So it happend… as shared by mirrorlessrumors yesterday, Canon Italy responeded to the composite image, that was in part taken by Elia Locardi with a Fujifilm X-T1:
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.
Ok, so Canon could not know that part of image was taken with a Fujifilm X-T1. That’s fine.
But then it gets weird.
Then Canon digresses, talking about the people walking etc, but of course that’s not what we are talking about. They perfectly know we are all refering to the sky.
At the end the impression I get is that Canon thinks: we didn’t steal anything, it’s the photographer, who stole the sky, hence we don’t care and keep an image on our blog that has been stolen to Elia Locardi.
Dear Canon… what about a quick “sorry guys, we were misleaded by another photographer, we will respect Elia’s work and take down the image that has been stolen to Elia Locardi“.
Dear Canon, making errors is human, persisting in errors is just… well, not so smart.
With that said, enjoy your weekend, take some nice pictures, with Fujifilm, Canon, Nikon, whatever… the important thing is that it is 100% your own work ;).