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Lenses / Re: lens recommendations for a vacation
« on: September 11, 2012, 11:26:18 PM »
I think that is the point. I brought the 70-200 f4 IS with me to California for 7 days and used it for 100 shots out of thousands and carried the weight the whole time. If I had it to do over. I would have left it at home.

I do IT so I can handle all the specs for hardware. I actually plan on getting the new corsair neutron gtx ssd and the nvidia quadro 4000 graphics card since it is really meant for this work. I do not do gaming. Also I was hoping for more monitor models and calibration equipment more than anything. Really in my opinion that is the most important to me now. That the monitor will cover the full RGB Color Gamut. Hold Calibrations. Just do not want to spend $1k + for a monitor.

Just got the new 70-200 2.8 is II tonight. I was wondering if these are them? No Flash was used.

Lenses / Re: Need advice on indoor low light lens choices.
« on: September 11, 2012, 11:14:48 PM »
Thanks I will look into that.

Lenses / Re: Need advice on indoor low light lens choices.
« on: September 10, 2012, 11:53:49 PM »
I ended up getting the 70-200 2.8. I plan on getting a speed lite next (600 ex). I posted an example of a christmas shot I hope to improve.

Lenses / Re: lens recommendations for a vacation
« on: September 10, 2012, 11:50:53 PM »
24-105 and 50mm prime or wider if you want. I would use a 279ex ii for flash since it's so small and light. I brought tons of gear I never used.

Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 f2.8L (non-IS) vs Canon 70-200 f4L IS
« on: September 10, 2012, 11:30:24 PM »
I just recently brought my f4 is back for the 2.8 is ii because I need the extra stop and I should not have to worry about upgrading for a while in that range. Just my op.

Thanks the Dell's are expensive but at least I will look for a 8 bit or greater ips. May just have to spring the money. Waiting to see what October launches we'll see.

Software & Accessories / Re: Are Ultrabooks Fast enough?
« on: September 09, 2012, 11:43:23 PM »
I do all my post-processing with my MacBook Pro, 16gb RAM, and 512gb SSD.  It's super fast for anything that I throw at it.  The key is getting at least 8gb RAM and the SSD.  The SSD makes a world of difference.

I am sure your Mac runs great but I find on all these forums everyone immediately goes the Mac Route. I think ultrabooks like the Asus UX31A with it's 1080p ips antiglare screen prove that windows still has it's place. Also a lot of people who post these are looking at cost and I am sorry but you can get way more for your money on the windows side of the fence plus a much larger selection. Blu-ray Drives are another plus in laptops/desktops that are not on the Mac Camp. Don't get me wrong I have IPADS,IPHONES but when it comes to computers in general I find Windows allows me to do more frequent hardware refreshes and it's cheaper.

I have an i7-2500k, 8GB RAM, a pair of Asus VH242H displays, an i1 Display Pro calibrator, and a Wacom tablet.  It is fine for looking at photos but editing a 25MB .dng with lots of brushstrokes in LR4.1 can run it into the ground. 

A faster processor and 12 or 16GB of RAM would be a better idea, as would one good monitor; The panels I have are remarkably inconsistent for brightness and color temperature.

The calibrator and the tablet are swell once you figure them out, applying adjustment brushes is much easier with the tablet.

The only other thing I'd change on this setup would be a faster drive array.  I have for storing photos a RAID5 array of older mechanical drives on a proper 3Ware card but a bundle of SSDs would sure give it a kick in the pants.  Win7 runs on its own Velociraptor, which is enough.



I was thinking of I7 3770k, 16GB 1600mhz ram, 240GB Samsung 830 SSD, Nvidia gtx550 and 23" HP IPS Monitor of course calibrated. My concern is the monitor quality. As far as true storage. I have a full Domain Controller running a dedicated Raid card. So storage is really not an issue. With the cost of SSD's going down and rotational drives so high I cannot see an os drive being anything other than that. Just looking for a quality monitor suggestion with accurate colors under $500. Otherwise the above setup would surely handle 5d3 Raw workflows thru PS and LR4. Also render HD Video. I am not a pro but want to make my edits accurate in case I do go that route.

Thank you KKCF. I'll check out Sales Force too.

I think the best would be to keep all the data locally...
I just don't really like to upload 1000s of people's info.

A friend of mine is keep saying that MS Dynamics CRM is the way.
What are the experiences on that one?
Anyone knows good CRM review sites that can be trusted?

Dynamics CRM is great if you had a local server to host it. For your needs you would be looking to the cloud version. Like salesforce if you can get your contacts in a .csv (Excel) file then you can import most of the data. Another option is if you have office professional and up with Access. There are light crm database templates you could start with to see where your needs are and that would be local. Also you could import that data to most larger crm's listed previous. Either way for the cost and features I would try Salesforce. It integrates well with outlook.

Software & Accessories / Re: Are Ultrabooks Fast enough?
« on: September 08, 2012, 11:37:26 PM »
I've tried Windows 8, and hate it.  I will be running Windows 7 on whatever I get.  Hopefully, the Win 7 models will drop in price in October.
I understand but given the chance win 8 could prove to be useful with the tile apps. Eitherway all the remaining good gear is coming around then and you can always install win 7 on it.

Software & Accessories / Re: Are Ultrabooks Fast enough?
« on: September 08, 2012, 11:14:31 PM »
Yeah it will cover your needs just fine but by the time you load it up it will still be expensive compared to lighter notebooks. I would hold off till October when windows 8 launches and you'll see a surge of more options. Look at the says ux31 the new one has 1080p ipS panel and costs $1k.

Thanks so far. I will look that up.

Sorry I am an amateur and have heard that topic a lot lately and was wondering what and how are they achieved?

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