Mirrorless shipments surge....

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MichaelKJ
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In reply to brownie314, 10 months ago

brownie314 wrote:

Eamon Hickey wrote:

brownie314 wrote:

Eamon Hickey wrote:

I did not assume that at first because this is mind blowing. Photographers on this website get annoyed with people who obsess over gear and DXO mark results and various minutia like that. But this one takes the cake. This is obsessing over financial results.

What exactly is wrong with being curious about the business of cameras and photography? Does that curiosity, and discussions about it, harm children or puppies? How about, say, the history of camera technology? I mean, what use is it to know about wet plate cameras? How about the science of applied optics? Is that a risible obsession?

Maybe you're not interested. Fine. Nobody is trying to tell you what you should be curious about, a courtesy you apparently don't reciprocate. If you don't care about camera company financial results, don't read threads about them.

You can obsess over anything you want, I am not trying to stop you. I just thought it was curious for people to do so on a photography enthusiast website. But I guess it makes sense, there is gear obsession, why not obsess about financials of the companies that make that gear.

I would simply add that DPR reports on camera company financial information in their News category. I did a simple search using only the word "financial" that found 88 DPR articles. Recent examples include

Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint (August 2013)

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/08/09/olympus-stems-loses-but-pen-sales-disappoint

Nikon looks beyond cameras as compact sales continue to slide

http://connect.dpreview.com/post/0714061353/nikon-smartphone-point-and-shoot-slump

Perhaps the folks at DPR view their mission more broadly than you do.

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