Category: "Digital Photography"

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  05:44:47 pm, by The Dreamer   , 87 words  
Categories: Digital Photography, Computer

Compact Drive PD7X

Good news....:!:

Just got a notice that the item is on its way by UPS, and it has an estimated delivery date of June 15th.

So, I should have it in time for the cruise....|-|

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  03:41:00 pm, by The Dreamer   , 412 words  
Categories: Digital Photography, Travel, Scanner

USB Cable for Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2

Ever since I got this camera, I've been looking to score an extra USB cable for it. Because the camera uses a 'unique' connector on the camera, it makes it kind of hard to get.

While I could use an SD card reader for getting pictures off of the camera, there are just some times where it would be nice to use the cable route rather than fiddle with the reader method. Or to have to pack a reader and its drivers.

Even Panasonic's online store didn't list the part, but finally after some hunting around on Panasonic's website, I found a Parts and Accessories order page and found out from a Google search that the part number of the USB cable was "K1HA08CD0001"

So, I went to the page:

And, plugged in the number...and it told me a price for it. So, I promptly ordered it...even though I was at work at the time, and don't usually don't like doing online transactions away from my home computer. Where I keep records of all my online transactions, that way when something unexpected shows up...I can immediately hit the 'report fraud' button (or something like that) for it.

It reported that it wasn't going to be available for a couple of months....until late in May....but went ahead anyways. Since I still wanted it....

The date slipped...but then the charge went through recently....and today, in my mail box was the cable. :yes:

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  07:27:03 pm, by The Dreamer   , 415 words  
Categories: Digital Photography, Travel

Am I Insane??? Compact Drive PD7X


Here I am, in final countdown for leaving on my cruise...and I bid on something on eBay.


I bought a Compact Drive PD7X, with an 80GB drive.

Been debating about what I'll do to archive my memory cards while traveling.

Kept going back and forth between extra memory cards or multipurpose harddrives with card readers, or see if there was something to exploit my iPod (except that there isn't much free space on my 40GB iPod). Or upgrading my laptop (or getting a new one).

But, mostly on impulse....I decided to go ahead and get one of these.

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  12:05:03 pm, by The Dreamer   , 96 words  
Categories: Digital Photography

Zigview LCD that attaches to viewfinders


Hmmm, an intriguing sounding product....

Wonder if I'll really get back into film photography though....and if I do, which camera will I dig out of storage.

Last time I went on a cruise, I wished I had my Nikon FE2 with me....but that was 5 years ago...and I hardly shoot film anymore.

OTOH, I do have a Pronea 6i...and APS is somewhat easier to manage with a filmscanner. Though I don't know if my old (SCSI) filmscanner will work on my current computer. I'm not sure Canon supports the FS2710 under XP, either.


  11:35:54 pm, by The Dreamer   , 479 words  
Categories: Stuff, Digital Photography, Travel

BC-900 Battery Charger by La Crosse BC900 w/LCD Display


Next on the post holiday acquistion spree....a La Crosse BC900 Battery Charger.

I forget how I came to first seeing this, but I kind of thought neat....I want one.

I used to use the Rayovac one-hour chargers...actually I own 5 of them. Originally the plan to was keep me well stocked with NiMH batteries for my digital camera and flash. Except that I don't use that camera much and the batteries didn't seem to give me much more life than the LiOn battery.

But, the new digital camera uses AA batteries as well, just not as many. But, still I wanted to update my collection.

First thing I did was use the charger to refresh the old batteries. Found lots of cells that were just dead, and the rest were useless. According to the charger only had capacity of around 200mAh. They were Nexcell 2100mAh batteries.

Pretty much the whole lot is toast.

That's okay...around the same time I ordered a 10 pack of 2500mAh Power 2000 batteries from Adorama.

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  11:00:31 am, by The Dreamer   , 133 words  
Categories: Digital Photography

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 Digital Camera Review


I wish I had read this review before I bought the sums up how I feel about the camera now :crazy:

Who It?s For
Gadget Freaks ?Image stabilization is the coolest feature on this camera and could keep gadget freaks busy shaking the LZ2 for about ten minutes. But it?s all downhill from there for the gadget lovers. Keep looking.

I guess I'm I want to risk eBay'ng for the Ricoh Caplio R2 or go with the Canon Powershot S70 (or see if there is a new model in this line, S80 :?:), as the real successor to my current Canon Powershot S20. |-|

Meanwhile, I'm still considering if a Nikon Coolpix 8800 is in my future (or if there'll be a new model along this line as well...&#59;D)


  05:25:16 pm, by The Dreamer   , 108 words  
Categories: Digital Photography, Software, PDA

HdTach on SD Cards


I wish I could remember where I stashed my Lexar 256MB SD card.... I found it, see page 2

But, I tried HDTach on the SD cards that I had handy....

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  04:27:45 pm, by The Dreamer   , 189 words  
Categories: Digital Photography, Computer, PDA

SanDisk Ultra II 1GB SD card received.


Well, I received the SanDisk Ultra II 1GB SD card that I bought off of eBay.

Before popping it into my Panasonic DMC-LZ2, I decided to pop it into my Palm Tungsten|T to see what VFSmark would think about it.

The results are:

VFSMark Results SanDisk Ultra II SD 1GB

File Create:      324%
File Delete:      200%
File Write:       16%
File Read:        122%
File Seek:        236%
DB Export:        42%
DB Import:        264%
Record Access:    218%
Resource Access:  210%

VFSMark:	  181

That's pretty poor, seem to vaguely recall this is why SanDisk was despised.

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  01:04:59 pm, by The Dreamer   , 14 words  
Categories: General, Digital Photography

It's snowing.....

...and I had put off some errands for today.... :(


Hopefully it'll be better tomorrow. &#59;)


  10:41:00 pm, by The Dreamer   , 16 words  
Categories: Home Theatre, Digital Photography

First Picture with new digital camera

And, what better use for was time to update the picture of A/V mess. &#59;D


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