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.
Beautiful images, Barney.
Petzval lenses are the give away lenses included with the very cheapest telescopes.
Center of the Earth? Seriously?
Wow. What a beautiful set of "test shots". I would be proud to have any of them in my portfolio.
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?
peevee1: Wait, "DJI Phantom"? Isn't it a flying platform for Go Pro?
They have a new model with its own camera.
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.
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.
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?
I think that if that were true you would not recognize your own pictures.
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.
I can't wait to see the Microsoft ad, "Tap Dancing for Nokia".
The ice cream cone is certainly erotic. Lots of play in her photographs.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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?
At last. A true portrait length for my NEX. Bravo, Sigma.