB out of your 8GB taken up by blank file, leaving you with only 0.5GB (or 512MB) to work with.
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    Quote Originally Posted by microcosm View Post
    Ed, if I can get myself free from errands, I will most likely join you guys. Where you guys meeting up ah?

    Why not "up the challenge" next time? No looking through viewfinder as well? (Reminds me of my final year in school)... all become rangefinder experts in no time.

    meeting outside Little India MRT station entrance that is nearest to Tekka Market

    see u there bro !
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    Just love this....... the list is taking forever to fill up ha ha ha !!

    I have 7 small sized CF cards so am increasing the group size to 7 now.

    If going to fly aeroplane or cannot make it, please let me know or update list..... give another photog a chance

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    2. ice2big
    3. sinned79
    4. calogan
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    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    How to make an 8GB into 512MB
    1. Go to NOTEPAD
    2. Type a single space and save the file (e.g. A.TXT)
    3. go to DOS
    4. Type the following command (in the directory you created A.TXT)
    TYPE A.TXT >> A.TXT
    5. Repeat step 4 for total 29 times
    6. If you lose track, type DIR and look at the file size. Stop when the file size is 536,870,912
    7. Copy A.TXT into B.TXT, C.TXT, D.TXT (each file is 512MB so copy as many as you require.. for 8GB you will need 15 of these)
    8. Copy A.TXT, B.TXT, C.TXT into your camera

    Tada!

    PS You will actually end up with less than 512MB on your card though coz "512MB" for harddisk and memory makers are not multiplies of 1024 but rather multiplies of 1000. Yeah it sucks. What you can do is instead of delete some spaces from the file mid-way (when it's 1024kb and make it 1000kb), then continue the copy process.

    Another way is copy 14 of these instead of 15.. you will end up very close to 7.5GB out of your 8GB taken up by blank file, leaving you with only 0.5GB (or 512MB) to work with.
    what about loading a 7GB file (eg. video, etc) onto an 8GB memory card? Then you only have less than 1GB of capacity.
    ... or a 3GB file onto a 4GB card, and so on...
    Exploring! :)

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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    what about loading a 7GB file (eg. video, etc) onto an 8GB memory card? Then you only have less than 1GB of capacity.
    ... or a 3GB file onto a 4GB card, and so on...
    This is just a start... the rest is up to you

    (I also found out recently that my gf 7 years younger than me, has no idea about that SDU tag line).

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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    1. ed9119
    2. ice2big
    3. sinned79
    4. calogan
    5. christysg
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    I haven't been shooting for the past...3 months. This is going to be such an easy walkabout for me XD

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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    Quote Originally Posted by microcosm View Post

    Why not "up the challenge" next time? No looking through viewfinder as well? (Reminds me of my final year in school)... all become rangefinder experts in no time.
    no view finder??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    BHwahahahahaha!!!!!!! I have 3 x 256mb CF cards and 4 x 512mb CF cards !!!!

    Bring along your thumbdrives if you need to borrow and transfer after the shoot
    I kinda miss the 16mb CF cards packages with cameras ...

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    Hmm, sounds interesting.
    Mind if I join you guys?

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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    if u are up to it... put your name on the list and cut and paste it below

    if your name is in list try best not to fly aeroplane on day itself so that others have a chance
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    I shoot 3000 photos /32Gb a day
    is about time for me to try this.....
    (i only shoot RAW)

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    Okay, count me in then.

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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    Oh...... one advise....... set your cameras to one-shot mode (I know people like Tungtong can eat through 30Gigs in a single day )
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Oh...... one advise....... set your cameras to one-shot mode (I know people like Tungtong can eat through 30Gigs in a single day )
    Oh my... Am I too late to register...?
    http://www.yeechaokoh.com/
    What's the use of "depth of field" if there's no "depth of feelings...

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    Default Re: 27 March (Sat) Black-Out in Little India Walkabout

    What abt restrict the lens to only 50mm... that will be fun too

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaDiver View Post
    Oh my... Am I too late to register...?
    If U Go,can i tag along.......to

    tungtong2010

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