dark goob

Lives in United States Portland, OR, OR, United States
Joined on Jul 12, 2005

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eyeport: Whoever came up with this new apple mbp design (port removal) should be fired. Terrible taste and simply makes this machine unlikeable. It shows how incapable the decision makers are at Apple.

Apple is no longer the leader. Just look at the keynote and also MS product launch event, Apple used to claim their products were the best but now only claim that this is the best MacBook/iphone/whatever ever made instead of the best in the market. Yes that best in the market phase is now being used by MS.

Apple had some beautiful ideas and products but nothing really inspiring after Jobs I am sorry to say. It was once a leader and now a follower.

It's a laptop with the equivalent of four full PCI slots. You can hook up an external PCI card housing and have a full desktop graphics card. Don't ya get it?

It's the future.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: I have a 2015 MBP. It's great.

Did this new one really get rid of the magnetic plug-in power cord? That was a genius move that they bragged about on their careers page for years.

Also you can buy a thing for $40 that turns USB-C into a magsafe type thing: https://jet.com/product/detail/98fdd5d3b9e84ad7a92028ce22319b2f?jcmp=pla:ggl:gen_electronics_a2:electronics_accessories_cables_system_power_cables_a2_other:na:PLA_348771660_24231190620_pla-182940800940:na:na:na:2&code=PLA15&ds_c=gen_electronics_a2&ds_cid=&ds_ag=electronics_accessories_cables_system_power_cables_a2_other&product_id=98fdd5d3b9e84ad7a92028ce22319b2f&product_partition_id=182940800940&gclid=CKeN2OH8_s8CFQSTfgodK_cJLg&gclsrc=aw.ds

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 02:34 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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JBrown86: Absolutely LOVE my 1 year old MacBook Pro but this really is a giant step backwards.

With no USB ports or Magsafe, i would NEVER consider this product as an option.

With a cat and a dog running around our house, my Magsafe has save my laptop time and time again.

Get your act together Apple.....please, i don't ever want to buy a Windows product.....ever!

Europe banned proprietary charging ports, so bye bye Magsafe. Not Apple's fault. But you'll be able to get a dongle that sticks in USB-C and has a magnetic deal on the other side for charging, like this company makes for Lightning:
https://9to5mac.com/2016/07/06/magsafe-for-iphone/

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 02:33 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: I have a 2015 MBP. It's great.

Did this new one really get rid of the magnetic plug-in power cord? That was a genius move that they bragged about on their careers page for years.

It's because EU is requiring all devices to standardize on the charging port. So Apple is not allowed to have a proprietary charger anymore. Thanks, Europe.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 02:29 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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noflashplease: Four USB C/Thunderbolt ports? How awesome is that?

In all seriousness, the double sided USB C port is the standard of the future. It's a great idea that deserves universal implementation. I'm not thrilled by the prospect of dongles, but with this level of redundancy, I'm more than willing to make the jump.

The sad reality is that we live in an aging society and single sided USB plugs are just too difficult for the elderly and mobility impaired. Kudos to Apple for getting serious about USB C. Now if only they'd gone to USB C with the iPhone 7 and eliminated the unshielded, fire hazard Lightning port.

It's a laptop with the equivalent of four full speed PCI slots. You can hook up external GPUs with just a cable and have ultra performance for games or rendering. The screen has full Adobe colorspace. You can get it with a 2TB SSD that does 3.1 Gb/sec.

Yet all people can do is whine, and moan.

Someone will make a USB-C to magsafe adapter.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 02:27 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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sirok: Apple has lost their way since Jobs left. The Microsoft surface is beating Apple at their own game ,might not like the Os but the Hardware is great. Lots of college students use surface, you can take notes on the screen , flip it around as a Laptop etc. Lots of IO ports. What can you do with a Ipad Pro with no graceful way to get stuff off of the the freaking thing (no USB etc.) and no file system . And what about us Power users , No MacPro Desktop for years. Mac Minis and Laptops do cut it. I'm a long time Mac use and really think Apple wants to get out of the Computer biz.
Hackintosh here I come. Sierra, Really ?

So much hate and misunderstanding. It's an awesome machine; all you are capable of is hate and ignorance.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 02:23 UTC
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rialcnis: The price is actually pretty good. Any high end computer is going to be more than 4 grand.

I know alot of anti-Microsoft younger people who grew up using their moms $999 Celeron, so to be different and superior they bought into the Apple myth and felt better about themselves. Even when Mac went PC hardware they didn't notice that their components were always older then PC hardware. Macs were overpriced.
They would hate "Windows" thinking they were UNIX based, ha ha. They would end up having to run slow simulators to run windows or real UNIX/ Linux. They aren't even aware Windows now can run LINUX inside windows without a simulator and not even dual boot. Most Windows haters are phone people or the computer illiterate "artists." Were they to get into CGI occupations of course they have to go back to real PCs.

You have no idea what you're talking about. I am a full time software engineer using Mac. It is far superior for developing server apps than a PC due to Mac being unix-based.

I can see why this is attractive for photogs but if 1080P is good enough, then for $1000 you can are already buy a multitouch monitor for any Mac.

http://www.slatemt.com/products/raven-mti/

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 20:30 UTC
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tonyreidsma: As a die hard MAC user for the past 20+ years, I think I'm working on my last MAC.

I have been impressed with MS's new direction since giving Steve B the boot, and this new MS is more apple than apple.

There is no way that anyone who puts Mac in all caps is a 20+ year Mac user. I call plant.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
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dark goob: The original full frame returns to glory. "35mm full frame" is the new "crop sensor"... welcome to the future!

