I was just about to post the same link. It's interesting to see the actual patterns that they use for the test shots. Has anybody seen the grey splotches pattern before?
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Zuuyi. I'm not talking about that. That is a concern for every system type and I NEVER suggested otherwise contrary to your insinuation.Jettatore,
What I am talking about, is that YOU HAVE NO IDEA IF THERE IS MALICIOUS CODE BUILT INTO YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM AND SOFTWARE when it is closed source and you and the collective community of tech experts can't look at it....
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I'm about to start a new job that will require me to travel & fly a fair bit. I am wanting to purchase a laptop to process my images on the run. I was wondering what would be your recommendations?
To date I really only post to the web. However I would like a screen that gives as true a colour representation as is possible in a laptop. (Can they be calibrated?). I would like to keep the cost under 1.5K, run PS and or LR. Hard drive space is not a major issue as removable drives are cheap enough these days. Do any of you process solely on a laptop or do you keep your image processing completely too your desktop?
I used PCs for years and switched over at my then girlfriend (present wife's) urging. She had a 17" PowerBook for over 5 years. Any laptop that can stay usable over that length of time shows that it's a well built machine.
We now own a 2008 Macbook Pro (what this is being typed on), and 2009 Macbook, and a 2011 27" iMac quad i7.
I push for Apple for 2 reasons:
I need to use Windows-only software for geology modeling from time to time, and the stability of OS X vs Windows is night and day. That's both on a burly 5-gig dual core Dell running XP SP3 (which many consider to be the most stable Windows OS), and my Macbook Pro in bootcamp. Crashes? Weekly. Quirks? Constant.
The second, most recent reason I choose Apple is their customer service. Just last week I had the NVIDIA graphics card in my Macbook Pro die. This computer is just about 4 years old, but Apple replaced the logic board containing the card ($650 price tag) for free in a day. I don't have AppleCare or anything, but the card was a known issue.
I'm sure that exact same card is in millions of PCs doing the exact same thing. If a 4 year old Dell or HP or Samsung showed up dead do you think they'd replace the graphics card for free even if they knew it was a problem? I'd be surprised.
Basically, you can find identical components from PC to Mac. The choice is whether you can stand Windows OS (I'll never be able to go back!) and the build quality. Once you get into the higher-end PCs, the price difference can be negligible. The only real difference is in the really cheap ones.
I don't think they're too expensive. For example, they have approximately the same number of elements as similarly priced prime lenses (85/1.8, 100/2), and while they don't need AF motors or iris diaphragms, they are constructed to L-series lens standards, including metal barrels and weather-sealing.
I just ordered one and it should arrive on Wednesday. I wonder if I should leave it in the box and see if anything is announced on Dec. 6th - just in case I need to return it.