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Jan 10, 2014 00:18 |  #8536

CJCMarquez wrote in post #16593010 (external link)
If at all possible, working with a computer that uses an SSD over HDD has been so nice.

Previously edited photos on a Macbook Pro running on an Intel Core 2 Duo and 2gb (yes 2 gb) of RAM.

Now I'm using a iMac Intel Core i5 with 8gb RAM and Apple Fusion Drive (112gb SSD, 1TB HDD)and, to say the least, it has been amazing.

SSD work drive and a spinning disc drive for basic storage. A really great way to go about it. It has made all the difference on my 2011 iMac.


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Jan 10, 2014 00:26 |  #8537

T2i4me wrote in post #16592984 (external link)
What do you do with them?

I've been out computer shopping, looking for a new Windows 7 machine, all I can find is a Dell inspiron 660 3rd gen i5 with 12gb ram and 1TB HD, CPU only is $600. Not sure this is the best deal going, do you know a good computer shop in the North OC area that builds computers for a good price?

I take out the magnets which are super strong.

12GB or RAM sounds weird, is that 3x4GB? Using 3 modules is not really common. Which i5 is it? You will fill up 1TB really fast, and you still have to back it up. I would like to see a 125GB SSD and then a spinner drive for data storage. Have you looked at MicroCenter in Santa Ana/Tustin?

I read through about 100 pages on the computers section on dpreview.com and elsewhere for my build. Was about $1200 though, including extras. Still need an IPS monitor too.

Pretty sure there is a Dell model that many on dpreview were praising as great for photo editing. I didn't pay much attention as I was planning on building it myself anyway.


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Jan 10, 2014 01:04 |  #8538

Sucks that I didn't get to shoot what I wanted earlier this week(Torrey Pines cliffs-Mon, Oceanside-Tues) since everything was perfect for what I wanted from each location on their days.

This is what I got tonight.

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Jan 10, 2014 05:11 |  #8539
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T2i4me wrote in post #16591077 (external link)
Andy that second surf shot is amazing, nicely done!

airbutchie wrote in post #16591033 (external link)
^ Last one's cool, Andy...

Thanks guys!

Here is one more from southside HB pier the other day


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Jan 10, 2014 10:00 |  #8540

lovemyram4x4 wrote in post #16593097 (external link)
Sucks that I didn't get to shoot what I wanted earlier this week(Torrey Pines cliffs-Mon, Oceanside-Tues) since everything was perfect for what I wanted from each location on their days.

This is what I got tonight.

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Really like #1 and #4, great shots!

Dang I need to go shoot, but I suck at this kind of photography.


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Jan 10, 2014 10:21 |  #8541

lovemyram4x4 wrote in post #16593097 (external link)
Sucks that I didn't get to shoot what I wanted earlier this week(Torrey Pines cliffs-Mon, Oceanside-Tues) since everything was perfect for what I wanted from each location on their days.

This is what I got tonight.

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This is sweeeeet!


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Jan 10, 2014 10:24 |  #8542

rezcar wrote in post #16593062 (external link)
I take out the magnets which are super strong.

12GB or RAM sounds weird, is that 3x4GB? Using 3 modules is not really common. Which i5 is it? You will fill up 1TB really fast, and you still have to back it up. I would like to see a 125GB SSD and then a spinner drive for data storage. Have you looked at MicroCenter in Santa Ana/Tustin?

I read through about 100 pages on the computers section on dpreview.com and elsewhere for my build. Was about $1200 though, including extras. Still need an IPS monitor too.

Pretty sure there is a Dell model that many on dpreview were praising as great for photo editing. I didn't pay much attention as I was planning on building it myself anyway.

Not sure what i5 it is, I think it's 3.4ghz with turbo boost just says 3rd generation, the RAM is verified at 12gb but do not know how that is arranged. I crack up at your comment that 1 TB of HD space is not enough, my current 8 year old laptop has 60gb HD and it's only 50% full....I think 1 TB will be plenty. I don't keep all my photos only special ones and family shots, then I use Costco to burn to a DVD which I store in my gun safe and I store a second copy on a portable HD.


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Jan 10, 2014 10:40 |  #8543

haahaa. I laugh at storage space. I can never get enough. Between all sorts of my media I have just too many drives.


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Jan 10, 2014 11:30 as a reply to  @ peeaanuut's post |  #8544

CJCMarquez wrote in post #16593010 (external link)
If at all possible, working with a computer that uses an SSD over HDD has been so nice.

