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Roland Tanglao

Digital camera software by subscription is inevitable unless you are not connected to the internet

Operating system updates will break your digital camera software. Security vulnerabilities will be found that require updates too, etc, etc

I understand the whole tempest in a tea pot about Adobe forcing a subscription model for Photoshop and Lightroom (It's bad marketing IMHO for Adobe to have pretended that subscription was forever going to be "just an option") but unless you:

  • don't connect your computer to another computer on the internet or otherwise,
  • . . .

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November 05, 2017

Long Term iPhone 7 Plus review: still amazing and still makes single sensor cameraphones obsolete

Not motivated to use any other cameraphones

It's been 6 months since I got the iPhone 7 plus and its 2 sensor camera. Call me crazy camera obsessive, but I just can't get excited or motivated to use a single sensor cameraphone. The iPhone 7 plus's two camera sensors are that good. Sure the Google Pixel single sensor cameraphone is marginally better in bright light but there . . .

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April 23, 2017

Ultimate 21st century cam duo: iPhone 7 plus and?

rx10iii? or?

It seems to me there's no point buying an RX100 now that the iPhone 7plus has a zoom. So I would humbly suggest that the ultimate combo is 7Plus + an RX10iii. To get all the focal lengths (28 to 600!) and to get water resistance. The RX10iii would be perfect if you could get GPS from the iPhone like the Olympus E-M1 can! Until then . . .

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January 07, 2017

PREDICTION:By 31Dec2017 there will be an awesome iPad Pro RAW editor

check back in Dec 2017 to see if I am right

Repeat from 2016 but updated for 2017: You get what you pay for :-) But I think all you need is something like Lightroom Mobile but programmed from an iPad Pro point of view first (i.e. including stylus and keyboard and solving the external storage / SD import problem AND not needing desktop sync or any other legacy kludges)!!!!!!

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January 02, 2017

Kirk gets it on automatic camera sync

"The workflow is simple. Shoot and upload low resolution jpegs. When one is approved, then the raw file is uploaded. Any camera that makes this simpler is ahead of the game."

Great comment from a great Kirk Tuck post.

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November 13, 2016

Adobe is doing a great job with their Lightroom Mobile iOS and Android apps

Not sure about desktop Lightroom

Adobe is doing a great job with their Lightroom Mobile apps on iOS and Android. On the Notes they support the stylus (long live the Note 5, it's a great phone sad about the EOL'd Note 7), on the iPhone 7 Plus they support the 2 camera sensors and many more... Kudos to the team!

Now if only the could get Lightroom on Mac OS X to be as . . .

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October 16, 2016

For $US30 a month for 2 years I can have an iPhone 7 plus so why do I need a point and shoot?

I actually think it's less than $30 a month (and the inevitable Samsung two camera sensor cameraphone iPhone clone will be cheaper in a year or two). And then after 2 years the phone is yours. And it has a zoom. Good bye point and shoots once and for all! Good riddance. If the point and shoots auto-synced their photos w/an iPhone or . . .

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September 11, 2016

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