Paul JM

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Ooxus: $64.99 per year or $7.99 per month. ))
I want it, but
:( Very expensive.

Really? Compared to what? How many packets of cigarettes per year?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 13:22 UTC
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jwhig: It's either their 100th anniversary or their centenary but NOT their 100 year anniversary. Anniversary means the passing of a year so there is no cause to repeat the word.

Thank god we have dudes like you to correct the most trivial of grammatical errors. This sort of post really enhances the site generally .......

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 04:11 UTC
On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (93 comments in total)

Fantastic looking piece of kit. Would be nice to hear some hands on experience so we can hear how well it works in the field, but for the naysayers below, if you dont like the look, or think that the look of the gear is irrelevant, then dont read the article, go take some photos, and cease whinging on these forums. If a manufacturer has taken the time to make their gear aesthetically pleasing, then good on them. I spend hours drooling over the craftsmanship of my combination of a gitzo CF tripod and ArcaSwiss head, and dont feel guilty about it for a moment. I was under the impression that photography was all about aesthetics, well certainly in the shots. Nothing to feel guilty about wanting great looking gear

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 22:57 UTC as 38th comment | 5 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1296 comments in total)
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Sigma82: It's funny how the ff maniacs all come to comments every m43 camera news,. We got it, tiny sensor, overpriced, bad iq blah blah blah. We really got it. Now please go enjoy ur cameras and leave us m43 users with our pieces of crap. Thank you ;)

The sensor is only a tiny part of the system? Oh sure........
Tiny when it is an aptly named micro 43
If you really feel it doesn't matter use an iPhone or a Sony pocket

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 12:52 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1296 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: Bar none, the E-M1 mark II is camera of the year! What an amazing photographic precision instrument. It makes cameras like the A6500 and X-T2 look like mere toys in comparison! Bravo Olympus for creating a timeless masterpiece!

Doesn't matter how big or otherwise you print it. You are still left with the same DOF issues of a tiny peanut of a sensor compared to those 'toys'.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 08:03 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1296 comments in total)
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Sigma82: It's funny how the ff maniacs all come to comments every m43 camera news,. We got it, tiny sensor, overpriced, bad iq blah blah blah. We really got it. Now please go enjoy ur cameras and leave us m43 users with our pieces of crap. Thank you ;)

Well, there is some reason for doing so. The comments are not just a fan rave, they are meant to reflect opinion for those considering buying one of these. I am not a ff maniac, but I do own a ff camera, and a Fuji XPro 2, and the original OMD. And for those who a considering what is otherwise a really nice piece of kit like this new OMD, I would reiterate, the one inescapable problem with this is the sensor size. I have relegated my OMD to technical shots at work where, it really does not matter.
Personally, I have no bias against M43s. I bought one with my eyes open. It is technically fantastic, but I have essentially given up using it for anything that matters. To those considering a mirrorless camera, I, like many others, would advocate buying something with a sensor that is bigger than M43s
Perhaps you should look at these forums another way. If you are already in the M43s group, you dont need to read these comments. They are not meant for you anyway

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 07:59 UTC
On article Manfrotto launches stylish Windsor Collection bags (58 comments in total)

They look great, seem to be functionally designed and are reasonably priced.
It is just revolting to see the stream of negative comments that seem to emanate whenever a new product is reviewed on DPR. Honestly, who cares if they call it 'Windsor'.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 00:28 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
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EvilTed: Can you use the USB port to copy files off the drive too?

I'm thinking a LaCie Rugged 4TB drive as a backup to a 2TB version of the WD?

Incredibly sorry to hear that it proved unreliable for you. I am just about to head to the US for a 4 week trip, and was, for the first time, going to leave my 15"MBP at home, but looks like I will need to take it. Will probably trial just using the WD to download and see how it goes, but will be backing up to an SSD for certain

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 04:29 UTC
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EvilTed: Can you use the USB port to copy files off the drive too?

I'm thinking a LaCie Rugged 4TB drive as a backup to a 2TB version of the WD?

By god, it works. You are a genius👍

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 11:33 UTC
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Godiwa: Wish they would make something "simpler"

Simply a HDD/SSD with a SDXC cardreader and a USB3 port so you can empty it when you get home.

On the road, plug in card, copy it to the HDD/SSD FAST, and when you get home you slap in the USB3 to the computer and you have fullspeed access to the drive... USB2 baah...

No reason for wifi or other battery draining crap. Make it cheap too. (or fairly priced but cheaper then this one)

Seriously mate read the specs properly. What you are asking for is what it provides. It is a hard disk with an sd card reader, that has a USB 3 port to connect to your computer when you get home. The USB 2 port is to plug in an external card reader. If you don't want to use the wireless then don't

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 00:23 UTC
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EvilTed: Can you use the USB port to copy files off the drive too?

I'm thinking a LaCie Rugged 4TB drive as a backup to a 2TB version of the WD?

Yes you can see se the USB port to copy files off. It plugs and plays with a computer but if you are proposing having a rugged drive as a second backup then you will need a computer to bridge them

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 00:17 UTC
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muvovum: still no SSD? useless. mechanical hard drives fail just standing still inside a desktop, I don't want to imagine how easily they could break on the run.

