Thanks James for the info. I purchased a laptop stand from The Lap Top Stand. I am also looking at the www.digitalcamerabattery.com to run my MacBook Pro 17inch. I have to say they seem a little pricey? $858 from B&H Photo.
Does anyone else have a problem running an Aptus 75 on a Macbook Pro? I can shoot tethered if I am plugged into an outlet, but have a problem running off the laptop battery and connecting the camera off the laptop battery?
The DCB does seem costly, but they will refurbish it when the time comes for $75 and have good support. I have the 160 and they sold it to me for $600 and something because the 120 wasn't in stock.
It will run my 17" PB and the A-22 on a Contax tethered most of the day.
Everything in my digital kit, including computer, battery, tripod, drives all fit in one case
I don't use a macbook pro, only a G4, but shooting to V-8 rather than LC10 makes for a very stable and fast tethering solution. One frame every 1.2 seconds.
I can shoot all day without a gltich or a crash and V-8 runs much, much faster than any other tethering software with quick previews and requires much less power than LC10 or just about any other tethering solution, even the dslrs.
I am also told the firewire power out of the G4 powerbooks is more robust and runs the back easier than the MacBook Pros.
I strongly urge anyone that tethers to the Aptus to learn V-8. At first the interface looks clunky and some of the functions are hard to find, but once learned it is a real joy to work.
V-8 is really a three part software and that is the beauty. The images come in quickly to the contact sheet and the previews are roughly 5x7. If you wish you can tap on the preview and get a full screen high rez version, or just let each preview come in automatically.
V-8 has a lot of hidden features such as rgb correction, a tone/color curve, brightness/contrast and even a black and white viewing function. It will read a compressed .mos file and allow for decompression to a full .mos file as long as the iso is 200 or below.
Using V-8 for capture, I-view for sorting, quick editing and renaming and PSCS, or V-8 for processing makes for a very fast and stable workflow.
The A-22 files process on my powerbookG4 in pscs in 17 seconds a file.
When working in studio I use a 30" Apple lcd that the powerbook runs at full rez and refreshes quickly.
I've learned the workflow so well, that I now use the Aptus for about everything, even castings as I find it faster and easier than even a dslr.
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I'm really impressed with the A-22 and love the look of the file. It is so moveable, much more than any digital file I have shot. My next purchse will be an A-65 as backup and to give me the options for higher iso. Once the A-65 is in, I doubt if I will ever shoot with a dslr as the price of 15k is getting close to the dslr range and the large lcd, fast capture and the ability to stick with one camera and set of lenses is a plus, especially since shipping and moving equipment becomes mroe of an issue daily.
Thank you for your offer. Yes when I have time I would love to try your profiles.