Najinsky

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cosinaphile: A PREemptice lawsuit says more about our litigious society than it does about any specific instance of wrongdoing

also if she has not sued yet what are the warhol foundation suing for exactly
the law , i think is a special cancer over the machinery of commerce and life and i instances like this push that point

i woukld like instances of misuse of the justice system to be singled out for punishment ... obsessive suits have no place in a free society

all law suits should with merit or with penalty for pushing garbage into over loaded courts ... its the blood suckers who win in the end anyway

This is all about creating commercial value and limiting costs. They have a buyer ready to purchase the rights. That buyer doesn't want to buy with the threat of a lawsuit hanging over it.

Once the asset is protected from future lawsuits, by this pre-emptive action, the buyer will pay and AWE will recover their costs and make the profit they seek.

As DPR have reported it, commercial implications have not been mentioned, its only about about securing the right not to be sued in future.

Think about that.

By doing it preemtively, Goldsmith now has to spend big money to defend, which maybe she doesnt have. And because the work doesnt yet have any defined commercial value, any damages from a counter-suit could be limited, so she is less likely to get any help for the counter action, and less damages even if she wins.

If they had simply sold the rights, it would establish value and Goldsmith would have lawyers knocking down her door to represent in the infringement suit.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 22:59 UTC
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Najinsky: Government is meant to be transient. Adminstrative in nature, an enforcer of the principles for a fair society. That's what they are empowered to do, in theory.

People could simply fight each other (and did for a long long time). Whomever is stronger wins, gets to eat, lives a little longer and maybe takes a chance to procreate.

People who were not stronger had to get smarter to survive, and society was born. Lets all work together for the common good.

The common good has only three pillars:

Prosperity - we all get to eat, all live a little longer, all get to procreate.
Security - we protect each other, we fight together when needed, not with each other.
Justice - We dont exploit each other, we do what is right and fair for everyone.

That's not the world we live in. 98% of the wealth resides with 2% of the people. Government failed to enforce, instead it was bought and used its powers to protect the purchasers.

And so we get stories like this.

Maybe fighting is better.

When they came for John, no one stood for him because they were afraid they would be next. When they came for me, there was no one left to stand for me.

Which part of divide and conquer is ambiguous?

But we are in danger of straying off topic ;-)

Cambell's soup were eventually happy with the exposure AW's art brought with it. There is similar mileage for Goldsmith. They should simply agree a royalty and move on. Do the right thing, not what you can legally get away with.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 21:02 UTC

Government is meant to be transient. Adminstrative in nature, an enforcer of the principles for a fair society. That's what they are empowered to do, in theory.

People could simply fight each other (and did for a long long time). Whomever is stronger wins, gets to eat, lives a little longer and maybe takes a chance to procreate.

People who were not stronger had to get smarter to survive, and society was born. Lets all work together for the common good.

The common good has only three pillars:

Prosperity - we all get to eat, all live a little longer, all get to procreate.
Security - we protect each other, we fight together when needed, not with each other.
Justice - We dont exploit each other, we do what is right and fair for everyone.

That's not the world we live in. 98% of the wealth resides with 2% of the people. Government failed to enforce, instead it was bought and used its powers to protect the purchasers.

And so we get stories like this.

Maybe fighting is better.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 20:35 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
On article Hasselblad X1D final production sample gallery (142 comments in total)
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deep7: That dog portrait shows perfect depth of field control. A breath of fresh air in this age of nothing-in-focus mania and a lovely example of the potential quality of the system.

Maybe that was 'blads rationale in not offering fast lenses, saving photographers from making bad artistic choices?

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 05:35 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Eric00:

Did you see lots of Full Framed Sony models?

I have to bow out now before it becomes a threesome

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 17:32 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Eric00:

Did you see lots of Full Framed Sony models?

Over 12 months and the force is still strong with you two. Get a room.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 16:54 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D final production sample gallery (142 comments in total)

Yeah yeah, just take the rest of my money ya heartless b'stards.

And my daughter is pretty, she'll get by.

And really, I ask ya, who the hell needs two kidneys, clearly a design error....

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 13:18 UTC as 13th comment
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HowaboutRAW: Eric00:

Did you see lots of Full Framed Sony models?

@Mared - "Sony will pass Canon in the near future"

Not a Snowball in hell's chance. Yes, 2 similar cameras can do a similar job, but a broken camera can't do any job. Until Sony can match Canon's support service it just isn't going to happen. And "Sony Customer Service" is probably one of the best known Oxymorons on the planet.

@ttran88

I have an A7, and it's a capable but quirky camera. But I didn't upgrade because they started making them bigger and heavier to support video. If I want a big stills mirrorless I'd probably go Fujifilm or Hassleblad but I'd be happy for Sony to convince me otherwise.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 12:39 UTC
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Najinsky: Well done DPR, managed to mention 2nd and former 2nd without mentioning first. Can we assume it's Canon?

