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At what is probably the first international event where Nikon’s NPS and Canon’s CPS had the new flagship cameras available I couldn’t resist to take them both out for a spin. Readers may remember that I switched from Nikon to Canon about 3 years ago when I was let down by the Canon 1D Mk3’s autofocus […]
This web site claimed that Adobe Lightroom was 600% slower than the competition, taking 190 seconds just to bring 97 Fuji XT-1 raw images into the program. I did my own timing tests with 152 raw files from a Canon 1D-X. Bringing the photos into the current version of Lightroom took about 12 seconds. Clearly […]
Here are four samples of the 7D Mk II used at the 2015 Australian Open. In the right conditions, it’s very good.
Here is an image at ISO250 for comparison with the high ISO.
Seeing how the 7D performs under stadium lighting. Here’s a sample image at ISO 5000 and then processed via Lightroom. The top image shows the full frame and the second image is the crop and the third image is a 100% view. It’s not as clean as a 1DX but it’s certainly acceptable. I also […]
Just a quick test of the Canon 7D Mk II’s dynamic range showing the shadow detail when there’s a pure white element in the image. The first image is the overall scene and the next two are 100% crops of leaves with water drops from the rain. The shadow detail is looking OK. (Raw file. […]
The Canon 1D X can shoot at 12 frames per second (fps) and the Nikon D4 at 10 fps with complete auto focus. They can both shoot a bit faster with no auto focus after the first frame but that’s not much use in most sports situations. At the Australian Open last week I shot […]
This is a Nikon V2 camera with a 70-200mm lens. Because the V2 has a small sensor the equivalent focal length is about 190-540mm. And this camera can shoot photos at 60 frames per second. Compare that to my usual D4 DSLR which shoots at 10 frames per second and you’ll see why it’s the […]
Ever since I upgraded the video card to an ATI on the Windows Media Center box an error has popped up on every reboot. Something about “kdbsync.exe reporting a missing file: opencl.dll” There are lots of posts all over the net about finding it in a driver repository directory through to downloading it from various […]
Arrived in the nick of time for shooting the F1 Grand Prix in this weekend. Stay tuned for sample images. The NPS wrapping was a nice touch as was having your name on the box! Another nice surprise was Nikon putting in a 16GB XQD card and reader. Here’s a plug for the good folks […]
22 October. Had to get a local prepaid SIM card while in Venice. All the research suggested TIM, the Telecom Italia mobile carrier. But the letting agent’s Andrea suggested we look at Vodafone as he said they had the better coverage. So next day I went to the Vodafone store next to the Rialto vaporetto […]
Now that we’re in a new country it’s time to do the choose a mobile carrier shuffle again. And the lucky winner for 4 new prepaid customers is… GiffGaff. 3 UK’s All in one plans came very close but we’re going to give this MVNO that operates on the O2 network a go for a […]
Many ISPs have a two-tier quota system. My ISP gives me a separate data allowance for off peak which is between 2am and 8am. I thought this would be a perfect for uploading images to my client’s FTP server. But, how do I kick off a transfer in the middle of the night? I’ve been […]
So the Eye-fi card works fine with the Aluratek router. For the next test, is it compatible with a Telstra 3G USB modem? Well it sure is. Here’s the modem plugged into the router’s slot: There’s one trick to setting it up – you need to choose some manual settings. The config that’s embedded in […]
I got intrigued by Rob Galbraith’s post on Wireless photography with an iPad and ShutterSnitch so I got the bits referred to in his article and am trying to replicate it. Aluratek modem and Eye-Fi cards from Adorama. All good so far…
iPad working via 3G on Telstra – had to put in the APN manually as iTunes didn’t download the carrier settings straight away. Right on time.
As with most photographers I get asked for my camera recommendations. So based on all the recent reviews and my personal experience here are the two types of cameras I would buy: 1. For no compromise photos, the Nikon D700 or D3s. The D700 if you don’t do sport and the D3s if you do. […]
So I got excited by TB3’s new search feature which is similar to the once great Zoe idea. However, after importing my Mail.app local files and letting it index overnight TB3’s not a replacement for Mail.app and Spotlight. TB3’s search feature presents the results in a more contextually useful way allowing the results to be […]