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#1 Canadianscott

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:55 PM

huh.gif My in-laws, sweet people, have just given my partner and me a 3 week vacation through Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. So, the first thing I did is go by a new digital camera, Nikon D-80. Bit by bit I am learning this new format and getting familiar with my new digital darkroom but, my dilemma is, what do I do about traveling with hundreds of photos? With negative I traveled with dozens of rolls of film. I shoot in RAW format so I would rather not go by hundreds of dollars in digital cards. What is the best way to store Photos while traveling? Website storage? Portable storage device? Other?

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:54 AM

Hi Scott smile.gif

I & my husband do alot of traveling & how we store is with Panasonic 512 MB cards &Kingston data Traveler.
Right now when we travel, we carry with us 4 of these 1kb & 2 kb size...
With 1 I get at least 250-300 images depending on the size.
Then we go to a Internet Cafe when they are full & burn to a CD.
We went to Hunza... Northern Pakistan, close to the China border and when we got home, we had 3000 images.
Easy and well worth the captured images!
I would say this is your best way to travel & bring home your treasure's.
~Kelly
PS---> Canadian here too smile.gif

QUOTE (JasminenHoney @ Nov 27 2007, 12:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Scott smile.gif

I & my husband do alot of traveling & how we store is with Kingston data Traveler.
Right now when we travel, we carry with us 4 of these 1kb & 2 kb size...
With 1 I get at least 250-300 images depending on the size.
Then we go to a Internet Cafe when they are full & burn to a CD.
We went to Hunza... Northern Pakistan, close to the China border and when we got home, we had 3000 images.
Easy and well worth the captured images!
I would say this is your best way to travel & bring home your treasure's.
~Kelly
PS---> Canadian here too smile.gif


#3 FiZZ

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:53 AM

QUOTE (JasminenHoney @ Nov 27 2007, 12:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Scott smile.gif

I & my husband do alot of traveling & how we store is with Panasonic 512 MB cards &Kingston data Traveler.
Right now when we travel, we carry with us 4 of these 1kb & 2 kb size...
With 1 I get at least 250-300 images depending on the size.
Then we go to a Internet Cafe when they are full & burn to a CD.
We went to Hunza... Northern Pakistan, close to the China border and when we got home, we had 3000 images.
Easy and well worth the captured images!
I would say this is your best way to travel & bring home your treasure's.
~Kelly
PS---> Canadian here too smile.gif

QUOTE (JasminenHoney @ Nov 27 2007, 12:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Hi Scott smile.gif

I & my husband do alot of traveling & how we store is with Kingston data Traveler.
Right now when we travel, we carry with us 4 of these 1kb & 2 kb size...
With 1 I get at least 250-300 images depending on the size.
Then we go to a Internet Cafe when they are full & burn to a CD.
We went to Hunza... Northern Pakistan, close to the China border and when we got home, we had 3000 images.
Easy and well worth the captured images!
I would say this is your best way to travel & bring home your treasure's.
~Kelly
PS---> Canadian here too smile.gif



That is one way to do it.

I just recommend using lots of cards. Its the way I would do it if I didn't want to take my laptop with me.

You can get high storage cards (I saw some up to 8GB). If you were shooting RAW, thats about 800+ images per card. Thats a lot. A couple of those should be enough or so.

You can just use the other method, and thats shoot, burn/store online, but that requires Internet/computer access. I am trying to plan a trip to Bangladesh soon, and I am thinking of taking my laptop as I will be there for about two weeks or so, and its a project I'm working on, so I need computer access. However, I will also be using film, so you should think about that if you can. They're easier to carry than digital for some reason.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 07:25 PM

QUOTE (FiZZ @ Nov 28 2007, 05:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (JasminenHoney @ Nov 27 2007, 12:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Hi Scott smile.gif

I & my husband do alot of traveling & how we store is with Panasonic 512 MB cards &Kingston data Traveler.
Right now when we travel, we carry with us 4 of these 1kb & 2 kb size...
With 1 I get at least 250-300 images depending on the size.
Then we go to a Internet Cafe when they are full & burn to a CD.
We went to Hunza... Northern Pakistan, close to the China border and when we got home, we had 3000 images.
Easy and well worth the captured images!
I would say this is your best way to travel & bring home your treasure's.
~Kelly
PS---> Canadian here too smile.gif

QUOTE (JasminenHoney @ Nov 27 2007, 12:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Hi Scott smile.gif

I & my husband do alot of traveling & how we store is with Kingston data Traveler.
Right now when we travel, we carry with us 4 of these 1kb & 2 kb size...
With 1 I get at least 250-300 images depending on the size.
Then we go to a Internet Cafe when they are full & burn to a CD.
We went to Hunza... Northern Pakistan, close to the China border and when we got home, we had 3000 images.
Easy and well worth the captured images!
I would say this is your best way to travel & bring home your treasure's.
~Kelly
PS---> Canadian here too smile.gif



That is one way to do it.

I just recommend using lots of cards. Its the way I would do it if I didn't want to take my laptop with me.

You can get high storage cards (I saw some up to 8GB). If you were shooting RAW, thats about 800+ images per card. Thats a lot. A couple of those should be enough or so.

You can just use the other method, and thats shoot, burn/store online, but that requires Internet/computer access. I am trying to plan a trip to Bangladesh soon, and I am thinking of taking my laptop as I will be there for about two weeks or so, and its a project I'm working on, so I need computer access. However, I will also be using film, so you should think about that if you can. They're easier to carry than digital for some reason.



^^ I just bought a 4 gig card for 17.99 GBP. They were also selling 8gb cards for 34 GBP. mymemory.com
They are all class 4 cards (4mbs per sec) and should be easily fast enough.




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