QuarterToDoom

Lives in Canada Surrey, Canada
Joined on Dec 8, 2009

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cbphoto123: Seriously? For a site that has earned truly the largest RESPECT, year after year for so many... I fear the direction DPR has taken, is leading to a place... where you will have to struggle to regain what you are quickly loosing.

@cbphoto123
I don't know how long you've been reading DP for as you only joined in 2015 but years ago DP was quite pro Canon vs other brands. There use to be lots of posts on how come Canon can do no wrong and DP is pro Canon.. Times have changed and now we have several manufacturers pushing tech boundaries.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 18:57 UTC
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PanoMax: Those who need booze to expound their photography experience are seriously lacking something.

But why would that matter? So what if someone wants to have a beer while doing photography? I've done some of my best B&W conversion while sipping on some spiced rum while sitting at my computer in the whee hours of the morning. or after smoking a some weed.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1088 comments in total)
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QuarterToDoom: Not commenting on this camera per say but Canon is out in full force paying for ads for this camera. They even have it as a story on Slashdot lol

I guess you missed the per se part (which I spelled wrong in the first place) ? Although the post refers to the paid Canon ads which does refer to the camera but the post is not talking about the camera hardware/usage directly.

If you know about Slashdot then you'd know a came model update is not something the site would talk about unless its a paid add akak Slashvertizement.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 00:41 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1088 comments in total)

Not commenting on this camera per say but Canon is out in full force paying for ads for this camera. They even have it as a story on Slashdot lol

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 14:22 UTC as 160th comment | 2 replies
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paulski66: Uh oh...a new DSLR announcement. Here come the mirrorless fanboys, out to deride all things Canon/Nikon.

I'm a DSLR user but I have no problem with mirrorless replacing DSLR systems in the future. Technology doesn’t' wait for nostalgia.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
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QuarterToDoom: I haven't tested it yet but Gimp unstable also can tie in with Darktable for RAW development.

How so? You can't push icons and menus like any other program? If so then you are suffering from PEBCAK. Oh and no I don't always use GIMP, just when I need to.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 20:25 UTC

I haven't tested it yet but Gimp unstable also can tie in with Darktable for RAW development.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 17:22 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
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QuarterToDoom: $230 is that come with a lens mounted goblin to twist the lens for autofocus?

Well I guess I should bite my tongue :P

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 22:28 UTC
On challenge Canada: Arctic Coast (3 comments in total)

Good to go lol!

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 20:30 UTC as 2nd comment

$230 is that come with a lens mounted goblin to twist the lens for autofocus?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 20:24 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies

I don't even know how people could support the greed cesspool that is Olympics. The IOC are willing to let athletes swim on toxic waters to make money off of them.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/rio-2016-rios-air-more-deadly-than-its-water-study-finds-a7169371.html

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 18:33 UTC as 168th comment
On article Getty Images sued again, this time by Zuma Press (68 comments in total)
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photomedium: It's like flies on...watermelon rinds.

Yah seems Getty is on other peoples works like flies on shait

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 20:01 UTC
On article Getty Images sued again, this time by Zuma Press (68 comments in total)

I can now see Getty quickly settling with Carol M. Highsmith and locking up the settlement terms as this would make them loosing 4 cases in 3 years and they would look pretty stupid in the Zuma case as a prolific commercial copy right offender.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 19:34 UTC as 31st comment
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Cortland: I'd like to see her accounting for claiming $1 Billion in damages; it's unlikely that any photographer, anywhere, ever made that much money in her entire life.

Why not just read the article and see why she's claiming that amount? Its an amount already set by the courts and Getty has already lost court cases which they had to pay.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 18:04 UTC
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Kiril Karaatanasov: What is the fuss about? Are Getty being sued for seeking damages from alleged copyright violator who actually used public domain work?

Getty/Alamy took images donated to LOC and sold them for profit. The then sent out letters requesting money from people they found using those same images online with out proper licensing fees. So Getty/Alamy were saying those people where required to license the images and pay up or else, and so they are saying they own the copyrights to them.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3001352-Lcs-Threat.html

One thing for sure its unethical on many levels especially since this is for HUGE profits and they used false claims of copyright ownership to extract money from people when Getty/Alamy had no right to do so. If this was any of us plebeians doing this we'd be charged with fraud.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 23:02 UTC
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Seeky: I read loads of negative responses regarding Getty's business practices. I don't have great knowledge about what Getty does, except they seem to be a pretty large company seemingly providing work and thus money to a lot of photographers. Are the negative responses mainly coming from Getty contributors? Or does the company has a supposed bad rep due to some mistakes they made in the past?

"Mistakes" like these have bankrupted, jailed and at times ruined people lives for sharing a few digital files. To answer your question yes Getty has lost several cases already, it seems like business as usual for them as the extortion letters seems to be making them $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ even from stuff they don't own copy rights to.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 20:05 UTC
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barreto_co: Evil. Pure evil. Finally someone gives them a taste of their own medicine.

No different than music companies crying foul about starving artists because people download music but yet http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2011/01/cria-settles-class-action/

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 00:56 UTC

I wish should paid the $120 and then asked Alamy for a copy of them showing they own copyrights of the photo. They do state that in the letter to...

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 00:45 UTC as 41st comment

The letter. Lol this is straight up racketeering. Threatening people with legal action and for money for using images in public domains. Can't wait for discovery too see how many of these were sent out and which photos they were sent out to and how many people paid up.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3001352-Lcs-Threat.html

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 23:28 UTC as 46th comment

From another forum
Preston Graham is Senior Director, Finance & Controller for Getty
Kjehi Kellough is Corporate Counsel for Getty;
Elizabeth A. “Lizanne” Vaughan is Vice President, Corporate Counsel for Getty.

They are also directors of LCS.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 23:22 UTC as 47th comment
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