hikerdoc

hikerdoc

Lives in United States New England, United States
Joined on Feb 14, 2011
About me:

Husband, father, grandfather, anesthesiologist; and when I get freetime: a hiker/climber, birder, cyclist, and runner with a bunch of photo gear that far exceeds my needs and abilities.

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On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (578 comments in total)
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rialcnis: Years back Apple became another brand of PC/ Workstations but with the mediocre, insecure, OS.

Currently I like the new custom "Origin PC" workstations (or gaming) and the "Maingear" systems, with the best cooling and incredible options.

Origin PC was started by three execs originally with Alienware before Dell bought them.

Dell has nice workstations too, but not custom.

Insecure? No, Macs do not run Windows.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 20:14 UTC
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Great Bustard: Great news! National Geographic's grim outlook on Global Warming will be offset by Frozen. ;-)

Agreed, no matter how real the issue of climate change, it would be nice to read any article on any topic in NG that does not eventually devolve into an editorial on climate change.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 11:33 UTC
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Pizdasos Stoller: And where is the congress when they need to protect consumers from monopolies ?!

Congress has bigger things to worry about than the merger of two small private businesses.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
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hikerdoc: And just above this story is a picture of the new Panasonic G9, wet and sitting on a sandy rock. Saltwater and silicates, two of a digital camera’s best friends!

Albert, thanks for the very concrete response to a lighthearted comment. Now to be pedantic, is it the water pressure that forces itself in, or that the water that is under a higher pressure is forced in during submersion?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 13:27 UTC

And just above this story is a picture of the new Panasonic G9, wet and sitting on a sandy rock. Saltwater and silicates, two of a digital camera’s best friends!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 10:27 UTC as 34th comment | 9 replies
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ivan1973: I am not sure the relevance of such as card when MicroSD rules in price, performance and size. The XQD demand is so low that manufacturing may not be sensible anymore.

..as the XQD card would not even fit in your cell phone

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 09:43 UTC

XQD currently my favorite format. If it is past technology in ten years, so be it. The cameras in which I now use it will also be past technology in ten years. (I will be past technology not long after that!) I have a whole box of perfectly functional but functionally obsolete SD and CF cards, no longer used because the newer versions of each are so much faster and have much greater storage capacity.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 09:39 UTC as 11th comment
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (511 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: My Frontier DSL is a whopping .4 MBPS upload speed, so I'll be a long while getting to cloud storage :^)

Fairpoint out here in NH. Took me over 3 hours to download the upgrade. Cloud storage irrelevant until the far future here.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 21:04 UTC

This is getting frustrating. I just sold all my gear to get the top rated D850 and all the recommended lenses. You mean in just days I will need to sell again to get Pentax! I can’t keep doing this every couple months to keep my ego soothed.! I lay awake at night worrying what Sony or Canon might be planning next.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 22:59 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply
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Scottelly: "A heartbreaking photo of a bear in a landfill"? Why do you call it a "heartbreaking" photo? It doesn't break my heart at all. The bear found the mother load. I'm sue it's very happy to be there in that landfill.

Henrik, I agree we should recycle more like Sweden. However, the incineration of trash as Sweden gets rid of most of the rest of it can be a very controversial topic here in the US. Pick your poison. None of us truly lives by the Leave No Trace mantra. As towns have a harder and harder time finding a taker for recyclables you begin to wonder how much is actually recycled and how much just ends up in someone else’s neighborhood landfill.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 22:10 UTC
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xchric: Why do people give a sh**t about DXO other than those who use Nikon?

Hanoise: Fuji, Leica, and Panasonic users lose interest before they get that far down the rank list.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 21:53 UTC

What a surprise!

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 23:56 UTC as 49th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Sigma SD1 (237 comments in total)

As you read the comments it seems the detractors and defenders of this camera have one thing in common, most of them have never used it.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 01:04 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
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Arca45Swiss: I've no use for a camera like this

Sweet! Everyone moves up one spot on the waitlist.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (660 comments in total)
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Hibiscusbloom: Why is Nikon still churning up toaster-sized DSLRs? It's time to move on to mirrorless. Wake up!

The sales numbers will answer that for you.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 01:02 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2112 comments in total)
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Pedro Courelas: Time to switch for Sony...

.......users. Those of us with Nikon will likely stay.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 10:02 UTC

I bet it looked just like that when he put it in the bag to check through. I hope he wrapped it in something before he put it in the bag to avoid getting the glass shards in his socks and underwear.
You check an $11,000 lens when it is already broken and you are hoping for a settlement.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 21:10 UTC as 166th comment | 21 replies
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AndyJ2014: Seems a bit odd that Sony will offer $500+ for trading in a Canon 5D Mark II but have left the 7D Mk 2 out of the list. Although there is a big difference in list prices between the two, the 7D Mk 2 would seem a natural competitor to the A9, albeit with a smaller sensor and might just push some 7D mk 2 users to switch and continue using their Canon glass - same frame rate on adapted lens but with better ISO, rdynamic range and AF

Only FF sensors on the list. D500 also missing

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 20:10 UTC
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tom1234567: well I'm glade to be away from Adobe and there fees per month,
as here in the U.K. they put prices up

So I'm quiet happy with on1PhotoRaw and Serif Affinity which does everything I need I use Fuji X-T2 AND Nikon D7200 and never have any problems with the software I use.

and I own my software and it is updated every month so things can only get better.

Adobe do good products but they are getting to expensive now, and there are good alternative products/software out there just a matter of downloading the trials and learning the new software.

Have a nice day all

Tom G Scotland

You own nothing but a license to use their product.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 14:02 UTC

Great idea! Now you can have a camera bouncing around upside down on your hip and a phone bouncing around upside down on your chest.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 00:28 UTC as 11th comment
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