Sean Nelson

Sean Nelson

Lives in Canada Vancouver BC, Canada
Works as a (mostly) retired
Joined on Oct 15, 2006
About me:

email address: sean.nelson.social[loopy-a-thingy]gmail.com

Equipment list:

Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone
GoPro Hero 3 Black Action Camera
Panasonic X900M Camcorder
Sony RX100M4 Compact Camera
Panasonic GH3 camera
Panasonic GH5 camera
Panasonic 7-14 f/4 lens
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens
Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5 lens
Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 lens
Panasonic-Leica 100-400mm f/4-6.3 lens
Voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95 lens

Sean Nelson's recent activity

  • This is just another variation on the "C is the new assembly language" theme...  ;-) The casual end user of any OS is going to be helpless when the designed UI fails him, no matter what the ...
  • Since RAW files are in a proprietary format, there aren't all that many tools that can work with them.   You may find it easier to apply your colour and tonal adjustments to the unaligned files, ...
  • I have a feeling that this news will neither be hailed nor well met by readers of this thread - but Windows NT, the direct ancestor of the current version of Windows, was also first released in ...
  • It's not a very good backup if you leave it connected to your computer, which I assume you'll do if you plan to use it as a scratch disk.   To be truly safe, backups should be disconnected from ...
  • I abhor dates with 2-digit years because they're so ambiguous. "140307" could mean 2014-03-07 or 2007-03-14 And it's even worse for dates from before 2013, such as "121110" This ambiguity is going ...
  • This is certainly true, and it's an important reason to use RAID for enterprise installations. But for personal use a daily incremental backup (I stick a USB thumb drive in just before I shut down ...
  • Point well taken.
  • NO! The bare minimum is regular backups to media that are stored offline.   RAID protects you ONLY against drive failure, but there far more risks to your data than just that. What RAID buys you is ...
  • I use Stellarium to show me the azimuth and altitude of a celestial object at a given time. Then I go into Google Earth, zoom in on the location I intend to view from, and use a combination of the ...
  • I totally agree.  Hard drives have the best combination of capacity, cost, physical size and ease of regularly verifying your data.  I do weekly backups to alternating drives and monthly backups ...
  • Solid state drives store data using electrical charges which dissipate over time.  They need to be plugged in at least periodically so the drive's firmware can scan all of the storage pages, ...
  • I tried tattooing celebrities on my breast but I gotta say that it didn't really live up to all the hype...
  • It really helps to have a sense of exposure values without having to rely on the automatic exposure meter.  In bright sunlight at 120fps you'd be likely to be shooting at a shutter speed of ...
  • The class gives the minimum speed rating, some cards exceed that rating.  Cards of larger size are sometimes able to perform reads or writes simultaneously.  Imagine for example a 256GB card that ...
  • The data in a JPG file is already compressed, so it's not likely that you'll be able to compress it very much further.  The compression used for ZIP files is generally "lossless" compression which ...
  • I doubt it's possible to repair yourself, so you'll have to decide whether or not you think it's worth paying for a repair.   That'll be complicated by the fact that nobody will be able to give ...
  • It's been a while since I've accessed the forum from a mobile device, but the last time I did I found I was unable to selectively edit the quoted text.   This may be why you see so many posts that ...
  • From the forum page that lists all of the most recent threads, if you click the little circle to the left of the thread name then you'll be taken directly to the first post you haven't yet seen. Al ...
  • Excellent!  Thanks for coming back and letting us know how you solved the problem.
  • If the room has mostly hard surfaces then you're probably just hearing the natural sound of the room.  We tend to ignore the echos when we hear them live but notice them we hear them from a ...
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