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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2076 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

I live in Los Angeles and will be travelling to Sydney, Australia this summer. I have a Kodak DX3900 and was wondering what to do to keep the batteries fresh and for taking a LOT of photos. Should I get a second memory card? How do I recharge it on a trip?

My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
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User currently offlineUngoMongo From Denmark, joined Aug 2001, 146 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3375 times:


I had the same problem. I have an Olympus C700uz, and I was going to Jamaica (I'm still here !!). For me, I bought an extra SM card. Each card holds approx. 56 pictures, which gives 112 total on 2 cards.
For batteries, I use AA rechargable, and I have 8. I live in Denmark normally, and the voltage is 220 there, but here in Jamaica it's only 115, so I bought a converter, which converts from 115 to 220. Works perfekt. I always try to charge up all the batteries in case, I go to a nice place with many photos. Hope this helps a bit.  Smile


Kenneth from Jamaica. (Yeah man  Smile Smile Smile)

Becoming a dad is the greatest.
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

At the moment, I have a HUGE problem.

For my holiday this year, I want to take alot of photos, (long story), even in the holiday brochure it says to bring twice as many films as you think you will need.

ATM I only have about 200mb of storage, enough for about 180 photos which is nowhere near enough! Luckily I can recharge my batteries but ... Normally, We take a laptop but its not possible now.

My question: Is there anywhere where you can rent A microdrive? I'd just need one for the holiday and that;'d be it. Any help would be great!



User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3362 times:

Dan, at iomega.com you can get a 340mb microdrive for 80 bucks U.S. i saw that 2 weeks ago and i immediately got 4 of em- thats a true bargain.


User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3360 times:

just a suggestion - how about an image tank ?

I have just got one - 20gb capacity but you can get it with more or less - approx 270 pound including a customs charge of 40 pound. Take 6AA batteries and is USB connection for the transfer of picture to computer at home. With my current digital camera i can take over 1000 picture at raw setting (9mb per picture) or several thousand at lower settings.

Cannot remember the url but - type "image tank" into a search engine and it should come up. UK distributors are approx 400 pounds for the same thing.

see DPreview website for comments / review of this device

English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3347 times:

Pardon my ignorance,but what are microdrives?

User currently offlineStevehall From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

microdrive - a tiny hard drive that sits in a Compact Flash Card format

User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 384 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3343 times:

Microdrives are baby hard drives  Wink/being sarcastic



User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3320 times:

Joe - I had a look at the website, But I could only find CF cards in 'products' and nothing on the online shop  Sad. If you could find the direct link I'd be grateful. although I can't afford the money  Big grin.

At thee moment I have zilch because of my camera and computer (well, I've just paid off over £1000 debt thanks to this heap of crap i'm sitting in front of  Big thumbs up).



User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3315 times:

Dan, If you are going on vacation to someplace "civilised" you may be able to just pop into a photo store and have them copy your cards onto a CD for you at a low cost. Worth a shot...

User currently offlineDigby From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 175 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

The CD burning idea is the way to go if you can't afford a microdrive. I recently travelled to Cairns and ran out of room on the laptop, and all the flash cards I had, so into a local store to get a CD burned. It only cost me $10 AUD. and then I could happily go on shooting for the remainder of the trip!

Have fun on the trip to YSSY.

go to:http://www.acay.com.au/~willt/yssy/ if you want to know where to go spotting around YSSY.


Friends don't let friends shoot Nikon!
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

2912n - Safari in Kenya  Smile/happy/getting dizzy. thats why I'm worried about my storage... I normally take 500 photos at an airport, so god knows what I'm going to be like on Safari (I was even worse in my back garden, but lets not go there Big grin).

Dan  Smile

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