Tootsall

Tootsall

Lives in Canada Alberta, Canada
Works as a P. Eng (retired)
Joined on Mar 25, 2009

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ottonis: "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity - an I am not sure about the universe." (A. Einstein)

Seriously, humanity is so incredibly stupid that it is a miracle that we haven't already managed to destroy/eradicate the entire planet.

Take a hugely intelligent thing like the internet or email: at first it was so lovely, innocent, just for useful purposes, but because of morons, crazy sociopaths aka terrorists and other criminal scum, we have got these incredibly bad things like "dark web" and total loss of privacy in the digital world.
Same thing with the drones: what an incredibly fun and useful invention it is but because of a handful of dissocial morons who are flying dem drones straight into airports etc authorities will be forced to restrict their use for everybody.

Scottelly should have stopped after saying “I don’t think.”

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
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Tootsall: I find LR “Classic” does what I want...for now. As long as the ACR updates for new bodies and lenses continue I’ll stay with it. However...the moment I find the hardware no longer supported....sayonara, baby. Will NEVER go to the cloud. Adobe made their last nickel off me when they forced me to replace PS with LR classic. Meantime DXO looks promising and I continue to experiment with Rawtherapee.

String, that’s good or I’d be gone already! 😉

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 22:37 UTC
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Tootsall: I find LR “Classic” does what I want...for now. As long as the ACR updates for new bodies and lenses continue I’ll stay with it. However...the moment I find the hardware no longer supported....sayonara, baby. Will NEVER go to the cloud. Adobe made their last nickel off me when they forced me to replace PS with LR classic. Meantime DXO looks promising and I continue to experiment with Rawtherapee.

ewelch, you failed to understand my complete post. “Will NEVER go to the cloud”. That means will also NEVER go to monthly subscription nor be forced to rely on online software including PS CC or LR CC.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 15:44 UTC

I find LR “Classic” does what I want...for now. As long as the ACR updates for new bodies and lenses continue I’ll stay with it. However...the moment I find the hardware no longer supported....sayonara, baby. Will NEVER go to the cloud. Adobe made their last nickel off me when they forced me to replace PS with LR classic. Meantime DXO looks promising and I continue to experiment with Rawtherapee.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 14:33 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (310 comments in total)
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Sammy Yousef: Camera company says buy our most expensive lenses. News at 6.

Pictures at 7.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 21:53 UTC
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stevo23: Can't imagine how a guy with a tripod could look like a shooter. Police are a bit trigger happy these days no doubt, but really want to hear the cop's story.

A tripod would be required for stills of lightning...with an extended exposure time. It would be reasonable that the camera was already on the tripod.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
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Last Bastion: I've never understood the performance complaints. I'm only running 4gb of RAM and a G-Force graphics card and have never had any problems

I'm running a late 2015 27" iMac, 8 GB ram. Takes over 1 minute to start up after I select it. By comparison RawTherapee is almost instantaneous. Adobe doing a great job with this issue and subscriptions convincing me I need to concentrate learning curve on different software.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 23:19 UTC
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chshooter: Once again very US specific news. Not everyone lives in the US. It is a pity to see that DPreview has become pretty much US exclusive (although a natural development)

DP Review is an American website, located within the US therefore it is logical that they would post photo-related stories about the US. It raises an interesting question that perhaps could be responded to by readers: "what are the laws concerning the public's right to photograph police and/or paramilitary activity in other countries?"

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 18:41 UTC

Handheld?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 23:07 UTC as 25th comment
On article In photos: a bucket-list trip to the Serengeti (53 comments in total)
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D200_4me: What's a trip like that cost anyway? Let's say a week in the area...

We travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe in 2013 with a company out of Boston. Spent 3-1/2 weeks in Southern Africa flying between 5 different game camps in small aircraft and finishing up with 3 days in Cape Town. Total cost for wife and I including fully guided tour, meals, tips, flights to/from Calgary AB, transit hotels, gifts, helicopter ride over Victoria Falls, was $20,000 Cdn. (About $16,000US then). Trip is "Ultimate Africa" by Overseas Adventure Travel". OATtravel dot com. Saw all of the "Big Five" including both black and white rhino within the first 24 hours of landing at the first game camp. Witnessed two lion kills (Cape Buffalo and Kudu), saw seven different Leopards. Trip of a lifetime.

https://goo.gl/photos/byt4qF2qKW2QEgKY8

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 05:43 UTC
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barrym1966: Man up, that right is heavier than the lens. Also if you use a proper shutter speed those bombs would have been in focus

You could always blame it on predictive spelling. 😂

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 01:02 UTC
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barrym1966: Man up, that right is heavier than the lens. Also if you use a proper shutter speed those bombs would have been in focus

You mean those boats in the background? 🤓

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 21:45 UTC
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Aberaeron: He's having a laugh [at our expense]! Everyone knows that Bergen is in Norway and looks like that. He's sending everyone to Switzerland instead, because there's just too many tourists in Norway.

😂

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 23:02 UTC
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)
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maccam: Your belt would have to sustain 100KG then?

200kg....you'd want one on each side to balance the load!😂

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 04:12 UTC
On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)

Cuba is a lot more than just Havana. We took a two-week trip travelling by bus and taxi, staying in Casa particulars (bed and breakfast) of the country in 2015. Get away from the packaged tourist groups and explore the countryside and other cities. https://goo.gl/photos/m9oQqF3DgXLhLhmP7

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 16:02 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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graybalanced: As usual many are saying this proves iPhones are "overpriced." That is not proven by the data.

All it proves is that the iPhone is set to a price that the market will bear. That's how markets work. If the iPhone was overpriced, it would not be as profitable or not profitable at all. People have many, many less expensive phone choices. No one forces them to buy an iPhone. That many choose an iPhone means they freely decided the iPhone contains value that justifies the price.

In fact, because of the sheer margin of profit, on a free market basis some could argue that the iPhone might be underpriced.

No, I don't even own an iPhone 7 or 6. My free market choice was to choose a less expensive phone.

My choice was to buy a second-hand 5S. Don't need the expense nor headache of being an "early adopter"!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 05:32 UTC
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deanfuller: NPS: Don't drive there. Don't walk here. Don't even LOOK at that. Just another part of the federal leviathan staffed by functionaries . . . . some with guns . . . .

Almost as dumb as the tourists trying to get a better shot of a grizzly bear in Jasper NP (with their little point n shoot cams and phones) surrounding the bear and cutting off it's escape route.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 06:13 UTC
On article CES video: the Nikon D5600 (42 comments in total)

A newer, deeper handgrip? Oh my palpating heart! Let me rush right down and trade in my obsolete D5300 that will no longer take adequate photos because it doesn't have a "newer, deeper handgrip". Booooring.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 16:43 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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2stepbay: Beautifully done. I for one love the imagery coming from UAV work. However, I also rue the excessive noise these drones create.

The noise..."Yes, Yes, Yes!"

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 17:23 UTC
On article A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom (197 comments in total)

What we tend to forget when considering mega-zoom cameras and lenses is the effect that atmospherics can have on the final result. True, the camera will let you get closeups of stuff that's not terribly far off; but when you start shooting on a hot, dusty, smoggy, or humid day, or over a highway or field or rock that's reflecting heat, or over water with humidity rising off it, then shots of anything that's truly at a distance are going to be compromised. (I felt I was pushing the limit with a Panasonic FZ-150 and 1.7X TC in Africa a couple of years ago and that was about 1/2 of the effective range this Nikon has).

Moon or star shots during cold weather and away from pollution should be pretty darn good though. Still, a limited market I'd think.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 01:41 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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