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05/12/2006 12:29:49 AM · #26
Originally posted by the3beers:

Originally posted by Prof_Fate:

Originally posted by the3beers:

yes you would think with all the wireless tech out there now adays expecially with the bluetooth cell phone and ect.... they would be less expensive. I have a NIC for my IPAC in flash format and i think that was less than $50 about 2 years ago


would that fit inside the cam with the cf cover closed? Hmm...


Close but not quite and then it would just be a bump added to the door but then you need massive firm wear up date to the camera if it could even handle it. im just dreaming but i see it happing and beeing fairly cheap in the next 5 or so years


Cheap now - there are p&s models with it - $50 more than the ones without.
05/12/2006 12:32:28 AM · #27
canon sd430 for $499
canon ixus wireless (may not be a US model)
05/12/2006 12:38:15 AM · #28
Is it possible to put a USB-Wifi connector on the camera, and another on the computer, and fool the camera into thinking it's talking directly to the computer? (i.e. the camera wouldn't need an IP stack, it would still be talking the USB protocols thru the USB port, then the WIFI connection to the computer would reverse the process and let talk to the computer thru the USB connetion)

Essentially, you're eliminating the USB wire that would normally connect from your camera to your PC and putting a wifi connection in its place.

Is that possible?
05/12/2006 12:40:51 AM · #29
Originally posted by dwterry:

Essentially, you're eliminating the USB wire that would normally connect from your camera to your PC and putting a wifi connection in its place.

Is that possible?

Theoretically, yes. Practically, I doubt they'd produce/sell.
05/12/2006 01:01:39 AM · #30
The Giga Vu I linked to is WiFi capable.
05/12/2006 10:22:48 AM · #31
ya but wouldnt it be great to just lissen to your ipod while taking pictures reviewing them on the seceen even thou the current one is kind of small (i think they will get bigger in next generations) and when you get home it automaticly connects to your puter (via bluetooth that you used to connect to your cammera) and downloads them to your puter. Almost totally hands free operation.
05/12/2006 12:00:51 PM · #32
I just bought the GIGA ONE 40Gig and find it easy to use, but haven't completely tried out the various specifications yet. (I transferred a partially filled 1 Gig card in practically no time, but they say it is 6 minutes to download 1 Gig) But it's cheap, as these things go, and I'll be without a computer for 3-plus weeks, so it is much needed storage. I'll have to pass on the chance to view photos until I can get to a computer, but the price is right. They've just introduced an 80 gig version for around $230.

Of course, I probably bought the last 40 Gig B&H had because when I checked this morning, both versions are out of stock there.
06/12/2006 05:19:46 PM · #33
I am looking into getting a storage device for my Hawaii trip in September, but reading reviews and such is twisting my brain!

Can someone please untangle what this means?

DPreview on the P-2000: "8.9 megapixel maximum JPEG size" (from the review of the Epson P-2000 storage viewer).
//www.dpreview.com/reviews/epsonp2000/page6.asp

What does that mean? Since I have the 12.8 mp 5D, I need to know! :)

If this just stores data to a HD, then how does this make a difference? Or does it?

Thanks.

Originally posted by TroyMosley:

Epson has these little buggers, i have seen alot of photojournelists using these on my recent events that i have shot.
there a little expensive though

//www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=49164278

//www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=61555441
06/13/2006 02:46:52 AM · #34
Wi-Pics makes a full line of wireless CF card replacements. Not all in the CF card, but attached by wire to a belt unit that can have a hard-drive, CF reader and standard wireless lan connection. It reads anything the camera writes to the 'CF card' and stores it directly on the harddrive or transmits it (with or without user defined sorting) to any wireless network it is setup to talk with. Basically, treating the harddrive or network storage as a CF card. Very nice.

I've been drooling over it since I found it, but at a $1600 pricetag it's way out of the price range of a hobby.

David
06/13/2006 03:14:31 AM · #35
Yeah, sounds like a Wish-List item :)

Ingrid

Originally posted by David.C:

Wi-Pics makes a full line of wireless CF card replacements. Not all in the CF card, but attached by wire to a belt unit that can have a hard-drive, CF reader and standard wireless lan connection. It reads anything the camera writes to the 'CF card' and stores it directly on the harddrive or transmits it (with or without user defined sorting) to any wireless network it is setup to talk with. Basically, treating the harddrive or network storage as a CF card. Very nice.

I've been drooling over it since I found it, but at a $1600 pricetag it's way out of the price range of a hobby.

