Akeem

Akeem

Lives in Belgium Ghent, Belgium
Joined on Sep 12, 2006
About me:

Pentax K10D, Sigma 17-70/2.8-4.5, Pentax 50/1.4, Pentax 70-210/4-
5.6, Pentax 135/2.8, Samyang 800/8, Samyang 85/1.4;
Minolta A2;
Ricoh GX100;

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On Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend article (179 comments in total)
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photonius: What about the Sandisk Eye Fi cards? Is this simply a licensed version of the Eye-Fi card with the same software and features as described here, or are there differences?

I'm rather sure that the Sandisk Eye-Fis do have the Endless Memory function. Which is indeed excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 14:13 UTC
On Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend article (179 comments in total)
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KAMSA: Another problem, CF Card Users like me, I cant find a usable CF adapter who wants to fully communicate with this new development, and I think there are many more people who are having the same problem.

I have a lot invested in my gear and get not just about equally on new stuff that does not fit in my good working gear.

The thing is, I like this but cant use it, until my problem is solved in time,....

Anyone have an idea?

they exist: CSL - High Speed ​​CF Card Adapter | WiFi / Eye-Fi capable

http://www.amazon.de/CSL-Speed-Adaptercard-Eye-Fi-f%C3%A4hig/dp/B00DVK1YT2/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1377773974&sr=8-14&keywords=eye-fi

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:16 UTC
On Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend article (179 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: What's the point of getting any of these cards when you can just get a camera with wifi and nfc already enabled like Panasonic GX7 or Sony NEX-5T or (soon) Olympus OM-D E-M1?

Uniformity in your workflow.
All manufacturers (will) have their own system for uploading pictures wirelessly; Can you tell where your pictures will end up with each of the 3 cameras you mention? How you will have to enter WiFi passwords? What the name of the auto-generated folders wille be? If you can auto-push the pictures to G+ in a 2048px version? etc

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:10 UTC
On Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend article (179 comments in total)
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Chris2J: I would still like a CF Eye-Fi card :-). The fact that this is still not available, indicates that this is technically not possible - however, I do not understand why. Furthermore, I do not understand why nobody has developed an SD-CF adaptor that will facilitate Eye-Fi SD card usage, so you do not have to butcher the adaptor to not block the WiFi signal - even an adaptor that will somehow boost WiFi transmission. The WiFi solution offered by Nikon is just too expensive.

they exist: CSL - High Speed ​​CF Card Adapter | WiFi / Eye-Fi capable

http://www.amazon.de/CSL-Speed-Adaptercard-Eye-Fi-f%C3%A4hig/dp/B00DVK1YT2/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1377773974&sr=8-14&keywords=eye-fi

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:02 UTC
On Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend article (179 comments in total)
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duartix: What I'm really glad about all this Eye-Fi affair is that with the latest batch of camera bodies, sooner rather than latter they will all have become obsolete. :)
Eye-Fi has always followed the strategy of charging ridiculous money for their products, admittedly targeting the PRO market.
Transcend is like that guy that arrives to dinner after desert just to get into the drinking bit. The thing is, he's always too late to catch up with the others.

Let's hope there will be agreement between camera makers to offer similar features and workflow for all their WiFi equiped cameras.

What you say? Not in a million years? In that case, I'd still prefer an Eye-Fi in each of my cameras.
Maybe android in every camera will solve this issue..

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 10:58 UTC
On Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend article (179 comments in total)

I use a regular Eye-Fi (Pro) in my main camera Pentax K-01, and a cheap Sandisk 4Gb Eye-Fi in a Pentax K10D and Samsung WB2000. I think none of these cameras are on the official supported list, but all work nonetheless. Just delay the auto-shutdown and file away the on/off switch so you're card has enough time to upload.

A neat trick using these cards is to add an automatically created G+ photo album to a G+ event. All pics that are added that day to that album will be visible to all participant invites in realtime. You don't even need to refresh, new pictures appear on top of the event.

It would be nice if such use cases and tricks could be added to dpreview articles like this one..

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 10:53 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend article (179 comments in total)
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photonius: What about the Sandisk Eye Fi cards? Is this simply a licensed version of the Eye-Fi card with the same software and features as described here, or are there differences?

They are. Sandisk Eye-Fi cards have similar features as regular Eye-Fi cards and can be managed in the EyeFi software.

I'm guessing the same range applies, but there might be slight feature differences compared to the Eye-Fi Pro series; no free geolocation for example.

I think the only major difference is that the Sandisk cards are slower; class 4 (or 6?) instead of Class 10 for the more expensive orange Eye-Fi cards. Ah well, you loose speed (and thereby RAW) anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 10:53 UTC
On Just posted: Our in-depth Olympus E-PL3 review article (45 comments in total)
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Akeem: "No orientation sensor"?

This is probably by far the cheapest component that saves a few seconds of post-processing time for half of all pictures made. For me, it is about as useful as AWB. I wouldn't consider buying a cam without AWB. Why do manufacturers keep this feature out?

Are there any cameras where the manufacturer added orientation information through firmware? I'm not aware of any.

If there is a possibility to quickly (1 button press, not more) change the orientation in review? This could change a buying decision from "never" to "maybe".

If only dpreview and other reviewers would make MORE noise about this issue. Imagine the uproar if there were no AWB on a camera. Sure you can change it manually, but it's an avoidable waste of time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2011 at 13:52 UTC
On Just posted: Our in-depth Olympus E-PL3 review article (45 comments in total)

"No orientation sensor"?

This is probably by far the cheapest component that saves a few seconds of post-processing time for half of all pictures made. For me, it is about as useful as AWB. I wouldn't consider buying a cam without AWB. Why do manufacturers keep this feature out?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2011 at 09:46 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies
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