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Jun 24, 2019 13:34:40   #
John N wrote:
Whereby the subject, born normal, has acquired an injury to the brain through accident, mental deficiency, stroke etc.

Myself and a couple of colleagues from from Marlow C.C. (U.K.) have undertaken a project with a local charity to help some of these people who have expressed a willingness to 'learn' photography.

But I have a problem with one member that maybe some hogs can help out with. One participant has the shakes real bad - such that it manifests itself through the wheelchair. A tripod and remote release is the answer, but initial views are that he is unlikely to manage this. I'm looking for a wheelchair mounted device probably secured near the axles (shakes appear non existent here). I have a couple of expensive ideas but am asking for any practical ideas from hogs who may have experienced something similar.

Whereby the subject, born normal, has acquired an ... (show quote)

From B&H
ALZO Wheelchair Camera Mount
Jun 24, 2019 11:26:03   #
19104 wrote:
What is the proper humidity to store camera gear.

I also live in Philadelphia. With normal air conditioning, humidity in the house has never been a problem. If I were living in Florida or some other area with humidity conditions that would warrant it, I might consider more aggressive measures, like a humidity contorted camera safe. But in Philly it just does not seem as vital.
Jun 24, 2019 11:22:03   #
khorinek wrote:
If all things being equal except MP, go with the higher Mp. You will have more to work with in post editing.

You know how many times I have found a situation where all things were equal? None. Not a single one. Usually when I hear or read "all things being equal" my doubt meter gets triggered. Especially when it involves a complex system, like a camera. Cameras have so many variables at play that it is nearly impossible to make practical use of the concept.
Jun 24, 2019 11:11:49   #
Haydon wrote:
Go the the following page, that's not what I'm reading.

16GB DDR4 at 2666MHz
500GB Western Digital Blue SN500 M.2 NVMe

The confusion may come from the ability to expand the system (customize)

Those figures were not in your original post.
Jun 13, 2019 08:59:59   #
Haydon wrote:
Here's a Sager custom built up-gradable for $1350:

What I like is the number of ports this laptop has which many name brand seem LIMITED.


8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor ( 2.2GHz ), 9MB Smart Cache
Core Logic

Intel® HM370 Express Chipset

Supports Dual Channel DDR4
Two 260Pin SODIMM sockets, support for DDR4 2666MHz / 3000MHz (Real operation frequency depends on processor)
Expandable up to 64GB, depends on 8GB/16GB/32GB SODIMM module

16.1” Full HD (1920x1080) 144Hz, Wide View Angle, 72% NTSC Display, Matte Finished
Processor Switchable GPU by Microsoft Hybrid Graphics - NVIDIA® GeForce™ RTX 2060 GPU / Intel® UHD 630 Graphics
Support 4 active displays
Support NVIDIA® Surround View via via HDMI x1, mini DP x1 and DisplayPort over Type-C x1

NVIDIA® GeForce™ RTX 2060, 6GB GDDR6
- Real-Time Ray Tracing
- NVIDIA® CUDA™ Technology
- Microsoft® DirectX® 12 Compatible
- Battery Boost Technology

Intel® UHD 630 Graphics (Integrated in Intel Core i7-8750H processor)
- Microsoft® DirectX® 12 Compatible
- Dynamic frequency
- Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology

One changeable 2.5” 7.0mm(H) HDD/SSD, SATA interface
One M.2 2280 SSD, SATA / PCIe Gen3x4 interface or Two M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3x4 interface (RAID 0/1)
Audio System

High Definition audio interface
S/PDIF Digital output
Built-in Array Microphone
2 Built-in Speakers
SoundBlasterX® Pro-Gaming 360°
Pointing Device

Built in Gamma Secure pad with Microsoft PTP multi-gesture and scrolling function

Full color RGB illuminated full size keyboard with numeric pad
Fully programmable macro capability - customize individual key as hot key / multiple keystrokes in one key
W/A/S/D gaming key
I/O Ports

1 HDMI output Port (with HDCP)
1 Mini DisplayPort 1.3 output Port
1 DisplayPort 1.3 over USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type C)
1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Port (Type C)
2 USB 3.0 Ports (1 x powered USB port, AC/DC)
1 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Microphone / S/PDIF Optical output)
1 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone)
1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)

6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC up to UHS-II)
Three M.2 Card Slots
- 1st for WLAN Combo M.2 2230 Card with PCIe and USB interface
- 2nd for SSD M.2 2280 Card with SATA / PCIe Gen3x4 interface
- 3rd for SSD M.2 2280 Card with PCIe Gen3x4 interface

Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC + Bluetooth, M.2 interface

Kensington® Lock
Area Fingerprint Reader under Glass Surface
Intel® PTT (Platform Trust Technology)
Power System

Embedded 4 cells Polymer battery pack 62WH
Full Range AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, 180W AC Adapter, DC output 19.5V, 9.23A
OS Support

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows 10 (64-bit) Logo
HDMI™ Logo
Physical Characteristic

4.6 lbs. including bare bone and 62WH Battery Pack
14.96" (w) x 9.92" (d) x 0.78" (h)
Other Features

Al-alloy top, Palm rest and bottom case
Built-in 1.0M HD Video Camera
Virtual Reality ready
Support Windows 10 Cortana with Voice Technology
Intel® Optane™ Technology
Windows Mixed Reality compatible
Here's a Sager custom built up-gradable for b $13... (show quote)

It looks like the price quoted is for a 8GB no drive system. Is that right?
Jun 13, 2019 08:54:02   #
sr71 wrote:
YEP there is a lot to truth in that.....

