nbirkett

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

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  • Did you mean to direct this to me - I don't think that any of my questions relate to the item in the link.
  • I'm looking for pricing comparable to what is offered for USB-3.0. True, with appropriate adapters.  I don't use RAID - I want two separate single drives so I think there will be a speed 'hit'. I ...
  • Given the move by Apple to USB-C 3.1/Thunderbolt-3, I am surprised at how few external storage options there are. And, how expensive they are. Like the OP, I'm looking at upgrading my 2011 27" iMac ...
  • Created discussion thread Time zones and GPZ information
    I have a portable Garmin GPS unit (Etrex 20x) that I use to collect gps location information while traveling to geotag my photos when I return. I am having issues with time zones :( I spent a ...
  • The iPads all contain Bluetooth 4.2.  Why couldn't you use that to link to a Magic Keyboard and mouse?  This would mean two external units to transport but would give the full size keybaord/mouse.
  • Two more great ideas. Thanks folks.
  • Thanks for all the advice.  I have finally managed to get the polarizer off the step down ring.  But, I needed to use everything that had been suggested. I bought a set of filter wrenches and a ...
  • Why would you need to go with RAID?  I just use a single external drive (which will run much faster once I upgrade from my 2011 model).  I keep regular backups on another drive.  I'm not sure that ...
  • More opinions, FWIW. Of the three options, I agree that the SSD would be top priority.  However, I would not go with 256GB - get at least 512GB.  You likely will find 256GB rather restrictive for ...
  • Access speed is one thing.  I am using a 2015 MacBook Pro right now, with a 512GB internal SSD and a 500GB external SSD connected through USB3.  The read/write times are 1000/1300 MB/s for the ...
  • Created discussion thread Cloning question
    Last weekend, I was taking photos at an aboriginal Pow Wow.  Lots of action which made it difficult to plan shots.  I got the following shot which show the enthusiasm of the event.  But, there is ...
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  • Very nice photos. I just returned from a week of coastal walking in Cornwall. It's a fantastic place. I recognize some of the places and images in your album. Hope my pictures turn out half as good ...
  • Thanks.  I'll see about trying the rubber band trick.  But, for the price, I will also pick-up a a set of the filter wrenches.  Didn't even know they existing.
  • Created discussion thread Stuck polazier filter
    I have a new Hoya NXT 72mm circular polarizer.  I also bought a B&W 72-67mm adjustment ring so that I can use the filter with two lens (72mm and 67mm threads).  I have the filter screwed onto the ...
  • You might be interested in this thread over on the lightroom forum: https://www.lightroomforums.net/threads/how-can-i-transfer-bridges-collections-to-lr.22031/ It gives some ideas but, to my ...
  • That would make sense.
  • I can't find a Nikon 80mm prime listed on Nikon USA. The Tokina is 100mm.  And the Nikon 60mm micro does not have VR.  Could you give more information about the Nikon lens you mean?
  • You didn't mention the specific body that you will be using this lens with.  The AF-P series of lenses won't work on some (not so old) models and have some limitations on other bodies.  You might ...
  • I'm not saying 'don't buy it'.  Rather, just flagging a potential issue that you should be aware of.  For some people the limitations are a non-issue. There are quite a few other threads about the ...
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