Michael Firstlight

Michael Firstlight

Lives in United States Raleigh, NC, United States
Works as a Enthusiast of Life
Joined on Apr 5, 2007
About me:

After 40 years since I developed and printed my first roll of film, a cocktail of D76, Dektol, Stop Bath and Fixer, runs through my veins. Actually, little has fundamentally changed - the silver halide platelets are just digital now :-)

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  • Replied in D500 vs D850
    My 2 cents...total conjecture. Nikon's pattern is pretty predictable.  First, they know they have to offer something significantly better in a D8xx successor or us current D8xx owners simply won't ...
  • Don't know more yet about the WT-7A, but the new D5 has the WT-6A, and that one supports 802.11ac, so I suspect the WT-7A will also. Odd though, the maximum transfer speed of the WT-6A is only 130 ...
  • GG, I  have the same dilemma - I have a D800 (love it), but would love the higher ISO and improved connectivity with bluetooth and 801.11ac  (In the studio I show my portraits and other images on ...
  • I've been waiting a long time for wireless on higher end bodies.  The D500 is said to have built-in bluetooth connectivity and supports the new WT-5A transmitter.  Does anyone have any specs on ...
  • CPU performance has been advancing at a snails pace for all practical purposes over the past several years. For those of us that overclock our CPUs (which is so easy to do for anyone with an ...
  • I've got to believe a class action lawsuit of mind-boggling proportions is more than justified against Microsoft, no?
  • Right on target. It really depends on what you do with a computer that matters first. If you are like me, frequently stitching 50--300 36MP images together and doing combined bulk edits for ...
  • I've been a hard-core system builder for more than 30 years - from 30+ year old vintage systems to the absolute latest technology.  What I've learned in the past several years when building the ...
  • From all I've read, the Surface Book is also limited to only 1024 levels of pen pressure sensitivity.  I lived all of the specs of the Surface Book in all other respects, but was disappointed that ...
  • I did look at the Surface Pro 4 - good but not great. Up to now that was the best one could get, but anyone that uses a Wacom knows that 512-1024 levels of pen pressure sensitivity doesn't cut it ...
  • I've been waiting for a few years for high-end workstation-class convertable with a direct, on-screen pen digitizer that matches a WACOM tablet. The new Lenovo Yoga P40 looks like a winner with an ...
  • I predict Siri and Watson will marry and have kids.  They'll create a dynastic family that controls the world. :-)
  • Sadly, you are quite correct. My current six Core i7-3930 overclocked at 4.6Ghz (using an Corsair 100i cooler) with an SSD and loads of 1866 RAM STILL blows away most newer CPUs, many of which, ...
  • No Websites per se; the WWW didn't exist until 1993 with the appearance of Mosaic, but 30 years ago we were on the internet using IP tunneling, crawlers and other mechanisms. The internet was very ...
  • Today I installed Windows 3.11 on a 3.4Ghz system with 2GB of RAM and an SSD. Windows 3.1x FINALLY runs as fast as I hoped it would when I first installed it 30 years ago. Now I'll have to wait ...
  • "Also punched machine code directly into paper tape with a hand punch" That beats all; I only got to use an IBM 001 single punch machine as an archived relic once. :-)
  • I cut my teeth on BAL/360 writing mainframe operating systems - in a similar era.  I used to manage JCL cards with a wire driven interpreter and an 083 sorter. Mike
  • I am using my PC/XT daily and have both 8MB of expanded memory via an Intel Above Board and 5MB or extended memory via an Intel InBoard/386 which I've upped to a pin-compatible 486DX.  Its great ...
  • I am a major vintage computer geek. I run PC DOS 2000 (7.1) and Windows 3.1 on an IBM PC/XT 486DX @ 33MHz. I also run it with Calmira II as one of my favorite GUI overlays - a Win95 GUI clone. Of ...
  • My reading says that a Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter isn't supported by a D8xx camera; you'd need to use a WT-5A instead. But the point is transfer speed.  I already have a cheap wireless ...
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