Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ascu75 AKA Don Wood, Oct 30, 2021.
I thought that was Katie Price's ...that caused that
Haha. My office computer is an ancient i7 2600 with only 4 cores and 16 gig RAM. I do have a fairly large NAS drive with 4 X 6 TB drives in RAID 5 for 16 TB net.
The astro files are on a PCIE NVME drive of 480 GB, quite fast.
Currently spec'ing a new computer, looking at AMD Ryzen 16 core and 64 GB ram.
Your post echoes how I used to live
But as I get older I realise most of it is not necessary. You mention woodworking tools…in a previous life I was a joiner (tools galore) everything was triplicated 110v, 240 & cordless plus spare units just in case!! Mortise machines, bandsaws, thinknessers, spindle moulders, table saws, radial saws, jigsaws, plunge saws, circular saws, hand saws, mitre saws…..!!
5 routers, entire makita cordless kit backed up by full Bosch cordless kit. Believe me it gets too much.
Optics, at one stage I had several telescopes, 3 spotting scopes, 2 dozen monocular, plus same again in binoculars…!!
Camera gear, last count was 22 DSLR’s 70 canon lenses, that’s not including the recent canon M kit which has grown to 3 bodies, 5 lenses plus adapters/converters etc etc
Multitools last count was 700 ALL top brands, believe me, it’s easy to get carried away. But when I pass (god forbid) the amount of stuff I leave behind for others to sort, sell, dump is sobering.
I’m slowly reducing it….slowly.
The specialist woodworking tools have mostly gone, along with all the 110v stuff. Not missed any of it.
Ok you make a good point.
Including digital and 35mm through to 4x5 and some old folders I don't think I have more than fifteen cameras with a similar amount of lenses, which in reality is still too many.
I shoot quite a bit of infrared & use a large range of filters. I nearly always find JPEG is quite sufficient for this, but have run into issues with a SD14 (early Foveon sensor). Mind you RAW on that is terrible as well unless using sigma's own software.
Generally, I don't save files as RAWs unless I think the exposure latitude is too great or the image is going to be edited a fair amount. I then convert this to a TIFF, before editing it. Incidentally, the Phase1 20mb digital back on my 'Blad saved its files as TIFFs, rather than RAWs, so that led me to do the same thing with RAW files from my Olympus cameras. Once they are as I want them, I make a Jpeg version. Ok, so a bit long-winded process but I find it well worth the effort.
Lol my old laptop was ten years old when I put it to sleep four years ago, since then I have used this iPad and it’s good enough for me. I had our first pc built and it had a 3.3 gb hard drive my mate said “you’ll never fill that up” little did we know. Mind you he said that over thirty years ago
It does sound a bit around the houses but I guess it depends on what you are editing with and familiar with. If you are going to edit it a lot then starting the edit with the raw file is still more flexible than exporting every correctable fault to a tiff.
He doesn't actually need that much power, but we all know how he feels about streetlights!
I'm sure they don't dim enough. If I try stargazing I tend to feel streetlights & other external lights need to be at least 20 stops dimmer...
Imaging is getting more computer intensive with the new CMOS sensors which tend to like *lots* of short (60-120) sec subs. With the latest sensors like the IMX 455 having 61 mp and 122 MB files drives can fill up rapidly and need serious horsepower to process them.
Good luck speccing a workstation. I toyed with the idea of getting a serious one for my consultancy to do some computational fluid dynamic computing but I just gave up. I’d probably have had to put in a server room to deal with the heat and noise. It is amazing that you can get the power of a mainframe almost inside a desktop case.
Yeah, I looked at AMD Threadripper workstations, but the cost was scary.
Some imaging software is just waking up to the possibility of using the power in graphics cards, something DaVinci Resolve has done for yonks.
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