westcoastmatt

westcoastmatt

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Joined on Feb 23, 2010

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On Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend article (176 comments in total)
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DaytonR: Very informative review :)

I wish the review had included the E Z share card & the Toshiba`s Flash air card ....

Yep. DPreview has previously commented on the Flash Air card right when (I think) it was announced, so would have love to have seen that included. Otherwise thanks for the great review!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 06:47 UTC

Sorry for the naiveté but why did they go with E-mount on this instead of A-mount?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 04:44 UTC as 70th comment | 5 replies

DPreview, I love you guys but this article insults me. It says "this guy has time to waste". I don't. But even though I don't have time, I'll provide some constructive feedback here.

Unlike many DPReview readers, I'm not a pro shooter or even a proper "enthusiast". I don't even own a DSLR. And yet still this article is beyond useless. I clicked through thinking "oh, ok this will tell me the best apps for my iPhone to adjust white balance. Maybe it will tell me the difference between adjusting white balance in an app while shooting, vs adjusting it post shot with an app". No dice. This article just said "Adjusting white balance makes the colours different". wow.

Might unsubscribe to DPreview if this is the new standard :(

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 19:45 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On Cameras get 'smart' to stay competitive post (58 comments in total)
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h2k: Remote triggering and remote live view thrill me. Put the camera anywhere and be somewhere else - see what the sensor sees and snap it. You could hold the cam far over your head on a tripod.

I love the different angles i can use with an articulating screen, but a remote screen offers whole new opportunities for image composition.

Would like to know if any of this technology is or will be available on Nokia phones (non-Android, non-IOS, still with nice aspects).

Esa, you're right that PC remote control, etc, is not new, but it was never very useful or practical. A wireless connection combined with the "PC" being a phone or tablet is, in contrast, actually usable and a relative gamechanger.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 00:32 UTC
On Canon EOS-M: hands-on preview of Canon's first mirrorless EOS news story (1229 comments in total)
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Jogger: the biggest draw that i can tell is the compatibility with the EOS lenses and PDAF. otherwise, i dont see that much innovation from existing products.. it doesnt even have a flip LCD.

@howardroark, I mean absolutely no disrespect but you're starting to come across like a desperate Canon sales rep with your posts in this thread. Most of the comments have been reasonable critiques, not unjustified bashing.

There's no reason to buy other mirrorless offerings? That doesn't make any sense. I own a Canon S95. Love it. Great little camera. My next upgrade? The most compact but still sensible ILC *system* available. I emphasize "system" because having a small ILC camera with comparatively huge lenses doesn't make any sense! And it looks ridiculous. Sony is no better in this respect with the NEX but nonetheless this EOS-M camera looks like a boardroom compromise, not a "from the ground up" attempt to design a better compact ILC system.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 05:28 UTC
On Canon EOS-M: hands-on preview of Canon's first mirrorless EOS news story (1229 comments in total)
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imbimmer: Another nail on M4/3's coffin ... by the way, what was Nikon thinking when they picked up the "CX" format? ;-)

Nikon CX would have been great if the lenses were actually smaller than the larger sensor M4/3rds, but they aren't.

I mean CX sensors are what, about half the area of M4/3rds? Imagine the lenses were half the size of M4/3rds -- you'd have a truly compact ILC system. I don't know why they weren't able to pull that off :(

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 05:13 UTC
On Canon EOS-M: hands-on preview of Canon's first mirrorless EOS news story (1229 comments in total)
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Tee1up: These cameras make sense to me with short pancake lenses but as soon as you strap on anything bigger, you have to wonder why folks don't just pick up something like the T4i/T3i.

Agreed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 05:09 UTC

The FlashAir article here on DPreview suggests that FlashAir cards would be available in February. Other articles suggested the same. A quick search for "flashair" on amazon.com however didn't provide any results.

Does anyone know if cards are actually available in North America yet? Or when they will be?

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 01:41 UTC as 15th comment
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