Ermac: But the pictures are bad. I don't even give them 'novellty' credit. LAME!
I've been away from DPR for so long. But it's good to see that DPR posters are just as "lame" as they always were.
averagjoe: It's obvious that the guy is an adventurer/daredevil, and not a photographer.He deserves kudos for pulling off the stunt, but he'd get a better reception from photographers if his image quality matched his bravado.
I doubt his goal was to impress photographers.
Fred Briggs: I'm not a pro, but do occasional assignments - the latest shooting my nephew's wedding. From my perspective, and I would think, any pro photog, the primary function of a computing device will be to make immediate backups, while still on site, of all the shots taken.
This means copying all files onto the device and then using the device to make a second copy onto an external hard drive. I had three 16GB cards worth of photos this weekend and a tablet would just not fulfill either of these functions.
The second most important function to me is allowing me to review and possibly edit shots while still on the road, so the ability to open and view RAW files from a camera such as my D800 (45-70MB files) is essential. LightRoom on an Ultrabook style laptop is the minimum requirement as far as I'm concerned, and again a tablet is a non-starter. YMMV
As wildwilly mentioned, the Infinity can deal with copying of files from a memory card onto an external HD, no problem.
As for reviewing RAW images, there are a handful of RAW viewers available for Android (Photo Mate is the one I use the most). Their editing capabilities are limited (they only allow editing of the embedded JPGs), but they can at least give a rough idea of what the final image will look like. I've also found Photoshop Touch to be an amazing tool for doing quick edits of pictures while on the road.
But having said all this, it's true that a tablet is not a replacement for a laptop. If you need to review hundres of RAW images or do any serious post-processing on the road, then you'll probably struggle with a tablet.
To me, the lack of colour calibration on Android tablets is an issue, but hopefully there will be an app for that sooner than later (one is already available on iOS).
rrr_hhh: "Camera Raw 7.2 also adds the option to change the 'as-shot' image crop, if the camera has recorded the whole sensor's data."
This is really a welcome addition ! And a long overdue one. Proprietary software like Olympus Viewer and other software like C One were offering that since a long time and I was really missing it in LR.
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