sh10453

sh10453

Lives in United States Michigan, United States
Works as a Electrical & Computer Engineer
Joined on May 2, 2010
About me:

My large collection of Canon FD lenses is back to life. Thanks to mirrorless cameras and adapters. I particularly love the FD 35-105mm w/macro, f/3.5, which is well known for its clarity and sharpness, and the FD 50mm, 1.2, L.

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"" Take that Adobe...".
AMEN

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 14:29 UTC as 10th comment

LaCie is still in business? I'm surprised.
I just ordered a pair of 3TB WD Passport, USB 3.0. On sale today for $82.99 each.
4 of these WDs (12TB) plus a little adapter for the SD, MicroSD, and CF cards, would cost less than this drive.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 13:57 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies

I wish, I wish, I wish that camera manufacturers would wise up, get together in a consortium, and adopt a Universal mount (call it an ISO mount if you wish), including the electronic pins, with stabilization built into the cameras.
On the long run, that would make life easier on all of them, as well as on lens manufacturers.
Once that happens, then we wouldn't have to worry which brand of lenses we buy, and may the best lens win.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 13:14 UTC as 130th comment | 1 reply
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Charrick1: This is a nice step. I will be happy when SSDs finally become cheaper (for the same storage) as HDDs. I think that day will come in about a decade. Unfortunately, particularly with HDDs, but with all storage devices, it seems like progress is slowing down. I remember when storage was doubling at a quicker pace. We may be reaching the limits (meaning we may even see a 100x increase from now, but it will slowly climb there), but I hope that further progress can get us there and beyond quickly.

Maybe the IBM tape drive could be considered for storage, with its 330TB per cartridge.
Something to consider.
Samsung had introduced a 15.36TB SSD back in 2016 (very expensive, though).

A week after Samsung's announcement, Seagate announced it 3.5", 60TB SSD, and was expected to out for sale in 2017. I don't know about its current status, but it's not hard to find out.
Lots of options.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 16:25 UTC

Two thumbs up Canon engineers. They really have earned the bragging rights, and they rightfully deserved it.
This is quite an achievement, a marvelous piece of engineering at its best..
All the respect.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 03:01 UTC as 13th comment

Brittany: By your own link,

1TB
Up to 3,400 MB/s Read
Up to 2,800 MB/s Write

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 02:02 UTC as 4th comment
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photoac: 'the 1TB drive exclusively has a read speed up to 2,800MB/s'

Shouldn't that read write?

1TB
Up to 3,400 MB/s Read
Up to 2,800 MB/s Write

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 02:00 UTC
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sh10453: $2000 for a 27" 2K monitor?
The 28" Samsung 4K UE850 is selling for $340 to $350 at more than one outlet.
Get real, or dream on HP.

The Samsung is not "mine". It was just for example, but thank you guys for the feedback. I only saw high praise for it by verified buyers.

NEC has always been known to make great monitors, even in the CRT days.
I recently recycled my 21" NEC analog (CRT) monitor that was the monitor to brag about in mid 1990s. I think I had paid around $1,300 for it in those days.
Lots of CAD/CAM workstations used it in the 1990s.
It was quite a load to bring it up from the basement, and then to the curb.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 17:21 UTC
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Nomoreheroes: They are trying to catch up Dells 5020 or basically the 4 year old M3800 series

"... $30K per seat CAD packages, I never see Dell, only HP. "
That only means HP gave them the best deal for their budget.
Both companies make different grades of computers for different audiences (general consumer, gaming, engineering, business, etc.)

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 17:10 UTC

A wonderful feature, no doubt.
Hopefully, it'll continue to improve down the road, especially duration. 0.2 seconds is OK for a start, but too limited. A second or two would be great, but that'll need a whole lot larger buffer size/DRAM.

I have done a few slow motion videos of Hummingbirds with the Panasonic FZ200 at its highest frame rate (240 fps), and it's always enjoyable to watch these videos, either alone, or with family & friends, especially watching the reaction on the faces of the younger ones.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 13:03 UTC as 5th comment
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Nomoreheroes: They are trying to catch up Dells 5020 or basically the 4 year old M3800 series

Probably so.
I have the 2+ years old Dell Precision 4800, with the i7-4900QM, quad core, and a 512GB Samsung 850 Pro that I won't trade it in with HP's top of the line even if it was a free trade!

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 12:25 UTC

$2000 for a 27" 2K monitor?
The 28" Samsung 4K UE850 is selling for $340 to $350 at more than one outlet.
Get real, or dream on HP.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 12:11 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies

Awesome news. I'll wait until May 1st (for bragging rights) to order a red dot to stick it on one of my non-Leica cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 15:50 UTC as 56th comment

A last attempt at survival. The ship is sinking. Evan Spiegel needs to pull a raft and jump while he can.
This app is very invasive. Try to install it from Google Play (Android folks), and see the agreement page pulls up for your acceptance (before it can install) and look at the list of items the app wants permission to access. No way Hussey I'd install it on my phone!!!
As bad as Facebook, if not worse.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 19:09 UTC as 5th comment
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Bokeh Blues: $700 for 1tb? What a joke. Would rather just buy a bunch of SD cards.

Great idea. Just buy 125 SD cards, 8GB capacity, and a box to hold them. :-) lol

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 16:04 UTC
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Franz Weber: I am confused now. What is better: 8th gen i9 chip with 6 cores or 6th gen i8chip with 9cores?

If and when you upgrade, I'd like to buy your "6th gen i8chip with 9cores"!!!
I'll pay top dollar for it.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 15:40 UTC
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BeaverTerror: Who in their right mind would use a laptop as their primary editing machine? College students who live out of a suitcase?

Not all laptops are created equal. I'm sure there're plenty of laptops with much more power than your main desktop system.
Many have top of the line 4-core processors, 32GB RAM, 4GB graphics card, fast SSD disks, ..., etc.
You'll pay more than $300 for those; a whole lot more!!!

Such laptops can also be connected to a monitor (or two) as large and as high-res as you can afford.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 15:31 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: Goodness thank God I held off buying the i7 Kaby MacBook. Hoping Apple upgrades their MacBook to this intel mobile chip! NEXT YEAR PERHAPS? I CAN WAIT.

What they are saying "59% faster in video editing" means Adobe has not code their apps to the newest intel chip once they do that 59% faster is gone out of the window.

Apple, reportedly, is going to stop using Intel processors, and start using their own in the near future.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 15:17 UTC

"Turbo Boost speeds of up to 4.8 GHz and promises "the ultimate content creation experience.""
I suppose they are "secretly" implying that the user must provide liquid nitrogen to cool the processor to achieve 4.8 GHz. Ice cubes use is not a good idea!!!
Hopefully, we'll see the answer to this processor from AMD in the near future.
Competition is good.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 15:15 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Great photo features, no doubt, and 960 fps video is the icing on the cake.
The price is not for everyone, though.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 14:54 UTC as 67th comment
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