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by Dusty
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Ryzen Mini PC vs. Laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Ryzen Mini PC vs. Laptop

For the most part, Henry, I think you'll be okay on re-d/ling the software. Adobe is rental, so they don't care about platform, darktable is FLOSS and Vuescan premium shareware. Other stuff you have may be a problem, as MS and some of the other companies lock you in to a motherboard. That's one of t...
by Dusty
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 282
Views: 67484

Re: Future of A mount

Well, that's a nice price for a Zeiss! Too bad I already have the 16-80. The second hand market prices are reflecting the fact that people are abandoning the SLR for the phone, and no wonder. Besides the prices, phones have gotten much much better at taking pics, Samsung now having a 200mp sensor in...
by Dusty
Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Ryzen Mini PC vs. Laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Ryzen Mini PC vs. Laptop

Henry, one thing gamers like is fast refresh rates, so they may do the trick. I haven't looked at the specs, but some of the minis out there do have a slot or 2 that's free, so the possibility of an updated graphics card would be one of my criteria in a mini.

Dusty
by Dusty
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Food / 2021
Replies: 61
Views: 7821

Re: Food / 2021

Yildiz, if I ever get rich, I'm going to bribe you to make all of those savory dishes for me, at least once! What would it take? A complete set of lenses? Your own restaurant?

Dusty
by Dusty
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: The Ride - Another Arthouse Film
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: The Ride - Another Arthouse Film

Sig, You may be done with this project already (I'm late to the game), but if not, take some close-ups of the unique brickwork at the Lemp facility. One year when we there for the "haunted warehouse", my brother - a mason's tender - pointed out the "Soldiers and Sailors" brickwor...
by Dusty
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Shooting in the dark
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Shooting in the dark

JT, come on down. I'll kill the fatted guinea pig for lunch and then we can take photos. :D But if you don't like guinea pig, I'm sure we can find something else you would enjoy. :wink: Sury, I really like the colors (or should I say blues) in the first shot. The third shot got my attention as I al...
by Dusty
Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Volcanoes, Flowers, and Waterfalls (from a recent trip)
Replies: 15
Views: 1516

Re: Volcanoes, Flowers, and Waterfalls (from a recent trip)

Thanks Valery, Sury, and Yildiz for the comments. We put on the miles and had only one minor mishap. Thankfully the tire went flat while we were in a town were we could get it fixed. At any rate, it allowed me to brush up on my tire changing skills. :lol: Here are the cheap cell phone shots of my r...
by Dusty
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Sigma 17-35 and Sony A99M2
Replies: 7
Views: 4725

Re: Sigma 17-35 and Sony A99M2

The 700 is doing just fine. I did have a bit of GAS recently, as noted in the Equipment section, so I hope to put some different lenses on it and try it out with them. The one drawback with the 700 is finding CF cards. I was wondering if anyone has any experience using the CF to SD converters in a c...
by Dusty
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Pigeon Point Light House, Pescadero, California
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

Re: Pigeon Point Light House, Pescadero, California

Beautiful sunset! I really like the second shot. I also like the ambience of the wood fence/railing in the first shot but unfortunately it hides the shoreline. I’m guessing that an angle with the fence, the shoreline, and the sunset wasn’t functionally possible. Oh well, we take what we can get, ri...
by Dusty
Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Sigma 17-35 and Sony A99M2
Replies: 7
Views: 4725

Re: Sigma 17-35 and Sony A99M2

Sury, I'm trying to catch up on about 2 years of ignoring this part of the board, so excuse me for re-opening something over a year old. You sell yourself short. I know, as we are very much "twins" in this regard. As an engineer, you are no doubt very creative, albeit that may be stacking ...
by Dusty
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Low Light
Topic: Does low light matter to you?
Replies: 18
Views: 20718

Re: Does low light matter to you?

Someone posted this link. It shows side by side 100% crops of an Olympus E-M10II ISO 25,600 40 LUX (low light) photo with Lightroom noise reduction, DXO Deep Prime, and with no noise reduction: https://postimg.cc/z3PsZ3SQ It is my understanding that DXO Deep Prime allows you to choose how much NR i...
by Dusty
Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A Little bit of G.A.S.
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: A Little bit of G.A.S.

Barry, I wish I would have known you had one you were willing to part with. DK's opinion of the Tokina makes me want to have one, and I wanted one right before they stopped making it in Alpha mount. Right after that, the used price went up to more than new, for Alpha. Since it's a bit faster, it wou...
by Dusty
Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A Little bit of G.A.S.
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: A Little bit of G.A.S.

It seems like the G.A.S. hasn't totally left my system yet. This morning there was a Sigma 8-16 - a lens I've lusted after for quite some time - just sitting on e-bay with no one bidding on it. I had to go meet the wedding party to get a review of the venue, and it was going to end before I got back...
by Dusty
Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: Pentax K3III has landed with "ouch" price tag!
Replies: 1
Views: 1034

Re: Pentax K3III has landed with "ouch" price tag!

But, but but.....

It's the first DSLR with a top ISO speed of over 1 million! That's just what you need to take a photo of a whole stadium at night lit only by a single candle!

Aren't you going to need that?
/sarc

Dusty
by Dusty
Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A Little bit of G.A.S.
Replies: 4
Views: 674

A Little bit of G.A.S.

So, and old friend called recently. Seems the photographer had bailed on his daughter's wedding, and asked if I could step in. Doing his oldest daughter's wedding in 2008 was what got me into digital in the first place. Taking a look at what I have: my 2 350s still take good pics, but since I droppe...