X Faktor Photo

X Faktor Photo

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at XFaktorPhoto.SmugMug.com
Joined on Jun 1, 2010
About me:

Keep at it! Persistence is the key to your existence!

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jameshamm: I wonder if reliability goes down when the capacity increases?

No thanks, I learned my lesson with a Sandisk 32gb Extreme Pro CF last year. Lost over 3000 pics and some vids. Now I don't buy anything bigger than 8gb, and just split it up between a few cards.

Imagine filling up 128gb of data and then losing it (either physically or just losing the data).

But then again, I have yet to see this minute cards fail, and we all use them in our phones and tablets. i once pondered the idea of using an adapter to shoot onto it from my cam...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 19:29 UTC
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Expat Nomad: $199. How do tablet makers justify their prices per GB, when a high speed card can be retailed this cheaply?

@Peiasdf & Michael Ma - Apple is a maniacal sinister giant that feeds off the billions of idiot peasants who idolize the next best thing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 19:25 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Things we found that had been cut in half article (107 comments in total)
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Vladik: Were Nikon Lenses too expensive to cut in half? :)

there was nothing to see inside. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2014 at 19:35 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

"The X-T1 is the first digital camera to support the super-fast (and expensive) UHS-II standard, according to Fujifilm."

I just googled UHS-II and the Panasonic currently holds the market on them, rated at a mere 200Mb/s write speed.

Now, if that's not a typo error, then that means it's just 25MB/s, because "Mb" denotes megaBITS, which are a heck of a lot less than megaBYTES (MB).

That said, the Sandisk Extreme Pro cards still own the market, at 160MB/s, at least for CF, whereas I know they make 90MB/s SD cards.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 15:48 UTC as 229th comment | 1 reply

That name. Say it with a hispanic accent. Sigh.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 15:07 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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HubertChen: Can you add EXIF data?
I just spend 4 hours to find a way to add EXIF data to images in Lightroom. It can not do it and I needed to use a shell script based utility (Exiftool). It is a pain in the neck. How about add this feature to Photo Mate R2:

Motivation:
Many photographers shoot with lenses without any electronic coupling. And this trend is increasing, not decreasing, thanks to SonyE or M43 cameras with short flange mount can mount literally any lens with the proper adapter, which you can buy for a few dollars. Shooting comfort is actually quite good with these cameras cameras. But you loose one thing: EXIF data of which lens was used. Adding this feature should be straight forward, especially with the open source cross platform Perl code of Exiftool. Adding this information in the field will be great, as the memory is still fresh which picture shot with which lens. And it is something Adobe Lightroom is missing out, so a good feature for a product comparison table :-)

Hey man, just drop Torsten Simon an email from within the app. Alternatively, make your voice heard here: https://plus.google.com/communities/105710045025831601018

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 14:28 UTC

I love PhotoMate, and the dev is a good guy who hears his fellow photographers pleas for features and bug fixes.
I've been out of the Android tablet game since my Nexus 7 went into a coma last year. I forgot how much I utilized PhotoMate, and now I realize I NEED to revive the N7.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 14:24 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)

Dear Canon.......

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 15:24 UTC as 42nd comment
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Review preview (53 comments in total)

get a body for <$500 on eBay nowadays.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 20:14 UTC as 22nd comment
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)
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RedFox88: My take? It's the M2 styled like an SLR.

as long as they scrap the idea of the different mount on their mirrorless cam. EOS please

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 20:10 UTC
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)
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reality_check: I imagine all Apple disciples will line up to buy a camera that is white! :)

yes but they'll wish it were a Nikon....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 20:07 UTC
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Lightpath48: I bought lots of new cameras, read the manuals, tried learning all of the unique raw conversion software features, then sold them and bought new. I did that for ten years. This month I decided to stop doing that. Am I smarter or dumber now?

My 80-something year old grandpa has been buying new Nikons for longer than I've been alive. He's been incorporating it into Iridology and the three computers he uses.

You don't have to waste ALOT of money buying new when you can buy used and see what you can do with it. I bought a 1993 Canon EOS-1N HS about a year ago and it has made me a better digital shooter in the way that I shoot more effectively since I get the feeling I don't have any more than 36 "exposures" at any given time and I have to pay for it all.

Just 2 cents.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 20:03 UTC

Photography is constantly evolving so it's a wonderful hobby to take interest in as there's always something new to do with it. New tech, old tech, new techniques to learn, and genuine inspiration of ideas to shoot.

I'm glad I got hooked at a young age. Creativity is a beautiful thing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 19:58 UTC as 5th comment

that lens.....is probably like 7$k or more. Looks like a 400 2.8

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 13:31 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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birdbrain: I have to say I quite like it, and I am a Canon user :)

I think the price is a tad steep and I wonder why it only has ¼000 as fastest shutter, although that is not super important.

The 1/4000s shutter is also throwback to the early SLR's. I'm surprised they left out the film advance lever.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 13:05 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Being a person who [recently] wanted to retrofit modern Canon guts to a classic film body, news of the Df was taken very frustratingly...at first.

This is better, because Canon doesn't have to take the plunge first. They can watch the market for the Df, and not only make one better, in the form of an AE-1 probably, but also price it REALISTICALLY!! It's great news actually, because it will definitely give Canon the push to do it, and hopefully with the same EOS mount.

But $2.8-3k? come on Nikon. Not all of your hipster/scarf-wearing shooters have that kind of green. But it's nice you are accommodating their thick-frame Ray-Ban's with your larger viewfinders.

Well done, but seriously, you're not a luxury brand so drop the price.

On another note, I like the design, but it's not like they needed any genuine inspiration to do a retrofit.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 13:03 UTC as 332nd comment | 3 replies
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dennismullen: What if you get a phone call in the middle of this?

All iPhones have tripod mounts...if you drill out a 1/4" hole. Seriously, why in the world are we still submitting to the iPhone first? The all-powerful Android does exist, and rocks, you know. But then again, iPhones are for idiots and frontloaders and I shouldn't throw my Android pearls to the swines.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 21:48 UTC
On New CompactFlash card to allow RAID-style 'mirroring' article (100 comments in total)

To all those who've experienced CF card failure; What brand+model were they?

These cards haven't failed for over 4 years and still going:
-4gb Sandisk Extreme III
-8GB Sandisk Extreme

My latest card, the 32gb Sandisk Extreme Pro, I bought last year and has had several corrupted photos, they were taken at high speed (8fps).

I'd have to say the regular Extreme line of Sandisk cards work well (for me)

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 22:30 UTC as 28th comment
On New CompactFlash card to allow RAID-style 'mirroring' article (100 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: I've been using digital camera since 2001....not once have I ever had a corrupted memory card...just sayin'.

And just curious about all those who have had failed CF cards.

What brand and model were they?

These cards have not yet failed me after over 4 years of use:
SanDisk Extreme

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 22:25 UTC
On New CompactFlash card to allow RAID-style 'mirroring' article (100 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: I've been using digital camera since 2001....not once have I ever had a corrupted memory card...just sayin'.

In my opinion, smart media had a short life, but at the time, wafer-thin memory was sweet.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 21:32 UTC
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