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10 minutes ago, weinoo said:

As great as the cameras (and the pictures taken with them) may be in iPads, iPhones, Androids, etc. - in my opinion, they just can't match what a good, true camera can do. 

 

That very much depends what you mean by a 'true, good camera'. Many cell phone cameras are better than many dedicated cameras. You really would have to match price ranges.

My  cell phone camera is better than my Canon Eos 5D Mk IV in some situations. Not many, but some. And the Canon cost around 10 times what the cell phone cost.

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@JoNorvelleWalker - have you tried or been able to transfer pix to your desktop using WiFi?  I tried today, and basically it's not supported any more - at least not on my A6000 with Sony software (play memories). Once I upgraded to OS 11.whatever (Big Sur), that was all she wrote.

 

Still can transfer to my iOtherstuff though (mobile works).

 

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1 hour ago, weinoo said:

@JoNorvelleWalker - have you tried or been able to transfer pix to your desktop using WiFi?  I tried today, and basically it's not supported any more - at least not on my A6000 with Sony software (play memories). Once I upgraded to OS 11.whatever (Big Sur), that was all she wrote.

 

Still can transfer to my iOtherstuff though (mobile works).

 

 

Yes, took three days to set up, but is fast and works great.  My desktop, however, is Windows.  And I am not using the Sony software.  Nonetheless I'm pretty sure you could do the same with Apple.

 

What I did was install the Windows FTP server.  The FTP server is a component of Windows but is not installed by default.  I set up a user account for the camera and created a directory for the camera to upload pictures to.

 

On the camera I entered the IP address of the server (in other words the IP address of my desktop), the user name, and password.  (The camera was already set up on the WiFi network.)

 

Now to up load pictures I press the display button on the camera, then the Fn button (which in display mode is the image upload button).  The camera takes a moment to connect to WiFi, then I select my images to transfer.  When the ones I want are selected I press the menu button to begin the transfer.  When the transfer is complete the camera asks if I want to up load more images.  If not, the process is finished and the pictures are in the directory I specified.

 

 

Edit:  I forgot to mention, I also set up an FTP server on my iPad.  That works too.  The camera supports connections to three different FTP servers.  Sony has promised new firmware to increase the FTP server count to nine.

 

Now if I could only up load pictures to my Roomba...

 

 

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9 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

While answering a chocolate question earlier this afternoon I revisited this image:

 

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It illustrates one of the shortcomings of iPad food photography.

 

 

My phone does that, too. Shadow is smaller, but still.

 

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3 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

While answering a chocolate question earlier this afternoon I revisited this image:

 

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It illustrates one of the shortcomings of iPad food photography.

 

I have learned how to avoid this.

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1 minute ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

And the method is?

 

Lighting that's not behind you.

 

Jo, what is that picture with the shadow?.  Its chocolate in something that's sitting on something.

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4 minutes ago, gfweb said:

Lighting that's not behind you.

 

Jo, what is that picture with the shadow?.  Its chocolate in something that's sitting on something.

 

Well, yes, but sometimes circumstances dictate lighting that's behind you.

 

The picture is 1800 grams of chocolate sitting in something that's an egg mold, sitting in something that is a large roasting pan.

 

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Progress.  I now have figured out how to display the camera viewfinder on my iPad Pro.  I don't have problem with camera shake, however last night's hand held dinner was out of focus.  It is easy enough to focus with the lens wide open, but once the lens is stopped down for depth of field it is almost impossible to refocus accurately.

 

This calls for a tripod obviously, and I will give the tripod another shot.  I've ordered some extension tubes and the extension tubes may help.

 

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