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Craig Ruaux

Member Since 11 Mar 2003
Offline Last Active Aug 25 2014 03:41 PM

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In Topic: A cabin for two aboard Seven Seas, October '09

13 March 2009 - 12:23 PM

Still available, FYI.

In Topic: A cabin for two aboard Seven Seas, October '09

26 January 2009 - 08:05 PM

Giving this a bump...

Spots are still available, if you are interested, shoot me a PM or email.

In Topic: www.getwet-asia.com using my picture?

12 December 2008 - 03:25 PM

To add insult to injury, they credit you at the very bottom of the page.

Or is that a new thing???

In Topic: Hooo-eeee! The D3X price has been announced

02 December 2008 - 09:14 AM

Being the one that started the thread, I suppose me coming along and making this observation smacks of irony ;)

Say you are working photographer and take 4 weeks vacation a year, never working weekends. You'll have about 240 potential work days a year, assuming you don't have sick time.

If you can generate ~$35.00 a day extra income due to the 24.5 MPix vs everyone else, you've paid for the body in one year.

As a hobbyist, I look at the price tag of the D3x and gag a little.

Then I go to work and look at our $11,000 freezers, $100,000 endoscope tower, $200,000 diagnostic ultrasound machine, my wife's ~$250,000 rehabilitation facility (not to mention the $55,000 pressure mat system and all the fricking computers) and our $1MILL CT with an operator who costs $66K/yr before benefits, and I think pro photographers actually have it pretty easy, from a necessary capital perspective.

In Topic: Thoughts on the Samsung T260 26" HD monitor/TV

04 November 2008 - 10:55 AM

I've looked a bit at that monitor myself, but more as a monitor for a PVR/Possible Hackintosh I am building. I suppose a color purist would be disturbed by the "touch of color" changes that happen in the bezel. The resolution is the same as the LED display, but the viewing area is bigger, so each individual pixel is bigger. The LED display has a USB hub and iSight camera, the Samsung doesn't. The Samsung is cheaper ($499 at Amazon) and available now, vs $899 and available soon...

For me, I think the biggest issue would be "does it work with my hardware calibrator". Overall I think it would work well for most people, except in a highly color critical environment.