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Even though I ordered the 100-300 Pani (for birding) I'm somewhat seduced by the 'internal zoom' design of the 45-175. The reviews I've read indicate it's a good-very_good lens from a build/IQ perspective.
By any chance, have you tried the Pani 45-175? That's an internal focus/zoom lens and one that seems to get decent reviews. I'm waiting to test the G5/100-300 combo before committing to more native lenses.
Have you tried any Nikon lenses with an adapter?
You're a troubled man ............ :wink: The few Sony products I've had left me with a bad taste. JMO!
Just ordered a G5 and 100-300 for a trail cam setup. Hoping I don't end up with the micro 4/3 blues like you. :tongue:
Going through the closet and I decided to thin the herd a bit:
First up is my D300 + MBD10. Shot count is 34719. Cam and grip are in near mint condition. No scratches to be seen and the rubber is in great shape. Absolutely no issues with this camera. Comes with the boxes...
Not a chance that Nikon will match Pani when it comes to video! Pani has the codec knowledge and Nik doesn't.
Also, Pani has a decent 100-300 4/3 lens that gets good reviews.
After using a Pani camcorder (TM700) for a couple years I'm seriously considering a GH3 and lenses as my next...
That sounds like a good deal. If it's legit and verified in excellent condition. That's the real issue.
Note: I would ONLY touch this if it had Applecare.
I'll 'second' going with an Apple refurb. You'll pay more but you'll get one with a warranty.
Well then, how about re-installing SL? It's actually a very fast redo. You can also do a search on re-installing Safari.
edit: found this for installing Safari:
Insert the install disc. Open the Optional Installs folder, then open Optional Installs.mpkg
An Installer will start... click...
Runs fine on my Lionized MP and MBP and my SL MBP.
Maybe try another browser to see if you have the same issue. Beyond that, perhaps try resetting the PRAM and repairing the Disk Permissions.
I have a couple MBP's and a new ipad2. Used the ipad2 on a vacation and it worked "OK" but given the choice between it and a MBP, the iPad2 would never get turned ON. :eek:
I would recommend a 13" AIR for your wife.
That's a pretty funny title. Had me going for a moment. :tongue:
FWIW, I did find that my 2+ YO Verizon USB modem doesn't play nice with Lion. That's OK, as I'm ditching it for a Verizon ipad2.
Update and potential issue with the sound controls
Have loaded Lion on my 13" and 15" MBP's.
I have had one 'issue' with Lion on the 2010 13" (not the 15"). The sound controls were not working initially. This issue has been noted on various user groups so what I saw wasn't a fluke. I tried...
No problems on my 15" MBP. Installed lickety-split.
Nothing major as far as "OMG why did they do that?"
I did set the the scroll direction back to the heritage SL direction. I'm glad Apple gave 'us' the direction option instead of ramming their way down our throarts. :tongue:
Congrats on the new purchase! WiFi only or 3G version? Are you going to get one of those mylar like rear stick-on shields?
My wife also bought an ipad2 on Monday. She said purchasing the ipad took less than 5 minutes from entering the store to leaving. Amazing retail experience.
The AIR is hostage to the Lion release so don't hold your breath.
Unless a big problem emerges with Lion both will be released before the end of the month. FWIW, the recent history is for OSX to debut on a Friday.
Unless you need to live-transfer you scientific data (files) to the Mac side I would HIGHLY recommend going with Bootcamp and running your Win programs in a 'native' OS environment. I've done the virtualization route and have come around to really liking the simplicity and reliability of running...
Based on the PS benchmark in the Barfeats large file test: 20 sec (i7) ----> 26 seconds (i5). That would be roughly a 30% time advantage for BIG files. How long does it take to process your largest images on your current computer?
Will do ~~~~ Will also give the Ripple training a go. Busy with "work" for a few days so I won't have much feedback until the end of the week. :frown:
Found a free training course that looks worth checking out: http://www.izzyvideo.com/final-cut-pro-x-tutorial/
Heads up: There's a new FCPX group on Vimeo now. Lot's of sample videos with tips on editing: http://vimeo.com/groups/finalcutprox
FWIW, after watching some additional interviews and sample clips my hold-out resolve has been broken. I originally wanted to delay my purchase until Lion and X...
Here's another option to consider: Buy both........... High end imac and a relatively inexpensive MBP:
27" i7 (3.4GHz) quad core + 256 GB SSD: $2700
13" i5 MBP: $1200
JMO, but this would give you best of both worlds. Monster speed/screen on your desk + very good portability. The 13" MBP is...
Likely release date: Thur 14th
Today, Friday July 1: Apple seeded Lion Gold Master to Developers. I'm betting we'll see a minor touch-up by the public release date.
Thursday 14th is the rumored day for the "release" of both the AIR and Lion. :biggrin...
While the working peasants over on The Cow haven't exactly put away their pitchforks there has been a bit of backpedaling by the rabble.
I also got a gentle beatdown when I voiced my astonishment (with my finance homies) about how X was released and FCS 3 discontinued. I was reminded that...
I'm NOT particularly pleased that Apple is apparently holding up delivery of the AIR for Lion. I think it's a pretty risky move and one I'm watching VERY carefully. Will have my finger hovering over the 'sell button' during the first few days of the release. :tongue:
Thanks for posting your thoughts/impressions and practice edit on FCPX.
As far as the program stability goes there was a recent thread on the Cow that covered this issue. The general consensus is that X is a bit unstable when other applications are running in the background. Probably not too...
Mac AIR refresh should be hitting one of the next 3 Tuesdays.
I have a couple MBP's and my wife uses a current gen AIR. I plan on replacing my 13" MBP with an AIR at some point. It's a terrifically capable computer and will only get better on the next revision. SB processors and Tbird IO will...