Canadianguy

Lives in Canada Toronto/Ontario, Canada
Joined on Jun 28, 2004

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BackToNature1: "But the detail we didn't expect to be revealed was that the camera will be based around a Stacked CMOS sensor."

So we don't even know which stacked sensor. One based on the A9 or A1. Somehow I doubt they will talk about that. It would be great to see Nikon level the playing field.

"Sony had 30fps as a goal years ago, just like when they created the ff MILC platform out of nothing back in 2013."

Looks like they forgot about it for some of their lenses. Not every Sony lens is capable of 30 fps - one has to read their fine print.
https://www.alphashooters.com/cameras/a1/lenses/

But it would be interesting to see which Z lens can support 30 fps.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 19:04 UTC
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Canadianguy: Companies don't usually release statements and videos to announce a switch in their backend equipment.

Almost reads like a marketing / ad for Sony.

Wonder who is paying whom - is AP getting free cameras in exchange for an endorsement for Sony? Is Sony paying AP for the exclusive right to supply them cameras?

Don Draper would be proud.

Of course they do - like this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d6CaoO4vVA

Now watch till the end for the credits...Canon paid for it to be made.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 18:36 UTC

Companies don't usually release statements and videos to announce a switch in their backend equipment.

Almost reads like a marketing / ad for Sony.

Wonder who is paying whom - is AP getting free cameras in exchange for an endorsement for Sony? Is Sony paying AP for the exclusive right to supply them cameras?

Don Draper would be proud.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 18:28 UTC as 148th comment | 5 replies
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Coomer: Its so strange theyre bringing those primes to the niche Leica L-Mount cameras, but still no Fujifilm versions.

Not so strange - the L mount was joined by Sigma and Panasonic a couple of years ago.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2020 at 17:01 UTC

Got to love the Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA) program.

Just watched some youtube videos all offering paid courses on how to make millions in the FBA program - basically find a Chinese manufacturer to copy some successful product on Amazon and sell it for cheaper and all you have to do is pay the Amazon FBA fees and you could be sipping drinks on the beach ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2020 at 20:03 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply

So this was a Whistleblower complaint from 2016...

If the NY state can recover $7M from B&H, the Whistleblower is going to get a $1-$2 M reward or 15% to 30% of the recovered amounts.

https://www.qui-tam-attorney.com/tax-whistleblowers.html#:~:targetText=New%20York%20FCA%20Tax%20Whistleblower,the%20government%20recovery%20if%20successful.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2019 at 20:47 UTC as 78th comment
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Canadianguy: "Were you on assignment today?

No, that was just me. I was at the Nixon hearings, and Clinton, and I felt that historic pang."

Must be nice to be able to just go and photography whatever you want - lots of photographers would love to get a White house press pass to shoot personal / spec work.

I believe you are referring to Jay Bahadur – he wasn’t a photographer but he did follow the age old method of jumping into hot spots that companies wouldn’t sent their own staff to due to safety reasons and pitching stories to them as a freelancer. But if you read his interview from 2018 – he doesn’t recommend people do that anymore as the money is just not there to justify the risks – he is also out as a freelance journalists – he works for the UN now.

But to get back on topic – getting a media pass to the House of representatives isn’t as easy as getting a media pass to some fundraising gala. Maybe David got grandfathered in or probably knows people in power but for you or me to follow the rules – shooting on spec would not get us a media pass. We would need some approved publication’s editor to go to bat for us and say we were on assignment for them to get even get a temporary pass.

https://periodical.house.gov/accreditation/rules-and-regulations

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2019 at 16:23 UTC

"Were you on assignment today?

No, that was just me. I was at the Nixon hearings, and Clinton, and I felt that historic pang."

Must be nice to be able to just go and photography whatever you want - lots of photographers would love to get a White house press pass to shoot personal / spec work.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2019 at 18:41 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
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Canadianguy: So its not just a simple rebranded according to Westcott. Some internal components were upgraded from the Jinbei / Rover versions - at least according to this posting.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4429888#forum-post-63139121

Wonder how long before Jinbei / Rover upgrades their version and renames it to something else?

Thanks - that would explain it.

