View Full Version : On the road?

06-16-2010, 10:26 PM
OK what types of storage do people use when on the road?
Any recommendations or strict warnings?
I am debating buying lots of cards or one of those portable hard drives that will read memory cards. (Marko possible pod cast here)

Mad Aussie
06-17-2010, 01:39 AM
I take several small cards ... 2 and 4GB ... that way not ALL my photos are lost if a card fails. On holiday we also take a laptop and save them onto that as well each night giving us two copies or the ability to clear cards and keep shooting.

06-17-2010, 06:17 AM
Laptop is a good idea but I'll be on bikes for 10 days so weight is an issue. Anyone have experience with the netbooks, they look like a good alternative.

06-17-2010, 08:54 AM
What about this? Seems portable enough....
ColorSpace 320GB Viewer | TheCameraStore.com (http://www.thecamerastore.com/products/software-hardware/digital-storage/colorspace-320gb-viewer)

06-17-2010, 10:09 AM
I'm like MA - but I tend to use 4 or 8 GB cards and transfer them to a laptop at the end of the day.

If you are biking and have all gear w/you at all times, the laptop of course will add extra weight. But If you have a 'base' you could leave the laptop there with other stuff and transfer at the end of the day.

A netbook is a great idea! and can be purchased for cheaper than the fancy (though GOOD ) gadget in casil's link.

06-24-2010, 09:28 PM
Well I picked up an Acer Aspire 1 Netbook with a 250G hard drive in it, it was $330.00 much less than the dedicated units. Yes it is larger, but it also has more capabilities and a screen I can actually see the images on.
FastStone Image Viewer, Screen Capture, Photo Resizer ... (http://www.faststone.org/) has a good free (I donated to the cause) view/organizer that will view the raw images. With gpicsync - Project Hosting on Google Code (http://code.google.com/p/gpicsync/) I can sync my daily GPS log with the images so I know where I shot them. Now if only I could steal some of Casil's creative talent I'd be set.

Matt K.
06-24-2010, 09:54 PM
Greg, if weight is a consideration, may I suggest you take THIS camera along? Not quite sure what lenses will fit it ... but it would be light.