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liquid stereo

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visionaer: Sadly Apple is doing the same with all new products. They dont care about the Pros anymore.

It's my work machine. Currently to the tune of 8,000,000 CPU cycles per year. (The machine on my desk is the aforementioned 8-core NMP. That machine is used for small-scale testing, writing papers, data visualization, software development, etc.)

The machines in my research lab are 3 MacPros, 2 iMacs and 1 Mac Mini.

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visionaer: Sadly Apple is doing the same with all new products. They dont care about the Pros anymore.

@just a photographer, I give not two sh!ts about CPU performance.

Reliability, OS and overall architecture are what I seek. My "compute machine" has 67TB of memory, 16,848 Haswell E5-2680v3 processors and 80 NVidia Tesla K20X GPUs.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 20:15 UTC
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visionaer: Sadly Apple is doing the same with all new products. They dont care about the Pros anymore.

The MacPro and MBP are great. The iMacs... incredibly unreliable.

The number of MacPros and PowerMacs I've bought are upwards of 20. The number that failed - 1. I've bought 5 iMacs. All but one have failed. Over heating, display dirt, motherboard replacements.... Never again.

My 8-core new MacPro is perfection however.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 18:11 UTC
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Horshack: A better question to ask is if Mac power users should ever hitch their workflow bandwagon on an Apple software product, considering how Apple has a history of abandoning their advanced users (Final Cut, Aperture, etc...)

Agreed.

If you're a Keynote user you saw this happen 2 years ago. To ensure that Keynote on MacOS worked smoothly with the iOS version, Apple turned Keynote (and Pages) into dumbed-down crap.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 18:08 UTC

This software is a barely-adequate replacement for iPhoto.

It's truly horrible for serious work/organization.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 15:54 UTC as 208th comment | 1 reply

Photos - sucking and blowing since the public beta.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 00:29 UTC as 40th comment
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Glen Barrington: I wish this company and this camera well. But is this REALLY gonna sell in numbers large enough to last more than a year and get a few collectors excited?

It might function well enough to spur other manufacturers to explore this quasi-rangefinder focusing mechanism, (I'd love to see something like this in m43s, it could revitalize the moribund Pen line, for example); but I would be very surprised if this particular camera was in any way successful.

Lytro - deck chairs on the titanic...
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4731017117/lytro-plans-to-shed-jobs-as-it-shifts-focus-to-video

Konost - the bad thing is that this is so still born we won't get to see it fail.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 13:59 UTC
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Glen Barrington: I wish this company and this camera well. But is this REALLY gonna sell in numbers large enough to last more than a year and get a few collectors excited?

It might function well enough to spur other manufacturers to explore this quasi-rangefinder focusing mechanism, (I'd love to see something like this in m43s, it could revitalize the moribund Pen line, for example); but I would be very surprised if this particular camera was in any way successful.

Lytro is not far from failure. At least in the consumer space.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 01:52 UTC
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Glen Barrington: I wish this company and this camera well. But is this REALLY gonna sell in numbers large enough to last more than a year and get a few collectors excited?

It might function well enough to spur other manufacturers to explore this quasi-rangefinder focusing mechanism, (I'd love to see something like this in m43s, it could revitalize the moribund Pen line, for example); but I would be very surprised if this particular camera was in any way successful.

No. It will not sell...

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Peiasdf: That's some expensive 70-200. It better be better than Canon's IS II version to warrant that price.

silly comment

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Edgar_in_Indy: I hope this camera finally starts to put pressure on Canon and Nikon to offer IBIS.

It's so obvious that not offering IBIS is just a way to get more money. I can't believe they've been able to get away with it for so long, but apparently their customers have been happy to double-dip, and to buy larger, heavier, more expensive, more complicated lenses, with more possible points of failure, and with compromised optics vs non-stabilized designs.

