Tan68

Tan68

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On Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details article (123 comments in total)
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John Farrer: I just picked up a Flu card today.
What I would like is a wireless card that can automatically connect with my home network and appear on my Mac desktop as a storage device which I can open, select files for transfer and copy/drag and drop them to the folder of my choice, or just copy the lot.
I guess I will be waiting a little longer.

Don't know...
Your router is a host your PC and whatever else attach to and the FLU card is a host...

So, the two hosts don't see each other. If you had a second wireless adapter (USB dongle attached to computer), do you think you could connect your computer to both router and FLU ?

Maybe check on some networking boards.

I don't suppose it is very common, but my Win98 machine played well with two NICs. This was to set up a firewall when only hubs were common...

One thing is conflict of address between router and FLU. The router is likely 192.168.1.1 as is the FLU card. Change one to a different address.

If you change the FLU, "...typing 'http://pentax/' (or the IP address 192.168.1.1) into address bar will connect ..." becomes "...typing IP address you specified...".

This presumes FLU firmware lets you specify other than 192.168.1.1 and maybe it won't, but router firmware should. You might have to reconnect you wireless stuff to router (delete saved connection & reconnect)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 14:11 UTC
On _cableway-flight_ in the Panning challenge (5 comments in total)

I hope no one was injured
I am thinking of dizzy photographer tracking spinning child..!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 16:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (98 comments in total)
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Arved: So, one new FX body (that gives them, what, 4? Does the market really need 4 Full Frame Nikon DSLRs priced $1700 and up?) and one FX lens. A prime no less. They missed the anticipated Nikon 1 system lens roadmap, as well.

How utterly boring.

How is the tilt screen on the D750 worth $500 over the D610? Same sensor, same shutter - the big diff is the tilt screen. Well, maybe this will lower the price of the D610. The D610 isn't worth $700 over the D7100, and other than the sensor size, they're basically the same camera. There's still a steep gap to go FX that the D600/610 didn't fill - unless and until the D750 forces the price of the D610 down to about $1300.

Nikon's reality check bounced.

No One Like You

4 brawny FF types out on the town in Köln sharing 1 /prime/ FX lens.

Sounds like a stage name and good time for those guys in Colognia... What happens in Cologne stays in Cologne. What's the name of this town??

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (98 comments in total)
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Retzius: Its funny that everyone gets mad at Canon if they make anything now without a touchscreen but somehow Nikon seems to get a free pass at putting a touchscreen on one single dlsr.

Maybe because the people that really want a touch screen are over at Canon making sure every model has one ?

The people that like the way Nikon makes cameras are here...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 20:36 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (98 comments in total)
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Robert Lucas: D9300?

Hey, rest easy.

There could be a D9300, for all I know :^)
I don't follow Nikon and only thought you may have misread the banner.

But, wouldn't there be a D7200 or D8100 first..?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 16:44 UTC
On Olympus shows camera module concept post (56 comments in total)

I see the phone is used to facilitate the selfie.
Good.

They fail to show more use of the phone and camera module. A use resulting a whole other level of selfish behavior...

The camera module owner walks up to people at every 'interesting' location they visit and ask strangers to take a picture of them in front of XXX. They can then use their wireless connection to direct the helpful stranger how to take the picture. (this is called progress through tech)

Sounds like selfie heck for the helpful stranger...
Still, more efficient that getting wrapped up with a 'selfie' aficionado that follows you trying to get you to take the picture again because something was not to their liking. (this never happens...)

This device will surely make it easier to help those people get it right the first time !!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 16:41 UTC as 28th comment
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (98 comments in total)
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Robert Lucas: D9300?

Not this year

I see a D3300 banner, though

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 16:33 UTC
On Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II article (114 comments in total)
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viking79: Canon should start buying sensors from Samsung so they can get 4k video in APS-C :) Is this really all Canon brings to the table after 5 years?

I don't think the sensor has to drop to 12-bit to shoot a series. Continuous Low is recorded in 14-bit.

12-bit is used, I imagine, not because the sensor can't perform but to enable higher frame rate. This is all a function of sensor read, yes, bit buffer clearing and what all as well. The smaller files for 12-bit enabled them to add a frame or two to Continuous High.

I am not sure what all the hype for 14-bit is.

It is useful and has a place.
It serves little purpose for ISO 400, for instance.

14-bit is likely only to matter with base ISO. If it matters at base+1, then that is good and base+2 would really be an achievement.

14-bit is not useless but I believe many people will not set exposure carefully enough to benefit from the increased DR.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:39 UTC
On Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II article (114 comments in total)
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Fanous: Why everyone wants 4k video on a wildlife/sport pro camera? I Don't understand it.
This is second body for longer reach. 7DII with Canon EF 600mm/f4 is like FF with 960/4 lens... great for BIF and wildlife. And what about with extender... 400/2,8 + 2x extender... That's something unbelievable... Its like FF with 1280mm/f5,6.
To hell with 4K video;-)
Everyone want universal tool for everything. But few will use what today's cameras can do.
I think that there will be good sales of 7DII. 7DII will buy people that want to take photos, not for writers what writes to internet forums about missing 4k video on their great camera.

Because other cameras have it.
People want no compromise of anything.
Any other camera that doesn't have 4k is lagging or failing or not meeting market needs or whichever.

Same with size. If a camera is smaller then any larger camera is unnecessarily large. Doesn't matter if there is a reason or utility. It isn't meeting this and that and etc...

There must be a name for these thought processes..?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:23 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1079 comments in total)
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princecody: I don't see a P mode? Anybody know whats the deal?

