A&P Uploading to computer

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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Which method do you use to upload your images to your computer? Do you plug the camera in by USB cable? Or do you use a card reader? Is a card reader faster at all?
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Card reader is much much much faster
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Really? I just figured USB was USB, and it would be the same speed. What makes the card reader much faster? I've actually got my camera in RAW mode, and it's not really uploading the pictures. I think it's taking too long.
     
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    Every computer I've purchased in the last few years have had a card reader built right in.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I've got a MacBook Pro. Maybe I'll get an Express32 Card Reader. Anyone know of any FireWire ones?
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Is it USB? How long does it take to transfer pictures? I suppose I could save that money and put it towards a new lens or something. Which one do you use?
     
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    Was on blow out at my school for like 15 bucks. My 2GB cards full of 5-9mb RAW files take about a minute to offload.

    Newegg has them for 20 bucks. I recommend it, but then again I think most card readers are pretty much equal. I'm sure some AP nazi will tell you that you should buy some 80 dollar card reader so you can upload photos at light speed! But 1-2 minutes of my life is not that crucial when I'm sitting at home or school.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820179002


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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Hmm, before changing to RAW, it took about 30 seconds for each photo to upload. Now with RAW, it's taking too long, and I think it's just timing out. I'll probably run out to Best Buy or Circuit City to pick one up. Thanks.
     
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    I bought a card reader. so much easier.
     
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    Card reader...12 in 1 Sandisk card reader. the bad thing about using the USB in your camera is that not all of the older ones are 2.0, they're still 1.1. I think the newer ones are now 2.0
     
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    I just use the camera and a USB cable. :dunno: - works fine for me. Even at the track, I just let it load while I check my email from when I was out shooting.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Since I changed from Large JPEG to RAW, it won't upload my photos to Lightroom. It starts to, but then it kinda hangs. I've tried a bunch of times. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
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    I have a cheap $14 dollar one from Best Buy (belkin, I think) and it works great.
     
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    i use an expresscard cf adapter. it's ok. would prefer wireless
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Link to an expresscard one?
     
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    http://www.delkin.com/products/adapters/expresscard54/

    getting the card into the slot requires aligning the rails. it's possible to misalign it and totally mess up the pins on the reader, so i usually take the reader out of the slot to put the card in. a bit of an inconvenience. but it doesn't stick out of the slot (without a card) so that's the nice thing.
     
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    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    I've never really liked card readers ... two more chances for the little pins to bent taking in and putting back the card ... probably just me being paranoid but I'll upload from the camera and keep my cards safe in their place.
     
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    Cheapo generic card reader, no need to spend more than $10 on a card reader just so you can transfer pictures a fraction of a second faster
     
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    With my 300D, card reader or just format the card and forget about the photos... takes WAY too long.

    With my 20D, i just use the USB 2.0 in the camera, it's negligibly slower than the card reader.
     
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    I've got one of these... but black

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    sits where a floppy drive would go.
     
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    i'm too lazy to take the card out unless I fill it and have to switch.

    So I have a card reader for the ones that are out of the camera, and I just plug the camera in via usb when the pics are still in the camera.

    The card reader is faster, but not by enough to justify me taking the card out.

    And I only shoot raw.

    It might take me 2 minutes to DL an entire 2gb card. 30 seconds per image means your doing something wrong.
     
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    I use the Sandisk extreme firewire 800 reader. fastest thing available.
     

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