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Postby gstark on Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:10 pm

Just thought I'd do this .... because I can.

Intel have announced that Canon will be using their new Thunderbolt interface.

But we have no idea how or where.

I'm waiting now for a Canon presser on this.

For those who are interested, the new MacBook Pros, announced that a couple of weeks ago, have this tech on board (and I took delivery of my new MBP on Monday last) and so, if Canon introduce this on their new lines of cameras and camcorders, then I'm certainly ready for that.

Except that none of my cameras will support it. Oh well ..... :)
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Re: New Tech

Postby ozimax on Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:17 pm

Gary, I too received a new MBP last Monday (13"). It seems great except for the sticking "L" on the keyboard. Oh well, you can't have everything!
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Re: New Tech

Postby ATJ on Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:32 pm

ozimax wrote:It seems great except for the sticking "L" on the keyboard.

That's one 'L' of a problem.
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Re: New Tech

Postby ozimax on Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:38 pm

I have booked it into the genius bar in Chermside (Brisbane) next week so hopefully it will be fixed.
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Re: New Tech

Postby surenj on Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:43 pm

Just use R instead of L.
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Re: New Tech

Postby ozimax on Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:06 pm

Suren, I'm not Japanese. :lol: :lol:
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Re: New Tech

Postby surenj on Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:05 pm

:mrgreen:
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Re: New Tech

Postby carla_d on Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:36 am

ozimax wrote:I too received a new MBP last Monday (13").


I'd love to hear how your new MBP deals with RAW files and photography apps like Lightroom and Photoshop. I'm considering a 15" but would prefer something smaller in size...
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Re: New Tech

Postby ATJ on Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:36 am

carla_d wrote:I'd love to hear how your new MBP deals with RAW files and photography apps like Lightroom and Photoshop. I'm considering a 15" but would prefer something smaller in size...

I have a 13" MBP: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz with 8GB of memory and a 500GB HDD (See: MacBook Pro?. While the 15" might have been better, I wanted the smaller size (for traveling) and couldn't justify the extra expense to bring a 15" up to the same spec.

It works great for Lightroom - which is where I do all my photo processing. I actually have my LR catalog and image files on an external drive connected via FireWire 800 (well, USB 2.0 at the moment until I get the FW port fixed :/ ). I find it plenty fast enough when importing image files and rendering the 1:1 index.

When I'm home I have the MBP connected to a 22" LCD monitor via DVI so the size of the screen is not an issue for the bulk of the time. While traveling I find the monitor is large enough for reviewing photos. It is rare I'd want to do any serious processing of photos while on the road.

I had previously been using a Windows machine and basically moved the external drive from the Windows machine to the MBP. As Mac paths look and work differently to Windows, all I had to do was tell the LR catalog where the photos were now and my catalog came straight across. If need be I could do the reverse to take it back to Windows.

I'm very happy with the MBP (other than the failed FW port, which hopefully will be fixed tomorrow).
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Re: New Tech

Postby gstark on Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:09 am

ozimax wrote:(Australian Association Against Acronym Abuse)


Shouldn't that be SSAAA ?
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