MtnBikerCalif

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Could you connect this to an iPad and import the images with Photos? I don't currently have an iPad, but am thinking about getting one for long overseas trips where a laptop would be too much, but an iPhone too limiting.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 03:00 UTC as 5th comment

Great that Apple continues to develop FCP (even if they handled it poorly with the change to X). Why didn't they continue with Aperture. Still no replacement.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 21:37 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (379 comments in total)

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is " weather-sealed." How does that compare to the Lumix G9's "splash, freeze and dust proof construction"?

From what I remember of early reports on the Olympus, they could withstand quite a bit of splashing. But https://www.dpreview.com/news/4176919219/this-is-what-happens-when-a-weather-sealed-camera-takes-a-dip-in-salt-water gives one hesitation about these vague claims.

If I had to choose based on naming, Panasonic wins hand down: G9 vs. OM-D E-M1 Mark II. Not quite it, just saw that it's really a DC-G9, still winning. What happened to the M (DMC)?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 20:14 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
On article Photo story of the week: I Am Legend (170 comments in total)

Quote from WikiPedia: "Bristlecone pines are known for attaining great ages. … This is the oldest known individual tree in the world."

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 16:19 UTC as 91st comment
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Bing Chow: If this image didn't have Weston's name attached to it, would you think it is anything special? Often times, I wonder how much the audience is biased by attaching a famous name to the work. Whether it's a song by Pink Floyd, a movie by Chris Nolan, a work by Renoir....it's as if once your name reaches a critical point, you'll garner praise even if the work is mediocre.

The image here is somewhat interesting. The shape of the pepper and the shadows makes it look like two figures embracing. Maybe that's the genius of it. I don't know if this image helped make Weston famous, or people just give it more attention than it deserves.

It's a great photo at any time. But this is also about history. This photo was taken almost 90 years ago.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 23:27 UTC

I was reluctant to post with a negative comment, but the comment below mine says not s single positive comment. I won't repeat the comments, but agree on music overblown and stills better in particular.

I think we're beyond the wow time-lapse is cool to it better be good, and either convey some information or be artful.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 16:59 UTC as 14th comment

Would this have better as stills? And then editing one-third to one-half of the photos out.

Maybe I'm getting burned out by this style of shooting and time lapse. In still photo presentations we saw too much Ken Burns' effect, now we're seeing what is effect fancier Ken Burns.

Beautiful scenery though.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 16:02 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (563 comments in total)

Lenses can be built smaller/cheaper
because some distortions can be taken care by the image processor. In a DSLR the distortion would be unacceptable while looking through the lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 19:28 UTC as 139th comment | 11 replies
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MtnBikerCalif: Is the download link working? I'm trying for the GX7 link and all I get is "javascript:OpenWin41()". I may not be doing it right because you have to jump through a lot of hoops (well, web pages) to get to the download page. I'm on a Mac and have tried Safari and Chrome to the same effect. (The GX8 link is similar with different number.) It's 10 am PST which should be late enough; That's 18 UST?

The page I'm on is http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index2.html.

Is there a better page to start from?

http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/dl/g7_g70.html has it

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 22:10 UTC
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MtnBikerCalif: Is the download link working? I'm trying for the GX7 link and all I get is "javascript:OpenWin41()". I may not be doing it right because you have to jump through a lot of hoops (well, web pages) to get to the download page. I'm on a Mac and have tried Safari and Chrome to the same effect. (The GX8 link is similar with different number.) It's 10 am PST which should be late enough; That's 18 UST?

The page I'm on is http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index2.html.

Is there a better page to start from?

Responding to self:

Found this page which shows older updates, so maybe just not out there yet.

http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/dl/gx7.html

You can able to edit the link to find updates for at least some other cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 18:38 UTC

Is the download link working? I'm trying for the GX7 link and all I get is "javascript:OpenWin41()". I may not be doing it right because you have to jump through a lot of hoops (well, web pages) to get to the download page. I'm on a Mac and have tried Safari and Chrome to the same effect. (The GX8 link is similar with different number.) It's 10 am PST which should be late enough; That's 18 UST?

The page I'm on is http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index2.html.

Is there a better page to start from?

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 18:20 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)

Appears you have to select the focus before you take the next picture. And the other frames are deleted?

Guess we'll wait a few days to find out the details.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 02:09 UTC as 26th comment
On article Olympus shows gains in first half financials (139 comments in total)
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RedDog Steve: Wonderful announcement for Friday The 13TH !

"Q2 results for the financial year ending March 2016." Did anyone look at a calendar? 2016.

Friday, the 13th isn't April 1 either.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 15:31 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Martin Kozak (77 comments in total)

Fantastic. And self taught. Very good eye.

And to dpreviewers' credit, not a single negative comment.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 19:07 UTC as 36th comment
On article Seattle PI.com showcases its 'pictures of the year' (30 comments in total)

One might argue with the precise count, but only one of these relates to a hard news item, the last and it was well after the event.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 14:06 UTC as 16th comment

How identify data files?

I uploaded some old unsupported RAW files and now have run out of room. Involves hundreds or thousands of files, so want to identify which ones to delete. Are there bulk methods?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 01:00 UTC as 9th comment

"If you have a 'Prime' subscription, you get unlimited photo storage.
Files not recognised as photos are treated as 'Cloud Drive' data (for which the first 5GB are free)."

"File types that aren't supported can be stored using Cloud Drive, but won't be included in the unlimited photo storage and will instead count against the limits on a user's Cloud Drive account."

Are unsupported RAW files counted against the 5GB 'Cloud Drive' data? This should be clear by now, but the statements and answered are scattered about in the article and answers. One ambiguity is that "File types" might mean non-photo file types. Another is that unsupported could mean more than not viewing the photos on the web. Are RAW files "Files not recognised as photos"?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 16:49 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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skytripper: It is very unfortunate that the GX7's grip is so chunky and just plain ugly. Looks like a very nice camera otherwise.

It works fine for me. I don't think my photos care what the grip looks like.

I can see getting the LX100 although after using the GX7 for a while, I think I'll have to wait for the touch screen version. Today I used the touch screen to locate the focus point numerous times. But I'd love to have the f/2.8 lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 00:55 UTC
On article Manfrotto announces carbon fiber BeFree tripod (111 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: 1,23m tall with central column down, basic construction despite the carbon fibre, suspicious head quality. There are better, cheaper options out there.

Maximum Height 142 cm (56 in.) which isn't very tall.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 06:21 UTC
On article Manfrotto announces carbon fiber BeFree tripod (111 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Get a Gitzo, a good ball head and an Arca or RRS release. Costs a lot, but they last a lifetime and unlike cameras, don't become obsolete after a couple years.

Titanium technology is maybe 30 to 50 years old except for hot isostatic pressing which wouldn't be of much use for tubes. The military doesn't own the technology. Ti bicycles have been around for decades, but carbon fiber bikes rule now. Carbon fiber (really carbon fiber/plastic (or epoxy) composite) is lighter and stiffer than Ti. No doubt carbon fiber/plastic technology will continue to improve.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 06:13 UTC
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