SASand

Lives in United States San Francisco Bay Area, United States
Works as a retired lawyer
Joined on Oct 10, 2001

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I thought the new anchors looked awfully thin, but never followed up with PeakDesign about it. So I was glad to see this article notifying customers that some of the anchors need to be replaced.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 18:25 UTC as 45th comment
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Matsu: This design never looked like a good idea to me. Just needed to see the Anchor connection once to know the failure risk was too high.

I used to think that too. But after buying my first PeakDesign strap (the beefy one for large DSLRs), I am a convert. I use the straps sling style and it is much more comfortable than a neck strap. It is also easy to detach the strap when needed. I often alternate between the large strap and the wrist strap depending on conditions.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 18:24 UTC
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Cam D: Thanks for the heads up. I just completed the replacement request for (4) v3 connectors.

Same here only I have 11 bad ones, having just bought 2 sets of 4 new (defective) anchors in each set, plus a couple more from having bought wrist straps.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 18:20 UTC
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Michael Steinbach: But they didn’t fix the crop replay bug. If I click R for crop I get a 2 second review of the LAST image I cropped, then it jumps to the image I’m working on. This started with the “big update”. Mac, High Sierra.

I'm getting that too, and it still happens after today's update. In addition, when I process a Canon 1DXII file, the profiles area has a notice saying the 1DX profile is missing. But the 1DXII profile is there and available and the 1DX profile has not been used since I got the 1DXII in May 2016.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 02:39 UTC

Would love to see the CFexpress card in a Sony a9 mark II! If not CFexpress, then at least XQDs.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 18:23 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Pro Services: Are they worth it? (151 comments in total)
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AshMills: Olympus offer a Pro service too, and I have found it superb. I also have Sony gear- less said about their support the better.

Has your recent experience with Sony Pro services been bad? Reason I'm asking is that I am thinking about a switch to Sony, but have heard bad things about their service in general, not specifically about their pro service.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 18:02 UTC

To each his own. Why is this worth an article?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 18:49 UTC as 97th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon patents fingerprint reader for cameras and lenses (191 comments in total)

I'm glad someone is thinking of technology to protect against camera theft, rampant here in the SF area. I'd rather have face-ID, but something is better than nothing. When cell phone manufacturers added ID features to their phones, thefts plummeted. The same could be true for cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 05:07 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
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MakeOurMemory: Anyone else feel like Lightroom classic is getting left behind? Seems all adobe efforts are being put into the new Lightroom model now - would be nice to have some decent new updated features to the Lightroom classic model!

Classic was supposed to be speedier than its predecessor. It is, but not enough. With raw files from my 30 megapixel 5D4, it takes awhile to load even standard sized previews. With new cameras at 40+ megapixels, the wait will get even longer. Adobe needs to beef up its processing engine.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 19:23 UTC
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (506 comments in total)
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freewill2008: Adobe seems to have forgotten that photographers like to travel. The cloud is a non-starter unless one is tethered to a high speed connection. I spend about half my time traveling in locations with barely enough bandwidth to share a text message. What am I going to do with a 16G memory card? Even if wireless had adequate bandwidth, its $10 a gig unless one has unlimited data.

Last trip (w/ no internet) I shot more than 1TB of photos, so I'm sticking with Classic for now. It did exhibit some bizarre import behavior two days ago, and I'll just have to see if that continues.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (506 comments in total)
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freewill2008: Adobe seems to have forgotten that photographers like to travel. The cloud is a non-starter unless one is tethered to a high speed connection. I spend about half my time traveling in locations with barely enough bandwidth to share a text message. What am I going to do with a 16G memory card? Even if wireless had adequate bandwidth, its $10 a gig unless one has unlimited data.

Same here, no internet at all for the entirety of my last two photographic trips.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 00:13 UTC
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Lightright: The dslr clicks actually sounds like that of a gun when pulling the trigger on an empty magazine and the cop may have automatically reacted to it.

OMG. I think I will have to rethink my choice of a Canon 1DXII, which actually does sound like a cannon at full frame rate. It might be even more of an "imminent threat" handheld where it can be pointed in any direction instantaneously.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 18:20 UTC

Happened on the Golden Gate Bridge too, and there are prosecutions of the perpetrators.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 21:51 UTC as 85th comment

No big deal, IMO. I dealt with this in Europe in the past couple of weeks. It sure beats having to ship your gear in the hold. In almost all cases, they wanted to put the cameras through the xray separately because they are dense, and they didn't swab my gear.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 17:14 UTC as 15th comment

Here is some more detailedinformation from Canon, A Total Guide to Totality: Solar Eclipse Photography, http://learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2017/eclipse.shtml. There is a series of articles on shooting the eclipse, using Canon gear, of course.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 18:26 UTC as 10th comment

tap on the wrist, not even a slap.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 19:40 UTC as 45th comment
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vscd: I miss the nagging on Nikon. Canon got a lot of trolls shouting for fixed problems with new CFast Cards in the 1DX2, now Nikon has problems with SD Cards which are quite common for a while... and no one is commenting? What's up? ;)

Zdman is right. I had been looking for the Canon firmware update announcement and only learned of it from a thread on FredMiranda. This site seems to have become a mirrorless only site, with scant attention to Nikon and Canon DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 03:44 UTC

Where does one find these product numbers? They aren't on my two SanDisk CFast 2.0 cards.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 16:05 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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Siberiinn: The answer to the title of this article is "no, not yet". The key word is "yet". Once Apple opens up Extensions (plug-ins) then other developers (e.g. onOne, MacPhun, etc.) will grow Photos into more than Aperture was. I think Apple realized they can't compete with LR, but also realized their cameras took a LOT of photos and iPhotos was out-dated. I'm a LR user (non-pro/ enthusiast) and Photos won't replace LR for me. Will it replace iPhoto? Absolutely! This is just Photos 1.0.

To the pompous snobs that have been posting that Photos isn't enough for them and so Apple is doomed because Steve Jobs would have never done this, get real! Steve Jobs is not coming back. You are basically saying the other tens of thousands of employees at Apple are meaningless because Steve Jobs must have written every line of code and hand-built every piece of hardware. Steve Jobs helped make Apple a successful company, but the success is still continuing. Compare the share price and market cap.

The handwriting was on the wall for years before Apple officially killed Aperture. I was unhappy about the impending demise of Aperture only because I have many thousands of dslr raw photos that I worked in Aperture. When I switched to Lightroom in 2013, it had many advanced tools that Aperture lacked (mostly because Aperture hadn't had a major upgrade in several years). I have made peace with LR, memorizing key commands for quick navigation and access to the tools I use most often. Best of all, it really does a great job or me. So while I may have to go back and rework in LR photos that I had already worked in Aperture, overall I am happy that Adobe kept up its support for pro and prosumer photographers, unlike Apple, who threw us under the bus.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 18:30 UTC

This is pretty outrageous. Thanks Lensjoy for posting the link to the comments page. Everyone should file a comment. I get really annoyed when I go to some attraction and because I carry a dslr, the prohibitions against taking photos are enforced against me, but anyone with a cell phone can shoot away, even with flash, and get away with it. Extending these asinine rules to wilderness is despicable.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 20:58 UTC as 24th comment
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