Valentinian

Valentinian

Lives in United States FL, United States
Joined on Sep 14, 2011

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vFunct: This is a good thing, if the court sides with the photographer at the end of all this.

The core issue that people forget is that clicking a button on a camera doesn't make you the copyright holder. A lot of pro photographers have assistants take their photos for them, and a lot of other cameras are automated or remotely triggered. The copyright holder needs to be the photographer in all those cases, and not just given to random acts of nature.

The moronic idea originally propagated by Wikipedia is that the photo was an act of nature, was was stupid. Nature can't create a photograph by itself. You have to arrange for the shot, you have to process the shot, you have to export the shot to output material, etc..

Pointing a camera and clicking a button doesn't make one a photographer. Processing, organization, etc.. are just as important.

The following is just my non-professional opinion:
- If a photo is taken with your camera by you, then you own the copyright
- If a photo is taken with your camera by someone else on your behalf, then you own the copyright
- if you leave your camera unattended for a moment and someone else presses and takes a photo, you still own the camera and whatever is in it, including the copyright
- if someone borrows or leases your camera and uses it to take photos, then they own the copyright.
- if you put your camera on the floor for a moment and a dog walking by presses the shutter, neither the dog nor the dog owner own the copyright: you, the camera owner, do.
It all seems common sense to me: the judge should kick out of the Court the dog owner trying to claim copyright.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 18:22 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (462 comments in total)
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newe: This will be great for portraits and candids. The bokeh will be awesome, I can't wait for it to be available. Anybody pre-order it yet?

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Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 18:20 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9: What you need to know (215 comments in total)

Having a GX8, before the GX9 came out I had a half intention to consider upgrading to a GX9.
No way I would do that now. While the GX9 has a few (very few) things better that the GX8, it has a lot worse. and something I was hoping for is also missing, like the headphone port.
So which camera is a successor to the GX8 ? well, maybe the G9: too bad that it doesn't have the GX8 tilting EVF and also that the AF joystick is not the best.... well... that's how it is... Long Live the GX8 !

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 13:56 UTC as 83rd comment

what if Panasonic (for instance) would make a Lumix camera capable of making phone calls?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 18:08 UTC as 190th comment | 1 reply
On photo Taking selfie in Piazza Venezia Rome in the Your City - Tourists (B&W) challenge (7 comments in total)

The 1st place winner is a lovely photo, BUT it was not taken in Piazza Venezia, Rome (as it is titled)

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 21:18 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (178 comments in total)

just a note: Zeiss has a 15mm/f2.8 for Leica and Zeiss Ikon for over $4000....

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 17:05 UTC as 33rd comment
On article CP+ 2016: Nikon shows off new D5, D500 and DL compacts (114 comments in total)

Nikon DL 18-50/1.8-2.8 .... it seems very nice (a wide angle of over 90 degrees at 1.8 with 20 MP) .... looks very good for low light ....
But... then, there is no EVF (you have to buy one for $350) and the max ISO is only 6400 ....
For someone it would have been better to limit the sensor at 16, (or even 12 MP) and increase the ISO to 25,600 and try to squeeze an EVF, even if the camera size would be a little bigger...

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 15:34 UTC as 7th comment | 15 replies
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1066 comments in total)
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Valentinian: the GX8 is splash and dustproof
it has a magnesium/aluminum body, cost at launch was comparable to the Pen F (But now it costs less).
Yet . according to DPReview, IT IS NOT mentioned as being competitive with the Pen F. (only Sony and Fujy are, according to DPrevew).

Wonder what happened between Panasonic and DPreview.....

am still working. and no not really having much spare time.
Other sites did review the GX8, so it's not that I need DPreview review to know about it.
Just that I like this site, and think the reviewer are objective and competent. It's Just disappointing that they have not been allowed to review the GX8 .

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 00:19 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1066 comments in total)
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Valentinian: the GX8 is splash and dustproof
it has a magnesium/aluminum body, cost at launch was comparable to the Pen F (But now it costs less).
Yet . according to DPReview, IT IS NOT mentioned as being competitive with the Pen F. (only Sony and Fujy are, according to DPrevew).

Wonder what happened between Panasonic and DPreview.....

The Pen F was reviewed at light speed, while it is clear that the GX8 will not be reviewed at all.
DPreview lost some credibility regarding independence in the choice of cameras to be reviewed. At this point I even wonder about the Pen F score of 82. The GX8 is better than the Pen F, what would have been the GX8 score if it were reviewed?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 01:54 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1066 comments in total)
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User1919566996: I don't understand why no one is comparing the new PEN-F with the Panasonic LX8 and not the Sony A6000. They are using the same Sony sensor. An I can't understand why Olympus can't get their head around 4K.

You mean "Panasonic GX8" (not LX8).
There must be a reason only DPReview knows ;)
Maybe the same reason why the GX8 review will never appear, while the Pen F review was rushed at light speed....

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 20:48 UTC

Looking at the picture of the doe, at 400mm: the lens seems pretty good to me. Also the stabilization (shutter 1/80) worked well.
The camera used was the E M-1: what was used, the camera is, or the lens ois?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
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blakevanderbilt: Unbelievable... Why don't they just make the 24-70 already

Xentinus wrote: "This will be ultimate portrait lens for aps-c users!",
a zoom? why a zoom for portrait? the best portrait lens is a prime lens

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 03:26 UTC

This f1.8 zoom is heavy and expensive. With modern sensors allowing higher and higher ISO, the only reason left to make zooms f 1.4 and 1.8 is to bring out the subject from the background..... for some photographers that might be a good enough reason to spend more money and carry more weight... for others (including me) f 2.8 would be good enough....

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 16:02 UTC as 22nd comment | 10 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)
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racin06: How many articles is DPR going to do on the Pen-F? Really? IMO, the Pen-F is an ugly camera. Then again, I don't purchase cameras based upon aesthetics.

one doesn't have to be a troll to notice the different attitude Dpreview has for the Pen F and the GX8, which came up six months before the Pen F and it has water sealing, 4K which the Pen F doesn't....

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: While people are fussing about all the PEN-F articles, can I ask for a GX8 review? I want to know how well the IBIS works with the Oly lenses, like the 12-40 and 40-150 Pros.

"...people are fussing about all the PEN-F..."
Actually it is Dpreview "fussing" about the Pen F article after article, and not reviewing the GX8, after its six months release, (and the GX8 includes water sealing, 4K, and the dfd like the GH4....)

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1066 comments in total)

the GX8 is splash and dustproof
it has a magnesium/aluminum body, cost at launch was comparable to the Pen F (But now it costs less).
Yet . according to DPReview, IT IS NOT mentioned as being competitive with the Pen F. (only Sony and Fujy are, according to DPrevew).

Wonder what happened between Panasonic and DPreview.....

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:08 UTC as 271st comment | 9 replies
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1066 comments in total)

DPREVIEW writes:
'the most direct competitors for the PEN-F are probably Sony's a6000 and Fujifilm's just-announced X-E2S - both of which are APS-C format cameras".

The only mention of the GX8 was that the Pen F uses the same sensor of the GX8.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:01 UTC as 273rd comment | 12 replies
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (353 comments in total)

Thank you. However, wish that the lenses AF capability were also brought up.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 22:40 UTC as 98th comment
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (784 comments in total)

funny, the set od D500 with 16-80mm F2.8E ED VR lens costs a couple of dollars more than buying them separatedly.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 19:18 UTC as 144th comment
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview! (117 comments in total)

Thank you and a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season to all at DPReview (and may a GX8 review arrive with the new year)

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2015 at 17:30 UTC as 44th comment
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