jeffharris

jeffharris

Lives in United States NYC, United States
Works as a Architectural Designer
Joined on Dec 28, 2007

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Another patent troll looking for a payday.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 03:00 UTC as 1st comment
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Bruce Edwards: I really enjoyed editing photos on an iPad years ago (but wished for a more precise device than my finger). With the advance in editing apps AND a stylus (at a decent price), this is a no brainer to finally go back and try again (with a much better experience I am sure).

But the problem remains of easily getting hi res photos from my DSLR to my iPad. Too bad no SD port on these. It would be SO much better. I guess I will have to use the same clunky process I used those many years ago - pull card from camera, insert card in computer, transfer to dropbox, then open on iPad. Ugh. While the technology has obviously improved since my last try at this, it seems the logistics of getting the photos onto the iPad are still just as bad.

To quickly and easily transfer images to your iPad, just get an Apple Lightning to SD Card Reader.

It works really well. Plug it and SD Card into the iPad. It should automatically launch Photos. Tap the Import button. It asks if you want to import everything, or the latest? Quick and easy and no ripping into camera battery to transfer over poky camera USB.

I've been using an iPad for travel… backup and review, not editing… for the past 4 or 5 years. The incremental backup feature is great!

https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MJYT2AM/A/lightning-to-sd-card-camera-reader?fnode=91&fs=f%3Dadapter%26fh%3D4588%252B45b0

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 14:48 UTC

I love my Nikon FM2n, but I definitely wouldn't want to attach that boat anchor onto it. That would kill the simplicity and appeal of using an SLR!

Simplicity is something that's been completely lost and abandoned with DSLRs.

I just adapt my old SLR lenses. Lens adaptors are dirt cheap.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 16:27 UTC as 25th comment
On article Cosina announced three new Voigtlander lenses at CP+ (95 comments in total)
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love2travelfar: Is the new MACRO APO - LANTHAR based on the legendary 125mm? Could be, that was the best macro lens ever built...

Can Cosina PLEASE offer it with an M mount, so we can use it with other mirrorless systems?!!!

I’ve been using a Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8 AI-S with my M4/3 cameras, but love my Voigtländers. A macro Voigtländer would be ideal!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 12:09 UTC

This is worth posting?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 21:17 UTC as 4th comment
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GodSpeaks: This is interesting news, but I see the moaners are out in force already. Some people are never happy.

New sensor tech is the way forward for improvements in our photography. This new sensor seems to offer many improvements which will be of great benefit to us all. The only real question is, how long before these sensors start appearing in consumer cameras. By consumer, I mean not aimed solely at industrial uses.

Now just have to wait for 2020 to see what Panasonic introduces for us consumers.

We know that had Nikon or Canon made the same announcement there'd be an ocean of drool they could drown in. 😝

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 06:03 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9: What you need to know (215 comments in total)
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Rick Del: It’s a step backwards ! What were they thinking?!

More than one step backwards!

When will we see a GX8 II?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 12:16 UTC
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caterpillar: A shame :( No mic input at least.

Lack of a mic port forces you to use the Panasonic Image app with your iPhone instead of a battery saving wired remote.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 14:43 UTC
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ozturert: Panasonic has been pushing new products lately, and all of them are quite good.

Except this one.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 16:45 UTC
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Adrian Harris: This downgrade has saved me a lot of money, ... Roll on the GX10.

The gx8 was a professional camera, this gx9 is a toy.

@ Doux Vide…

The Leica would be in the $5000+ price range.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 16:43 UTC

This POS is no GX8 successor, it's a GX90/95

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 16:39 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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stevevelvia50: A comparison of the iMac pro, with the least expensive PC option, including the time to build the PC, would be a very interesting article. Both going head to head with the same applications.

@ milkod2001…
Why would I buy some generic POS Windows box when I love Apple’s industrial design and want to run Mac OS X?

Besides, I much prefer Apple’s tightly integrated and interconnected hardware and software: OS X, iOS, MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPad all working together seamlessly.

