Cameron R Hood

Cameron R Hood

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Works as a bassist and instructor
Joined on Mar 26, 2005
About me:

Total world domination...I will stop at nothing else!

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On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (457 comments in total)
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murkkor: I have been with Adobe since Illustrator '88 and Photoshop 2.5. I gleefully dumped QuarkXPress 3.3 (and its stupid registration floppy) for InDesign. The Creative Suite concept was great-- it didn't really save any money, but it simplified upgrading. Over the last decade or so, I figure my sporadic upgrades have cost a pretty consistent $200-250 per year. That is entirely reasonable for my three workhorse programs.

CC's $600 a year-- take-it or leave-it --might be doable, but I am getting that old QuarkXpress feeling again. I might consider the cost if I felt I was getting new capabilities, but my most recent upgrades have simply been to stay reasonably current with my associates.

So, Adobe has finally priced themselves to the point where I am actively considering other software. I am downloading Affinity Design right now. If that goes well, Affinity Photo won't be far behind. If a particular project required Adobe, I could always rent it for a month.

I don't think you CAN rent it for a month. I think you have to take out a subscription. This is SO totally wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 14:13 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (457 comments in total)
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Alan Williams ZA: Its time for the once-leaders in the field, Corel, to close the gap. I think subscription software is a greedy method of sales. If Adobe reduced subscriptions by x10, I'd probably use it -its way, way, way too expensive.

...and what if you occasionally need Illustrator and inDesign, like I do, two or three times a year? Are you into paying $50.00 a month? I'll be looking elsewhere.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 16:27 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (457 comments in total)

I'll no longer be supporting Adobe in every way I possibly can. Bye bye. And I paid for the full version of the software, Riveredge. What if you occasionally need Illustrator and inDesign, like I do, two or three times a year? Are you into paying $50.00 a month for software you use rarely? Unless they let us rent by the month, I'll be looking elsewhere.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 16:25 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (430 comments in total)

WOW! Space for a NOSE! Yahoo!!!! It CAN be done! Thank you Thank you THANK YOU!!! Now if the OTHER camera makers would just do this.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 17:31 UTC as 59th comment
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Androole: I am very curious to see if this actually pans out.

We might find that for the first time in many years, an iPhone camera actually does have the best technical image quality. This could be a tough act to follow if it actually works.

Then again, who knows if it will even end up being competitive with the LG G4, let alone the Lumia 1020 or Panasonic CM1...

If all you do is count pixels. There's a LOT more to camera performance than that, and the iPhone cameras are ALWAYS at or near the top of the heap, and usually come out best overall. Some of the others (Android) cameras have garish colours, high contrast, overly-saturated and overly-sharpened images, which isn't always what you want. Having been a photographer for about 30 years, the camera in my iPhone 5S never ceases to AMAZE me, and I own some of the finest lenses ever produced. Some people are too easily impressed with bells and whistles.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 21:58 UTC
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Mister Roboto: Cross your fingers that they will put sensor bigger than a pinhead otherwise this will be another setback for iPhone. You can buy a $50 camera and it is far better than what iPhones have nowadays.

Nonsense.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 21:54 UTC

Pentax is doomed...DOOMED!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 16:22 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)

The camera looks great; the lens is extremely ugly and doesn't match the retro design one little bit.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 16:10 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line article (62 comments in total)

...and they won't even let us VIEW THEM in Canada for some stupid reason...maybe they think we can't afford them...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 18:57 UTC as 15th comment
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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christom: They should celebrate it by killing it off and incorporating its remaining photography related elements into Lightroom and it's far superior interface. There are few worse designed UIs than Photoshop's. Photoshop must be the photo editor they use in hell, designed by Satan himself.

BJN said it very eloquently. I use Lightroom, and love it, but for composites, Photoshop rules, and I generally like the control layout, as it is as it always was. That yields much confusion for newbies, but once you've got it...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 22:04 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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christom: They should celebrate it by killing it off and incorporating its remaining photography related elements into Lightroom and it's far superior interface. There are few worse designed UIs than Photoshop's. Photoshop must be the photo editor they use in hell, designed by Satan himself.

No, they've kept the controls where they have been for a generation for veteran users like me. I love it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 18:29 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)

Awesome. LOVE Photoshop. Congrats to the team at Adobe. Now, Adobe, stop being so greedy and bring back REAL SOFTWARE THAT YOU CAN BUY AND OWN.

Photoshop user since 2.3

Cheers,
Cameron

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 18:28 UTC as 51st comment

It's NOT the first telephoto * designation...it's the first DFA* (full frame) designation...not that it's complicated or anything, but you'd think a photographic geared site could get it right....

Cheers,
Cameron

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 22:19 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Pentax? Pentax is doomed...DOOMED!!! BUT I LOVE the camera...

CONgratulations! It'll NEVER materialize...because...

Cheers,
Cameron

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 22:17 UTC as 192nd comment

So for the price of SIX Pentax 645Z's, you get an extra 10 megs, but the ISO tops out at 6400 (the Pentax, an astonishing iso 204,800)...they'll be selling tens of these...maybe...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 18:40 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Have your say: Best Lens of 2014 article (119 comments in total)

Best Lens was the Pentax Limited Zoom 20-40.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 21:53 UTC as 16th comment

They need to start a Hasselblad forum where we can REALLY tell them what we think...man, I hope they're reading this stuff. Not one SINGLE positive comment...and rightly so. What a RIDICULOUS thing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 23:59 UTC as 111th comment

But glad to see the new model is being so warmly welcomed by the photographic community....AH HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAaaaaaaa......!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 23:58 UTC as 112th comment

Hasselblad's smokin' crack, I think...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 23:54 UTC as 114th comment

What a shame; they make GREAT stuff. Been a big fan since the film days.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 19:51 UTC as 69th comment | 6 replies
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