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Lenses / Re: What's your favourite focal length?
« on: November 19, 2014, 01:58:03 PM »
The diagonal of the camera's sensor.

....the bloating software that goes with Windows......
There's a misconception.
Windows does not include bloatware, never has. If you were to install Windows from scratch, you'd see that there is very little software installed.
You'll get Paint, NotePad, WordPad, a photo viewer, Internet Explorer, some basic utilities and a few simple games.

Whatever bloatware you see on Windows boxes is installed by the device's manufacturer like HP, Dell, whoever, it's not Microsoft's doing or fault.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Card images failed transfer error on 5d3
« on: November 17, 2014, 02:21:42 PM »
As for the iBashing, I have been leaning towards swapping the iPad for a Samsung because of the remote control options you gain. But it still wont take a CF card directly I believe. A USB connection is also possible with an iPad for image transfer. It is however terribly slow......
A brief primer about USB Host and android......

Most somewhat recent android devices support connections via USB Host (also known as USB OTG, On The Go).
OTG connectors are standard USB Micro-B plugs with the normally unused 5th pin connected to ground.
In use, OTG allows many (most or all? dunno) USB devices to connect to an android's Micro-B USB connection and operate (as much as possible) just like they do when connected to a PC's USB port.
Just for grins and the experience, I've connected a USB keyboard and a USB mouse to my androids and they worked just fine even if rather pointless. Tried my xrite color calibrator, it connected and showed up just fine but is a model incompatible with my android software and hardware.
I regularly use my OTG adapter to connect a thumb drive or my camera for file transfers to and from my androids.

OTG connection is also fast and solid when tethering to android with the DSLR Controller app.
I've used the OTG adapter to transfer using a card reader, plug and play.
Here's a google for OTG adapters

I use a short cable dongle thingy that has a 5th pin configured Micro-B USB male on one end, a standard USB female receptacle on the other.
There are now OTG capable thumb drives readily available on the market that plug and play.
If your iThings support USB Host, you may be good to go for file transferring IF no additional software is needed for Canon connections.
I wrote IF because on WIN 7 and earlier (don't know about WIN 8 ) , Canons don't just plug and play as removable drives as some other brand cameras such as Nikon and Olympus do, drivers that install with programs such as DPP or Lightroom are required. Being an iAvoider, I've no idea how iThings handle connected Canons.

Regarding switching to a Samsung tablet, slow down a little bit and spend some quality time comparing specs, specifically screen/display specs.
Not saying I'm Samy averse, I have a Samy phone that I love/hate enough that I want a newer model.
When it came time for a tablet for use specifically as a Canon accessory, I chose an ASUS.
As the market has certainly changed since my purchases, I suggest you do your own research, ASUS may not still be the brand I'd choose for a tab.

B&H and NewEgg are two good places to start researching, good choices for purchasing too.
I especially like browsing NewEgg, on the specifications tab of many product pages is often a link direct to the manufacturer's product page

Software & Accessories / Re: Must have Android apps?
« on: November 16, 2014, 09:07:13 AM »
USD $8 for DSLR Controller
Just get and install this, it's the Bee's Knees for tether controlling your Canon.
I use it with both my Galaxy S4 and my 10" ASUS tablet.
10X live view zoom for focusing is marvelous, it'll do focus stacking, intervalometer, HDR bracketing, shutter count and lots lots more.
Didn't care much for it over WiFi to my 6D on the Galaxy, basically useless.
Laggy but useful on the ASUS over WiFi.
Tethered via a USB Host (also known as USB OTG, On The Go) it's rather responsive, you'll likely find many other uses for a USB Host adapter cable.
Support is sketchy, no matter, the app is basically self explanatory, connect it up and poke around.
On the standard 1-10 scale I rate it about a trigazillion, just get it.
Since tethering with DSLR controller, I can't stand to even think about Canon's free EOS Remote android app nor DPP on Windows nor tethering via Lightroom on Windows.
Seriously, get this. But get a USB host adapter first.
From what I gather, Helicon Focus has similar capabilities as DSLR controller, but they tease you with free, then want USD $40, $48 or $75 for an unlimited license. Haven't tried it, doubt I will since DSLR Controller is so awesome.

USD $5 for The Photographer's Ephemeris
Sunrise, sunset, moon rise, moon set times and angles for anywhere, anytime. Plan your landscape excursions with this, then check the weather report.
Interface on a phone I'd call tight due to screen size, still, it's workable and very informative

If your phone has IR,
DSLR Remote, free
is a nice little substitute for the small, push button IR remote controllers available for most camera brands.
It's not bad, I've no complaints, a very simple app, efficient at its rather simple task.
Photo Mate R2 is a USD $9.49 purchase, it's a RAW converter for Android.
It's on my wish list, but I don't really have any interest working on RAWs on Android when I've got a rather powerful Windows 7 PC I built expressly with Lightroom in mind.
No experience with it though it does sound intriguing.
Claims to be able to "Calibrate your tablet display within the app" which sounds plenty trick, then I look at my PC and realize I'm just not going there on my tablet.

