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  1. Mexecutioner

    Swimming Pigs

    I still find the somewhat cute, the babies are adorable. A few years back there was a newborn at the LA zoo and I went to see it. Had a few shots of him nursing underwater. I do have a lot of respect for them.
  2. Dallas: I got one 2 weeks ago and I like it a lot. I am looking forward to iPad OS and the ability to backup photos in the field without taking my laptop. I bought the 11" with 512GB storage. I went back and forth with the size and I am glad I decided on the 11" it is in the sweet spot for me. Main factor for me to get the Pro version was not only speed (it is quite fast) but the USB-C port. I am trying to standardize everything to use this type of port natively. I also didn't want to get stuck at 256GB only and only the pros offer larger capacity. Main use is to use Capture Pilot to verify focus, adjust settings and to trigger the camera. the new backup capabilities and the possibility of using it as a small Wacom Cintiq tablet with OS Catalina will greatly enhance its usefulness. The screen on the 12.9" is lovely but it is a heavier device than i would like to be holding for extended periods of time while reading, etc. Handling them at the store made this obvious for me. Its an adequate size for reading magazines and books as well. I think you will enjoy it. These days it is much more than a toy.
  3. Thanks for posting Dallas, I am sure many can benefit from this.
  4. Sure, but it will work, despite of the different connector, right? It will work at 480Mbps on USB2 machines, 5Gbps on USB 3 machines and 10Gbps on USB-C machines. In this case the limiting factor is the 7200RPM drive inside of the case which will not saturate the link bandwidth regardless of the machine it is attached to. For many, adding 10 or 12TB of SSD storage is cost prohibitive, so the spinning disks will still play a role for some time. Just an interesting fact: the USB 3 10TB drive costs exactly the same as the 10TB USB-C. As always the potential buyer will have to determine if it is worth it or not. Personally I don't keep buying old technology for the same price of the current one when there is 100% backwards compatibility. I don't think they even make these in USB 2 any more. So if both cost the same, work exactly the same on a 2012 iMac, does it make sense to buy the old or the new interface?
  5. It doesn't matter. For $8 you can buy 3 cables that will make the drive work with no issues. Then, whenever you update your machine to USB-C the drive will be compatible as well: https://www.amazon.com/Rankie-USB-C-Charging-Transfer-3-Pack/dp/B01JRY0VE4/ref=sxin_3_ac_d_pm?crid=192L4NS0ZLM0C&keywords=usb+c+to+usb+3.0+cable&pd_rd_i=B01JRY0VE4&pd_rd_r=8ec87610-da3a-4da5-ae30-4a43caa08503&pd_rd_w=7JRKD&pd_rd_wg=IODoy&pf_rd_p=5cc8abfe-8f78-4f34-b19f-d09d6ea0dca4&pf_rd_r=4DYP620AH0JMX7ECTA8J&qid=1558122122&s=gateway&sprefix=usb+C+to+USB+3%2Caps%2C221 I use that same drive on my USB-C less MacPro as well
  6. Here's a timelapse video of the construction:
  7. I have a 12TB G-Technology Thunderbolt 3 drive I use to collect stuff from other drives as a backup. This 12TB is then backed up to the cloud. It is handy to have the capacity but even it being Thunderbolt 3 it is limited by the 7200RPM drive inside of it and not a speed demon. You can buy the same drive in USB-C (up to 10TB) for less than half. I have 1 clone of each drive I use, the important stuff also gets sent to the the Drobos and the 12 TB, which is synced to the cloud. All the data took a while to upload, but even having 3 physical copies of each does nothing if my house gets burned down or broken into, therefore the off-site backup was mandatory. All of the above is a pain in the ass, time consuming and somewhat costly, but the peace of mind is worth it. This is the one I got: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=email&A=details&Q=&sku=1360172&is=REG But honestly this one should do just fine for archival purposes: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1333859-REG/g_technology_0g05678_professional_desktop_drive_power.html
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    Rose

    I like the dark mood of it. Nice experimental shot, not everything needs to be perfectly exposed or tack sharp to look nice. I do agree with the lack of emotion in the shot. Why don't you wait a few days and re-shoot the same flower once it starts decaying ans see what you came come up with?
  9. I can't believe people lose their sh*t about stuff like this. Nobody is forcing anyone to do anything, we are just being given more options to keep up with the current reality of the world we live in.
  10. Very nice, I like the mood of this place, and you captured it well.
  11. Very nice mood and composition. I really like the B&W conversion and the tonalities in it.
  12. They offer a fully functional 30-day demo for your colleague to try.
  13. I agree with you, the quality of the files processed with Capture One is unparalleled, regardless of the camera manufacturer. It's been my software of choice for many years and the processing engine just keeps getting better and better with each new release.
  14. Thanks so much for the information Chris, this is good to know. When time comes I will visit the doctor for some good prescription medicines in case they are needed and I should be good to go. I don't mind some mild sickness and skipping a couple meals, but I don't want to be rendered useless and have it become a nightmare, so your comments really help build up some confidence. If I ever decide to go south I know that I will be flying over the Drake passage , there's no way I would brave it by sea. There are some options to fly over in a twin otter plane and for me that would be the way to go. Costs a bit more, but one doesn't go to those places to try to save money. Thanks again, Rodrigo
  15. Very cool images Chris, I think that is quite an adventure. How are the seas? Does the icebreaker move a whole lot while negotiating those waters? The reason I ask is because I am interested in this trip but motion sickness can be an issue for me and I am unsure if I want to spend those resources to lose my lunch every day for a week or longer. I have thought about seeing a doctor to get some real prescription "solution" and do a couple of boat trips around the California coast to test before committing to the arctic experience. Any comments are greatly appreciated.
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