ecka84

ecka84

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Edmond Leung: So, we should more focus on chemical studies to support electronic development.
It seems the best investment in photography is still the good optical lenses, but not the digital cameras. Digital camera technologies are too easy and too fast be outdated.

Some say that when people get older their brains work slower and their time perception is getting worse, so that everything seems to be happening faster than it actually is.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 01:33 UTC
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The Fat Fish: It's about as much of an upgrade over the K1 as the 6DII was over the 6D. Granted in this case it hasn't taken any steps back and it is only two years but I would still expect some more noticeable improvements in a "MK II" camera.

They could have at least updated the video functionality to make it an all rounder like the D850 and A7RIII.

If I'd have lenses for both systems already, I would choose the K1II over the 6D2.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 01:15 UTC
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ZeBebito: Well, this is less of an update than the Canon 6D mark ii, we can expect thousands of complaints regarding the lack of 4K!!

Yes, that 1080@60i is very tempting :)

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 00:48 UTC
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ZeBebito: Well, this is less of an update than the Canon 6D mark ii, we can expect thousands of complaints regarding the lack of 4K!!

Not really. 6D2 is actually a "downdate".

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 22:39 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Seeing that 2TB SSDs are $600+ I can only see how much this 30TB monster would cost. Since 2TB is around $600, I would say this is probably likely to cost around $7,000 (about $300 per TB). You now theoretically have enough storage for all your
RAW files and media for the next 15+ years for us hobbyist / enthusiasts.... professionals probably go through disk space much faster.

However, being that it's a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) device, most consumer level computers will need an adapter to use it.

Well, I had no drive failures caused by "wearing off" or old age since 2001-2002. Most reasons are manufacturing defects and transportation damage. DOA HDDs are ridiculously common these days. So they are really more fragile than SSDs in that respect, but much safer in situations with "fried" electronics.
"But pretty much none of my SSDs (I have about 12 total in use) are still going strong" - What do you mean by that? One failed, and the rest are going "weak"?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 16:11 UTC
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Gesture: Even in an "enterprise" setting, rather not put all chickens in one basket.

Nobody needs 30x 1TB SSDs for personal use. But you can build a PC with enough SSD capacity for your workflow (like one, two or three 2TB NVMe SSDs) and some 10TB HDD pairs in RAID1 backup/storage arrays (30TB = 6 HDDs), which would still be cheaper than this new 30TB SSD alone :).

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 15:35 UTC
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fberns: Indeed - looks like a zoom lens for E-mount!
If it is a 2.8 aperture normal (like 24 or 28 to 70 or so) lens, this would finally make Sony Full Frame interesting for me. The E-Mount is still missing nice AND affordable zoom lenses.
Let me explain - I'm stuck with APS-C and often use a 2.8/17-50. I have been thinking about stepping up to Full frame, but I would only do this if there was an affordable, still good 2.8 normal zoom lens. Until now, the only viable option for me performance AND budget wise was a Nikon D750 and Tamron 2.8 24-70, but this might change with the to be announced A7RIII and this possible Tamron lens?

"I wouldn't go full frame and then only F4, that wouldn't give me any more control of depth of field which is one of the main things why I would invest into FUllframe anyway."
- F4 on FF makes a bit more shallow DoF that F2.8 on APS-C, so technically, your assumption is wrong. While F2.8 on FF is like F1.8 on APS-C, so maybe you can use Sigma F1.8 zooms and keep your crop. But honestly, DoF control with zoom lenses isn't something to brag about. There are plenty of better reasons for going FF.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 13:17 UTC
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ecka84: 100-300mm F4 would be much more intriguing.

You're right. But this lens would add an extra and unique alternative, rather than yet another 70-200 option.
Honestly, 70-200F2.8 is not my type of lens. It's a big heavy workhorse, for professionals. Most people feel like they HAVE TO get the best, the biggest and the most expensive lenses for their camera system to "cover" the basic focal range (like from 16mm to 200mm). I don't. I have no need for F2.8 zooms. Even the 70-200F4 seems like a better deal for me.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 00:19 UTC
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CallumG: What we need instead of capacity is price per GB. I simply cannot wait until hard drives are completely obsolete.

