Peter Evans

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GodSpeaks: "Though the bug doesn't totally brick the device, it does often force a factory reset; many users report being unable to resolve the issue in Safe Mode. This means that many users who aren't careful may end up losing some of their data."

And this is why a REMOVABLE microSD Card slot in any mobile is a MUST HAVE. Remove the card and all your data is now safe and secure. Of course, one could also say make regular backups to your computor or the "cloud", but how many really do that? I am pretty sure the real figure is well under 1%.

Insist on a real removable microSD card slot in your mobile.

@Reactive
Completely agree. The Moto G range is incredible value for money. I have a French SIM and a British SIM in my G6 with all images stored on the SD card. My partner has a G4. TBH, I find that the cameras in them aren't great for stills, but they're certainly good enough for unimportant, pics. In any case I find that all phones are pretty much useless for taking photos in bright light (like we get here in SW France) as I just can't see the screen. Which is why I always have my Sony RX100 3 in my man-bag :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2020 at 10:30 UTC

Still no ability to specify a default opening folder in Bridge.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2020 at 15:57 UTC as 14th comment | 8 replies
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PLShutterbug: So many comments here misunderstanding what “counterfeit” is. Many think it means anything not made by the genuine manufacturer: no, that is incorrect.

Genuine: manufactured by or officially on behalf of the brand, with official and genuine branding elements, and sold by the brand through its official channels.

Counterfeit: manufactured by a non-approved party but with the brand’s elements, and marketed as if it is genuine. May or may not be identical quality; that is not the issue.

Third party: manufactured either with or without the brand’s blessing, and marketed under a separate brand. There is no attempt to deceive the buyer into thinking that the item is a genuine article of the original brand. May or may not be identical quality.

The lawsuit Canon won is about counterfeit, not about third party brands that sell fit-compatible products under their own names.

dr.noise,,,
Did you watch the video? The camera doesn't do anything other than recognise that the battery you just put in isn't a genuine Canon battery. Everything after that is a question and answer session between you and the camera. If you tell it that the battery looks genuine, the camera says it isn't and shuts down. If you tell it that the battery is made by a third party, the camera asks you if you want to continue using it and, if so, tells you that you do that at your own risk. It's simple enough.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2020 at 15:26 UTC
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Matsu: Too bad no one makes plasmas anymore - old Panasonics and Pioneers are still superior to the majority of modern sets in their ability to accurately present the original frame rate of film material.

Still enjoying my Panasonic TX-P42V10B plasma after 10 years heavy use. Fantastic TV with great upscaling. Love the THX setting.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2020 at 15:54 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: The Google version is great software I use a few times a month...does the DXO version do anything better or different from than the Google version?

The brush tool in Sharpener Pro doesn't work properly in the Google version (it keeps throwing up a pop-up window). This has been cured by DXO. That was the reason I bought the upgrade

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2018 at 16:14 UTC
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David Hull: So are they saying that it costs $69 for this upgrade on top of the upgrade many of us recently did?

Fire up NIK plug-ins and you'll get an 'Update available' screen

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2018 at 16:11 UTC
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Peter Evans: One of the really annoying bugs I've experienced with the NIK Collection for a while now (using PS CC 20nn and Windows 10 64 bit) is as follows:

When using the 'Brush' option, every time I take my finger off the mouse button to move the cursor to a different place on the image, a window pops up saying, "You are in selective editing mode.... bla.. bla..."

Does anyone know if DXO have fixed this? If so, to me it's worth the purchase.

OK, here's the reply from the forum...
"Hello
Yes, we fixed that annoying issue. You can start with the Trial version to ensure
Regards,
Svetlana G. DxO staff"

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 10:51 UTC
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Peter Evans: One of the really annoying bugs I've experienced with the NIK Collection for a while now (using PS CC 20nn and Windows 10 64 bit) is as follows:

When using the 'Brush' option, every time I take my finger off the mouse button to move the cursor to a different place on the image, a window pops up saying, "You are in selective editing mode.... bla.. bla..."

Does anyone know if DXO have fixed this? If so, to me it's worth the purchase.

You can't contact DXO for support unless you have bought the product, so I was hoping someone here had downloaded the DXO version and was using it. I've just joined the DXO forum, so we'll see what response I get there.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 10:07 UTC

One of the really annoying bugs I've experienced with the NIK Collection for a while now (using PS CC 20nn and Windows 10 64 bit) is as follows:

When using the 'Brush' option, every time I take my finger off the mouse button to move the cursor to a different place on the image, a window pops up saying, "You are in selective editing mode.... bla.. bla..."

Does anyone know if DXO have fixed this? If so, to me it's worth the purchase.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 09:31 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies

Snapbridge's BT works fine with my D500 and Nexus 5 and I find it useful for adding GPS data to the image's EXIF data when needed.

