martindesu

martindesu

Lives in Japan Tokyo, Japan
Joined on Oct 4, 2011
About me:

http://www.martinirwinphotography.com
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ThePhilips: For a laptop I still prefer the Macs.

But then, even Apple stopped producing laptops with the matte screen.

I'm not sure whose bright idea it was to make all screens glossy. The glossy screens suck for literally any kind of work. And even for movie watching, seeing half the time your own reflection in the screen doesn't really increase the entertainment value.

When my old laptop stops working, I'm not even sure what to buy next. Pro gear as if disappeared in the last few years.

Same goes for external monitors. Sad times.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 01:45 UTC
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Jogger: Ive had a Surface Pro since day 1 and its the best laptop/tablet out there. Those with iPads.. have fun letting Apple/NSA spy on your every move and the walled-off ecosystem... hint, its a millstone, not a feature.

"Most people don't have anything to hide!"

Do you have a webcam inside your bedroom? If so, what's the IP address, please – you have nothing to hide, after all!

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 01:44 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2292 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: "Nobody panics when cameras are released regularly according to plan..."

"But when one quirky camera with a red dot tries to copy the others who are at the head of the race... everyone loses their minds!"

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Perfect :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 05:24 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2292 comments in total)

I do not understand this product.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 04:20 UTC as 488th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2292 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: "Nobody panics when cameras are released regularly according to plan..."

"But when one quirky camera with a red dot tries to copy the others who are at the head of the race... everyone loses their minds!"

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Was going well until "loose" :/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 04:20 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2292 comments in total)
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shigzeo ?: Ridiculous product. For the same price I could purchase 1500 bags of Jelly Bellies.

Even a US dentist?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 04:19 UTC

Wireless charging?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 04:34 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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Tan68: I bought a Watcom tablet. It came in a blue box.

I asked the boy in the store to show me to the tablets but not this kind (and gestured to Nexus-whatever). He had the grace to correct a customer and tell me what I meant was 'pad'.

The back of my blue box calls the device a 'tablet' so I don't know what he meant by 'pad'.

Maybe the older Wacoms are 'pen pads' and we just don't know it... Personally, I agree with the author's use of tablet here. However, the new tablet tablets are a little confusing. 'Companion tablet' helps. Maybe TABLET v. tablet...

The smug shop assistant is wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 00:05 UTC
On Pro Camera comes to more Nokia Lumia smartphones post (6 comments in total)

I'm looking forward to using this software, when I finally receive GDR2 on my 920 :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 01:47 UTC as 6th comment
On 3 smartphone apps for capturing time lapse video post (20 comments in total)

Android also has it built into the native jellybean (4.1) camera app.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 05:44 UTC as 5th comment

This needed to be on the shelves a year ago... though it could still do well.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 07:12 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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pdqgp: do you really need that resolution on a 20" tablet?

No-one needs it, but many *want* it ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 05:02 UTC
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martindesu: I can't be alone in thinking that your iPhone screen there looks akin to that presentation speaker, who connects his laptop to the projector and then the audience is at mercy to his terrible and cluttered desktop. iOS is stale.

Apple don't want to give control to the end-user. That's why there is no such thing as a simple file management system on iOS. iOS needs addressing, before it could ever become viable for photo shoots. Apple don't like SD cards either, so there's another "no". RAW files in the cloud?

I cannot even begin to estimate the cost of any Apple-made camera or attachment, as they overcharge on everything. They are where they are today, due to enormous profit margins. I see people complaining about the price of a regular mirrorless camera lenses... an iLens would be crazy.

Android's open nature makes it ideal for companies and consumers alike. Apple's walled garden is all good and fun, but I suggest having a proper peak over that wall. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Thanks for all of the replies, guys.

>howardroark Well, I was a long-time iOS user, from its inception to just last year. I used Macs for the simplicity you mention, and mainly because of the lack of viruses. Plus, my work buys them for me.

I certainly don't think we should all be doing the same, but this article is so far up Apple's bottom it hurts.

>kdaphoto that was just an example, off the top of my head. I rarely use the file system on Android. What I do like, is its freedom. An open system like Android would let you live in ignorance as you do with iOS, quite happily. It would also let nerds like me tinker and play around with it. That's why we like different things :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 02:28 UTC
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dholl: There are some genuinely impressive images, and like you say, regardless of the hardware & software used.

So why is there still this strange cultist thing about it being all about the phone part of the camera?

"That was taken with a phone?"
"increasing interest in mobile photography as an art form."

I'm left wondering why compact cameras aren't invited to these 'mobile' photography parties. Is it because they're not internet-enabled? What about when these cameras are internet-enabled? Is that still a separate "art-form"?

For reasons I still can't fathom, photography with a phone is being called its own "art-form", distinct from digital photography. If it's based on digital-art processing on-the-go, then the waters are gonna get muddy when dedicated cameras start offering these functions.

Agree. The only reason I can think it so, is that people are still somehow surprised that a phone, which 15 years ago was little more than that, can now take photos (just as good as those from a dedicated camera). Simply a nomenclature thing. My phone takes much better photos than my 10 year old digital camera.

I think those aware of, or interested in, technology aren't shocked, surprised or otherwise influenced by it being "taken with a phone".

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 01:33 UTC
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tkbslc: I still can't see higher end photography done with in-camera processing apps. So I can't see an "iDSLR" being really very attractive. I think allowing advanced control from a phone or tablet would be more attractive, so maybe app integration from Canon, et al, could be a future trend.

On phones, any serious attempt to turn them into real cameras diminishes their portability and usability as a phone. Do you really want to carry around a phone with even a pancake prime on it? That's not going to be pocket friendly. And how long would a traditional telescoping zoom lens last being bounced around in a purse/pocket 24.7 like a phone does. So we aren't really going to be able to get much better than we have now in terms of a camera phone. It's always going to be smallish sensor and a prime.

I think the trend that is already started will continue. That is nice compacts that have android and iphone apps for instantly importing and sharing your images via your phone.

Agree. Apple tend to dumb-down the experience rather than allow a heavy amount of tinkering. For example, there is no file system on iOS which the user has access to.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 01:25 UTC

I can't be alone in thinking that your iPhone screen there looks akin to that presentation speaker, who connects his laptop to the projector and then the audience is at mercy to his terrible and cluttered desktop. iOS is stale.

Apple don't want to give control to the end-user. That's why there is no such thing as a simple file management system on iOS. iOS needs addressing, before it could ever become viable for photo shoots. Apple don't like SD cards either, so there's another "no". RAW files in the cloud?

I cannot even begin to estimate the cost of any Apple-made camera or attachment, as they overcharge on everything. They are where they are today, due to enormous profit margins. I see people complaining about the price of a regular mirrorless camera lenses... an iLens would be crazy.

Android's open nature makes it ideal for companies and consumers alike. Apple's walled garden is all good and fun, but I suggest having a proper peak over that wall. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 01:23 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies
On 500px app pulled from App Store post (11 comments in total)

Thank goodness. Nothing worse than a naked body! Now excuse me whilst I go shoot people in a mall, run over pedestrians, and hire prostitutes in GTA III on my iPad.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/grand-theft-auto-3/id479662730?mt=8

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 03:28 UTC as 11th comment
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