happypoppeye

happypoppeye

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Joined on Aug 27, 2006

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Bad title for a water proof camera. What depth did it leak at?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 11:21 UTC as 1st comment

Ummm, the monkey doesn't own any rights because that is kind of a human thing and the monkey can probably neither comprehend nor understand the concept of rights on that basis. That is just plain dumb, really dumb. I can't really say why the judge would make that ruling, and I'm sure there is a lot more to it, but give me a break.

That said, if PETA has an ounce more intelligence than the monkey, which is questionable, they used this case as a stepping stone to make a case that monkeys own the land they live on, even though monkeys don't know they own the land they live on. Which would be a good thing but to even have to go to court for any of this shows the entire stupidity of humanity, the judge, PETA and everyone on this planet.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 12:27 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

Ok. An article on twitter with statements that would actually provide an argument against photography.
Neither good or bad, just saying.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 17:55 UTC as 73rd comment

This is news ...a real photo.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 14:24 UTC as 83rd comment
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happypoppeye: Only giving photographers a bad name with a lawsuit like that ...and probably losing a lot of jobs for future photographers trying to work with large companies.

OK @nachos how does it work? Photographers start suing large companies for astronomical amounts that are absolutely ridiculous trying to get a big pay out so large companies see this and say hey, lets hire even more photographers and use more photos we don't have the rights too? ...ahhh, no. Good try though.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 12:29 UTC

Only giving photographers a bad name with a lawsuit like that ...and probably losing a lot of jobs for future photographers trying to work with large companies.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:03 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies

It's a selfie - if anyone should have rights to the photo it is the monkey. If the photographer wanted rights to it or make money off of it he should have sold it before posting it on the internet. It's the internet. He made a few thousand dollars so be happy with that.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 14:47 UTC as 254th comment | 1 reply

This video really backs up the argument that a good photo is worth 1000 minutes of video. This is a pathetic article DPR.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 11:38 UTC as 4th comment

Just like they developed the DL compacts.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 20:00 UTC as 147th comment
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happypoppeye: If people would put the cameras down and help the police out just a little maybe there wouldn't be a need to be videoing the police in the first place.

So a few of you idiots would rather video the cops shooting one of your loved ones rather than help them. Hmmm.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 13:23 UTC

If people would put the cameras down and help the police out just a little maybe there wouldn't be a need to be videoing the police in the first place.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 11th comment | 15 replies

The 70's called ...they want their box back.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 11:37 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article 2017 iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced (185 comments in total)
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quietrich: Leica Oskar Barnack Award: “The competition is not limited to photos taken with Leica cameras. The camera system used is not a criterion.”

The Hasselblad Masters Competition “is open to all photographers who have been active professionals* for more than three years and who are using digital cameras of at least 16 Megapixel, or film cameras, regardless of brand and format.”

iPhone Photography Awards “Entries are open worldwide to photographers using an iPhone or iPad. Photos should not be published previously anywhere. The posts on personal accounts (Facebook, Instagram etc.) are eligible. The photos should not be altered in any desktop image processing program such as Photoshop. It is OK to use any IOS apps.”

Apple - experts in self promotion and insularity.

Sounds like someone spent thousands on Leicas and Hasselblads and is a little bitter.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 15:15 UTC
On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (126 comments in total)

Too expensive and probably not nearly as reliable as some of the better known backpack company bags.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 16:43 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus TG-5 gallery updated (71 comments in total)
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infrequenttraveller: I - and others maybe too? - have a general problem which is not limited to the TG-5, but applies to all of this waterproof cameras: I mostly need them for kayaking. However, usually I'm wearing varifocals which I swap for sports glasses while on the water - but the sports glasses are not varifocals and for distance only.

So, I just can't see what's on the display when I'm sitting in the kayak. Why can't we get some kind of very simple aid like the sports finder of old, attached to the camera body? something like the Ikodot viewfinder?

http://www.urban75.org/photos/ikodot-finder.html

I would even get an Ikodot for this camera, but, alas, there's no accessory shoe to put it in...

As we all are getting older, could we get some help in this regard please, Olympus, and whoever is making such cameras?

Ummm, no. Unfortunately camera companies are in it to make money and what you propose sounds like a big money losing product. It will never happen, at least with big camera manufacturers. Of course, never say never these days.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 12:14 UTC
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landscaper1: If this device performs entirely as advertised, it would take out all the joy of creating one's own unique image of the scene being photographed. As long as just one monkey (no need for the rhetorical "infinite number of monkeys") could hold the camera steady on the subject, his results would be every bit as good.

Long live the monkey photographer.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 21:49 UTC

Sounds like it does the same as auto mode, except costs more, makes the camera larger, and complicates things.

But, I have a feeling the company already knows that or they would be using their own money for R&D purposes.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 21:48 UTC as 110th comment

What's the difference between an aeroplane and airplane? ...no, seriously.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 14:22 UTC as 38th comment | 10 replies
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (211 comments in total)

Had the Elan ...actually this was the infancy of the era of "lets add absolutely useless features on a camera". I mean, it worked, but there was no need for it. I guess Canon has since moved on to other useless features since than.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 14:19 UTC as 24th comment
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)
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barrym1966: is there a reason it has the cheapest tamron 70-200 hanging on it and not a Nikon VRII or Sony G2 ?

Same reason this is a kickstarter campaign - they don't trust the product enough to invest their own money in it.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:13 UTC
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