Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22

Thread: Preview: Zalman ZM600-LX – dual forward power supply @HWI

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,264
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    327
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Why do you need good zoom when you can shove the lens into the PSU?

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Serbia
    Posts
    2,245
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    129
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    10
    Thanked in
    6 Posts

    Default

    Because you also gain magnification that way?
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,264
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    327
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by McSteel View Post
    Because you also gain magnification that way?
    You can get close enough with a phone for most PS reviews. You don't need to get a full-screen image of a resistor.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2,700
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    116
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I dunno, with HTC Desire 310 I couldn't even get clear general shot of a secondary, nevermind any details.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    780
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    26
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    I dunno, with HTC Desire 310 I couldn't even get clear general shot of a secondary, nevermind any details.
    Well you wouldn't get it with a desire 310, you probably will with a s5 or above.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    15,942
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    528
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    214
    Thanked in
    156 Posts

    Default

    I have an LG G5 and the manual settings are more dynamic than my SLR. Sure, the resolution isn't as high (16mp), but I can control shutter speed, ISO, focus, white balance, etc.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    50°4'53.169"N, 14°23'30.699"E
    Posts
    1,578
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    90
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by turkey3_scratch View Post
    You can get close enough with a phone for most PS reviews. You don't need to get a full-screen image of a resistor.
    Please read something about optical distortion first, especially barrel distortion.

    And no, you can not get closer. Well, maybe YOU can, I can not.

    As I said, there have been some picture enhancement settings in place which actually made it worst which is also what the manual states. That has been disabled and artifact suppression has been set to maximum. There is now just a few stuck pixels (and mostly red) where there used to be hundreds before (all basic colors) according to my initial testing. Together with shooting to both RAW and JPEG simultaneously the result should be much better now. I'll see next time when I'll be taking pictures of some cases, there is no time for me to shoot the PSUs again. Which reminds me I should get new and larger white background, the current one is no longer white after the years and also too small for the cases.

    There is no point in reacting to that BS about phones, if I wanted to spend the money these craps cost, I could buy both new (proper) camera and also some second-hand Blackberry for the same price these PoSes cost. I mean, droid, windblows or iCrap, are you serious?

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    50°4'53.169"N, 14°23'30.699"E
    Posts
    1,578
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    90
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Here goes! http://www.hardwareinsights.com/wp/z...supply-review/

    On the good side, there has been great improvement since the LE series also from the same OEM. But it is still not good enough…

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Behemot For This Useful Post:

    quest for silence (11-28-2016)

  10. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    380
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    10
    Thanked in
    8 Posts

    Default

    Apparently you're not aware of macro mode or proper lightning. The preview pictures in the first post are grainy as f**

    Even with my old Canon A580 I could do better pictures. It's 1/2.5" sensor but packs only 8 MP.

    At the end of the day it's still a 1/2.33 sensor, crappy, with a low to average lens not really suited for close-up shots. You don't need zoom for power supply pictures.
    I'd sell that camera and buy something better, or at least invest in better lightning.

    As for iPhone quality, here's a comparison with other brands of cameras, you can see some people preferring iPhone shots over other cameras for some use cases.
    And also, the quality is remarkable for a phone... better than some point and shoot cameras.

    Link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRQpueEvb-U

    As for the actual power supply, it looks like a good attempt. A power supply cheap as that one won't be used by people building computers using more than 3-400 watts, just by people buying 500w+ power supplies because that's what video card manufacturers recommend, or something like that.

    The high 12v voltage when you use a lot on 5v won't be an issue, it's unlikely any system will use 15A at 5v or more ...

    As no-name or cheap components they use, at least they use proper ones like to-220 mounted diodes instead of couple of diodes on heatsink, and they use a bridge rectifier and pfc section looks reasonable.

  11. #20
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    50°4'53.169"N, 14°23'30.699"E
    Posts
    1,578
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    90
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default


    Apparently you are not aware of the fact macro is fuckin' useless most of the time (depth of focus, anything?)…and yeah, I can not do better than 2×500W halogen+some 36W ceiling CCFL tubes at the moment.

    There is nothing wrong with discrete diodes as long as they are beefy enough. The difference between this recitifer wihout heatsink and discrete diodes at 230V nominal is close to none…

Similar Threads

  1. Zalman ZM600-TX
    By CrapXon in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 05-21-2016, 12:09 PM
  2. Preview: Zalman ZM600-GVM @HWI
    By Behemot in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-17-2016, 05:45 PM
  3. ZALMAN Zalman ZM600-HP 600W
    By liopyr in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-30-2007, 05:08 PM
  4. Zalman ZM600-HP
    By Jon Gerow in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-23-2006, 04:51 PM
  5. Zalman ZM600-HP
    By Oklahoma Wolf in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-23-2006, 10:41 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •