bullfinchphoto

Lives in United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Has a website at bullfinch.me
Joined on Nov 8, 2011

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bullfinchphoto: MacBook Pro was actually made mainly for a Pro users (its price was higher comparing to MacBook), e.g. professional photographers, artists, and designers. Pro photographers used to have CF cards in their cameras, no use of SD card slot. So, what to complain about? And who is still using SD cards slot? Another point, when Apple removed FireWire port, any noise in social media? And CD-reader? Please stop complaining, there many other laptops on the market with SD slots and USBs you all love, who knows what they need will buy new MBPro without any grumbling.

peterwr and who is still using SD cards slot in their laptops?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 04:51 UTC
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bullfinchphoto: MacBook Pro was actually made mainly for a Pro users (its price was higher comparing to MacBook), e.g. professional photographers, artists, and designers. Pro photographers used to have CF cards in their cameras, no use of SD card slot. So, what to complain about? And who is still using SD cards slot? Another point, when Apple removed FireWire port, any noise in social media? And CD-reader? Please stop complaining, there many other laptops on the market with SD slots and USBs you all love, who knows what they need will buy new MBPro without any grumbling.

Do you mean professional photographers who make a living from their work or just so-called "pros" who bought expensive equipment to look alike? You are mixing the point why real pros still buy (and manufacturers Canon and Nikon still make) "expensive and heavy" DSLRs - AF speed (including low-light conditions), ISO, DR, durability etc.. Smaller mirrorless brothers still lacks some features heavy DSLRs have. Most of these cameras still use CF cards or CF/SD mix of various configurations - and I'm talking about pro photographers. And yes, MBPro for a real Pros is not a main machine, but a portable device to import photos and postprocess on the go.

USB cable is inconvenient? It's a matter or taste and habit. If you don't like wires - I believe you don't take charging wires with you also? I think that SD card slot is archaic, that is my point and I'm happy that Apple dared to remove it, less useless equipment to carry around.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 23:21 UTC
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DamianFI: a) it's not a step forward, it's cost-cutting
b) all my laptops have the cards all the way into the body, not 'half-hanging out'.
c) wireless transfers are slow and dangling accessories (instead of a card slot) are cumbersome.

They lost me with the iPhone 7 and now with the MacBook.
Zero Apple products on my radar anymore.

It's always good to have an alternative and choice which product to use.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 23:02 UTC
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DamianFI: a) it's not a step forward, it's cost-cutting
b) all my laptops have the cards all the way into the body, not 'half-hanging out'.
c) wireless transfers are slow and dangling accessories (instead of a card slot) are cumbersome.

They lost me with the iPhone 7 and now with the MacBook.
Zero Apple products on my radar anymore.

What would Apple do without you? Such a big loss..

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 22:26 UTC
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Paniko: My '96 Testarossa had a fairly good cassette reader. Now, somebody at Ferrari tought that the new Aperta should not have one! HOW CAN I LISTEN MY MILLI VANILLI HITS?!
Ferrari is doomed! Enzo is turning in his grave! :D

Best comment ever! :D

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
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bullfinchphoto: MacBook Pro was actually made mainly for a Pro users (its price was higher comparing to MacBook), e.g. professional photographers, artists, and designers. Pro photographers used to have CF cards in their cameras, no use of SD card slot. So, what to complain about? And who is still using SD cards slot? Another point, when Apple removed FireWire port, any noise in social media? And CD-reader? Please stop complaining, there many other laptops on the market with SD slots and USBs you all love, who knows what they need will buy new MBPro without any grumbling.

I do shoot on 7d and 1dx and I don't see use of SD card slot on my MBPro, for those who use Rebels it's a huge loss of course, but I don't see reasons to buy $3k laptop for people shooting on $700 camera. It's kind of nonsense. Don't really care about the Nikon users, they have already made their choice ) but there is CF card slot in pro Nikons either (along with the SD of course) and people I know that make a living from photography rarely use SD card slot too.

Yes, I think it was a sober decision to remove SD card slot, because I believe that many manufacturers of the photo equipment will shift to USB-C wires sooner or later and there is no use of it for most of the users. Pros use CF cards mostly, amateurs use iPhone or other cameraphones in their regular life. I would rather prefer to have bigger battery rather than useless port.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 22:16 UTC
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Gazeomon: A card reader is a 'cumbersome slot' ??. Dangling a card reader from a port is not only cumbersome it also takes away a port and space on Your desk. What is that guy smoking? Wireless data transfer from cameras is still quite rare and sketchy and won't be common place for quite some time.