It ain’t just about saving a few bucks buying (and suffering with) the cheapest thing you can find.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 16:47 UTC
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stevevelvia50: A comparison of the iMac pro, with the least expensive PC option, including the time to build the PC, would be a very interesting article. Both going head to head with the same applications.

The PC still wouldn’t run Mac OS X.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 13:54 UTC
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Jay Williams: You guys gonna start calling everything "epic" now? Most overused word of 2017 (just generally—not dpreview).

ANYTHING that kills off “awesome” is a good thing!

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 05:12 UTC
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M Chambers: Nothing says Christmas like a franchise that should have died 30 years ago. I'm sorry, I meant 34 years ago!

The Star Wars brand was created to sell toys.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 05:08 UTC
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dennis tennis: The moral of the story here is that lawyers on both sides will make money and that is a good thing.

Bottom feeders still gotta eat. 😝

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 11:01 UTC

iPad Pro.
Problem solved!

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 12:50 UTC as 3rd comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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jeffharris: Well that stinks.

I’ve been using Media Pro for kind of a pre-cataloging review, slide show application for years. Delete the real stinkers and import into Lightroom for (maybe) light editing (without generating a zillion extra files) and more archival stuff… adding Keywords, etc..

What else allows me to archive, catalogue and edit my images in one application? AND keep all my files safely stored in my desktop RAID? What happens when I’m NOT online?

I’m not so offended by the subscription model (I pay for ALL my software and software utilities, even quite a few fonts) as I am by being forced to use cloud storage. I use DropBox for sharing project files with clients, but those are COPIES, which I regularly purge.

I also use Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro. QUANDARY!

Hey Jacques,
I guess I really don’t understand how the cloud/subscription thing works.
I was under the impression that you have to upload files to some Adobe server before you can work on them, or some variation of that?
Or is it more like you have to be online to access the tools, but you keep you files locally? Or they’re simply checking that you’re using the correct serial number and the software is activated like that? (Vectorworks CAD software works that way.)
So, what’s the difference? Or do you have a link so I can educate myself. I’m sure others could benefit from that, too!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 11:48 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

Well that stinks.

I’ve been using Media Pro for kind of a pre-cataloging review, slide show application for years. Delete the real stinkers and import into Lightroom for (maybe) light editing (without generating a zillion extra files) and more archival stuff… adding Keywords, etc..

What else allows me to archive, catalogue and edit my images in one application? AND keep all my files safely stored in my desktop RAID? What happens when I’m NOT online?

I’m not so offended by the subscription model (I pay for ALL my software and software utilities, even quite a few fonts) as I am by being forced to use cloud storage. I use DropBox for sharing project files with clients, but those are COPIES, which I regularly purge.

I also use Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro. QUANDARY!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 11:12 UTC as 319th comment | 8 replies
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (203 comments in total)
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YiannisPP: I appreciate people being positive and saying the best camera is that with you, this is very good for a small device, etc. But I'm afraid you're missing the point of this website. This is a place for comparing technicalities and see what device is better than the other, at a technical level. Yes most modern cellphones take decent pictures for what they are and most look great on a small size. The problem is most of them cost a small fraction of this iPhone. The camera is perhaps the most important part of a cellphone nowadays (together with the obvious calling ability and I would add navigation) and this iPhone offers very poor value for money in the camera department, judging by these samples. Unless of course this isn't anymore a place for technical comparisons, but simply a vehicle for marketing (which obviously works wonders judging by the way people seem so pleased by these samples!).

It took a while to see the advantages, but when traveling, I often grab a shot with my camera, then the same with my iPhone 7. It’s easier emailing travel shots with the phone and not having to spend a bunch of time reducing 20MP images to a reasonable size.

For that, iPhone's camera is great. I’d never expect it to match or exceed the image quality of a large sensor interchangeable lens camera.

iPhone's panorama feature is lots of fun, too.

Fun is the part of the smartphone camera equation that stuffy old farts (of any age) seem unable to comprehend. 😜

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 11:46 UTC
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