NNPS Episode 016 – It’s Not The Size Of Your Sensor…

By |2018-11-28T19:32:55+00:00Dec 5th, 2017|

We’re covering all the bases related to gear in this episode. No camera, computer or piece of software is safe! To start things off, Sharky and I discuss whether there is enough justification for upgrading from one camera to a new version within the same family. For example are there enough compelling reasons to upgrade from the Sony a7R II to the a7R III? What about a Canon 5D Mark III to the Mark IV? Lots of juicy stuff there. Next, we field a question left by a reader of my blog about whether more photographers are moving from Mac to Windows. All that and a fresh, heaping portion of “What’s on Your Gear Shelf?” round out Episode 16. Enjoy and please share!

Show Notes

  • Brian brings up the recent results of the Sony a7R III by DxOMARK [via DxOMark]
  • Brian also mentions a video by Tech YouTuber, MKBHD, where he does a great job of explaining DxOMark [via YouTube]
  • The hosts then segue to a comment left on Brian’s blog about whether there is a trend of switching from Apple to Windows [via Matiash.com]

What’s On Your Gear Shelf?

Sharky: Think Tank Photo SD Pixel Pocket Rocket [via Amazon]

Brian: Tripp-Lite UPS Battery Backup [via Amazon]

One Comment

  1. ron December 8, 2017 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Episode 16
    At 21 minutes you said “windows 10 is mature” … it’s not. MS has changed to a SaaS, Software As A Service, model of continuous upgrades and new features. In other words, continuous bugs.

    There are lots of people who are getting fed up with Win10 updates failing and driver problems. While overall percentage wise the number is low (on 600 million installed base), still the absolute count is large. 1 million people have been affected by a recent update problem specific to “old” AMD video cards.

    For $4K you can build a bleeding edge Windows gaming / photo editing computer. High end everything. For example, here is quicky custom config from Dell:

    Alienware Area-51 R4 Base
    Intel® Core™ i7 7800X (6-core, 8.25MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Max 3.0)
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
    Alienware™ 850 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply with modular cabling

    Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5
    16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2400MHz; (up to 64GB additional memory sold separately)
    1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
    Dell 1820 802.11ac 2×2 Wireless, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1
    Slot-Loading Dual-Layer DVD Burner (DVD±RW)

    Alienware Command Center 3.0

    $3,949.99 (before taxes)

    You could probably do much better if you do a DIY build

    Office 365 HOME allows install on up to 5 PC/Mac computers + 5 tablets + 5 smartphones. If you have the slightly cheaper 365 Personal, it is one of each of the 3 classes.

    Hint, you don’t need Windows Pro for your use in Bootcamp. Windows Home is adequate.

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