Think twice before you upgrade your camera body!
After using my lovely D700 Nikon for more than 5 years I decided to buy the new D810 body.
What I didn't consider was the rest of my digital infrastructure. My computer is even older than my retired D700. In terms of our quick changing modern world: Close to stone age ...
That's why my happines about my new pixel monster (called Nikon D810) decreased when I copied the first bunch of pixel monster babies (called high resolution photos) with my USB 2.0 card reader to my computer. The transfer speed was not much quicker than one angstrom per week, that means: Very very slow.
Luckely I already had an USB 3.0 PCI card installed in my computer for my big external backup disk so I thought buying an USB 3.0 card reader (I have Linux and cannot transfer the photos directly from the camera) would solve all my issues.
What a false estimation! Any kind of even small photo manipulations like removing the dust spots from the pixel monster babies took an eternity, too!
Instead of buying a new computer I decided to buy a 1TB SSD disk and replace the old one. In detail: Backup all the stuff, replace the disks, reinstall the operating system (Linux) and copy back my files. Voila, my old computer was now quick like a racing car! But this opened my eyes just for the next issue: My slow DSL connection!
The uploads to Dreamstime took so much time that I stopped drinking coffee in the meantime not to poison me with caffeine! Just when I was getting more and more contemplative about my slow internet connection I received a phone call from my internet provider. As if they could read my thoughts they offered me a much quicker connection for nearly the same price!!!
Reflexively I said "YES!". "How old is your DSL router?". "Uhhh, around 10 years ...". "Then you need a new one!" . "Brrrr......!"
Here is one of the first photos from my new D810:
Photo credits: Jdanne.
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