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PMA bound

Tomorrow evening I fly out to Vegas for 3 days at the Photo Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2009 trade show. I’m all geared up with my Pentax K10D, new SanDisk 8GB Extreme III SDHC card and ExpressCard reader, custom printed business cards, and press badge. Unfortunately, my extra battery and battery grip look like they won’t get here in time. Shame.

I’m sure there will be plenty of coverage for the big name products. Rather than just add to the noise, my plan is to blog about the products I find most interesting. Hopefully this will add a slightly different perspective to the show coverage than the typical mainstream media coverage. Of course I’ll probably get caught up in any big announcements just like everyone else but I’ll do my best to find a unique angle to cover. Check back often for updates throughout the week.

BTW, thanks to the snow today for providing nice flat whitespace studio-like lighting for this shot:

snow studio

Making lemonade out of lemons, my friends ;-)

Amazing shrinking memory

Micro SD

I just ordered a SanDisk 4GB Micro SDHC memory card to add a little storage capacity to my BlackBerry Curve. I know these things have been out for a while but it never ceases to amaze me how small they actually are.

I picked it up for $4.54 from The shipping charge of $4.95 cost more than the memory card itself. I think it is safe to assume that the bottom has fallen out of the memory market ;-) My guess? The memory manufacturers are busy trying to invent the next great memory format so they can try to actually make some money again. My advice? Upgrade your memory TODAY!

Just for the record, here’s that Micro SD card next to the SD card-sized adapter it came with…

SD adapter + Micro SD HC

Oh, and I would suggest picking some of these $4 Micro SD cards up for your digital camera applications but this version only clicks along at 15MB/s. If you’re going to upgrade then be sure you upgrade (30MB/s should be your target).


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