mick232

mick232

Joined on Oct 23, 2011

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Klarno: The photographer is the one that made the macaque selfie possible. The monkey didn't go to walmart and buy the camera, and the monkey didn't really compose any images, not knowing that any images would be captured, only seeing her reflection in the lens and hearing the sound of the shutter.

The copyright can't belong to the macaque, as the law does not provide for animals to have copyright. Nor does the macaque have power to determine whether or not any copies can be made of the photograph.

Copyright is an economic right, and if there's a profit to be made from this photograph, that right should belong to the photographer who made the photograph possible. He put himself, and the camera, in the situation where the macaque selfie ended up happening.

The only way public domain can apply in a private photographer's situation is if the copyright expires (in the UK, 70 years after the photographer's death), or the photographer chooses to place the photograph in the public domain.

That immediately leads to the following question: is the photographer the only one that made the macaque selfie possible?

Would the selfie be possible without the taxi driver that drove him to that place, the camera manufacturer that made the camera, the guy that feeds the macaque to prevent it from dying before taking the selfie, ...

It is not as easy. If the photographer can claim the copyright, others may do so as well. So to put it into the public domain is not as far-fetched as it may seem.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 18:38 UTC
On ZTE announces Nubia Z7 with 5.5-inch QHD display post (35 comments in total)

Do not buy ZTE phones if you want regular firmware updates.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 16:46 UTC as 18th comment

I sent the link to the Metz web page to SAR, they posted it as news item, and now from there it made its way to dpreview. Thank me for reading this piece of news here! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 21:14 UTC as 3rd comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (655 comments in total)

Medium-format is the new full-frame
Full-frame is the new APS-C

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 14:46 UTC as 16th comment
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (98 comments in total)
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Zoron: I am getting D900...not this incremental sht....who's with me?

Don't buy a x00 release from Nikon. You got to wait for the D910.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 22:57 UTC
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (98 comments in total)
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pca7070: Made in Thailand, finally.

Isn't that thread just a tiny bit racist?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 22:54 UTC
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (98 comments in total)
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Bob Meyer: Wow. Nikon finally offers full HD recording. Maybe by 2024 they'll catch up to 4K?

@bikinichris: just because you can't play back 4K video now doesn't mean you don't want to record in that resolution today.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 22:50 UTC
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Individual1: Would be kinda fun shooting video through this rig. I can imagine showing up on a movie set with it and getting some interesting looks.

135mm lens on a crop body, so the actual focal length is close to 200mm.

I am not sure if that is so useful for video.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 18:54 UTC
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Vlad S: Can the lens be shifted or tilted? (or both)?

Yes, but only once.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 18:53 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (272 comments in total)
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lensberg: Just imagine what Canon would have been able to extract from this sensor... Lets not take anything away from the fact that the 7S has outstanding IQ in both RAW & JPEG... but nevertheless the lingering thought always remains... 12 MP seems rather passé in this day and age...

@lensberg: Canon would have extracted 12 MP from this sensor, just like Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 18:40 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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aerorail: shoot some hard scenes like snow capped mountains on a clear blue sky day with dark foreground rock/trees

Any other requests? Yes - a sample image that would win the "Inside a spaceship" challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 21:08 UTC

Isn't that even more ridiculous than the rebadged Sony cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 23:41 UTC as 54th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1041 comments in total)
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km25: The D4s is an improvement, the Df is a small ways behind. I love that my X-T1 does well, about a F stop away. Next is the Sony A7S.

The A7S will come out on top of every high ISO and dynamic range chart.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 00:48 UTC

Buy this lens if you like glow from F0.95 till about F2.8. I saw some samples recently and was not very impressed.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 18:37 UTC as 26th comment
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (632 comments in total)
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Xentrax: Same ugly look, but GPS removed and AF assist removed.

Hopefully new AF module will beat ages-old AF in Nikon D300.

If Sony installs that module into next FF camera it will be a shame, as A99 has only small area covered with AF sensors because A99 uses sensor designed for APS-C.

Then name one FF camera that has a significantly higher AF coverage and provide the evidence.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 10:02 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (556 comments in total)
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Trubbtele: Goding to buy this lens :-) Small money for high quality!

High quality: yes
Small money for a 50mm: no

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 11:55 UTC
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (126 comments in total)
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snegron2: Ironic how this digital icon image was created with analog film.

@manuel: was it also possible to create stitched gigapixel images with film?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 21:39 UTC
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (126 comments in total)
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budi0251: Still use WinXP on my Thinkpad R52 (Pentium m 1.8Ghz + 2GB DDR2), mainly because I can't get proper drivers for its display adapter in Win7.

And then some,

I use WinXP SP3 32bit for my desktop PC (AMD X2 3Ghz w/ 4GB of RAM) too.
Indeed I lost about half gigabyte of RAM.

Why is that?

Well, I do love simple UI and it simply works for me, to make or change file association, file search features, drivers, etc.
Currently most of the time the machine would run Photoshop CS6 with latest compatible ACR & DNG converter. I have no problem (yet) with latest DSLR Raw files.

Then some office stuff & web browser (Firefox), media player classic, and... that's it I think my main use of PC.

Dunno if in the future they would force people to use Photoshop CC or Lightroom 5 in order to open latest future RAW files, then I might upgrade to Win 8.1

A 32bit OS and processor only has an address space of 4GB. You lose some of that because it gets used to address video RAM or other hardware's memory, therefore can't be used for main memory.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 21:36 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (655 comments in total)
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mike kobal: Sorry, but a sensor size of 44x33mm cannot be called medium format by traditional definition.
This is a APMFS-C sized sensor (Advanced Photo Medium Format System type-C)

"Generally, the term applies to film and digital cameras that record images on media larger than 24 by 36 mm (full-frame) (used in 35 mm photography), but smaller than 4 by 5 inches (which is considered to be large-format photography)."

Wikipedia

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 14:45 UTC

Large Photon Collider

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 00:56 UTC as 8th comment
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