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In Topic: Building up a full kit for 5dmkiii from scratch (video)

27 December 2012 - 02:21 PM

You've got options as far as cards go with the MKIII. I use a 64Gb CF card and a 32Gb SD. You can play with the various options of which card you write to. I have also copied from the CF to the SD when on safari and download the SD to the tablet therby eliminating the need for a CF card reader.

Another option is to use a CF to SD card converter in-situ - there are CF housings that allow for an SD card to be used thereby taking the CF out of the equasion entirely.

I haven't had much dive time with the 5DM3 and therefore haven't fully explored the use of video however it does chew through memory quickly in 1080. So high capacity cards at the specs mentioned in th eprevious post may be what you should aim for.

In Topic: Tablet PC for Viewing and Extra Storage

18 February 2012 - 11:30 PM

I had a look at the Archos. Not too bad but I haven't seen them available locally.

I keep jumping between the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Transformer Prime. I think the Prime would be the winner now if it had 3G.

Of course the next generation Galaxy Tab which looks like it will be called the 11.6 may very well be around the corner. I know that there will always be something around the corner but rumour is for it to be announced in the next couple of months. It's a step up with a reported Dual core 2GHz double the 10.1 and increased screen res of 2560 x 1600 allowing for 1080P HD. Surprising though because the Tegra Quad core 1.4Ghz chip is already in the Prime. Just waiting to see if the Tab 11.6 will have the HDMI and USB ports so sorely missed.

In Topic: Tablet PC for Viewing and Extra Storage

25 January 2012 - 06:33 PM

just an update have looked at the latest generation of the archos tablet and they are getting much better reviews, the 250gb HD is gone but they do have a micro sd port and a usb 2.0 built in. the Archos 80 is a 8" screen 1024x768 and weights 465g best of all they are only 200 here in the UK about half the price of a basic ipad.


I'll take a closer look then. For me though it would need to be a full size SD reader or it might as well not be there.

In Topic: Tablet PC for Viewing and Extra Storage

22 January 2012 - 03:27 PM

At some point a tablet will be the best solution but i don't think we are there until processors improve and onboard storage increases.

I wonder if I'm not better off waiting another few months for the next generation. I owned the Galaxy S phone and the Galaxy S2. The S was/is a very good phone but the S2 included features that we were all wondering why they weren't on the S in the first place. Best example I can think of is the inclusion of a flash for the camera. So maybe the next Galaxy Tablet will include user replaceable battery and storage along with a USB port (hopefully powered) and fingers crossed there is an HDMI port too.

In Topic: Tablet PC for Viewing and Extra Storage

20 January 2012 - 06:34 AM

Thanks for taking the time to offer your thoughts and try a few things out guys :D

Well, since you asked, I tried it out. I've a Galaxy Tab 8.9, which differs from the 10.1 only in screen size. The adapter works fine with a memory stick of CF reader. However, if you attach a USB hub and try to connect more than one device, it will fail. A hard drive alone, with independent power, might work, but I'm nervous about trying it out. Rather someone else be the guinea pig.

I had my doubts that the USB would work for anything more than one item and then provided it didn't need to be powered by the port but it is always good to hear a confirmation.

I do notice that the market has a new portable HDD product connected via wi-fi. Obviously it would be independently powered. The transfer speed may be slower but I haven't looked closely enough to quote any specs (the only brand I've seen is a Seagate). I'm sure that in short time there will be more products on offer for less and I imagine that it would go the same way as the earlier generations of portable HDD where a cradle or wi-fi capable hardware is available to mate with whatever HDD one would have on hand.

As far as the 64GB device size, I see no problem unless you are trying to keep 60GB of raw images on it. I do long trips and shoot 200GB or so, but always have a laptop and backup drives.

You could always carry a small portable drive and USB hub, using the Galaxy Tab to cache files. At some point, borrow a computer and use it to transfer files from the Galaxy Tab to the drive. This is my fallback plan if I have laptop problems and no other computer around to transfer CF to the hard drives. I'm concerned about transfer speed issues with the Galaxy Tab, and want to do some sample transfers to see how that works out.

More copies are better anyway. I bring back 3 or 4 separate copies, and have had one drive suddenly go unusable when I got back.

Thanks for your thoughts. At the moment I don't think it is an issue as a single 16GB card does me on a trip but it looks like there are options to future proof the tablet. Incidentally the tablet will be used for work purposes as well and not exclusively for u/w photography.

Update, appl above works fine for NEF files, can zoom in for focus check, etc. Displays camera data, etc. Easily creates jpg images. Looks like a good tool to have.

Also check Rawdroid, which looks interesting, though I have not tried.

Thanks. I've downloaded Rawdroid to my Galaxy phone and it views a RAW file I transferred to the phone. I didn't look any further than that at the moment but I have bookmarked the Rawdroid forum dedicated to that app.