Nikonworks

Nikonworks

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Is that a 'filmy' substance on the lens hood or is it smugged?

I can understand the 'Leica mentality'.

I don't see any possibility for a 'Hassy mentality' for a camera like this,
a re-packaged consumer camera (although one of the best).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 00:30 UTC as 150th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe releases Camera Raw 8.1 and DNG Converter 8.1 article (15 comments in total)

Adios Adobe!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 11:40 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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Nikonworks: I upgraded to DXO v8.2 but my Expert Film Pack was not upgraded from 3 to 4.
Does anyone know why?

Dxo's web site had no info on this issue.

Furter clarification:
I just noticed a link to activate a freeFilm Pack 4 31 day trial right in my DXO program.
Open DXO then click on Help then 'DXO film Pack'.
I did not know this link was there when I updated to v8.2 DXO.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 11:23 UTC
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Nikonworks: I upgraded to DXO v8.2 but my Expert Film Pack was not upgraded from 3 to 4.
Does anyone know why?

Dxo's web site had no info on this issue.

Thanks for the replies

I live by DXO now that my D7100 with the kit lens produces detail I still can not believe and that you would never see in the Jpegs.

Also works great on my P7700 images.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 13:31 UTC

28 photographers seems to be alot of photographers for a one city newspaper.

How many of these photogs were published on a day to day basis?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 23:58 UTC as 17th comment

I upgraded to DXO v8.2 but my Expert Film Pack was not upgraded from 3 to 4.
Does anyone know why?

Dxo's web site had no info on this issue.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 23:14 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
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Keith Reeder: You clearly don't have a clue about DxO Optics Pro, Reilly - if you simply leave it to its own devices it will provide almost "perfect" conversions without any user input; and any work that needs to be done on a given file is at least as easy and intuitive to do in it as in Lr.

I use both Optic Pro 8 and Lr 4, and - without question - it is night-and-day easier to get an excellent image out of the DxO application than the Adobe one. Lr's advantages are its highlight recovery and local adjustments, but ease of use? Inherently superior IQ?

Nope.

And - good as Lr is at high ISO - it's kicked into the weeds by Optics Pro, and here too, Optics Pro gets it right without any needs for user input.

I agree. Said better than I could.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 23:12 UTC
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joe6pack: Is this suppose to be something new? Isn't Eye-Fi suppose to upload photos via Wi-Fi? Didn't Eye-Fi support Direct mode long ago?

SD card uploads via Wi-Fi + Device with Wi-Fi = photo on device???

The real answer is they communicate from the card to the tablet via wifi-fi as an Ad-hoc network as Steve above mentions.

The 'New' as I read it is you no longer need to set up the Eye-fi card on your PC.

I am wrong the video shows PC is needed to set it up.

I guess the only thing 'New' is the camera no longer needs to be 'compatible', they work in all SD cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 22:42 UTC
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tjwaggoner: I think these work without needing actual wifi. The phone app will create a network with the card anywhere. I could be wrong but did you not need wifi with the old cards?

No, once you set them up they communicate with your tablet/phone via the Eye-fi App, you have no data usage (unless you are going to the cloud/web).
I do this often in basements where no Wifi signals are listed as available , except my Eye-fi card.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 22:38 UTC

Note: Your following statement can mis-lead readers because the 16GB PRO X2 card also wifi's images to my android tablets on a daily basis:

......"For those users who prefer to edit their pictures on a computer Eye-Fi still offers the "traditional" Pro X2 16GB card, which offers wireless transfer to PC/Mac, RAW upload support and optional cloud backup.".....

The new Mobi cards do seem to offer the big advantage of not having to originally set the Eye-Fi card up on a PC.

I lost two Eye-fi cards by leaving my accessory bag in a park while on vacation. I 'punished' mysself by not buying replacements.
Now I can use the Mobi (non-PC set-up) Eye-fi cards as a good excuse to replace the two I lost.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 22:35 UTC as 19th comment
On New CompactFlash card to allow RAID-style 'mirroring' article (100 comments in total)

This offers a false promise of image security.