REDs are not really consumer drives :). They are basically GOLD, but without some "bells and whistles". I have two 3TB REDs - great drives, silent (unlike my 8TB RED), fast (ish:D) and still alive.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 23:14 UTC
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Rosember: Finally a suitable replacement for my 8 bay NAS, yeeehaaa! :-D

Why not 8? :)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 23:07 UTC
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brycesteiner: How many PhaseOne RAW pictures can I store on it?

I'm not sure if this will be big enough.

https://www.desmos.com/scientific

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 23:05 UTC
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ecka84: 100-300mm F4 would be much more intriguing.

Yes, maybe (with zoom lenses), but when it comes to 300mm+ I'd rather have a prime instead. There are used 300/2.8 options on ebay for less than $2000 and it makes a nice 600/5.6 with 2xTC and/or 420/4 with 1.4xTC.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 22:53 UTC
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ecka84: 365 daily rewrite cycles per year * 5 years = 1825 rewrite cycles. Doesn't sound like much. I thought that normal consumer SSDs live through 3000-5000 cycles under warranty these days. Am I missing something?

Guys, relax, this drive is not meant for regular PC users.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 22:31 UTC
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Peter1976: It will be interesting to see how this compares to the good Canon 70-200 f4 IS L, as you can get the Canon for a very reasonable price (used ones in good condition for about 650€). And the Canon is WHITE ;).

So that's why there are mostly Canon whites spotted on all serious events. Nikon's blacks must be hiding somewhere in the shadows :D.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 20:46 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Seeing that 2TB SSDs are $600+ I can only see how much this 30TB monster would cost. Since 2TB is around $600, I would say this is probably likely to cost around $7,000 (about $300 per TB). You now theoretically have enough storage for all your
RAW files and media for the next 15+ years for us hobbyist / enthusiasts.... professionals probably go through disk space much faster.

However, being that it's a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) device, most consumer level computers will need an adapter to use it.

I know that they both will be damaged. The question is - which one is better for data recovery after the fact.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 20:27 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Seeing that 2TB SSDs are $600+ I can only see how much this 30TB monster would cost. Since 2TB is around $600, I would say this is probably likely to cost around $7,000 (about $300 per TB). You now theoretically have enough storage for all your
RAW files and media for the next 15+ years for us hobbyist / enthusiasts.... professionals probably go through disk space much faster.

However, being that it's a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) device, most consumer level computers will need an adapter to use it.

Well, it's hard to say really. How about EMP shock or a lightning trike, or ... water damage maybe?

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 20:15 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Seeing that 2TB SSDs are $600+ I can only see how much this 30TB monster would cost. Since 2TB is around $600, I would say this is probably likely to cost around $7,000 (about $300 per TB). You now theoretically have enough storage for all your
RAW files and media for the next 15+ years for us hobbyist / enthusiasts.... professionals probably go through disk space much faster.

However, being that it's a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) device, most consumer level computers will need an adapter to use it.

But when it comes to data recovery, HDD is a better bet. And you can have 4 extra backups for the same price :). I consider SSDs to be more reliable than HDDs only in mobile devices, where their "high-G" stress resistance is a very useful thing to have.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 20:02 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Seeing that 2TB SSDs are $600+ I can only see how much this 30TB monster would cost. Since 2TB is around $600, I would say this is probably likely to cost around $7,000 (about $300 per TB). You now theoretically have enough storage for all your
RAW files and media for the next 15+ years for us hobbyist / enthusiasts.... professionals probably go through disk space much faster.

However, being that it's a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) device, most consumer level computers will need an adapter to use it.

Yes, but editing and storing are different things. I don't use HDDs for editing and I don't store data on SSDs, unless it's some kind of unfinished project.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 19:40 UTC
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ecka84: 365 daily rewrite cycles per year * 5 years = 1825 rewrite cycles. Doesn't sound like much. I thought that normal consumer SSDs live through 3000-5000 cycles under warranty these days. Am I missing something?

@Gmon750
Yes. Those are not PC drives or even storage drives.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 19:10 UTC
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CallumG: What we need instead of capacity is price per GB. I simply cannot wait until hard drives are completely obsolete.

I trust HDDs. But I don't trust those who carry it from the factory to my door.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 19:02 UTC
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