thinkfat: That is most absurd. I have a smartphone, the ultimate mobility device, and I'm supposed to walk into a Polaroid store to have my photos printed?
They'd be better off canning their mushroom and selling that instead.
Or a 70 year old grandmother :-)
Ansel Adams used an 8x10 Deardorff for many of his photos, and Helmut Newton used an Olympus OM-1 with a 50mm lens for many of his. I shot the first digital ad for Anne Klein using a Kodak DCS 14n in 2003. These camera forums make entertaining reading (I started reading Popular Photography in 1959). I guess what I am trying to say is what you put in front of the lens is more important than what you put behind it. Gentlemen, choose your weapons!
As camera technology reaches new frontiers, lets not forget that it is what you put in FRONT of the lens that really makes the magic...
Father Anderson: I read the judgement and concluded, based soley on the evidence presented in that judgement, that the judge is a doddering old man that has never held a camera more advanced than an auto point-shoot throwaway.
What of all the photographers that intentionally tried to find Ansel's tripod marks? Shall we confiscate their cameras, take away their birthdays or simply jail them?
There are so many postcards available in London right now of "similiar" shots of these three iconic elements of London - Parliament, double-decker and misty-moors - that I can only imagine the judge must be one of those that have plagued British photographers for the last decade concerning the "link" between terrorits and photography....poor old man...he should just go home and tend his roses.
If it were not being used commercially, there would be no problem. When someone is making money off another's copyright, therein the lies problem. It is that simple.
The era of still photography has finally ended!...Our cameras now shoot stills as an afterthought. We will always be in video mode and we will extract the frame(s) we need (have you seen the quality of a frame extraction from the new iPhone 4S?). Get your camera running....head out on the highway... Lookin for adventure and whatever comes your way!
lens keeps it from becoming a professional camera...aperture range not fast enough....