Battersea

Battersea

Joined on Jul 3, 2013

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absentaneous: The whole copyright law is b.s. but the irony here is that a lot of people are protesting against something that at the same time they actually support when it comes to their own interests.

I mean who of you here would agree if someone was monetizing something you created? Can I go on your website and take pictures of your images and then sell them, place them on my facebook as mine etc.? I guess not. After all they are pretty much public. I can only look at them, right?

So, what's wrong with the law that would only allow you to look at buildings, statues, etc. that other created and are copyright protected in the same way your photographs are?

It really comes down to what is being copied a copy of a photograph is essentially a photograph a photo of a building is not a building, Taking a photo of a CD is not the same as recording the CD. Taking the a photo of the artwork on a CD is essentially taking that 2 dimensional art work.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 15:27 UTC
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Battersea: The creator the "building image" is dumping that image in extreme public domain. There is no reasonable way to exclude some of these building images from sight. If a person walks down the sidewalk nude they should not cry when someone photographs them. If the building is hidden behind a tall fence then fine, that is a private building and the images of that building should be protected from measures such as drones etc to overcome the privacy attempt. But the act of placing the building out in the open means that it is available for public viewing, recording and documentation.

That really is my point, I guess I should have made it clear if the building is covered with an all encompassing fence that would not allow any part of the building to show, placing the building in a crate. But then I suppose the crate would be copyrighted.. A silly proposal for a silly law.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 15:24 UTC

The creator the "building image" is dumping that image in extreme public domain. There is no reasonable way to exclude some of these building images from sight. If a person walks down the sidewalk nude they should not cry when someone photographs them. If the building is hidden behind a tall fence then fine, that is a private building and the images of that building should be protected from measures such as drones etc to overcome the privacy attempt. But the act of placing the building out in the open means that it is available for public viewing, recording and documentation.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 14:57 UTC as 130th comment | 2 replies
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absentaneous: The whole copyright law is b.s. but the irony here is that a lot of people are protesting against something that at the same time they actually support when it comes to their own interests.

I mean who of you here would agree if someone was monetizing something you created? Can I go on your website and take pictures of your images and then sell them, place them on my facebook as mine etc.? I guess not. After all they are pretty much public. I can only look at them, right?

So, what's wrong with the law that would only allow you to look at buildings, statues, etc. that other created and are copyright protected in the same way your photographs are?

Why not is because the creator the "building image" is dumping that image in extreme public domain. There is no reasonable way to exclude some of these building images from sight. If a person walks down the sidewalk nude they should not cry when someone photographs them. If the building is hidden behind a tall fence then fine, that is a private building and the images of that building should be protected from measures such as drones etc to overcome the privacy attempt. But the act of placing the building out in the open means that it is available for public viewing, recording and documentation.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 14:56 UTC
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mamupofu: Their amateur market share even in the classic days was always over 75%.
They never listened to us Pros - so by the end of the 80ties we had switched
to Pentax and Mamiya - and never switched back.

Hopefully Canon are paying attention.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 15:57 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1045 comments in total)

Wow this sounds spectacular. I hope this drives the other companies to respond and does not drive the other companies out of business.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 19:08 UTC as 221st comment
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Nimbifer: yes DSLRs are quickly becoming a niche product. And the niche will be much smaller than most would believe. DSLR users will be soon be as small a minority as medium format camera users or as vinyl LP users today.

It does matter a lot, whether a digital camera has unnecessary mechanically moving parts in the light path or not. Mirrorless will truly kick mnirrorslappers butt, as soon as global electronic shutter reaches prime time and both mirror and mech shutter are finally history.

As far as styling and body size goes, this is just an artefact of ultra-conservative old people in japanese camera makers top management teams. Plus a few old farts on the user side. But again, in reality those are about as many as vinyl LP listeners and medium format photogs today.

Styling and body size should be about ergonomics first of all. There are a lot of time tested ergonomics that still apply and will apply in the future. I don't see buttons and dials as retro hip I see them as functional and a fast way to change shooting parameters. I really don't care much about size in my serious camera since it would never be pocketable anyway. I would like to see lenses and cameras be lighter though.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 18:39 UTC

I like larger cameras for the ergonomics and the balance with large lenses. I also like a pocketable camera to always have. So for me a big camera for serious stuff a small cam for everyday. The weight I would love to see shed though. SLR v mirrorless I don't really care. For now I choose SLR in the future I am sure mirrorless will offer more. Doesn't really matter to me how it works I just care about the experience of shooting and the output.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 16:13 UTC as 167th comment

Brilliant.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 06:45 UTC as 3rd comment
On Week in Review: Sony FTW article (302 comments in total)
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maxnimo: It would be cool to have a real-world shootout between the Canon EOS 5DS and the Sony a7R II using the same subjects at same distance using their best prime and zoom lenses, and just see which generates the best image.

I get your point Photominion. I wish I could have an old Rebel but with the skills of some photographers I admire. I would gladly pay Leica prices if it came with skills for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 15:11 UTC
On Week in Review: Sony FTW article (302 comments in total)
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maxnimo: It would be cool to have a real-world shootout between the Canon EOS 5DS and the Sony a7R II using the same subjects at same distance using their best prime and zoom lenses, and just see which generates the best image.

Maybe he should have added same photographer to his list of controls but I would have thought that was assumed. I agree that the photographer is at least 90% of the equation though.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 10:04 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (959 comments in total)
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Rob: Suddenly, I'm no longer that excited about the upcoming 5D Mark IV update. If the a7R II fulfills all of its promises and 5D Mark IV doesn't include the features I really want, there's a chance I'll be upgrading to the a7R II from my 5D Mark III. Will have to wait and see just how good the PDAF on the a7R II is for subject tracking during AF (for stills and video).

I think you meant your next DSLR will NOT be a DSLR ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 03:01 UTC

Those are two very impressive cameras!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 02:09 UTC as 62nd comment
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Battersea: Would make an ideal travel camera. Again I'm glad that Sony is pushing innovations. Hopefully Canon starts to take notice.

Yeah, it may be. I hope not. I would really like to see Canon (and Nikon) start innovating again. Not that I am a fanboy, I just have some lenses, flashes etc and am used to the operating.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 01:48 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)
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Battersea: Too rich for me but it is a Leica I would really want (as opposed to several others that I would always just admire regardless of price).

I was just commenting on this one camera. I'm not really in the market for a full frame fixie. Although I would love this camera seems a gem.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:09 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)

Too rich for me but it is a Leica I would really want (as opposed to several others that I would always just admire regardless of price).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:56 UTC as 133rd comment | 4 replies

Would make an ideal travel camera. Again I'm glad that Sony is pushing innovations. Hopefully Canon starts to take notice.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:52 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies

Brilliant piece of kit but I would never buy one. It would be a perfect gift for me though if my wife wins the lottery.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 17:00 UTC as 36th comment
On Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM real-world samples gallery article (140 comments in total)

What's not to like? Affordable options are always cool.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 16:28 UTC as 6th comment
On Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM real-world samples gallery article (140 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Calling it a Nifty Eighty Equivalent doesn't have the same ring to it. :-)

My matey eighty? No, not really.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 17:01 UTC
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