Some Goodies coming from B&H

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras & Equipment' started by Grumpwurst, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Tim

    Tim Administrator Staff Member

    true but you would need an external to install some programs, no?
  2. Grumpwurst

    Grumpwurst Member Staff Member

    Or you copy them onto the local harddrive over the network. ; It has both wireless and an ethernet port
  3. Roger

    Roger Member Staff Member

    I see Tim's point, but most if not all of the programs I could think of can be downloaded from the internet (trial versions), and then a key entered to fully unlock it, even if you have the retail copy.

    Taking an external DVD drive (the cheaper ones) would take a ton of space, when you consider power supplies, etc.

    I've seen the new travel HDs...I can't believe how small they are, and can run from USB power.
  4. Grumpwurst

    Grumpwurst Member Staff Member

    Those small form factor portable hard drives are nice but they tend to have slower write speeds than the ones that need external power. ; But, if you setup the file transfer before you go to bed, it's usually done by the time you wake up the next day :)
  5. Tim

    Tim Administrator Staff Member

    i have (2) of the 320gb western digitial bus powered drives and i love them. ; the speed is really not bad at all - definitely not worth noticing when you factor in the size and lack of power bricks to lug around. ; recommended.

  6. Roger

    Roger Member Staff Member

    And Seagate has their own as well: ; I also noticed a portable FW version for those with FW equipped laptops:

    <a href="">CLICK HERE FOR RUBY RED USB</a>

    <a href="">Portable for "Mac"</a>
  7. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg Member Staff Member

    I've got 2 of those 320GB Western Digitals as well, as supplements to my larger 500GB Maxtor rigged to my desktop. ; I mainly use them as backup backups, with one storing primarily photos, the other a compressed full backup of my desktop, and the 500GB Maxtor as a full desktop backup.

    I could easily bring one of the WD portables along with the netbook for redundant backup of photos on the road, and still save a ton of space over my current laptop. ; I'd probably still keep everything on the CF card too, unless I really ran out of space - I subscribe to Gary's stance AND everyone else's...for me, the more backups the better!
  8. Grumpwurst

    Grumpwurst Member Staff Member

    I wish the Flickr would let you upload RAW image files. ; I'm already batch converting and uploading my pics to Flickr but it would be nice if you could also throw the RAWs up there as a backup. ;
  9. Roger

    Roger Member Staff Member

    Ray, have you tried using myPictureTown? ; I know the free account maxes out at 2GB, but for $2.99 a month you can get an extra 20GB. ... icing.html

    They accept NEFs. ; And have a link to Flickr. ; Here's a sample, something I quickly grabbed (NEF!!!!!) from my hard drive to upload:

    <img src="*UFkEor3tE.V%26TucBNFrsga%26%25tbT13FsJX-SINF4NrCq2sWQZds/item.NEF?rot=1" title="" alt="" width="640"height="425">
  10. Tim

    Tim Administrator Staff Member

    i will be keeping the idea of a netbook in mind... almost ordered one today but went with the g-10 instead. ;
  11. Paul

    Paul Member

    I will be picking up one of those drives Tim mentioned before our next trip. ; My Powerbook G4 has no room for additional pics, so I will go that route. ; I will be interested to see what Apple does with a netbook; ; I've grown tired of carrying around a laptop.
  12. Grumpwurst

    Grumpwurst Member Staff Member

    The package arrived today. ; I haven't opened the netbook's box yet, but it's small! ; 13"x11"X3.5". ; Cannot wait to fire it up tonight and set it up!
  13. Craig

    Craig Member Staff Member

    Congratulations on the stuff Ray!

    Dina and I have been looking at the netbooks a lot lately too. We only want a laptop to do internet surfing and email while on vacation and on the couch, and on the porch, but I've always been afraid of having hardware issues if I put xp on a laptop that came with vista. So, when these really small netbooks came out really cheap, thats exciting!
  14. Scottwdw

    Scottwdw Member

    Ray, you should invest in an online service with unlimited storage like Smugmug. ; I use it for my off-site storage as well as galleries and linking. ; Yes, it costs a few dollars a month but it's well worth it for me. ; They have free programs available for batch uploading with plugins for programs like Aperture, Lightroom and others.

    Tim and Roger, liking those USB/Firewire drives. ; Have added it to my B&H buy list. ; :)
  15. Scottwdw

    Scottwdw Member

    Hey, another Powerbook G4 user!!!! ; I've outgrown it but won't be upgrading until next year. ; I had a bigger harddrive put in it but I'm down to 4 GB. ; Most of it is photos so I'll be looking at offloading a couple of years to my USB drives soon.

    I'm with you on waiting on Apple to see what they come up with though I don't mind bringing my laptop to WDW and then dumping my photos to it.
  16. Paul

    Paul Member

    The Powerbook still serves us well, and I don't want to part with it. ; I considered putting a larger drive in, but figured having an external one would be handy to have to move files over to the iMac.
  17. Scottwdw

    Scottwdw Member

    I have to do some reading and find out how to offload to the external drive and keep Aperture managing them. ; That will solve a lot of my problems. ;
  18. Roger

    Roger Member Staff Member

    Scott, that's easy. ; It's called relocating referenced files. ; I've done that numerous times. ; It's easier if you let Aperture do it though.
  19. Scottwdw

    Scottwdw Member

    Seems unlimited storage is for JPEG only. ; For other file types, including RAW, they charge $0.22 per 2GB per month for storage via Amazon. ; Keep your external drives going, boys.

    Roger, thank, i want to make sure Aperture does the moves so I have the previews left on the drive.
  20. Grumpwurst

    Grumpwurst Member Staff Member

    I'm loving the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE laptop so far. ; My only complaint, as of yet, is that the case is made of that same shiny plastic that Apple iPhone's are made of that collect fingerprints.

    The computer initializes up fast and has very little bloatware. ; I did uninstall the trial version of Office 2007 Home Edition and Microsoft Works.

    I went to the support site and the only thing that needed updating was the system BIOS. ; I couldn't say the same for the Windows updates. ; Took me all day to get it current.

    I'm in the process of getting the essentials installed: ; Thunderbird, Firefox (and add-ins), Picasa, NX View, NX Transfer, and Capture NX2

    That reminds me, I probably should flash the firmware on my camera before I go to Cali tomorrow as well

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