win39

win39

Lives in United States Long Beach, CA, United States
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What if the monkey were a person instead, who snatched up the camera and made images of commercial value? I think it would be easier to say the guy who just owned the camera did not own the copyright. Certainly it might be a very difficult court case. It is not simple. The problem is that we have a tradition of thousands of years of exploiting animals for commercial gain. Taking the monkey's creation as your own is no different than taking a rhino horn for its imagined Viagra like properties and claiming the result as your own.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 17:23 UTC as 270th comment | 1 reply
On DSC_8866 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Beautiful images, Barney.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 22:38 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On LensRentals tests Lomography's Petzval lens article (28 comments in total)

Petzval lenses are the give away lenses included with the very cheapest telescopes.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 04:54 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Journey to the center of the Earth with Robbie Shone article (49 comments in total)

Center of the Earth? Seriously?

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 15:48 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On F1.4_IMG_6289-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

Wow. What a beautiful set of "test shots". I would be proud to have any of them in my portfolio.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 18:50 UTC as 1st comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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Shield3: I'll hang onto my Panasonic LX-7 for now. It was under $250 ("used" warehouse Amazon (was BNIB), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.7") but a brighter lens (F/1.4 @ 24mm) and shoots 1080p @ 60FPS and 720p @ 120FPS.
Why Canon chose to leave off at least 1080p60 on a $800 camera is mind-boggling.

Slightly smaller sensor? How about less than ¼ the size?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 21:07 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
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peevee1: Wait, "DJI Phantom"? Isn't it a flying platform for Go Pro?

They have a new model with its own camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (491 comments in total)

The Nikon 1 V2 with 10-100 lens and one inch sensor seems to be the camera you can't find to compare the Sony with. It will also show what a hulking brute the Sony is.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 20:26 UTC as 121st comment | 1 reply
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)

Good question. We are missing something here. In a side by side comparison of features this camera with its options is little more capable than the V2, just in the speed department and hopefully sharper in the sensor department. Yet it is hundreds of dollars more expensive, larger, heavier. You can't modularize the viewfinder and the handgrip with out making it larger. To believe Nikon the whole point of the Nikon 1 was smallness of both camera and lenses. They have just thrown that out the window. And what is the deal in the US of having to buy it with a lens I already have?
I agree with Reichmann that at this point in time no camera worthy of being taken seriously does not have a built in viewfinder. What Nikon should have done was to smooth out the finder hump, put it in the corner and build a smaller version of the X-E2.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 22:50 UTC as 69th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (349 comments in total)

Did I miss the evaluation of the LCD for seeing? Most any LCD is fine in the permanent twilight of the Pacific Northwest, but without a real viewfinder those of us in the sunnier parts of the world would like to know how useful the LCD might be. Not black in the sun like so many?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 16:28 UTC as 87th comment | 1 reply
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)

I think that if that were true you would not recognize your own pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 23:28 UTC as 62nd comment
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)

Nikon avoided the stupidity of a touch screen that does not work when wet like so many other "underwater" cameras. Now the question remains whether the LCD can produce a visible image in the bright sun or underwater. Can't wait for a test.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 15:40 UTC as 97th comment

I can't wait to see the Microsoft ad, "Tap Dancing for Nokia".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 22:19 UTC as 9th comment

The ice cream cone is certainly erotic. Lots of play in her photographs.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 21:28 UTC as 5th comment

A 7 year old would look at this, sniff, and then wirelessly down load her iPod picture to the family printer on the family network.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 20:18 UTC as 43rd comment
On 2013 Waterproof Camera Roundup preview (123 comments in total)

No company I know of sells an indoor camera. The claim of the camera maker should be taken into consideration. If the finder/LCD can only be seen indoors that should disqualify the camera from consideration, any camera. If the camera which claims to be an underwater camera cannot be controlled or even an image framed in the LCD underwater it should be disqualified from consideration as an underwater camera. I don't think 2 or 3 point differences cut it in this consideration. Don't rate them as overall cameras, but as what they are marketed as: tough, outdoor, underwater cameras. How in the world can a camera with an unusable OLED as the only way to see what you are taking outdoors be rated the number one outdoor camera?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 17:23 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (353 comments in total)

Photo Ninja is another raw converter that might be used in conjunction with an editing program.

My question is which of these programs might accept plugins designed for Photoshop. The NIK plugins also work with Aperture I believe. Does Elements take PS plugins?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 05:08 UTC as 130th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus to axe V-series point-and-shoot cameras article (124 comments in total)

Olympus has been an occasionally innovative company with interesting ideas, but has never been run well even going back to the film days when they ignored autofocus and raised their prices comparing themselves to Leica. Upgrades came in decades so seldom got reviewed. They dumped all that and went for years without product to develop their first digital SLRs. The recent announcement that they are dumping their DSLR customers formalizing the reality of the last several years is history repeating itself while a newcomer like Sony surges ahead. This is just another segment being abandoned by Olympus.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 20:15 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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Stacey_K: I find it comical when a camera system has a slew of amazing zooms, people complain "where are the primes? All I want are prime lenses." So them a camera system comes out with a bunch of nice primes and people bitch "We want zooms" lol

What camera system do you mean? Maybe m43? This is a two system lens and just what is needed for NEX which has no amazing zooms. Complaining about people is better?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 17:07 UTC

At last. A true portrait length for my NEX. Bravo, Sigma.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 17:00 UTC as 29th comment
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