Brand New 15″ MacBook Pro with TouchBar GPU Graphics issue/glitch/fault.

2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Highest possible spec, 2TB SSD, 16GB RAM, 4GB GPU, 2.9Ghz i7.

24 hours old, powered on, installed Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop from Adobe CC app.

No apps open at the time. I had just launched the Migration Assistant as I was about to start pulling over all my content from my old 2012 retina MacBook Pro. Migration Assistant had just logged me out automatically and then I opted to quit migration assistant and do some more housekeeping on my old rMBP before migrating data. I quit the Migration Assistant and was presented with the login screen. I tried touchID which failed as it required password, typed in password, screen went blank for 5 to 10 seconds and then had terrible graphic glitches, mainly a yellow wave hue all over the screen that moved when windows were moved around. Issue was still present after changing the resolution in the settings. Issue persisted for around 5 minutes before returning to normal. Continue reading “Brand New 15″ MacBook Pro with TouchBar GPU Graphics issue/glitch/fault.”

iPhone 7 DNG vs JPG (RAW vs JPG)

Comparison of shadow recovery from iPhone 7 RAW/DNG images vs JPG

It’s iPhone 7 launch day here in the U.K. and our 256GB iPhone 7 in black has arrived and the first thing we wanted to test was the new ability of the camera to shoot in RAW (actually Adobe’s open format RAW called DNG) and see what benefit it offered over shooting in normal JPG mode and we’re surprised, and disappointed, by the results. Continue reading “iPhone 7 DNG vs JPG (RAW vs JPG)”

Sony DSC-RX100M3 Sensor Dust [Sample Pics] : [Repaired by Sony]

My Sony RX100M3 has developed some large sensor dust spots, most noticeable in the sky on landscape photos at small apertures. This article shows an example of the sensor dust along with some test shots against a plain white scene at different apertures.

I bought my RX100M3 in December 2014 and it’s pretty much the only camera I use to capture my personal memories and I choose to leave the bulky Canon 5D Mark iii for work only events.

In the last 8 months I’ve taken my trusty RX100M3 skiing in Austria, a long weekend in Paris, a stag week in Vegas, a week at Glastonbury Festival and most recently a week in Switzerland. I look after my kit and it’s never dropped, exposed to moist or excessively dusty environments, kept in a soft pouch, etc. It’s got an official Sony screen protector on the rear and Sony grip on the front. (If you are reading this and you own any RX100 model do yourself a massive favour and buy the Sony stick on grip, you’ll thank me).
So on my latest trip to Switzerland I was trying to capture the beautiful lake view and instantly noticed a large dark spot in the sky on every image.

Sony RX100M3 Sensor Dust
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