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Nov 20, 2012 00:47 |  #9991
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K6AZ wrote in post #15266725external link
Hey, I saw your post over in FS, I didn't know you are dumping the D600 for the D800. Why? Resolution or something else?

Not resolution. I'd NEVER switch cuz of that. I was really happy with 5d2's res, never mind about 36.


I no longer have my D600 since I returned it due to dust/oil problem getting on the sensor caused by a gap around the shutter. You can read more info here http://nikonrumors.com ...-shutter.aspx/#more-47100external link

I bought a D800 instead. Unfortunately there is no other camera better for me (with an exception of a D4, but it’s too expensive :( since they retail at $6,000) so I have no choice but start getting more HD drives and better computer with state-of-the-art processor to keep up with those 36 megapixel files.


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Nov 20, 2012 00:59 |  #9992

iLvision wrote in post #15266828external link
I bought a D800 instead. Unfortunately there is no other camera better for me (with an exception of a D4, but it’s too expensive :( since they retail at $6,000) so I have no choice but start getting more HD drives and better computer with state-of-the-art processor to keep up with those 36 megapixel files.

Really though, HDDs are cheap and if you can blow $3000 on a camera a good $800 gets you a rig capable of editing photos...


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Nov 20, 2012 01:02 |  #9993

iLvision wrote in post #15266828external link
I bought a D800 instead. Unfortunately there is no other camera better for me (with an exception of a D4, but it’s too expensive :( since they retail at $6,000) so I have no choice but start getting more HD drives and better computer with state-of-the-art processor to keep up with those 36 megapixel files.

The computer upgrade can get expensive plus the larger capacity memory cards. i7 plus 16gb will speed things up. After a while, this becomes the norm for me. I have two old 8 gb cards that I use for casual shooting since they can only hold around 92 shots (RAW + jpg). For events and video, I use the 64gb cards.


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Nov 20, 2012 01:08 |  #9994

KenjiS wrote in post #15266858external link
Really though, HDDs are cheap and if you can blow $3000 on a camera a good $800 gets you a rig capable of editing photos...

I'm building my own computer to replace my AMD x6 Phenom processor and based on the parts that I want, it will cost around $1,300 from newegg.com. $800 for a desktop computer might work but it won't have the SSD and the video card that I would like.


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Nov 20, 2012 01:16 |  #9995

gqtuazon wrote in post #15266888external link
I'm building my own computer to replace my AMD x6 Phenom processor and based on the parts that I want, it will cost around $1,300 from newegg.com. $800 for a desktop computer might work but it won't have the SSD and the video card that I would like.

True, and my rig was $1600, HOWEVER If you're penny pinching, you can get away with $800 by skipping some of the niceties id bet


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Nov 20, 2012 01:24 |  #9996

iLvision wrote in post #15266828external link
I have no choice but start getting more HD drives and better computer with state-of-the-art processor to keep up with those 36 megapixel files.

What's the specs of your current desktop?


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Nov 20, 2012 01:25 |  #9997
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What's the specs of your current desktop?

27" iMac, early 2011 model, 12GB of RAM and a crappy i3 processor. Yup, time for an upgrade!! I'm waiting on the new 27" to become available next month.


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Nov 20, 2012 01:29 |  #9998

Get an i5 quad and overclock the crap out of it. No need for i7, the high clocks help way more than 8 threads vs 4 (unless doing video encoding). Get Dell 27" or similar if possible (one that does adobe rgb). Get an SSD. Don't worry too much about ram, 8gb is just fine for D800. Video card, don't worry tooooo much about it for photo editing, one for between 150 and 250 dollars is fine, no need to go too nuts.


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Nov 20, 2012 01:33 |  #9999

gqtuazon wrote in post #15266869external link
The computer upgrade can get expensive plus the larger capacity memory cards. i7 plus 16gb will speed things up. After a while, this becomes the norm for me. I have two old 8 gb cards that I use for casual shooting since they can only hold around 92 shots (RAW + jpg). For events and video, I use the 64gb cards.

A while back I got a deal on the SanDisk Extreme 4GB cards from Adorama, think it was $30 for four of them. I shoot RAW + basic, lossless compressed and get 47 shots on one of those cards. Nice for around the house and just a few shots but I wouldn't take them away from the house.


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Nov 20, 2012 01:36 |  #10000

woos wrote in post #15266936external link
Get an i5 quad and overclock the crap out of it. No need for i7, the high clocks help way more than 8 threads vs 4 (unless doing video encoding). Get Dell 27" or similar if possible (one that does adobe rgb). Get an SSD. Don't worry too much about ram, 8gb is just fine for D800. Video card, don't worry tooooo much about it for photo editing, one for between 150 and 250 dollars is fine, no need to go too nuts.

No need for Intel at all. I'm running the AMD eight core processor and there is nothing it can't handle. The new module in LR is slow no matter what computer you're running. Adobe is aware of it and there has been numerous discussions about it on their forum but as of 4.2 still no fix.


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Nov 20, 2012 02:27 |  #10001

An ASUS lappy i7 ,16 gig ram, 2 gig video card zippin thru several layers in CS6 when post-processing D800 files.




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Nov 20, 2012 03:43 |  #10002

Anyone here using a 120 gb SSD? How much room do you have after it is formatted? I'm debating between a 120 and 180gb Corsair Force GT.


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Nov 20, 2012 06:11 |  #10003

gqtuazon wrote in post #15266459external link
I'm not sure what's going on with the D800 but the batteries gets drained way much faster although I only have three batteries for redundancy and have the Sanyo Eneloop AA Batteries as back-up.

I have no idea. I guess the D800 has turbo. ;)




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Nov 20, 2012 06:51 |  #10004

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