Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket

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While the resolution (MegaPixel) on DSLR is continuing to increase with 5D II at 21MP and D3X at 24MP, the file size of each image is huge, especially when shooting in RAW. Why should you shoot in RAW? Neil talks about why he prefer to shoot in RAW.

With  Nikon D3X, the file size for  RAW 14-bit Lossless is approximately 25.5 MB, RAW 12-bit Lossless is approximately 19.5MB and RAW 12-bit Uncompressed at a whopping 36.3 MB.  In comparison to the D3s, D3 and D700 which are all 12MP, RAW 12-bit Lossless is approximately 10MB. That means if you are a wedding photographer or a keen traveller, you will need to carry numerous memory cards with you, unless you have a CF/SD storage like the  Hyperdrive. Memory cards are getting cheaper these days. Personally, I recommend memory cards from Sandisk. All my memory cards are from Sandisk, hundreds of GB of them. I never had any problem with them, they are fast and reliable. You can find all your memory card needs at B&H video.

What is the best way to carry all these memory cards around? Try  the Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket. It is a brilliant design from the Think Tank Team. It is small and compact which you can easily fit  in your pocket or camera bag, you can also attach it to your belt. It is a must have camera accessory. Commercially, there are two versions of it – the Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket which is in blue and holds 10 CF and the Think Tank Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket which is in red and holds 4 CF and 3 SD.

Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket

Not available commercially, Think Tank also makes a promotion Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket which holds 6 CF and is in black with a much larger Think Tank logo on the front. The promotion Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket however does not have a business card holder and belt/bag strap attachment.

Promotion Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket

Promotion Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket comes in black with a large Think Tank logo.

Promotion Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket – 6 CF (left), Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket – 10 CF ( right)

Personally, I like the Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket which can hold plenty of CF and is easy to attach and store to anywhere. It is a brilliant accessory when you need to grab all your cards on the go.

 

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About Kent Yu

Kent is a professional wedding and portrait photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand. He and his team specialise in modern and contemporary weddings. Kent has his work published in international magazines and is a regular author to a number of photographic publication. He is fascinated by photographic equipment and enjoys showcasing the gear used in creating his images. You can find him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Google+
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