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On article Reviewers offer first look at Microsoft Surface tablet (121 comments in total)
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Geoff Coupe: Under Pros, you have:
"USB 2.0: Compatible with current accesories and peripherals."

I think that should read "Compatible with *some* accessories and peripherals."

Many USB devices require software drivers. These are currently built for running on Wintel hardware - NOT for ARM hardware.

This will also be a problem for Bluetooth devices. For example, since the Surface RT has no GPS capability, I'd want to use my Bluetooth GPS logger with it. But I can't since the software driver is for Wintel hardware only...

@artpt, PDF has always been a native format for iOS and OSX.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:29 UTC
On article Mirrorless camera buying guide (172 comments in total)
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likesfilm: My first time here.

As a long -time photographer (decades), it is frustrating to read so often that the weight of a full-size camera is such a frequent disadvantage. I have been fortunate to be able to use cameras of all sizes and weight over the years, both digital and film based. The bulk and weight of the larger cameras has always felt better and more stable in my hands.

Of course there is a valuable place and usage for all sizes of camera, but do the majority of experienced amateurs and pros who read this magazine really believe full-size camera weight is as bad as the reviewers would have you believe?

I don't get it. Is it an age thing?; because I still like viewfinders, too. Is it manufacturer driven, as I might believe? Do the majority of reviewers and writers have enough years behind a lens to really know the advantages of a heavier weight camera. Are we just getting lazy?

Do any of you agree with me? Thank you.

When I'm not holding my 5N at waist level, I push the camera out so the neck strap it tight. It offers quite a bit of stabilization. I agree though that it's not as stable as holding the camera to your eye and elbows down but it's a worthy trade-off in my opinion. I sold my D90 mainly because of size and weight. I take my 5N with me way more than I took the D90.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 22:19 UTC
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