fz750

Lives in Switzerland Berne, Switzerland
Works as a IT Consultant
Joined on Mar 11, 2010

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On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (146 comments in total)
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deep7: If Apple threw something like this in with their more expensive models it would be a good pacifier. Leave it on your desk with everything plugged in and just take the lighter computer with you.

Alternatively, replace two of the up-to-date but mostly useless new ports with two so-old-fashioned but massively useful old USB ports and add an SD card reader. Might be cheaper, lighter and more useful for many...

If they did that, it would show admittance to what an idiotic decision path they've taken, which is to alienate there whole existing customer base 2-3 years (at least) before USB-C becomes ubiquitous..

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 10:02 UTC
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Stephan Def: What Apple should do is admit their their mistakes and announce a new Model MBP that will hit the shelves in the next 12 Months which will address all or most issues based on actual customer feedback and input. That would be a true sign of greatness. Technically its possible to do this, question is if Apple internal corporate game playing will get into the way of doing the right thing yet again.

Did exactly that, after seeing the (very accurate) mock-ups that were around in the summer and it was clear that USB-C was going to be the only port and the keyboard was going to be like the Macbook 12" (i.e. no feel whatsoever. So happy I didn't wait any longer.

(and to Stephan, they would never do that..)

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 10:37 UTC
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albert2014: The most worrying thing is that in 3-4 years they will redesign the ports anyway and you will now have a desk full of obsolete adaptors. What they should do, and I'm surprised no one has thotght of this, is to make some sort of Universal Stickyout Bit port that every device in the future ( but not the present ) will be able to connect to. Who knows you may even be able to ingeniously connect your iPhone to it. I guess one can only dream of this.

@ Michael DeLeon

The laptop I buy today will be EOL in 3-4 years (for me..), why do I have to be the guinea pig, or why does Apple put the cart before the horse..

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 10:12 UTC

I don't know what planet these guys live on really. I work in a Telecoms company with all manner of development and high-tech toys, but neither here at work (or at home) do I know one single person that has a usb-c device in any form.

Similarly, I don't know anybody that does or wants to transfer their SD cards data via wireless (I know an awful lot of people who supplement their tiny but super expensive Apple SSD with a cheap large capacity SD card though..Hmm...).

I don't know anybody who wants to use wireless earbuds, how long is that battery going to last. And it will run out just when I need it and have you seen the price, shocking.. I was going to buy an iPhone 7, not now. S7 Edge is the next one.

I recently bought (possibly the last one I'll buy..) a 2015 13" Macbook Pro, as i'd waited sooo long for an update, and then I realised I don't want the new one, so frustrating (but I love the one I got :-)

Sometimes bleeding edge is just bleeding annoying...

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 17:08 UTC as 154th comment
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1Dx4me: that is what i said to my friends: i'll take a LOOOOOONG LOOOOOng time for public to accept 4K monitors and for manufacturers to provide and make it a household item!!!!! it'll take another 10years for consumers to catch on with this new technology--actually it'll probably an old tech. by the time public understand and accepts it ;-)

but of course the hardware is now at such a price level that any future upgrades would sensibly be 4-5k screen (PC) and 4K (Tv)

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 09:54 UTC
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1Dx4me: that is what i said to my friends: i'll take a LOOOOOONG LOOOOOng time for public to accept 4K monitors and for manufacturers to provide and make it a household item!!!!! it'll take another 10years for consumers to catch on with this new technology--actually it'll probably an old tech. by the time public understand and accepts it ;-)

I disagree that there is useful commercial material available to drive this introduction: I live partly in Switzerland and Austria. In Switzerland I get 10-12 HD channels(from 150 or so), mostly the two main channels from each of the surrounding countries (2 Swiss, 2 austrian, 2-3 german, maybe some french and Italian I don´t watch) and 3 more from the Uk (from the 15 or so UK channels I get). In Austria my gf simply has zero HD channels available, she could have 2 if she paid some riduculous amount per month, it´s so backward it´s ridiculous.

The UK has more (5 HD channels from freeview) but this is still not many is it..?! 4k, forget it..

My kids tried Netflix 4K (they have a sony Bravia 4K tv) and it was laughably bad they said, constant buffering issues.. (using the BT Infinity..) making it totally unusable.

I don´t regard home generated material as driving the mass market introduction of 4k/8k, most people are only just getting there heads around full HD ..

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 09:52 UTC
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1Dx4me: that is what i said to my friends: i'll take a LOOOOOONG LOOOOOng time for public to accept 4K monitors and for manufacturers to provide and make it a household item!!!!! it'll take another 10years for consumers to catch on with this new technology--actually it'll probably an old tech. by the time public understand and accepts it ;-)

I don´t know anybody with a 4-5k screen, and nobody uses them at the 2 companies I work at..

I also don´t know anybody with a 4K tv, and yes they´re looking pretty cheap now but there is zero content available at the moment, in fact I only have about 10 HD channels (from about 150..), which is pretty lame and this is in one of the most "advanced" countries in Europe..

Your perception of the speed of take-up of new technology is lagging far behind reality (unfortunately..)

