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Old October 1st, 2003, 04:10 PM   #16
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I second Compact Flash. I find that having a bunch of 512mb cards the best way to go. Reason for this is because 512mb is close to the capacity of a CD-R so you can go strait from card to CD for archiving. Also if one card gets damaged there are less images lost.

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Old October 1st, 2003, 04:18 PM   #17
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hmm...good point, alex! :D
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 01:37 PM   #18
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Batteries

After posting here that I buy AA batteries at price club and do not use rechargeables my conscious began bothering me. I am an environmentally friendly consumer. Even though I like the convenience of a bag full of fresh batteries I stopped and thought about how many of those I was using and throwing away. I started shopping for rechargeable batteries and was about to buy one of the $50.00 chargers (it seemed like $40.00 to $50.00 was the average price) when I found the brand new Ray-O-Vac 15 minute charger at Wall-Mart for $19.00 (with 2 batteries). It charges their NiMH 2000 batteries in 15 minutes and all other standard rechargables overnight. The 15 minute AA are $12.99 per 4 pack.

Jeff, you gave me food for thought and now I will save a few bucks and continue to respect the earth we live on.

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Old October 22nd, 2003, 01:57 PM   #19
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I'm glad to here that Steve. I may be off in the number of flashes also. A read a post on another forum the other day and several people say they are getting close to 200 full power flashes off the hot (2000+ ma) rechargeables. I've never counted my flashes, but they do seem to last a long time.
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Old October 24th, 2003, 04:48 PM   #20
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Hey, I must be an odd ball, but
I have the IBM 1 Gig micro drive and have had no problems
with it at all. I also don't have the hand grip, but I do have
4 batteries. Never ran out of power at a critical time . . . so far ;)

Now, if they would just come out with a 2 gig CF card for $250.
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Old October 26th, 2003, 09:28 AM   #21
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Where do you find 2000 mah batteries? I commonly find the 16's on the shelf, have not found 18's yet, and now you're telling me we have 2000's. ( I have not looked anywhere except stores around town) Where are you getting your batteries?
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Old October 26th, 2003, 09:33 AM   #22
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Old October 26th, 2003, 12:09 PM   #23
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Costco has a good deal on Everready(?) 2100mah batteries. Sam's has Panasonic and Ray-O-Vac chargers and batteries. All are pretty cheap.
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Old October 26th, 2003, 04:40 PM   #24
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Okay. . . I'm gonna go look, first thing tomorrow. Thanks
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Old October 27th, 2003, 10:15 AM   #25
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I've seen ads for a new AA charger/battery set that will recharge in 15 minutes! Don't know the maH though.
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Old November 6th, 2003, 09:57 AM   #26
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Now, if they would just come out with a 2 gig CF card for $250.
How about 2.2GB for $250? :)

http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=GS1022C-N
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Old November 6th, 2003, 10:12 AM   #27
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Wow! I went to the site and looks good, but they don't mention
10D compatability. The D60 is on the list, so maybe the 10D will work.
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Old November 6th, 2003, 12:36 PM   #28
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The D60 is on the list, as well as the Digital Rebel/300D so I'm sure the 10D works also.
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Old November 10th, 2003, 01:33 PM   #29
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lol...i know this is somewhat off topic, but I have one 1 GB Lexar 32x Professional CompactFlash Card and I wanted to know if anyone wanted to trade my 1 gig for 2 512 mb cards!?

:D let me know! thanks! :D
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Old November 13th, 2003, 05:59 PM   #30
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No problems at all using a Viking 512 CF in my 10D. And a Viking 256. (my Mac reads them as Toshiba cards, BTW) And I shoot nearly every day lately. Usually do file transfer thru a 6-way card reader.

Have only really put the 9-shot buffer to the test a few times, but it sure is nice. Great for events, not too sure it would be fast enough for sports. Of course, for flash work I'd need to upgrade my speedlight to keep up, recovery time-wise.

As for AA battery usage, my wife was complaining about her GPS (Garmin e-trex Legend) eating batteries, as they are known for, so she went out and got some NiMH AA's and a rapid charger, and there's no looking back.
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