And the the fact that Sony's IBIS can be combined with optical stabilization is very exciting. I've been speculating for years about whether that would be possible, so I'm glad to see somebody implementing it. I can't wait to see how it performs.

holy bullsish and obfuscation.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 17:36 UTC
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Edgar_in_Indy: I hope this camera finally starts to put pressure on Canon and Nikon to offer IBIS.

It's so obvious that not offering IBIS is just a way to get more money. I can't believe they've been able to get away with it for so long, but apparently their customers have been happy to double-dip, and to buy larger, heavier, more expensive, more complicated lenses, with more possible points of failure, and with compromised optics vs non-stabilized designs.

And the the fact that Sony's IBIS can be combined with optical stabilization is very exciting. I've been speculating for years about whether that would be possible, so I'm glad to see somebody implementing it. I can't wait to see how it performs.

Does anyone know Sony's rating?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:04 UTC
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Edgar_in_Indy: I hope this camera finally starts to put pressure on Canon and Nikon to offer IBIS.

It's so obvious that not offering IBIS is just a way to get more money. I can't believe they've been able to get away with it for so long, but apparently their customers have been happy to double-dip, and to buy larger, heavier, more expensive, more complicated lenses, with more possible points of failure, and with compromised optics vs non-stabilized designs.

And the the fact that Sony's IBIS can be combined with optical stabilization is very exciting. I've been speculating for years about whether that would be possible, so I'm glad to see somebody implementing it. I can't wait to see how it performs.

How long have you been paying attention? My A700 AS mechanism died. Check the old Sony SLR talk (A-mount) forum. You will see instances of AS death.

The life of the shutter on the 7D, 7D2, 5D3, etc. is between 150K and 250K actuations.

What's the combined life of shutter+IS mechanism. How many actuations? If you don't know, don't make up hyperbolic b.s.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:01 UTC
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tesilab: But does the shutter still make a loud "clack"?

Yes. Loud as it's always been.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 13:44 UTC
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Edgar_in_Indy: I hope this camera finally starts to put pressure on Canon and Nikon to offer IBIS.

It's so obvious that not offering IBIS is just a way to get more money. I can't believe they've been able to get away with it for so long, but apparently their customers have been happy to double-dip, and to buy larger, heavier, more expensive, more complicated lenses, with more possible points of failure, and with compromised optics vs non-stabilized designs.

And the the fact that Sony's IBIS can be combined with optical stabilization is very exciting. I've been speculating for years about whether that would be possible, so I'm glad to see somebody implementing it. I can't wait to see how it performs.

Highly unlikely that is the reason. Probably has more to do with (a) number of IS lenses, (b) rating of the parts for number of shutter actuations?

What's the life of the mechanism in the Sony?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 13:43 UTC
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Calvin Chann: Yet another Sony body. Why am I not surprised?

Holy dumb statements!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 13:42 UTC

Take that Leicaphiles!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 00:20 UTC as 24th comment
On Rowboats in the sky. in the Sony A7 Series challenge (5 comments in total)

Fantastic image!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 18:16 UTC as 1st comment
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Rooru S: Alright! Time to make a new comparison between the Nikon 80-400, Sony 70-400 and the new 100-400. Previously, the Canon was no match for the new lenses, but this promises a lot! I'm not a Canon shooter, but I can tell this is a good thing for all brands shooters (Prices will definitely go lower)

@ozturert - It's a dog. It's why I have a 70-200/4 and 300/4 and 1.4x TC. Don't be afraid to criticize an old, low-performing (relatively) lens.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 00:29 UTC
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Rooru S: Alright! Time to make a new comparison between the Nikon 80-400, Sony 70-400 and the new 100-400. Previously, the Canon was no match for the new lenses, but this promises a lot! I'm not a Canon shooter, but I can tell this is a good thing for all brands shooters (Prices will definitely go lower)

wjansen - I agree with you but... here's a great thing the 7D2 can do that the A77ii cannot - make use of the large catalog of excellent EF lenses.

Camera wise, the 7D2 isn't much of a match for the A77ii. But for enthusiast level photography, the camera isn't half the story.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 16:47 UTC
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