attomole

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FilmDigital: FYI: no one can copyright an idea. Section 102(b) of the Copyright Act specifically states: “In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated or embodied in such work."

In this case, it means that the photographer's "idea" to let the animals play with the gear and trip the shutter at their discretion CANNOT be copyrighted. ANYONE can use this method, if they so choose, to photograph wildlife.

Copyrights DO cover “original works that the creator fixes in a tangible form." In other words, it protects the specifics of creative works after they're published or printed or otherwise distributed.

Bottom line: nobody can steal or profit from your work without your consent, but you can’t safeguard the idea behind it.

That would need a patent, he could patent giving cameras to monkeys.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 03:21 UTC
On article Leica TL2 sample gallery (57 comments in total)

Not a jpg shooters camera then! although i quite like some of the output, its not nailing the white balance, the contrast or the saturation.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 09:14 UTC as 5th comment
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sandy b: These AF-P lens are directed towards a new Nikon mirrorless IMO. Growing pain as far as backwards compatibility, but no getting around it.

It seems to me this is an update for DSLR. it wont work on mirrorless unless Nikon chose an disadvantageous back focus distance or you use an adapter.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 20:45 UTC

Give some longer legs to the low end DSLR Market, would be great to see a development of this for mirrorless APSC

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 15:33 UTC as 5th comment
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)

One of the reasons Photography as a serious or semi serious hobby sucks is the cost of lenses, this looks a lot of fun to use, to have in the bag for certain shots, and of a quality that will not let down your craft skills , but it over 1200 bucks, naaaah! not happening.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 10:42 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

Good price, good choice of specifications on either format, if its sharp in the middle 2/3rds and bokeh doesn't suck it will be difficult not to buy one. (assuming you own something to fit it too)

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 18:51 UTC as 60th comment
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (666 comments in total)
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HMeYe: I really don't see the point of this article : comparing the DR of A7rII with A9 is like comparing the DR between D810 and D5 !!!

Yes that's exactly wht it is like, but I don't see why that invalidates the article? if your buying into the Sony system it seems absolutely relèvent, Maybee in future a 10fps + stills camera can match a 5fps camera for noise and DR, but it's not this Sony that seems an important finding

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 09:53 UTC
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attomole: Almost completely pointless

"Almost" as I said. It has its specialist applications QED,, but how do you get a better view of somthing, it's static it collects information mostly away from the thing you want to look at, I can see it makes a simple solution, but for example an exhibit in a museum normally you would want to do. a 360 around it. not swivel on the spot and look around.
Nevertheless I am compelled by your advocacy I just don't see these being a must have Consumer device even for photographers and videographers

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 17:08 UTC

Almost completely pointless

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 03:20 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)

Could be one of those landmark Cameras like the Canon AE1 or the Nikon D3. whilst not revolutioanry, put enough of the right key new tech features together as to change the market
The real world focusing performance will be key, not something that frequently lives up to the hype.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:43 UTC as 298th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (397 comments in total)

610 and 750 are going to figure in this buying desision as well. Possibly more so based on the price.
I think Nikons mid to top end line up is excelent at least for stills.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 15:07 UTC as 37th comment
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Jim Evidon: For those who live in a bubble? I find the distortions in the demo video more than a little distracting. Aside from a possible scientific research tool or a novelty camera for those who have everything else and need the latest gadget, I see little application.

@steve ohlhaber
If I want to make myself sick iIwould rather just eat too many Easter Eggs or drink too much beer

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 12:14 UTC
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Digimat: Hm...still looks like VHS Footage, and thoose stitching lines that cut fish in half are not pretty either. I think this technology has to go a long way until really usable.

Or has any reasonable real world application.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 12:11 UTC
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Astrotripper: People are often wondering who needs 8K.

This is the answer. Even 4K is not enough to make good quality 360 video. This looks pretty ok, much better than earlier attempts, but it is still some way from being actually good.

@Astrotripper, and its still pointless 360.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 12:09 UTC

Apple screwed up in this market and it's hanging by a thread of loyalty, one killer product is not the answer, as the trash can Mac demonstrated, it's quickly out of date, they seem to be doing the exact same with mackbook pro. The price is not such a big deal, perceived quality is ( and they have that in buckets) but sustainability and trust is not there, they lost the plot with pro apps and pro hardware.
They can still have this market but they need a committed strategy

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 13:01 UTC as 79th comment | 4 replies
On article Leica SL gallery update (218 comments in total)
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Irakly Shanidze: Please do not treat my statement as a personal attack, even if you really tempted to, but this collection of images is truly awful. It does a huge disservice to Leica, as it strengthens the common stereotype of a Leica user as someone who can just afford an expensive toy and has no idea how to use it. Please, please remove this, my hair aches when I look at these images.

Please do not treat my statement as a personal attack, even if you really tempted to, but this comment is truly awful. It does a huge disservice to Humanity as it strengthens the common stereotype of someone who can just afford an expensive education and has no idea how to use it. Please, please remove this, my hair aches when I read these words

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 14:20 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)

It looks like a lot of the features people would like to see, wider, longer, faster lenses weather sealing, flip screen, are now on other models in Fuji's line up. and it makes more sense ro leave this model in this exact configuration, in a sweet spot of size, handling and retro aesthetic.
Fot what it is it's about spot on for me.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 07:41 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)

Ok so quick look on a smartphone but, it's nailing the action, and that is the point right ? otherwise the 6000 will save you a metric shift ton of dosh with the same IQ.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 07:58 UTC as 34th comment

This should be part of DPR's standard set of tests.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 08:50 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

What is the point? I don't all all get 360

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 09:54 UTC as 4th comment
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