EvilTed

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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?

@Peter Galbavy
It's 4x to 6x slower when copying files through the MyCloud application to another USB drive. I don't think it is going direct at this point and is probably going through the wireless connection?

Yes, when plugged into a computer it is as fast as regular USB 3.0.

The SD Card reader is slow too :(

I tried the RavPower File hub too, but that just wouldn't work reliably.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 14:45 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?

Unfortunately the drive is not 100% reliable and it's 4x - 6x slower than using a computer.
I was able to figure out that the SD card is read, the LEDs fill in one by one until they are complete.
However, sometimes this wasn't working correctly and when it said it was done, checking the drive showed there was the parent directory structure but no files :(
I can't risk going into the wilds for a month to shoot with something as flaky as this.
Maybe third time around they will nail this?

I'm going back to my 2013 MacBook Air 11" and 2x LaCie 4TB drives.
This is not much heavier than the iPad setup and a lot more reliable...

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 02:12 UTC
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DenWil: They need to move forward to SSD. Platters simply cannot deal with hundreds of 165MB files at a time. I will be adding SSD external drives to both my iMac 1T and my brand new MBP. I would never consider an external hard drive -wireless or otherwise.

Actually, while SSDs are less prone to shock and work faster than spinning disks, they are still flash based and have limited write capabilities.
The point about platters not being able to deal with hundreds if 165MB files, I don't get?

http://www.storagesearch.com/ssd-jargon.html

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 03:45 UTC
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BLTell: I have just spent the better part of 8 hours trying to figure out the WD wireless pro.
It took me four hours to discover that the instructional videos are hidden within the device and that you would have to connect it directly to a computer to discover them.
Even with that and with three calls to customer support, Mexico, Dominican Republic, ETC. I was finally told that the App for the iPad doesn't support NEF files !!???
Very frustrating experience and I will return it.

The app for the iPad that supports NEF files is Adobe Creative Cloud ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 03:40 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?

@PaulJM

Actually, no you don't need a computer.
Al you need is any device and MyCloud installed.
This could be as small as a iPhone.

I bought one and it arrived yesterday.
It took me a while to figure out how to get it to work, but you can plug the LaCie into the USB port and then from inside the MyCloud application you look at MyPassport and then storage and there is both the local storage and the USB drive.

Copying the files was hard to find how, but you essentially open the SD card folder on the local storage and press and hold on it and a new menu pops up which has copy and move. Simply copy to the USB drive and you are done.

This means that for travel, with a small image review, an iPhone 6s+/7s+ or iPad Mini would suffice.

I've decided to go with an iPad Pro 9.7, the WD passport wireless and the LaCie on my month long shoot in January.
I'll let you know my feelings about how this works compared to my usual MacBook Air 13" when I return :)

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 03:33 UTC

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?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 13:58 UTC as 17th comment | 12 replies
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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

How is the speed?
The previous version SUCKED :(

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)

Did they fix the iris closing down during continuous AF issue?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 04:54 UTC as 16th comment
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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EvilTed: So did they fix the atrocious lockup of the UI when writing to the card?

I own a D5, D500, A6300 and 2x A7r II's, so if they can improve over the horrible sluggishness of the older Sony's, it may be worth it :)

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 04:53 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)

So did they fix the atrocious lockup of the UI when writing to the card?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 03:04 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (158 comments in total)
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RicAllan: Equivalent focal length of 36mm.... Learn your trade! CROP FACTOR! A 24 is a 24 is a 24. The CROP FACTOR does NOT change reach or focal length. It only impacts WORKING DISTANCE for the same field of view and Depth of Focus because of that change in working distance. Get it straight and don't push the marketing fallacies....

Concrete example to back up the diatribe... put it on a D5, shoot in FX cropping mode then shoot in DX cropping mode... has that changed the lens or what it produces other than the things I mentioned?? NOT!

@Bombastic

Nobody said that it did.
Field of View does and that's the basis of this whole discussion.
Who are you calling a millennium? I'm probably older than you are.
I believe math, not BS or hype.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 06:19 UTC
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (158 comments in total)
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RicAllan: Equivalent focal length of 36mm.... Learn your trade! CROP FACTOR! A 24 is a 24 is a 24. The CROP FACTOR does NOT change reach or focal length. It only impacts WORKING DISTANCE for the same field of view and Depth of Focus because of that change in working distance. Get it straight and don't push the marketing fallacies....

Concrete example to back up the diatribe... put it on a D5, shoot in FX cropping mode then shoot in DX cropping mode... has that changed the lens or what it produces other than the things I mentioned?? NOT!

@RicAllan

Read the article and digest the math.
There are a 3 variables at play here.

Note: perspective distortion is caused by subject to lens distance.