Previously edited photos on a Macbook Pro running on an Intel Core 2 Duo and 2gb (yes 2 gb) of RAM.

Now I'm using a iMac Intel Core i5 with 8gb RAM and Apple Fusion Drive (112gb SSD, 1TB HDD)and, to say the least, it has been amazing.

peeaanuut wrote in post #16593047 (external link)
SSD work drive and a spinning disc drive for basic storage. A really great way to go about it. It has made all the difference on my 2011 iMac.

rezcar wrote in post #16593062 (external link)
I take out the magnets which are super strong.

12GB or RAM sounds weird, is that 3x4GB? Using 3 modules is not really common. Which i5 is it? You will fill up 1TB really fast, and you still have to back it up. I would like to see a 125GB SSD and then a spinner drive for data storage. Have you looked at MicroCenter in Santa Ana/Tustin?

I read through about 100 pages on the computers section on dpreview.com and elsewhere for my build. Was about $1200 though, including extras. Still need an IPS monitor too.

Pretty sure there is a Dell model that many on dpreview were praising as great for photo editing. I didn't pay much attention as I was planning on building it myself anyway.

T2i4me wrote in post #16593945 (external link)
Not sure what i5 it is, I think it's 3.4ghz with turbo boost just says 3rd generation, the RAM is verified at 12gb but do not know how that is arranged. I crack up at your comment that 1 TB of HD space is not enough, my current 8 year old laptop has 60gb HD and it's only 50% full....I think 1 TB will be plenty. I don't keep all my photos only special ones and family shots, then I use Costco to burn to a DVD which I store in my gun safe and I store a second copy on a portable HD.

Having an SSD is key. Makes everything "snappier" as they say.
The prices have come down quite a bit, so it's no longer a luxury to have fast storage. Gotta couple that with some large (and a bit slower) storage for media. raw photography adds up really quick.
My current homebrew build is an i7-Quad core with 16G of RAM,
a 256G SSD for the OS, applications and my photo library.
A 2TB spinning HDD for all other storage (archives of older photos, music, etc.)
And the 27" IPS dell monitor (U2713M, i think). Great monitor. Well calibrated out of the box, for photography, love the true 27" resolution (2560x1440, not those lame 27" 1080 monitors). Highly recommended. (rezcar, this is probably the one you're asking about).
Rocking OS X, of course (Hackintosh).

Probably spent around $1500 (monitor included) on parts to build this.

I also have a Mac Mini that I don't use all that much. But that's a different matter.


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Jan 10, 2014 11:31 |  #8545

lmram4x4, those are fantastic shots, all of them.
My favorite is #4 though. I find the HDR effect a tad bit distracting in #1, but still a great shot.


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Jan 10, 2014 11:38 |  #8546

So, any plans for POTN shoots this weekend? I'd really like to go out there and shoot something fun!


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Jan 10, 2014 11:45 |  #8547

I was just thinking that. At first I was thinking of blue hour sunrise at the beach. Maybe San pedro. But then I remember that its cold. Still might do Bolsa Chica since its free. Not settled on anything. Anyone else, maybe a meet up?


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Jan 10, 2014 11:51 |  #8548

I have yet to try out Bolsa. But that would also have to be earlier in the morning, no? I'm too lazy. LOL. Plus I don't know if my 200mm will be enough.
I definitely want to hit up a sunset (HB pier or the like) either tomorrow or Sunday. Not sure which yet. And I wouldn't mind Griffith Park, but that's quite far, so it needs to be worth it (it's been kinda hazy the last few days).
Just some ideas...


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Jan 10, 2014 11:53 |  #8549

I am free until about 3pm on saturday but sunday I am wide open. I am up for new locations. Never really shot at griffith.


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Jan 10, 2014 12:05 |  #8550

peeaanuut wrote in post #16594175 (external link)
I was just thinking that. At first I was thinking of blue hour sunrise at the beach. Maybe San pedro. But then I remember that its cold. Still might do Bolsa Chica since its free. Not settled on anything. Anyone else, maybe a meet up?

Hey Joe, I was planning on Bolsa this weekend, but my new lens won't arrive until Monday...:( But the following weekend I will definitely be there. Maybe you can test drive my 400 5.6 if you haven't picked up something by then. I probably won't be using it for a while with this new addition.


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