WiFi is a different story. I couldn't get a WiFi connection between the smartphone and the camera with the previous version of Snapbridge and it doesn't work with this new version either. It's a really poor app in this regard. However, for remote control, I have the extremely comprehensive dqslrDashboard and that works perfectly with a USB cable connection.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 11:13 UTC as 4th comment

So this advice comes from someone making a video sitting in front of a huge painting and some Ikea like furniture, flailing his arms around like a whirling Dervish? What a terrible presentation. In any case "Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men" (Oscar Wilde)

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 06:57 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Intro to drones part 1: Drone basics (113 comments in total)
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nikon power: For me, drone was a hobby that got boring really quickly. I spent thousand$ for drones, excited on first flight when the drone stayed stationary, fun while I could go get a cup of coffee, came back, it's still hovering, fun for a few months flying and shooting video. I even modded some to carry other cameras. My drones are collecting dust in the garage right now. I don't even bother to watch my drones' videos. In 100 years, the scenic videos that I shot will look the same; the mountains will be the same, the rivers, etc. Boring boring boring. Try youtube to see of you can watch anyone's uploaded drone video to its end. Well, unless the video is about how the drone crashed. That's the only fun part for viewers.

"For me, drone was a hobby that got boring really quickly. I spent thousands for drones,.... fun for a few months flying and shooting video. I even modded some to carry other cameras. My drones are collecting dust"

Ditto

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 09:12 UTC
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Russell Evans: Why do the photos and videos show the filmmaker's fingers on the stabilizer when in use?

That's how you 'steer' it. The part your fingers touch is separated from the central support so your fingers don't, in fact, interfere with the stability. I have the Solid LUUV and was one of the first backers. Using a Sony RX100 3 It's very difficult to balance, and mine doesn't work upside down. I haven't yet tried it with a GoPro. I think I wasted my money.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 19:21 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (216 comments in total)

I had a 7Hi. In fact I still have it; it forms part of my camera collection, displayed on a landing upstairs. To be honest, the only things I can remember about it now are (a) it had dreadful viewfinder lag (b) it produced excellent images, and (c) it was a great 'I don't want to lug my D1x around' camera. Like the D1x, it was of its day.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 17:02 UTC as 85th comment

Searching my own name out of curiosity brought up "2,411 locations for 1,781 constituents named Peter Evans".

The problem was that it listed everyone with the name containing the forenames or surnames 'Peter', 'Peters', 'Evan', or 'Evans' plus everyone with a name that contained a combination of two or more consecutive letters which matched any two or more consecutive letters in my own name, such as 'Judith Devons', 'Paul Ivano', 'Joris Ivens', 'Louis Kranz' and so on.

So, pretty useless really.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 07:40 UTC as 1st comment
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Nuts About Photography: Well, that's nice. Another improvement to the line. I'm 2 versions back and still think my GoPro is the way to go.

Maybe it's time to upgrade. The problem is, I'm too afraid to loose one due to a flyaway I can't explain. My version 2 only flew 3 times before I couldn't work up the nerve to watch it flyaway.

Oh well. Time to try it, and be prepared to loose it so I can buy this one....

"The problem is, I'm too afraid to loose one due to a flyaway I can't explain. My version 2 only flew 3 times before I couldn't work up the nerve to watch it flyaway."

Yep, me too. I have a P2 with GoPro. I made one movie with it soon after I bought the kit - https://vimeo.com/107328001 - and then lost confidence. Didn't fly it at all last year :-(

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
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Peter Evans: There never was any small production batch of LUUV.

I was an 'Early Bird' investor for LUUV on Indiegogo back in May 2014. Delivery was promised in September 2014. Month after month that date kept slipping whilst the developers sent out a ton of hype about how wonderfully they were doing at trade shows etc.

Eventually, in July 2015 with not a single stabiliser delivered to a single backer, I demanded (and received) a refund.

It's interesting to see that the quest for more money has now moved to Kickstarter and that the product is cheaper than it was on Indiegogo

@teamLUUV
The problem on Idiegogo was that you were not clear and honest with your backers. The information as to the state of progress with the product was nil. All the 'updates' were merely flim-flam and hype. You can't treat backers like that and I hope you don't continue with that attitude on Kickstarter

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 07:14 UTC

There never was any small production batch of LUUV.

I was an 'Early Bird' investor for LUUV on Indiegogo back in May 2014. Delivery was promised in September 2014. Month after month that date kept slipping whilst the developers sent out a ton of hype about how wonderfully they were doing at trade shows etc.

Eventually, in July 2015 with not a single stabiliser delivered to a single backer, I demanded (and received) a refund.

It's interesting to see that the quest for more money has now moved to Kickstarter and that the product is cheaper than it was on Indiegogo

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 20:20 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies
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