Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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RobMoser
Registered: Sep 04, 2007
Total Posts: 839
Country: United States

Rainy and gloomy this morning in Dallas so naturally I'm editing some rainy pictures from earlier this year.

Rob



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4547
Country: United States

Nice Rob! Awesome Vapor!!



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4547
Country: United States

Very Steep Learning Curve...



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2650
Country: United States

Screwing around today. From Yosemite, tiny road side waterfall.



DanNehmer
Registered: Nov 26, 2009
Total Posts: 272
Country: United States

Happy New Year from Iowa & the Nehmers! Partly sunny and 17 deg here (Burr), so Belle said lets go chase some birds!!! She even flushed her 1st Pheasant, now daddy just needs to shoot straighter.

Dan



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2105
Country: United States

Happy New Year to one and all.



bobl
Registered: Sep 08, 2003
Total Posts: 2751
Country: United States



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3617
Country: Netherlands

Happy New Year Everybody



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3433
Country: United States


Nice one, bobl; is it yours?

Happy New Year, all! I will spend the rest of the week reorganizing my digital life around the new 27" iMac that appeared on my doorstep yesterday. The transition didn't start out too smoothly, but the initial brain transplant from my 4-year-old MacPro tower is now complete. I should receive the 3rd party memory upgrade and a new Drobo 5D tomorrow or the next day, too.

When it's all up and running I'll give you a fuller report, but right now with only 8GB of RAM and all my D800 files off on external FireWire drives communicating via a FireWire-to-Thunderbolt adapter, the speed of rendering 1:1 in LR4 is noticeably faster but not astoundingly so. That should improve markedly when the working files are resident in the onboard Fusion drive (3TB of rotating disk storage with an adjunct solid state disk of 128GB) and all 32GB of RAM are installed; we'll see about files on the Drobo, which has both an adjunct SSD as well as the purported benefits of fast disk-array access and will be connected natively via Thunderbolt.

I learned yesterday during several AppleCare calls that the new 21.5" iMacs have their RAM soldered to the motherboard and are not upgradable: the memory they're manufactured with is all they will ever have. Thankfully, the new 27" iMacs are still user-upgradable, with four DIMM slots accessible behind a cleverly-designed hatch just above the power cord.



bobl
Registered: Sep 08, 2003
Total Posts: 2751
Country: United States

No, Steve, I did not create this. Borrowed it from a friend.



Mrussfoto
Registered: Dec 28, 2012
Total Posts: 16
Country: United States

Steve I have a 27 inch Imac also and with just 16gb of ram it handles my D800 files pretty fast. 32gb should be very nice. This is my first Mac so I had a little learning curve, but even the ram was easy to change out.



WalterF
Registered: Jun 06, 2012
Total Posts: 286
Country: United States

My meager attempt at airshow photography. But I am learning more hoping they get better.




Walt



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2172
Country: United Kingdom

Happy New Year to all.





waterflyboy22
Registered: Jul 10, 2006
Total Posts: 756
Country: United States

Hello and Happy New Year to all my MA2A family. Jack has his 10 month birthday today, so I thought I'd post a photo in honor of the occasion.

Be a light unto the world...



And an airplane picture just 'cause I should. (too bad the Brits retired them!)



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3433
Country: United States

Mrussfoto wrote:
Steve I have a 27 inch Imac also and with just 16gb of ram it handles my D800 files pretty fast. 32gb should be very nice. This is my first Mac so I had a little learning curve, but even the ram was easy to change out.


Thanks for the data point. I moved a couple thousand D800 files over to the Fusion drive in the iMac and played with some of them this morning in LR4. It still takes a good long while to render 1:1 previews, but once they're resident in LR4 displaying them is lightning fast, perhaps half a second to switch from one to the next, loaded and displayed at 1:1. I'm so happy I could cry: even with pre-rendered 1:1 previews, just switching from one image to another on my old MacPro tower was an exercise in frustration. It would take literally 10 seconds just to find out if the new image was in focus or not. I did not relish performing triage on a new shoot with a few hundred images, much less one with thousands.



tom cardin
Registered: Mar 08, 2005
Total Posts: 1991
Country: United States

Look at the smarts in that guy's eyes. We had one like that, and he still can look right through you.


Happy New Years Tom






Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1907
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
Happy New Year, all! I will spend the rest of the week reorganizing my digital life around the new 27" iMac that appeared on my doorstep yesterday. The transition didn't start out too smoothly, but the initial brain transplant from my 4-year-old MacPro tower is now complete. I should receive the 3rd party memory upgrade and a new Drobo 5D tomorrow or the next day, too.

When it's all up and running I'll give you a fuller report, but right now with only 8GB of RAM and all my D800 files off on external FireWire drives communicating via a FireWire-to-Thunderbolt adapter, the speed of rendering 1:1 in LR4 is noticeably faster but not astoundingly so. That should improve markedly when the working files are resident in the onboard Fusion drive (3TB of rotating disk storage with an adjunct solid state disk of 128GB) and all 32GB of RAM are installed; we'll see about files on the Drobo, which has both an adjunct SSD as well as the purported benefits of fast disk-array access and will be connected natively via Thunderbolt.

Thankfully, the new 27" iMacs are still user-upgradable, with four DIMM slots accessible behind a cleverly-designed hatch just above the power cord.


Sir Steve: Thanks much for your ongoing reports on the new 27" iMac. Later this year I will be upgrading my system and had anticipated going with a Mac Pro tower and a NEC monitor/display. With your long experience with a Mac Pro tower, I'll be paying great attention to your comparisons and conclusions regarding the new iMac. Issues like monitor calibration, rendering speed, and your Drobo arrangement will be of great interest. Count me as very interested



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1907
Country: United States

MMcGrath wrote:
Happy New Year to all.





Gorgeous shot of the triple 7 Mark.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16221
Country: United States

Happy New Year Guys and Gals!

Bob, that sand sculpture is just perfection.

Zim, Can't wait for the in depth report on your new iMac.

I've spent the last several days trying to condense my digital file library, but finally gave up this morning and ordered an additional Drobo 5D. That should allow me backed up capacity for the balance of 2013 at home and HQ. It's a little scary because, due to volume, I've had to discontinue my practice of everything being burned onto DVD's as well as backed up on hard drives. It's just not practical to burn everything to DVD's anymore, I'm already swimming in them an it's only going to get worse.



DanNehmer
Registered: Nov 26, 2009
Total Posts: 272
Country: United States

Jim,

I'm doing this for a hobby and can't keep up on the DVD's and one external HD. I can't imagine you're logistics, especially with the D800. I just purchased an second external HD, and will keeping it off site in the safe deposit box. I'm hoping one HD on site, the computer it's self and a second HD off site should be sufficient for my purposes. Plan to swap HD's (offsite with the onsite) once a month to keep each current.

Dan



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