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Greg Gebhardt: No Apple OS, no deal. Who cares about that thin.

@Peiasdf wrote:
> @larsbc
> Why are you carrying a tablet if you are also carrying a computer?

I'm not. I carry just the tablet. That's all I need for moving files to/from SD cards, USB hard drives, and USB sticks, all without requiring wifi.

> If you only want to use a tablet, get the one with the most function and support which is iPad.

For me, the iPad is the worst choice. I can't use it to back up files from my cameras and GoPro onto my USB HDs. For that matter, it is trivially easy to copy and play movies and other content onto my Android tablet from an external HD without any kind of wifi or transcoding. Likewise, it's dead easy to copy various documents from my tablet (or phone) onto a USB stick for printing. Great for generating/printing boarding passes. Basically, the versatility I get from having a user-accessible file system and the ability to xfer files over a USB cable to virtually any computer is a huge benefit for me when travelling.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:48 UTC
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Greg Gebhardt: No Apple OS, no deal. Who cares about that thin.

I specifically chose my last two tablets because they ran Android, not iOS (I have had 2 iPads in the past and in fact still have one of them). As a photographer and geek that travels, Android was a must for me because, among many other things, it lets me easily backup raw files (or any kind of file) from various cards onto generic USB hard drives. It also allows me to quickly and easily move files between the tablet and any other computer without requiring any kind of wifi connection. As well, the AMOLED screen on my Tab S is way nicer than the Retina screen on my iPad. Oh yeah, and it's great to be able to use various micro SD cards to boost the on-board storage, especially for acting as a backup destination for camera cards or hauling music, PDFs and movies for long trips.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On article Samsung introduces Galaxy Note 4 phablet with OIS (75 comments in total)
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Jogger: I see a lot of women with Notes.. mostly because they are easy to tote around in purses/handbags. For men, its far too large unless you are using a man-purse or have extra large pockets.

@Tonkotsu: I've had a Note 2 for almost two years, now. I carry it in my pants pockets when walking. Slim jeans, shorts, etc. Not a problem, really. With some of my shorts, you can tell I'm carrying a phone, but in my jeans, you can't. I've been very happy switching to a large-sized screen and wouldn't go back to anything smaller. YMMV of course.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 21:57 UTC
On article Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary (596 comments in total)
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anthony mazzeri: I imagine choice of micro-SD would enable the card to be swapped/loaded onto a smartphone if needed, rather than for space-saving purposes.

For that, you could use micro-SD-to-SD card adapters (basically, it's an SD card with a slot into which a micro-SD card fits). Forcing its users to use micro-SD cards is silly, imo.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 14:29 UTC
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Glamour by Jim: I bought the media drive as soon as it was available. When I travel I shoot a different card every day, and at the end of the day I want to back up that card.

The media drive does this great for me. I am very pleased and would recommend it highly. There is an app for Apple table that will allow image editing.

Has anyone ever lost a disk, or been unable to download (at home) important shots taken on a trip. I have, and it not fun.

You can simplify that even further by using an inexpensive integrated hub and SD card reader. That plus an OTG cable and you can use a great many Android phones/tablets to backup the SD card to a USB HD or USB data stick.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 01:13 UTC
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Donald B: no evf, awkward for people that need reading glasses.

To Dave whose message originally said that an EVF is more awkward for people who wear glasses.

Someone who needs READING GLASSES uses them for close focusing on things like books and, yes, camera LCD panels. On the other hand, an EVF with diopter correction means such a person wouldn't have to put on reading glasses to use the camera.

Do I think Fuji should have put an EVF in this camera? Considering its price range, probably not. But that doesn't change the fact that people who need reading glasses often times find an EVF to be more convenient.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 05:58 UTC
On article First look: Sony QX10 and QX100 mobile cameras (45 comments in total)

So for $100 more you can buy a complete RX100, and it won't be tremendously larger than the QX100. And it'll have full control over the various exposure parameters and raw capability.

I don't see this being a successful product. It's too cumbersome for casual shooters, and too limited for serious shooters.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 21:36 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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SAERIN: What about the OVF. Is it a 100% view of the LCD.

I'm pretty sure it isn't. I don't think there's parallax correction, either. I never used the OVF with my G11. I might've, had there been some shooting info displayed in it, such as the AF point location.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 20:58 UTC
On article 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months (593 comments in total)
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ZAnton: I don't know what is the purpose of this article.
Of course DSLR cann't be a "always with me" camera. If I go shooting, I take DSLR, if I go cycling/hiking/walking I take a pocket camera.
So that's it.

I think it's timely because now there are a handful of pocket cameras with large sensors. I just bought an RX100 II. I had no idea that its 1" sensor was so good, or that the RX100 which had a similar sensor was also extremely good. Yet the RX100 came out 6 months (or more?) ago. I think many photographers are like myself; we weren't aware that premium pocket cameras have made dramatic image quality improvements over the past year. This article draws attention to that.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 20:02 UTC
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BJN: Just what Micro Four Thirds doesn't need – a seedy start-up leveraging the eviscerated Kodak legacy with what I predict will be cheap, low quality products.

Possibly. Or maybe (who knows?) it might turn out like Cosina when they bought Voigtlander's brand. This early in the game, I won't write them off as a bad thing for the format.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 21:40 UTC
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parallaxproblem: Simply awful: hundreds of dollars for something that becomes landfill as soon as the battery is expired. Shall we also start scrapping cars when the tyres wear or brake pads need replacing?

Apple was the company that started this wasteful trend and I will never buy one of their products for exactly this reason

@Dan: my 3 year-old 3GS is going to my daughter who wants an iPod. It will serve her well for a few years once I replace the battery (fortunately, the 3GS's battery is somewhat user-replaceable. Were I not able to do this, the phone would be junk in another 3 months.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2012 at 20:36 UTC
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Photomonkey: Considering that these devices and all their ilk are tossed as soon as the next shiny thing comes along, what incentive is there to engineer with repairability in mind ?

@Dan: Not at all. Not everyone needs the latest and greatest. There are many organizations seeking good condition, used cell phones to pass on to people in need. Smart phones with wi-fi, a webkit browser, and a common OS (ie: iOS, Android) are valuable even without having a cell plan.
Having an easily replaced battery can usefully extend the life of these devices.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2012 at 20:32 UTC
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racketman: some company should bring out a tablet targeted specifically at photographers with CF and full SD slots etc

I agree. Just having a USB port which can operate in host mode would be a big step (ie: like some of the Android phones/tablets). The "camera kit" that Apples makes available for copying images off of an SD card is very, very limited. USB host mode would go a long ways toward making an iPad much more useful as a travel device for me. I already have an iPad 3 so I'm switching to Android for my next phone in order to get USB host capability.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 23:24 UTC
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