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Old Jul 26, 2004, 5:40 PM   #11
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Hi Bern,

I thought the same as you - an extra charger just seemed taking things too far, but just thought there might be some aspect that I hadn't considered.

Yes, I phoned SRB and placed my order earlier today. The tube cost £9-99 and £2-50 for postage which seemed reasonable.

Thanks for all the help,

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Old Jul 26, 2004, 5:42 PM   #12
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Thanks Mikefellh,

I realised the sense of having extra batteries and memory, it was the charger that puzzled me.

Perhaps I didn't word my question too well !
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Old Jul 27, 2004, 4:40 AM   #13
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Unless there's a rapid charger available for the Oly L-ion batteries in which case it might be worth getting a second charger.

Another reason is if you are a pro shooter and do a LOT of shooting in a day...it would make more sense charging multiple batteries at once. When I worked in construction and used cordless drills, we always had multiple chargers so we can have many batteries charging at once.
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Old Jul 27, 2004, 6:31 AM   #14
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Good point.

For me I reckon my hard-earned pennies would be better spent on other things.

Another question: Would you recommend fewer big cards, or more smaller ones? Big ones would need changing less often, but would be a bigger loss if they failed for any reason. Do they fail sometimes?
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Old Jul 27, 2004, 7:25 AM   #15
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Cards can get messed up and corrupted. The issue about cards you get is how many pics you take in a given time period...if you're going to take a few hundred pics a day and think you're going to run out of space, you may want larger cards.

Another idea is to get portable storage like a combo external hard drive and reader, when a card fills up just dump it to the hard drive. There's also ones that have a CD burner instead of a hard drive.
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Old Jul 27, 2004, 2:05 PM   #16
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Trouble is they look almost as expensive as the camera, and I have been saving for YEARS for that !!!!!!
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