citrontokyo

Lives in Japan TOKYO, Japan
Joined on Feb 2, 2011

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I don't buy these Mac vs PC arguments. I think you end up getting pretty much the same hardware for the money. The difference is that you have more options with PCs, which is only natural because of the hardware/software manufacturing differences.

My wife has a new HP laptop which initially cost more than my 7 y.o. MacBook Pro. I installed new memory and ssd and now there isn't really anything hers can do that mine can't. Speed differences? In daily use it's really hard to tell. I use photoshop on hers and old Aperture on mine, and there isn't an overwhelming difference. Both work great.

Hers is lighter though, and only has two USB c ports.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 03:19 UTC as 232nd comment

This is excellent. I can't wait to use the stylus for my PowerPoint presentations. I've been using my iPhone 6s Plus and annotating the screen with my finger and it's very handy. But with a proper functioning stylus on the 9.7" screen, PowerPoint will be a breeze.
Super-portable, super capable iPad.

And as for content creation, those who say iOS is only for consumption obviously haven't used it. I have a Onedrive 365 subscription and am able to store and create photos, documents, presentations etc, access them from my iPhone and then create content right on the phone. Doing it on this iPad will be even easier.

I no longer need a laptop. The iPad and the cloud take care of it all.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 07:31 UTC as 7th comment
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falconeyes: @Brittany Hillen:
> Sans an adapter

I read "Sans" is archaic and used by foreign speakers more than native speakers. It is French for without. Also in this thread, I see this word causes quite some confusion.

My question: Did you use this word for a reason, came it natural for you, or thinking about it now, would you use 'without' instead?

Are you a native speaker, US or UK?

I ask because I am curious to learn about the language. My native language is German.

Yes, it makes sense. The article "an" is unnecessary, but yes, it makes fine sense. It may seem a little flowery to some, but it is a perfectly good substitute for "without," and can be found in any English dictionary. I'm anglo Canadian if that helps you.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 11:50 UTC
On article Toshiba offers FlashAir III wireless SD card (52 comments in total)
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citrontokyo: I like the Flashair II, it's fairly straightforward as it is.

Great for traveling light, I just develop Raw files in-camera, send the jpegs to my phone, and then it's on google+, no laptop required.

Toshiba cards are very reliable, so having a 32gb card is like carrying a backup drive. 4 or 8 gigs can fill up pretty fast.

AFAIK, you don't access the internet through the card, you access the card through your phone's wifi, and view it either via the app or your browser. There is no internet involved.

Try downloading the app. That 's what I use to connect to the card.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 03:13 UTC
On article Toshiba offers FlashAir III wireless SD card (52 comments in total)

I like the Flashair II, it's fairly straightforward as it is.

Great for traveling light, I just develop Raw files in-camera, send the jpegs to my phone, and then it's on google+, no laptop required.

Toshiba cards are very reliable, so having a 32gb card is like carrying a backup drive. 4 or 8 gigs can fill up pretty fast.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 04:09 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On article Samsung NX mini Review (108 comments in total)
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vladimir vanek: OMG, now everyone's going to produce "selfie" cameras to support that ill idea to shoot oneselves. Human vanity must have gone a long way to reach today's levels.

anthony, it's only a "selfie" if you take it yourself. otherwise, it's a portrait. can you prove it's the former?

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 05:31 UTC
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citrontokyo: Love all the complainers here.

This is the perfect landscape lens. It's DC, not SDM. It's WR where the 17-70 is not. It's 16mm where the kit is 18. It's 85mm where the 16-45 is, well...

Anybody who claims it doesn't do this or that clearly isn't thinking.

Why assume it's a lens for weddings?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 01:11 UTC

Love all the complainers here.

This is the perfect landscape lens. It's DC, not SDM. It's WR where the 17-70 is not. It's 16mm where the kit is 18. It's 85mm where the 16-45 is, well...

Anybody who claims it doesn't do this or that clearly isn't thinking.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:33 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I have to applaud Leica for including 16GB ram built in. This means you never forget to take that menaced with you.

I always wondered if anyone would do this and I have to say 16Gb is pretty usable generous even for raw+jpeg shooting.

This may sound stupid until that day you have the camera with you and you realize you have no memory and you have some killer shot in front of you.

Very few things are more frustrating to a photographer than seeing a shot s/he can't take in front of him or her.

Yeah, you're right. It sounds stupid. It's the equivalent of forgetting the battery.
Having 16gb built in is nice, sure, but not for the reason you state.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 21:11 UTC
On article DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z2 takes top spot (146 comments in total)
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MistyFog: Does DPReview actually endorse this rubbish review?

Misty fog you have waaaay too much free time.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 22:12 UTC

The price is okay, but let's just say it's no Lunar in the looks department.
Pass.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 10:33 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1597 comments in total)

I don't get the complaints about ergonomics and button layout. I tested one in the store yesterday for the first time, and found them all very intuitive and well-placed. And I've only ever shot with a pentax k-5. I really liked the dial placement, especially.

I was really impressed with everytjing about the body. Didn't have an sd card with me, so can't comment on iq.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 22:37 UTC as 393rd comment
On article Integrating the Apple MacBook Air into a pro workflow (346 comments in total)
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SergioSpain: Yet more free advertising for Apple, and they need it cause let's face it, they're a poor struggling company.

I'm glad they posted this because this is exactly the computer I'm considering. Granted, I'm no pro (far from it), but I use an older mac with Aperture and was wondering how capable the new ones really are.

Mac laptops have never been the favorite for most photographers, and yet they offer a very smooth interface experience, which is exactly why it was about time someone came out with a review of one.

Thanks for the review.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 22:18 UTC
On article Eye-Fi's Mobi card will transfer directly to desktop (20 comments in total)

The Toshiba Flashair does this very well. I've been using it with my mobile and my desktop. All you need to do is turn on your camera, turn on your wifi and punch "flashair" into your browser.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 22:36 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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Thoughts: Who is still doing metal AF lenses these days? Simply beautiful !

From 35mm~70mm, the evidence points to ff coverage. The wider angle lenses, however, only cover aps-c.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 23:36 UTC
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YouDidntDidYou: "we suspect only a minority of photographers will see them as anything more than frivolous novelties, used once or twice then consigned to the closet or recycled on fleaBay. Even so, they can be fun to play with occasionally, if only to help refresh your way of looking at the world if your photography is getting stale."

That's a bit harsh, even uncalled for! People who buy them will use them, with the low price and 10% discount offer for 3 lenses that take filters and T mode you can hardly go wrong.
Lomography and "alternative" lenses have a strong following across the world and no I do not see many used lomography type lenses on fleabay.

Maybe these lenses aren't right for the typical dpreview demographic but hey photography doesn't revolve around dpreview...

"Lomography and "alternative" lenses have a strong following across the world"

You contradict yourself. The essence of "alternative" is not being popular, and yet you say it has a strong following. Well, which is it?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 12:03 UTC
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