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May
4
awarded  Yearling
Sep
4
comment What Eye-Fi cards support Ad Hoc networks (Wireless SD Cards)?
Uhm, nevermind. I got curious and dug deeper into their support section. True Ad-hoc networks are only supported with the Pro cards, according to: support.eye.fi/cards/networks/ad-hoc-networks-pro-cards-only/…
Sep
4
comment What Eye-Fi cards support Ad Hoc networks (Wireless SD Cards)?
I just checked the feature-chart on the official website. It seems like at least the Connect, Mobile and Pro X2 cards support direct connections of JPEGs, I'm unsure about the other models and earlier generations though.
Sep
4
comment What Eye-Fi cards support Ad Hoc networks (Wireless SD Cards)?
The Pro models definitely supports ad-hoc networks, allowing any device which supports the Eye-Fi software (PC, iOS, Android, OSX?) to acquire images directly from the card. The transfer speed for JPEG images (pro models also supports RAW, others do not) is between one and two seconds, with a bit of lag before the first frame if the card was just switched on. I'd leave this as an answer, but it doesn't directly answer your question, and I'm not 100% on whether all models support ad-hoc connections.
Aug
15
answered What results to expect from a Hasselblad Carl Zeiss 50mm 4f on a Nikon adaptor
Jun
28
awarded  Critic
Jun
28
comment Are digital backdrop workflows more cost efficient than muslin backdrops for studios?
@AndyML I haven't used "Refine Edge". It does look very impressive, but the example video had a model with dark hair on a white background, the worst-case scenario for chromakey is a more translucent media (like blond hair) on a strongly tinted (i.e. green or blue) backdrop.
Jun
27
awarded  Commentator
Jun
27
comment Are digital backdrop workflows more cost efficient than muslin backdrops for studios?
Chromakeying is certainly convenient for a lot of things, but it's also a nightmare with blond hair, light fur (animals or clothes) and anything translucent (thin fabrics, etc). Anything that allows light from the backdrop to pass but alter the hue will force you to either lower your sensitivity threshold ( introducing rougher edges) or leave a nasty green tint to what's supposed to be, for example, a thin white fabric.
Jun
20
answered Advantages of a ring-flash in portrait and wedding photography
May
15
comment What is cheapest way to get a 10-20× zoom range on a Nikon D5100?
The price you quoted for the Nikkor 28-300 is too high, you can pick one up for about $950. If that's closer to your budget, there's also the far better and brighter 80-200 f/2.8 for about $1100, or the even cheaper 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 for $590. Any of these would allow you to capture great pictures of wildlife
May
4
awarded  Yearling
Apr
4
revised Nikon D7000 and extension tube with 35G 1.8
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Apr
4
answered Nikon D7000 and extension tube with 35G 1.8
Dec
9
answered Why do I get horizontal grey bar with flash at shutter speeds slower than max sync speed?
Dec
6
answered What kind of gloves to use for operating a camera in freezing temperatures?
Oct
20
comment Does using a lens adapter change focal length?
I have the 16/2.8 E-mount, as well as a bunch of MD lenses, and the pancake can't hold a candle to the manual lenses as far as optical quality is concerned, and autofocus at 16mm is pretty superfluous (even at f/2.8 the hyperfocal distance is about 4.5m, at reasonable apertures everying is in focus). Unfortunately it can be difficult (and expensive) to find true UWA for 35mm cameras (since they cast a larger image circle, a 16mm for full frame is many magnitudes more expensive to produce) but you might want to try Minoltas 20 or 24/2.8, or the suprisingly awesome Sigma 24/2.8 for MD mount.
Oct
20
answered Does using a lens adapter change focal length?
Sep
14
comment How do I best take pictures of paintings?
The photozone review just went up. There's 0.13% pincushion (i.e. invisible to the naked eye.)
Sep
12
comment How do I best take pictures of paintings?
While a shifting lens can prevent "keystoning" if the camera isn't centered in front of the artwork, it doesn't help barrel distortion at all. The only thing shifting will accomplish is exaggerating the distortion by placing the sensor closer to the edge of the image circle, where distortion is more apparent. If you don't want the image degradation induced by pp correction, get a high-quality rectilinear lens!