erotavlas

Joined on Jan 31, 2012

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On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (201 comments in total)
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sh10453: Very good article. Helps a lot of non-technical people.
512GB SSD's are just a little over $100 these days.
One thing these SSD's need (if you write to them or delete from them a lot, is regular maintenance, which is called SSD optimization (no need to go into details here).
Fortunately, Windows 10 now has that feature in its Maintenance Utility (I do not know about Apple products).
You can do it on-demand, or schedule it to be automatically done at various intervals. I would think once a month is good, unless you are using the SSD very heavily.
Mine are scheduled for automatic weekly optimization (including the Windows SSD drive).
Warning:
One thing about SSD's: DO NOT use the DEFRAG utilities on them. Again, no need for details. Techy people know why.

@sh10453
What you guys are referring to is the TRIM command and it mostly apply to SSD that are connected to the operating system via a SATA connection. TRIM is not enabled by default for external hard drives connected to Mac computers, except of course for Apple SSD. But users have found a way to enable it for third party external SSD connected to Macs over Thunderbolt. As far as I know regardless whether it is Mac or Windows, there is no TRIM support for external SSD connected using USB. Unless they implement some other type of garbage collection on the drive itself.. To be certain connect the external SSD using the eSATA connector, or in the case of using an enclosure you can remove the SSD from enclosure and connect directly to your computer using SATA cable to let the OS perform TRIM on it.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 02:25 UTC
On article Video: Shooting Dog Portraits with the Sony a6300 (172 comments in total)
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Marty4650: OK..... you win.
I will go out tomorrow and buy a Sony camera. :)

I'm buying two Sony cameras and a dog!

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 23:58 UTC
On article Video: Shooting Dog Portraits with the Sony a6300 (172 comments in total)
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mxx: So in the last few days we had:
1. Sony Xperia XZ camera review
2. Five reasons to buy the Sony RX100
3. Shooting dogs with the Sony a6300
Are DPR's salaries being paid by Amazon, or Sony? I'm confused.

They're being paid by dogs.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 23:55 UTC
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Romasito: Would love to see a review of a proper backpack, i.e. Peak Design Everyday Backpack - not this one aesthetically awful. Sorry, but this one does not cut the mustard.

Mustard can be cut?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 00:16 UTC
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luigibozi: They could just have replaced the SD port with a M.2 SSD port, if they wanted to push things forward. And the camera manufacturers also.
You have an SSD in your camera, take whatever shots and/or video, and plug it in your computer. As simple as that.
THIS would be a step forward, IMO

Not bad, except they need to make the SSD user replaceable like an SD card otherwise if it fails, your camera is useless until you send it in for repair. That would be a pain.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 18:00 UTC
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Holscen: Apple, you've gone too far this time, it's good to be bold but you've oversimplified the design to the detriment of practicality.

"Less is not more" in this case, I don't care how slick it looks but that it does what I need it to do, that it does what I used to do - only quicker and better.

By all means upgrade the ports, but give us options, (even just a single legacy USB3 port for your legacy customers who are invested in it ) adapters are a poor solution.

Loss of MagSafe is a backward step too. I hope you listen to the critical feedback and take a step back.

I was always taught that with great design "Form follows function" -

This redesign has the form, but has lost touch with the function.

We are the Sheeple. Lower your expectations and surrender to your overlords. We will add your feedback and ideas to our trash. Your culture will adapt to serve ours. You must comply.

Function is irrelevant. Design is irrelevant. Practicality is irrelevant.

Resistance is futile.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
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Phillip Lynch: I am not happy that I can't add memory and its overpriced

But it has a touch bar.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 01:27 UTC
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kev2033: So, what about it not having image stabilization? I have a Nex7 (yes, I am a dinosuar) with the Zeiss 16-70 F4 but I didnt want to step up to the full frame Sony cameras because:

1. they are bigger and heavier than the Nex7 - they defeat the purpose of a small compact mirrorless camera!
2. they dont have a pop up flash - yeah, I know I can use high ISO and shoot in low light, but I sometimes want fill flash on a person, especially if they are back lit, without over exposing the background. Dont make me go buy a $350 flash, just another thing to carry around
3. Price - the full frames are significantly more money

So, for these reasons, I have held off on getting out of my Nex7, but with the AF advances of this camera and low light capability, I am really thinking on this one. I dont really care about a touch screen.

