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5D m2 - is my laptop good enough?


backbeat Plus
9 134 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 9:19PM
I'm being seduced by the 5D m2, and my credit card is crying out to buy one...thing is, i do all my processing on a laptop, and i'm not sure if it could handle the massive 21 mp files from the new 5D..

I'd be grateful for any advice, as i dont want to have to buy a new PC as well..

my laptop processer is an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU
P7350 @ 2.00 GHz, with 4gb of RAM

I run Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS3 at the moment on it with no problems, and currently have a Canon 40D.

thanks a lot

Phil

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Coleslaw Plus
9 13.4k 28 Wales
5 Jan 2010 9:21PM
I use macbook 4GB ram, 2.2GHz for my 5D2 files, no problem.
backbeat Plus
9 134 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 9:29PM
ok cole...thanks

phil
cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
5 Jan 2010 9:37PM

Quote:my laptop processer is an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU
P7350 @ 2.00 GHz, with 4gb of RAM



That will do the job.

In fact something with half thet spec would do the job, Its just a question of how long it will take software to perform a particular task, The faster machine, The quicker data is processed.

The size of the sensor makes no difference, Other than the size of the file....!!!
backbeat Plus
9 134 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2010 8:47AM
thanks..

phil
redsnappa 12 2.0k United Kingdom
6 Jan 2010 9:22AM
Just make sure you have backup drives that are large enough

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