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You don't need a quadro though. Nvidia and Adobe are just in bed so they try to make it seem like you need a Quadro.

The Quadro is faster, but I have a 4000M not because of Adobe, but because I frequently use Vegas Pro.

I have had machines without Quadro 4000M, that use GEForce or others and I can assure you that the Quadros are faster, especially if the rest of the machine is high spec.

Just between the 5010M and 4000M is a 30% real world speed difference, and the difference is amplified with the newer cards.

Your claim of there being little difference is a little like saying that there is little benefit buying a 1DX over your average P&S.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is This the EOS 3D?
« on: June 17, 2013, 05:58:24 PM »
Note to self: Get some Canon replica camera straps made asap with 7D Mark II, 2D, 1D Xii, 1D S, 3D and 4D, try to hide them a little then walk taking pictures of myself. Maybe get Nikon to sponsor the shirt, and Sony the second camera ;D 8) . This could be fun.

BTW if you can wait, then this monster may help:

Intel leak reveals 8-core Haswell-E series desktop CPU for late 2014

6-and-8-core editions of the CPU, which can pack up to 20MB of L3 cache....

can support DDR4 RAM with a clock speed of up to 2,133MHz....

Mmmmm. Nice. :-)

It's easy: don't ever check it.


I always carry it on. No way am I checking-in my camera gear, and I travel with it all so much I have learned to take only what I need.

Oh, and I am pretty sure that gun trick will only work in the States and could possibly get you arrested in another country. Just learn to pack properly!

The top end Quadro cards do make a massive difference especially if you have a machine that is high specs with regards to the other components (cooling, CPU etc etc).

I have a Quadro 4000 M and am always impressed by the results. When I bought the laptop the best Quadro was the 5010M but that was a lot more than just an extra US$ 1,000 or 2000 so I went for the 4000M

Same with anything, you get what you pay for.

Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 16, 2013, 01:11:07 AM »
I have to agree. Bordering on the pornographic. xxx.  :-[

Ha! You think that's bad, I have two white squirrels going at it - on film, and in HD! I can't remember which external HD it is on but I promise you these white squirrels are horny little things!

Alright, alright enough with the private messages. Just keep it quiet ok. The video can be seen at, and I even made a rap song out of it which is posted at

Just don't tell the mods, or anyone else for that matter. :-)

Surely it must be time for a lunch beer.......

I may be wrong but your CPU will only play a certain part in the speed. Your graphics card also plays a very important role, and from memory LR does not make use of CUDA, unlike something like Vegas Pro which does, and that cuts rendering times down a lot.

Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 15, 2013, 09:44:22 PM »
I quite like white squirrels.

Not sure why I shared that, but still.  8)

EOS Bodies / Re: A Big Megapixel Discussion
« on: June 15, 2013, 02:07:24 AM »
It's not fun uploading 2000+ 21MP RAW images to your desktop or laptop then backing all that up. Can't imagine doing that with 36MP images. And then there's the processing time, I would need a lot more processing power to cope.

I do this frequently and have no problem with it. Doesn't take so long.

Having a camera that fulfils your needs is only part of the job, having the processing power to match is equally as important - some would say a prerequisite.

I would love 36MP Raw files if the camera can also do 12 fps like the 1D X, or even faster. Don't mind at all.

Software & Accessories / Re: Advice: Black Rapid shoulderstrap
« on: June 14, 2013, 09:26:37 PM »
Just an advise, do not put your camera in your back or on you side unprotected in crowded area when using these type of straps, or the normal straps. Strap may be hard to cut, but it is possible to steal the lens.

Great advice and info. I had never even thought about that. Thanks.

Lenses / Re: 400 2.8 vs 200-400 4.0 1.4
« on: June 14, 2013, 03:26:07 AM »
I shoot sports, and I must admit that there have been times recently when I have wondered about the 200-400 1.4X. I even asked Canon CPS for their opinion on it over the 400 f/2.8 ii.

What did CPS say?

Considering I do sports mainly, they said I should stick with the 400 f/2.8 ii.

I will be trying the 200-400 1.4X and I am sure it is an excellent lens, and for those that shoot wildlife etc then wow, couple that lens with an extra 1.4 or even 2 and you have quite some reach. But for me, at the moment, it looks like the 400 f/2.8 ii will remain king.

I will let you know once I do try it out, though not sure yet when that will be.

Lenses / Re: 400 2.8 vs 200-400 4.0 1.4
« on: June 14, 2013, 12:40:29 AM »
I shoot sports, and I must admit that there have been times recently when I have wondered about the 200-400 1.4X. I even asked Canon CPS for their opinion on it over the 400 f/2.8 ii.

I will try it at the next major event I am at, but I also agree with what bdunbar79 says in that using two cameras is really not that big of a deal.

The 400 f/2.8 ii is an outstanding lens, wow, I smile just thinking about it - and it is considerably cheaper than the 200-400 1.4X.

Anyone that was watching the men's final of Roland Garros will have seen a couple of 200-400 1.4X in use behind the players seats.

I am keeping an open mind. I use the 400 f/2.8 ii quite a bit but have not yet bought one, and as I have not yet used or even touched the 20-400 1.4X I really am in no position to pass judgement.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 12, 2013, 08:10:32 PM »
Another beautiful random woman on the street :)

First the stunning blonde, now this stunning brunette.

Pray tell, I do hope you are getting all these girl's numbers....

Surely you are duty bound to provide them with their pics, and possibly take them out for a drink or six...  ;D

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
« on: June 12, 2013, 06:13:20 PM »
Well this phone camera is now official:

Combining a fully featured Android 4.2.2 Galaxy phone (basically a Galaxy S4 Mini) with a 16MP point-and-shoot, it brings a 10x optical zoom lens to bear -- the first phone to do so. On the phone side, it sports a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD slot) and a 1.9MP front facing camera. The camera includes optical image stabilization and a Xenon flash, along with a special "Zoom Ring".


EOS Bodies / Re: A Big Megapixel Discussion
« on: June 12, 2013, 06:10:43 PM »
There seems to be an awful lot of wishful thinking going on in this thread, with many hoping it will be in a 5D-type body - especially as that could indicate a more affordable price as compared to a 1D ?.

Personally I cannot see that happening. The 1D S makes more sense from where I am sitting. They make a flagship studio camera to go along with the flagship sport / high fps camera, and then remove certain features to eventually get down to a 5D Mark IV.

Do they want to sit there with nothing to compete with D800 until 2015 or 2016 though? If it is some giant $8500 1DsX that will hardly compete with the D800.

Good point, though if they did release a big (1D) mp camera in 2014 then a watered down 5D Mark IV - which could compete with this D800/D800E - could follow soon after.

Personally, unless the new high mp camera has very goof fps then I am much more interested in what they have planned for the new 1DX ii. Plenty of time for them to get that right (just hope they remember a headphone jack this time!).  ;D

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