Menneisyys

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On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1045 comments in total)
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CheersUK: Somebody screwed the formatting up. The Conclusion page is Page 4.

all new reviews have tests as appedices - that is, eveyrthing is OK with the order of pages here.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 14:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)
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TORN: Just slap that Bayer sensor in a higher up body and I will be happy with Fuji. Similar image quality without the hassle in raw.

"X-Trans makes the differences towards Fuji.."

Exactly. X-Trans is plain great. No Bayer crap in future Fuji bodies please.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 08:25 UTC

Too bad there's no love for Merrill....

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 05:13 UTC as 7th comment
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Everythingis1: To all complaining about the USB port, you know they sell a DOCK for this thing if you want to hook up a million things at the same time right? The vast majority of people would rather NOT have to carry dongles around with them, which they would if it was just a type C port. Do you carry an extra monitor with you? I didn't think so.

We are mostly complaining about the high-speed (40 Gbps) Thunderbolt (3), which not even a dock will provide.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 04:54 UTC

No Thunderbolt = no buying. That's a REAL omission. External GPU's speed up for example Capture One's export tremendously.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 04:53 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G sample gallery (60 comments in total)
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stevo23: Have the naysayers finally ceased as to the absence of Sony's lens development?

It has mostly been the APS-C line that's lacking, not the FF one.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 04:10 UTC

Sigma, PLEASE come up with a FULL-FRAME camera - under $2000 if possible! (Sigma's, compared to Canon, considerably smaller size of) APS-H is still a far cry away from FF.

(Also, while I know we'll never return to the Merrill sensor architecture with its superior color resolution, I do ask for it again.)

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 10:24 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
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Kabe Luna: Apple would benefit from the realization that these are creative tools not art objects. At the end of the day, these things need to be practical.

@dark goob: "So I suspect we will see something modular where the GPU is external (but I pray not built into the monitor). Ideally this eGPU can work with any Thunderbolt 3 Mac."

Given that Apple hasn't ever even tried supporting eGPU's, I don't have high hopes. That is, if it's at all possible to use eGPU's with any future Apple desktop,

- it won't be officially supported
- it won't be hot-plug
- it will require a complete shutdown to be removed (to avoid kernel panic)
- it WILL require considerably hacking - for example, Apple has removed the 9500 drivers from 10.2.4, making AMD RX 480 users' considerably harder.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 05:21 UTC
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Mark Banas: Well, let's hope they addressed the overheating/fogging issues as well.

Yup, overheating in 4k mode is pretty much a PIA with the old model. Can't record more than 20-30 minutes at a time; after that, have to wait for 5-10 minutes for the globe to cool down.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 09:24 UTC
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(unknown member): So a "German company Porsche Design" has teamed up with industry giants Intel, Microsoft and Quanta Computer to copy a 10 year old (f not more) macbook pro design.
That's good NEWS

@sts2: "Under OS X, it does certain Lightroom processes faster than my Windows desktop which has a much stronger i7-6700K with twice the RAM"

That's because of Windows. Is your desktop Hackintosh'able? The best of both worlds: a kick-ass desktop capable of significantly better results than any Macbook, running OS X.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 15:03 UTC
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munro harrap: Its a very expensive executive toy, basically, a ladies powder compact. If it worked adequately you would not also buy a PC would you?

The MacBook Pro with a discrete card and good quad-core processor can replace an i377K unlocked PC, because we checked with mine and it is faster on some things, as long as its plugged in, you dont need a proper PC anymore. At the same price the same cannot be said of the Poor Porsche at all!!

"discrete card"

You can't be serious. Even the best discrete Macbook GPU's are orders of magnitude worse (slower and more inner heat-generating) than even a mid-priced RX 480 in a PC, let alone for example two or three GTX-1080's in SLI...

Yes, I do know what I'm speaking about - this is why I've purchased a Thunderbolt eGPU for my own Macbook...

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 14:59 UTC

"one USB 3.1 Type-C/Thunderbolt 3 port which allows for wired image transmission in accordance with the DisplayPort standard"

WOW! At last a sensible PC manufacturer! Now that I have an external GPU, I just *love* Thunderbolt on my Macbook for both image editing / exporting acceleration in Capture One (two-fold speed increase with the RX480!) and, of course, gaming.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 14:57 UTC as 17th comment
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Menneisyys: ALL previous Sony Android phones had mediocre cameras. They haven't even bothered putting in OIS. Hope this time they have produced something better. No, 960 fps hi-speed video isn't itself sufficient.

