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Sep 05, 2017 11:05 |  #6586

markesc wrote in post #18445071 (external link)
What's amazing is that there's such stringent patent trolling leading to frivilous lawsuits and money grabs, but when it comes to a real company making a real product, they get shafted by cheap china made garbage.

If they don't have millions to sue people they'll never collect a dime from, they get no justice.




  
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Sep 05, 2017 11:30 |  #6587

markesc wrote in post #18445071 (external link)
What's amazing is that there's such stringent patent trolling leading to frivilous lawsuits and money grabs, but when it comes to a real company making a real product, they get shafted by cheap china made garbage.

Yep. Case in point for patent trolling here is BlackRapid. They have been using their lawyers to aggressively bully some really fantastically innovative but small/artisanal companies out of the sling market (Luma Labs, CarrySpeed, etc.), based on their totally legal but also totally BS patent on the "sling" concept for cameras (for which there is strong evidence for prior art). However, all their lawyer power does nothing to exclude the offshore clones. On the other end of the spectrum, because BlackRapid knows they cannot actually win in court against companies with enough $$ to take them on (e.g., OpTech), they leave the bigger companies alone as well. So, really, it is just the little (and legitimately innovative) guys they crush. At the same time, while excluding real innovation from the market through investment in lawyer-power, BlackRapid refuses to invest any thought or development in improving their connectors, so we are stuck with the same old crappy connectors that loads all twist/torque forces onto unscrewing the mount rather than relieving it (e.g., as with the SunSniper or Custom SLR connectors). Really crappy company, embodying the worst of gaming the system in the name of greed and suppression of independent design and innovation IMHO. I avoid them and their products as much as the cheap knock-offs.


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Sep 05, 2017 13:41 |  #6588

I remember reading that Luma walked away from some of their IP because BR (I think) infringed and then aggressively attacked Luma to a point where Luma just decided to forget about the whole thing because they couldn't afford to fight.


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Sep 05, 2017 15:22 |  #6589

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Sep 05, 2017 17:00 |  #6590

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Sep 05, 2017 17:39 |  #6591

jeetsukumaran wrote in post #18445085 (external link)
Yep. Case in point for patent trolling here is BlackRapid. They have been using their lawyers to aggressively bully some really fantastically innovative but small/artisanal companies out of the sling market (Luma Labs, CarrySpeed, etc.), based on their totally legal but also totally BS patent on the "sling" concept for cameras (for which there is strong evidence for prior art). However, all their lawyer power does nothing to exclude the offshore clones. On the other end of the spectrum, because BlackRapid knows they cannot actually win in court against companies with enough $$ to take them on (e.g., OpTech), they leave the bigger companies alone as well. So, really, it is just the little (and legitimately innovative) guys they crush. At the same time, while excluding real innovation from the market through investment in lawyer-power, BlackRapid refuses to invest any thought or development in improving their connectors, so we are stuck with the same old crappy connectors that loads all twist/torque forces onto unscrewing the mount rather than relieving it (e.g., as with the SunSniper or Custom SLR connectors). Really crappy company, embodying the worst of gaming the system in the name of greed and suppression of independent design and innovation IMHO. I avoid them and their products as much as the cheap knock-offs.

Carryspeed is fantastic. I wondered why they became hard to get in the USA. I'm glad I have all.i need.


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Sep 05, 2017 17:53 |  #6592

jeetsukumaran wrote in post #18445085 (external link)
Yep. Case in point for patent trolling here is BlackRapid. They have been using their lawyers to aggressively bully some really fantastically innovative but small/artisanal companies out of the sling market (Luma Labs, CarrySpeed, etc.), based on their totally legal but also totally BS patent on the "sling" concept for cameras (for which there is strong evidence for prior art). However, all their lawyer power does nothing to exclude the offshore clones. On the other end of the spectrum, because BlackRapid knows they cannot actually win in court against companies with enough $$ to take them on (e.g., OpTech), they leave the bigger companies alone as well. So, really, it is just the little (and legitimately innovative) guys they crush. At the same time, while excluding real innovation from the market through investment in lawyer-power, BlackRapid refuses to invest any thought or development in improving their connectors, so we are stuck with the same old crappy connectors that loads all twist/torque forces onto unscrewing the mount rather than relieving it (e.g., as with the SunSniper or Custom SLR connectors). Really crappy company, embodying the worst of gaming the system in the name of greed and suppression of independent design and innovation IMHO. I avoid them and their products as much as the cheap knock-offs.

It's just too bad.

I roll with a simple stock foot + kirk LP-1 bracket I think was originally for the tamron 150-600, but it works perfect as a 'handle' on the 100-400. Which reminds me it's time to locktite those 4 screws again...




  
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Sep 05, 2017 17:57 |  #6593

Ash on my car after only sitting outside for 5 mins (some kids started a forest fire here in Oregon, if you've not read the news, it's real bad
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Sep 05, 2017 18:02 |  #6594

The night before all the fire smoke completely took over, but there was enough to give the moon a strange yellow tint:


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Sep 05, 2017 18:24 |  #6595

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18445172 (external link)
I remember reading that Luma walked away from some of their IP because BR (I think) infringed and then aggressively attacked Luma to a point where Luma just decided to forget about the whole thing because they couldn't afford to fight.

True.... but they then developed products outside the patent "infingement" and they are wonderful.

I have the original Cinch and their new Special edition Loop 3. They work very, very well, though, I do admit, they are expensive.

I add a mini clamp from RRS with strap bosses to finish off the easy on/easy off. Works like a charm.


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Sep 06, 2017 03:52 |  #6596

Docklands Melbourne Australia - This lens is going to be major landscape tool.

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Sep 06, 2017 06:46 |  #6597

This was taken through a small gap in a large iron fence, so happy with how it turned out as the end of the lens was a touch bigger than the gap.
Photo of the Bolty bridge from the west.

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Sep 06, 2017 07:21 |  #6598

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Photo of the Bolty bridge from the west.

How many bolts are in it?


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Sep 06, 2017 08:30 |  #6599


I never realised their eyes were such a vivid mauve! Here's a couple of pictures of a Central Australian cousin. Both species build similar bowers, but the Western species prefers white decorative items.

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Sep 06, 2017 16:46 |  #6600

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Cheers

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Nice one Alec!

Yes, I found a bower nest once (no bird) in Lamington that was embellished with hundreds of blue bottle tops and blue lorikeet feathers. Although amazing to see it was a somewhat sad indictment of just how many water bottle tops must have been left lying around in campsites and picnic areas...............th​en it got me to thinking that I'd rarely seen a bottle top dumped but had seen plenty of empty bottles with their tops on??...............Doe​s this intelligent bird have a way of removing the tops?


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