kadardr

kadardr

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On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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kadardr: From a manufacturing point of view a mirrorless camera must be cheaper to produce than a DSLR (fewer parts, lesser complexity). From a cost perspective a mirrorless camera should be sold cheaper than a DSLR. Mirrorless producers should also invest into concept and product PR, what they do at full extent and it shows in the prices.
For their asking price Fujifilm gotta give supreme quality and sublime product support for life, and they really try their best (with moderate success so far).
What I am emphasizing here is that please wait until prices get reasonable, because the reserve in launch prices must be high.

Their price is shown when sold separately (not the cost though)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 19:52 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

From a manufacturing point of view a mirrorless camera must be cheaper to produce than a DSLR (fewer parts, lesser complexity). From a cost perspective a mirrorless camera should be sold cheaper than a DSLR. Mirrorless producers should also invest into concept and product PR, what they do at full extent and it shows in the prices.
For their asking price Fujifilm gotta give supreme quality and sublime product support for life, and they really try their best (with moderate success so far).
What I am emphasizing here is that please wait until prices get reasonable, because the reserve in launch prices must be high.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 17:56 UTC as 226th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

DPR:"it's pretty clear that Fujifilm doesn't see the X-T1 as competing with mirrorless cameras, but with the enthusiast-level DSLRs such as the Canon EOS 70D, Nikon D7100, and Pentax K-3." 70D: $1199, D7100: $1147, K-3: $1049, Fuji X-T1: $1299 (body only).
My heart is with my wallet.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 18:29 UTC as 304th comment | 1 reply
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' news story (373 comments in total)

That is MILC identity crisis when they want to look like SLRs of the eighties, and we say how nice and how new. It seems SLR-look sells well. When a MILC looks like a DSLR, it is less than a DSLR.
If a MILC wants to be more than a DSLR, it needs to have
a big tilting EVF with very high refresh rate, and
an articulated LCD screen,
nevertheless a touch-screen.
To keep up with smartphones the screen should be at least 4".
Pocketability is a myth, and smartphones will always be better in pockets. AF speed still remains an issue.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 07:34 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1595 comments in total)

One thing is sure: Sony Alpha 7 series (A7/R) initiated new momentum and growth on the FF camera market.

In one year there will be several new full frame cameras launched, there can be other mirrorless ones, and not only from Sony.

Competition and volume will make prices go down.

Great times.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 17:02 UTC as 102nd comment | 8 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1595 comments in total)

What I got here from the review and the comments:
Never get jumpy and buy a camera at the time of launch. Wait until the dust settles.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 06:48 UTC as 149th comment
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1595 comments in total)

http://diglloyd.com/blog/2014/20140123_2-SonyA7R-shutterVibration-CallForAction.html
serious stuff

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 17:16 UTC as 206th comment | 9 replies
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (470 comments in total)

This business is for tinkerers. Buy camera-brand lenses and take your images. No original lenses? Well, that's a problem. Now you work for Sony's PR machine. I had to give up on Sony. Life is to short to wait for them growing up as a mature photography company.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 06:38 UTC as 94th comment | 3 replies
On Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania news story (238 comments in total)

Why many see political issues and social problems in these pictures? These images are like 19th century paintings, very detailed, very academic.They are beautiful. Beauty of decay. Basis of something new.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 16:40 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 news story (155 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: It is interesting to see how Sony changes directions often and running in various directions like a headless chook, from DSLR to SLT, NEX, A, fixed lens cameras, ... and in various formats APS-C, 1-inch and FF mirrorless but not really advancing at all its bleeding camera business in spite of all such brave efforts and its vast resources and engineering know-how, its great sensors and electronics, the access to variuos technology/support (Minolta, Zeiss, Tamron, Olympus), and in spite of advantages like manufacturing capability, and outlets, when compared to other smaller camera makers.