My Eye-Fi wifi SD card enables me to have my images on two separate devices, not one device with one set of contacts, one toggle switch, etc.

I have an SD card with its sliding 'Protect' lock tab broken off, it is useless.

So is a mirrored CF card.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 11:06 UTC as 17th comment
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lolopasstrail: So the Nikon P7100, the 7700's immediate predecessor, is reviewed here and is dinged for its optical viewfinder. Not praised because it at least has a viewfinder, but has it listed as an actual con.

And now the Canon's optical viewfinder is praised here as a benefit.

Which means DPReview is comparing Apples and Oranges with thier stated preference of a viewfinder.

Thier bias shouts that this comparison should be between cameras both with or without a viewfinder.

Also Nikons CLS makes the P7700 the professional's compact.
You can take my word for it.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 10:53 UTC
On Photoshop Gradient Tool: Part 2 - Adjusting Images article (87 comments in total)

I do the same thing with PhotoPerfect at a much lower price.

Adios Adobe!

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2013 at 10:14 UTC as 27th comment
On What The Duck #1390 article (41 comments in total)
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Nikonworks: Where is the humor in this?

Thanks for the wake-up.

"OK Glass" wakes up the Google Glass.

Yes, that is funny.

OK Glass, turn off my computer.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2013 at 11:20 UTC
On What The Duck #1390 article (41 comments in total)

Where is the humor in this?

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2013 at 09:54 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (353 comments in total)
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Marshal: Thanks again to tmoynihan for this very helpful review. I certainly appreciate it! :)

Adios Adobe!

Forgot to mention:

The truly amazing PP you can easily perform is graduated adjustments to balace lighting, color, etc.
I use it almost everyday to balance my flash throughout the depth of an image. Remarkable.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 23:43 UTC
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (353 comments in total)
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Marshal: Thanks again to tmoynihan for this very helpful review. I certainly appreciate it! :)

Adios Adobe!

No fee, for sure!

PhotoPerfect is remarkable in that you get dialog boxes with a slide curtain to view your adjustments on your full sized image.
This covers lighting, color, contrast, sharpening, etc.

Perspective, Cropping, etc. etc. there are too many facets of PP for me to cover here.

Also there are third pary Algorithims that you can get as plug-in which automatically adjust your images, then if you wish you can fine tune them.

File handling by the software is the most straightforward process with fast resizing, saving, saving as, etc.

Get the full version trial. Avoid the freeware version.

I am not urging anyone to spend money but I am suggesting that the trial will amaze you.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 23:26 UTC
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (353 comments in total)
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Nikonworks: You did not include PhotoPefect, one of the best programs available.

Stay away from the freeware version, get the full trial and try it. Fantastic, once I run everything through DXO.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 23:17 UTC
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Nikonworks: Do they have no faith in their own product?

Reminds me of the last US presidential election, one candidate 'loaned' his/her own campaign $8 million instead of spending his/her own $8 milion outright to try to win the election.
He/She lost the election because of this one issue in my opinion, he/she was not willing to back up his/her own candidacy with his/her own money.

Sounds that this new product's designer has no faith to put up his own money.
Without Youtube I wonder if they would have even made the promo video.

You indeed did miss my point:

Your words above:
"Why should someone have blind faith in their product without testing the waters?"

You assume all people backing up their ideas with their own money are acting by 'blind faith'?

Look up the phrases 'self-reliant' and 'government handout'. Try to discern which relates more closely to 'blind faith'

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 23:11 UTC
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Nikonworks: Do they have no faith in their own product?

Reminds me of the last US presidential election, one candidate 'loaned' his/her own campaign $8 million instead of spending his/her own $8 milion outright to try to win the election.
He/She lost the election because of this one issue in my opinion, he/she was not willing to back up his/her own candidacy with his/her own money.

Sounds that this new product's designer has no faith to put up his own money.
Without Youtube I wonder if they would have even made the promo video.

You missed my point.

You probably voted for him/her too.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 03:48 UTC
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