« on: November 10, 2014, 06:00:27 AM »
You lost me at.... A larger format Canon sensor with 59% Q.E.!!
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Second look (who am I kidding), after several looks I noticed there are no focal length markings, which by reference to 70-200 and 70-300 layout should be visible wrapping over the top. Excitement fading
The newer version of DPP does not support my operating system. I run Vista 64. Updating my operating
So it's ok upgrading the camera even if you already have two very good ones - but not upgrading a an old OS (released in 2007), the only one unanimously regarded worse than Windows 8?
From a developer perspective, there are many new features which became available only from 7 onwards (i.e. better support for high DPI displays, color management). while Vista market share is only around 3%, making the effort to support it not so appealing.
If your software runs on Vista 64, it will run on 8 and 7 as well (you can downgrade your OS but with some OEM licenses). LR is still available as a standalone product outside CC. Scroll to the end of the page, and you'll find a link to buy LIghtroom 5 standalone. It won't run on Vista too, anyway.
Today the digital workflow is not the camera only - software plays its role as well. Complaining because we can't use the latest camera on outdated OS looks a bit unfair to me. I understand we all prefer to spend money on the toys we like most and not on something we may regard as "not so imporant", but sometimes we need to accept realilty.
We're going to build one. I have a friend who is a bit of a geek and has been through it. He's offered to help spec out the components and get stuff together. In the weeks ahead, I hope to have it all together.
Thanks for all the input.
Cool. It's easy to get caught up in the "upgrade" mode and spend more money...
Lots of info over on Seven Forums- check it out.
A fast processor and SSD can get to the Windows splash screen faster than you can get into BIOS if there are issues with your build (even if you enable the features that are there to slow things down enough to get to BIOS). That said:
(1) Consider a motherboard with a legacy PS/2 port
(2) There may be a specific USB port that gets power first, read the MOBO manual
I'll just go for their maximum available build. i7 processor, 16mb memory, etc..
Ya might wanna go for a little more than 16MB Ram.