David
06/13/2006 03:33:45 AM · #36
Originally posted by dwterry:

Is it possible to put a USB-Wifi connector on the camera, and another on the computer, and fool the camera into thinking it's talking directly to the computer? (i.e. the camera wouldn't need an IP stack, it would still be talking the USB protocols thru the USB port, then the WIFI connection to the computer would reverse the process and let talk to the computer thru the USB connetion)

Essentially, you're eliminating the USB wire that would normally connect from your camera to your PC and putting a wifi connection in its place.

Is that possible?


If you want wireless then get the Canon WFT-E1A wireless LAN transmitter or go with a solution like this. A pocket PC, phone, and wireless transmitter and you're good to go. Just send the photos as you take them to your home computer. Here is the Pocket Phojo website.
07/17/2006 05:09:25 PM · #37
any more thoughts on this. I am now in the market as well and am not sure a preview screen is worth the $$.

Opinions? ....

i realize there have been some opinions allready, i just want more as I have a hard time making up my mind. :(
07/17/2006 05:10:12 PM · #38
Get an iPod.
07/17/2006 05:13:10 PM · #39
Originally posted by jmsetzler:

Get an iPod.


what i don't like about an ipod is that you also need additional things to make it work. I just want one object to carry around... not a pocket full of things. Another con about the ipod is you can't switch out the battery. If you are on a 20 hour shoot, i don't think the ipod would last past hour 4... and you have no chance to get more power.


07/17/2006 06:03:25 PM · #40
Originally posted by leaf:

Originally posted by jmsetzler:

Get an iPod.


what i don't like about an ipod is that you also need additional things to make it work. I just want one object to carry around... not a pocket full of things. Another con about the ipod is you can't switch out the battery. If you are on a 20 hour shoot, i don't think the ipod would last past hour 4... and you have no chance to get more power.


buy more cards...
07/17/2006 07:01:55 PM · #41
at $50 / gigabyte compact flash cards are pretty expensive.

a 60 gb Wolverinewith an lcd display goes for $350 which is only $5.80/ GB
07/17/2006 07:35:29 PM · #42
Originally posted by sfalice:

I just bought the GIGA ONE 40Gig and find it easy to use, but haven't completely tried out the various specifications yet. (I transferred a partially filled 1 Gig card in practically no time, but they say it is 6 minutes to download 1 Gig) But it's cheap, as these things go, and I'll be without a computer for 3-plus weeks, so it is much needed storage. I'll have to pass on the chance to view photos until I can get to a computer, but the price is right. They've just introduced an 80 gig version for around $230.

Of course, I probably bought the last 40 Gig B&H had because when I checked this morning, both versions are out of stock there.


I bought a giga one for my trip to Italy. I was very disappointed with it. I lost about 10% of my pictures as a result of this portable hard drive corrupting downloaded pictures from my Ultra III Sandisk CF cards. I know it was the fault of the hard drive because my son had no problems downloading files to his lap top. The problem that occurred was that it appeared to download the same picture that had not been deleted over the previous same picture sometimes completely makeing the picture very dark and sometimes only partially, making portions of the picture darker. I wrote to the company and they never responded.
07/17/2006 07:48:27 PM · #43
well i just found out thatto change thebattery in the wolverine requires a screw driver :( not too conveniant. However the Hyperdirve takes AA batteries and looks good. No lcd though.
07/17/2006 08:55:53 PM · #44
Originally posted by leaf:

well i just found out thatto change thebattery in the wolverine requires a screw driver :( not too conveniant. However the Hyperdirve takes AA batteries and looks good. No lcd though.


The hyperdrive (pd70x same thing) are great little devices. I only recently (for a trip starting next week) got it but they appear to do what they do well and are utilitarian which I like - nothing on it that is not meant to help copying a card. About the only thing I don't like is the VERY shallow CF card reader - it just feels like pins could be bent easily if you were not careful.

Beware that ordering hyperdrives are a real pain - mine took 5-odd weeks and they charged the credit card on day 2 :-// Not sure if it's still there but there was a posing on FM Buy&Sell from somebody that had 2 that he was selling.
07/17/2006 09:49:29 PM · #45
Anyone play with Transcend Digital Album, Target has em for $299 I like the idea because you can store, view and it plays MP3s (Steve's didn't give it big marks on the MP3 User interface but it still plays)

I have seen and played with the Epson and it is a really fine system but my pewter cost less than that and does a little bit more...
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