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Matpan: Long gone the days where mac had an upper hand over PC with their POWER PC RISC processors and different architecture altogether. Macs ARE PCs (overpriced ones at that)... only difference is the OS and their closed form factor.

You can build a much more powerful PC for the same budget you purchase a Mac for and run their OS if you prefer. Although there is virtually nothing Windows 10 does not do better or equally well. Virus? yeah, sure, if you surf the internet like a 12 year old you can make a mess. Mac is not totally impervious by the way....

Over 15 years working as a professional illustrator for the ad industry and as a concept artist for games and movies. Worked with both PC and Mac paired with Wacom... Tried every single combination. Been forced to use Mac at various jobs, most of which just bought Mac because "clients like to see we work with macs, it makes the studio look more professional". It is ridiculous the amount of studios that choose Mac just for the brand logo

Back in the day it was about build quality. I've seen some similar PCs but there is nothing quite like the Beige G3 as far as build quality. I have used Apple laptops way out past 7 years and same thing with Windows PCs. The PC world has so many imaginative and useful form factors these days that it really has surpassed Apple as "computers" versus as "devices" IMHO.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 01:51 UTC
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Matpan: Long gone the days where mac had an upper hand over PC with their POWER PC RISC processors and different architecture altogether. Macs ARE PCs (overpriced ones at that)... only difference is the OS and their closed form factor.

You can build a much more powerful PC for the same budget you purchase a Mac for and run their OS if you prefer. Although there is virtually nothing Windows 10 does not do better or equally well. Virus? yeah, sure, if you surf the internet like a 12 year old you can make a mess. Mac is not totally impervious by the way....

Over 15 years working as a professional illustrator for the ad industry and as a concept artist for games and movies. Worked with both PC and Mac paired with Wacom... Tried every single combination. Been forced to use Mac at various jobs, most of which just bought Mac because "clients like to see we work with macs, it makes the studio look more professional". It is ridiculous the amount of studios that choose Mac just for the brand logo

There was a time when the Mac interface had superior proprioception and networking.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 21:29 UTC
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keepreal: if anyone thinks this is a defacto dell advertisement, as cosinaphile suggests they might, they should take into account experiences like mine.

I used to have a Dell desktop and a notebook.

One of the switches on the monitor for the desktop jammed, so would not work after just a few months. Things like that can happen but they sent me two replacements in succession. Neither functioned on first switching on. Furthermore, they were not new but from their repair department. I complained very vocally and was relieved finally to be given a new monitor. But I should not have been put through this.

On the notebook, there was no hard drive, 16 gb of flash memory. That failed three months after the warranty expired but they replaced it free. However, the replacement failed about nine months later.

After that, I will never ever buy anything Dell. You might wish to take my experiences into account.

These switches remind me of the windshield washers on cars. Technology generations apart.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 21:26 UTC
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Gesture: What a demonstration of how good the modern camera is: autofocus, autoexposure, etc.

That's true. Still impressive.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 16:38 UTC

I like it. A value Leica.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 16:37 UTC as 31st comment

What a demonstration of how good the modern camera is: autofocus, autoexposure, etc.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 12:20 UTC as 35th comment | 5 replies

My favorite-LOOK AT ME concept photography.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 00:30 UTC as 46th comment

Not an easy issue. But I think the photographer should have worked with the Wilflife Refuge to share responsibility (and, possibly, return) for the images. Gimmick leads to compelling images to legal chaos. Might have been handled better from the get go. Do people in the "conflict photos" we see posted own some of their rights?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 16:53 UTC as 213th comment

Really proud of what Sigma is doing. Wish the cameras had been a little more practical and accessible. Even have the guts to do just in Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Pentax mounts. There simply for me is no attraction to buying SA lenses-not enough extent modern models. Compare on the 3rd party mount lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 02:24 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (220 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: Bingo! Just what I discovered and wrote about after getting the X-A3. I'm a RAW shooter only and in the end, regardless of the issues I discovered (slow and difficulty AF in very low light situations, a 1st generation horrible touch screen, and the inability to view the LCD in any type of bright conditions - whether in sunny or bright cloudy scenarios) I was still very much impressed with the superb IQ I've gotten from mine.

I only hope (yet doubt) that Fuji can release FW updates to correct any of this as there is only so much a FW update can do.

The IQ and DR (well, at least in RAW as I never shoot in JPG) were superb - so this baby is stayin' in my vast collection of goodies.

But yes, when you want to compare (overall) against its various competitors, there's lots to choose from. My entry level Micro 43 cameras blow this X-A3 away with regards to AF speed and touchscreen capabilities.

But "Ah luv's Fuji in general," so it's stayin put!

Ben, what's your favorite of the Fuji line.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 15:17 UTC

Great. First two remind me of Soviet era lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 21:44 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (362 comments in total)
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Kiril Karaatanasov: It looks like Leica hired the Sony NEX-3 design team......

Samsung NV.
https://www.dpreview.com/products/samsung/compacts/samsung_nv8

Please, enough with "edited to taste."

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 20:40 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (362 comments in total)

Looks like the Samsung NV cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 20:38 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

Photography-the pretentious art.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 14:54 UTC as 63rd comment | 4 replies
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sh10453: Very interesting. Elaborate work (4 to 5 hours)!

I probably would do it differently, with much less bulk, and won't be so intrusive.
A quarter inch thick rectangular copper plate, with a sheet of thermal tape, of the same dimension, sandwiched in between, would do the trick.
But that would be too simple, takes just a few minutes, and would not make it to DPR News or YouTube.
A couple of defective PC processors for less than $5 mounted backwards, with the thermal tape would also do the trick, and would take just a few minutes, mainly to bend the piano wires. But I prefer the one piece copper plate.

Great ideas!

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 13:16 UTC

Reminds of the Mac G5 tower. When you saw that massive heat sink, you knew something wasn't right. But even the modern desktop PC with a higher performance processor, the cooling solutions are quite hefty, whether its a Hyper 212 EVO or liquid cooler.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 13:15 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

Here is one area where camera OEMs could compete and thrive-unless the waterproof smartphone arrives, if it hasn't already.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 13:04 UTC as 40th comment | 12 replies

Should be about $30.
Again, sad to see such a revered name in optics being used in this way. Worse than the Kodak or GE badged cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 15:03 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply

Sad. Sad. Sad. This is an outstanding camera for its date and price; and only the second camera model (Panasonic G being the other) that did what so many on this forum kept asking for, but didn't buy: give me a digital version of the last film era compact SLR, a la Nikon FM, Pentax ME, etc.

This camera has superb form factor and ergonomics.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 14:23 UTC as 46th comment

Besides B&H, Adorama, etc. Freestyle Sales and Photo Warehouse are good sources of analog materials:
http://www.ultrafineonline.com

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 15:08 UTC as 33rd comment
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