djsphynx

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

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On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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djsphynx: lol a flagship without WiFi in 2016? Really?

Aside from that, I'm really curious about the memory card decision: xqd+CF, CF*2 or xqd*2?

Thx, hadn't seen the video.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 20:36 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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Ozonation: A few years ago, I would have been really excited. But my aging D3s still pumps out amazing photos. Sure the resolution could be higher, but it will do for indoor sports.

I guess Nikon products aren't really, well, exciting anymore. It's more of the same, and while that means great image quality, it also means a big, heavy design, with some oddities that don't make much more sense anymore. Like.. you still need an external wifi adapter? It's 2015 people. Could the body not be made a bit more compact for improved ergonomics? A swivel back screen would be great for those odd angle shots. A built in flash for the occasional fill flash needs would be great, rather than lugging around a separate flash. Maybe some of these will creep in, but I haven't invested in Nikon heavily in about 3 years now, and have switched partially to m4/3 cameras. Other than sports, they do a fantastic job at half the weight and size.

Totally agree. My D3s is fantastic as is my D810 (didn't like the D800 and sold it).

The prospective lack of wifi in a flagship in 2016 is beyond sad. It was sad in 2014 actually... so I'm not sure what it is in 2016 anymore. Good thing for eye-fi cards (sadly, not usable in my D3s).

My Nikons tend to be used only for work now anyhow, and my Fuji for fun. Looking forward to the xpro2.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 03:02 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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stratplaya: Serious question for the pro and semi-pro Nikon shooters. What would you like to see in the D5? What do you feel is lacking with the D4s?

Basically what Martinka wrote. The memory card situation needs to be resolved: either 2 CF or 2 xqd but not one of each (like ZurichPhoto noted).

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 02:57 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

lol a flagship without WiFi in 2016? Really?

Aside from that, I'm really curious about the memory card decision: xqd+CF, CF*2 or xqd*2?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 02:55 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On article Toshiba offers FlashAir III wireless SD card (52 comments in total)

Any tangible info (not marketing speak) on how this card is different than its predecessor?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 18:11 UTC as 14th comment
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djsphynx: Firmware update for the x100s on the horizon? or no love from Fuji?

Why's that?

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

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

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:19 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)

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

Cheers

Rob

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 14:19 UTC as 90th comment
On Connect post CASE Remote: smartphone remote for your DSLR (32 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!

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 16:15 UTC
On Connect post CASE Remote: smartphone remote for your DSLR (32 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).

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
On Connect post CASE Remote: smartphone remote for your DSLR (32 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.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 05:01 UTC
On Connect post CASE Remote: smartphone remote for your DSLR (32 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

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 15:34 UTC
On Connect post CASE Remote: smartphone remote for your DSLR (32 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

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 13:50 UTC as 6th comment | 11 replies
On article Street photography tips with Zack Arias (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!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 03:50 UTC as 18th comment
On Connect post Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3 tablet to replace laptops (270 comments in total)
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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

Link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 12:39 UTC
On Connect post Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3 tablet to replace laptops (270 comments in total)
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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.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 19:11 UTC
On Connect post Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3 tablet to replace laptops (270 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 17:26 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies
On article Get more accurate color with camera calibration (247 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?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 14:15 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 (246 comments in total)

I'm impressed, well done Sony

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:37 UTC as 93rd comment

Very sad day. God bless.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 18:11 UTC as 66th comment
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