Cameras and technology - Help or Hindrance? - Wi-Fi, Apps and the Cloud.

Cameras and technology - Help or Hindrance? - Wi-Fi, Apps and the Cloud.
'Camera manufacturers make a great deal these days about the tech. add-ons that their cameras come bundled with. They are very keen to let us know that the camera we are considering is wi-fi enabled and comes with an Android / Mac OIS app. that lets us control the camera remotely and download / upload / sync our pictures. Connectivity is all.
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Lightroom 6, Lightroom Mobile and the Creative Cloud - Just a lot of hot air?

Lightroom 6, Lightroom Mobile and the Creative Cloud - Just a lot of hot air?
'I've been impressed by Lightroom 6 as I've written in a previous post and as part of the deal I get Lightroom Mobile to install on all my phones and tablets (well actually not my Windows phone Nokia, Adobe don't support that) so I can sync up all photos taken on those and automatically have them turn up in Lightroom. Sound useful?
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Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) creating 4K files and the '4K dilemma'

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) creating 4K files and the '4K dilemma'
'The top video is a collection of clips I shot yesterday with the Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) in 4K. Because my laptop won't handle editing in 4K it's been 'downsized' to 1080 HD. The bottom video is the full 4K version of one of the clips. And this illustrates the 4K 'dilemma.' The D-LUX (Typ 109) / Panasonic LX100 may well have professional uses, but essentially it's a 'consumer' camera. As you can see it creates beautiful footage, but how many people who buy it have the capability to edit it (or even view it) properly in 4K? 
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If DSLR's are dying then mirrorless cameras will be right behind them. A discussion of the relative merits of hybrid cameras.

If DSLR's are dying then mirrorless cameras will be right behind them. A discussion of the relative merits of hybrid cameras.
''DSLR's are dead! The future is mirrorless hybrid!.' Paraphrasing from a spam post that I had to delete in a Google+ group I run. The reference was about some supposed photographic 'guru'. You know the ones who pontificate about the state of photography and who are supposed to have some great reputation as photographers. Interesting that these 'giants' of the industry have the time to put together social media presences, shoot videos and write endless long-winded articles.
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Panasonic CM1 - iPad - Nokia Lumia 1020 video - crazy or what?

Panasonic CM1 - iPad - Nokia Lumia 1020 video - crazy or what?
'It works well because small sensor video has been around for years anyway. After all a 1080 video frame is only 2.1MP, which makes it not that difficult to turn out decent footage. And that footage compares very well with other better specified cameras I have.'
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New posts on blogger - Hybrid cameras and convergance & iPad Panoramas

New posts on blogger - Hybrid cameras and convergance & iPad Panoramas
'I've published my last two articles on blogger, my old blog site. Due to my laptop malfunctioning I've had to use my iPad, which doesn't let me into my website here. So click on the links below for my latest articles.'
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The implications of a good wi-fi app for the Olympus OM-D E-M5

The implications of a good wi-fi app for the Olympus OM-D E-M5
'I used to be very negative about wi-fi and it's possibilities, almost entirely because of the complicated and unreliable nature of it's implementation. In fact in many cases it's inclusion was a headline generator only, because otherwise it's a complete waste of time. Not so with this Olympus App. It works, it's useful and it hasn't had me wanting to throw the whole lot into the stream that runs through my garden. That's a surprise, but obviously a pleasant one and I wasn't expecting that. So if you have this camera and haven't checked the app. out yet, give it a try. You may well find something of real use there. I certainly have.'
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HDR B/W PANORAMAS - Olympus OM-D E-M10 Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone

HDR B/W PANORAMAS - Olympus OM-D E-M10 Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone
'These are experimental chiaroscuro HDR black and white multi-image stitched 'panoramas' shot with my Olympus OM-D E-M10 and Panasonic 15mm f/1.7 lens and Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone. The original images (usually three or four for each pano) were uploaded onto my iPad. I then stitched them together in Autostitch and edited them with Snapseed.'
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iPad Panoramas - Smartphone pictures - Radical approach for 2015?

iPad Panoramas - Smartphone pictures - Radical approach for 2015?
'My New Year picture was actually an 360 degree iPad Panorama and this tablet / iPhone 6 feature is very good. It stitches together pretty well, with only the odd (fixable error) the great thing is that you see it emerging as you move the iPad. I got a bit 'creative' with the top one to create an 'armageddon wasteland' type image, but as you can see from the other three it's capable of 'natural' results as well.'
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Are the Apple iPad air 2 / iPhone 6 genuine photographic tools? Nokia 1020 Raw Samples and iPad AIR 2 jpg. samples.

Are the Apple iPad air 2 / iPhone 6 genuine photographic tools? Nokia 1020 Raw Samples and iPad AIR 2 jpg. samples.
Since the camera on it is much the same specs. as an iPhone 6 and supposedly very similar* (See below). I thought I'd have a look at what it can do. And despite the general view that it looks a bit strange taking pictures with an iPad, it does have the advantage of that incredible screen, which as you imagine is very good indeed for framing and composition.'
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