nbirkett

Lives in Canada Ottawa/Ontario, Canada
Joined on Aug 24, 2008

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  • Can you give more details of your trip such as: (1) Is this primarily a (1.1) photo trip? (1.2) family vacation? (1.3) Business trip? etc.
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    Yes, I am using the 'Classic' view - I don't like visual 'feel' of the new layout.  I like seeing the author, date and title on a single line - it makes it easier to scan emails.
  • Yes Yes.  The transfer speed for that drive is excellent - over 2,000 MB/s (write) and over 2,600 MB/s (read). Yes I did not do any 'conversion' to APFS.  My understanding is that APFS is really ...
  • I used Black Magic for get the benchmarks.  But, I also did some large file transfers which gave results in a similar range Both.  The slowest and fastest were AC powered.  The one in the middle ...
  • Thanks for the long and informative posts. I just took delivery of my new iMac 27. I got the (4.2) i7 version. Having done some testing this morning, I can see what the concern is about fan noise. ...
  • Posting on a related theme. I just got my 2017 iMac upgrade so I have been looking at the transfer speed for my external drives.  I have been disappointed at the low transfer speed for many USB-3 ...
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    I guess that's possible.  I hadn't really been looking at that but will try and give a look-see.
  • Replied in Matias keyboard
    It is always the fault of the technology :-) Thanks. I have decided to order one (the 'silver' version).  I will report back my experience after I try it out.
  • Replied in Mail issue
    Thanks -  I did check that. What is frustrating is that the errors don't seem to follow a clear pattern.  The biggest issue is in the InBox display.  I have some emails which do show colors for ...
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    Sorry if my reply was too negative - I appreciate the suggestion. No, I'm still on Sierra.  I run some older software which is reported to not get on well with High Sierra.  Guess I'll be on High ...
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    Yes, that's my approach too.  I had tried a google search and found nothing.  But, this is a hard problem to describe to google so I wasn't sure if my search terms might have missed relevant ...
  • Created discussion thread Mail issue
    In Apple Mail, when you reply to an email, the original message is included as a quote, with a different color font (that behaviour is set in 'preferences').  Each previous quoted email is further ...
  • Created discussion thread MATIAS Wireless Aluminum keyboard
    I'm taking the plunge and upgrading to a 2017 iMac. The only thing left is a keyboard. I went to our local Apple store and tried the keyboards that now ship with iMacs and didn't like them at all. ...
  • I was in a similar position last year: a D7200 with 18-140mm lens but looking for a lens upgrade.  After a lot of angst, I opted to buy the 16-80mm NIkon as my main hiking lens.  I also bought a ...
  • It's definitional rather than semantics (although, this statement might also be semantics :-))  Macro is about getting life-size (or bigger) image onto the sensor. I'm certainly no expert in this ...
  • I wasn't aware of this.  Seems strange but I do see that Nikon does say this. But, even at a 1:2.8, you don't have 'macro'. Much macro focusing is done by moving the camera rather than using the ...
  • Well stated. I agree with all of your points. Pity that Apple will most likely ignore them :(
  • The standard definition of macro is that you have to achieve a 1:1 magnification. None of the 18-55mm lenses are able to achieve that (1:3 at best). You can do close-up work, but not macro. For ...
  • Thanks.  I'm still running on a 2011 iMac so haven't seen Nik under 4K/5K. What do you use for HDR?  Topaz doesn't offer an HDR option AFAIK.
  • If you were a previous owner of the plugins from Topaz, they will give you the studio pro versions of the plugins for free. You still have to buy some of the newer ones but you don't have to pay ...
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