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Maverick_: Leica, Stick to making lenses and stop making cameras.

Apple, stop trying to write image apps and stick to making computers. They likely never tested decoding DNGs that represent monochromatic images.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 18:29 UTC
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cdembrey: If Leica had it's own Raw format, the problem would be solved. Simple as that.

The kidz in former Eastern Block countries write the best viruses, get a team from east Germany to write a Leica Raw file. An exclusive camera deserves an exclusive Raw.

Technically the comment is true. If Leica had their own RAW format, they would not trigger bugs in Apple's decoding of DNG.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 18:28 UTC

This is squarely Apple's fault, for two reasons.

1. As other apps can open files fine, the folks at Apple likely never tested how their software would behave on monochromatic DNGs.

2. That a whole library becomes un-openable because of a few files that cannot be read due to bugs shows quite poor software design. The files should simply be rejected if the decoder cannot open them properly.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 18:27 UTC as 6th comment | 26 replies
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Stacey_K: " and successive cameras".... well that is unless Olympus decides to change the lens mount again. I'm done trusting this company to support the customers who invest in their system.

Through corporate mis-management and a partnership with a crappy sensor manufacturer (panasonic), Olympus killed the 4/3 mount right as they had a sensor (the one used in the OMD) in their hands that would have made their lovely ZD 4/3 optics shine. Instead they pull this bait and switch to m4/3. I give then 3-4 years before they bail on this format and switch to yet another mount.

Olympus's problem has never been their optics, and I'm sure these will be fantastic lenses. But I'm willing to bet they will decide in the future the 4/3 sensor is too small and ditch this mount, leaving anyone who buys these lenses left in an orphaned system. I would never trust this company again after what they did with 4/3.

Nobody needs to feel sorry for people with FT lenses. They work beautifully on the E-M1; I use them all the time, especially a superb Sigma Macro 105/2.8 that is no longer made in FT/MFT mount.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 06:02 UTC
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Matt1645f4: If its the Monkeys image, what's to stop others using images taken by the Mars rover for example the hardware is NASA's but the image is captured by the Rover (yes the rover can be made to take a photo remotely but it sends back many of its own). The same can be said for each operator that directs the rover to photo various objects. is it theirs?

Pictures of the Mars rover, and other work created by the US government, is not subject to Copyright.
In any case, a claim can be made that the rover, or a drone, are under the control of the photographer (a sort of extension of the shutter button); a monkey is clearly not.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 15:43 UTC
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Old cameras had big lenses, and relatively small bodies around them (because film did the trick). This D4s is ugly: a tiny lens attached to a huge black brick that contains the circuitry. It's starting not to make sense. I wish they gave me a light lens+sensor combo, tethered to the rest of the computer that I could keep in my backpack. It's like taking a photo while handholding a desktop computer.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 01:57 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
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