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nick101

nick101

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1547 comments in total)
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nick101: I'm struck by the issue of the number of features vs the user interface for managing them. I wish some manufacturers (Sony aren't alone) would recognise that adding to the list of features and options doesn't add value unless we can use them effectively.

It's a shame that such a capable device is sucj a challenge to handle

I agree that firmware, and a menu structure review, could fix this. But I'm not optimisitc - judging by the fact that this has been a problem through many model iterations, and with sveral manufacturers, I just don't think that it's consider a priority.

I hope I'm wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 14:43 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1547 comments in total)

I'm struck by the issue of the number of features vs the user interface for managing them. I wish some manufacturers (Sony aren't alone) would recognise that adding to the list of features and options doesn't add value unless we can use them effectively.

It's a shame that such a capable device is sucj a challenge to handle

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 10:44 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
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nick101: Ok to take pics for private use? Fine.

Need a licence for commercial use? Fine (-ish)

The issue to me is whether posting to social media is commercial or not. If I post one of my snaps of a London river trip to Facebook, as I am likely to do), am I OK?

I can't accept the idea that it'll be forbidden but not enforced as any kind of protection - that's just ludicrous (who passes laws starting with the notion that they won't enforce them?)

We need clarity and that should come from those proposing this - they're making the change, so they're responsible for explains the effects

Sorry if my point 2 wasn't clear. It was that even the proponents of the legislation don't seem to be clear about its effects. One says you'll need a licence forscoial media posts; another says you won't; a third says that you will but it won't be enforced.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 10:08 UTC
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nick101: Ok to take pics for private use? Fine.

Need a licence for commercial use? Fine (-ish)

The issue to me is whether posting to social media is commercial or not. If I post one of my snaps of a London river trip to Facebook, as I am likely to do), am I OK?

I can't accept the idea that it'll be forbidden but not enforced as any kind of protection - that's just ludicrous (who passes laws starting with the notion that they won't enforce them?)

We need clarity and that should come from those proposing this - they're making the change, so they're responsible for explains the effects

@nixda
Your response is typical of the kind of confusion I'm commenting on.

1. Giving Facebook "rights to commercially exploit" is *not* equivalent to "you lose all rights to ...". Posting a picture to Facebook does *not* prevent me from exploiting the image myself.

2. *An* interpretation of the proposed legislation is that, *because* Facebook may choose to use my image for some commercial purpose, I need a licence to post it to Facebook. But what is the *actual* situation.

3. You say the proposed legislation "may restrict you to upload..." - I'm entitlled to *know* whether what I'm about to do is permitted or not permitted. Unless, of course, we're happy to revert to those days in which "that which is not expressly permitted is forbidden"

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 10:44 UTC

Ok to take pics for private use? Fine.

Need a licence for commercial use? Fine (-ish)

The issue to me is whether posting to social media is commercial or not. If I post one of my snaps of a London river trip to Facebook, as I am likely to do), am I OK?

I can't accept the idea that it'll be forbidden but not enforced as any kind of protection - that's just ludicrous (who passes laws starting with the notion that they won't enforce them?)

We need clarity and that should come from those proposing this - they're making the change, so they're responsible for explains the effects

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 18:32 UTC as 61st comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)
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Jogger: Its a bit too large for what it is. Might as well get something like an RX1 at that size.

"Well the RX1 is twice the price, is deeper due to its physically larger lens, doesn't come with an EVF let alone the hybrid viewfinder, and as it turns out may have even slower AF..."

... but apart from that? :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 14:20 UTC
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (219 comments in total)

Great idea - yes please

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 18:22 UTC as 92nd comment
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)
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gskolenda: Well, I don't miss them, and it's very poor mgmt. that brought them to bankruptcy! No Vision! They should have built a website that was very much like B & H Photo. Run with a business model that is working. Had the CEO done his home work he could have put together a business plan that could have been sold for a strong credit line. Close all the other stores and have One huge showcase/Distribution store in Chicago. with good hard working employees with an incentive plan. I think they they could have had a chance. There loss not our's!

I'm sure all the people who've lost their jobs will feel heart warmed by your sympathy.

If only they'd had you in charge

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 19:35 UTC
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)
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offertonhatter: I spoke to one of the people at a UK branch today. They are unaffected by this. I don't know how this works if your parent company in the US goes under yet the UK arm is unaffected, surely it would be considered an asset. I guess some legal bod in business law would know how this works.

I am glad though, as the UK stores are very good, and I always go there for studio equipment as there is not many other places around.

UK/Europe isn't a subsidiary, apparently, but separate.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 19:32 UTC
On Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes article (74 comments in total)
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greypixelz: sad he had to reach this age in order to understand that suffering and horror is not 'photojournalism' or 'the public's right to be informed'.
there is such a thing as human dignity and dying is part of it. photographing death or any kind of suffering for public display is undignified and disqualifies the photographer as a human being.
man should be immortalized on the highest peaks, not the deepest of valleys. this whole culture of decay and death is satanic in nature and goes against what man really is. the spirit of humanity is about rising from the abyss, not falling in it.
God bless you all!

"disqualifies the photographer as a human being"?

Disgusting notion, contemptible statement

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 08:54 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1608 comments in total)
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SalmanH: Guys, this is a CAMERA review, no need to take it so personally. If you like the camera, buy it. Why get so upset about what other people think? Once again, this is a camera DPR have reviewed, not your child.

This is DPR, where criticising my camera is at least as bad as murdering my choldren

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 12:20 UTC

There are persistent claims that the picture is some kind of fake (it wast staged, or the soldier was simply falling over - not shot). I don't know where the "expert" opinion is these days.

Anyone have any yo-to-date information (not random speculation please)?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 08:32 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
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