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bvanant

Member Since 01 Apr 2002
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In Topic: Ultralight parts for sale

Today, 01:03 PM

How does a guy living in Paris, root for Manchester City? :dancing:

Living in Los Angeles, and rooting for Tottenham I can understand, but Manchester City?

But then again, you can get a lot of great French wine that we can only dream about here in LA.

Cheers

 

Bill


In Topic: Ultralight parts for sale

Today, 10:38 AM

Lots of nice stuff, but at least here in the US, the prices are about 45% higher than full retail.  

Bill


In Topic: Macbook pro retina and photos editiding or PC

Yesterday, 05:05 PM

I really, really want to like the surface pro 3, but for the price I think the macbook air is almost identically priced, and I really don't like win 8 so much. I think that at $1200 all your arguments about theft etc. are the same for a laptop vs. the surface pro 3.  What I really want is a way to simply attach an external drive to my iPad, but I think Apple doesn't want to kill the laptop business by making that easy.

Bill


In Topic: Ikelite 161 or something else?

Yesterday, 04:59 PM

According to IKE, the 160 has a GN of 24 with a beam angle of 90 degrees and a beam angle of 100 degrees with the diffuser. 

According to S&S, the D1 has a GN of 32 (a full stop more) with a beam angle of 80x80 degrees and a GN of 24 with a 100 degree diffuser. So the D1 still has a stop more power than the 160 at 100 degrees. This seems to be borne out in tests (in the studio), I haven't bothered to see if the difference is maintained underwater but I see no reason that it shouldn't be.  

 

In my hands at least, the GNs given by the manufacturers are a bit dicey anyway, kind of like lumen ratings on torches, a lot depends on what you think you are trying to measure. That being said, in my hands at least the 160 is measurably less powerful than the D1 at similar beam angles (100 degrees).

 

Bill


In Topic: Macbook pro retina and photos editiding or PC

25 November 2014 - 02:06 PM

For travel we use a Macbook Air, mostly because I am getting old enough that carrying the Macbook Pro (plus all the other crap) is getting tough.  :dancing: For editing in LR,  the colors seem to be fine; when I take them home to my iMac no corrections are necessary

Bill