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folivier1

Member Since 14 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 19 2018 02:02 PM
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New mac recommendations

01 April 2017 - 07:37 AM

I have a 2013 Macbook Pro, 2.6GHz it, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD, Retina 1GB.  I'm an advanced hobbyist and use LightRoom 5 to adjust and convert Raw files from my Oly Em1 and Sony RX100-2.  I find my current Macbook adequate, not blazingly fast but fast enough for now.  Don't do video but may do some very light processing in the future.

I'm ready to buy a desktop and wondering if a Mac Mini or an iMac would be best?  and what configuration, processor, Ram, etc.? 

Also is it worth it to buy the 5K Retina version or the standard display?

I plan to use the desktop to also serve as a movie and music server.

Another question is it better to buy a used earlier generation high end iMac or a new base iMac?

I'm NOT looking for the fastest, bestest, screaming machine out there.  Just one that will be a bit faster than my current Macbook.  So what would be the minimum configuration you suggest?


WTB: 8mm analog camcorder

07 January 2017 - 07:24 AM

This is a long shot but haven't had any luck anywhere else.

I need an 8mm analog camcorder to play my old 8mm home movies so I can convert them to digital.  If you have one stuck in the closet you want to get rid of please let me know.  But please make sure that it still works properly to load and play the tapes.

I have a Sony but the loading mechanism is bad.

Thanks!