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Semi-professional photographer focusing on family portraiture and events. My company is named "GRHook Photo" and is all about people. I also have another brand as "Gary R Hook Photographer" which is geared towards fine art.
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Gary R. Hook thanked Suni Park in topic Seed Head 5 hours 30 minutes ago
Gary R. Hook replied to the topic 'Can iMac Pro memory be upgraded after the fact?' in the forum. 16 hours 41 minutes ago

That's an iMac, not an iMac Pro. The Pro does not have a door, nor user-accessible memory slots. It requires disassembling the system.

I was wrong about soldering, but after searching for information on the system under discussion, there's lots of information, and yes, YT videos that show you the procedure. The slots are buried in the chassis.

But the above video is not relevant. to an iMac Pro.

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Gary R. Hook replied to the topic 'Come On In' in the forum. 16 hours 49 minutes ago

I have that door, although shut, and taken at dusk. And the wreath was in a different spot.

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Gary R. Hook replied to the topic 'Can iMac Pro memory be upgraded after the fact?' in the forum. 19 hours 30 minutes ago

CatherineW wrote:

garyrhook wrote: Google it. There are companies out there that will do the work, but of course it voids the warranty. Get what you need up front, or plan on buying a new device in the not-too-distant future.


Where? I did a search for my answer first before posting this.  As I recall, someone was asking about an Macbook Pro, which I knew already.  This question is regarding an iMac Pro.  

Anyway, thank you.


I'm not a Mac person, so I don't know the product line. And my mistake, in that I thought we were discussing a laptop, not a desktop. My bad, and apologies for that.

In any event, apparently Apple likes the idea of soldering in memory, so I'm not surprised to see that applied to more than one type of system.

I did see that there are folks out there providing services to change the memory. It is really annoying that vendors use RAM as a cash cow. (It's not just Apple.)

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Gary R. Hook replied to the topic 'Can iMac Pro memory be upgraded after the fact?' in the forum. yesterday

Eric A wrote: 1000% it  can, and there  are a number of videos on YouTube  to show how easy it can be done.  


Suggest being helpful: point to one.

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Gary R. Hook replied to the topic 'Nikon D5300 or Canon Rebel T7i for beginner?' in the forum. yesterday

I think that forcing a decision based upon what you already own is a Bad Idea.

If you haven't gone back to the store to reassess, you might consider that.

You might also consider asking about the reasons for her hesitation. It will help you better understand her as a person.

Are you in a hurry? Is there some reason the decision (looks as if it) has a deadline?

Having started down this road, making a choice now would be a mistake, IMNSHO. Let her take the lead, and suffer the consequences of indecision. I.e. let her own this.

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Per the above:

Some cameras obviously enable this feature. Most existing products do not. And for NIkon, who rarely puts out firmware updates (at least, until the Z came along) there's no point to being able to do so.

I'm sure the ability will get built into camera software, but it has very little value IMO to most people.

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Gary R. Hook thanked Kelly Emery in topic Seed Head yesterday
Gary R. Hook replied to the topic 'Synology DS918 is full, now what?' in the forum. yesterday

It's a NAS, and yes, if you value your data, you need to talk to Synology. Not people on a forum.

That said, after looking at the Synology site (hint, hint) you might look at whether you have snapshots that can be deleted. And  this page says they support drives up to 16TB in size in the DS918+, but it's not clear that's what you have.

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You can look at PassMark results to better understand how integrated graphics compares to discrete devices.

My new laptop has an Nvidia card in it, specifically for GPU-based computation.

If that's a "Intel UHD P630", then it doesn't look good, compared to the 5500M:

https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/directCompute.html

And more memory is always better.

Get the new one, IMNSHO.

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No, they are not a substitute. They add choices/options/possibilities, but it's not the same thing.

And FWIW, the angle of view is not fixed. The overall geometry depends upon the sensor size and focal length. That's why the value changes when you put the same lens on two different bodies.

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Gary R. Hook replied to the topic 'Can iMac Pro memory be upgraded after the fact?' in the forum. 2 days ago

CatherineW wrote: My Macbook can't, which sucks.  Can the iMac Pro memory be upgraded after the purchase?


This question was just asked in another thread.... weird.

The memory is soldered onto the board (why? height of components? making upgrades impossible, forcing you to spend money when you realize you need more? Pick one.)

Google it. There are companies out there that will do the work, but of course it voids the warranty. Get what you need up front, or plan on buying a new device in the not-too-distant future.

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Gary R. Hook thanked Kira Minori in topic Seed Head 2 days ago
Gary R. Hook thanked Sarit Kevesh in topic Seed Head 2 days ago

Conner wrote: I was on a Zoom call earlier with some other photographers and one guy brought up film cameras, talking about how they were more sensitive than DSLR and mirrorless cameras.  So why is that?


They're not.  First off, it has nothing to do with the camera, it has to do with the media. And that's the whole point of (used to be ASA) ISO standards: the media responds to a certain amount/duration of light in a certain way.

I would have challenged the assertion with a request for supporting evidence. Because there is none.

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Gary R. Hook created a new topic ' Seed Head' in the forum. 2 days ago

Experimenting with a seed head, macro lens, and tubes. Still looking for just the right take...

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Gary R. Hook shared 3 photos in the Macro album 2 days ago

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