Canon's own EOS Remote is free, um, you get what you pay for. I'm not even going to bother about a link for it. It should be or maybe could be what DSLR Controller is but it's not even close.


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Phase One Mirrorless MF Camera in December!
« on: November 15, 2014, 08:27:42 PM »
To me, the concept looks like an invitation to get seriously involved in 3D printing, roll your own body, attach lens and back according to your design intent.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Card images failed transfer error on 5d3
« on: November 15, 2014, 08:13:48 PM »
........transfer images from cf to sd in camera.....

The trouble is that when i am on location with my ipad, i have no way of reviewing the images on a larger screen. The ipad only takes sd, and i only shoot to cf......
At the risk of coming off as an iBasher, use an android tablet with DSLR Controller installed.
There'll then be no need for in camera file juggling, you can view photos stored on the camera directly on the android device's screen and/or copy files individually or in batches onto the android, with an OTG adapter, copy from android to any USB thumb drive, card reader or whatever.

Landscape / Re: Give me your
« on: November 14, 2014, 08:18:24 PM »

Canon General / Re: Forum Decorum....Deshmorum?
« on: November 14, 2014, 12:45:49 AM »
What possesses someone to hand down a slate of commandments for how other people should behave?

Strikes me as the epitome of arrogance.
That's a Q and A with all manner of deep, philosophical, political and religious implications, discussion of which is inappropriate to a photo gear head forum.
Were it not inappropriate, I'd also ponder what makes people accept such commandments.

(.... pulling on hip waders, running away..............)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samsung NX1 First Shots
« on: November 12, 2014, 01:58:38 PM »
Quote NX1......

Hey IR, hellooooo....
IR mentions weather sealing on the page linked above and on
Samsung claims something different.

you can find......
"This product is not water or dust proof. It is designed to resist dust and minor splashes only. Exposure to severe conditions is not recommended."
So, IR, let's not spread falsehoods, 'mkay?
Winston Churchill was credited with saying "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on".
Sorry to go on about weather sealing, that was the only thing that really caught my attention in the IR quote posted above.


Technical Support / Re: how to delete folders in 1 Dx
« on: November 12, 2014, 03:28:47 AM »
One of my Canon peeves.  :'(

Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: November 12, 2014, 02:06:37 AM »
California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, CA


EOS Bodies / Re: Custom Dials - what do YOU do with it?
« on: November 11, 2014, 11:58:00 AM »
My basic settings for Av, Tv and M are BBF, auto ISO, f6.3 @ 125th.

6D has only two 'C' settings, both are configured for tripod use in full manual, ISO 100, f6.3, 125th.

One set for tethered shooting has BBF disabled, shutter button controlled focus so that DSLR Controller can control focusing via android phone or tablet.

The other set retains BBF, drive mode configured for infrared remote release.

I like these modes as I can tweak to my heart's content for any particular scene, all base settings are restored by powering down and back on or switching modes and back. Less chance for a ruined shot due to a Senior Moment.
An interesting question, I expect you'll get a variety of answers to this topic such as the BIF settings posted above by weixing.
You could sure set them for specific focus cases you might occasionally use, perhaps some flash specific settings such as HSS.
I'll be most interested to see other's responses.

Site Information / Re: Advertising choice brilliant
« on: November 09, 2014, 05:22:31 PM »
Google knows everything about your internet and smart phone use.  They even photograph your home.  They are now developing drones to follow you from the air.  They also have facial recognition, and in the future, you will be bombarded with ads as you walk by or into any brick and mortar store that has the service.   That might make you very careful as to what stores, bars, or other places you visit.
Casinos in Las Vegas have used face recognition for a few years now, but the only people who see direct results are those who were banned from the casino.  Others are merely tracked.

A clip from Minority Report......
Mmm, Guiness, yesss please.

Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: November 09, 2014, 10:14:30 AM »
........Nice pictures, thanks for a very informative link......
Thank you!

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Need Best Monitor for Photo Edits
« on: November 07, 2014, 04:38:17 PM »
Here's what I use......
Wide gamut, DisplayPort input, integrated (and device specific) calibration, get the hood too.

Eizo is another high line brand with an excellent reputation.
I think Dell has some less pricey wide gamut monitors too.
If you expect to print, step up to a printer profiler, profile each printer/paper/ink combination you'll use, soft proof in Lightroom using the intended printer profile while viewing on your calibrated monitor, prints come out pretty much identical to what you viewed/edited on the monitor.

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