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on Feb 14, 2013 in Digital Darkroom

The Retina – My Savior is on Sale!

That’s right, for a short time the iMac Retina, MacBook Airbook, and a bunch of other Mac machines are on sale with instant rebates! Now if 6 months ago you would have told me I would be bragging about a MacBook Retina saving my life and I’m posting from a iMac on my desk, I would have told you you’re nuts. But that is the case and it’s working really, really good for me. What listed below is all that is loaded on the MacBook Retina and the most of it is on the iMac. Mac makes it real easy to load them both with the same goodies. So, if you want the fun and speed, here’s an opportunity to do it on the cheap! Here’s what I have: MacBook Pro Retina Magic Mouse Buffalo 1TB Thunderbolt x3 ioSafe 1TB USB3 Lexar USB 3 Reader Master Suite – Photoshop / Bridge CS6 Extended Photo Mechanic 5 PhotoMatix Pro Photo Rescue Nikon Capture NX 2 Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0...

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on Jan 8, 2013 in Digital Darkroom, Gear Just Introed!

ioSafe Rock Just as Well!

I love the IoSafe Rugged Portable 1TB Drives as well! You can RUN OVER these things with you vehicle and they still running. They can get wet, frozen, vibrated to pieces and it doesn’t even phase their operation! They run on USB3, wish they updated to Thunderbolt. They are heavier then most external drives but that’s because of their built. Since they are going back and forth from the MacBook to the Win7 machine, I use Folder Sync Pro on the MacBook to backup my images files. These are great drives that for the outdoor photographer, are a must in my...

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on Jan 8, 2013 in Digital Darkroom, Gear Just Introed!

Buffalo Thunderbolt

I’ve been asked if I really see a difference using the Buffalo 1TB MiniStation Thunderbolt. I most definitely do! I have been using them with the MacBook Retina for the last four months. They easily extended the small capacity SSD I have in my MacBook with no sacrafice in performance. I load video onto the Thunderbolt and can edit them in realtime with NO delays in performance in Premiere easily! There is only one little erk I have and that’s not with the drives but using in cross platforms. In simple language, just can’t plug a drive formatted on a Mac into a Win machine and they talk. What I have found that works is format on the Mac to ExFat and then the Win machine will can read the drive. Because of this, I use Folder Sync Pro on the MacBook to backup my images files. The small physically size, the speed with Thunderbolt and ability to use with USB3 on the Win machines makes these great...

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on Jan 7, 2013 in Digital Darkroom, Gear Just Introed!

The iMac has Landed!!!

Ya baby, the new iMac is on my desk and hummin right along! The new Apple 21.5″ iMac Desktop Computer is simply an amazing marvel! Its Retina display, speed, ease of set up an bloody small size has made a believer out of me. For the last four months, the mighty MacBook Retina has been my main business machine and done a great job. I still have a Dell Win7 machine running our digital library but desperately needed a desktop for taking care of everything else. My bud Yechiel at B&H saved my tucus by getting first the MacBook Retina and now the iMac in my hands. And in case you’re not aware of the iMac, the entire computer is integrated into the monitor housing. The keyboard and mouse run on Bluetooth seamlessly. This is the basics of the iMac I got: Product Highlights 2.7GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core 8GB of 1600Hz DDR3 RAM 1TB 5400rpm Hard Drive nVIDIA GeForce GT 640M Graphics (512MB) 21.5″ HD LED-Backlit IPS Display...

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