littleroot

littleroot

Lives in United States Campbell, United States
Has a website at www.bobheathcote.com
Joined on Feb 8, 2006
About me:

Past and present bodies: 1DMkIII, 1DMkIIn, 1DMkI, 5D,
40D, 400D, 300D

Lenses:
17-40 f/4
24-105 f/4
70-200 f/2.8 IS
300mm f/2.8 non-IS
50mm f/1.4
15mm f/2.8 Sigma Fisheye
550EX and 580EX, 580 EXII
Kenko extension tubes
Rented: EF 180 Macro, 500mm f/4 IS, EF 24-70 2.8,
Sigma 12-24mm, Canon 1Ds mkII

Comments

Total: 16, showing: 1 – 16
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! news story (265 comments in total)

Wait, they still come in a gold box? Not buying. Thanks for the heads up.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:29 UTC as 110th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (456 comments in total)

Maybe they meant "I've had it", as in "I've had enough of this!"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 00:06 UTC as 29th comment
On The Lightroom catalog article (315 comments in total)
In reply to:

Neodp: Nope, sorry. ...not going back to LR catalog hell.

MadsR, in Bridge you just need to change the display setting to "Prefer Embedded", then it is as fast as LR, if not faster. The only bummer is you should make this change before you select the folder with thousands of images. If when I forget to do this, I simply select a different folder, make the change and go back. After I have rated and/or keyword my images, then I filter to only display the ones I want to work with and change the display setting to Always High Quality. You can make the said change via the drop-down menu at the top right: the little two boxes about the lightbox. Sounds like more work than it is but it is much easier than dealing with catalogs. YMMV

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 19:23 UTC

Love how I just installed LR from Adobe Cloud this morning and upon launching the product I am told there is a 750MB update available. So much for the claimed benefit of Cloud Subscription slipstreaming the updates. Same thing happened with Photoshop CS6, the latest ACR, etc, 200MB, updates were needed

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 18:27 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies
On Canon EOS-M: hands-on preview of Canon's first mirrorless EOS news story (1229 comments in total)

i admit I've only skimmed a couple hundred comments but I've only seen one which mentions the real problem: auto focus system equivalent to LiveView on the T4i system which is still a long way away from being usable. See the M specs: Contrast Detection (sensor). I tried the T4i system for three weeks and focusing in liveview is still not ready for prime time

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 16:45 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies
On Roger Cicala looks at the Canon 40mm F2.8 STM pancake lens news story (138 comments in total)
In reply to:

viking79: I like how it out performs all the best L glass at 40 mm, of course you give up the added range. Looks like a winner for $200.

I was surprised to read it has faster AF than the 85mm f/1.2.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2012 at 21:31 UTC
On Canon announces 2012 photo workshops in US National Parks news story (29 comments in total)

I do not see anything on their Facebook page about this

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2012 at 18:33 UTC as 10th comment

Not DSLR's but have DSLR pricing? It will never work. Oh wait. Yeah, um, most people are not me. Never mind

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2012 at 04:34 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On Canon USA announces Pixma Pro-1 12-ink A3+ printer news story (21 comments in total)

Didn't they also just announce all printers will be delayed due to floods in Thailand?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2011 at 17:40 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung and Google unveil Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 news story (132 comments in total)
In reply to:

Dannyboy292: People that use phones as cameras are funny, the photos are almost always pixelated, blurry,noisy ,unprocessable, uncropable ect...do your self a favor and at least use a good little point and shoot, at least you can crop and mabey even print a photo to hang up on you wall.

Dannyboy292: Use an iphone 4 for a couple months and you will understand

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 18:47 UTC
On Adobe admits using 'synthetic blur' image in deblur demo news story (97 comments in total)

weasels

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 07:13 UTC as 29th comment

Is that a red red around it? trying to be an L?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2011 at 03:43 UTC as 6th comment
On Nikon V1 and J1 - hands-on first impressions news story (245 comments in total)

All I needed to know is it comes in colors. Next....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 06:59 UTC as 65th comment
On Adobe announces Photoshop Elements 10 news story (24 comments in total)

A google search found this on a Flickr forum and I think it is pretty accurate for how Lightroom is different

From their website:

Lightroom excels at processing large volumes of photographs, creating the perfect negative, and outputting collections to web, print and slideshows. Photoshop remains the ultimate pixel-level, individual-image-editing and compositing application.

For example, you may have 2,000 photographs and need to quickly preview, sort and rate them, embed your copyright on each, correct white balance, change tonal and color values, and make monochrome copies (or add a wide array of other special effects). Then, you need to output to slideshow, print or web, and all under the pressure of time constraints. For this common type of photographic workflow, Lightroom is the ideal solution.

I will add LR makes images that look like photos, while PS and PSE go beyond that to do the "trick" stuff

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2011 at 13:40 UTC as 6th comment

I am guessing there are patent issues in the US? this is not the first time Eye-Fi has snubbed the USA

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2011 at 18:16 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On GalleryItem:1331412 (1 comment in total)

USGP Laguna Seca 2011

Posted on Aug 14, 2011 at 15:04 UTC as 1st comment
Total: 16, showing: 1 – 16