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 09:42 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (377 comments in total)
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User9953865401: Nikon D750 vs D500 !? Here in Japan, the D750 is 20% less expensive than the D500 !! Therefore the Fx model is a no brainer for those who do not need the speed of the latter.

Similarly also in Switzerland - street price starting at $1730 for a D750 body and $2075 for a D500 body (and $900 for a D7200 body, or $1200 with the 18-140mm)

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 08:39 UTC

The statement about visitors staying twice as long with the white pages could be something as simple as those using dark pages have been here 100 times before (i.e. more experienced users..) hence i'm not sure that's a good metric to use..

Personally, I like the black pages, and would also really prefer that you don't put facebook/twitter/youtube reading mode bar at the top, it's just an additional waste of page space and yet more distraction..

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 10:24 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)
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kewlguy: Usually a review helps us to decide whether or not to buy, but this one is the first that helps us to decide whether or not to sell! Luckily based on the review, it's a keeper :P

Or is the D820 on the horizon.. :-)

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 06:13 UTC
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DukeCC: One of the few music artists that would be deserving of a large scale photo study. Nice work.

Somehow, I think that there's more than a few people who don't really understand what pornographic actually means and I find it quite offensive to even be discussing this word in the same sentence as Prince and these photos.

Prince certainly had raunchy lyrics ("if I was your girlfriend" comes to mind), but they were in context to the song and what he was trying to say.

Prince was a landmark artist and these photos are really hitting the mark as to how I remember him (and how I'd like to). Thank you!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 11:04 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: 'Nikon's *freshly-revived* flagship APS-C line'

you make it sound bad - like it was on the verge of expiring or something.

I´m glad you (like many other owners it seems) value your D300 for so long despite the direct paper (i know..) comparison over the D7200 perhaps hinting otherwise (e.g. resolution, max iso, colour depth, dynamic range, same number of focus points and so on) but having never picked up a a D300, nevermind used one..) I am totally unable to make any meaningful comparison!

I wonder if ther D500 will also be as popular for so long..? I will definitely be looking at it soon.

I also hope Nikon intend to back up this investment in APS-C with some decent and not outrageously expensive APS-C glass, but the recent 16-80mm seems very expensive for what it is.,.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 09:34 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: 'Nikon's *freshly-revived* flagship APS-C line'

you make it sound bad - like it was on the verge of expiring or something.

@Max Iso; "The D7200 just hasn't been worth the money"

Curently the D500 costs $2060 dollars here, and the D7200 body $840.

Either one is very cheap, or the other very expensive, take your pick..

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 08:23 UTC
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (123 comments in total)
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neod: I could buy this camera and then live in the box it comes in...

Luxury!

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
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KSV: Very interesting. "Made in China" will never catch up, this is for sure.

@ScanSpeak.

Perhaps it's not visible, due to how DPreview's reply works, but I was commenting on the original post..

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 10:04 UTC
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KSV: Very interesting. "Made in China" will never catch up, this is for sure.

Depends, Apple seem to value their suppliers there..

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
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davesurrey: PART TWO
Secondly the younger generation (who often have the disposable income) tend to use voice calls less and less and are reverting to IM, social networking and the like. They often would rather message their friends than call them. Certainly it's becoming the case in Japan where this is targeted but also in other Western countries.

And for the rare occasions if voice is needed that can go over an app like WhatsApp etc.

So they don't need a voice call contract and a data only is sufficient. As someone who has dealt with the mobile phone network providers I can tell you that it may be a lot easier for Pana to offer this. Data only contracts tend to be cheaper.

Note also that the revenue stream for the contract goes through Panasonic.

No doubt Panasonic are testing the market but it could be a sign of thIngs to come.

But does it support voLTE? That would kind of make it interesting..

I kind of agree with what you are saying, but in the real world of adulthood we still need to call real people who only have real numbers, not skype/WhatsApp etc..

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 12:47 UTC
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AD in KC: Phase One is such a dumb name for a company.

> Phase One is such a dumb name for a company

Like Google, or Apple..?

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 14:05 UTC
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tjobbe2: the ófficial statement of Samsung Germany reads exactly like that for laptops

19. November 2015
In Deutschland beobachten wir seit längerer Zeit einen allmählichen Rückgang der Nachfrage nach Digitalkameras, Camcordern und entsprechendem Zubehör. Wir müssen uns den Anforderungen des Marktes anpassen und haben uns daher entschlossen, Verkauf und Marketing dieser Produkte schrittweise auslaufen zu lassen. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine Entscheidung, die nur den deutschen Markt betrifft

Source: http://www.fotomagazin.de/technik/samsung-zieht-sich-vom-deutschen-fotomarkt-zurueck

So the rumors is correct as far as the European market is concerned where Sasmung went silent outside of Germany already some months ago

Well, that washing machine looking thing in my local electrical dealers shop (aka MediaMarkt) with Samsung on it must be in the wrong country then :-)

Yes, Samsung do sell washing machines in Europe..

(and in Germany too.., I checked..)

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 20:15 UTC
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