billzilla

billzilla

Lives in Japan Sendai, Japan
Joined on Nov 5, 2007

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  • What a perfectly typical attitude. By all means, wrap yourself up in a nonexistent threat of 'censorship' and dismiss any consideration of others in striving for zero accountability. Why care ...
  • I don't agree that it's better for JPEG editing but as I said, YMMV. Maybe if you're comparing the latest GIMP to CS2, sure. It doesn't take 20 seconds to load on my system, at least. Certainly not ...
  • Understood, was only pointing out its limitations to save OP some time. I spent a few days working with GIMP a few years back and was frustrated by its limitations. YMMV, of course. I'm not a huge ...
  • All true. It'd be nice if they can at least start with 16GB but if it's a matter of that or buying a lesser laptop I'd say go for the interim steps.
  • Hope I don't step on any toes when I say GIMP is not (for me) serious high-end photo or graphics editing software. Also, it's going to depend very much on the size(s) of the file(s) you load as ...
  • Most Lenovo displays in their gaming and higher tier laptops are 91-100% sRGB, even the lower end ones.
  • 16GB is bare minimum for any substantial photo or video work. You will eat into 32GB with no problem, too. I got a new Lenovo Legion Y740 with 32GB max installed and it's sufficient but ideally ...
  • Last time I checked the latest A7RII firmware was mid-2019, so I'd say Sony did fairly well on that score... Still, not necessarily 'irrational' or worthy of sniffing derision to want 5+ years of ...
  • Indeed, the clue about this being 'my opinion' would be this part that says " I would not ..." - Never said otherwise. Your refurbs from eBay may have been straight from Dell or an authorized ...
  • Yeah, I would not bother with 'refurbs' from random sellers on eBay or Amazon, they're usually just returns or used with damage, scratches and possibly issues that they were returned for that ...
  • I recommend something other than MSI. There's a reason they're so competitively priced. My Stealth GS63VR was a real lemon. Battery failed inside of a year and bent the laptop aluminum casing ...
  • I second the Lenovos. They're not quite as slick-looking as some of the others (MSI has the brushed black aluminum slim design down but their hardware is not reliable IMO), but so far I like mine. ...
  • You get a lot of bang for the buck with gaming rigs, it's a very competitive segment. From around 2006 I went XPS, ASUS ROG, MSI Stealth and now a Lenovo Legion Y740 15". The ASUS was the most ...
  • Seriously, if you're asking the question and don't know the answer - it's JPEG.
  • It's a pain, but 'hate' and 'most horrid thing ever used' is silly. Yes, it takes more effort than it should - but that's where that conversation ends. My complaint about this lens is that it has v ...
  • So, basically 'I can't be bothered to provide high resolution samples of my high-end gear review and anyone seeking those are extremists anyway, so go somewhere else'.
  • No, it isn't. The Samyang vignettes less and might be a tiny bit sharper at center stopped down, but at 2.8 there's no contest at all, especially in terms of contrast and color rendering. Your ...
  • The Zony 35 is an underrated lens and its best qualities aren't all immediately apparent in a 'shootout' with emphasis on sheer acutance or vignetting. In truth, it has good clarity, great color...

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