tkbslc

Lives in United States Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Joined on May 30, 2008

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dark goob: Sony also did this to another Japanese "N" company: Nintendo.

Nintendo Wii U kind of bombed, but so did the PS Vita. If you add up total console sales (portable+home), Nintendo actually wins thanks to 3DS sales.

Nintendo also won last gen, too. Wii and DS outsold PSP and PS3 by a good margin.

Nintendo is in fine shape and has massive cash reserves and new console that sold 2.4 million in the first month.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 05:56 UTC
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WillWeaverRVA: $5,500?! Who on earth would buy this thing? I mean, you could get a similar lens at the same focal length with that max aperture (or faster), WITH AF, for 1/4 to 1/3 the cost...

I guess you are right, but I certainly can't imagine someone nutty enough to buy this lens for a crop camera! It's hard enough to fathom someone doing so for a FF one.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 04:36 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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tkbslc: I hope nobody buys this expensive drive for image storage. There's very little real world difference between an SSD and a HDD for viewing and editing images.

That has not been my experience. Reading an image into RAM is a sequential read and happens very quickly on HDD already. I never mentioned video, but typically CPU is the bottleneck for working on videos, not I/O.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 22:54 UTC
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TMHKR: With the possibility of CHDK team releasing the hack for it in the future (with RAW support), it would make night and day difference, regardless of the sensor size!

You'll get to see all the distortion and aberrations in all their RAW glory.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 22:20 UTC
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PeteHolland89: Just a personal thing, but if you take a picture at 960mm focal length, can you really say you were there?

Technically you are never "there", you are always "here".

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 22:18 UTC
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Internet Enzyme: The slow aperture on the tiny sensor with the required super fast shutter speed needed for that focal length means that the telephoto end will be unusable in any conditions besides direct sunlight.

Possibly. Or you'll find the camera picking ISO 400 quite often, meaning very noisy shots even on an overcast day.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 22:17 UTC
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Gal Root: No GPS! No, it won't be my travel camera. Built in GPS is a must. If you ever used Google Photos you would know how much it improves the search. I have it on my old Canon D20 travel camera (battery life is great), no reason this camera shouldn't have one too.

They've offloaded that to your phone via an App for pretty much every camera these days.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 22:11 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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tkbslc: I hope nobody buys this expensive drive for image storage. There's very little real world difference between an SSD and a HDD for viewing and editing images.

You are talking the LR database. That should be on an internal SSD, as should the pagefile. Where the actual image files are stored makes little difference.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 22:09 UTC
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WillWeaverRVA: $5,500?! Who on earth would buy this thing? I mean, you could get a similar lens at the same focal length with that max aperture (or faster), WITH AF, for 1/4 to 1/3 the cost...

Not FF. They also have the EF-S 24mm f2.8 pancake for $150 if we are ignoring crop factor.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 21:20 UTC
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CekariYH: Nice!
But, why o why don't they make it with a built-in USB-C cable as they did with their TB-drives??? The port for other cables can still be there as well.
Portable and you still have to remember that pesky cable :-/

You don't have to remember it if you leave it plugged in.

Built in cables are really unfortunately when they become damaged.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
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aramgrg: I don't see myself buyng ssd as backup device. I prefer reliability and space vs speed.

portable hard drives don't spin when unplugged. They park in a protected position and can take pretty huge G-force before becoming damaged.

Just don't drop it while it's plugged in!

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 21:18 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)

The 256GB and 512GB aren't too badly priced given what m.2 SSD cost. The 1TB, you could put together your own for about $100 cheaper.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 21:16 UTC as 22nd comment
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Steve in GA: Solid-state drives seem like they should be 100% reliable, since they have no moving parts. However, when I have shopped for internal computer solid-state drives, I have found that there are many reviews from buyers who have had LOTS of reliability problems.

Anyone here have personal experience with SSD's?

For the system drive, yes.

For most data drives, no.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 20:58 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)

I hope nobody buys this expensive drive for image storage. There's very little real world difference between an SSD and a HDD for viewing and editing images.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 26th comment | 8 replies

At least Zeiss has the decency to give you a fast aperture with your $5000 manual primes.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 20:05 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
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WillWeaverRVA: $5,500?! Who on earth would buy this thing? I mean, you could get a similar lens at the same focal length with that max aperture (or faster), WITH AF, for 1/4 to 1/3 the cost...

How about one with AF and Stabilization for 1/10 the price?

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/lenses/ef/wide-angle/ef-24mm-f-2-8-is-usm

Or an f1.8 one with AF for 1/7 the price: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/camera-lenses/af-s-nikkor-24mm-f%252f1.8g-ed.html

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 20:02 UTC
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LF Photography: I remember the release of this trash can Mac, it was just after Steve Jobs died. I also remember the keynote speaker being very smug and proud about Apple's ability to create innovative products after Steve's death... and so they ended up with a terribly shortsighted design which now has to be replaced. Oh, the irony...

card slots on mobile devices are a very poor user experience. Many Android phones have started skipping them for the same reasons.

If Apple didn't charge $100 per storage tier, it wouldn't even be an issue. That's the real "fail" if you ask me. Although I guess it does make them money, so they probably know what they are doing.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 19:55 UTC
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Jambon-Beurre: Lots of hate here...I've had one of these for 3 years now, and it replaced a 7-yr-old MacPro tower. It's handled everything I've thrown at it, and then some! It's a great machine!

It's fine machine. The problem comes when you see what kind of Windows PC you can build for the same price.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: no touch screen for this type of camera in 2017 is pretty shocking

I'm glad there are people like you to tell me that things I use and enjoy aren't actually useful and enjoyable.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 17:02 UTC

I'd buy an apple if they'd just make a regular i7 mini-tower system. One that I can easily pop the case open and replace a drive or add my own RAM, or even swap out a processor. Like the old gray g4 towers we used to have at work.

I don't want a laptop in a box (mac mini), or a $2500 all-in-one that I can't ever upgrade or re-use the expensive monitor (imac).

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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