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. :(
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. :(
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.
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?
Well, it's not too often you see someone making a photographer out of a monkey. It's usually the other way around.
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.
Boss of Sony: The monkey should receive all royalties (converted into bananas).
And what is the current Euro/banana conversion rate?
This is unquestionably a hairy issue.
You should see how much the one with the coaxial spotting rifle goes for.
Now if Canon would only change the name of this camera to "5d3" and the curre "5d3" to "6d" everything would be in order. :)
So I guess Canon is moving away from hardware, look out Microsoft!!!
Does it steal souls too. If so, I am in.
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.
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!
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.