- Jun 2, 2015
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Real Name
I think Sony did not want to get in the middle of what may be a nasty legal battle if the guys go forward with it. Lanier came on very strong in the video and I was a bit surprised since it was on the Sony Channel though he did provide documentation for all that he was saying. Obviously Sony did not like their channel being used for such disputes or want to get in the middle of such arguments.I understand. I was just fascinated that Sony pulled support for Lanier when Wheeler wasn't one of their ambassadors or whatever they call them these days. Wheeler has always struck me as the Alex Jones of photography, but maybe has has some clout (or a good attorney).
Personally I find that some of the well known Youtubers copy from other sources and do not give credit. I remember when the Fuji X-T2 came out, one prominent Youtuber posted a review of the camera but at that point did not actually have one nor had one and used images from other sources in their lengthy review without giving credit for those images. That review was replaced a few months later with one in which they had actually handled the camera and had it for demonstration. A week or so ago, another Youtuber did a review of the new Fuji X-T100 without having one in hand and again used images from other sources without giving credit for them. They all need to keep their numbers up there otherwise they lose the revenue their channel generates and I am beginning to believe that without that revenue they would have to actually engage in some photography or get a job flipping hamburgers.