@Ale1210: Disruptive innovation appears to me as a retrospective term, cannot be used in planning or setting strategies. If its is applicable to Sony, it is applicable to their own products.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 14:59 UTC
On From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 news story (155 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: It is interesting to see how Sony changes directions often and running in various directions like a headless chook, from DSLR to SLT, NEX, A, fixed lens cameras, ... and in various formats APS-C, 1-inch and FF mirrorless but not really advancing at all its bleeding camera business in spite of all such brave efforts and its vast resources and engineering know-how, its great sensors and electronics, the access to variuos technology/support (Minolta, Zeiss, Tamron, Olympus), and in spite of advantages like manufacturing capability, and outlets, when compared to other smaller camera makers.

@ Frenetic Pony: Message to SONY: focus to improve UX, focus to innovate AF (A7r reviews talk about leisurely AF - shyly at best), focus to protect consumer investment in the system (A mount lenses). If they can make a better UI than Olympus, Fuji, and Canikon, than make it. If not: follow them. Is it enough?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 11:00 UTC
On From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 news story (155 comments in total)
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kadardr: NEX series gets abandoned. Nice learning about Sony.

It means Sony left buyers with cognitive dissonance about an established brand, plus they also left behind a lot of investment in NEX image etc. In strategic marketing it is more than a sin: it is a serious mistake. Confused buyer may leave the system altogether. Anyway, I will.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 15:58 UTC
On From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 news story (155 comments in total)

NEX series gets abandoned. Nice learning about Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 11:07 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (402 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: Since probably less than 5% of these lenses go to professional users - in any sense of the word "professional" - they are primarily a luxury purchase to make the buyer feel special. It happens in all sectors of the consumer durables market. Yer pays yer money (or not) and yer takes yer choice. Personally I feel that knowing how to use the camera and what it's pointed at are about 95% of what's required to get decent results. But we all fall for this marketing nonsense to some degree.

Price is the product

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 08:57 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)
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EvilTed: I got one from B&H.
The box was covered in finger prints, as was the camera.
The camera had 932 actuation's!

As for the camera, the thing is a toy compared to other DSLRs.
Flimsy and nowehre near as stylish as some think.
I thought it quite badly executed and cheap looking and feeling.

It was shipped right back to B&H for a refund.

ET

Don`t deal with B&H. You see! They ruined the experience...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 20:17 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)
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camerosity: If Canon came out with something similar, dpreview.com would be creaming their pants all over it, giving it a Highly Recommended Gold Award...how dumb do you think we are?

but they did not, canon did not. thus no cream in the pants at dpr

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 07:09 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

It seems to me the market is ready for a D710 with the D4 sensor. Please Mr. Nikon do make it happen.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 22:19 UTC as 119th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)
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kadardr: I used to be a marketing guy and one of the anticompetitive strategies was repositioning the competitor product.
From the pros and cons Df is much worse than D610, lame, out of style, there is an imbalance of sensor, processor, and af speed and coverage, it is out of anything, especially of scope. Cheap selection of materials, bad handling, too expensive.
From the review I envisage Nikon Df to be a camera for meticulous old farts with a bunch of old Nikon lenses. This vision simply cannot be true. There is no company on earth that want to put such a product on the market.

It is obvious that this time the review went too far.

I wanted to say that I do not believe Nikon wanted to screw up everything of this camera. I do not believe that the AF is failure. Simply too much criticism only to bring the df down.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 16:41 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

I used to be a marketing guy and one of the anticompetitive strategies was repositioning the competitor product.
From the pros and cons Df is much worse than D610, lame, out of style, there is an imbalance of sensor, processor, and af speed and coverage, it is out of anything, especially of scope. Cheap selection of materials, bad handling, too expensive.
From the review I envisage Nikon Df to be a camera for meticulous old farts with a bunch of old Nikon lenses. This vision simply cannot be true. There is no company on earth that want to put such a product on the market.

It is obvious that this time the review went too far.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 15:29 UTC as 234th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery news story (224 comments in total)

After reading the discussions like the one below on DPReview comments for a long time, I more and more sympathize with Ken Rockwell. Compared to this, that is quality.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 11:59 UTC as 18th comment
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