First and foremost I have to admit that I’m a Canon guy (well mostly)!
I’ve owned Canon DSLR’s since 2003 when the DSLR became an acceptable replacement for the old 35mm SLR and Nikon were simply not in the picture then.
OK, so I did sell my old Nikon SLR + lenses when I switched to digital (& became a professional photog) so there is some history there between myself & Nikon. Plus I will admin that Nikon are arguably slightly ahead of Canon right now, but don’t tell anyone I said that 😉
All that aside I was very slightly amazed at the announcement of Nikon to make a retro styled DLSR complete with knobs, dials & angular styling in the form of the Nikon DF, lets face it even my old F-601 looks modern in comparison 🙂
Anyway, the real reason for this post is not to start up a Canon v Nikon argument but to share with you a very amusing video review I came across from Lee Morris at fstoppers.com.
Lee originally posted an article titled “The Nikon Df Represents Everything Wrong With Photography” which received over 300 comments, many of which were slightly angry at his opinion and this video was his response.
It seems candid professional or casual photography, be it of people or places, is getting harder and harder, especially in the US.
Two US states have recently introduced legislation to prevent certain types of photography.
For example it is now a felony in New Hampshire to take images of a person’s residence from the air by a satellite, drone, or any device not supported by the ground. Is that the end of Google Maps for New Hampshire?
There is also a proposed bill in Pennsylvania that would make it a felony to photograph a farm, if it is passed there will be no more cute lambs photos or rustic farm scenes from Pennsylvania. Apparently farmers are worried that they may be depicted in an unflattering manner, but hey no one cares if I’m depicted in an unflattering manner so why should farmers get special treatment 😉
It’s bad enough that innocent Photographers around the world are being abused for doing nothing illegal but with legislation like this life is going to get harder and harder.
Lets hope that we can be more intelligent about this here in Australia …
Source: PhotoBizCoach – Felony Photography