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All this is great news, but no expanded exposure bracketing? Seems like the easiest thing to fix.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 07:34 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply
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vetsmelter: They key is in "one of the monkeys he was photographing grabbed his camera".
This means the human photographer entitled to copyright did not intend to (ab)use the monkey as an extension tool to his shutter finger.
This excludes drawing similarities to remote triggered camera's by the animal subjects in animal photography where there is creative intention by the human camera owner.
It was the monkey's initiative and the monkey's creativity that lead to the pictures.
And frankly on those 2 shots he looks more intelligent and "into his work" hence entitled to copyright than some of the (iPad) photographers I observe in the street who show no hint of having a clue what they are observing or why they are photographing. :)

The monkey is a sentient being and the creator and should receive full credit. All this legal wrangling gives me a headache and will only result in another onerous law regarding copyright.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 07:44 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

How about an open source, crowdfunded Photoshop alternative? Time to break monopoly rent-seeking stranglehold.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 07:39 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 comments in total)

That photo was taken behind Arany János metro near where I lived in Budapest. I think this law is politically motivated. It will be a problem when photographing demonstrations, national holidays, rallies, concerts, and public events in general. It's absurd. Hungary isn't North Korea!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 20:34 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply
On Behind the scenes: Garry Winogrand at work article (52 comments in total)

If you take candid photos of people, you should be respectful. You can see that in Winogrand's work. Unfortunately, in my country and without debate, street photography is effectively banned:

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 13:46 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

My idea of retro and sexy would be a digital S3 that accepts Voigtlander lenses, full-frame, of course. Where's the innovation here? For travel I prefer Fuji X and micro 43. The D600 stays at home.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 08:59 UTC as 226th comment

Panny needs high end primes to go with the GH4 (4K camera).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 17:23 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies
On Canon announces PowerShot N Facebook ready edition article (48 comments in total)

NSA ready, I mean, Facebook ready? Cool....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 07:53 UTC as 31st comment

These are not good examples, only the lighting effect has been altered. An example of unethical would be something like what's illustrated in the book, The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia. Extreme examples to be sure, but a lie is a lie.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2013 at 17:42 UTC as 16th comment

Economic shackles for servile debt slaves. It's monopoly rent, pure and simple. They showed their true colors a long time ago by killing Freehand.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 21:31 UTC as 332nd comment
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buda1065: The 12-35 OIS problem still needs to be addressed. On a tripod mounted GH2, OIS turned off, there is still a subtle jittery effect. Annoying, since I bought this lens primarily for video use. Please fix!

Not fixed. Turning it on or off, same problem. I also tested my 45-200, 20, 14-42 kit lens, and Oly 9-18. All rock steady. An expensive lens like the 12-35 should be too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 09:16 UTC

The 12-35 OIS problem still needs to be addressed. On a tripod mounted GH2, OIS turned off, there is still a subtle jittery effect. Annoying, since I bought this lens primarily for video use. Please fix!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 08:42 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (524 comments in total)

This would replace my GH2 as a travel camera if it had better video, timelapse, and a GPS option. The lenses and retro styling are great. Too bad.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 07:58 UTC as 127th comment

Patent monopolists will try to kill it, just like they stifled QTVR innovation. I hope I'm wrong, because I want one (travel size, please).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 08:20 UTC as 22nd comment

Can you filter out users that insist on uploading everything?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 05:41 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (624 comments in total)

Impressive camera and it should be for the price. But where is the digital equivalent of the Contax G with its Biogon, Sonnar and Planar lenses? That should have been the NEX series, hopefully it will be the RX series. At least they hit a home run with the RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 18:37 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply

I would rather see Cosina-Voigtlander make a similar FF digital camera with a true budget price under $2000, M-mount, of course. A Foveon sensor would be nice, or a Sony 24mp.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 15:53 UTC as 25th comment

Although I love my 20mm, I prefer the 14-42 with O.I.S. for video. I hope it's sharp because the 12-35 is a dream come true for movie making. No need to envy 5D users with L-glass. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 19:01 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

A decision that favors monopoly rent seekers. No surprise there.
Join a pirate party near you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 08:45 UTC as 273rd comment
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review article (442 comments in total)

Something more like the Fuji x10 would've been more interesting. They could take the retro styling approach, make a scaled down version of the legendary SP and include three small, prime lenses to start with. It would easily outsell the V1s and J1s.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2012 at 09:23 UTC as 36th comment
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