iPad shooters look SO stupid

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by RichA, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    I can't describe it. It's like they're trying to hide behind a wall.
    RichA, Oct 1, 2013
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    But some of us love the feedback -- when it works ... :)

    Take Care,
    Dudley Hanks, Oct 1, 2013
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    David Taylor Guest

    ... but the results are remarkably good, partially because you are forced
    to slow down, partially because you compose on a large screen rather
    than the pixellated finder of a CSC, and partially because of how well
    the built-in HDR more works.

    I wonder whether others think you look stupid at times?
    David Taylor, Oct 1, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    There is more to how some photographers use an iPad than initially
    meets the eye.
    ....and those iPad shooters don't look too stupid.

    < >
    < http://www.shuttersnitch.com/ >
    Savageduck, Oct 1, 2013
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    David Taylor Guest

    Thanks for those, Duck!

    Oh, and my comment about looking stupid was generic about any
    photographer, not just RichA. Not intended to be personal, but thinking
    of situations where any of us might get in to to take a picture.
    David Taylor, Oct 1, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    You might want to check the Eye-Fi cards out.
    Note that if you are just going to use the iPad for Wi-Fi tethered
    review, then sending JPEG only is faster and less of a burden to your
    iPad/iPhone's memory capacity. This comes in useful if you have a dual
    slot camera, as I do with the D300S. A CF slot for RAW and an SD slot
    for the JPEGS.
    So for JPEG only transmossion, they have their less expensive "Mpbi" 8
    & 16 GB cards and for RAW files they have their "Pro X2" 16GB.
    < http://www.eye.fi/ >
    Savageduck, Oct 1, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    There is also "Portfolio"
    < http://ipadportfolioapp.com/ >
    Savageduck, Oct 1, 2013
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    David Taylor Guest

    On 01/10/2013 08:47, Savageduck wrote:
    Interesting! I don't do any tethered work, but the idea of instant
    backup is appealing (although normally I would only use the iPad if
    other cameras weren't available, or I wanted to post a tweet). I see
    not only Eye-Fi offering cards, but SanDisk have cards with an "Eye-Fi"
    marking, and Transcend with cards having a "Wi-Fi" marking. Are all
    these compatible, or is it a minefield?
    David Taylor, Oct 1, 2013
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    J. Clarke Guest

    You need to read all the fine print. According to the SanDisk site the
    SanDisk card is "available in select countries within Europe, the Middle
    East, and Africa only"--I suspect that it's some kind of distribution
    deal with Eye-Fi. It also does not support RAW, according to the
    Samsung site.

    Also, be aware that (1) the current cards from Eye-Fi are all larger
    than 2 GB and won't work in some older cameras, and (2) while they have
    been used successfully with CF adapters, Eye-Fi does not support such
    use and pretty much says that you use them that way at your own risk.
    Read the user comments on Amazon and B&H for more on the pros and cons
    of using them.
    J. Clarke, Oct 1, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    Yeh! several weeks ago I was wondering why some of my images were
    overexposed, and some severely underexposed. I had left bracketing on. Duh!
    PeterN, Oct 1, 2013
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    David Taylor Guest

    On 01/10/2013 11:43, J. Clarke wrote:
    The country limitation could be because the Wi-Fi channels are limited
    in certain countries - IIRC we are limited to 1..11 in the 2.x GHz band
    here in the UK, whereas some countries allow up to channel 14.


    Raw doesn't worry me.
    I stopped using 2 GB cards some time back - it's mostly 8 & 16 GB now.
    Having a 20 MP P&S and 24 MP DSLR have hastened that move!
    David Taylor, Oct 1, 2013
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    Sandman Guest

    Yeah, I've been toying with the idea of using EyeFi in the studio and
    have shots appear on a wall-mounted TV screen. Could be really cool. BUt
    I'm not sure exactly how I would connect it all together. EyeFi needs to
    send the images to a computer (Mac, iPad, iPhone, whatever) which in
    turn needs to be hooked up to the TV in some way.
    Sandman, Oct 1, 2013
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    Hactar Guest

    Computer -> TV is easy. Many video cards these days have S-Video out,
    and a lot of TVs and monitors have S-Video in. You can also get a
    converter from VGA or DVI to something else, probably something your TV
    has. The result might not be as good, though.

    Here are some, but I wouldn't trust the ones that are just an adapter and
    no box.


    Hactar, Oct 1, 2013
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    Joe Makowiec Guest

    My Lenovo lappy has a DisplayPort video port
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort). For under US$10, I got a
    DisplayPort to HDMI cable something like this:


    The TV gets everything - full-def video plus sound.
    Joe Makowiec, Oct 1, 2013
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    J. Clarke Guest

    That was good advice 10 years ago. Now it's a fallback. The video
    standard for TV sets today is digital--it's called "HDMI". Most of the
    video boards currently on the market support HDMI directly and if they
    don't, HDMI is a superset of DVI-D with a different connector, so all
    you need is a simple adapter cable.

    In addition, more than half of the TV models on the market have VGA
    inputs, so if your computer is an older model without DVI-D or HDMI you
    can plug the VGA output directly into the TV.

    Further, a little under half the TV models currently on the market have
    Ethernet and can display content that is stored on a computer across the
    network--you may have to do some tinkering to get that to work though.
    Some even have wifi.

    So the old S-video connector which limits you to analog SDTV performance
    is pretty much the last choice today.
    J. Clarke, Oct 1, 2013
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    Alfred Molon Guest

    But so many people insist that a camera must have a viewfinder, even small
    compact ones where the viewfinder (if present) is no more than a small hole.
    Alfred Molon, Oct 1, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    I for one prefer to have a viewfinder for my cameras. However, I have
    been known to take shots with my LCD only iPhone, which for me is a
    camera of convenience.
    I don't use the camera on my iPad other than for scanning documents.

    I could see using the iPad as a full remote for my DSLR with Camranger.
    < http://www.camranger.com/features/ >
    Savageduck, Oct 1, 2013
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    Alan Browne Guest

    _maybe_ in a product shoot in the studio. But in the field you already
    have too much junk in the bag (or no bag and just the camera).

    "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
    illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
    to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
    Alan Browne, Oct 1, 2013
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    So could I.

    Many thanks.
    Eric Stevens, Oct 2, 2013
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : I can't describe it. It's like they're trying to hide behind a wall.

    Thank you, Rich, for affording me the opportunity to make one of my favorite
    points: All photographers look ridiculous. At best we look like beasts of
    burden; at worst we look like clowns. If you can't stand to look ridiculous,
    you have no business pretending to be a photographer.

    Robert Coe, Oct 2, 2013
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