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Old Aug 26, 2002, 12:33 AM   #1
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Took some pictures today at the Sussex Air Show, plus some nice pics of a huge Yellow Argiope spider in my friends yard.

First time I used the 1 Gig Microdrive with the Dimage 7i and I must say it was excruciatingly slow. From now on CF cards only when I need to rapidly review / take pics!

BTW I shot mostly full manual or shutter priority mode and manual focus was a must. The A/F was about 10x too slow for the action shots.

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/njdsm/Plane1.jpg
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/njdsm/Plane2.jpg
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/njdsm/Apache1.jpg
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/njdsm/Apache2.jpg
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/njdsm/Apache3.jpg
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/njdsm/Spyder1.jpg
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/njdsm/Spyder2.jpg

Here's a short movie of me trying to follow a twin jet powered truck as it races (and beats) a plane. Pretty amusing...

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/njdsm/PICT0023.MOV
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Old Aug 26, 2002, 7:17 AM   #2
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Nice action shot there... Especially the 2nd picture.

I'm surprised about your microdrive comment though. Are you refering to the movie mode? Otherwise the 1G speed is up there and holds it's own against the fastest CF flashes:

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My biggest problem is when switching from play to review mode and back. Seems like the drive takes a while to access all the files on the drive. With a CF this is almost instant. Once the drive is accessed the speed of flipping through the pictures is fine.
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In doing a mini review for Steve's on the D7 upgrade, I've found that you can do everything the playback mode do by just pushing the Quickview button!

You don't have to switch to playback mode at all actually and stay in the record mode the whole time...
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Yeah that's what I mean...

Problem is if you press the button right after a picture it doesn't work, you have to press it again. If you press it with the Microdrive, I'm never sure wether I pressed the button too soon or the drive is taking a while to access.

Small gripe I know but the button should "remember" being pressed and the picture should pop up as soon as the camera is done saving it.

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Are you in raw or something? It's pretty much instantaneous on my upgraded D7... I've just repeat the test with a 256Mb SimpleTech and there's no difference between it and the IBM's 1G microdrive.

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Looks like my movies! How big was the spider?
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