EasyClick

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Digital Artist
Joined on Apr 6, 2009

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Still love my CG245W though they are heavy and cumbersome to move. So I can't imagine a 31" screen size. Also something tells me pricing will be closer to professional grading monitors around $4-5k.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 09:36 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (210 comments in total)
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EasyClick: I didn't jump on the 2013 trash can bandwagon. Back then, I knew full well it was going to be too expensive and painful to upgrade. Having seen and tested the 2017 iMac Pro, I'm still choosing not to jump on that one. Again, same reasons. My 12 core 2012 mac pro has now been relegated to answer emails and watch youtube videos. Why? Because I've built a PC workstation far more powerful and price competitive than what Apple is offering. So far, I can't see any proof they are listening to pro users. And if they are, the price will be so prohibitive that I'll have to make the same choice all over again: build my own PC.

One more thing, I don't understand what was wrong with the old cheese grater design? I mean were we complaining to Apple about it that they had to forego that design? All we asked was for them to keep upgrading their internal hardware to match current technology. But no...they had to be too clever for their own good.

Nicely done! Actually, I would've been happy to buy a new machine every few years with the same cheese grater design. For example, they could come up with different internal layouts but with standard parts. You'd have to change motherboards almost every two processors generation if you want to keep up with Intel. What I didn't like was how rigid their design was in 2013 and 2017. Even ITX format PCs are far more upgradable and user friendly than their trash can. We want to be able to add a 10TB 3.5" HDD without connecting to a thunderbolt or raid enclosure. Is it that difficult to understand for Apple? The same way they removed the headphone jack on their phones. Silly.

On a side note, they should just buy up AMD and create their own custom processors.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 15:34 UTC
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (210 comments in total)
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rockjano: Oh people forget the whole thing and build a Hackintosh.
I did it
It works like a charm, fast as hell, cheap as it should be... if anything goes wrong I just go to the local computer shop and buy new stuff. I have 8 drives in my system no problem, fast video card, fast Intel CPU the whole thing IS FAAAST

I was a long-long time apple user (25 years) I will never buy a Mac again. Their operating system YES their machines NO.... never again....

I'm tempted to build one but I'm trying to find a reason why? What pro apps do I need on a Mac which doesn't run on PC and with a higher performance? The only reason would be for stability issue and overall user experience with OSX. Then again, that's what my macbook already provide. Apple is good on mobile not so anymore on hard core pro hardware.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 10:12 UTC
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (210 comments in total)
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BeaverTerror: Someone explain to me what Mac exclusive softwares people are so attached to and why the PC alternatives to these are considered so unusable that Mac users are still holding on to their non-upgradable 2013 era machines. I'm not trying to be provocative. I actually want to know.

I can honestly say, my PC crashes more often than my Mac. Photoshop would still crash out of no reason because of Windows seizing up. Then I would lose work on whatever other software I had opened. While with the Mac version I have maybe a crash once or twice a year and OSX wouldn't freeze up the same Windows does.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 10:07 UTC
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (210 comments in total)

I didn't jump on the 2013 trash can bandwagon. Back then, I knew full well it was going to be too expensive and painful to upgrade. Having seen and tested the 2017 iMac Pro, I'm still choosing not to jump on that one. Again, same reasons. My 12 core 2012 mac pro has now been relegated to answer emails and watch youtube videos. Why? Because I've built a PC workstation far more powerful and price competitive than what Apple is offering. So far, I can't see any proof they are listening to pro users. And if they are, the price will be so prohibitive that I'll have to make the same choice all over again: build my own PC.

One more thing, I don't understand what was wrong with the old cheese grater design? I mean were we complaining to Apple about it that they had to forego that design? All we asked was for them to keep upgrading their internal hardware to match current technology. But no...they had to be too clever for their own good.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 16:27 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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S Yu: Intriguing...better value than Eizo?

Hardly better value at $2000...

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 15:58 UTC

What is DXO mark on about it? The photos from the P20 are overprocessed and the dynamic range is not that great. The only good thing is having more shallow depth of field for background separation.

http://img.photographyblog.com/reviews/huawei_p20_pro/photos/huawei_p20_pro_05.jpg

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 17:22 UTC as 26th comment

It's an interesting take on a Cintiq. Why do people keep comparing this to the cost of building a custom desktop? There's nothing else around similar to this product. The closest I can think of is Microsoft Surface Studio and that isn't cheap either. The reason may be this doesn't have a battery so it's not really a portable solution but rather a mobile all in on workstation with upgradeable parts. I can see how an artist travelling to a client's workplace bring this equipment with him. The artist wouldn't have to carry different parts: tablet, display, computer and all different cables. Pricing is on the expensive side but like any pro tools, this should pay for itself after a few gigs. Not appropriate for the hobbyist, there are cheaper options.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 13:34 UTC as 2nd comment

The problem isn't the keyboards or accessories. The problem is Adobe CC. Their latest software refresh lags horribly. Maybe if you have a single layer on a small resolution image you could get real time workflow. But in my experience turning that knob will result in a spinning wheel and 2-3 seconds lag each time... I mostly work with +5k files with +30 layers in 16bit color depth. So Adobe needs to get their act together. Personally, I hate CC and much prefer standalone solutions of the good old CS days.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 12:49 UTC as 13th comment

The potential problem is how would unsplash know if the person uploading the photo is the actual copyright owner? If there are thousands of photos being uploaded everyday, do they employ hundreds of people reviewing and researching each one of them for any copyright infringement?

