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NIKON D800 AND COMPUTER POWER
Mark Perlstein, Photographer, Photo Editor
Plano | TX | USA | Posted: 9:36 AM on 10.31.12
->> Those of you who have bought the D800, what Mac computing power are you needing? I have a I7 Macbookpro with 16 ram and really want a used MacPro desktop for my real post processing Will the 8 core MacPro 3.1 keep up with the I7? Will the Imac I5 be speedier than the MacPro 3.1(2009-2011)?
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Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 10:44 AM on 10.31.12
->> Don't know about the Mac equavalents, but D800 files work fine on my PC laptop that has an i7 quad-core and 8 gigs of RAM. I can have over a dozen raw images open at once for post creating layered .psd files with no slowing of the machine.
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Daniel Berman, Photographer, Assistant
Seattle | WA | US | Posted: 3:15 PM on 10.31.12
->> FWIW, I am on a Macbook Pro (2.3ghz i5) with 8gb of ram and the time it takes about 15 seconds to open a file from Photo Mechanic to Photoshop Adobe Camera Raw. That's kind of a long time to wait in my opinion but I am already getting used to it. I find myself shooting less on assignment, being more decisive, and it is already paying off. But yes, the files are a bear to work with on even recent computers.
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Butch Miller, Photographer
Lock Haven | PA | USA | Posted: 3:36 PM on 10.31.12
->> Something to consider ... The real bottle neck with larger digital RAW files is not so much in the amount of processing power to render them ... but the speed at which you can access the data ... for example an SSD drive combined with a modest processor may actually be more efficient than a faster processor working with slower standard drives, especially 5400 RPM drives in a laptop ... This is why the new Macbook Pro with Retina display can match or exceed benchmarks of the current Mac Pros in some instances ...
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Kent Miller, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 5:40 PM on 10.31.12
->> The i7 should rock. I have the older 2.7 MBP 17 with 16gb ram and 512 SSD.
It will kill my 8core MP with 24GB ram and 1tb 7200 HD.
Get an SSD if its an option.
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Mercury_6G/

I'll trade you my MacPro for your i7.
K
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David Harpe, Photographer
Denver | CO | USA | Posted: 9:12 PM on 10.31.12
->> I'm using a PC desktop with an i7@3GHz and 16Gb of ram and have no problems.

...and that's using a 16-bit RAW/ProPhotoRGB workflow. Like Doug, I frequently open multiple files...no issues.
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Jack Kurtz, Photographer
Bangkok | Bangkok | Thailand | Posted: 9:34 PM on 10.31.12
->> +1 for what Butch said. I upgraded my 13" MBP to a SSD and it flies. Hated losing the storage, I went from 750gb to 240gb, but the speed increase is amazing.
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Kent Miller, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 5:46 PM on 11.03.12
->> What aftermarket SSD's are you guys using in a MAC.
Any issues?
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Butch Miller, Photographer
Lock Haven | PA | USA | Posted: 7:18 PM on 11.03.12
->> I have had good luck with the SSD drives from OWC

http://eshop.macsales.com

Though you can usually get them a few bucks cheaper from B&H and at times free shipping too ...

I have seen good reviews and positive feedback on the ones from Crucial as well ...
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Kirby Yau, Photographer, Assistant
San Diego | CA | USA | Posted: 10:47 PM on 11.03.12
->> I had a OWC SSD go bad on me few months back, so it's not a silver bullet against data loss. But the OWC warranty replacement process was very good.

I've had a Samsung SSD in a MacPro running almost 24/7 for the last 7 months and its a champ. Good prices.
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Al Goldis, Photographer
East Lansing | MI | USA | Posted: 12:01 PM on 11.04.12
->> The i7 quad-core MacBook Pros compare pretty well to all but the top-of-the-line (12-core) Mac Pro desktop machines, which Apple hasn't updated in forever and probably won't until some time in 2013. Here are some benchmarks:

http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks

http://www.barefeats.com/mbp12cp.html
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