Author Archives: Adam

Precut – Adobe Premiere source edits without transcoding (and other NLEs too!)

Precut is an open-source app I created that lets you use Adobe Premiere to perform culling edits of your source media without transcoding. The primary purpose is to reduce the size of your source files without any loss of quality. … Continue reading

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Airnef works with the D500/SnapBridge!

I’ve updated the Airnef manual with instructions on how to get SnapBridge-enabled cameras such as the Nikon D500 to work with Airnef. Here’s a link to the instructions: Airnef SnapBridge Instructions

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Airnef v1.1 now available!

Airnef v1.1 has been released and is available for download on the airnef homepage. Here is a quick list of new features and bug fixes: Realtime downloads – transfers images from your camera as you shoot them Sony camera support … Continue reading

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Airnef – Wireless download from your Nikon Camera!

Introducing Airnef, my open-source utility for downloading images and movies from your WiFi-equipped Nikon camera. Airnef runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It supports all Nikon cameras that have built-in WiFi interfaces, along with those using external Nikon WU-1a and … Continue reading

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DotTune – Autofocus Fine-Tuning in under 5 Minutes

It’s been 2 1/2 years since I posted my DotTune video on YouTube and I’m only now getting around to posting a blog entry for it 🙂 Once I’m done with the V1.1 release of Airnef I plan to create … Continue reading

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Nikon D800 Left Autofocus point issue

If you’ve been following the online forums about the D800/D800E you may have come across a few message threads about a “Left AF point” issue. Or maybe a few hundred threads about it. In today’s blog I’m going to discuss … Continue reading

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Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM vs Nikon 17-55mm ED-IF AF-S DX

Today I’m comparing the IQ of the two workhorse crop-body midrange zooms from Canon and Nikon @ 55mm f/2.8. Conclusion? The Canon wins hands down. Click through these images to see the 100% view. You may need to click twice … Continue reading

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NEX: Manual-focus lens comparison for 35mm to 50mm

There are lots of legacy lens choices for the NEX in the 35mm to 50mm range, ranging in price from $70 up to $1400. What’s the best bang for your manual-focus NEX buck? I’ve compared the following lenses on my … Continue reading

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Canon 70-200mm f/4L vs Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS

I’ve seen a recurring question pop up on the dpreview forums: how much sharper is the IS version of the 70-200mm f/4 lens vs the non-IS version? The answer: On the 5D Mark II the difference isn’t noticeable in the … Continue reading

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D5100 In-Camera HDR sample

Nikon has added an in-camera HDR feature for the first time in their DSLR bodies with the D5100. The camera will take two photos with varying exposures; you can let the camera choose the exposure delta automatically or you can … Continue reading

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