And some like the first auto cameras. Not trying to tie the decision to some retro design. Just the way it was.

My camera was built with Shutter Priority or manual. To use shutter priority, I put my lens aperture ring in 'A'. Now, the camera could set aperture automatically. I chose the shutter speed.

An update to the camera included Program mode. They could have labeled the shutter dial with an 'A' as the aperture ring had. For Program, I would use the 'A' on both the aperture ring and shutter speed dial. both automatic for, basically, Program mode. OK

I guess they thought that wouldn't be clear enough so they labeled the shutter dial with 'Program'. I had to still have the aperture ring in 'A'...

So, the word 'Program' has stuck.
But, it was really just an 'A' on my shutter dial :^)

The cameras were Canon AE-1 (shutter priority) and Canon AE-1 Program (added P-word to the shutter dial). AE-1 in late 70's to early 80's. I think the Program model was early 80's only..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 01:51 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1079 comments in total)
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hrt: The spec of this camera is impressive indeed.
With 4/3 sensor + 24mm equivalent zoom + low light capability + control dials + EVF + light weight portability, this camera potentially could replace my APS-C DSLR.
With an integrated EVF, there is no need for a tilting screen.
Exterior looks of the camera doesn't matter, so long as it has a good grip, sufficient dials for control, and no sloppy covers that can easily be bent.
Can't wait to see some test results.
By the way, do you know whether it's weather sealed ?

Another benefit to EVF (or any viewfinder) is that I can tuck my eye up and enter my own little picture world and not be distracted by seeing people stare at me and wonder why I am taking a picture of a little wooden lamb...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 01:39 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1079 comments in total)
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LB_55: Specs say no headphones port, but the review says there's one beneath the microphone port. A headphones port is important for videographers - does it have one, or not?

thanks

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 01:34 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (549 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: Weird ergonomics. It has two large dials on top of the camera, which is good, but the dial on the right hand side is too close to the "pentaprism" housing and too far away from the shutter button for finger tip control. If Samsung is going to make APS-C models only, they will always be a fringe player in the enthusiast market, alongside Sigma and Pentax.

Ohhh... I had been hunting that dial !

My camera has the dial below the shutter button and I didn't think to look 'up'.

Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:06 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (549 comments in total)
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Sisung: Not sure why people are attacking the top LCD. I see that as a way of checking the settings without messing about with the rear screen. I'm expecting that once a user gets into the habit of using it for its purpose, you can save a fair bit of battery life.

Well, it is the typical and boring LCD...!
It should be full color OLED with graphics.

This is 2014 !!! ;^)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:05 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (549 comments in total)
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rgs_45: Samsung reminds me of Radio Shack some years ago. They make excellent products but people try to stay away from them and go for the brand names.

I still have a couple of pairs of Radio Shack speakers I bought 20 some years ago. They still sounds good today, even better than brand names. Majority of people are still loyally branded no matter what whether they admit it or not.

I love their smartphones and lcd tv's though :)

Olymore, true and I thought about that when too late to edit. I imagine some people think Ricoh is and odd/new name for SLR. Fuji and Ricoh both left the market to return to some ILC.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:47 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (549 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: Not inventive enough. Same APS-C format that is losing popularity among enthusiasts, most of whom want to upgrade to a full frame but they can't because of the high cost of FF cameras.

"...but they can't because of the high cost of FF cameras."

Then, not all is lost, yeah ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:39 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (549 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: Weird ergonomics. It has two large dials on top of the camera, which is good, but the dial on the right hand side is too close to the "pentaprism" housing and too far away from the shutter button for finger tip control. If Samsung is going to make APS-C models only, they will always be a fringe player in the enthusiast market, alongside Sigma and Pentax.

The right hand dial is a mode dial.

It has a center lock button to prevent it easily turning. How finger tip accessible does it need to be?

Some mirrorless cameras have a shutter speed dial in that location and I agree that does not look as convenient as changing shutter speed with a dial by shutter release.. But top panel shutter speed dials are a thing now :^)

The text in the article reads like there is a front command dial.. by the shutter button. But I don't see it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:38 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (549 comments in total)
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Sisung: Not sure why people are attacking the top LCD. I see that as a way of checking the settings without messing about with the rear screen. I'm expecting that once a user gets into the habit of using it for its purpose, you can save a fair bit of battery life.

I don't know.
One fellow wrote that it not big enough... ??

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:32 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1079 comments in total)
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burnin: An 'all-in-one" camera without a built-in flash doesn't make a whole lot of sense. At all.

I like the built-in flash on my compact... Oddly, I only use it for 'documentary' pictures like a hotel room lit to match view through window or some new food item... I rarely use it otherwise.

The only time I did use it for 'real' photos was to trigger off-camera optical slave flash.

That said, I agree with hotshoe and would happily carry the external flash. I do travel light but I recognize the camera offers more than other compacts and there must be a trade off.

I might even take along a hotshoe adapter to have wired off camera flash. Couple ounces more and they can go wherever I tuck the little flash.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:23 UTC
On Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II article (114 comments in total)
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Dave Luttmann: No 4K video. Same rehashed sensor tech from more than 5 years ago. Looks like Canon has been asleep the last half decade.

Lensberg, I don't think he means just the pixel count.

He means the technology behind the sensor is the same. Maybe more pixels but no appreciable changes in performance with respect to Sony sensors.

I don't know if that is true or not but isn't just talking about MP. I haven't really looked into this camera but there was a new sensor design with the 70D, right..? That isn't 5 years old. Does this camera use the 70D focus point on sensor (or whatever it was) technology ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:13 UTC
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