Category Archives: Connectivity

Bridging Change

Each time technology takes a big step forward it presents opportunities for some and hurdles for others.  Creating a bridge from older tools to newer tools really helps smooth the transition. One of the beauties of USB for a long … Continue reading

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USB 3.1

The way work gets saved from active memory to storage memory on computers is through connection pipelines—like USB, FireWire, eSATA, and Thunderbolt.  Then there is video, converting bytes to visual information via VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, and also Thunderbolt.  All … Continue reading

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Small Tools

When the photographic “negative” evolved from a processed piece of film to a digital file (at least metaphorically, if not in the pure technical sense), the requirement for pieces of gear to complete the imaging cycle expanded greatly.  And among … Continue reading

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Memory Cards and Image Files

Sometimes speed matters, and the type of memory card you use to record digital images can make a big difference.  Considerations depend of course on your shooting style and your equipment.  Those focused on landscapes and close-ups probably are less … Continue reading

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Even More Megapixels

Think the quest for more photosites on a sensor is over yet?  Not quite.  While many are still waiting to see just how well 36 megapixels work in Nikon’s new D800, Nokia has just announced a smartphone with a 41MP … Continue reading

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Memory Cards

For many years the most complete collection of comparative data on memory cards and card readers I know of has been Rob Galbraith’s “CF/SD Performance Database.”  This was the place you could find out which card would yield the best … Continue reading

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Simple Things

Sometimes it’s not the blockbuster changes but the small stuff that makes the biggest difference for the most users.  Though the vast majority of photographers and people in general aren’t that enamored of the technical minutia that actually makes our … Continue reading

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Seasons

It’s autumn here in Southcentral Alaska.  Lots of butter yellow leaves around (at least until the next heavy storm with wind and rain), and a few trees with patches of bright orange too.  It’s not the same palette of brilliant … Continue reading

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Technology Tug of War

Transferring files isn’t a very entertaining process, but it’s necessary, and the more images one makes, the more advantageous rapid file transfer becomes.  You’ve got to get those new captures onto your main system and backup devices somehow.  For a … Continue reading

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New Device Connector Used in Updated MacBook Pros

One port; many uses.   So, are you ready for yet another peripheral connection protocol?  Ready or not, it’s here.  Not exactly a surprise, Intel and Apple have announced the first implementation of what was code named Light Peak during development … Continue reading

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