Percival Merriwether

Percival Merriwether

Joined on Feb 18, 2012

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In 2011, a young couple posing for photos atop a 317 ft. waterfall in Yosemite Park slipped and fell to their deaths. A third person attempting to help them also died. Now THAT was a story.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 01:32 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On Manfrotto announces carbon fiber BeFree tripod article (110 comments in total)

They were going to call it the "BeExpensive" but that would have been too obvious.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 05:22 UTC as 21st comment | 6 replies
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vFunct: Again, just because you can operate a camera, doesn't mean you are the copyright holder.

Copyright law doesn't actually define what a photographer is when it assigns copyrights ownership. It only works on authorship.

That is why assistants, like this monkey, are never given copyrights, because they do not author the photograph.

At a photoshoot, I could go to my unpaid intern, without a contract, give him the camera, and tell him to take a creative shot, and I would have copyright.

Most people here have no idea that a real working professional photographer would have very little to do with operating a camera, which is why assistants taking photos are common.

And most working photographers spend most of their time planning a shoot. Mario Testino recently stated he spends about 2/3 of his time planning.

I think because most photographers here are amateurs, they think of photography as that limited view of operating a camera, like what a pro's assistant would do.

Think Matthew Brady

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 22:44 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (170 comments in total)

Those kids looking into the car could conceivably still be alive. It would be interesting to track them down.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 03:20 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply

Photography is about vision, and whether the photographer achieves this vision in-camera or with post-processing is largely irrelevant. I commend Elena Shumilova for her work.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 17:11 UTC as 91st comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (559 comments in total)

I love my Lumix G5, and the GX7 looks like a real winner. Now, if Nikon would only make a full-frame version of a GX7, I'd be able to make use of all of my Nikkor lenses on a mirrorless body!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 14:21 UTC as 121st comment | 5 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Percival Merriwether: I shoot with an Fm2/n on a regular basis. I like the size and the way it handles. I have a Lumix G5 for digital shooting, and love its size and handling also. I can't understand why Nikon can't come out with a full frame mirrorless/prismless DSLR (like Sony). What is the point of putting a mirror and pentaprism on an electronic camera?

Apparently you've never had a mirror go out of adjustment, or splatter your sensor with oil.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 04:59 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

I shoot with an Fm2/n on a regular basis. I like the size and the way it handles. I have a Lumix G5 for digital shooting, and love its size and handling also. I can't understand why Nikon can't come out with a full frame mirrorless/prismless DSLR (like Sony). What is the point of putting a mirror and pentaprism on an electronic camera?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 04:45 UTC as 992nd comment | 3 replies

This design looks exactly like the camera icon on my Android tablet. Coincidence, or...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 21:23 UTC as 62nd comment

Once again, form over function.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 12:53 UTC as 111th comment
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camical: Hi everybody,

I am a D70s owner and new here.
Please apologize if this question has already been asked before (I did not notice):
How do consumers now make the difference when they go shopping for an X10 to their local vendor?
Is there any distinctive sign between the "old" ones and the revised X10s in order to hit a revised one?
Thanks in advance.

The cameras with the old sensor will have a BIG WHITE DOT on the box, and the cameras with the new sensor will have a BIG WHITE STAR on the box. In other words, "The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!"

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 02:07 UTC

Don't worry, Adobe will come out with the "Fuji Big White Blob Remover" tool in their next version of Photoshop.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 15:02 UTC as 130th comment | 3 replies
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