SDPharm

Joined on Feb 10, 2012

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nerd2: Radeon Pro 580 is only marginally faster than 1060 that comes with surface book 2. Oh it is still 8x faster than macbook "Pro" ..

That's true. All the updates quickly eat your time away.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 20:50 UTC
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nerd2: Radeon Pro 580 is only marginally faster than 1060 that comes with surface book 2. Oh it is still 8x faster than macbook "Pro" ..

> Or is that Windows thing that we all used to run and get lied to on a yearly basis about its reliability,...

What do you mean? Windows 7 runs great on my Mac (via Fusion). :)

Granted, I only run one "Pro" app on it: Quickbooks.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 18:54 UTC
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ShaiKhulud: - Still butterfly design
- Still dongle-life
- Still no Nvidia options
- Overpriced even by Apple standarts
- Ugly and useless touchbar is here to stay
- The only normal 13 inch w/o touchbar Mac won't recive the spec bump

Guys, any Windows options for MBP Mid 2015 15-inch owner?

> Here I'm thinking a new E-M1 mark II looks too expensive. Compared to a new macbook pro it feels like a bargain!

Oh, please. E-M1 doesn't even have Siri. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2018 at 01:45 UTC
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CaPi: 7000 $ Is the new top model ..

I would feel the need to get a 15" not to require an additional screen when in the field and added storage and RAM. More than 3000+$
Whoa.

> Who can cope on 128-256 GB ;)

Count me as one. Our family computer has 256GB. I do keep photos on an external bus-powered SSD drive so that I can easily move them around. I like the idea of keeping data separate from the OS and apps. Ideally, I am moving toward moving my data on a 512GB-1T thumb drive, and back it up on a RAID drive.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2018 at 22:44 UTC
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paulfulper: Why is this article here ? It has nothing to do with Photography.
It should be in a computer website

I supposed this is a legit question if you don't post process and don't store/manage images on computers.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2018 at 22:26 UTC

Wait, hasn't USPS been losing money?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2018 at 04:00 UTC as 24th comment

This type of contents should be banned on a gear site like dpreview. It's too rational, makes too much sense and does not encourage people to buy more stuff. Total bull.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 04:17 UTC as 15th comment
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PhozoKozmos: so all image search results on web are also infringements, too

might as well eliminate all image searches entirely

> Publication is publication...

Right, applying 19th century thinking...

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 20:55 UTC
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PhozoKozmos: so all image search results on web are also infringements, too

might as well eliminate all image searches entirely

Yep. That's what happens when you try to apply 19th century laws in the 21st century.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 19:41 UTC
On article PowerShot Shootout: Canon's G1 X III vs G7 X II (256 comments in total)

What's up with the Japanese obsession with the letter G? Canon has G1 through 9 (odd number only), Fuji has GFX, Ricoh has GR, Panasonic goes all out with G, GF, GX, GH, GM...I'm sure I missed a few here.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 06:58 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies
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SDPharm: I don't get it. Its like giving a 5 year old a Nikon D850.

You can spend $400, buy yourself an Amscope microscope and stick some random objects under it. You'd probably get bored after a few minutes due to challenging lighting and zero DOF. That's what this video shows you.

For some more inspiring images, go check out the Nikon photomicrography contests:
https://www.nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/photo

Yep. One time I got bored in the lab so I stuck one of my fingers under a stereoscope. It was a marvel to actually see sweat beads budding out of the sweat glands.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 20:03 UTC

I don't get it. Its like giving a 5 year old a Nikon D850.

You can spend $400, buy yourself an Amscope microscope and stick some random objects under it. You'd probably get bored after a few minutes due to challenging lighting and zero DOF. That's what this video shows you.

For some more inspiring images, go check out the Nikon photomicrography contests:
https://www.nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/photo

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 05:50 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1095 comments in total)
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MIC37: I am still waiting for a mirrorless Nikon. The mirrorless Sony should be compared to the mirrorless Nikon and not to the DSLR.

