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#1 hoovermd


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Posted 23 November 2005 - 01:18 PM

This may not be the correct forum but one could argue the finer points forever so here goes...

Does anyone else think it is silly that we can get 12MPixel cameras, 6Gb CF microdrives but noone puts a USB2 or firewire port in the housings?

I can shoot several hundred RAW pics on my Canon 5D using a 6Gb card but when I want to download these I am forced to open the camera to get to the card!

Short of rolling my own (certainly possible using an extra flash port) has anyone else found a commercial solution to this problem?

Am I crazy or doesn't this seem like sometjing we all would want?


#2 james


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Posted 23 November 2005 - 01:28 PM

Hi Mark,

On housings where it's really hard to open the unit to get the card out, I can see where this may be a worthwhile accessory. Matt seems to think so, and for his housing, I agree.

But with housings where it's easy to just pop open the back and pull the card out, I'm much happier doing that, and then using the super-fast cardbus adapter in my laptop.

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#3 hoovermd


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Posted 23 November 2005 - 01:36 PM

Ah yes, but the only housing that never leaks is one that is never opened :)
Besides, you gotta drink sometime.

#4 richorn


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Posted 23 November 2005 - 03:04 PM

I am with James on this one. I prefer to exchange the card and connect it directly to the computer.

BTW, even if you never open your housing, it IS going to leak someday! :)

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