E.J.

E.J.

Lives in United States Chandler USA, AZ, United States
Works as a Semiconductors/Photography
Has a website at www.ejphoto.com
Joined on Jun 25, 2004

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On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (99 comments in total)
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E.J.: Wow, it actually looks like they fixed the retina display MacBook Pro issue. Even though the version number is the same, there is a slight difference in the download size today compared to the initial offering a few days ago. Uninstalling the old and re-installing with a new download fixed the MBP spinning beachball issue.

Interesting, try using the uninstaller that comes with the install and is in the Applications > Nikon > View NXI folder. Then redownload and install again. Something definitely changed as I have several systems that beachballed and after doing that they all work.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 13:11 UTC

The released version still crashes way too often on the Mac platform, especially when tuning Nikon bodies. Hopefully Version 2, when it eventually comes to Mac, will be more stable.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 00:30 UTC as 18th comment
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (99 comments in total)

Wow, it actually looks like they fixed the retina display MacBook Pro issue. Even though the version number is the same, there is a slight difference in the download size today compared to the initial offering a few days ago. Uninstalling the old and re-installing with a new download fixed the MBP spinning beachball issue.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 16:39 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (99 comments in total)

Confirmed to be nothing but spinning beachballs on any Mac Book Pro with Retina display that I can get my hands on (10 systems) - Mavericks or Yosemite - doesn't matter.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 23:38 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (99 comments in total)
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Jim Kaye: Hangs for minutes with spinning beach ball on my MacBook Pro, 8 GB RAM, running Yosemite 10.10.2. After force close, same problem on trying to reopen it. Uninstalled it and put NX2 back -- Nikon has to do better than this.

Yup, many of us on Macs with Yosemite having this problem. It installs fine but basically does not work and forces a process hang internally as per the crash diagnostics. Very repeatable on multiple machines.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 00:14 UTC
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (99 comments in total)
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Timothy Dunnigan: Installed on Yosemite 10.10.2

Software loads, but then hangs with spinning beach ball.

Same here. See first part of a huge error log above.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 22:31 UTC
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (99 comments in total)

Way to go Nikon - on three different Macs on launch:
Date/Time: 2015-03-18 15:24:49 -0700
OS Version: 10.10.2 (Build 14C1510)
Architecture: x86_64h
Report Version: 21

Command: ViewNX-i
Path: /Applications/Nikon Software/*/ViewNX-i.app/Contents/MacOS/ViewNX-i
Version: 1.0.0 (1.0.0.3001)
Parent: launchd [1]
PID: 1483

Event: hang
Duration: 1.00s (process was unresponsive for 40 seconds before sampling)
Steps: 11 (100ms sampling interval)

Hardware model: MacBookPro11,1
Active cpus: 4

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 22:26 UTC as 23rd comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)

Many believe this is Canon's entry into the 3D printer market.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 17:41 UTC as 681st comment | 1 reply
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Jason Haven: Basically they just made it clear that if you bring extra equipment and people for a commercial purpose, you need a permit. Individual making no more impact than any other visitor? No problem. This story is a whole lot of nothing.

The fundamental problem though is that the language is vague enough that different rangers will enforce it differently. This has been a problem in the US on other similar laws that were equally vague and has led to a lot of grief for some photographers when a ranger enforced a law that didn't even apply because of his/her lack of understanding of it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 00:09 UTC

Put a Sony 24mp APS-C Bayer sensor in that X-T1 Platinum and I'm all in on the system, hook line and sinker, lenses and all. For me and what I do, there is zero advantage to the X-trans and in some ways it is a disadvantage. The X-T1, to me, is the most photographer friendly digital camera ever built from a controls standpoint.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 12:50 UTC as 31st comment | 10 replies
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alcaher: This is what Nikon is suppose to be doing (im d300s user)... the crop sensors technology is getting to its limits in terms of MPixels count, High Iso performance and DR... but its great that canon is still trying to give their loyal customers an Excellent camera.
7d2 is going to be another succes like the old 7d. The IQ its already there nowdays with latest crop sensors (canon, sony, nikon), now what many wildlife/action photographers need is a state of art AF, speed, well built and fps.... and thats what 7d2 is offering on paper for the crop sensors crowd.

If people want more MP, DR or High ISO on next generation crop sensors, then you are going to be dissapointed. You should better expect that from the expensive FF lineup.
But I think 70d or D7100 IQ is more than enough for most of the shooting situations.

Actually a lot could be done to drastically improve APS-C sensors in future generations. Things like back-side illumination, sensor shift, multi-layer sensors, and others could substantially increase most metrics of APS-C sensors. It's only at it's limits if the sensor manufacturers and camera companies decide that they don't want to invest in these sorts of advances.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 19:59 UTC
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DotCom Editor: This "interview" is about as newsworthy as a pre-planned, pre-staged photo op. Not a single hard-hitting question. All softballs. Sorry, DPReview, but, that's not how you do news.

The problem wasn't the questions, they largely asked the right ones. The problem was the non-answers and the completely delusional answers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2097 comments in total)
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LTZ470: f/1.2 = f/1.2 = f/1.2 = Shutter Speed...f/1.2 w/ f/2.4 DOF gives faster Shutter Speed which is THE critical factor...I'll say it again faster shutter speed with increased DOF which is advantageous in many applications... ;-)

"the EM1 and 100-300 makes the FF system obsolete for all practical purpose"

LOL, yeah right! That's why all the sports and Nature pros are switching to an EM-1 with 100-300....... What an incredibly ignorant comment that clearly indicates a deep lack of understanding of this article or photography in general.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 15:56 UTC

Battery? Oh you actually wanted to use it as a camera? Most buyers of our cameras simply display them in collections or use them as heirloom jewelry! A battery is an optional accessory that will cost you an additional $995.99. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 10:19 UTC as 73rd comment
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alcaher: $11.000 for the 400mm ??? and $2.600 for a 80-400???....

It good to know Tamron and Sigma exist !!

Actually it's $12K

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 05:41 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1042 comments in total)
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Reservoir_Dog: Preview of the D4S, still no review of the D4, so no review of the D4s

Feels like they would rather concentrate on multiple reviews of 42 megapixel cell phones :(

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 15:22 UTC
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completelyrandomstuff: CMOS sensor in 645D... no one has any idea who manufactured that ;).
This should be a bargain medium format if it has the same imaging performance as phase one or HB.

Since Pentax cameras are able to shoot in DNG format and C1 supports DNG, it should process the files.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 05:09 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)
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rb59020: Retro like the Df

Except this has a logical layout of the dials unlike the DF where you have to take your left hand out from under the lens, where it belongs, to turn the exposure compensation dial.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 12:56 UTC
On Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested article (273 comments in total)
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LarryK: Geez, the BH-55 went up since I bought mine, and it was too expensive then.

I'm going to try a Siriu.

Isn't it even MORE expensive if you already purchased a BH-55 and now you are going to buy a Siriu in addition...? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 22:41 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (616 comments in total)
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Grobb: What is the reason it will not be sold in the European or US markets? Seems like that limits the sales possibilities just a bit? Does anyone know why Canon is doing this? I'm not interested in such an ugly, bland camera with so few features, just wondering why they limit sales to only one region.

Because the cost of bringing it here and marketing it exceeds the profit from selling them here.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 15:15 UTC
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