Franka T.L.

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On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (102 comments in total)

Does that mean the big guns like Getty can get away of making money on works some other made and donate to the public domain .. ?? food for thought indeed, and what does donate to public domain means by copyright legal term. My understanding ios that unless copyright is intentionally given away ( as legal documented ); otherwise the Author would still retain copyright. Allowing the public to use the image does not mean the copyright automatically get transferred.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 13:12 UTC as 3rd comment

I suppose that pretty much prove the original concept placed by the Panasonic G1 to be sensible and pretty forward looking. For a long while the mirrorless community was too concerned with the concept placed upon by Panasonic's GF-1 that is for a slim, compact LCD only body but in the end, ergonomics, needs and reality catche on. We just cannot have everything needed in such slim compact package, or if we do we need to made fairly significant sacrifice ( as in Panasonic's GM ). The new slew of real EVIL, are to a size that's more ergonomic and still compact relatively speaking. Canon had do the wise thing not to stick with the original EOS-M form factor. Not that the form factor itself is anything bad, but its not really hitting the market sector as it should be.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 13:08 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (137 comments in total)

Oh , that really bring back memories ...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 06:04 UTC as 13th comment

Finally, this one and its contemporary peer, the Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58/2.0 were the premiere standard lens of its age and they work real great as a portrait on APS-C, not so great on FF though. Wonder if new coating of todays and advance in all the know how and material would made any difference

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 06:03 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (152 comments in total)
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Under The Sun: I guess this mean the first version actually sold enough to make Canon a profit despite of it being panned by critics everywhere.

Its more like the namesake, a version 1.5 of the game .. for real I cannot say the camera is bad, but then for its price its definitely not attractive. The still camera part is a joke, glad that came off. But then the slow lens still a major culprit. In short , a decent sensor, a solid backend ( codec, imaging engine ) but only a so so front end ( nothing fancy about the control , it works but its well so so, ergonomic is somewhat a limitation or an advantage depending on how you shoot ).

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 05:51 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)

it does not take a rocket scientist to lnow that what's being asked for basically is not physically viable. Its not the camera or Pentax, its just a n in build limitstion of the sort regsrding thr techniques.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 06:20 UTC as 61st comment | 6 replies

the old Dental Macro come back to town ... >o<

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 06:29 UTC as 73rd comment

There are many others that should have made the list. I think this list is way too , well, recent , in a fashion ... there are gadgets that are far more reaching and turn into far more involving tech in daily life. Electricity ( both on battery and main ) is a curio in its days as show props, but what will we be without it.

The Honda Cub , and of course the Piaggio Vespa ; say . All the early automobiles ( more plaything for wealthy, aka gadgets ) ... many many more

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 05:11 UTC as 24th comment

I suppose if they do not want their copyrighted image to be searchable, then they should give " right to forget " request to all search engines. And might be they should even not be putting those image online.

I can understand their frustration but its no reason to ask others not to provide their service ( search engine function ). This is not something that any legal wrangling could ever resolve.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 18:49 UTC as 52nd comment

lol, back in my youth, the Trioplan was well known for its mediocre performance, low price and generally a down market alternative to decent lens like the Zeiss Tessar. Still got plenty of good old photo of mine taken with this baby .. do not recall though about anyone particular sacred about their Bokeh ( or rather more rationally termed defocusing blur back then )

I am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad one ... \@.@/

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 05:21 UTC as 16th comment

sounds interesting and seems well suited for scientific , and industrial / automotive / security use. Not sure if it had much for general photography at this moment of development.

Reading about it, it seems there is still quite a number of factors that need to be addressed , but that's new technology as they are anyway

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 08:52 UTC as 12th comment

if this is what Hassy been saying , that exciting new product, then I must say I am so disappointed. Sure its got a new sensor, 4K UHD, bla bla bla, but all that pretty much expected as the sensor is nothing new and the capability of that sensor is well known already , the H series can hardly be termed a new product either. A evolution update it is, a new product it is not, let alone an exciting new product

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 16:49 UTC as 9th comment
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)

for a $2.5K hybrid, that cannot even record RAW on still capture, I doubt it can really be termed a hybrid. A capable camcorder it is, but its not a hybrid by any mean. Any of those with a larger sensor, interchangeable lens mount, and far cheaper can do both quality capture on both Still and Video; those are hybrid for real ..

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 08:50 UTC as 32nd comment

I wonder if they still take order for Glass Plate like they used to .. oh good old days that is ...

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 04:38 UTC as 10th comment
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DotCom Editor: Wouldn't this make more sense for APReview rather than DPReview?

That said, I sure do miss Panatomic X.

Well , Large Format Film capture incorporated into post development digital workflow is not uncommon. Or in reverse, Digitally recording to Sheet Film, or for the more involved, digital negative and expose to sheet film .. these are all very viable methods of imaging

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 04:38 UTC
On article Samsung announces in-house 12MP dual-pixel sensor (48 comments in total)
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dark goob: But can they reverse engineer the ability to upgrade their operating system after a phone's been out for more than two years? Or will they keep leaving millions of users open to hackers?

I think we are talking about different matter here, what I mean is not about Android not open to hack, what I mean is Android device do not need to be bound by using the factory OS and thus not bound by limit of the development, There are many indie / 3rd party ROM for various device that are update often .. But if its security, then all of iOS, Android and Window phone ( all version of them ) are all pretty open to hack and also all Device Mfr are guilty of lacking in security update. In a fashion I think this is partly to be blamed on the user. After all, once sold its also up to the user to maintain the system so can't really blame that all on Mfr or anyone else.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 19:01 UTC
On article Samsung announces in-house 12MP dual-pixel sensor (48 comments in total)

this is no something of a news at all, collaboration in tech sector is nothing new .. cross licensing, licensed manufacturing ( OEM ) in this case commissioned by Samsung and fulfilled by Sony. And by any mean this technology is neither Samung nor Sony innovation, nor even Canon. it was just that they bring that to consumer electronic market but the tech had been used in prior application by others for a long long time

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 10:15 UTC as 8th comment
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