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RE: OT: corrupted .NEF files

Maybe I'm just a little paranoid right now, BUT - in my search for
applications to recover image files I encountered many tools that were
created for the purpose of recovering corrupted data on Compact Flash cards.
Apparently there are problems in that area as well.  So back-up, back-up
often, and use multiple devices.  That is the way to go.

I wish someone would invent a device that could convert digital captures to
images and save them safely onto 35mm film.  Now THAT would be nice!   ;-D

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Burkholder [mailto:fdanb@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 6:18 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: RE: OT: corrupted .NEF files

Hey Keith,

Here's wishing you the best with your file recovery.

About storing images while on the road. As Camden said, redundancy is a
very comforting thing. If you don't want to schlep a laptop around, then
you need to think of another way to achieve that level of safety. Two of
the "digital wallets" might be one way to go.

Though I travel with a laptop, I often opt to leave it at the hotel (or
wherever I'm staying) during the day shooting time. With one set of
images on the laptop and one on a portable media reader in the camera
bag, I'm covered whether I get mugged on the streets or if the laptop
gets stolen at hotel.

The good news is that Compact Flash is getting so cheap that soon we'll
only have to have ONE backup as we'll be able to keep the images on card
until our return home. The local Fry's has had good 4GB cards on sale as
low as $49 so you can see where that's going.

Hope this helps!


Keith Gerling wrote on 11/7/06, 4:13 PM:

 > How do other digital photographers store images while on the road?  Is
 > there
 > really any other safe options other than burning CDs?