Cameras: Why Do We Still Need Computers To Download To HDD's?

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Re: Cameras: Why Do We Still Need Computers To Download To HDD's?
In reply to MPA1, Oct 1, 2013

MPA1 wrote:

RhysM wrote:

I'd not take any chances with transferring the images through a computer or otherwise Work out how many photos you think you'll be taking and buy enough memory cards for the job. Store them in waterproof wallet and transfer them when you get home.

Best answer ever!

a) Cards fail. Who wouldn't back them up?!

b) My last 10 week trip resulted in 8,976 RAW files. The number of compact flash cards required to hold two copies of that lot would have cost more than several Macbook Airs in New Zealand! A single 32Gb card holds about 900 NEF files from a D3s (probably half that or less from a D800) and costs $500 here.

So I'd need 10 cards at $500 each which is $5000 as well as a complete second set for backups!

I could buy a new D4 and have $2500 change for that!!

Get one of these

and 5 of these

Will set you back ~$250 for single copy or $500 with backup onto brand name Sony cards.  Transfer speeds are probably lower due to the adaptor so ,may not work if you need high speed bursts shots.

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