« on: September 04, 2013, 06:21:27 PM »
what about a LR only thingy for $2.50, sorry 2.49 per month? THAT would be a deal!
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I also recommend the 17-55, but you might want to consider the new Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 DC HSM Art lens. It has gotten a rave review from Bryan at TDP:
It's also about a couple hundred dollars cheaper!
Size is a point - I am not a pro, so my catalogue rather is in the range of 30k photos...
In your situation, i would use a "current work" LR catalog on the laptop (should work nice&fast on a SSD), and after finishing a project, export the catalog on the NAS, then import it to the full catalog which is also stored on the NAS. This is a bit flimsy, but as far as I can tell, adobe has not yet implemented something to automate this process.
There are, in fact, various solutions to automate this procedure. The choice of software that mirrors hard drives (or individual folders) is huge, some using the cloud, some doing it directly. That takes care of the type of backing up as you suggest it without requiring any manual work. I find this a most secure solution since it normally also allows you to directly get a copy off-site.
In short, keep doing maths and get good at estimating distances and very wide aperture become more than a 1 eye focus machine.
+1.... Maths is key... There is actually an app for that on your phone... you tell it your camera, lens, shooting dist etc and it will tell you the depth of the focal plane... i played with it until i got a feel for my lenses.