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zodiacfml

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zodiacfml: Though the decision benefits many, it is baffling.
I wonder how they got the section, "a photograph taken by a monkey"

If he only made prints of these photos and not upload it in the internet, who owns the copyright?

If he uploaded it with his watermark on it? The world will never have a copy of that photo without the watermark.

If he lied and said he took those pictures, I would never have an idea that the monkey did it.

Do we know if he did some post processing here because the second photo looks perfectly aligned and centered; as though a sculptor slightly enhanced an ice made from snow or enhanced a tree branch to make it look something more man made or artistic?

Works of nature in simple words, things that is not unique or is accessible to others. We cannot copyright a snowflakes, spiderwebs, the DNA sequence, and etc. A photo will never be a work of nature or animals since they don't have a use for it, they cannot own it, they cannot create it without humans.

I don't agree but let's say that is the case.

The photo has little value until the photographer marketed the photo (true or not) it as a selfie. He could have defended his ownership as having spent time, money, and effort to market the item to increase its value excluding the expense of setting up the circumstances to make it happen (intentionally or not).

Another way of looking at it; there's a monkey trainer who trained his monkey to take selfies. Who would own the photos?

Anyway, this is nonsense. The whole thing is just about making money from the photographer's mistake.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 08:03 UTC

Though the decision benefits many, it is baffling.
I wonder how they got the section, "a photograph taken by a monkey"

If he only made prints of these photos and not upload it in the internet, who owns the copyright?

If he uploaded it with his watermark on it? The world will never have a copy of that photo without the watermark.

If he lied and said he took those pictures, I would never have an idea that the monkey did it.

Do we know if he did some post processing here because the second photo looks perfectly aligned and centered; as though a sculptor slightly enhanced an ice made from snow or enhanced a tree branch to make it look something more man made or artistic?

Works of nature in simple words, things that is not unique or is accessible to others. We cannot copyright a snowflakes, spiderwebs, the DNA sequence, and etc. A photo will never be a work of nature or animals since they don't have a use for it, they cannot own it, they cannot create it without humans.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 04:19 UTC as 103rd comment | 2 replies
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (550 comments in total)
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Treeshade: Why would beginners pay $200 more for a5100 instead of a5000? For 4 more MP, extra ISO, or the AF speed that no beginners could perceive? The only "consumer" upgrade is the built-in flash.

a5000 is priced too well for another consumer level Alpha to complete.

because this is new regardless of specs... and who says this won't be bought by more serious users such as those who would consider an RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 06:33 UTC

I don't know why they still bothered....as this doesn't look any better than any previous iphone. The specs also doesn't make sense, unless....this phone would be priced similarly or less to the Galaxy S5.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 04:35 UTC as 13th comment
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BurningPlatform: Time to switch my phone (Nokia N8) to a new one. Should I take this one, or wait for iPhone 6, Sony Z3, Samsung Galaxy 6, or even MS Lumia 1020-II?

This is what I meant..

http://connect.dpreview.com/post/8995521023/sony-might-be-working-on-camera-centric-smartphone

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 10:26 UTC
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BurningPlatform: Time to switch my phone (Nokia N8) to a new one. Should I take this one, or wait for iPhone 6, Sony Z3, Samsung Galaxy 6, or even MS Lumia 1020-II?

Wait for the Sony Xperia Z phone... with the curved sensor. That should put it performing near the large sensor Nokias.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 09:45 UTC
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Valiant Thor: As I observe people and society I am 100% convinced that the smartphone is the worst invention in the history of the world, bar NONE. It has turned a once observant and interactive society into pathetic, electronic addicted, anti-social zombies who walk around with their glazed empty eyes affixed to those crappy little LCD boxes glued to their hand, their thumb frantically pushing stupid little chicklets around the screen with the look of a meth addict on their face and mortal fear in their mind that they would accidently miss one non-essential, meaningless message from an emotionless fellow zombie doing the same thing. They roam the malls dressed in jackass attire of distasteful, offensive, or sports related t-shirts, baggy silk exercise pants, bright Nike clown shoes, tattoos, and all the while radiating themselves with dangerous levels of packet-data microwave energy. The corporate illuminati puppet-masters must be laughing their billionaire butts off. Other than that, nice phone!

As though it didn't happen with television....nice job though.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 13:04 UTC

I could not believe what I'm reading and see. After giving it a hard thought, these specs are plausible considering this device will have Android L which won't be available until the end of this year.

This device might be announced mid of 2015 and available in the holidays of 2015.