Ahhhhhh TOUCHÉ! 8x10" camera, the original full frame. Screw those crappy 4x5"s. Heck lets do like Wegman and do 16x20" digital! Always rent from Calumet baby!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:31 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (202 comments in total)
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vscd: All "portraits" are really close. Indead they are nearly macros to demonstrate the shallow Depth of field. But in real situations this will perform like we should expect from a 50mm f2.4 equivalent. Nice sharpness, but nothing worth >$1000!!

It's not the strongest side of MFT based sensors.

Actually it's a 63mm f/2.8 equivalent, since y'know, FujiFilm GFX is the new full frame standard by which all else will be measured forever. You can go ahead and throw your 35mm crop sensor junk cameras in the garbage, like the Nikon D800 etc. And leave us MFT shooters alone with your dumb comments. I mean you do realize that, for example, the 25mm 1.2 PRO lens can AF in lighting conditions that no 50mm f/2.4 lens can AF in, due to the fact that its projected image's light intensity is exponentially brighter, enabling the phase detection sensors to operate in much darker conditions? And you do also realize the 25mm f/1.2 PRO is a fully weather sealed lens with a dead silent, smooth focusing motor, much faster and better than what you'd find in a crappy 50mm f/2.4 right?

I mean I get where you are coming from: the position of an uneducated, knowledge-less, format bigot.. but at least learn facts before commenting.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:26 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (202 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: Hmm, ugly green flare even w/o light source in field view. And bokeh is a bit nervous as well.

Bokeh.. "nervous"? You're projecting, my friend.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:03 UTC

The original full frame returns to glory. "35mm full frame" is the new "crop sensor"... welcome to the future!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:01 UTC as 101st comment | 2 replies

I will be purchasing this camera!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:00 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
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sderdiarian: 10 Reasons Apple's Launch Drove Me Away:
1) Most newer phones shoot 4K: not new
2) Touting a 2 lens camera as something new: not (LG, HTC)
3) Claiming it took courage to eliminate the headphone jack when they simply want to drive buyers to Beat headphones (which they recently bought), crippling the 7 for non-Apple add-on's
4) Despite having removed the headphone port, the phone is only IP67 rated; the Samsung S7 retains the port and achieves a higher IP68
5) OIS: wow, finally catching up to old tech in other phones
6) 8 month old S7 & G5 shoot RAW: not new
7) Cook & Schiller repeatedly boast of the "beautiful new iPhone 7 design": virtually identical to the 6
8) Same too small 4.7" screen in the 7, too large body in the 7+
9) British accent in their 2 videos on the 7 appeals to pretension in their US fan-base (sorry, Barney): nausea sets in
10) The first 30 minutes is all Mario Bros. and Pokemon-Go: Jobs twirling in his grave
But you got 800+ hits, good job BB :-) !

Says a user of a system that was using plastic keyboards before the iPhone came out and showed everyone how a proper multi-touch interface should be done. Which they all then proceeded to copy.

I'm really getting tired of seeing all you Fandroids' crap posts every time there's a thread about Apple. Nobody claimed Apple was the first to put dual cameras. Not even them. You are just imagining things.

And why do you even care?

Because you know that technically in most respects, Apple's hardware actually is better made. You also know that their operating system is more advanced, more secure (though obviously nothing is perfect), and you know that many other people also know this, which is why Apple has sold over a billion iPhones.

While at first I found it kind of a shame that the US Government didn't stop Korean and Chinese knock-offs from violating patents of American companies like Apple, if they had, we'd have never seen karma take justice as Note 7s began exploding.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 22:15 UTC
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robbinsbox: Is this contest for US citizens only? I have eaten lots of American burgers so am probably half way there.

Well, in Texas we say, "Halfway is only as good as the anus."

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 14:10 UTC
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Fujica: Seems like this new 5D MKIV isn't much good for video.

They want people to buy EOS C line... gone are the good ole days.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
On article 19 tips for better live music photography (109 comments in total)
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dark goob: Tips you missed:
1) Use a colored gel on your flash and possibly set up a different flash with a different colored gel on stage. If possible match the colors to the stage lighting's gel(s). That way your flash photography does not look like it was take with a flash.
2) Use a fisheye or super-wide-angle from up close for cool distortion effects.
3) Use a 16.4-degree diagonal angle lens (75mm on full frame four thirds or 150mm on full frame 135-format) from 10-20' away. The Olympus 75mm f/1.8 has given me some of the best concert shots consistently of any lens.

4) Set the cameras saturation down low (not all the way to B&W) and set the white balance manually to like 12000K or something crazy, and you can make the reds not blow out the details right in your camera before you take the shot.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 18:20 UTC
On article 19 tips for better live music photography (109 comments in total)

Tips you missed:
1) Use a colored gel on your flash and possibly set up a different flash with a different colored gel on stage. If possible match the colors to the stage lighting's gel(s). That way your flash photography does not look like it was take with a flash.
2) Use a fisheye or super-wide-angle from up close for cool distortion effects.
3) Use a 16.4-degree diagonal angle lens (75mm on full frame four thirds or 150mm on full frame 135-format) from 10-20' away. The Olympus 75mm f/1.8 has given me some of the best concert shots consistently of any lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 18:08 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies

Hold off for 16k. These 8k and 4k things are just fads.

The 16k sets come with syringes and CRISPR retina mods that genetically alter your eyes to have more pixels.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 06:18 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2176 comments in total)

WOW, DPreview finally hired an actual photographer to take its sample pictures! Oh wait I see Spencer's been there since late 2014. I guess I haven't seen his pix on a review before this one.

Well there's no going back now is there. DPReview had better let this guy do all the camera field test shots from now on...

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 12:12 UTC as 220th comment
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