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pbalves

Member Since 10 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Jan 18 2017 03:13 PM
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In Topic: Time to upgrade... And now?

08 January 2017 - 01:27 PM

Thanks Tim and Bill

At this moment I am commuting, and going mobile allows me to use it when abroad. Besides that it gives me more freedom when at home also and I can use it on the dive trips. To be honest, on the last trips I even did not took the computer with me, to travel lighter (and also I do not have a Macbook, and the computer at home is a Mac Mini as explained before, so I prefer to rely on the use of the big cards, and mobile phone is enough to access internet and communicate even by skype)

I can not afford 2 systems to edit photos, so I need to find a balance between mobility/performance/usability.

The lack of SD Card socket does not bother me a lot, as I am used to use the CF card as main card (it is faster, so I use it for the RAW files), so I am already used to use card reader.

I know that the disk size (256GB) is not big enough, and I will need to have external drives as main storage system (which might make it easier to settle a proper backup system), only keeping the catalogue on the local disk and the files that I am working on the move, being moved to the main storage when finalised and/or back home.

Bill, why do you say it will be difficult to proper calibrate? Is it due to being working on quite different places, with different ambient light, or it is something related with the hardware?

To both of you and to anybody else that wants to share his opinion, does my approach makes sense?

Do you believe I will be properly served with a system like this? Will it be a system I will be able to rely for several years to come? If not, what should be improved?

Does the MacBook Pro justify extra 350€ over the Surface (both the ones referred on my initial post)?

Have someone made the move from MacBook to Windows Surface Pro 4? If so, are you happy? Would you do it again?

Is it easy/feasible to pass the actual Lightroom catalogue on Mac to Windows one?

Thanks

Pedro Alves

In Topic: Buoyancy Floats

28 November 2016 - 10:32 AM

Also on the previous link there is a nice way to avoid lose the difusers of the strobes.

In Topic: DIY tray and handles for under 10

24 October 2016 - 10:36 PM

Good job!

 

As ideia for next developmet/improvment, you should consider to add supports for strobes. But keep in mind that all the "system" needs to be stiff, as the strobes and long arms will transmit a lot of vibration when there are current or swiming.


In Topic: Leaving the camera at home

10 October 2016 - 03:36 PM

I now it is a litle out of topic, but... Liz can you share some photos of how you fit the rig on the backpack for travel?

 

Thanks


In Topic: Pre Digital Sea&Sea Strobe - Firing too slow M 4/3?

13 September 2016 - 10:23 PM

Almost any magneg do. (if they are strong enough).

 

You can try with a pin fridge magnet. If it does not have power enough, you can buy some cheap on ebay