iMac, therefore iAm

Lives in United States elev. 6000', United States
Works as a Self-employed
Has a website at www.mp2photography.com
Joined on Dec 2, 2002
About me:

Current Equipment: Canon 7D, Canon 40D, 24-105 F4L, 70-200 F2.8 L IS, 300mm
F4L IS, 400 F5.6L, Canon 10-22, Canon 1.4 extender, 420 EX, 580 EX II, MacBook Pro
2.5 Ghz Core 2 Duo

Previous equipment: Canon D60, Sigma 15-30 EX,Sigma 50-500, Sigma 20 1.8, Canon 70-200 F4L, Canon 50 1.8, Canon 28-105 f3.5-4.5.

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  • An on-board card reader isn't all that great if the computer is almost unusable. 8GB is never enough for photo work.
  • My wife has a 2011 iMac 27 i5. She had 8GB and I suggested she upgraded to 32 - she did and saw an improvement, but it's still slow and ancient. The next option is go SSD or upgrade. IMO it's ...
  • I use a new (2016) MBPro with a 512GB SSD and accessing files via Adobe Creative Cloud  is not an issue ... that said, I wish I had forked out a few hundred more and maxed out the processor, but ...
  • THIS! ^^^ (and that advice is good for more than just upgraded OS's.)
  • The human eye can only discern about 10 Million colors.
  • Not a joke. But I didn't say I'm actually running LR on it. I have a very specialized printer that prints metallic and foil 'inks'  and the most 'recent' driver only works up to OS 10.3.
  • There goes my plans to run it on Panther :-( ;-) ... and yes I still have a Mac that runs Panther.... in addition to my two running High Sierra.
  • I don't think they are. At least not in the sense that you will be require to keep your library online. One very good point made was that many businesses - particularly in the medical field - ...
  • First, I thought your analysis would be how the new Lightroom CC brings in a much needed feature - the ability to access a library from multiple machines - while otherwise completely castrating ...
  • You can get more than $60 for a broken 7D on eBay. Sold mine for $200 (granted I had a few extras - TC803N and my CF cards). Funny thing is I had a BIN price of $98 but buyers decided to go the ...
  • You could get it fixed, but the shutter will probably go out soon. I had a 7D that I bought in 2010 and it died on the morning of the Indy 500 this year (my biggest day of the year). Thankfully ...
  • Yep. They offer 10TB, but that is about $80 per month more. 1TB is on the low side for my needs, but 10 is excessive. Apple gives you 2TB for $9.99/month.
  • In all fairness, that hasn't begun to happen. I can't tell you how long I've been on the CC Plan, but it's been since it's inception whenever that was and the price hasn't budged, but features ...
  • iMac monitors are great for over 99% of users and applications. Going beyond them gets you to the point of diminishing returns. Buy with confidence. Until you forget to switch back to Raw for an ...
  • If you are shooting jpeg you are throwing away most of your color information before it ever leaves your camera, thus any 'color' issues with the monitor are moot.  RAW has a MUCH wider gamut. ...
  • Also, note the following: The following data in your Lightroom Classic CC catalog won’t be available in Lightroom CC after migration: (1) Snapshots (2) Custom metadata (3) Creatio ...
  • Yes... in fact it will pretty much be necessary as the new CC is so crippled in it's removal of vital tools as to render it nearly useless for everything but developing (now editing) and the ...
  • I sold my broken 7D on Ebay. Listed it with some extras I no longer needed (CF cards, remote release) for auction with $99 Buy it Now price. It went to auction and sold for more than double the ...
  • Worked great for me: https://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=821842 https://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=826072 https://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=823101 https ...
  • A 7D for that price probably is going to need a new shutter soon.  It's a great camera (for it's time) but it is 8 year old technology - mine finally died this year (shutter). Rather than get it ...
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