Valentinian

Valentinian

Lives in United States FL, United States
Joined on Sep 14, 2011

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On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (256 comments in total)
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aandeg: They must have wanted to film a black camaro in a cave.

black cat in a cave at night

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 11:16 UTC
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neil holmes: Spy meets and befriends simple person, spy gets said person to push the button for photo of forbidden military base......who gets charged???

Paparazzi outside celebrities place ......gets passing kid to climb tree and push shutter for pic in breach of law....who gets charged??

I believe that Mr. Slater owns the copyright, but not for the reason you say: copyright law is one thing; being charged for causing someone else to do something illegal is another completely different thing (IMO).
Mr.Slater (IMO) owns the copyright for 4 reasons:
1) he is the producer - went to the apes, set the equipment,
2) he turned on the camera, took some pictures - so initiated the process.
3) after the ape took the camera, Mr. Slater allowed the ape to take hundred of pictures
4) Mr. Slater postprocessed and edited the pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 01:15 UTC

"Copyright law states that works not originated by a human author can't support a copyright claim"
The picture originated in the owner's camera; also, because he owns the camera and the memory card he also own whatever is in it. Wikipedia doesn't own it.
'a work owing its form to the forces of nature and lacking human authorship is not registrable.'
But if he (presumably) edited the picture, then shouldn't his editing work be copyrightable?
Also if he allowed the monkey to take pictures (or didn't stop it by taking the camera rightaway from the monkey) then he "used" the monkey as an assistant photographer...
So the picture should be registrable.
Anyway, a monkey is not a "force of nature": it is a living inteligent being, capable of this kind of behaviour..

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 22:11 UTC as 489th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2299 comments in total)
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ARB1: I wonder if I can just purchase the little red Leica sticker and put it on my Olympus OMD.

Nah.... I wouldn't do that to my good old E-M5

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 02:00 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (626 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: This review is nothing new at all.

I have purchased Panasonic cameras because of DPR reviews, and EVERY SINGLE TIME I WAS EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTED.

I'm never going to fall for it again.

pls give an example, with details

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 21:16 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (626 comments in total)

my longest m4/3 lens is the 75mm. I had the 75-300 but sold it waiting for a prime tele.
Now, considering how much the Olympus 300/4 will cost (when....), and given the DPreview 82 score for this Pan. FZ1000, am wondering if I should buy this camera instead of waiting for an improbable accessible 300mm prime....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 20:44 UTC as 174th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (624 comments in total)

When Nikon released originally the system 1, were they trying to undermine the m4/3 ? or were they experimenting with the mirrorless system (without interfering with their APS-C ?
In any case, Nikon's System 1 did not undermine the m4/3; however, they succeeded experimenting with the mirrorless system (and probably made a lot of money as well).
So, now that the system 1 is showing its inherent high end limitation, is Nikon ready for a FF (or APS-C) mirrorless?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 15:01 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (758 comments in total)

another month, and we'll see how the coming Panasonic LX8 will compare to this camera.
competition is good...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 15:38 UTC as 149th comment
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Valentinian: is it correct to assume that a curved sensor should be more useful with wide angle lenses than with tele?

IMO some company will make a professional full size curved sensor ultrawide fixed lens camera

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 13:15 UTC

is it correct to assume that a curved sensor should be more useful with wide angle lenses than with tele?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 12:29 UTC as 83rd comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)

Now as panasonic is about to release also the LX8, with 1" sensor and lens 24-90(equivalent)/F2-2.8, it would have been nice if this superzoom lens were 90-400 instead of overlapping with the LX8. (but that's just my opinion)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 15:47 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

What is the competition ?
Lumix LX-8 - same sensor size; 24-90mm (equivalent); F 2-2.8
to be announced July 16

It will be very interesting reading DPR's comparison of the two cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 00:09 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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reginalddwight: Thank you for the additional photos now archived in the photo gallery.

I am impressed by the IQ and low light performance of this pocketable compact.

Could have fooled me that the photographer did not have fun taking these photos. The pictures look intimate and engaging.

Then , wait for July 16 for Panasonic announcement of Lumix LX8 which will be 24-90mm equivalent/F2-2.8 with the same size sensor as Sony RX100III.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 23:58 UTC
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)

(continuing my previous post):
Things can get complicated because of the Walmart enormous long-term success. Therefore the original photos could be considered an "historic" document, and the Waltons loose any right to the photos picturing their images.
So, in conclusion, only the photographer has rights to the photos.
IMO

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 16:03 UTC as 49th comment
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)

An analogy
1) an architect is hired to do a set of plans for someone who wants to build a building.
2) plans done, the architect gets paid, the plans are given to a contractor who builds the building.
3) ten years later the owner of the building, tells the contractor to build another building based on the same plans paid for ten years earlier.
4) But the architect wants to be paid to allow them to use again the same plans .
Law suit and counter law suit.
Who do you think will win?
THE ARCHITECT will win, because the plans are HIS/HER intellectual property.

Now, back to the photograps issue.
the photographer was originallly paid, but still holds intellectual property of the photos.
The Waltons do not have property of the photos, however, their consent to commercialize their image in the photos was only temporary, for the original occasion.
Now, use of the photos must be negotiated by two groups, each having some rights, none of them having the whole right of use.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 15:53 UTC as 50th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

could this camera replace the need for a 12mm-35mm lens (for a m4/3)?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 13:26 UTC as 634th comment | 4 replies
On MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity article (97 comments in total)

Maybe the point of MIT algorithm is not to measure how worthy is a photo: just how easy are people to be fooled

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 23:34 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity article (97 comments in total)

Well, in my modest gallery here I have a couple of cats and some birds. I don't know what that means, but my cats have been viewed an average of 2x times more than the birds... (the record is a black cat by night: 439 times). Instead, my favorite picture (moonlight over the ocean) was viewed fewer times than even the birds...
wonder if a bikini would beat the cat...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 13:04 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2299 comments in total)
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J Parker: Leica gets a disproportionate share of animosity that I'm still trying to figure out.

Leica introduces an $8,000 monochrome camera and many of us are outraged.
But Phase One introduces a monochrome camera that costs 5x the price ($40,000!) and the forums here are silent -- no outrage -- nothing.

It must be a Leica thing...

My auto fanatic friends look forward to the next model by Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Spyker, etc. None of them will ever buy a car that costs $500,000, but they don't whine and complain because Ferrari prices it how they choose. And these vehicles have a several month waiting list if you can get one at all. This is the same crowd that buys Leica. Exotic cars and exotic cameras are marketed to individuals who often do not have the same budget considerations as most of us. Leica has the same right to cater to this market as Ferrari does.

My auto fanatic friends don't stop enjoying their Mustangs when Ferrari puts out a new model. Enjoy the camera you have.

maybe you are exaggerating a little? I know a retired high school math professor who, in the days past bough a Leica M 7. Now, one day he sadly told me that in this digital era his Leica is museum item (but he has no intention of selling it, and he does have a Nikon with Zeiss lenses).
So, you see, there are people passionate for photography and willing to do financial sacrifices to buy a high quality camera.
So the question is, how does this Leica T fit in the Leica high quality tradition?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 16:26 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2299 comments in total)
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Nigel45: For that price I'd want some kind a viewfinder. Thats why I've got an E2.

if you can afford $ 7,000 plus for T and some lenses, what would be the problem to add $ 400 for the EVF ?
besides, in a couple of years a more stellar EVF will be avaible....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 16:46 UTC
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