Tootsall

Tootsall

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

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On article Some versions of Capture One are now more expensive (202 comments in total)
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Phillip Forsten: That's a shocking jump in price. People need to stop thinking they need the latest and greatest software. I use Lightroom 6. It's a miracle compared to what I could do in the darkroom days. No renting and buying anymore software for me.

Yes, Catalina is 64 bit and leaves LR6 unworkable. Had to go find a new stitching program and settled happily on Panorama Stitcher as a partner to DXO PL4.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2021 at 23:13 UTC
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Boss of Sony: What about upgrading from DxO PhotoLab 2?

I upgraded from PL1 Elite (Feb 2018) for the $69 upgrade price.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 04:33 UTC
On article Opinion: Camera names are getting ridiculous (705 comments in total)

Meh...that’s what happens when you hire someone who has a Business/Marketing degree with the ink still wet.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2020 at 18:04 UTC as 207th comment
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K e n n e t h: I saw this jacket in black at Nordstrom in San Francisco...it felt heavy, the fit was bigger than expected, and it was warm and not breathable

This while fitting the jacket inside the mall

I don't think it'll be comfortable if I had to move around a lot outdoors--I'd be soaking in sweat if I zipped it up to keep out the wind/rain, but it'd be nothing more than a status symbol if I had to wear it unzipped for ventilation to prevent overheating

Anyway, the zippers felt nice and heavy, seemed to be a quality zippers; the material felt nice too

Overall, I think this jacket is too thick/heavy for most California weather

Maybe it's for Canadian photojournalists?

I'm wondering if an armchair photojournalist helped design this jacket

Nothing like wearing and moving about outdoors to validate the usability of an article of clothing

And no, I don't think many pockets automatically make it a photographer's jacket

I believe a lot of those labels are on cheap knockoffs.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2020 at 18:30 UTC
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K e n n e t h: I saw this jacket in black at Nordstrom in San Francisco...it felt heavy, the fit was bigger than expected, and it was warm and not breathable

This while fitting the jacket inside the mall

I don't think it'll be comfortable if I had to move around a lot outdoors--I'd be soaking in sweat if I zipped it up to keep out the wind/rain, but it'd be nothing more than a status symbol if I had to wear it unzipped for ventilation to prevent overheating

Anyway, the zippers felt nice and heavy, seemed to be a quality zippers; the material felt nice too

Overall, I think this jacket is too thick/heavy for most California weather

Maybe it's for Canadian photojournalists?

I'm wondering if an armchair photojournalist helped design this jacket

Nothing like wearing and moving about outdoors to validate the usability of an article of clothing

And no, I don't think many pockets automatically make it a photographer's jacket

"Maybe it's for Canadian photojournalists?" Nope, our temperatures are far lower than the -5C to 5C that this is designed for. Maybe the European market?

Totally useless IMO, but "hey", if you got the coin and empty closet space... (I did check to see if it was April 1 before posting).

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2020 at 22:09 UTC
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GiovanniB: Shot him wrongly. Supreme Dignities deserve being shot better.

Or at least more permanently.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2019 at 23:37 UTC

Meh...the gig probably didn't pay much anyway.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2019 at 23:36 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
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Tootsall: I don't see much difference between this and any other portable SSD except that the USB cable is attached. In fact I've got a Samsung 500gB sitting in my desk with all my photos on it. Only drawback is that I'd have to lug my iMac around with me when I travel! LOL. Show me one that has USB power input and a built-in SD card reader and I might get excited about it.

@Roman Korcek. Thank You! Now to find a local retailer for same. Bestbuy in Canada do not carry them. Will have to find either Canadian retailer or a place that will ship across the border. Good lead though.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 00:19 UTC

I don't see much difference between this and any other portable SSD except that the USB cable is attached. In fact I've got a Samsung 500gB sitting in my desk with all my photos on it. Only drawback is that I'd have to lug my iMac around with me when I travel! LOL. Show me one that has USB power input and a built-in SD card reader and I might get excited about it.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2019 at 22:07 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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Kara Murphy: This is definitely an account of some incompetence on the airport's end if it's taking so long to contain the problem. A friend was quoted in BBC stating that airports need to incorporate DroneDefence security systems to prevent these kinds of problems.

https://www.dronedefence.co.uk/

Yes, blame the victim.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2018 at 21:48 UTC

I love it; I’m not the only one.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 03:55 UTC as 32nd comment
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BobORama: The word "commercial" comes first in the term "commercial artist" - its a job. Nobody is entitled to free tutorials of how you do your job. There may, however, be a way to express that sentiment with more grace?

I don’t believe he was responding to the original request...he was rightly upset that the requester would then go and slag him in social media for not granting the original request.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 14:51 UTC
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NickyB66: 100% quieter, then that would be impressive.

Thanks for the quick reply, Dale. 👍🏻

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 20:33 UTC
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NickyB66: 100% quieter, then that would be impressive.

Maybe you could just buy the different(?) props for your old P-4? Or did they use different motors with different rpm range on this quieter one....

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 17:41 UTC

So a b.s. title to a story about a cheap, home-made “selfie stick” with an expensive camera mounted on it....

Link | Posted on May 5, 2018 at 00:09 UTC as 16th comment
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fmian: It's interesting to see that your staff is still largely made up of males, considering the articles you've published in the past calling out the tide of anti-female discrimination that is apparently present in the photo/journalistic fields.

Most of your readership seems to rebut accusations of there being gross gender bias in the industry, while your staff respond by saying that pro-female measures need to be taken in order to ensure that we aren't just seeing a 'male perspective' on things.

Yet here you are employing more males and seemingly going against your assertions made in the past regarding gender numbers in the workforce. I'm guessing you hire people that are most suitable for the job, which just so happen to mostly be males.

One other thing...if you check the Camera Store's website blogs you'll see that Jordan's wife Evelyn is one of the new pair producing TCS TV. I'm sure there will be more than a small amount of "consultation"!

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 20:15 UTC
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fmian: It's interesting to see that your staff is still largely made up of males, considering the articles you've published in the past calling out the tide of anti-female discrimination that is apparently present in the photo/journalistic fields.

Most of your readership seems to rebut accusations of there being gross gender bias in the industry, while your staff respond by saying that pro-female measures need to be taken in order to ensure that we aren't just seeing a 'male perspective' on things.

Yet here you are employing more males and seemingly going against your assertions made in the past regarding gender numbers in the workforce. I'm guessing you hire people that are most suitable for the job, which just so happen to mostly be males.

The best people for the job, regardless of gender, religion, culture, or nationality.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 15:51 UTC
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hammeredtoast: I hope you two are sticking around Alberta, and for that matter, Canada.

DPR has already said that they won’t be moving to Seattle. I can see a move to Vancouver BC area but the cost of housing there is prohibitive. Part of the issue with a move to the US would be the need for green cards, (aside from any social support programs such as health care). With electronic media today their “new career” really is a form of “work from home” anyway.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 15:50 UTC
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Jorginho: Wait and see. But now they did a show whenever they felt it was needed. Doing one show per week, when I look at some other channels, seems to coincide with a downturn in quality. It is best to upload a video when the content is good enough and it is informative. A one week schedule is a serious uptick in frequency...I hope I am wrong but I am not too thrilled about it....

Don’t forget that in their gig with TCS they also worked sales behind the counter and on the phone. Now they won’t be doing that so will have more time to devote to planning, filming, and editing their videos. The downside may be a reduction in direct contact and feedback with the consumers.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 15:45 UTC

Hope it has a fast lens....

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 00:48 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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