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Calumet closing

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Pantyhose Bandit
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Calumet closing
Mar 13, 2014

Kind of a shock but not that much.

My thoughts are here http://www.britphoto.us/2014/03/calumet-closing.html

Pretty much - cameras have been oversold for years and people are fed up of being told to buy a new model every couple of years, fed up with their expensive stuff becoming worthless within a very short period and their existing cameras are adequate.

Add to this that everybody now has a smartphone that does away with all the bother of connecting to a computer to upload the pictures then uploading from the computer to a website by doing it all in one and the fact that people just don't need nor want phenomenal image quality not phenomenal resolution and you can see where the camera manufacturers have got to. They're in a right mess.

Camera manufacturers have been caught with their pants down by smartphones. They could fix this by retrofitting cameras with wifi and bluetooth but they're so mired into adding expensive add-ons to cameras that it's just too late. Already Calumet is closing, Ritz has long gone and I would not be surprised to see camera manufacturers vanishing too.

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