Richard Murdey: I hadn't realized he was only 10 days in the job.
One the one hand I admire his sticking to principles.
On the other hand. 10 million. 10 days. .....
> I hadn't realized he was only 10 days in the job.
But he worked years within the company, so it wasn't like he was an unknown. The board miscalculated on his willingness to play ball.
MichaelKJ: The Oly scandal was of some interest while things were unfolding, but now it is yesterday's news. Woodford has his money and will soon be forgotten. I can't imagine why anyone would want to read his book and the comment in the article about a possible movie is nothing more than PR.
>why anyone would want to read his book
Because it was a years-long, if not decades long behind the scenes agenda to hide losses from public disclosure. The scope of it is still unknown, and it's common knowledge that many Japanese companies engage in this kind of behavior. When you overpay multiples for little companies, with mysterious consultancy fees going to undisclosed intermediaries, you know it's not a small thing.
In retrospect, the signs were in plain view when Olympus starting buying nothingburger companies like Gyrus for obscene amounts of money. Woodford is a bit of a load mouth, but that shouldn't be an excuse for what happened. Carlos Ghosn is an even bigger loudmouth non-Japanese, but is loved at Nissan.
joe6pack: I must be missing something. If the photographer is being paid to take a photo, doesn't that mean he transferred the copyright to the buyer? Without the new law, can't the photographer pre-negotiate the contract before accepting the job?
Actually, under the old system, the copyright defaulted automatically to the commissioner of the work , and pre-1998, it didn't matter if they paid the photographer or not, because they commissioned the image, they automatically held the copyright. Presumably, what this does is swings the control back to the photographer; as the creator of the image, the photographer automatically has rights, and then can choose to assign them afterwards.
Reg Natarajan: Terrible change, and I type that sitting in my office in Vancouver. Copyright law and patent law are destroying innovation, exactly the opposite of what they were intended to do. Before copyright law, we had Beethoven, Bach and Mozart. Since copyright law, we have Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne and Nelly Furtado, and it's not lost on me that the latter three are all Canadian. This is an improvement?
.... so you're against photographers having protections for the work that they create...?
It still amazes me that they considered the roof of the pentaprism a viable area to house circuit boards. So much crammed in there.
This seems like a new sensor. They're using 24.1mp to describe it, not 24.2 like the D3200.The official press release uses "new" in the pres release.
iPad "4" was really about ramping up for international markets. I don't think photographers are going to be disappointed, the mini is about building the iBooks ecosystem, more than anything else.
Gesture: Good interview. Interesting how he keeps using the word "disruptive." Better than paradigm-shifting, I guess, but I think there must be a more apt word for what he is driving at.
"Disrupt" is a marketing term... cliche actually. The marketing guys say "disrupt". The management guys shift".
limlh: From the samples, I think the Bayer sensor has reached its limit. The X-Trans sensor of Fujifilm X-Pro 1 is now king of high ISO. So will be the X-E1.
You outta have a look at:
That artifacting would make me think twice.
APS-C with on-board phased detection AF in a compact body would be an excellent proposition, but the two things that hold this back are that the they kept compatibility with the EF mount (large flange diameter) and the control layout. When you look at it, nobody in the mirrorless is putting it all together.
My vote:- EOS-M sensor - Fuji X-1 body- Sony NEX manual control layout
No continuous AF for stills but AF in movies? Inevitable comparison to the D600, which can do subject tracking in liveview. Sounds like Sony are rushing to market; it wouldn't likely be a good implementation but it's conceivable in the year 2012.
They should be called 'iPhones'...
Seriously, this is a product category that nobody asked for. If you want a connected device, you're posting to Facebook etc, and the image is going t be downsized anyway. Your smartphone does this already, why buy another device?
Interested in how they do VC + piezo motor for the 70-200, but in the last couple of lens where they added VC to a venerable line (28-75 to 24-70 and 17-50), the optical results were okay, but not a home run.
" is the D600 the new D300S"
Love how Barney indirectly asks if there will be a D400, and then the question is indirectly shirked off.
Kabe Luna: Among the worst aspects of Nikon's UI philosophy has been and remains the inconvenience of ISO control. DSLRs and compacts require two hands to change ISO. It's almost as if they assume photographers will just set Auto ISO and for the most part be done with that pesky control. Maybe most folks do, but I shoot manually 99% of the time–manual everything, including spot metering and ISO– and it frustrates the hell out of me that I have to change my hold on the camera to adjust the ISO setting when so many less-used controls seem to be clustered on the top right shoulder where they are easily changed single-handedly. Canon's gotten this right for a while with its ISO button behind the shutter release. Why Nikon hasn't replaced the exposure compensation button (+/-) with the ISO control–especially now that they are make Easy Exposure Compensation and option in AE modes–I will never know. How they can effect such positive change in evolving their UI, yet still bungle ISO I'll never know?
Press and twirl, that is your birthright if you use Nikon. Exposure comp is also a more important control to keep close... if you are flicking through the ISO range, something is wrong, it ought to be the first variable that you've set. (Unless you shoot manual all the time... but why? its a compact) I hardly ever touch the ISO button on any camera wile the camera is up to my eye... it's something to do beforehand. If you want to keep a specific aperture and shutter speed combination, then you're only choice is to vary ISO.
All Leica's are beautiful, but this is not necessarily a beautiful Leica. I suppose the LCD needs to be bigger, but the proportions on the back panel don't look optimal.
This segment of the market is going to wonder where the built-in flash went.
Not sure who it will do in this increasingly crowded market space, but that's some striking product design right there. Put this side by side with the classic F-31d and it's like the cameras came from two different companies.
Every year at this time Apple has a way of making stuttering video and crashing liveblog forums exciting. I thought I would never get my morning back from the 4s launch... I was wrong. It happened again today.