Field of View is influenced by:

1) Subject to lens distance
2) Focal length of lens (24mm in your example)
3) Sensor size

So all things being equal, putting the 24mm FF lens on a crop sensor with the subject to lens distance remaining constant will do what?

Your claim of only 2 things is incorrect, unless of course you are keeping the lens focal lens constant.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 03:04 UTC
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (158 comments in total)
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RicAllan: Equivalent focal length of 36mm.... Learn your trade! CROP FACTOR! A 24 is a 24 is a 24. The CROP FACTOR does NOT change reach or focal length. It only impacts WORKING DISTANCE for the same field of view and Depth of Focus because of that change in working distance. Get it straight and don't push the marketing fallacies....

Concrete example to back up the diatribe... put it on a D5, shoot in FX cropping mode then shoot in DX cropping mode... has that changed the lens or what it produces other than the things I mentioned?? NOT!

@RicAllan
Some math for you..

http://www.edmundoptics.com/resources/application-notes/imaging/understanding-focal-length-and-field-of-view/

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 04:43 UTC
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (158 comments in total)
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RicAllan: Equivalent focal length of 36mm.... Learn your trade! CROP FACTOR! A 24 is a 24 is a 24. The CROP FACTOR does NOT change reach or focal length. It only impacts WORKING DISTANCE for the same field of view and Depth of Focus because of that change in working distance. Get it straight and don't push the marketing fallacies....

Concrete example to back up the diatribe... put it on a D5, shoot in FX cropping mode then shoot in DX cropping mode... has that changed the lens or what it produces other than the things I mentioned?? NOT!

@RicAllan,

Oh my, do we have to explain this again?
Q: What is the field of view if mounted to a D5 vs. a D500?
A: They are NOT the same.

It's people like you who spread the confusion with idiotic statements such as a 24 is a 24 is a 24.
I think it is YOU that needs to learn your trade.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 22:25 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (549 comments in total)
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EvilTed: @Nowelly

It's useless as a street camera.
I tried one yesterday and the AF is too slow and sluggish and then there's the extreme high resolution that is none too forgiving of bad technique.

The result of my 1 hour test shooting F8 1/500s on the streets yesterday was ZERO sharp or in focus images.

If you favor the camping style of street photography (wait somewhere for someone to walk into your scene), this may be an acceptable camera, but for those of us who shoot one-handed and constantly on the move, it's just not going to cut it.

@Rawphoto
It's not that fast to focus, because it essentially moves all the lens elements in and out. It's noticeably slower (and noisier) than say the 35mm F2.8 on the A7r II but at least it doesn't close down the IRIS in APS-C mode, like both the A6300 and A7r II do.
The MF experience is bad. You cannot zone focus it, but pre-focus to a known distance will work. That's too much of a PITA for me though...

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 12:36 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I am as lukewarm impressed by this as I was when it was significantly trailing behind.

I know exactly what DR serves for and, in my view, it plays a very limited part in overall picture quality, something Canon delivers in spades.

In a system, then, image quality is something that even goes outside any one specific camera, as optics have to necessarily be factored in.

It is here (advanced bodies+ unique consistent optical quality in new generation lenses) that, right now, Canon is unbeatable, even if, sometimes, a bit over-priced.

(cont)

@Timbukto
Why don't you go here:
http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm

Add Nikon D5, Canon 1DX II and Ideal FX (the ideal curve for FF).
What do you see?

The Canon 1DX II has 1 stop better DR between ISO 100 and 400 and then they are equal at ISO 1000, after which the D5 has a consistent stop of DR more than the 1DX II for the usable range.

This is hardly what I would call much better DR :)

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
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EvilTed: Sony, can you please fix the single-threaded file writing routine SO THAT IT DOESN'T LOCK EVERYTHING UP.

I learned to write multi-threaded software correctly 20 years ago.
I guess this has been lost to the JavaScript masses :(

@jhinkey
Well, it's pretty shabby engineering if they designed the processor and IO system for single queue operation...
I guess they will fix this in the A9, but then they have to fix the iris closing down on APS-C focussing etc too.
I'll stick with my D5 for the fast stuff :)

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 19:40 UTC
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IR1234: We so need the holy grail - a digital 35mm film size sensor that can be popped into these old cameras.

@tassienick
Whoops, didn't read that correctly.
I prefer 28mm over 35mm anyway and if you prefer 35mm, you can crop a little :)

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 19:38 UTC

Sony, can you please fix the single-threaded file writing routine SO THAT IT DOESN'T LOCK EVERYTHING UP.

I learned to write multi-threaded software correctly 20 years ago.
I guess this has been lost to the JavaScript masses :(

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 14:38 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
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IR1234: We so need the holy grail - a digital 35mm film size sensor that can be popped into these old cameras.

@Triplet Perar
Ricoh GR
Nikon Coolpix A

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 13:10 UTC
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