Lawn Lends

Lawn Lends

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Feb 22, 2006

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1866 comments in total)
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canoesailor: a lot of people do not like touch sensitive screens and most video users have an after market cover/finder for the screen to make viewing easier in bright light so wouldn't be able to reach the touch screen while filming.

So Canon was right to omit the touch screen

Yeah, I am in the Bay Area. I want to get back on the USS Makin Island (which was the one I got on last year) or any Marine assault ship, if they have one on display, to get some closeups of the V-22. It was a heck of a long wait though. Three or four hours, fortunately, I did have sunscreen. Right now all the listings for ships allowing visits are "TBA" so I cant plan anything. :(

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 00:39 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1866 comments in total)
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canoesailor: a lot of people do not like touch sensitive screens and most video users have an after market cover/finder for the screen to make viewing easier in bright light so wouldn't be able to reach the touch screen while filming.

So Canon was right to omit the touch screen

Hey thanks for the fleet week reminder. All I have is an SL1 since I am holding out for the 5d4 for my next big purchase, but I am jealous of your 70d.

Last year I got aboard a Marine assault ship and all I had was my Iphone 3g. :) No chance they will come out with a 5d4 before fleet week. :(

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 03:01 UTC
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b craw: If one reads deep into the thread, one will find repeated mention of this decision setting a dangerous legal precedent and/or simply seeming to violate the intention of the law, or be otherwise ridiculous.

First, it does not set a precedent for two reasons 1) it is not a legal ruling (was not a court case, rather an internal decision on the part of the US Copyright Office as to the legitimacy of the copyright claim). It certainly may be litagated further in a court. 2) (most important) The very specific nature of this situation does not undermine work for hire scenarios, nor does it photo traps used by wildlife photographers. The explanation of the US Copyright Office suggests that the claim of "selfie" places the primary, and essential, action of production with the animal. Preparation, editing, distribution, etc. do not usurp this function; Slater could not control production once the animal seized control of the camera. Since the monkey cannot legally possess a copyright, the copyright cannot exist - it does not default to Slater.

Second, in reference to violation of the spirit and intent of the law, perhaps this is an opportunity to legislate different language into law such that this spirit is better served and such a "ridiculous" decision does not repeat itself.

As it stands now, the law was served as best as it is written.

Please, this is a place for people to postulate a cataclysm resulting in destruction of civilization as we know it from a decision which will never affect 99.9999999999999% of them. No sensible analysis of the situation please.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 05:00 UTC
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Lawn Lends: Well, it's not too often you see someone making a photographer out of a monkey. It's usually the other way around.

But seeing as the monkey was the photographer here, and he screwed the photographer out of his copyright, it appears that the photographer made a photographer out of a monkey and the monkey made a monkey out of the photographer. Did you follow that?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 04:51 UTC

Well, it's not too often you see someone making a photographer out of a monkey. It's usually the other way around.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 04:17 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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Greg Lovern: Apparently vFunct knows everything and the Copyright Office knows nothing. Why bother having a Copyright Office when we have vFunct? Imagine the tax dollars we could save by eliminating the Copyright Office and just consulting vFunct for all copyright questions. What are we waiting for?

OOps. Ignore this.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 05:35 UTC
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Boss of Sony: The monkey should receive all royalties (converted into bananas).

And what is the current Euro/banana conversion rate?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 00:17 UTC

This is unquestionably a hairy issue.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 17:04 UTC as 139th comment
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)

You should see how much the one with the coaxial spotting rifle goes for.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 00:17 UTC as 19th comment
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

Now if Canon would only change the name of this camera to "5d3" and the curre "5d3" to "6d" everything would be in order. :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 13:40 UTC as 144th comment | 1 reply
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)

So I guess Canon is moving away from hardware, look out Microsoft!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 05:30 UTC as 38th comment

Does it steal souls too. If so, I am in.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 06:03 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

This shouldnt surprise anyone, I understand the Canon 5dIII team has been doing significant research into replacing the locking metal mount and using tape to mount lenses on the 5dIV and then doubling the price.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 17:01 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
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Zvonko: they just shouldn't ever make ugly red ones

It is a very clever attempt to avoid cannibalizing their other products. As evidenced by the responses here, merely changing to an unusual color will put off a lot of people who have money, dont think cameras should be red and dont mind spending more money for a black camera which may even have lower IQ. Brilliant!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 05:01 UTC
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Davero: what good is a printer any time you print if water touch the letter smears all over.... Pigment or laser is what is good ......................................................................................................................................................................................

Try a coating like Krylon 1311. PITA but its only like $8 a bottle. By the way, laser print usually cracks when paper is folded, though I guess there may be new technology there for color laser printers.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2012 at 00:25 UTC
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