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  1. New Laptop or Workstation for 4k footage

    Ultimately, it depends on your workflow. If you need to edit files in the field, then you don't have much of a choice but to go with a laptop. However, if you're sure you don't need that, then you could build a much more powerful workstation for the same price or the same specs and save a bit money. I've been fairly mobile for the last 15 years and have always gone with laptops because even if I wasn't travelling, I still never stayed in one place for very long, relatively speaking, and moving a desktop and monitor was just a pain. However, I'm more settled now and, if I were in the market for a new computer for photo editing, I'd probably get a desktop, especially for 4k video editing.
  2. Cant make a bootable partition for Windows 7

    I did this last week. I just created a new partition for Windows 7, booted off the optical drive (was installing off a disk), and away you go. "Optical drive?" I hear you say. "What an intriguing novelty."
  3. Where can mobile phones go from here?

    We're not there yet, but it's coming, and sooner rather than later.
  4. Where can mobile phones go from here?

    Agreed, as much as it's a dirty business practice. But it also kind of illustrates my point. New phones can't sell themselves on their own merits, so the manufacturer makes you upgrade by making your current phone unusable. While that would be really nice, I don't think it would be a good business decision. After all, I think just getting something with a new battery that can hold a charge is one of the major sales drivers. It's a situation where what's good for the user isn't good for the manufacturer.
  5. Where can mobile phones go from here?

    I'm not suggesting that we're reaching the "end of smartphones." I'm approaching this more from the practical differences between generations seem less and less significant as time goes by. Looking at, for example, the S8 vs the S9, yeah the S9 is better, but, to quote Grimlock, it doesn't seem more better enough to make upgrading worth it. Seems like we've gone from new phones being much better to new phones being a little bit better. And I don't blame manufacturers. I think they're in a bit of a tough spot trying to figure out how to make upgrading an obvious choice. Obviously buying a new phone makes sense if a new phone does something that your current phone can't, whether this be a new feature or something as simple as having a new battery.
  6. When the first iphone came out, there were a lot of problems in terms of functionality and subsequent generations seemed more preoccupied with fixing issues and improving the experience. But starting around the iphone 5/6, it seems as though the experience has been refined enough to the point that there are no glaring usability issues with most mid to top tier phones (though we'll all have our nit picks). And it seems, imho, that manufacturers seemed to run out of ideas in terms of ways to dramatically improve the smart phone experience. For the mid to top tier phones, device speed isn't really an issue. So what's the problem here? I think manufacturers are running out of ideas. For the current, and for the past few generations, the camera has been a major focus (har har). We've seen water resistance become water proof. Finger print, face scan, retina scan biometrics. And, at least to me, manufacturers look like they're are struggling to come up with features and improvements that really make upgrading from a previous generation phone a compelling option for those of us who don't just have to have the newest thing. Call me a loom smashing Luddite, but it seems like the selling points are becoming increasingly gimmicky. Now, a lot of this is going to depend on what you value out of your phone. But having played my friends' modern phones, I don't see any reason to buy a new phone over my 2015 phone. Nothing these newer phones do is of any value to me. But keep in mind that I can only speak for myself here and that I am a weirdo... Your thoughts? Are we hitting a smart phone ceiling where the latest and greatest offer little to no major advantages to a previous generation phone? Or am I just talking crazy talk? (entirely possible, if not likely.)
  7. Where can cameras go from here?

    And you've glanced off if not hit the nail on the head there. My dastardly between-the-lines reason for posting this was to pose the question: are we reaching the end of revolutionary improvements and only have evolutionary improvements to look forward to? Revolutions are kind of hard to predict until they're already happening. I have no problems with my camera from a revolutionary aspect. There are a few evolutionary tweaks I'd like, but nothing major. So when it comes to "where can cameras go from here?" I'm thinking more from the manufacturers' point of view. Have we hit a kind of ceiling where there will be fewer mind blowing innovations? Or are said mind blowing innovations extremely difficult to predict? I originally thought about this in the context of mobile phones. It kind of feels like phones have reached a certain ceiling where they're good enough at what they do that it feels like manufacturers' are struggling to come up with something that will really wow the buying public aside from just incremental improvements. Like cameras, I think phones are in a stage of refining an already good experience rather than pushing the envelope of technology. The things meant to wow buyers these days seem increasingly gimmicky to me.
  8. Where can cameras go from here?

    Funny thing as I was reading all the posts thus far, I noticed that most people want what they already have, ie better/cheaper versions of technology already available (not throwing shade or anything, just an observation). There was one mention of AI, which I think will be one of the next big things in photography, particularly as I was struggling to mask out a tree while stacking Milky Way photos yesterday. But if kind of illustrates my point: people want what they already have. We, the consumer, seem really bad at coming up with novelty but are really good are identifying what existing features we want implemented or improved upon.
  9. Where can cameras go from here?

    Well, we've already got that with the A9 for stills. For no rolling shutter for either, that's where a global shutter comes in. I think you may have misread me. I got the A7rIII. I am pretty impressed with the A7III, but the A7rIII suits me better as I shoot mostly landscapes. I wouldn't mind an A7III for shooting the stars, though.
  10. So I got myself a Sony A7rIII back in the fall to replace my 5D mkIII and it got me thinking: where can cameras go from here? By which I mean, what major new improvements/features can be added to improve existing cameras? I'm not talking about incremental increases in ISO performance, resolution, and dynamic range; those are a given. Same goes for incremental improvements to EVF/rear screen resolution/brightness, weather sealing, autofocus, etc. I'm talking about major improvements that aren't just improvements on things we've already got. I'm thinking that in order to drastically improve camera technology, we'll need fundamentally new technologies. What do you guys think? Obviously, I'm kind of stuck in the position of "if you ask people what they want, they'll tell you they want [improvements] on what they already have." I don't think many people knew they wanted smartphone until smartphones became a thing. But, here's what I can come up with Global shutter (probably more important for video) Curved sensors Organic sensors Water proof up to x metres
  11. Travel-Camera for citytrip

    I agree, especially if OP's budget is that small.
  12. I'd probably go with an A7III over the A7rII. The functionality of the A7III due to the better autofocus, dual card slots, and bigger battery along with the very well spec'd video features. 42mp is a bit niche.
  13. Travel-Camera for citytrip

    I have a Panasonic GX-850 (I think the model number might be different in Europe). Comes with the equivalent of a 24-70mm lens that's collapsible and pretty compact. It's fairly reasonably priced, too, much less expensive than the latest iteration of the Sony RX100, plus you get a bigger sensor. I'd check it out. I quite like it.
  14. Stop Charging your Phone Overnight!

    Kind of my thinking. Given how disposable phones are, it's not terribly useful for most people. That said, some people, like myself, don't like buying new stuff every few years. I'm on a Blackberry Z30 that's lasted three years and shows no sign of slowing down, despite the fact that I charge it to full every night. But, even for people who do want to maximise the usable life of their devices, I don't think keeping the phone between 50-60% is really practical.
  15. BLD an Affordable Gaming PC! - NZXT BLD Showcase

    *Canadianing intensifies*
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