Roland Tanglao

How to transfer RAW files from Fuji X100T to iOS or Android wirelessly

doesn't seem to be a way

The only solution seems to be an SD card lightning adapter for iOS or an USB OTG cable attached to the Android phone or tablet and then attached to the X100T. There must be a better way, right :-) ? OK maybe not, maybe I should just patiently wait for the iPad Pro to have a decent RAW photo editor (my bet is that will be less than 1 year from . . .

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December 16, 2015

The Nexus 6P has an auto-focus bug

which the Note5/S6 and iPhone6/6S don't have

I can't characterize it enough to get a set of steps to reproduce but it's there. Hopefully fixed by a firmware update or a camera app update.

Here's an example:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/roland/23766594126/

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December 16, 2015

Moment Case w/18mm A lovely wart on a wart

might as well go big

Fantastic lens and fantastic 18mm perspective. It make the iPhone6S plus too big but hey it's super fun and it has a lanyard slot so around the neck it goes if that's your fancy! The only problem of course is battery life since it runs the bluetooth radio for the shutter button. Maybe it will be fixed in a firmware upgrade.

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December 16, 2015

I want what Ming Thein designs

But I probably couldn't afford it :-)

I want Ming Thein's ideal mirrorless camera but a) I couldn't afford it (it would be Leica prices or more) b) not sure there's a market c) I could do without ETTR and other crazy features that he wants. Ming claims he's designed products but I doubt he understands the complexity of actually shipping a software product let . . .

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November 08, 2015

iPhone "wins" blind shootout over flagship Android phones

Not a surprise to me. If you want to yakshave over photos buy an Android flagship, if you just want to take photos that you like buy an iPhone

iPhone "wins" blind shootout over flagship Android phones! This is exactly what I have experienced with Android versus iPhone. Sure on Android you'll get a technically better picture but only if you auto-focus correctly and you don't have a problem with the lock screen or invoking the camera app. The out of box iPhone . . .

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October 23, 2015

A nice photo from the Note5

Who would've thought back in 204 that photos like this could be taken while bicycling?

False Creek Science World

This photo would have been blurry on the Nokia 7610 1 megapixel cameraphone from 2004. Here the Note5 does a great job focusing and while the colours seem exaggerated overall it's a nice reflection of reality!

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October 21, 2015

Ricoh GR II doesn't have GPS through a smartphone App over WiFi?!?

I thought GPS of some sort was tablestakes for a new camera?

Of course I prefer a built-in GPS but it's baffling the number of cameras like the GR II introduced daily that have no GPS even with a smartphone app. Boggles the mind that phones have them but most cameras don't!

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October 21, 2015

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