matt lit

matt lit

Lives in United States CO, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.LITfoto.com
Joined on Apr 19, 2002
About me:

Professional photographer and photo educator at community college. Fun
means telemark and back-country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, canoeing & hiking.

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On Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom news story (191 comments in total)
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Absolutic: I got really excited about it at first when I noticed the ad, thinking, wow, Nikon 24-70 is $1700 and it is a monster in terms of weight. I used one during a wedding and my arm was ready to give up at one point. So I see this, and thinking to myself, a light little Tamron 24-70 F/2.8 for $600 probably, where do I sign up. Yes the ring AF will be slower of course, but who cares for half the price? Then I look at the picture and see 82mm filter, and all my excitement is starting to vanish. Then I look at the specs for weight and see close to 900 grams.... Not so excited now

You're joking right? You don't get 2.8 with a small diameter...at $600 I can sell my Nikon used, buy this and bank some cash. AND image stabilization?

Sounds very good to me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 19:36 UTC
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paulwright: I've just read a published a report about Google+
Not only does it remove all metadata including copyright information, it can falsely represent who created the images uploaded to it. Nasty, naughty.....

http://artists-bill-of-rights.org/news/campaign-news/google%2B-deletes-copyright-metadata/

My feeling is that this greatly lessens the value of Google+. Are you really going to post images in this competition?

YES YES YES YES YES!!! Nice to know someone else out there is reading the T&C's from these contests and websites!

Nice job!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 22:28 UTC

I have suggested other forums and on facebook and of my photography students:

DO NOT ENTER THIS COMPETITION.

Based upon Google's Terms and Conditions your image copyright is being grabbed by Google. The language in the terms is a clear grab. And now Google is encouraging the upload of high-resolution images.

IF YOU USE GOOGLE TO HOST YOUR IMAGES - OR SUBMIT IMAGES FOR THIS COMPETITION - GOOGLE GETS THE COPYRIGHT. Period. They can claim what they want, but the language in the T&C overrules all.

from somewhere on colorado's continental divide...

nikonfotomatt
http://blog.LITfoto.com
http://LITfoto.com

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 22:27 UTC as 2nd comment

POSTED THIS ON FB PAGE, ALSO.

Sorry to be the buzzkill here, but I would like to see this addressed. Google claims it will not exploit copyright, but the overall Google terms and conditions allow enough gray language to overrule this. I try to educate my students to beware of language like this.

Character limit doesn't allow for my full post of Google terms, so please see fb page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/dpreviewcom-Digital-Photography-Review/77409488739

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2011 at 23:57 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies

I already pre-ordered mine directly from FujiFilm. Beware any "deals" on Ebay as sellers are already pre-selling at a $grand. I think this camera is going to blow away G12 and P7100 in terms of much faster lens, manual zoom and all-around old-school feel for those of us who remember how to load film!

from somewhere on Colorado's Continental Divide...
"fotomatt"
blog.LITfoto.com
LITfoto.com

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2011 at 19:26 UTC as 8th comment
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