"quote" dsmeltz Joined: Jun 3, 2012 Posts: 7891 Loc: Philadelphia

sr71 wrote:
Ah the punctuation police are out to day.

Thank God! Bad punctuation leads to poor communication and missdircted responses.
Hooray for the PP!"unquote"

Not really

Bad punctuation, like poor use of the "quote reply" is just needlessly confusing. But if confused is how you wish to lead your life, who am I to stop you.
Jun 13, 2019 08:50:59   #
rochephoto wrote:
Somebody on this forum should write up a definitive answer to the "Raw" question and should be applied automatically to any query regarding raw files and then no other comments should be allowed. This question crops up FAR TOO OFTEN!!!!

And varies based on the needs of each shooter and situation. So your one answer idea will not work.
Jun 12, 2019 04:38:07   #
FiddleMaker wrote:
Which would be the easiest for an old geezer like me to grasp - DropBox or Instagram for sharing photos ??
Currently, I am using Google Photos but when I create the link, only about half of the images are visible. The rest are just gray squares. Now, the problem here is that Dell tech service thinks I have a corrupted OS and they are scheduled to help me do a re-install of Windows10. So that may solve the problem with my Google Photos albums not working.
But I am still considering either DropBox or Instagram for just photo sharing.
Thanks for any opinions, ~FiddleMaker
Which would be the easiest for an old geezer like ... (show quote)

The difference between the two is so great you might have asked "Apple pie or go see John Wick III"

By the way the answer is go see John Wick III.
Jun 12, 2019 04:34:56   #
From the title, I thought this would be about a rich successful street photographer who's specialty is pictures of poor starving street photographers.
Jun 12, 2019 04:31:40   #
shutterhawk wrote:
Ignoring the focus issues (f5.6 @ 1/2000th didn't have sufficient depth of field to cover both birds), what's with the back of the hawk and the breast of the Robin? I've never encountered this effect before.

"objects in (the) mirror are closer than they appear" The actual distance between the Robin and the Hawk is greater than you may think. What is often called "lens compression" is making them seem close when they are not. The robin is inside your DOF, the hawk is not, and probably outside by a good bit.
Jun 12, 2019 04:21:36   #
photojoy wrote:
hello, I follow a lot, but not very often post anything... lol. but, I have a Canon T3i, and would like to upgrade, I purchased the Canon T7i, and don't like it, it is not as sharp as my T3i, so I am going to return it, but would like views on other canon cameras out there. I have EF and EF-s lens, so need to stick with Canon. So.... I'll be waiting for responses, Thanks a lot for all your help, Love the group.

Without more information, I can't say much. I started with the t3i and eventually went to the 80D (through Canon's refurbished store). It sounds like you may have outgrown your camera, but without knowing your budget or what kind of photography you are interested in, it is hard to give a useful recommendation.
Jun 12, 2019 04:16:28   #
dino21 wrote:
Please don't bite my head off for asking this. I know I am not knowledgeable as you folks are but here it goes..

I have read the advantages of shooting in RAW format and how in post processing it is then processed to your liking. My question is this....If I put a jpeg image in my software and start messing with the controls it also changes the look of the jpeg to where it seems like the jpeg can be changed to ones liking also...?? What am I missing? I shoot both RAW and jpeg and both seem to be processable in post production. Please don't throw the kitchen sink at me.....I am trying to educate myself.
Please don't bite my head off for asking this. I ... (show quote)

Yes you can edit a jpeg. However the extent of the changes is limited since a lot of info was lost when the jpeg was created. It assumes your settings were near perfect. So if an area in shadow is dark according to the settings you chose, the detail in the shadows is (pretty much) lost. With a RAW file there is much more information, so you can recover detail in the shadows (or the highlights) that are missing in the jpeg.
Jun 12, 2019 04:10:39   #
Neverlost99 wrote:
Here in North Carolina we no longer have camera stores. I gave Best Buy a try and was surprised how knowledgeable the salesperson was. Brian was a Nikon guy but had terrific knowledge of the entire Sony line. The prices were equal to Amazon and BH. It was nice to be able to actually hold the product.

You are lucky. The Greenville BB has one of the few "Camera Experience Shops. " BB has these in a very few locations and (reportedly) has staffed them well.
Jun 12, 2019 04:05:52   #
Jim Bianco wrote:
Do you turn VR off when panning a subject And what settings do you use? Thanks Jim Bianco

Are you using a tripod? Also does the lens have three options for VR, off, 1 and 2? If you have two different VR options, one is probably designed for panning. Your lens manual will tell you.
Jun 12, 2019 04:02:29   #
Hawkeye60 wrote:
The T2i - T7 are excellent choices for the beginner. Try to find a camera in kit form with lenses etc...

Do you have any idea what you want to take photos of? Also do you have a budget?
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