> The mirrorless Sony should be compared to the mirrorless Nikon and not to the DSLR. <

No. When I shop for a camera, I consider everything, not just one artificial category. This is exactly the comparison people need to see.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 22:46 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1095 comments in total)
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Theo Ghefner: The only mirrorles cameras with a LCD display panel on the camera's top plate, are Hasselblad X1D and Fuji GFX 50S.
Thus, as good as the new kids on the block coming from Sony(a9 and a7R III) are, my mirrorless choice will be one of the two Medium Format cameras, while on the DSLR family, the lowest choice level will be Nikon D500, while the obvious top place is reserved to D850.
Why, that choice? The convenience of available information at a glance, versus often having to squint looking at the back screen, what I'll always be looking for.

You are forgetting Lumix G9.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 22:23 UTC
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junk1: Well, we would quickly turn China in a glass factory (nuke them) if they ever attacked us, so what can they rally do. They have satellites, plus google images, so it's not as though they can't spy on us from above.
Stealing secret defense information is the issue to worry about. But other than putting viruses onto computers (which should not have secret data on them if they have an internet connection to begin with, except Hillary seems to be exempt), how could DJI do steal such data...

Don't be silly. If we nuke China, who's gonna make our iPhones? Just accept the fact that we exist to serve the Chinese so they can keep feeding us with the toys we love, ok?

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 05:26 UTC
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Steve in GA: I often send photos to my kids and grandkids when Google photos tells me, "these are the photos you took in (e.g.) 2006" Everyone gets a smile from the way hair, clothes and faces change over the years.

But, little did I know that I can sue my kids and grands if they post those photos on Facebook. Looks like I may have a new income stream!

(Hopefully, you know I'm kidding.)

Well, I certainly would not sue my kids, unless they are millionaires. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 19:28 UTC
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (310 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: Seems like any video where a hipster appears at sunset is automatically considered "cinematic".

Actually any video is considered cinematic. If you type define:cinematic into Google search bar, you would get: relating to motion pictures.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 00:56 UTC
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chkproductions: This is not to diminish anybody's expertise, but this is scenic, but not necessarily cinematic. We use to do this all the time creating a spot - take a lot of Broll, lay down a sound track, put the footage in the blender (Avid, Final Cut, Premier, etc), spin it up, and presto, instant spot for the client.

I will say the quality of the sensor is pretty good for a phone. Truly amazing. Now go sit at the coffee shop and edit a film for the next Sundance.

Cheers

> This is not to diminish anybody's expertise, but ...

You just did.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 05:05 UTC
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bobbarber: I thought this lawsuit was ridiculous at first glance, and I still do, but reading all the anti-PETA comments, I'm having second thoughts.

I'm not a PETA donor, but I think in a general way many of use PETA as a proxy for animal rights, and this thread doesn't alleviate my worry that animals need people to stick up them, stupid lawsuits notwithstanding.

Humans are related not only to monkeys, but also all life on Earth, including potted plants and bacteria. When you talk about monkeys, you're getting awfully close to people. Chimpanzees share more than 95% of our DNA. No, I don't want to sit down to dinner with a chimpanzee, but I'm not comfortable with animal abuse.

PETA set themselves up with a dumb issue here, likely for publicity (and maybe it worked in their eyes) but animals DO need help. Let's not lose sight of that.

RE: animal rights

The problem is people selectively apply their love. Some animals, people included, get no love.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 06:15 UTC
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tomblankenship-dot-com: My month old Dell XPS has 64GB RAM, i7-7700 processor, 256SSC, 2TB drive, 7 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 3.1 ports, BluRay read-write, 6GB Nvidia 1060 and 4-yr warranty for $1,699. Incredible, screaming box. Apple can't come close to price/performance. That's the way it's always been and will always be.

> You can even send your spec to several companies to shop around for who can do it cheaper.

Can you post the link? I would love to look at this option.

I looked at a Dell XPS 13 this morning, with 8GB RAM and 512 GB SSD it's only $200 less than a Macbook Pro with the same configuration (except the CPU). To me, this is too small of a difference as Mac has a much better resale value.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 22:46 UTC
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