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 14:51 UTC as 95th comment | 4 replies
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ozturert: 1) Cost
2) Flexibility
3) Abundance of software (though software support for OS has come long way)
4) Cost
5) Flexibility
6) Abundance of...

Windows has been extremely stable for me last 7-8 years so I see no problem on that side. Plus, some PC and laptop makers build beautiful machines now, so Apple's "good" look is less of an advantage now.

Sorry Apple, I liked you but..

How many PC laptops have you used over the last 7-8 years? Or do you have an 8 year old laptop? I doubt Windows 10 would install on an 8 year old PC laptop. But you could always install OS Sierra on 8 years old Macbook Pro.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 15:36 UTC

All things said, the only real deal breaker for Macbooks is the use of USB-C exclusively. I think Apple painted themselves into another 'corner' like the trashcan mac pro. They'll have to switch back eventually... I'm not that bothered by the soldered ram as you can always choose your own specs whether new or 2nd hand market. I have both macs and PC. They both have their own flaws. My mac crashed a year ago due to a weird hardware failure. I've never had a Mac die due to OS problems. I had to reinstall my PC a couple of times due to windows automatic updates. I have to say that TimeMachine on Mac is awesome whereas you'll have to purchase your own backup software on a PC among the dozens of options out there. Personally, I'm using a PC at the moment because of the hardware advantage for my professional use. I'm saving up for the new modular Mac Pro when they'll release it in a couple of years.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 15:29 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (130 comments in total)
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EasyClick: Oh yeah this will be like taking candy from a baby for pickpockets... Just slide that zip down and grab anything you want at any busy venues while your back is turned. No thanks.

Sorry I'm superparanoid ever since. Here's another example which no bag design could ever help:
https://fstoppers.com/video/watch-your-gear-thieves-russia-steal-photographers-lens-his-camera-2824

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 09:08 UTC
On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (130 comments in total)
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EasyClick: Oh yeah this will be like taking candy from a baby for pickpockets... Just slide that zip down and grab anything you want at any busy venues while your back is turned. No thanks.

Yeah but it wasn't clear in the article, I didn't read any part where zips could be latched with button straps to make it secured to theft. Even in the picture it's hard to tell how it works. You guys only pointed that out to me because I made the observation. My bad! @T3, I have a pacsafe bag myself and only trust them to keep my gear secured. They're not the most aesthetically pleasing brand that's why I'm always on the lookout for other options. In general, I just don't trust a simple zipper bag after a theft experience in a crowded subway in Rome.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 08:50 UTC
On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (130 comments in total)

Oh yeah this will be like taking candy from a baby for pickpockets... Just slide that zip down and grab anything you want at any busy venues while your back is turned. No thanks.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 12:42 UTC as 18th comment | 7 replies
On article How water droplets came to life for a Gatorade ad (103 comments in total)

Wow, branding aside, what a visual treat. And incredibly complex to set up where timing is crucial. I wonder if they could've done this say 10-20 years ago? This could be one way to create 3D holographic imagery.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 09:58 UTC as 2nd comment

Great visuals but I don't agree with the soundtrack much. Something more mesmerising and hypnotic would've worked better as an overall experience. Also one tiny comments would be to use some kind of frame blending to smooth out the stop motion effect from still frames photography. But that's just my opinion.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 09:50 UTC as 8th comment
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (647 comments in total)
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EasyClick: I love the Foveon colors. I own both the original DP1 and DP2. Sadly, my DP1 has died a couple of years back but my DP2 is still going strong. It has its irks and quirks but over the years, I've learned to work around it. With experience, you know in advance the situations where you would use it. Noise is horrible at high ISO and you can forget about moving objects as the focus is slow. Still, in perfect conditions, the color rendering and character is out of this world!

It's more about adopting a whole different ecosystem. You buy this, you'll need different lens mount. Granted, you can always use adapters but it make it more cumbersome and bulky. If money is no object maybe I wouldn't mind adopting several system. I would use Quattro H for good lighting and a Sony for low light etc. It becomes a drag... So a fixed lens limits your ecosystem mentally. You're free to consider other systems without feeling guilty of not continuing to invest into your current one.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 14:24 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (647 comments in total)

I love the Foveon colors. I own both the original DP1 and DP2. Sadly, my DP1 has died a couple of years back but my DP2 is still going strong. It has its irks and quirks but over the years, I've learned to work around it. With experience, you know in advance the situations where you would use it. Noise is horrible at high ISO and you can forget about moving objects as the focus is slow. Still, in perfect conditions, the color rendering and character is out of this world!

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 09:20 UTC as 58th comment | 5 replies

What about proofing those bags against pickpockets as well? Too easy for thieves to slip their hands and swipe your precious equipment out...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 14:11 UTC as 5th comment
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