spikey27

spikey27

Joined on Nov 12, 2011

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On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (176 comments in total)
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forpetessake: "12-45mm f/3.5-6.3" -- really? Making such a dim lens with such a small sensor makes no sense. It's f/12.6 FF equivalent! Even the old film days P&S Olympus soap boxes were brighter. This Chinese company is nuttier than a fruitcake.

Discussing the difference in usefulness of numerically high f/stops for anything except bright daylight shooting somehow reminds me of the 10-stop chart in the doctor's office that he points to and asks "What is your pain level?"

BTW, there's an excellent article elsewhere on this site regarding equivalent EVERYTHING.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 12:09 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (176 comments in total)

Whew, you had me worried there for a moment.

At first I thought "Has Kodak - the into digital photography company with a great portfolio of useful patents that sold off everything and became NOT in the same business - now become an 'into' again?"

Because if they had reentered that market, and were likely paying for the use of what used to be their own patents, woe be unto them. And to anyone buying their cameras because of the uncertainty over whether they would go away again because of incompetence and mismanagement at the highest level.

Perhaps the greatest challenge the new guys will face is casting off the taint of the corporation's past.

Best wishes to them.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 11:52 UTC as 11th comment
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)

Screw WM. They don't own everything, but just like all big outfits, they think they are the only ones that matter.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 11:48 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)
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Rocky Mtn Old Boy: Can someone with some method patent experience tell me how this would be enforceable? Unless someone was in your studio, and saw/videoed/photographed your setup, how could Amazon claim that their "method" was infringed upon?

"You've got no shadows! ...you must have used our patented methodology."

IMHO, if you are a studio shooter and you can't suss out how to effectively remove shadows from your background, you may want to consider a new vocation. So, what am I missing here? Granted, I do not live in the US, but I am a tad concerned that this madness could "leak out".

Or is this just because North America has too many lawyers and this is simply job creation?

The point is moot.

Regardless of who tries it, this is not a patentable idea because it has already been in use forever, and there have probably been dozens of articles or discussions related to it in photography magazines since the '30s.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 20:16 UTC
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)
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Scales USA: So, can I patent using f/8 to take photos? How about all the other apertures?

I have my own product photography light table setup, maybe I'll file for a patent.

The precedent set is that we could have almost every aspect of photography lighting patented, since it does not seem to matter if its been done for 50 years, or 100, for that matter.

A certain patent examiner needs to find honest work.

No, the patent examiner should be strung up by his heels.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 20:12 UTC
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

Does anybody need better proof that the patent office is a disaster?

How about somebody getting a patent on people breathing air?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 20:10 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

This sounds like it is about the same size and weight as the earliest of cameras, which took a whole herd of people to carry.

I think this is a terrific idea, if it doesn't take too long to develop.

Best wishes on getting those criteria down to be competitive with other methods in the near future.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 11:09 UTC as 6th comment

The only way to go out of business any quicker is turn off the lights and lock the door.

Gosh, I hope Adobe's SS won't affect my bootleg copy.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 10:52 UTC as 61st comment
On Alligator and Egret in Marsh Pond in the Contrasts challenge (10 comments in total)

The gator's thoughts: Yummy.

Actually, a beautiful, interesting photo.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 10:38 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

How does the phrase go: Deal with the devil and you wake up with fleas?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 10:35 UTC as 62nd comment

Woe be unto anyone that posts a photo of a person, train, or other scene that has anything in common to any other.

Similar, yes.

Infringing. No way.

It's obvious why they say "justice is blind."

The judge needs his head examined.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 15:34 UTC as 10th comment
On Nikon D800 preview (1118 comments in total)

You mention built-in flash as though it is a plus for the Nikon or drawback for the Canon.

Perhaps, but mechanical interlocks have a downside, requiring more complicated controls and internal space, while making the camera slightly heavier and more expensive.

My 20D had problems because of the built-in flash, used for perhaps 2% of the shots taken. I consider those problems far outweigh the convenience.

Hence, on a camera with a high effective ISO there is little need for built-in interlocked flash.

Use the space, money, etc to improve something else.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 14:57 UTC as 139th comment | 3 replies
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