The curved sensor to be out soon is possible since they gave a hint that the curved technology is not yet possible with larger sensors. The f1.2 lens is a little bit harder to accept but this could be possible with the curved sensor and the Z3X may start with f1.8 and the f1.2 the best possible estimated performance for future devices.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 13:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On LG launches G3 Beat with Laser AF post (31 comments in total)
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Suave: Why, why, why smaller screen always means downgraded specs? Why can't there be a high end 4" Android phone with top-notch hardware? Why it's either 6" monstrosity or bastardized "mini"?

Not easy. The makers need a larger screen so that a larger a battery is possible to power a high resolution screen and fast CPU.
Aside from that, a larger phone allows for better heat dissipation unless it uses an aluminum frame which makes a phone heavier and much more expensive.

My Nexus 5 is pretty topnotch in many aspects except that it has average battery life and the heat from the phone is pretty annoying.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 06:19 UTC
On LG launches G3 Beat with Laser AF post (31 comments in total)

fail. it is far too expensive compared to their G2 or Nexus 5.
this is only comparable to the Moto G or in some markets, the Asus Zen5.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 19:08 UTC as 7th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (624 comments in total)

Some images feel weird because of little DOF but has the image quality of small sensor camera or an APSC camera 6 to 8 years ago. Looking at the price, way too expensive versus an a6000.

I don't know what Nikon is up to. It feels that this is just a science project to Nikon, building technology in preparation for a mirrorless PRO camera in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 05:16 UTC as 117th comment
On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (83 comments in total)
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Peter62: Sorry, but the Galaxy S4 is BETTER!

Look for yourself at the studio scene image comparison, low light, then look at the coloured, concentric cirlcles !

Another reason not to buy the S5!

He's right. I checked. The S5 doesn't resolve any better and it is a bit slightly inferior probably due to NR.
It is even worse in low light test since the S5 is at a lower ISO with less color resolution.

I hope in the future that this MP race in smartphones come to a stop. Sony can make a case of making new small resolution sensors by marketing them similar to HTC one's Ultrapixels.

These sensors might also be lens limited.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 02:49 UTC
On ZTE announces Nubia Z7 with 5.5-inch QHD display post (35 comments in total)

the QHD eats power too much and with inferior display performance compared to a good 1080 display.
I'd skip this generation.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 13:52 UTC as 7th comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2004 comments in total)

Nice, good job DPR. I also like the part discussing diffraction. In diffraction limited photography with the same DOF, all formats are equal in terms of information captured regardless of MP count.

One caveat though with equivalenc, is that larger formats has the potential to produce sharper, more detailed images. It is not only for better IQ in low light situations or better background blur.

Personally, I just find the APSC to be the sweet spot when taking various factors, especially the price.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 18:21 UTC as 289th comment
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Jogger: May have been a contender if not for the gimmick grip design.

It is not a gimmick, it houses a larger battery.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 17:47 UTC
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Marcelobtp: LOOK AT IT: http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/dp2-Quattro-5446/highres/Sigma-dp2-quattro-Sheffield-SDIM0015_1404148755.jpg
AMAAAAZING, im bought by this image, JPEG OOC

terrible. it works best with RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 04:49 UTC
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Mssimo: Great camera crap software. If only lightroom supported it.

I tried the 6.0 and it is dog slowww even if I compare it to processing Merrill files.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 04:40 UTC

I need that better efficiency, my new Nexus 5 doesn't feel new due to its poor battery life.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 04:34 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (758 comments in total)
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GriffinMI: Like a few others here, I decided to buy the camera even after reading this article.

From an engineering perspective, I completely understand the logic behind the viewfinder power-down operation. The pop-up mechanism no doubt has a finite cycle life and Sony wanted users to avoid over-use by suggesting that when you put the viewfinder down you are done shooting. Is that a major fault? - not anymore that acknowledging that operating the convertible top on a car 20 times a day will eventually wear out the motor.

There was a similar engineering decision with the lack of clicks on the front dial. While the smooth operation might be initially disconcerting for some coming from certain other cameras, adding detents on the dial while zooming video on this tiny and light camera could easily ruin the shot. That's a trade off that is easily justified in my view and not a sufficient hindrance to pan the many other advances this camera brings to the market.

Yes, I agree. It's the first thing I thought when DPR mentioned this. It will never be a high cycle mechanism. Why increase cost, bulk, and weight for such a feature?
If you're out to shoot, you might as well leave the EVF up there to decrease time.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 06:03 UTC

Good, sample RAW files please!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 17:52 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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