thegammaray

thegammaray

Lives in United States Chicago, United States
Joined on Mar 10, 2013

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  • Replied in WTC in the fog
    I like the negative space, and I like the lack of balance it creates in this case. If I had to change something, I'd crop the tall building out of the right edge so that the skyline falls evenly ...
  • I love the interface and simplicity of Paint.NET, but complex operations drag everything through molasses even on my high-spec desktop. Those same operations in more advanced software run just ...
  • In my experience, Windows 8.1 is very good with memory management. You definitely don't need 4GB to run a web browser. I use an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with an Atom processor and 1GB of RAM, and ...
  • I like the compositions, and I like the darkness. I also like the shallow depth of field, though it's borderline overkill. IMO the light falloff is well graduated, too. Personally, I would move the ...
  • Replied in Empty Station
    I like it. I'm not sure if you're looking for C&C, but if you are: I'd straighten the horizon.
  • Basic retouching of both input and output images will be helpful, of course, but Zerene offers retouching tools to correct problems with the actual focus stack, not with the component images. For ...
  • +1 for Zerene. But you'll probably need to learn the retouching features if you're doing anything complicated/tricky.
  • Replied in Make of lenses
    Thanks! That's helpful. The fact that commercial processes are imperfect doesn't preclude the possibility of achieving satisfactory results at home. I'm not under the illusion that my ...
  • Replied in Make of lenses
    Good point. I should have asked if misalignment is bothersome (a subjective benchmark, obviously) in the resulting images. For example, I use screw-on lenses which degrade image performance, but ...
  • Replied in Make of lenses
    I've browsed through your Thingiverse designs. Cool! I have a question about the mount adapters: In practice, is misalignment detectable in the resulting images? One reason I'm focused on SLA ...
  • For those who want slightly more technical coverage, AnandTech just published their review. http://www.anandtech.com/show/8983/dell-xps-13-review Apparently Dell has promised an update to allow ...
  • I've certainly considered 3D printing. Specifically, I've been looking at SLA machines (e.g. the Form1+), but they're not within my budget right now. I'm willing to use Waterhouse stops on my first ...
  • The HP ZBooks come with workstation graphics cards. That's mostly what you'd be paying for. The 14" is currently NOT available with a DreamColor display; you'll need to buy the 15" model to get that. ...
  • Created discussions DIY lens resources?
    I'm interested in buying optical components and assembling camera lenses myself, but I don't wanna reinvent every wheel involved. That type of project seems a little more complex than what usually ...
  • Yeah. In this case, though, it's at least somewhat transparent. (It's... translucent?) Both Ars Technica and The Verge explain their battery testing methodologies, and they seem pretty much ...
  • I was surprised by their battery life results. Ars Technica reported almost 9 hours for the high-res version of the laptop. Of course, battery life varies with activity, but 3.5 hours is a pretty ...
  • The U2410 is certainly higher quality (my previous post was wrong: it is a wide-gamut display), but for $440 you can buy a U2413, which is the successor to the U2410. If you want that level of ...
  • What are your priorities? Do you just want a bigger screen with wider viewing angles? Is weight/bulk important? Are you willing to spend money on a marginal increase in quality? I'm not trying to ...
  • Best to get a standard HDMI-DVI adapter.
  • The PA248Q is fine, but it's very similar to the U2412M. It's a 6-bit e-IPS panel. According to TFT Central, it's literally the exact same panel. I wouldn't say it's a bad pick, but I'm not sure ...
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