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What kind of retouching are you doing ? only using the different buttons/sliders in Photoshop (or equivalent) or are you "drawing" stuff like masks, making hand-drawn selection, or actual painting ? A tablet is a tool that you need to learn to use; and learning is not something that is instantaneous; take your time. A tablet is a great tool when someone is ...


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You could turn your device into a Wifi hotspot and then EyeFi can connect to the internet via your phone (or tablet). I don't have any experience with Eye Fi specifically, but presumably its programmed to scan for a list of known wifi hotspots. I would imagine you could program it to find your phone consistently and then once your device is enabled as a ...


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Small shifts in perspective can have small but important impacts on the final image (background tree "growing" out of someone's head vs beside them, cut off at the knees vs mid-shin, etc), which is an argument for composing on the device you will shoot with. Also the NEX-5R is an interchangeable lens camera, so the angle of view will differ from the iPad for ...


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Two words... Pressure Sensitivity. A digitizer tablet allows you to control parameters of brushes based on how hard you press down. This is a huge advantage that a mouse can't replicate in terms of control over your work. Note that this also takes some configuration to figure out how best to maximize and may involve having to refine your touch up ...


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I got a Kata KT D-3N1-20 earlier this year, and I love it. Tried to find a good backpack with side opening for easy access and landed on the Kata. They have different sizes with and without a pocket for laptop/tablet. Based on the bag you have now you might want to look at the Kata 3N1-22 or maybe even the 3N1-33 (larger). I also have an old Lowepro ...


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I've been loving my ThinkTank Photo Retrospective 10. One of the things it does well is fit my iPad. The iPad will fit easily in the front pocket, snugly in the back outside pocket, and tightly in the inside back pocket; none of which are in the way to get the camera in/out. There are several sizes; the 7 or 5 might be more appropriate for a small kit and 7" ...


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Loewepro makes a messenger bag that might work for you: Loewepro Compuday150 I own it and like it a lot. There is also a similar backpack version.


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I looked into this with the iPad and found it very impractical for any workflow to use RAW. The transfer rate is horribly slow and it sucks down battery life at a nasty rate. Your best bet would be to shoot RAW/JPEG and import only JPEG to significantly cut down on transfer time and significantly open up your options to which app you would use. If you ...


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Bit silly to answer my own question but I found an excellent answer, explanation and solution at http://viziblr.com/news/2011/8/13/fix-my-pen-makes-your-wacom-tablet-just-work-on-windows-7.html It all seems to be a problem of windows thinking that you want to start writing with an electronic pen. There are some registry settings that can be set to solve the ...


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In the classified series lowepro has this monster. I have it, I like it for a few reasons: 1) It carries quite a lot of gear. 2) The wallet part is nice, zippers closed, and is unobstructing/unobstructed by your gear. 3) It's fairly discreet(for such a huge bag). 4) The quality is very high(as with all the bags in this series). 5) It's not a backpack(I ...


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I think the simple answer here is "you can't". "Dynamic range" isn't a concept with a simple definition, so unless you can get numbers from DxOMark as you've quoted for the NEX-5R and RX100, then you can't compare them. As an example of this, compare DPReview's test of the Sony a6000 where their tests give a dynamic range of 8 2/3 EV for the A6000 (the green ...


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I'll precede this question with the caveat that I have no experience with any of the specific tools you mention. Currently Capture Pilot supports iOS 7.0 and greater. It is certainly possible that they could change this to require a newer version of iOS such as 8.0 and its derivatives. I would say that is somewhat unlikely in the nearterm(year or two) but ...


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Nikon has an app called The Wireless Mobile Utility which allows you to take pictures and view them on Android and Apple devices. If your camera doesn't have built in wifi you will need a wireless adapter to interface with your device.


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You can use an EyeFi SD card, which contains a wifi radio, to wirelessly connect to your tablet. The Nikon D80 is supported by Eye-Fi cards. Note: I highly recommend only buying a newer EyeFi Mobi or Mobi Pro card. All other Eye-Fi cards (X2, etc.) have been discontinued by Eye-Fi, and will no longer work with their online service EyeFi Cloud (which was ...


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A combination of 1 and 3 is what I do. AFAIK, there's no tablet options for darktable Setting keyboard shortcuts for the most frequently used options, once you've pushed the keyboard shortcut for the option you can do a couple of things. Pushing the mouse left/right will then adjust the curve up/down. (assuming your mouse is over the tools panel, not the ...


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Take a newspaper, and shoot it from a normal reading distance, starting from an exposure that results in only traces of the letters over paper rendered bright white and all the way down to the paper rendered black. Bring the shots to computer, open them so that the scale is 1:1 and see the range of exposures where you can read the articles, including small ...


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Looking only at digital cameras, some of them may only browse within the directories they have created (and understand), or they may allow the user to freely choose which directory to browse. I see three possible scenarios here: Camera does not recognize the "foreign" directories Con: You wouldn't be able to browse through all the photos Camera picks up ...


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I think there is a bit of a misunderstanding here. A tablet doesn't really give you all that much of an idea of the actual image you will get compared to a good viewfinder in a DSLR. The resolution of a tablet screen is only going to be around 2 megapixels, if that. A viewfinder up to your eye will actually let you see far more detail. That said, low ...


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I think eyefi will transfer photos whenever there's a connection available, whereas shooting tethered (Wifi/wired/6dwifi) will only transfer photos while there is a connection avail. If you want to shoot tethered (cable/wifi) the EOS utility has an option to open an application with the image given to it, via command line I presume. This could be an option. ...


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