May I ask you why did you use CDs or DVDs for a back-up? Very unreliable option (but cheap though) - few scratches and CD is not readable, also CD-reader requires maintenance, if your files are really that important - there are external SSD options - faster transfer and more reliable. I can't even remember when I have seen CDs last time. Re: music, there is music in AAC in iTunes, FLAC files can be also stored on any HDD or SSD. Can't understand a logic, for what purpose people still may need CDs now?

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 22:05 UTC

MacBook Pro was actually made mainly for a Pro users (its price was higher comparing to MacBook), e.g. professional photographers, artists, and designers. Pro photographers used to have CF cards in their cameras, no use of SD card slot. So, what to complain about? And who is still using SD cards slot? Another point, when Apple removed FireWire port, any noise in social media? And CD-reader? Please stop complaining, there many other laptops on the market with SD slots and USBs you all love, who knows what they need will buy new MBPro without any grumbling.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 21:51 UTC as 307th comment | 9 replies
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Gazeomon: A card reader is a 'cumbersome slot' ??. Dangling a card reader from a port is not only cumbersome it also takes away a port and space on Your desk. What is that guy smoking? Wireless data transfer from cameras is still quite rare and sketchy and won't be common place for quite some time.

Did you complain when Apple removed CD-ROM from their laptops?

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
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Biological_Viewfinder: It's "cumbersome" because you don't listen to your customers, you tell your customers they don't need features like a headphone jack or a SD card slot.

The world is starting to get into VR more closely and you still stick to your headphone jack and SD card slot. Meh.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
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dmanthree: Luckily, there are lots of laptops out there with all the slots and ports you need built-in. They just run a different OS, but they all work fine. I'll be keeping my MB Pro for a while, until another Mac comes along with the proper ports and slots. This is a mistake by Apple.

The only big mistake they made is killing MagSafe, I don't think it was such a trade-off to remove it. Agree with Mr. Schiller about SD slot, I do have one and rarely use it, preferring USB wire. Another important point - they made an iPhone 7 lighting cable with ... USB, that now is impossible to charge from laptop without adapter. That is a big fail.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 21:39 UTC
On article Narrative will stop selling its life-logging cameras (49 comments in total)

It's in high demand and they decided to shut it down. I'm the only person that think it's irrational? I would love to have it, during travels or other adventures.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 18:35 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
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Timbo101: I hope they have improved the sharpness of the 24-105mm.

Sharpness of 24-105 is still very good as well as a all-around lens itself, but need to see second generation to compare. At least first generation of 24-70 was rubbish in sharpness (everybody knew it) and Canon made a good turn to improve it in II. Improvement of 24-105 would be as upgrade of the better to best. Will see.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 19:55 UTC
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kingslayer: Overpriced. The 16-35 should be $1200 tops. The 24-105 should be $899.

Wait about a year and price will drop to your levels. Lenses and cameras are always more expensive shortly after announcement.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
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LDunn1: Can't believe that the 16-35 f2.8 STILL doesn't have IS.....Ggggggrrrreeeeee.

24-70 F/2.8 II also lacks IS, while 24-70 F/4 does have it. Why? Because it will make the lens even more bulkier and heavier and obviously much more expensive.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 19:49 UTC
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Koulang: 10MP is a bit funny for modern camera today. It reminds me about the Canon EOS M which has 18mp asp-c sensor.

Canon EOS M is 650D in different body. When people will start to matter image quality, low noise capabilities and not MP number?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 09:15 UTC
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qwertyasdf: Haters gonna hate.

I hated the J1 / V1, hate this even more LOL

Haters gonna hate just because can't afford? It's just a camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 09:13 UTC
On article Nikon announces D4 'multi-media' DSLR (228 comments in total)
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thecrowR: 16mp?????

and it is wonderful! Thanks Nikon is not racing for stupid megapixels like Canon does.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:55 UTC
On article Nikon announces D4 'multi-media' DSLR (228 comments in total)

Checkmate Canon!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:52 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies

One of the best books for photography design and composition. The photographer's eye as well. Definitely must-read.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2011 at 07:31 UTC as 10th comment
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