Canon Responds About Fujifilm X-T1 Composite Photograph and It’s Not Good Enough


Canon responded to FStoppers claims about the image they posted using a sky from a photo taken by Elia Locardi with a Fujifilm X-T1 with a less than ideal statement. I included their Italian and English response, which they put on their Facebook page, which I won’t link to again because they don’t deserve the traffic.

Ciao a tutti! Grazie mille per i vostri commenti sul nostro post e per aver condiviso le vostre considerazioni! Abbiamo preso questa immagine dal sito web https://unsplash.com/, dedicato alla fotografia senza copyright.
L’immagine è stata scattata dal fotografo @gregpaulmiller con una Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, con le seguenti impostazioni: ISO 100, f/6.3, tempo di posa 2 sec. secondo il sito web Unsplash.com. Vediamo la somiglianza con lo scatto di Elia Locardi, tuttavia le immagini hanno varie differenze identificabili tra cui cambiamenti stagionali ed elementi aggiuntivi, come la gente che cammina o si siede sulle sponde del fiume.
Cerchiamo sempre di coinvolgere la nostra community quando mettiamo in evidenza i contenuti generati dagli utenti e con la pubblicazione di questa foto speriamo comunque di aver ispirato altri a scattare foto straordinarie.

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for your comments on our post and flagging your concerns! We’ve taken this image from a website, https://unsplash.com/ dedicated to copyright-free photography. The image was taken by photographer @gregpaulmiller on a Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, with the following settings: ISO 100, f/6.3, shutter speed 2 seconds according to the website Unsplash.com. We do see the similarity with the image taken by Elia Locardi, though, the images have various identifiable differences including seasonal changes and additional elements like the people walking or sitting on the sides of the banks.
We always try to inspire our community when highlighting user generated content and hope that by posting this photo we have inspired others to take amazing pictures as well.

Canon should have acknowledged that it was a composite image and apologized. The photographers made it impossible to know what he had done unless you follow Fujifilm photographers. They even could have had something fun and positive with the post and said something like wow Fujifilm photos are really looking good or why would we believe part of this photo was captured at 16MP. Really any kind of acknowledgment would have been fine, even if it was nasty like we are sorry it’s hard to determine these kinds of things at web resolutions.

Instead, we get EXIF data and there are some similarities, but there are also identifiable differences including the season, people walking, etc… Which completely ignores the composite nature of this photograph. Canon really just needs to take this on the chin and they should not be surfing “free sites” for photos because those sites do nothing to ensure what is posted is owned by the poster.

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