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One Photographer's Search for the Right Apple Computer. Today, more than ever, a computer is an integral part of a photographer’s tool set.

One Photographer's Search for the Right Apple Computer

It is something indispensable to the working process, regardless of whether you’re a working professional, an artist, or nearly any kind of image maker; or just shooting photos to share online with friends. Even taking into account your camera, the computer is likely the most used piece of “photographic” equipment in your arsenal, too. With these ideas in mind, I recently was in the position to purchase a new computer and spent a few months comparing and weighing the various options for the Apple computer that would work best for me. Having last upgraded my computer in the summer of 2009, I noticed I was no longer able to competently keep up with the files with which I was now working.

For the majority of my work I still shoot film, and scan it, and when I shoot digitally, I have 36MP files that weigh around 70MB each. 5 Best Laptops for Photo Editing you need to check out. About the same time last year I wrote an article on the topic of best laptops for photo editing.

5 Best Laptops for Photo Editing you need to check out

Apple Retina Display powered MacBook Pro is still the professional’s choice when it comes to making mincemeat of any photo editing chores. But not everybody has really deep pockets to draw from when it comes to investing in the photography gear. Previous Related Post: Best Laptop for Photographers in 2014 For humble beginners, they just need the best that their money can get. Often that best is a compromise between performance, speed and money. Travelling photographers look for the ability to do almost anything that they can normally do on with their editing workstations whilst they are travelling. New & Updated Related Post: Best Monitor for Photo Editing in 2015 So, here is what I feel are the best laptops for photo editing that your money can get in different segments. 1. Mac Book Pro Retina Can’t help but start with the undisputed leader of the pack. 2. Alienware 17 3. 4. 5. Rajib Rajib. Best Laptops for Photography - Top 5 Most Affordable 2015.

Best laptops for photo editing: Retina is important, but it’s not everything. Photo editing pushes laptop capabilities right to the very edge.

Best laptops for photo editing: Retina is important, but it’s not everything

Top-quality work demands a high-resolution, color-accurate display, and a fast processor. But the rigors of traveling with photo gear plus a computer make small, lightweight machines with long battery lives a real plus. Similarly, storing thousands of high-resolutions calls for a large hard drive, while peak performance is only possible with an SSD. When we last looked at the best options in the market in 2013, there were some clear leaders. We’ve updated our list, with some of the champions returning in updated versions, and a few newcomers elbowing their way onto the list. This isn’t an exhaustive list of the best laptops for photo editing, but if you are in the market, one of these is likely to suit your needs. Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch with Retina display Price: $1999 and up (15-inch) Our 2013 first choice continues to be the most popular among professional photographers. Dell XPS 15. Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM with EOS 400D/XTi, EOS 40D review Cameralabs verdict.

Canon EF 24-105mm for cropped-frame Verdict There’s no denying the Canon EF 24-105mm is a high quality lens.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM with EOS 400D/XTi, EOS 40D review Cameralabs verdict

It has decent optics, the excellent mechanical and build quality you’d expect from Canon’s L series, while the USM auto-focusing and Image Stabilisation are both very effective in use. Mounted on a full-frame body like the EOS 5D, the EF 24-105mm is an ideal general-purpose zoom lens for those who demand high quality, but how suitable is it on a cropped-frame body like the EOS 400D / XTi, EOS 450D / XSi and EOS 40D? The build quality, mechanical performance, constant f4 aperture, focusing and stabilisation remain equally effective and applicable on cropped-frame bodies, but the range is of course very different. On a full-frame body, the EF 24-105mm takes you from decent wide-angle to short telephoto, whereas with the 1.6x field reduction of cropped frame, the range is transformed into a far less exciting 38-168mm.

Of course the coverage of a lens is a very personal thing. 5 Lenses You Must Have for Canon EOS 7D. How Many Lenses Do You Need? Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras: CANON: Camera & Photo. Best Canon general lens for walkaround photography and kit lens upgrades. Recommended Canon lenses for general-purpose, everyday photography and kit lens upgrades General-purpose zooms are designed to handle most day-to-day shots, offering wide-angle to telephoto coverage.

Best Canon general lens for walkaround photography and kit lens upgrades

Unless you’re a specialist photographer, you’ll probably keep a general-purpose zoom fitted to your DSLR more than any other lens. Indeed if you bought a DSLR kit, you’ll already have a general-purpose lens, so why buy another one? The answer is to upgrade to a superior model. Lens.

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