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Everything posted by YellowJersey

  1. I have the Tokina 20mm f/2 Firin lens. It might be too big and it's manual focus only, but I love mine. I use it for the stars. But with a small filter thread and wide angle, it would be a good lens to take hiking as it would be great for landscapes. /2cents
  2. Dear Linus, I hope you find your cat. Let us know if he comes home!
  3. I loved the video of Linus introducing the Red camera and watching him have a melt down over the cost. I always thought going with Red was a bit excessive, but that's Linus Media Group for you. I was glad to see you guys also use an A7s(ii?) as I kept thinking, "Why use an 8k Red Weapon when a Sony a7sII would probably be far more practical?"
  4. A mate of mine has a peculiar problem with his custom built PC. It randomly turns itself on. Anyone ever experienced this? It's creepy. Just sitting there, watching tv, when it just randomly boots up. Poor guy has to turn it off at the back whenever he leaves the house. Not looking for solutions. Just sharing for a laugh. Hence why I didn't post this in troubleshooting.
  5. Something similar happened to me when I was a kid. Lightning struck the house, all the lights turned on for a moment, and half the electronics were fried. No computers died, oddly enough.
  6. Yeah, I was thinking that it's probably not worth it. I'll just start saving for a new machine. Thanks for all the help.Very helpful. Much appreciated. Wow. Amaze.
  7. I priced it out and I'm looking at around $350-$450 CAD. Probably looking to get another 2-4 years out of my current machine (hopefully). I am using SSDs exclusively, got three of them crammed into various orifices in my laptop. Just filled the second unpopulated mini PCIE slot with a 500gb Samsung 860 EVO.
  8. One final question. My current laptop runs an i7 3820QM @ 2.7GHz and I've got 16gb of DDR3 1666MHz memory (max speed supported). Do you think it makes any sense to spend the money upgrade to 32gb of memory? Or would my money be better spent saving up for a whole new system?
  9. So prioritise clock speed and boost speed over number of cores. I just rewatched Linus' review of the i7-8700K and it really does confirm what you said. It seems better suited for productivity tasks. Thanks!
  10. Just out of curiosity, what about an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X? You get 8 cores instead of 6 and 3.7GHz instead of 3.2GHz. They seem relatively similar in terms of price. To my limited knowledge, Ryzen seems more geared towards gaming, though. Any thoughts?
  11. My only reason for needing a PC with some oomph behind it is photo editing. I work with Sony A7rIII raw files (around 85mb) in Capture One and 250mb TIFF files in Photoshop CS5. What specs should I prioritise? CPU speed over number of cores? Ram over Graphics card? I don't want to spend money on,say, a high end graphics card if it's not going to make a difference for my use. What would people recommend in a build? My budget is between $1000-$2000 CAD. I generally go with something a step up from what I need just for the sake of future proofing. I like getting a long life out of my machines (around 10 years with around $500ish of upgrades during that time). Only running one monitor. I've got all the peripherals I need. Looking at getting a new machine as my old one is a bit sluggish thanks to the new camera files.
  12. Solved! Woke up this morning to find the updates downloaded and installed. Thanks to all who commented.
  13. I fell in love with Linux Mint back in 2015 after my old laptop stopped being able to run Windows 7. It really breathed new life into a machine that's now approaching 10 years old. I keep a Windows partition on my photo editing laptop for my editing software, but other than that I use Mint almost exclusively.
  14. I actually have Windows 10 on it, so it's a dual boot machine. I need Windows 7 on it, though, as it's used via wifi hotspot with limited data sometimes, so I can't afford for Windows 10 to download updates out in the field.
  15. Well, that's good to hear. I'll leave it running overnight and see what happens.
  16. I hope you're wrong. *sweats profusely*
  17. Just did a fresh install of Windows 7 home premium 64bit on a Lenovo T430. It processed a bunch of updates just fine, but now it doesn't want to download any new updates. Windows Update is stuck at 0% downloaded and it's been like that for hours. I tried rebooting it, starting again, but that doesn't seem to help. Any suggestions? *sigh* This is why I switched to Linux for my machine.
  18. I was actually pondering upgrading from 16gb of ram to 32gb of ram for photoshop work...
  19. Not to mention removing the headphone jack had less to do with advancing wireless tech as it did getting rid of a standard that apple couldn't make money off of and replacing it with proprietary tech that they can make money off of to the detriment of their customers and thereby basically reinventing the wheel. When it comes to wireless charging, I get that people want convenience, but when it comes to wireless charging, it comes with a significant cost that's not readily apparent. Again, for many applications, wireless charging seems reinventing the wheel rather than providing a substantial benefit. That said, there are certain applications where wireless charging does have benefit.
  20. Well, if wireless charger were limited to your phone being stuck on a charging pad, I'd agree. However, the technology is moving past that point to the point where it's not so gimmicky anymore, as shown with LTT's latest video and in the video above about charging electric cars wirelessly.
  21. I'd say it's a bit of a toss up between the A7III and GH5. A7III will give you better image quality, particularly in low light, along with usable autofocus in video. The GH5 gives you a more video-oriented feature set, such as full size HDMI, XLR ports (with the grip), plus adaptors and speed boosters. I'd probably go A7III, but it's a tough call.
  22. Thought this was rather interesting. It raises two interesting considerations. First, having your phone stuck to a charging pad is less convenient than having it plugged in. This is why I've always thought wireless charging has been gimmicky at best, hence why I've never seen the practical value in current wireless charging (First 5 minutes of the video cover this). However, the more important consideration is efficiency (Start at 5:00 in the video). The amount of extra electricity that needs to be generated to compensate for the inefficiencies of wireless charging is enormous, and this could have serious environmental implications.
  23. Agreed. The D500 would really compliment the D810 well.
  24. A dick move by apple, but can anyone honestly say they're surprised? I know that's no justification, but expecting apple to be a team player at this point is just silly.
  25. 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.