Lol, I guess people don't know the full sketch

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 05:11 UTC
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Najinsky: Well done DPR, managed to mention 2nd and former 2nd without mentioning first. Can we assume it's Canon?

@offside

Maybe they give us the Picture, Tomorrow.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 19:09 UTC
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Najinsky: Well done DPR, managed to mention 2nd and former 2nd without mentioning first. Can we assume it's Canon?

I'd love to be there when they start trying to feed the film into the computer...

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 18:59 UTC

Well done DPR, managed to mention 2nd and former 2nd without mentioning first. Can we assume it's Canon?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 18:46 UTC as 142nd comment | 8 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D Sample Gallery (110 comments in total)
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jackspra: Nice quality shots but looked a little soft. Canon colors great as usual.

ROFL. Really, it's gems like this that keep me coming back for more. Keep up the good work jack.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 21:09 UTC

DPReview test scene scored 16.5%

looks like we need a better test scene!

PS: Don't tell the girls in the portraits, but apperently they are men

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 15:49 UTC as 25th comment
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Harald: Really strange algorithm. Tried these two images:

First one 0.0% !!
https://www.pfotenfotografie.at/files/9514/3365/7754/DSC_0360.jpg

and

second one 100.0% :-)
https://www.pfotenfotografie.at/files/8214/8352/5927/DSC_8764.jpg

But why??

Maybe:

1. Rust and green being complimentary scored a hit, whereas grey and green didn't

2 Subject looking at camera scored a hit, subject looking out of camera didn't.

3 Subject identified as butterfly but blurred.

Three strikes, your out!

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 15:43 UTC

...With new features such as a convenient Self-Portrait and "Smooth Skin mode"...

The technical term for that on these cameras is called "diffraction"

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 05:39 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Najinsky: I find that the colours in the X1D rendering of this scene are exceptionally nice. I like very very much.

The skin tones of the 4 portraits, the cotton reels, the reds in the playing cards, the green of the foliage, the Yellow-Green label on the colour wheel, the Beatles patch, the paint tubes; just about everywhere I look in the scene I see great colour.

I understand this is mostly down to the profile in ACR, so it seems Adobe have done a really nice job of matching the intent.

But I'm wondering if Hassleblad tweaked with the CFA give to the sensor what they consider to be an optimal spectral response to start from. It will be interesting to see the colour analysis from DxO if they get to test it.

What seems to happen is the customer designs a sensor specification and Sony builds it. So the CFA specification would be part of the design that Sony then build, not something added after.

For example Olympus talked about the microlens design they did for the EM1.2 sensor, supplier then built it to that design.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 16:56 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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sts2: Wow, everyone was hating on this camera earlier, and but give them a test chart and everybody falls in love with it ;-)
/puts on flame suit

I for one wasn't hating on it earlier, there is lots I love about it, including what the test chart is showing, and the metadata approach to high ISO shooting.

But this preview has actually curtailed any thoughts I was harbouring about jumping on board with it.

I love the design and how they made it so compact. It's a camera I thought I really could take with me without too much hassle, except...

10 seconds to boot up, it eats through the battery and is awkward to change the AF point. That's just not going to work for a walk around camera that will frequently be turned on and off as opportunities arise.

I also think 50MP is a bit on the low side for a camera of this cost, given the Full Frame bodies available now.

I don't need high MP for every shot, but I prefer to crop rather than change lens, so more MP turns my primes into zooms: 28, 35, and 50mm from one lens. A crop is a crop

I'll wait for MK 2; 80MP, 2s startup, touch AF point selection and in-camera charging?

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 16:43 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)

I find that the colours in the X1D rendering of this scene are exceptionally nice. I like very very much.

The skin tones of the 4 portraits, the cotton reels, the reds in the playing cards, the green of the foliage, the Yellow-Green label on the colour wheel, the Beatles patch, the paint tubes; just about everywhere I look in the scene I see great colour.

I understand this is mostly down to the profile in ACR, so it seems Adobe have done a really nice job of matching the intent.

But I'm wondering if Hassleblad tweaked with the CFA give to the sensor what they consider to be an optimal spectral response to start from. It will be interesting to see the colour analysis from DxO if they get to test it.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 15:45 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
On article We try out the new HassleVlad (100 comments in total)
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DarnGoodPhotos: Another thing this camera has shown us is that DPR has a some real cranks as commenters.

There are almost 100 comments. Would you care to join a grown up discussion that includes what interests YOU or are you simply more comfortable assuming you sit in with the in crowd?

At least the cranks you refer to are willing to express an opinion, whereas you seem happy to hope others will speak on your behalf.

Given you took the time to make a comment, why waste it trying to fit in with your perceived opinion of what others think? Either you have an opinion or you don't. If you try to moderate your opinion so that it is in line with what others think, it can only ever look exactly the same as not having an opinion.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 22:35 UTC
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