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I'm facing a similar dilemma. I'm running a 2009 Core i7 27" iMac and a 2011 15" MacBook Pro that has a Crucial 512gb SSD. I want to replace both with either a 13" or 15" Retina MacBook Pro plus a 27" display.

 The way I see it, to gain the extra portability of the 13", I would  be stuck with dual-core rather than quad core, and Iris 5100 vs Iris 5200 for graphics. I am waiting to see benchmarks for these new systems to get an idea of performance. Also, I did some research last night on how to limit Lightroom or PS to two cores, so I could get an idea of how it runs on my current MacBookPro on two cores and integrated graphics (using gfxCardStatus).

Street & City / Re: Washington DC, in my imaginative Idea.
« on: October 21, 2013, 02:15:18 PM »
Wow, Wow, Wow---Dear Friend, Mr. bchernicoff
Thanks to share these great Point of views with us, All our friends who, never visit Washington DC, The Land of the Brave ( American People).

PS, Dear Friends, If you have the photos of WDC., Please post here and share " your Feeling that recorded on the Photos "----THANKSSSS.

Thank you, Surapon. I like your images very much too.

Street & City / Re: Washington DC, in my imaginative Idea.
« on: October 21, 2013, 02:01:43 PM »
Here are some of mine...

I'm really surprised that only the A7 has phase detect AF. If you get the A7R, you are stuck with contrast detect AF only. That's a hell of a trade off to get more megapixels. With Sony's history of sub-par E mount lenses, they are going to have to demonstrate they can make lenses that are good enough for a 36mp sensor before I would buy one. I guess the folks that are planning to use Leica lenses with an adapter won't care about AF at all though...

X-E2 + Fuji 14mm for landscape is one sexy combo. I love the retro looks of Fuji ;)

I've got the 18-55mm and the 60mm macro too. My EF mount Samyang 14mm works great on the fuji with an adapter.

My Fuji X-E1 35mm 1.4 combo convinced me that these cameras can actually be phenomenally good in a small package.
I'm anxious to read reviews of the Sony and see how large the body and lenses are.

PowerShot / Re: Limited Edition PowerShot Cameras Coming
« on: October 15, 2013, 08:02:19 AM »
collector's item, says it all really.... now where did I put my phone  ::)

"Behold the end of an era!"

Canon General / Re: Official: Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS
« on: October 14, 2013, 01:52:29 PM »
My guess is $999. The Nikon 24-120 is $1300, the Canon...well, we all know.

So, cheaper than the Nikon, more than what the Canon actually sells for, but it will have IQ to beat them both. That makes for a very strong seller.

Canon General / Re: Official: Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS
« on: October 14, 2013, 01:19:54 PM »
I'm sure this will be huge for Nikon users. Probably a tougher sell for Canon users, as it lacks weather sealing. I suspect IQ will be the real deciding factor...more so than price.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« on: October 13, 2013, 12:21:13 PM »
The image is at least dimensionally consistent for a Nikon mount lens. The Nikon flange is 44mm across, so with a 82mm filter thread, 82/44 would give a ratio of 1.86. I measure the flange in this image at 139 pixels across. Multiply by 1.86 and you get 259 pixels for what the filter thread width should be. I've drawn that onto the image and it seems reasonable that this is where the filter threads would go.

If it's a fake, they at least made sure it was scaled correctly.

Lenses / Re: Testing Cheap Lens "Bowen 8mm. Fisheye"
« on: October 11, 2013, 03:41:10 PM »
I bought one for my brother's 60D, but couldn't resist trying it on the 5D Mk III. Really a great lens!

I cannot see how this price can be correct. Truly dumbfounding. I think Sigma is going to embarrass the S___ out of Zeiss when they update their 50mm f/1.4.

Software & Accessories / Anyone tried the Replichrome "film look"presets
« on: October 04, 2013, 03:15:41 PM »
So, I guess these are supposed to be a much better alternative to VSCO film packs. Anyone tried them? The reviews sound good. I wish there were a free trial...I realize that is not really possible with Lightroom Presets.


Lenses / Re: 85mm prime recommendation
« on: October 04, 2013, 02:43:36 PM »
I've owned the both the Canon 1.2 L II and the Sigma. I sold the Canon and kept the Sigma.

Sigma pros:
vastly faster AF
actual manual AF
vastly better dust protection (with a filter on, the lens is effectively sealed)
around half the cost

Canon cons:
drive by wire manual AF
large gap between body and the barrel that moves in and out while focusing (dust entry point)
high price

Canon pros:
half stop faster


EOS Bodies / Re: German Canon Event
« on: October 01, 2013, 02:27:49 PM »
This comment on that page was intersting:

"i work for zeiss in germany and i have some colleagues from university who now work for canon germany.

i can´t tell you much because i don´t know much about it.. but my canon colleagues say something big is comming in october. kind of a suprise."

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