My two biggest complaints with this camera are:

1. no easy way to move around your AF point (no joystick)
2. no built in image stablization

I used to have touchscreen on the Nex 5N, but after using the a6000 I honestly don't miss having touchscreen.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 01:43 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (362 comments in total)
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mcshan: Next thing you know vinyl albums will come back!

@MikeFairBanks I think recording studios these days use the highest digital quality they can - high sampling frequencies and bit rates of 24 or 32bit. (as opposed to 16bit used in CD) And yes these are better quality than even vinyl. But they can never transfer all the frequencies recorded onto vinyl no matter what source is - digital or analog. I think there a limits to the low and high end range of frequencies, that you can encode in vinyl.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 02:57 UTC
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (401 comments in total)

This looks cool, but there's no explanation as to why. Can someone explain what benefit shooting 10 images at different focal lengths and merging them is? And what do the other 6 cameras do?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 22:56 UTC as 129th comment | 6 replies
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (621 comments in total)
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40daystogo: Just so that Sony is made clear on how users feel:

-- I want a third option of: lossless, compressed RAW.

I would have preferred Sony relay this and done it properly, rather than giving us some half-hearted attempt to pacify upset users.

The problem is, now that Sony gives us a half-hearted fix, they might delay the lossless, compressed RAW for a long time, thinking that people are satisfied. We're not.

Sony, given the choice of compressed, lossless RAW, versus uncompressed, mega-big files - what sort of crazy person would want to massively large uncompressed files?

What degree of massiveness are we talking about?

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 03:25 UTC

So it now shoots silent films?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 22:51 UTC as 15th comment
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papa natas: At ISO 409 600...
Can it be used by radiographers?
Can it read minds?
I mean it's so dark inside my head....
What can one shoot at ISO 409 600?

The beginning of the universe.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 01:53 UTC
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erotavlas: Stop complaining about the prices. If it's too much for your wallet, you have the choice to buy cheaper products made using Chinese factory slave labor. Be thankful to have a product from alternative manufacturing and country of origin.

@ Glen Barrington
Who cares? What I own is irrelevant to the comment that was made. The comment should stand on its own. 'I' shouldn't even be involved in the discussion and yet you repeatedly trying to drag 'me' into it. I could be anyone or anything, who owns many things or nothing.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 22:48 UTC
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erotavlas: Stop complaining about the prices. If it's too much for your wallet, you have the choice to buy cheaper products made using Chinese factory slave labor. Be thankful to have a product from alternative manufacturing and country of origin.

@ Mako109 @ Glen Barrington
You guys are ridiculous. Yes we all use those products and services, sometimes it can't be avoided to carry out modern day to day activities. That still does not make the act of exploiting workers 'OK'. I can't believe you guys are even defending it. Low prices mean cuts in other areas, like sometimes wages. While I can't prove Gitzo employees are given fair wages resulting in substantially higher tripod prices, it's an assumption that the wages provided to workers in Italy can't be as bad as those given to those in India and China for example. You're free to disprove that assumption.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 21:26 UTC
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erotavlas: Stop complaining about the prices. If it's too much for your wallet, you have the choice to buy cheaper products made using Chinese factory slave labor. Be thankful to have a product from alternative manufacturing and country of origin.

@ Glen Barrington
My purity is irrelevant. Stop making assumptions and personal attacking like everyone else online.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 18:58 UTC

Stop complaining about the prices. If it's too much for your wallet, you have the choice to buy cheaper products made using Chinese factory slave labor. Be thankful to have a product from alternative manufacturing and country of origin.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 18:19 UTC as 10th comment | 10 replies
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rrr_hhh: What about the new leg locks ? Do you still have to wind it during hours before it is fixed ? Or is it more like a clamp ? That is not cleared by the above the text.

Oh.. my, what prices ! That is almost twice more as what I paid around the millenium.

What does this mean? "...have to wind it during hours before it is fixed..."

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 12:49 UTC

Will this update help me find my way to a new A7RII?

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:55 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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