@bloodycape: the lack of OIS in 2017 is plain inexcusable, particularly because for example Apple's implementation is so darned good.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 16:15 UTC

ALL previous Sony Android phones had mediocre cameras. They haven't even bothered putting in OIS. Hope this time they have produced something better. No, 960 fps hi-speed video isn't itself sufficient.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 13:37 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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cosinaphile: micro sd? how foolish,... these are computers,

not android tablets or phones .......... sheeeeeshh

Still, much-much better than no cards at all - see for example the latest (2016) Macbook Pro's...

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 07:34 UTC
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RichyjV: Portable, sleek, high quality screen, and with no dedicated graphics capability you can watch in amazement as it takes a mere two minutes to apply some filters on your 36mp images. For non photo processing needs however, looks quite convenient.

Powerful GPU-wise, too bad these new models don't support any kind of external PCIe connections (via for example ExpressCards or Thunderbolt). External GPU's would speed up a lot of image processing operations tremendously - also according to my own eGPU tests.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 07:25 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: Samsung is a pathetic company when it comes to copying!

"Samsung is a pathetic company when it comes to copying!" - utter BS. You should be happy there are alternatives to the very expensive MS Surface Pro / Book line, essentially driving down prices for us end users.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 07:22 UTC
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Menneisyys: The biggest problem with the new Books is the lack of Thunderbolt 3-over-USB-C capabilities.

I've made some serious external graphic card (eGPU for short) benchmark tests (so far, "only" with the latest version (10.0.1) of Capture One Pro), and found out that (at least mid-level) eGPUS's indeed greatly increase operation speed. For example, on my early 2013 15" MBP (i7, 8GB RAM, 256G SSD), exporting the same 125-image iPhone 7+ DNG set took only half the time when eGPU was actively used compared to the case of only using the discrete GPU (the built-in 650M) or completely disabling GPU acceleration. Yes, the higher-quality (faster) the GPU is, the better performance (at least in Capture One Pro) - the measly built-in 650M only sped up operation a tiny bit, while the external AMD RX 480 had resulted in a two-fold speed increase.

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"What specifically are you using for connect your egpu?" - the AKiTiO Node via its Thunderbolt connection.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 07:11 UTC
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Menneisyys: The biggest problem with the new Books is the lack of Thunderbolt 3-over-USB-C capabilities.

I've made some serious external graphic card (eGPU for short) benchmark tests (so far, "only" with the latest version (10.0.1) of Capture One Pro), and found out that (at least mid-level) eGPUS's indeed greatly increase operation speed. For example, on my early 2013 15" MBP (i7, 8GB RAM, 256G SSD), exporting the same 125-image iPhone 7+ DNG set took only half the time when eGPU was actively used compared to the case of only using the discrete GPU (the built-in 650M) or completely disabling GPU acceleration. Yes, the higher-quality (faster) the GPU is, the better performance (at least in Capture One Pro) - the measly built-in 650M only sped up operation a tiny bit, while the external AMD RX 480 had resulted in a two-fold speed increase.

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That is, eGPU's are indeed very good not only for, say, 3D gaming, but also image processing (and, for that matter, video compression). And how you can connect an eGPU to any machine? Either via Thunderbolt or ExpressCard. Regretfully, both are missing form the new Samsungs. (As do from the Surface Pro 4 / Book, by the way.)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 06:51 UTC

The biggest problem with the new Books is the lack of Thunderbolt 3-over-USB-C capabilities.

I've made some serious external graphic card (eGPU for short) benchmark tests (so far, "only" with the latest version (10.0.1) of Capture One Pro), and found out that (at least mid-level) eGPUS's indeed greatly increase operation speed. For example, on my early 2013 15" MBP (i7, 8GB RAM, 256G SSD), exporting the same 125-image iPhone 7+ DNG set took only half the time when eGPU was actively used compared to the case of only using the discrete GPU (the built-in 650M) or completely disabling GPU acceleration. Yes, the higher-quality (faster) the GPU is, the better performance (at least in Capture One Pro) - the measly built-in 650M only sped up operation a tiny bit, while the external AMD RX 480 had resulted in a two-fold speed increase.

(cont'd)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 06:51 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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