Image, Processing and storage
Posted 22 August 2003 - 04:56 AM
Nikon D800 in Seacam D800, Nikon 16mm, 16-35mm, , 60mm, 105mm,1.4 and 2x TC, 2x Sea&Sea 110a, 2x Seacam Seaflash 150
Posted 22 August 2003 - 05:48 AM
I have the Image Tank, and now the Image Tank G2 - which are made by the same company as the Xdrive. They are reliable and the Image Tank G2 will tell you how many files have been copied so that you can verify you got them all.
Here's where I got mine, so you can compare the various products:
Bottom line: Without a color LCD to see the shots once they are on the storage drive - I would recommend making two copies of each card every time you do a backup if the shots are really important to you.
But the drives DO work and I have never lost an image - yet.
Dual Ikelite Strobes
Photo site - www.reefpix.org
Posted 27 August 2003 - 07:24 PM
I had no problems. I had put a 15 Gb drive, and found I could get about 10, 5 minute transfers on a charge with my 192 Mb card.
The issue is you don't get to look at you shots once you download and delete your card, you cant view them until you get to a pc.
If you have a faster card than me (12x), then you could probably transfer more data on a charge.
I think it's a great system if you are really tight on space, though it' might be worth it to wait for one of the color display units that handle MP3s, video, etc.