whoosh1

Lives in United States San Jose, CA, United States
Works as a Software
Joined on Apr 18, 2006
About me:

A photography enthusiast and an incurable lens collector

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On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (870 comments in total)
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Daniel L: i was ready to dump $5k on a pro Mac despite just spend over $3k on a useless, overheated MBP last year. A hopeful Mac pro? or just an iMac ? but none of that happened. It's another thiner and more overheat prone MBP. Worst? Need more dongles, dongles, dongles, dongles!

Macs are dead.

I have had a 15 inch Macbook Pro Retina since 2012 - and it does overheat a lot. Also had a company 13 inch Macbook Retina which they replaced with an HP ultrabook due to policy change. Also have the 6-core cyclinder Mac Pro for photo editing. While I love the Mac (due to having the Unix component of it - Terminal app, Unix commands, etc.) - the HP is more usable for general non-Unix work:
1) doesn't overheat
2) is not slippery
3) has page up/page down/home/end buttons. The page up/down is the most infuriating as it requires 2 keys (Fn and arrow) on 2 different hands - a really bad design for a common browsing action. I know you can use the trackpad - but many times I like to use keyboard only for fast work.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 00:00 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (870 comments in total)
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Abdallah II: Can someone lend Apple a GPS unit... seems they lost the way, do they know how many people skipped Apple workstations to Microsoft windows OS devices because of there black tube limited expand ability? they bet on TB-2 and it hardly took off compared to USB-3, and now they repeat it again... not a single common USB or an SD card slot? this is a portable device not a desktop, people don't go around with adapters for every kind of interface to plug into the new USB-C..!

RedFox88 - I think he meant Apple needs GPS because he thinks it has lost direction

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 23:45 UTC
On article Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions (255 comments in total)
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whoosh1: Thanks for the article. The inevitable question:

How do you find the autofocus acquisition speed compared to the D4s? Is the D4s faster or about the same? Also the high ISO performance?

Have a D800, D800E and a D4s (got on a good deal used - so can sell without loss). May want to consolidate to either 2 D810s or a D4s & a D810. Like to shoot birds where I need the autofocus speed of the D4s - and usually the croppability/resolution of the D800/e/D810. The D800 & D800E is sometimes not fast or unreliable in my experience. Lens used - AF-S II 500mm f/4 or with AF-S 80-400.

Thanks for the reply. Something to think about. Probably D4s + D810 combo is the best answer (but the matched combo of 2 D810s has its advantages).

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 13:36 UTC
On article Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions (255 comments in total)

Thanks for the article. The inevitable question:

How do you find the autofocus acquisition speed compared to the D4s? Is the D4s faster or about the same? Also the high ISO performance?

Have a D800, D800E and a D4s (got on a good deal used - so can sell without loss). May want to consolidate to either 2 D810s or a D4s & a D810. Like to shoot birds where I need the autofocus speed of the D4s - and usually the croppability/resolution of the D800/e/D810. The D800 & D800E is sometimes not fast or unreliable in my experience. Lens used - AF-S II 500mm f/4 or with AF-S 80-400.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 00:09 UTC as 56th comment | 4 replies
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GarageBoy: Does the 70-300 range on CX really make that much sense?

Yes - makes perfect sense. With ~200-800mm 35mm equivalent this would work as a great lightweight wildlife lens. Also it will be a perfect a lightweight complement to a 70-200 equivalent lens (probably mounted on a different camera) - or probably even a 24-120 equivalent lens (again probably mounted on a different camera).

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 18:21 UTC
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1391 comments in total)
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jhinkey: Seems to me, based on the rumored specs thus far, that Nikon needs to come out with some compact primes to go along with this camera. Primes that don't need to be super fast, but have excellent IQ and very good MF characteristics.
I'd love a set of compact MF primes with electrical contacts:
20/2.8 AI-P
45/2.8 AI-P (already have one, but needs some optical tweaks)
100/2.8 AI-P

What a great travel prime kit this would be . . . doubt it will happen soon if ever.

Since the DF has AF - why do the lenses need to be MF? Why not use 20mm f/2.8 AF-D, 50mm 1.8g and a 85mm 1.8g? A small lens equivalent to 100mm f/2.8 series E or even better 135mm f/2.8 series E will be great however.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 20:03 UTC
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