Abrak

Joined on Sep 29, 2010

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QuarryCat: 565g???
Never! Sigma brings 1135g....

Quite frankly I would happily trade a bit of distortion that can be corrected in post for a lens half the size and weight. If that is a compromise you don't wish to make you can easily adapt the Canon or Sigma. I think it is great to see Sony introducing something other than a me too lens.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 08:47 UTC
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maximme: 4GB RAM is a little low.
was hoping atleast 6 GB.

but no dual sim ? ? ?

It will likely have dual sim in some markets but not in the US.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 07:41 UTC

Wow!! A speedlight with a built in receiver for only US$400. Once again Sony showing how innovative they are....

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 17:52 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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tom43: @dpreview: Why gets this toy a story? Meanwhile Kodak announced during CES the revival of the most prominent film ever, Ektachrome slide film, which is not mentioned by a single sentence?!

http://www.kodakalaris.com/en-us/about/press-releases/2016/kodak-alaris-reintroduces-iconic-ektachrome-still-film

In 2015, sales of Fuji Instax cameras were 5 million units, more than the total mirrorless ILC market. Instant cameras are a big part of the digital photo market. I expect these will fly off the shelves.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 02:18 UTC

The Surface Dial looks pretty interesting - will look forward to seeing how it integrates with Photoshop. I already use a ShuttleXpress.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 01:09 UTC as 97th comment | 1 reply
On photo dpch (1 of 1) in the Borders challenge (1 comment in total)

Apologies forgot to post settings.
Sony A7rii
16-35 f4
16mm
0.7 seconds
f5.6
iso100
-2EV

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 04:09 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)
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tonyreidsma: averagejoe you say you saw them from a distance. Well, why are the shadows of the nuns long and towards you and there's no shadow at all with the foreground image?

This is a very bad photoshop job.

Well spotted. I hadnt noticed

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 02:57 UTC
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Hans vdC: Only one thing needed for me to make the complete switch: is the iso3200 performance same or better than Nikon d750?

@AlbertSilver Greater resolution = greater detail. Noise reduction = less noise + less detail. If you start off with greater detail at iso3200 due to high resolution sensor or can add noise reduction and reduce noise to below the D750 while keeping detail as good as the D750.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 01:32 UTC

Cant wait for the full DPR of this one

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 04:31 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Photosmith can keep photographers organized on the go (25 comments in total)
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jcmarfilph: I'd rather leave a useless device like iPad at home. It's a PITA to upload pictures to it due to Apple's proprietary non-sense-to-get-more-sales adapters etc. Right from the camera's LCD, it is much easier to view and delete trash pictures right away. I'd rather buy a backup battery or card for the cam than spend 20 bucks for an app that does nothing special. There are tons of freeware photo viewer that you can use.

Actually it is absurdly easy to transfer your photos onto an ipad. All you have to do is switch on an 'eye-fi' card and open the app and all your photos will be automatically download.

I agree that US$20 is an absurd amount to pay for a 'photo viewer' but you are failing to understand the core functionality of this app. What it does is sync all your metadata (tags, colors, stars) that you have created on jpegs on your ipad over wifi to your RAWs in LR.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 11:00 UTC
On article Photosmith can keep photographers organized on the go (25 comments in total)

One point I would make about Photosmith. Photosmith 1 and 2 were very buggy and relied on Apple's camera roll. Photosmith 3 has sorted out the bugs and bypassed the camera roll. It really works now and it really works well.

I import my jpegs via eye-fi card sort rate and then sync the metdata back with my RAWs in LR. It is far quicker to sort and rate your jpegs than sorting your RAWs in LR.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 02:35 UTC as 11th comment
On article Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend (184 comments in total)
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seri_art: Can you shoot RAW + JPG and have the card transfer only the JPG files?

Yes, you can. In fact this is precisely what I do with an eye- fi card and my ipad

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 02:28 UTC
On article Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend (184 comments in total)
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Artpt: Wonderful article...I just returned an EZ Share card that was not compatible with an OMD EM5. Given your information, I plan on purchasing the Eye-Fi.

Thank you.

I use the Eye-fi card with the OMD - works well, even has its own on/off switch in the menu.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 12:55 UTC
On article Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend (184 comments in total)
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photonius: What about the Sandisk Eye Fi cards? Is this simply a licensed version of the Eye-Fi card with the same software and features as described here, or are there differences?

I had never heard of Scandisk Eye-Fi Cards. However I looked them up and found them here.

http://www.sandisk.com/products/memory-cards/sd/eye-fi/

I dont think many people would recommend anyone using these cards because the read/write times of the cards are so slow (which is why they are cheap). They are Class 4 which is really slow by today's standards. Class 6 many people will say are too slow (although they are adequate). Class 10 is the industry standard.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 12:30 UTC
On article Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend (184 comments in total)

I see some people have run into problems setting up the Eye-Fi pro x2 - it is easier now than it was a year ago - but for 90% of people they would be better off buying the Eye-Fi Mobi...

1) It is cheaper
2) It has zero configuration

Its drawback is that it only works with smartphone and tablet devices rather than PC/MAC computers. However computers are basically for 'RAW' - wifi cards are too slow for RAW - and you are better of using your SD slot.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 12:25 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On article Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend (184 comments in total)
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Chris2J: I would still like a CF Eye-Fi card :-). The fact that this is still not available, indicates that this is technically not possible - however, I do not understand why. Furthermore, I do not understand why nobody has developed an SD-CF adaptor that will facilitate Eye-Fi SD card usage, so you do not have to butcher the adaptor to not block the WiFi signal - even an adaptor that will somehow boost WiFi transmission. The WiFi solution offered by Nikon is just too expensive.

I honestly dont know the answer to this.

There is a 5 year old thread on the Eye-Fi forum requesting a wifi CF that was totally ignored by the company.

Maybe patents?
Maybe software?

I also dont understand why noone has created a successful adapter.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 12:19 UTC
On article Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend (184 comments in total)
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wlad: there's a whole paragraph about "speed" and it does not have the most important information - average transfer speed.
Which would be a pathetic 1MB/s at most.

I have an Eye-fi connect x2 card that has been gathering dust for the last 2 years.

Good point. I actually think that the average speed of these SD cards using wifi is about 1.3MB/s. That is fine for jpegs - you can easily transfer 100 in 5 minutes.

But it is next to useless for RAW which takes 10 seconds or so each.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 09:42 UTC
On article Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend (184 comments in total)
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davel33: It would be nice to see how they compare to a 6D/70D, so see if its worth the money to upgrade to a camera with wifi or get an SD card? I think you missed half of the show :)

This is a good point. I use the eye-fi (although I have also tried the others.) It actually has a number of advantages over the built in wifi in cameras - bypass IOS photo app/compatibility with various Apps.

What you cannot do with an SD card is control your camera from a smart device (Eye-fi works in the other direction.)

So for instance the Olympus E-P5 as well as having 'built in wifi' also has an 'eye-fi menu'. Inherently in-built wifi doesnt make an SD card wifi redundant as they work differently. But this is really a rather complicated subject that the whole article glosses over.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 08:33 UTC
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