Alex Velasco

Lives in India India
Works as a University instructor
Joined on Apr 15, 2007

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snagglepuss1: I’m all for this.
Back in the 90’s, I and all my friends used Velvia.
Alas, most of them are now dead from PIP poisoning.
NOT!!!

So?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2021 at 06:19 UTC
On article Head to Head: Apple Final Cut Pro vs Adobe Premiere Pro (273 comments in total)
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Georgescanvas: Doesn't matter how fast the M1 chip is. In fruit company land you pay a premium for brushed metallic white keypads.

I meant, “The savings ranged according…”

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2021 at 15:00 UTC
On article Head to Head: Apple Final Cut Pro vs Adobe Premiere Pro (273 comments in total)
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Georgescanvas: Doesn't matter how fast the M1 chip is. In fruit company land you pay a premium for brushed metallic white keypads.

You’re joking, right? In fact, this story was a widely reported at the time. The price ranged according to the machine specification, for example a 15" laptop versus a 13". That the IBM CTO made the claim based on such a large sample, gave it extra credence. It confirms what Apple users regularly say: the computers are good value, better built, last longer, and have better after-sales service.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2021 at 14:40 UTC
On article Head to Head: Apple Final Cut Pro vs Adobe Premiere Pro (273 comments in total)
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Georgescanvas: Doesn't matter how fast the M1 chip is. In fruit company land you pay a premium for brushed metallic white keypads.

IBM saved between $235–$535 per user (total cost of ownership) by deploying Macs.
https://www.vox.com/2016/10/20/13337652/mac-ibm-business-cheaper

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2021 at 06:35 UTC
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The Fat Fish: I still can't get over how obnoxious and unnecessary that 2005 inspired that chin is.

Whining about the iMac chin. Geez, that takes me back.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2021 at 05:29 UTC

The dirty secret of hard disk failure is down to poor handling. These are exceedingly intricate and precise mechanical devices that are susceptible to damage from jolts and impacts. I had to return two purchased 8 TB HDDs that arrived in blister packs inside plastic bags. No other protection or cushioning. A visual inspection of the packaging gave a full account of the torturous journey that they had been through. Neither drive worked. People who say that this or that HDD is good or bad, aren’t factoring in how the devices are being handled in warehouses, by shop staff, by couriers etc. Microsoft’s trial of underwater datacenters enjoyed a failure rate “one-eighth of what we see on land,” which they put down to “the atmosphere of nitrogen, which is less corrosive than oxygen, and the absence of people to bump and jostle components [as] the primary reasons for the difference.”
Here: https://news.microsoft.com/innovation-stories/project-natick-underwater-datacenter/

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2021 at 12:18 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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Mariano Pacifico: My saddened heart goes out to employees that cannot relocate to the last remaining IC lens factory.

My heart is aching two IC factories are moved to another just one factory.

So many bad news from Nikon. I am happy for Olympus an investment firm bought them to breath new fresh air.

Nikon cannot do it alone. Nikon has already closed plants. Shed off employees. Lost sales.

You can help Nikon. Save Nikon. Buy Nikon. Save history.

@AKPhotoArt huh?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2021 at 11:26 UTC
On a photo in the Sony a7S III pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV) sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Awesome!

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 15:45 UTC as 2nd comment

My first thought, and this is just idle speculation: Google are going to exit the phone business. After all, Marc Levoy is one of the smartest guys in the field, why would you risk losing a guy like that?

Link | Posted on May 14, 2020 at 16:21 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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Enzo1320: I can't understand the obsession with 3D printing.
It's the most inefficient way of producing plastics.
If the company is serious, why they just not build the mold and make plastic stuff in the same way as any other plastic stuff?

Oh, yes... The market size... Capable of accepting maybe 50 of those gimmics

Fabricating tool-steel moulds and mass producing injection moulded plastic components is several orders of magnitude more complicated and more capital intensive.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2020 at 12:02 UTC
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dash2k8: As a coworker once remarked, just about everything with Apple computers is lovable except the price.

Your coworker must have been referring to the sticker price. The total cost of ownership of a computer over its lifetime is a different matter. Here Apple computers are known to be cheaper:
https://www.cio.com/article/3133945/ibm-says-macs-save-up-to-543-per-user.html

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2019 at 17:59 UTC

“Father of the EOS-1”—wow!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2019 at 16:27 UTC as 65th comment
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Alex Velasco: I get it. F1.8 and 1.2 fast prime lenses, and 2.8 and 4.0 zooms on 35mm format sensors that offer a unique look coupled with the mirrorless interchangeable lens experience as a strategic response to the smartphone with its ever increasing computational capabilities. I certainly hope it succeeds, for the sake of the company and the industry.

Agreed.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2019 at 10:55 UTC

I get it. F1.8 and 1.2 fast prime lenses, and 2.8 and 4.0 zooms on 35mm format sensors that offer a unique look coupled with the mirrorless interchangeable lens experience as a strategic response to the smartphone with its ever increasing computational capabilities. I certainly hope it succeeds, for the sake of the company and the industry.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2019 at 07:26 UTC as 47th comment | 6 replies

Oooooooh

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 12:08 UTC as 31st comment

Stunning photographs. All are winners!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2019 at 18:11 UTC as 62nd comment
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American20: Mac is a joke already. The software which can take advantage of Mac is Mac professional software and they have only a few of them. There are more Adobe users with Mac than Apple software users with Mac. Apple does not care about pro users for a long time.

Mr Bolton, I am surprised by your story. I’ve never heard such a thing. In fact, I’ve have only ever heard of the opposite: anti-virus apps are not advised for use on a Mac. A Mac can possibly get infected, but it’s extremely rare, and most Mac users, like me, survive for decades without “a sniff” of a virus.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2019 at 05:58 UTC
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Jason: Are people still angry about this? Aperture was discontinued almost five years ago. I'd say it's pretty admirable that they supported it this long.

Why would you keep using a DAM that has been discontinued--especially when it takes your images and crams them into a massive library file? Any work you put into your Aperture library after the announcement was a massive waste of time. You'd be better off organizing your images in folders with your OS file system.

“Jason, I agree.” But Aperture has had the option of “managed” or “reference” images since Version 2. It is in the File menu—Relocate or Consolidate Originals. I have had my originals stored on an external HD in folders organised by date and event since then.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2019 at 05:49 UTC
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W5JCK: Aperture was a POS in its best days. Now it is so antiquated that crying over it is completely ridiculous. It was never a top notch post processor, not by any stretch of the imagination. Just give it to your cats and let them bury it their litter box with all the other smelly crap.

POS means “Positively Outstanding Software.” Rock steady on my 4 year old iMac—I can’t remember it crashing; very fast with the images stored on an external RAID connected via Thunderbolt 1; beautiful interface and full screen mode; lovely RAW conversion of my NEF and RAF courtesy of MacOS; full feature set that is still only rivalled by Adobe Lightroom. Perfectly satisfied with a software application the company stopped developing 6 years ago!

Link | Posted on May 1, 2019 at 05:44 UTC

I use Aperture. I have a moderate library of about 250,000 images. I will switch to Photos. This is sad news. I wonder why this will happen as the application is 64 Bit. The Apple support article states: “For technical reasons, Aperture will not run in future versions of macOS after macOS Mojave.”

Link | Posted on May 1, 2019 at 04:53 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
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