Peter Galbavy

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Joined on Jun 1, 2001

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Has anyone in the EU - and not the US - done a proper analysis of the likelyhood of any of these changes being allowed? Data protection laws actually exist in the EU and while Facebook may claim to be a US business and so only subject to US laws (this was very recently, probably in conjunction with this change) I don't believe the lawyers will see it that way.

Don't forget DPReview is owned by one of the other big, evil, data sucking giants - Amazon.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 08:56 UTC as 19th comment
On article Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend (183 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 ....

I thought Toshiba got delayed with Eye-Fi patent issues? Is the EZShare card the SanDisk one? If so, it's just a re-badged Eye-Fi.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 08:41 UTC
On article Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend (183 comments in total)
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Peter Galbavy: Eye-Fi as a company are VERY quiet about the safety and security of the images that are relayed via their servers. There is a direct transfer mode but except in a studio setting this is pretty much useless and all the useful features are via their systems.

The problems, and a quick read of their forums shows the lack of interest by the company - or perhaps the lack or response to prevent bad press?, shows a disregard to legitimate concerns over storage and secure deletion of data, long term security of functionality if the company decides to go bust (I am being sarcastic) and many other associated issues.

Oh, and the limitation that *even* if you trust, as you must, their cloud service it will only push to a single sharing service at a time. No upload to FB/G+/etc. for the same shot - no, that would be far too hard. Not.

PS While I own one, and paid a lot in the early days, I would *not* recommend and Eye-Fi to any new users. I am curious about the Transcend, but have no need right now.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 08:39 UTC
On article Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend (183 comments in total)
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martin_k13: What happens to the range when putting such a card in a magnesium alloy dslr body?

It works (my Eye Fi X2 Pro that is). I use mine in both my Canon 1DsIII and smaller, toy, Panasonic waterproof metal camera. It's functionally fine in both. I have not measured range, but in the house/garden it's fine.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 08:36 UTC
On article Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend (183 comments in total)

Eye-Fi as a company are VERY quiet about the safety and security of the images that are relayed via their servers. There is a direct transfer mode but except in a studio setting this is pretty much useless and all the useful features are via their systems.

The problems, and a quick read of their forums shows the lack of interest by the company - or perhaps the lack or response to prevent bad press?, shows a disregard to legitimate concerns over storage and secure deletion of data, long term security of functionality if the company decides to go bust (I am being sarcastic) and many other associated issues.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 08:34 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
On article Facebook introduces shared photo albums (15 comments in total)

Now if only they did something *useful* like allowing a user to *move* an album, with tags and comments to a "page" that would be nice. They might even be able to monetise it.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 08:33 UTC as 8th comment

There's a potential fly in the ointment here for Lens Rentals - hope they realise.

While ML is free not many care. As soon as someone starts monetising it the patent trolls will be crawling out from under their bridges demanding the tolls.

Hope no one gets burnt.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 08:59 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Maybe I've not been keeping up with Lytro but the only thing that is going to win them and their technology market share is if they can get large content carriers like Facebook and Google to support their file format "natively".

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 08:56 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On article Transcend releases new Wi-Fi memory card (47 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: WIFI in an SD card? Don't have those kind of real-time needs, so I could take it or leave it.

But when are we going to see SD cards with auto-tagging GPS built in? I'd LOVE to eliminate that step from my workflow while still being able to shoot with any camera I choose.

Sort of. The Eye-Fi cards record the BSSIDs of the Wifi hotspots around it and they use a triangulation sytem (can't remember the company name) to narrow down the location. This is OK-ish in tourist areas but has severe drawbacks when no WiFi is prsent at *shooting* time (not upload time, doh!) or if you carry your own Wifi hotspot like a tethered phone or MiFi device - then the EyeFi gets it very wrong...

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2012 at 13:48 UTC

If this can be a phone it'll make a nice update to my Note.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 17:47 UTC as 39th comment

I have a couple of older models but I am pretty much not using them because of the prohibitive consumable costs. Used to be I could buy the 108-sheet/ink packs for about 5p/print. Now the best price I seem to be able to get is closer to double that, sometimes a little less if an offer is on.

Convenience is one thing but being gouged is quite another.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2012 at 08:31 UTC as 16th comment

It's not only about the money but also about press freedom. This would be just the thin end of the wedge. What next? Perhaps the music journalist covering the night will be expected to sigh a waiver restricting how they are allowed to portray the event and how they can syndicate their writing?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 01:24 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 (296 comments in total)

Wow. Canon is getting with the modern age and updating stuff rather than freezing it at release. Only a couple of other examples - most notably the 5DII - where they have added new features. I wonder (and hope!) they do something similar for my 1DsIII :)

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 05:26 UTC as 117th comment | 2 replies
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Tom Z: Seems like it's the same thing they added to the Android version, then pulled it out, because people didn't want multiple facebook icons in there app drawer.

.. which is a shame, cause it's the first new feature in the Android app I thought was any good. That and not having to have a separate Messenger install (which is maybe why they pulled it?)

Link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 06:33 UTC
On photo Coffee in the Clean (Capture date and size rule) Please read all... challenge (8 comments in total)

I like it, and I don't want to sound like I am taking the p*** but the handle of the cup is ever so so slightly non-horizontal (anti-clockwise) which after all the conditioning I have tried forcing myself into for horizons just jumped out at me.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 04:33 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies

You can also share a G+ album via a URL without the viewer having to "sign up", unlike facebook.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2012 at 15:00 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic launches rugged DMC-TS4 / FT4 (75 comments in total)
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Streicher: As I understand the TS3 already featured both a compass and an altimeter ( see http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMC-TS3S ), so I have a hard time seeing exactly what it is that has been added hardware wise. Any ideas?

Yep, sounds like a marketing "mandatory annual update" model. The only feature that sounds new is the loading of maps.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:11 UTC
On article Panasonic launches rugged DMC-TS4 / FT4 (75 comments in total)
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Cy Cheze: How fast or slow does the GPS calibrate when you turn the camera on at a new location? Will the meta data of photos taken continue to report an old coordinate until the GPS has enough time (minutes?) to update?

Are the barometer and altimeter readings reliable? Do they have to be calibrated every so often? What do they signify under water? Can the pressure reading really differentiate 35' from 39'? Captain Schettino insisted depth mattered less than the shore view.

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Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:10 UTC
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