AdamT

AdamT

Lives in United Kingdom Northwest, United Kingdom
Works as a Commercial / Wedding / Event / Press Photographer
Joined on May 23, 2002

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Easycass: A simplified view...

Definition: To 'take' a photo means 'initiate the exposure', regardless of where the camera is mounted, what is in the frame, who or what is holding the camera, how much lugging it took to get there, how much expense, how much post-processing was done, who posted it, or where it was posted. Agreed?

Copyright: If a person initiates an exposure, whether a single shot, a self-timed, remote-released or trigger-released shot, creating a single exposure, sequence of exposures or video sequence, then, unless the person waives their rights in some written agreement, they own the copyright. Agreed?

Scenario 1: If a person is not holding the camera, but initiates the exposure(s) then copyright is theirs.

Scenario 2: If a person is not holding the camera, and does not initiate the exposure(s) then copyright is not theirs. If the exposure was initiated by another human, copyright belongs to that other person. If not initiated by a human, there is no copyright.

He didn`t give the camera to the monkey, it took it from him

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 06:51 UTC
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Easycass: A simplified view...

Definition: To 'take' a photo means 'initiate the exposure', regardless of where the camera is mounted, what is in the frame, who or what is holding the camera, how much lugging it took to get there, how much expense, how much post-processing was done, who posted it, or where it was posted. Agreed?

Copyright: If a person initiates an exposure, whether a single shot, a self-timed, remote-released or trigger-released shot, creating a single exposure, sequence of exposures or video sequence, then, unless the person waives their rights in some written agreement, they own the copyright. Agreed?

Scenario 1: If a person is not holding the camera, but initiates the exposure(s) then copyright is theirs.

Scenario 2: If a person is not holding the camera, and does not initiate the exposure(s) then copyright is not theirs. If the exposure was initiated by another human, copyright belongs to that other person. If not initiated by a human, there is no copyright.

The Camera owner didn`t initiate the exposure . this is the same as trying to claim copyright on photos taken on your camera when recovered after a mugging which were taken by the perpetrator ..

If he`d set the camera to take 1 pic a second for 100 frames and handed the monkey the camera , it would have been a different matter .

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 06:17 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (621 comments in total)
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AdamT: The Sony is actually £100 cheaper at the this moment in the UK - £699 Minus £50 cashback !! .. No doubt the panny will drop after its been on the shelves a few weeks (when it lands)

I`ve not got an FZ friendly version of DNG converter to find out yet (so I can load them into Capture One) - Waiting for the non-beta release but have some FZ raws to play when it comes.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 20:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (621 comments in total)
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AdamT: The Sony is actually £100 cheaper at the this moment in the UK - £699 Minus £50 cashback !! .. No doubt the panny will drop after its been on the shelves a few weeks (when it lands)

"realeased" yeah, but only on preorder at £750 when it hits the shelves which will stay at £750 until sales flag if previous trend is anything to go by .. making the Sony currently £100 cheaper .

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 20:32 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (621 comments in total)

The Sony is actually £100 cheaper at the this moment in the UK - £699 Minus £50 cashback !! .. No doubt the panny will drop after its been on the shelves a few weeks (when it lands)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 19:58 UTC as 183rd comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Eric Ouellet: Hi, almost my dream camera, only missing a zoom with a switch that could flip between manual and/or fly-by-wire. That switch would be automatically set to fly-by-wire when video is active but otherwise become the user choice.

Another, less important thing is if the lens could be 24-400mm f2.8 then it would have been the perfect camera!

But for now, I'm going to buy it on next weekend! Thanks Panasonic!

Same here Re-Zoom, the lack of manual zoom is likely to be a deal killer for me , I don`t mind electric zooms in compacts with 3 to 5X but I never keep superzooms with electric zooms very long, it put me off wanting to use them.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 06:31 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1484 comments in total)
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gxtoast: I don't think the removal of AA should necessarily bring the price down, considering that we don't know the cost of other developments that improve this model over previous. If the price stays the same and we get improvements then that is a win. Especially if the new product also resolves a number of issues that have been bugging D800/E users.

IF the cost saved on losing the AA (and if the AA is a good one, the saved cost is a LOT of money) is spent elsewhere then I`ve no issues with that ..... it`s a big IF of course until someone gets one into their hands and gives it a good workout against the originals .
Saving cost of Losing the AA in the D7100 got the 7000 series a full on Pro grade AF system, superb 24Mp sensor and a whole host of improvements , the 810 looks a lot less of an upgrade though the price will likely drop to D800 non-E levels before long

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 07:05 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1484 comments in total)

They remove a very expensive item (the AA filter) and keep the price at D800E levels - Rather like Audi Charging extra to have an option of No power steering in the R8 - LOL !!! ...... Crafty buggers are Nikon .

What this does mean is cheap D800s on the used market - now that IS a good thing

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 06:46 UTC as 321st comment | 3 replies

First damn WR lens and its a slow "5.6`er" . Sheesh - I`d have thought a WR version of the venerable 18-55 F2.8-4 would have A:- been more appropriate and B:- Launched with the XT1 body

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 06:19 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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Woodlink: The amount of packaging for this camera is ridiculous and unnecessary.

