John Farrer

Lives in Canada West Coast, Canada
Works as a MD
Joined on Sep 28, 2004


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On article Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details (125 comments in total)
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Gerardus: My card arrived yesterday....and was surprised/not amused to find i cannot Connect to an existing wifi-network. Only devices can connect to the cards network but not the other way around... i still need EyeFi therefor to work in the studio to transmit to lightroom running on the PC !

pitty !

I am sure a direct WiFi connection to the camera is faster and more secure, but it would be nice to have the option of connecting through the home/office
network. It would also have been smarter marketing to have the Flu card function as an EyeFi when not plugged into a fully compatible camera. The remote control functions are impressive, but I am not sure that I will make much use of them (although I am sure others will).

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 00:11 UTC
On article Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details (125 comments in total)

I just picked up a Flu card today.
What I would like is a wireless card that can automatically connect with my home network and appear on my Mac desktop as a storage device which I can open, select files for transfer and copy/drag and drop them to the folder of my choice, or just copy the lot.
I guess I will be waiting a little longer.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 07:40 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details (125 comments in total)
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patrick31150: Do you know which version of android is necessary for the flu card?

As long as it can run Chrome, it should be OK, but older models might be frustratingly slow.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 19:44 UTC

Despite its many frustrating features (and I keep finding more) this is a great little camera at an unbeatable price that takes some amazing pictures. Macro pictures in bright sunlight are difficult - focus peaking only works if you can see the screen! The rubber door is inane and the On/Off switch keeps bumping to On. Perhaps this camera is a good candidate for Eye-Fi. However I have been asked to do the photography for a music festival (indoor) and I have opted for the K-01 with a Sigma 17-70/2.8.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 18:16 UTC as 13th comment
On article Fujifilm unveils Finepix HS20 EXR advanced superzoom (10 comments in total)

For the price and considering the range and versatility of what it can do, this is a remarkable camera. No, it does not do as good a job as any of my Pentax DSLR's but that means a load of stuff to pack and constant attention to security. To get the best out of it, this is a camera for a serious enthusiast or at least someone who wants to spend the time getting to know how to use it to best advantage. I would not recommend it to someone who wants to point and shoot. As a stand-by that I can leave in my car without undue concern I can think of few that would be better.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2013 at 05:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Pentax K-01 Hands-on Preview (376 comments in total)

Th rubber side access door is idiotic, there is no weather resistance which means it will also be susceptible to dust and condensation, and (something I haven't seen mentioned) the On/Off and function dial are easily displaced when taking in/out of some cases, the LCD is a pain in bright light and the auto focus is awful (it is years since I have had a camera that worked that badly) especially in low light. It does however take beautiful pictures. The price had plummeted when I bought mine, so I am not complaining, but I will review any future new Pentax products very carefully before buying.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 01:30 UTC as 12th comment
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