So Adorama got the US distribution for the Jinbei HD400 - rebranded as ORLIT RL400

Westcott got the US distribution for the Jinbei HD400 Pro - rebranded as FJ400

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2019 at 15:04 UTC

So its not just a simple rebranded according to Westcott. Some internal components were upgraded from the Jinbei / Rover versions - at least according to this posting.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4429888#forum-post-63139121

Wonder how long before Jinbei / Rover upgrades their version and renames it to something else?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2019 at 18:51 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
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PlumShots: This is simply re-branded Jinbei HD-400 Pro equipment.

Universal brand controller/trigger is a key difference vs. Godox

Will be interesting to see how it performs/holds up over time, market acceptance, as well as how Godox responds.

Correct and Adorama already has the Rover which is a rebrand of the Jinbei for US support. $399 USD too.

https://www.adorama.com/orlfrl400rtb.html?utm_source=rflaid68302

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2019 at 18:44 UTC
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Horshack: "Our protocol is that when we learn from reliable sources that someone associated with us has allegedly engaged in inappropriate behavior we take action."

Fortunately the legal systems in most developed nations have a higher burden of proof before doling out punishment.

@lilBuddha

Certainly possible but unlikely - he was a 3rd prize winner in one of the sub-categories - it wasn't like he was the 1st prize winner of the World Press Photo of the Year award. Who would care if he showed up in person to claim his prize or not. He probably wasn't the only winner who didn't show up at the awards event.

No other publication picked up on this - it was almost like CJR knew before hand that Quilty would not be there in person and the reasons for it but could not print those reasons themselves.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2019 at 20:36 UTC
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Horshack: "Our protocol is that when we learn from reliable sources that someone associated with us has allegedly engaged in inappropriate behavior we take action."

Fortunately the legal systems in most developed nations have a higher burden of proof before doling out punishment.

It is rather interesting that the response was in answer to questions from CJR (the publication of the original article) but CJR has not published what their original questions were...

"Inappropriate behaviour" is a rather undefined term that covers a lot of things and means different things to different people.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2019 at 19:24 UTC

I believe that Rob Hall's video about the AK-R1 (round head modifier kit) and the delay for Patent issues fore shadowed the situation with Profoto on the Godox V1.

https://youtu.be/LSFNQ-v0yYU?t=80

I believe the patent maybe the round head with magnets to attach accessories on...

However, no one can sue based on pending patents - they can only threaten you that if they get approved, you will be sued in the future for damages done from the filing date of the patent.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2019 at 02:32 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
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Roland Karlsson: Found this patent listing. Are any of those the seven patents mentioned in the article.

https://patents.justia.com/assignee/profoto-ab

Well - in the US if you have money - you can sue for anything under the sun.

Doesn't mean you will win but you are allowed to sue anyone you want.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2019 at 02:14 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Found this patent listing. Are any of those the seven patents mentioned in the article.

https://patents.justia.com/assignee/profoto-ab

It's more of a warning than an actual lawsuit because one cannot sue using a Patent that hasn't been approved yet and from the article - none of the 7 patents claims by Profoto has been approved yet. Its a FUD campaign to get the US & European importers to not carry it.

But IF they get approved, they will sue anyone who sold the Godox A1 in the countries where the Profoto patents have been granted. Big IF here.

Of course, no one seems to be able to find what these 7 patents are on the Google patent search website...

https://patents.google.com/?assignee=profoto&num=25&oq=profoto

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2019 at 21:41 UTC
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wootpile: I think this is a dumb move by Profoto because they will lose. You can't get exclusive patent on using a round fresnel lens or led modelling lights. This is so typical Swedish company jante lag small mind believing they are the best. it reeks of hubris and when they lose they will lose face too.
I have used their products many times during my studio years and I can't say they are even a tiny bit better than anything else. They are like Leica - an expensive brand with clunky products. Nothing more.

https://patents.google.com/?assignee=profoto&num=25&oq=profoto

Where are the 7 patents that Profoto speaks of and are they filed for the US or Canada patent office?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2019 at 21:33 UTC
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Gmon750: Why not identify the thief?

The OP did Identify the theft but only in the comments section.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 20:13 UTC
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Canadianguy: Where is Getty in all this?

I would think that when you license an image from them - they would have a warranty or an indemnity on any damages as a result of copyright issues from the stated usage?

For $1500 - it looks like a custom usage license.

Seems like USPS will have to sue Getty if they want to recover anything paid out to Mr. Davidson.

I am sure they are in negotiations now.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2018 at 19:32 UTC
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BobORama: How is DPR able to LEGALLY display the image above?

Looks like a CC license

Plus editorial use...

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2018 at 19:30 UTC
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