-no one said Leica was environmentally sensitive I suppose-

I understand your point but if you were Paying that kind of cash for a jumped up Samsung NX2000-alike with a Sub-EOS-M quality £1100 kit lens , would you be happy if it arrived in canon compact style crappy ecologically friendly packaging ? . I`d expect it to arrive in a bespoke case made of Honduran rosewood !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 07:12 UTC
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rodskogj: Why isn't Adobe Camera Raw distributed as a plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop so new cameras can be added without 'updating' the entire program? Too many new cameras are coming out all the time which means the core Adobe applications are constantly out of date

camera raw wouldn`t need to be replaced in LR, they could just upgrade the camera support files - Same for all RAW conveters (Capture One in particular) , it`s the way they make money .. I even suggested to Phase one that they have a paid camera profile upgrade for those who don`t want to upgrade the program (for far less money) it`d be better than nothing and they`d still be getting some cash .

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 05:49 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)

if its BETTER glass it`ll be superb - the "old" slow lens was loaded with CA , wasn`t sharp at the long end further than backyard distances and was troublesome to get the edges sharp (it also failed to realise the potential of the sensor) . hopefully the new lens will fix this

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 06:04 UTC as 726th comment | 2 replies
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup 2013 article (87 comments in total)

X-A1 is a killer for RAW fans, universally usable RAW files (with or without Adobe DNG converter ) I wish Fuji would do an XT1 with this non-Xtrans sensor , preferably the 24Mp Toshiba one from the D7100

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 12:39 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (657 comments in total)

Hmm, that sensor tech is really showing its age, the 550D was 4 years ago , the 7D even older, the G1X MK2 has basically a Chunk of this sensor (image quality / noise wise) even the Nikon P7700 & P330 with their tiny 1:1.7" devices have far better shadow recovery, I compared them to my G1X Mk1 and the EOS-M (better than the RX100 too) , Canon really need to get off their laurels and get weaving on sensors ..

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 20:21 UTC as 171st comment | 5 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2298 comments in total)
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Vladimir Vassilev: Just a thought on the missing IS on the T kit lens - to me the real reason it's not there, is simply that Leica plan to introduce a stabilized model of the kit lens at a later time and upsell you on that. Ofcourse it will be even more expensive too, and perhaps otherwise crippled in order to not cannibalize sales of the current kit zoom (the consumer must remain confused at all times by being forced to make difficult and illogical choices). To be fair, this is probably why Canon 24-70 2.8 II L lacks IS too.

By considering what struggling manufacturers (and here I mean all of them) resort to to drive sales these days in a declining photo industry, and by analyzing the obvious omissions in a new product, you can almost perfectly predict future product announcements...

IS only compromises optics when its poorly designed, the IS-less Leica lens in the examples is performing worse for distortion, CA and vignetting than the EOS-M 18-55 which has a very capable IS .

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 07:54 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2298 comments in total)

So it performs like most sub £100 18-55s (looks worse than the EOS-M one) and costs more than a premium F2.8 lens for other systems ... you gotta laugh - they copy the budget Samsung NX2000 but in metal, bung on a very ordinary kit lens and then sit back reel in the wealthy fashionistas like lambs to the slaughter , you gotta admire them, it`s not as cheeky as the ludicrously overpriced panasonic re-badges but it`s still got gall in spades ..

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 06:24 UTC as 159th comment
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Why would you need a grip that deep, as opposed to the NX20 grip? So you can get your fingers stuck between it and the lens?

Just tried it (admittedly indoors where its a bit slower locking) and took 5 in a row with a brief "Processing" (1 sec) and could shoot again so really not an issue - Tried Drive mode and it took 7 shots before Processing and a wait .. using a Sandisk Exteme 20Mb Per sec 8Gb card and the firmware is the one released this month .. I`d have thought the 30 and 300 would be the same ..

the biggest buffer on earth wouldn`t make me buy the Galaxy NX ! .

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Why would you need a grip that deep, as opposed to the NX20 grip? So you can get your fingers stuck between it and the lens?

I don`t have an issue with NX20 RAW buffering (didn`t with the 1100 or 200 either), I don`t try and use drive mode in RAW though .. if you want to see REAL RAW buffering issues try a recent Nikon Compact like the P330 or P7800, 4 secs between shots

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 14:34 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Why would you need a grip that deep, as opposed to the NX20 grip? So you can get your fingers stuck between it and the lens?

Someone on the Samsung forum complained about that regarding the 85mm . the solution is to get an NX20 ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 09:38 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)

The New Mk3 version of the bulky 18-55 was supposed to be a lot better than the crappy versions which criippled the NX10 , 5, 11 & 20

Try a 20-50 , I`ve used 5 samples of this stellar little lens from the Original NX100 version to the latest white ones which ship with the 2000 (it's what I`m using on my 20) and every one was bang on corner to corner wide open, CA is almost nonexistant even in RAW with no correction ..

It`s not magnificent at 50mm when shot at infinity for sharpness (fine at closer range) but if you look at it as a 20mm Prime that zooms if necessary then I can`t see anyone would be disappointed , it`s better than the 20mm Prime at the same apertures for edge performance and CA .

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 06:14 UTC as 18th comment
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