aglake

aglake

Lives in United States Groton, MA, United States
Works as a Retired Software Quality Engineer
Joined on Jan 1, 2014

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  • Note: I had a G16, not a G15, but I don't think that would change my answer much. When my G16 went swimming, I replaced it with a G5X and I'm happy with it; I take it anywhere I don't want to take ...
  • One thing to consider: does he only want to view his images on his phone? If so, then you need to consider how to get the pictures out of the camera and onto his phone. Canon's CameraConnect app ...
  • I've been using a G5X for several years as a compact alternative to my 80D.  (It replaced a G16 that took a dive into a swimming pool.)  My primary consideration was that it be small enough to ...
  • When using the G5X at it widest setting, the lens vignettes.  To compensate for this, both DPP and LIghtroom crop slightly and then resize back up to 5472x3648.  The SOOC jpg uses the same crop ...
  • I use my G5X as a backup to my 80D, especially when I want something more portable.  I've used it on the streets of Edinburgh when I wanted something portable and on Duncansby head when I had a ...
  • I find that it takes a few steps to make the connection but its not that hard.  (Perhaps 50 years working with computers makes that sort of thing come easier to me than it does to most people.)  ...
  • The password is required by the WiFi router to make a connection.  It is part of the protocol for connecting to WiFi; all devices must use it to make a WiFi connection.  Most devices save it once ...
  • Yes, I just did it on my 80D.  Here are the steps. 1) In Wireless communications settings: Enable Wi-Fi/NFC. 2) Then select WiFi function and then Connect to smartphone.  (if the little icons don't ...
  • One lens will not cover everything that you would like, and certainly not at a reasonable price.  I suspect you might want to think about what you want to shoot most and start with a lens suitable ...
  • The cameras discussed in this forum offer a combination of size, price, and capabilities that matches my needs.  Full frame cameras are too expensive for me and non-FF mirrorless cameras are too ...
  • I haven't tried that lens on my 80D, but you might remember that the Tamron 16-300 lens is 2 years OLDER than the 80D but the Tamron 18-400 lens is more than a year NEWER than the 80D.  I would ...
  • The focus may not be off as much as you think.  If your 77D behaves like my 80D, then the actual focus area is larger than the box displayed in the viewfinder.  That can make focusing on a small ...
  • When I got my 80D, I got (among other lenses) the 55-250.  I quickly found that 250, even on a crop camera, was just not enough reach for any but the closest birds.  As soon as I could afford it, ...
  • It's true that the 80D only has two modes instead of three.  I have C2 set up for my bird photography.  My C1 was set up for something that I'm doing anymore; I think I need to change it to normal ...
  • Thank you for suggesting Adobe Bridge.  I've tried it and found that it also requires you to check each photo that you want to download.  You can select all photos with a single button - but I ...
  • 1)  Sometimes (like the next two weeks) I'll be away from my downloading facilities. It seems wasteful to erase a card that is  only partway filled and defeats the internal wear leveling in the card. ...
  • I find that the 100-400 II pairs very nicely with my 80D; I use it mostly for pictures of birds.  A refurbished 80D would cost less than an 7DII while being far more capable than the 7D. From ...
  • I understand everyone's comments about using the file manager.  That's how I've been doing it for years.  I think that there must be a more automated way. I will look at ACDsee when I get back from ...
  • I've come across several pieces of software that do most of it but not all of it.  I know that it is not that hard - or I wouldn't be considering it myself.  So it is annoying to have to do ...
  • Moving them to separate folders based on time taken gets very tedious, especially with a large number of images.  I can separate out the jpegs from the raw with the file manager's view by type, ...
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