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Feb
2
answered Is there a compact camera that offers secure deletion of pictures?
Feb
2
comment Can I use a photo of an iphone to sell my product?
@MikeW: An image of a Coke can contains Coke's trademarks. No such material appears on the front of an iPhone, so the question is whether the object itself is trademarked and the use is infringing. Apple's penchant for wanting to approve everything that enters its walled garden implies at least some endorsement of the OP's application on its platform. I think that would make it difficult to successfully assert that depicting the application running on the product is an infringing use. (The glass, by the way, is very recognizable to anyone in the restaurant business.)
Feb
1
comment Can I use a photo of an iphone to sell my product?
@MikeW: If you have the right to reproduce the photo (i.e., it's yours or you've licensed it), that's exactly what he's saying. If the designers of objects could take anyone to court over those objects being in others' photos and the hand in the OP's picture was holding a rock, Libbey would have standing to sue over the use of the Duratuff Gibraltar glass behind it, too. That doesn't mean a lawyer without better things to do can't threaten you over it, but you have a lot more to lose than he does.
Jan
7
comment how do I Auto Focus Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor to my nikon d7000
The 55-300 is a consumer lens and isn't going to turn in the same kind of work as Nikon's better glass, especially at its extremes. Rent something good, like the 300mm f/2.8, for a week and you'll understand why those lenses are more expensive by a factor of ten.
Jan
6
comment What are the recommended backup methods during a 2-week travel?
Spinning disks can take a lot more abuse than they used to, especially when powered down. If dropping is a concern, beer can coozies make excellent shock protectors for a couple of laptop-sized removable drives.
Dec
21
suggested suggested edit on Preview photos on iPad which is connected to DSLR with Apple Camera Connection Kit
Dec
17
answered Looking for a supplier of card framed photographs
Dec
10
comment Is a low-resolution scan of B&W negatives expected from a drugstore?
Purists would say that if she wants to work with film, finish the process in the chemical world (i.e., make prints directly from the negatives) instead of scanning the negatives. Pragmatists would say skip the film entirely, shoot digital and look into any of the many available plugins for Photoshop and other programs that simulate film.
Dec
9
comment Is there a slide/negative reader with TV output?
For @BobT's solution, you'd also have to put the slides in the carousel backwards. The only better workaround I can think of is throwing a thick, white sheet over your TV and projecting the slides onto that. :-)
Dec
8
comment Is there a compact camera that offers secure deletion of pictures?
@PaulCezanne: Depends on how the wear leveling algorithm in the card works. The only practical, 100% safe possibilities are physical destruction and using cards that implement the ATA secure erase operation. Hard disks and some SSDs implement the latter; I've never seen a flash card or USB stick that did.
Dec
7
comment Is there a compact camera that offers secure deletion of pictures?
Cameras and PC software can't offer truly secure deletion on flash devices because of the way those devices manage the memory where the data is actually stored. (See this question on StackOverflow for a slightly more detailed explanation.) If your local regulations require erasure to the point where there's absolutely no trace of the information left anywhere on the media, you will probably have to resort to buying inexpensive, low-capacity devices and physically destroying them after each patient.
Dec
4
comment Wedding cameras - disposable or ebay compacts + film
Something else you should consider is encouraging your guests to bring their own cameras and have a station where they can dump their pictures off before they leave. You could probably pay a couple of of your younger guests to man it. All you'd need as a laptop and a couple of USB cables.
Dec
4
comment Can I use spectacle cleaning wipes to clean camera lenses?
I would recommend against using canned or compressed air on your lenses. The propellant used in canned air typically contains a bittering agent (to prevent huffing) that can leave residue on the lens. The air from air compressors will end up with water and oil in it unless it's dried and filtered. The Giotto's Rocket blower is really the best thing out there.
Dec
4
comment Can I use spectacle cleaning wipes to clean camera lenses?
High-purity isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol) also works. That and methanol are easy to get from chemical supply houses, and a liter of either will last a lifetime. I still use Eclipse because it comes in a handy dropper bottle and each bottle takes me more than five years to consume.
Nov
28
comment How do I avoid dust entering my camera when changing lenses?
You guys should really avoid shooting anywhere other than an ISO 6 or higher clean room. :-)
Nov
21
comment Who owns the copyright of a picture taken of my construction work?
@guisasso: Business doesn't run on nobleness or courtesy. The photographer probably feels that if you're going to use his work as a tool to generate additional work (and, by extension, revenue) for yourself, he should get something for it. Credit is a nice gesture, but the value of that exposure may not stack up to the value of selling you the rights to use the image. If he already has a thriving business, giving his work away reduces the value of what he's already done and the potential value of anything he does in the future.
Nov
20
comment Who owns the copyright of a picture taken of my construction work?
@guisasso: The photos are photos of your work, but someone else carried out the creative act of making an image of it, which makes that image their work. Look at it in terms of your own business: If I wanted you to install a new roof on my house, would you do it at no charge if I was willing to let you stencil your name somewhere on one of the fascia boards, where I get to choose the location?
Nov
14
comment What is the 10-pin remote accessory terminal?
@MariusButuc: My mistake. I've corrected the answer.
Nov
14
revised What is the 10-pin remote accessory terminal?
Clarified D90 bit
Nov
12
answered What is the 10-pin remote accessory terminal?