Kendall Helmstetter Gelner

Lives in United States Denver, CO, United States
Works as a Photographic Product Developer
Joined on Dec 30, 2002
About me:

Working on Photography and Photographic software.

Proud member of the International Sigma Users Group

Kendall Helmstetter Gelner's recent activity

  • I'll third the recommendation to get an external drive - but what I would do is clone your whole laptop drive currently, using something like Carbon Copy Cloner where you can create a bootable ...
  • 1/3 overlap is what I usually do, it gives the best chance for a better match and also means one bad shot may not impact the whole pano so much. As for shooting up and down - still use 1/3 overlap, ...
  • Replied in Why not do both?
    Annoying for sure that something reset your TM backup.  I've had that happen a few times. But to me it's not a reason to stop using TM, which is great at continuous backup that's always around. I ...
  • It's not like that is a permanent arrangement, Apple has already said that was coming in a future High Sierra update.  It's not like that's a deal breaker, HS is still nicer in other ways. Lots of ...
  • Focusing speed is pretty fast with the DP0Q and to me it seems to have been pretty accurate.  The lens is totally amazing... I really think you could not go wrong choosing the DP0Q as a second body.
  • I'm glad you fixed it but I think what may have happened was that stored preferences for Windows location got messed up and the histogram was somewhere off screen... deleting SPP preferences would ...
  • I have been using an Akito Thunderbolt 2 drive with my current Mac, and been really happy with it. The fans are pretty quiet but strong, the trays work really well. I have not been using it as a ...
  • Replied in Which SSD hub?
    I’m taking an extended trip myself, my current plan is similar - I’m planning to bring an iPad Pro (so I can use Affinity Photo for editing), but also an SSD and hub to backup photos from SD cards. ...
  • While that may be true on Windows, I would say a high percentage of Mac software would make use of both GPU’s, because most modern Mac software is written using Apple libraries for math ...
  • Maybe try opening up 17 images, and applying a lot of layers to each.  It's probably not going to go to a scratch disc until it starts running out of physical memory, which you have a lot of.
  • Replied in MacBookPro
    A mixed tale of woe - I'd think strongly about getting some power conditioning boxes (like a UPS without a battery) as it could be what's killing your electronics!
  • No, that says more about the OS doing the font rendering... Can you give any examples?  That used to be the case but I can't think of anything now where Windows has an advantage; in fact for photo ...
  • Thanks for the report, it's good to know what may go wrong... sorry you lost your photos, it's a good lesson to have some offsite physical backups you cannot easily reach. I had been mulling over ...
  • Just wanted to add that though you can cut the aperture lever off, for some lenses at least it's possible to simply remove it in such a way you could put it back in - at least one pancake lens I ...
  • Created discussion thread Article: How the DP0Q came to be
    Came across this link on Facebook, describing how the DP0-Q came to be, and details of its design.. pretty interesting.  Really nice to see how one of my favorite cameras was developed. https://aab ...
  • While I agree generally with a stern frown at developers of Mac software that can't keep up with a yearly OS update that has been in beta for a while, plugin manufacturers do deserve some sympathy ...
  • I have in the past travelled with just a DP1 and a DP3, these days really like the DP0 and a DP3... it makes for a really nice set of cameras. Sometimes I still bring along an SD with a larger ...
  • I've used the SDQ a bunch below freezing and not had an issue - one thing I like to do is shoot with the Portrait grip, which houses two extra batteries and draws power from all three at once. I ...
  • The DP0Q is amazing, the lens is perfect and the images from that camera are especially great for some reason.  I personally have it paired with the rear LCD viewfinder and love the whole combo a lot.
  • You can use the program Carbon Copy Cloner to duplicate your current system to an external drive, then use System Preferences to tell the system to boot from that drive instead of your main one - ...
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