djsphynx

djsphynx

Lives in Canada Ottawa, Canada
Works as a Consultant
Has a website at http://www.roberthawara.com
Joined on Oct 21, 2009

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On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (993 comments in total)

Well well well, Nikon finally includes wifi to one of their DSLRs. I wonder what all the naysayers will say tomorrow morning... Still a gimmick in their book or now a useful piece of functionality?

Other than that, not a bad camera though a bit too Frankenstein for my liking.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:02 UTC as 267th comment
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djsphynx: Firmware update for the x100s on the horizon? or no love from Fuji?

Why's that?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 13:27 UTC

Firmware update for the x100s on the horizon? or no love from Fuji?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:19 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (434 comments in total)

Shouldn't the PEN E-P5's 1/8000 = green box and not a red box?

Cheers

Rob

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 14:19 UTC as 65th comment
On CASE Remote: smartphone remote for your DSLR post (31 comments in total)
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djsphynx: "Unfortunately this option is not available on older or lower spec models that come without a built-in Wi-Fi module"

Is the D810 lower spec'ed or just too old? /s

Aha! I fell for it.

I clearly forgot Internet rule #1: don't feed the trolls. Thanks for the reminder. You clearly don't have reading comprehension problems, you're just teaching me a lesson.

We can now both move along and resume our respective lives. I promise to do my best to not respond to troll comments anymore.

Thanks again!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 16:15 UTC
On CASE Remote: smartphone remote for your DSLR post (31 comments in total)
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djsphynx: "Unfortunately this option is not available on older or lower spec models that come without a built-in Wi-Fi module"

Is the D810 lower spec'ed or just too old? /s

Indeed you did mis-characterized it.

I'm certainly not pro-widget.

The second paragraph spells out Nikon's philosophy (one that I don't agree with - see below).

My last paragraph indicates my frustration with said philosophy and the damage widgets have caused in the past to my D800 (which Nikon did not fix properly, but that's another story).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
On CASE Remote: smartphone remote for your DSLR post (31 comments in total)
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djsphynx: "Unfortunately this option is not available on older or lower spec models that come without a built-in Wi-Fi module"

Is the D810 lower spec'ed or just too old? /s

@Jerry - I think you need to re-read my post more carefully.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 05:01 UTC
On CASE Remote: smartphone remote for your DSLR post (31 comments in total)
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djsphynx: "Unfortunately this option is not available on older or lower spec models that come without a built-in Wi-Fi module"

Is the D810 lower spec'ed or just too old? /s

From Nikon's website
"Wi-Fi is available for Nikon’s pro digital cameras (D4, D3 series, D800, D700 and D300s) as photojournalists and other pros need a way to get their images from the camera to their picture editor or wire service so they can be posted online shortly after being captured"

Let's agree that Nikon feels that WiFi isn't too "consumer" and does serve an important purpose for working pros and their cameras. Instead of building it into the camera so as to not have widgets hanging off the camera or taking over the hot shoe, they'd rather we buy an adapter.

FYI - not aiming my frustrations at you Lars... Just didn't like my D800's 10 pin connector caving in because of an external GPS unit that could have been built inside the camera.

Cheers

R

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 15:34 UTC
On CASE Remote: smartphone remote for your DSLR post (31 comments in total)

"Unfortunately this option is not available on older or lower spec models that come without a built-in Wi-Fi module"

Is the D810 lower spec'ed or just too old? /s

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 13:50 UTC as 5th comment | 11 replies
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (152 comments in total)

Loved the video... less so for the content but for bringing back memories of my trip there. What a magical place - and yes, some very nice pictures from Zack!

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 03:50 UTC as 18th comment
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djsphynx: Looks good overall.

That said, if I'm not mistaken, it only has 1 USB 3 port. I'd love to use something like this for when I travel but I'd need 2 USB3 ports so that I can back up to my two external HDs that I travel with. It was one of the reasons I passed on the 11" MBA a couple of years ago, that iteration if memory serves didn't have 2 either. Maybe the SP4 will have it. YMMV

Today I learned something ;-)

Thanks for this.

Rob

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 12:39 UTC
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djsphynx: Looks good overall.

That said, if I'm not mistaken, it only has 1 USB 3 port. I'd love to use something like this for when I travel but I'd need 2 USB3 ports so that I can back up to my two external HDs that I travel with. It was one of the reasons I passed on the 11" MBA a couple of years ago, that iteration if memory serves didn't have 2 either. Maybe the SP4 will have it. YMMV

Would splitting the single USB3 into 2 slow the transfer speeds? I'm often in the field with little access to power (generators for example while I'm in the Serengeti that are on for a short period of time) so for me, transfer speeds are incredibly important. It's why I dumped my previous laptop which had two USB 2 ports. Transferring a day's worth of video and stills would take hours.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 19:11 UTC

Looks good overall.

That said, if I'm not mistaken, it only has 1 USB 3 port. I'd love to use something like this for when I travel but I'd need 2 USB3 ports so that I can back up to my two external HDs that I travel with. It was one of the reasons I passed on the 11" MBA a couple of years ago, that iteration if memory serves didn't have 2 either. Maybe the SP4 will have it. YMMV

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 17:26 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (208 comments in total)
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fengchun: I guess the author forget one thing, RAW doesn't have any color information.

Basically this just create a custom profile of white balance plus some tone adjustment at most... not a bad way for lazy people though.

How the additional work listed above makes a person more lazy?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 14:15 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (245 comments in total)

I'm impressed, well done Sony

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:37 UTC as 92nd comment

Very sad day. God bless.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 18:11 UTC as 66th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)

XQD? Pass.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 14:20 UTC as 210th comment

Not only do they not talk to photographers about how to make their product and services more responsive to customer needs, they don't even bother to ask a pro photographer to take their corporate picture for them.

What are those pictures taken with, a Nokia flip phone ;-) ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 15:43 UTC as 55th comment
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Sean65: If I remember right, my Nikon D700 had one firmware update in four years. I used to be proud of this as it suggested 'how right' Nikon got the camera, first time round.

Fuji have a different approach. It's more like 'live R&D'. It's not a good thing in most cases. Fuji seem to be balancing on the edge of greatness but ALWAYS get let down by their designs.

I emailed Nikon a year ago asking them if they could update the D3s firmware so that auto-iso could mimic the D800/D4 implementation (ability to set SS to 1/FL which is great for zoom lenses as opposed to a single SS value).

Implementing a small fix like this would have meant a lot to me, and others that I know who still shoot with a D3s.

With that said, I picked up a x100s and one of the reasons (are you listening Nikon) is that Fuji seems to care for its customers even after the purchase is complete.

Voila.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 15:55 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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hotdog321: I've been using Photoshop for 15 years and still use standalone CS6. While I despise Adobe these days, I think this might be a good chance for newcomers to check out these programs for a month or two. They are incredibly powerful and useful.

And yeah, I hate the whole concept of CC, renting software, hacked email information and Adobe's blatant money grab. But this is pretty cheap and as long as people back up their images locally, I think it should be safe. Maybe?

Just a thought.

It requires a 12 month subscription if memory serves me right to get the 10/month offer.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 18:45 UTC
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