jwd8002

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a retired
Joined on Jan 3, 2010

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jwd8002: No SD card, no USB and for photographers a totally rubbish Photos software. I agree that they have lost the plot. I was at the Apple store today looking at the latest Pro and when I complained to the pretty young thing about the lack of USB etc she said "but that's the way of the future". Maybe, but we are now in the present where we need those "old fashioned" ports. On photo software I am persevering with Aperture but will probably move onto Lightroom. One really frustrating thing is that when one loads photos onto a Mac it insists on using Photos, and it's impossible to delete that stupid software. Lift your game pls Apple!!!!

Buy an adaptor...Really???. So now I need to carry a bunch of USB and SD card connectors and adaptors around so I can use my laptop in the field on say a mine site or in the bush where as an environmental scientist I do most of my work. I open the laptop in the desert or in the jungle with the wind howling outside my tent to download photos and say to myself "where's that adaptor???" Come on mate, if I want to download photos or charge my phone or I dunno, use my USB/SD slot somehow like the rest of my cohorts on the job, I will want to do it directly and quickly on my laptop without looking for some adaptor that for sure I left somewhere else. Jeez mate, give-us-a-break, what planet are you on. And what I ask anybody who is not a total nerd what the fark is a XQD???

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 13:45 UTC

No SD card, no USB and for photographers a totally rubbish Photos software. I agree that they have lost the plot. I was at the Apple store today looking at the latest Pro and when I complained to the pretty young thing about the lack of USB etc she said "but that's the way of the future". Maybe, but we are now in the present where we need those "old fashioned" ports. On photo software I am persevering with Aperture but will probably move onto Lightroom. One really frustrating thing is that when one loads photos onto a Mac it insists on using Photos, and it's impossible to delete that stupid software. Lift your game pls Apple!!!!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 07:54 UTC as 118th comment | 6 replies

Again, i read this and weap. As a Sony A7r2 bloke can i ask Sony and/or Zeiss to please, please, please develop a 24-105 f4 zoom walk around lens for your awesome mirrorless cameras. Move on from making 50/55mm (there are at least 4) and 85mm (3 FFS!!) to a decent walk-around f4 lightweight zoom that's not a dog like the 24-70 f4 or a heavyweight like the other Sony zoom lenses. Please please please. Please please please. BTW the SONY/Zeiss small 35mm is a knockout walk around lens on the A7r2.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:46 UTC as 210th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (111 comments in total)
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jwd8002: As a Sony A7r2 owner I read this and weep, I really, really weep. Why, oh why why why please tell me why doesn't Sony make a decent walk-around lightweight zoom lens like this Canon. Or the even more versatile and wonderful Canon 24-105 L f4. Instead Sony makes multiple 50 and 85mm primes. Mr Sony please please please give us a decent zoom.

BTW my Sony with the small 35mm f2.8 Sony/Zeiss weighs in total 750g and its shots are unbelievably sharp etc. The Canon equiv, i.e. 5D and 35mm f2 weighs >1.2kg. Slam dunk to the Sony combo for walk-around shooting. Pity there's no 24-105 and pity Sony/Zeiss is weirdly fixated on 50mm (there are 4 I think) and 85 (three).

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (111 comments in total)
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jwd8002: As a Sony A7r2 owner I read this and weep, I really, really weep. Why, oh why why why please tell me why doesn't Sony make a decent walk-around lightweight zoom lens like this Canon. Or the even more versatile and wonderful Canon 24-105 L f4. Instead Sony makes multiple 50 and 85mm primes. Mr Sony please please please give us a decent zoom.

I agree with you re the 5D etc BUT at 625g the Sony is sooo light and when used walking around it is just fantastic and I believe outperforms or at least is equal to anything any Canon can muster picture-wise. I had a 5D-MII a few years ago and it took really great shots but I was grumbling all the time about how heavy and cumbersome it was to carry around (I mostly do walk-around stuff) so I sold it and replaced it with the Canon 100D which is a great lightweight walk-around camera but of course its pics are constrained by its smaller sensor. Hence my chucking the 100D and the move to Sony. No regrets, esp with the Zeiss primes, aside of course from the lack of a 24-105 walk around lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (111 comments in total)

As a Sony A7r2 owner I read this and weep, I really, really weep. Why, oh why why why please tell me why doesn't Sony make a decent walk-around lightweight zoom lens like this Canon. Or the even more versatile and wonderful Canon 24-105 L f4. Instead Sony makes multiple 50 and 85mm primes. Mr Sony please please please give us a decent zoom.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 14:05 UTC as 26th comment | 10 replies
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PPierre: I'm looking forward to getting some samples taken with the Sony 85f1.8. Even though I'm likely to go with the Batis, the more I see this small and light lens, the more I'm hesitating...

Go with the Batis. It is an incredible lens. Versatile, durable and so, so sharp.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 00:52 UTC
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JOrmsby: I'm not a Sony shooter, but how many FE primes do they need in the 85-100mm range? 85 1.4, 85 1.8, 90 2.8, and 100 2.8. Meanwhile E-mount is still stuck with hardly anything, not to mention other missing FE focal lengths.

Amen. Please, please, please Mr Sony give us a decent lightweight FE24-105 (better still 24-135) f4 walk around lens. We don't need any more 85's, or 50s either for that matter.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 13:33 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (271 comments in total)

Great, another 800+gram $A2,000 plus repeat lens that only the pros will be interested in: enough already! When are we "ordinary" photographers gonna see a decent FE Sony and/or Zeiss and/or "G" walk-around lens like Canon's f4 24-105L? Sony did a really great job with the new 70-300 but all the other lenses released this year are just too heavy and in many cases are duplicates of existing Sony and/or Zeiss lenses. Come on Sony, give us something with decent optics that we can ALL use daily at a reasonable price that we don't need a pick-up truck to carry around. Just sayin'...

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 05:56 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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jwd8002: With the release of this software AppleTV (the device that connects iTunes to home TVs) users can no longer connect to their photo libraries on their computers, rather connection is only available with their photos in iCloud. There is a monthly charge to store >5 gig in the cloud. Thus we see blatant (and I believe illegal at least in Australia) price gouging by Apple. Very poor show Mr Apple, ripping off consumers through market manipulation is not nice.

I discovered this myself just today and your poster is sort of right, in iTunes you can select 1 (ie one and only one) album from your iPhoto library as the "album to use on your AppleTV"). You need to export that album from the library to a folder outside the library and away you go with the AppleTV. This is a signify drop from the original access to the whole library.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 07:29 UTC

With the release of this software AppleTV (the device that connects iTunes to home TVs) users can no longer connect to their photo libraries on their computers, rather connection is only available with their photos in iCloud. There is a monthly charge to store >5 gig in the cloud. Thus we see blatant (and I believe illegal at least in Australia) price gouging by Apple. Very poor show Mr Apple, ripping off consumers through market manipulation is not nice.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 23:34 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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