easyeddy

easyeddy

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For all of you trying to rationalize Jessops failure relative to number of stores, location on the high street, competition with the internet, or any other retail photographic context, you should note that Jessops was indebted up to the eyeballs by ABN Private Equity in the mid-2000's and like any company in that circumstance a miracle had to happen to enable Jessops to service that debt after the bankers had left. Instead the recession happened and Jessops was doomed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 19:47 UTC as 91st comment

lol WTF viewers in the UK can't see that article in spite of the fact the BBC is funded through our taxes (i.e. a 'licence fee' that is compulsory per household). Pure bolox.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 21:54 UTC as 42nd comment | 10 replies
On Fujifilm XF1 Preview preview (129 comments in total)

This does look to me like an X10 replacement in everything but name. Which would mean Fuji has gone the same way as other manufacturers in reserving the viewfinder for more expensive compact cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 08:13 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X-E1 hands-on preview article (277 comments in total)
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gromero: Looks good, but I bet it will be £799.

I bet it won't...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 08:52 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P7700 Preview preview (192 comments in total)

So, with weary predictability, another Canikon with some basic feature missing, to avoid conflict with products higher in the range.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 08:16 UTC as 85th comment
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)
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ogl: I'm sure that K-01 will be the hit of sales in Japan.

hahahha

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 12:02 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)

Rats. If the new Olympus turns out to be a lemon as well, we're screwed.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 15:44 UTC as 266th comment
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)
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Sanford: Stunningly horribly ugly! There is a lesson here, if you are going to use and outside designer to design your camera, have to good sense to use an Italian, not the British...

Hey! Lay off us Brits! Apple products from the iMac to MacBook Air to iPhone are the work of Brit designer Jonathan Ives. And we designed the Austin Maestro automobile. OK, forget that last one.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 15:40 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)
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Faintandfuzzy: No viewfinder? Fail

Well, the K-01 is bulkier than competitors with no mirror and no viewfinder (NEX-3/NEX-5) and lacks the viewfinder/phase AF features of similarly-sized DSLRs so it's hard to see where the K-01 fits in.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 14:13 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)

I was excited when I heard Pentax were developing an APS-C mirrorless and I really wanted this camera to be a success. Maybe owners of existing K-mount lenses will find it attractive, but the world's thinnest 40mm prime is not going to convince me this is anything other than a DSLR-body rehash with the viewfinder taken off. There are plenty of positive comments in this thread, which I'm sure Pentax deserves, but in the highly competitive market that exists today this is certain to be a FAIL.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 13:49 UTC as 345th comment | 1 reply
On Why make a small-sensor mirrorless camera? article (279 comments in total)

Is DPreview starting lose its impartiality? This article just looks like a defensive puff piece on behalf of Nikon. If it was not, we'd have seen an article *before* this camera was thought of, saying how 1" is the sweet spot for small interchangeable lens cameras.

This is *not* intended as a whinge at DPreview, which IMHO is a great site with great reviews. Just expressing a slight concern is all.

Eddy

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 18:16 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On King's and Corpus Christi Colleges, Cambridge UK in the College Campus challenge (3 comments in total)

that lawn is off-limits to anyone except college fellows, and also the college is closed to visitors during exam time in May, when the picture was taken.

It's a good picture but the 1st place must be a little bit based on the beauty of the King's College buildings... it would be interesting to see what the same shot would be like with the sun having come around enough to light up the buildings on the right.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2010 at 08:15 UTC as 1st comment
On King's and Corpus Christi Colleges, Cambridge UK in the College Campus challenge (3 comments in total)

That is King's College Chapel on the left, with the picture taken from the front court within King's, and the fancy looking building on the right is actually the Porters' Lodge and main entrance gate to the college...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2010 at 12:54 UTC as 3rd comment
On "The Afghan Girl" in the Flattery: Imitation challenge (33 comments in total)

dopey question from a noob: how is the backdrop out of focus if this picture was taken at F14 ? I'm gradually improving my photography and thought you need a wide-open aperture to get that effect.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2010 at 07:48 UTC as 29th comment
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