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Old August 13th, 2008, 12:04 PM   #1
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My EX-1 is arriving tomorrow, and I have a couple of questions.

Back Up
I'll be running with several 8 gig cards for now. Are people satisfied with backing up to DVD-DL? If so, are you using -R or +R? I can also back up to Blu-ray.

Polarizer
Any suggestions for a thin polarizer that will enable the lens hood to be attached? I saw a Hoya thin circular polarizer on B&H's website.

Matte box and other add ons will come later.

Thanks a lot,

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Old August 13th, 2008, 12:08 PM   #2
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My EX-1 is arriving tomorrow, and I have a couple of questions.

Back Up
I'll be running with several 8 gig cards for now. Are people satisfied with backing up to DVD-DL? If so, are you using -R or +R? I can also back up to Blu-ray.

Polarizer
Any suggestions for a thin polarizer that will enable the lens hood to be attached? I saw a Hoya thin circular polarizer on B&H's website.

Matte box and other add ons will come later.

Thanks a lot,

Forrest
The Hoya would work, as would the B+W.

I think optical based backup is slow. And it depends upon the archival life you need of the data. A few years-- optical media should last. 10 years. Longer. I'd go with DLT or even better LTO tape.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #3
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Just remember to spool you DLT or LTO tapes from time to time or they won't last either.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 01:09 PM   #4
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A few years is probably fine. I do a lot of medical/healthcare work and that is ever changing...so a combo of hard drive and optical back up may be fine, albeit somewhat slow.

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was going to throw away a DLT machine! I grabbed it ... LOL ... I couldn't believe it!
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Old August 15th, 2008, 06:43 PM   #6
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was going to throw away a DLT machine! I grabbed it ... LOL ... I couldn't believe it!
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