malch

Lives in United States Fremont, CA, United States
Joined on May 6, 2007
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Nikon FA with 35-105mm
Nikon D200
Nikkor 18-200VR
Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
Nikkor 35mm f/1.8
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Sony NEX-6 with:
Sony 10-18mm f/4
Sony 16-50mm
Sony 24mm f/1.8 CZ
Sony 35mm f/1.8
Sony 50mm f/1.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Nikkor 135mm f/2.8
Sony 55-210mm

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  • I don't bother with anything other than SanDisk for thumb drives and flash cards. They just never disappoint. Here you go: https://www.amazon.com//dp/B077Y149DL/ only $8 for 16GB. It's reasonably ...
  • What do you mean by sensitive eyes? It might be worth nailing down the issue with more precision since that may tell you more about the characteristics you should be looking for, or avoiding. And ...
  • Never used Glacier but as far as Vaults/Archives are concerned it seems to me that one TAR/ZIP per year would be a solid compromise. That's exactly how I archived the data relating to my small ...
  • And setup an alert on DealNews, SlickDeals or whatever so you can jump on any really good promotions. With tech products in general, you can make your dollar go quite a bit further this way.
  • Yep. A clean install is a short term PITA. But it will pay off handsomely in the long term. At least use a decent mail client that stores your messages in a standard Mbox file format. I've been ...
  • I look for the latest too. But it doesn't always work out with so many variations of driver out there (custom OEM devices etc). So it's good to have installable copies of the drivers that shipped ...
  • I taught thee well :-) On all of my new Dell systems (and I've seen a few in the last 10 years) the C:\DELL folder contains a fairly complete set of drivers for the chipsets, network, WiFi, ...
  • This isn't complicated. For folks with small volumes of data, you can stuff everything on the SSD. For folks with gobs of data (especially media like photos, video, music etc.) you typically want ...
  • First, it's bigger and has more space :-) Second, bigger is usually faster. And third, bigger will likely last longer (flash wear is more distributed). I'm not sure what Dell are adding these days ...
  • Absolutely, yes, add a SSD. I'd go with 512GB today but 250GB is fine if your budget is tight. I would do it myself and reinstall from scratch rather than transferring the existing operating system ...
  • And is inherently a lot more secure. That's a double-edge sword of course. The new plugin architecture is much more secure, and that's exactly what caused many old plugins to stop working (at least ...
  • Me too. It's installed in my teenage kids system that he uses every day. Fortunately, that's still running Win 7 so no worries with the Win 10 update :-) I bought the thing in Feb 2010. Kinda funny ...
  • I said by training. I was subsequently lured in the software quagmire and even the sales and marketing purgatory :-( Yep, that's about all we can do.
  • Hey, I'm an electrical and electronic engineer by training. Not a rocket scientist. Yeah, there's a lot of truth to that and it certainly sucks. But I continue to worry, in part to stay on top of ...
  • If you want offline maps, you're probably looking at OpenStreetMaps (OSM). I don't think there are many other comprehensive maps you can download and use locally without a lot of effort and money. ...
  • What he said.
  • These glasses basically block some blue light. There have been suggestions that blue light may cause macular degeneration but I don't believe it's really been medically established and it's more ...
  • LOL Seriously, it's is exceedingly frustrating when vendors try to address color management and only do half the job. It seems to happen a lot, at least in the Windows world. I don't really ...
  • I think it only addresses half of the color management job. It can read embedded ICC's but doesn't appear able to apply the display profile (not the Windows default profile, nor allow the user to ...
  • It's been a long time since I looked at FastStone. Any color management yet? It doesn't look like it but I wanted to check in case I missed something.
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