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The size of my image library only increases, and raw file capture sizes are becoming huge. As a medium format shooter, you are likely in a similar situation. How can we store and access and backup all that data in a convenient way that we can count on, along with high performance where it counts?
Consulting for many hundreds of clients over the years about choosing and configuring a system for photography, here I discuss the ideal storage solutions for most photographers based on long experience including what I have found to work exceedingly well without requiring technical knowledge to succeed at it. I necessarily omit less common considerations that apply for some use cases.
Backup will be covered in a subsequent article, but in a nutshell: (1) backup every day at least once to at least one always-attached backup. (2) maintain at least three additional “offsite” backups stored safely away from the computer, never having those backups all together with the computer at once, (3) consider cloud-based backup as an adjunct if internet bandwidth makes it viable.
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These systems are hugely expensive, so make the right choice for your own needs (full frame vs medium format).
- In-depth lens evaluations covering behaviors not likely to be found anywhere else, based on real-world field shooting.
- How to configure menus and buttons and best operating practices, gotchas and how-to.
- Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens and camera behaviors.
- Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to 100 megapixels filling up to 5K display, plus large crops.
- Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
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Fujifilm GFX file sizes quickly grow storage needs