Ok so you want a low capacity ssd
And so you comment on a review of a high capacity disk drive comparing that it isn't a low capacity ssd

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 23:28 UTC
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Paul JM: Not a great review to be honest. Sells the drive short at many levels.
Yep, I work in RAW, but since using this, I shoot RAW with JPG. I can then upload, look at the JPG to ensure focus etc, and use the RAW when I get home. No problem, and works a treat. Fantastic being able to review all the JPGs and video files on an iPad pro in all their glory on the move. Yes the case is not as hard as it should be but there are two custom made protective cases. And more mention needs to be made of the video and plex streaming. I take this drive on family holidays now and leave the laptop at home. I load it up with movies (without iTunes DRM) and then the whole family can stream to their iPads (5 at a time) and view to their hearts content.
I spent years using an Epson P6000 and this is next logical step, download the photos off the card, and view them on an iPad.
This is the best bit of kit I have bought in the last year, and highly recommend it

And one other comment dale about the review. You mentioned that you can only view photo files in a single list format with tiny thumbnails. Not correct. If you select the "photo" files option it shows 3 columns of larger thumbnails with the selected photo filling the rest of the screen. Much nicer way to view the files

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 02:31 UTC
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Paul JM: Not a great review to be honest. Sells the drive short at many levels.
Yep, I work in RAW, but since using this, I shoot RAW with JPG. I can then upload, look at the JPG to ensure focus etc, and use the RAW when I get home. No problem, and works a treat. Fantastic being able to review all the JPGs and video files on an iPad pro in all their glory on the move. Yes the case is not as hard as it should be but there are two custom made protective cases. And more mention needs to be made of the video and plex streaming. I take this drive on family holidays now and leave the laptop at home. I load it up with movies (without iTunes DRM) and then the whole family can stream to their iPads (5 at a time) and view to their hearts content.
I spent years using an Epson P6000 and this is next logical step, download the photos off the card, and view them on an iPad.
This is the best bit of kit I have bought in the last year, and highly recommend it

I take your point dale but it seems that u r referring to editing raw files on an iPad? Not sure how many photographers have this as part of their workflow. For all serious work I edit on a computer using a calibrated monitor so all I need on the run is to be able to see jpgs on my iPad and have secure storage of the raw files when I get home. No interest personally in flooding my iPad storage with large numbers of massive files, much happier storing them on a 3 tb drive and just viewing them on my iPad. For this, the wd is fantastic

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 02:19 UTC
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muvovum: still no SSD? useless. mechanical hard drives fail just standing still inside a desktop, I don't want to imagine how easily they could break on the run.

How much would you expect to pay for a 3 tb portable ssd with these features?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 02:13 UTC
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meanwhile: Could you put it in one of those ziplock, waterproof cases without causing any network issues? This product seems to be one crying out to be 'ruggedized'.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1258966-REG/wd_wdbdrf0000nbk_wasn_my_passport_wireless_pro.html

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 01:27 UTC

Not a great review to be honest. Sells the drive short at many levels.
Yep, I work in RAW, but since using this, I shoot RAW with JPG. I can then upload, look at the JPG to ensure focus etc, and use the RAW when I get home. No problem, and works a treat. Fantastic being able to review all the JPGs and video files on an iPad pro in all their glory on the move. Yes the case is not as hard as it should be but there are two custom made protective cases. And more mention needs to be made of the video and plex streaming. I take this drive on family holidays now and leave the laptop at home. I load it up with movies (without iTunes DRM) and then the whole family can stream to their iPads (5 at a time) and view to their hearts content.
I spent years using an Epson P6000 and this is next logical step, download the photos off the card, and view them on an iPad.
This is the best bit of kit I have bought in the last year, and highly recommend it

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 01:25 UTC as 22nd comment | 7 replies

Too late. I have already manufactured a shift in my work flow which reduces the role of the MBP. I wont travel with my laptop any more when photographing. It will be an iPad (which I took anyway) and a WD MyPassport wireless pro. I will download onto the WD, then worry about moving the photos to my Drobo when I get home.
All that this move has created is, for me, a workaround that reduces the role of Apple in my working life.
I am not really sure that this was the desired effect when they rolled out the new model, but that is what arrogance will do in the market place. There is no way that I am prepared at this point in time, with current tech, to walk away from using SD cards, nor to discard my magnificent Oppo planar magnetic headphones with their 3.5mm audio cable. And plugging them into a cheapaschips DAC in the adaptor is not part of the equation either

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 08:49 UTC as 169th comment
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Paul JM: Impressive
We can never get public servants to work at that pace in Australia

Not govt employees ? Really ? Are you chasing the award for the most obvious statement on this thread ? Seems so, given that you have posted 11 times on what must be the least controversial thread on DPR for some time. Serious mate, go out and take some photos.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 22:13 UTC

Impressive
We can never get public servants to work at that pace in Australia

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 00:12 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
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