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Dick Holtman
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« on: January 16, 2010, 06:12:28 AM »

On the Ingestion page it is stated "Use a card reader and not the camera for downloading image files unless you are shooting tethered".

What is the advantage of using a card reader, except for speed?
Is it more secure?

Somehow I have the feeling that inserting and ejecting the card in my camera in the long run will wear out the contacts??

At this moment I use the default program from Canon to ingest. With SyncBack I make a verified copy to the backup device.
Then I add GPS information with GeoSetter. Lastly I import my photo's into Lightroom where I rename etc. At this point I will also rename the backup files.
If I forget, then the next time I run SyncBack it will show the simulation page before executing the backup.
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george
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2010, 08:02:29 AM »

What is the advantage of using a card reader, except for speed?
Is it more secure?

Somehow I have the feeling that inserting and ejecting the card in my camera in the long run will wear out the contacts??
Hi Dick,

Card readers are substantially faster, so that's a big advantage.  Also, looking at my cameras, the contacts for the cards seem more substantial that the relatively flimsy cable connectors.

--George
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peterkrogh
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 07:18:11 PM »

Yup, that's it. Wearing out a card reader (or even a card) would be better than wearing out the USB or FW port on the camera.
Peter
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