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Michael Arbor

Michael Arbor

Lives in United States SE Michigan, United States
Works as a Photo Creator, Gun Dog Enthusiast
Has a website at www.Portrayinglife.com
Joined on Apr 27, 2020

Michael Arbor's recent activity

  • I wish Pentax would aggressively flood YouTube/Rumble/Instagram with short (say, 15 minute max) 'lessons learned' using their brand ambassadors as content creators. Include testimonials, ...
  • Replied in Editors Keys
    My Editors Keys keyboard has not missed a beat in over 12 years of daily use... low profile, backlit, silent, nice key feel... no problems. Works for me... might work for you... M :-D
  • Last November (22), I bought a 750w Dell XPS 8950-7129 on sale for (say) $1250.to replace a 12yo self-build. Added an exterior 8TB WD-Black fast HDD for extra storage. I've had zero problems and ...
  • Replied in Hmmmmm... ?
    If your wishes came true... right now, are you ready to buy, today? How much are you willing to pay? Just curious... M :-D
  • Replied in Good decision...
    If you take this route, get a Canon body that's the same as your son's. All new cameras have a learning curve. You son is a reliable resource for workflow 'lessons learned' and other questions. ...
  • Your profile indicates a Fuji XT-4 serves as your current camera of choice. Assuming that's still the case, its manual suggests several post-processing SW options (pp 304-305). One option is free from
  • Replied in My 2 cents...
    Cheers & Enjoy the Season... M
  • It's really easy to overthink these things. :-O So slow-down bus driver... :-D You have active kids (assume young) and want to spend $1700 to run a $220 piece of software? Think about it... Does ...
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  • Other than standard market-speak 'word salad,' spelling errors (Concast... Freudian slip??) & splashy graphics, any misleading technicals? :-| Just curious... M :-D
  • Replied in Thanks ALL...
    Thanks everyone for taking the time and making the effort to share your thoughts and lessons learned. I've decided to take Comcast's recommendation and replace their rented modem/router combo with the
  • Interesting... Not an issue for me. My plan with Comcast calls for 800 as my speed. In the past and routinely, after a month or so, Comcast lets me know they've given me a 'free' upgrade to 1000. I ...
  • Thanks for your comment... I have a "land-line" phone and an iPhone. Like Chicago, Comcast in my area connects the landline phone to the landline relay system via the cable modem/gateway box. The ...
  • Replied in E911
    Good point... (there's always something). Thank you... M :-D
  • Created discussion thread Cable Modem Replacement
    Considering replacing my Xfinity supplied (rented) cable modem with a Motorola MT8733 (cable+wifi+phone), or some other a modem setup that's equal, or more reliable. My PC (Dell XPS 7129) has a ...
  • Topaz Sharpen AI as a Lightroom plugin... https://youtu.be/5CBlwx0RA8s Enjoy... M ;-)
  • Within LrC, I use Topaz Photo AI for noise reduction, only. Jack up the detail slider quite a bit and go easy on the strength slider. I find its built-in sharpening tool to be a bit too heavy ...
  • If you do NOT know Robin W already, he does a pretty good job explaining things . Good luck... M :-D
  • May I ask what your in-camera noise reduction settings were at the time, if any? ;-) Cheers... M :-D
  • Replied in UGH...
    The results are AWFUL ! Change my mind... M :-D
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