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johnspierce

Member Since 14 Jul 2005
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thoughts on mini domes

27 July 2014 - 08:04 AM

I stole the title from Alex Mustard's 2010 article :D

I'm going to Tonga to swim with humpbacks in a little over a month and pondering on whether to bring my 8" or 4.3 mm dome or both.

I'm shooting a nikon d7000 with the 10-17mm Tokina.

Obviously, the 4 mm dome will be less sharp at the edges, but will it even be noticeable with the type of composure done with open water big animal shots?

I want the best shots I can get, but if it truly will not make a difference, the mini dome sure makes handling and travel easier.

Apple's Aperture is being sunsetted

27 June 2014 - 11:29 AM

http://gizmodo.com/a...itng-1597040812

 

Not surprised;  they just haven't kept up with the changes like Lightroom.  The downside of this announcement is Apple will be trying to  convince it's user base to use iPhoto instead.  

 

iPhoto is simply *TERRIBLE*   Maybe the upcoming replacement will be better.  I know many people who have lost images due to the design philosophy of storing everything in a database.  Using a proprietary database for metadata is fine, but in my opinion a software application simply must keep an original, unmodified version of all photos in the file system for easy migration and backup/recovery. 

 

Last trip I was on, a fellow diver lost his entire photo library due to a iPhoto corruption issue.   He had backups thankfully, but trying to restore to iPhoto would try the patience of the most dedicated Applephile.

 

But, at any rate, I tried out Aperture in it's first iterations and decided I liked Lightroom better anyway.  R.I.P. Aperture.