Owashi

Owashi

Lives in Japan Japan
Joined on Mar 30, 2007

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Anastigmat: The USA has a different culture than the Japanese. Japan is a small crowded country. Its roads are narrow, and the cars have to be small. The USA is a big country, and people prefer to buy big cars, big SUVs and big trucks over smaller vehicles. The same mentality also exists when it comes to cameras. Most enthusiasts and pros prefer the large bodies of a EOS 1 series or equally large Nikon F-F6 and D1-D4 bodies. They tend to avoid compact cameras like the Nikon FG and EM, not just because they are entry level but also because they are viewed as too fragile. That difference has also affected mirrorless camera sales. In Japan, the mirrorless cameras are a hot seller because people appreciate compact things that take up less space in their tiny apartments. In the USA, the tiny size of the mirrorles is actually a marketing disadvantage. That may be why Canon is not bringing the M3 to the USA. It simply won't sell as well here as in Japan.

Unintentionally hilarious post of the day award goes to Anastigmant.

"The USA has a different culture than the Japanese. Japan is a small crowded country. Its roads are narrow, and the cars have to be small. The USA is a big country, and people prefer to buy big cars, big SUVs and big trucks over smaller vehicles"

"people appreciate compact things that take up less space in their tiny apartments"

Man, those tiny Japanese in their tiny country driving their tiny cars and using their tiny cameras in their tiny apartments eh?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 14:25 UTC
On Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II article (115 comments in total)

A couple of things I'm curious about.

Does it have digital zoom with video? Combined with the crop sensor and AF at f8 this would be interesting for nature videographers.

Will it be supported by DPP4? Or is that only for FF.

New AF and Sensor, dual card slots, AF af F8. It all looks pretty good to me, I'll be buying one at Christmas for sure. Unless some terrible flaws are discovered by early adopters.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:40 UTC as 29th comment
On Sigma announces two 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM zooms article (138 comments in total)
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brelip: oh, and great job Sigma. Though i do wish the C is APSC only to save more weight...

Actually if you look at Sigma's homepage it says the 'C' is lighter than the 'S'.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 06:33 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1852 comments in total)
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ssh33: Capitalism? I love capitalism! Capitalism is the the right to private property, the right to own. Adobe wants to take that right away from me. I can't own the tools I use, I can't even open my content that I spent countless hours on if I stop paying Adobe. In essence I don't own the fruits of my labor. Really?

What I CAN do is embrace the competition.

Here is a CONSTRUCTIVE suggestion: after a year of payments I own what I paid for - if I stop paying, you stop the updates. Fair?

"after a year of payments I own what I paid for - if I stop paying, you stop the updates."

I wouldn't mind that, even raise it to 2 years........

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 14:06 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1852 comments in total)
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Owashi: "We don't have plans to make Lightroom a subscription-only option but we do envision added functionality for the CC version of Lightroom."

I don't like the sound of that. So we have to pay for CC or get a dumbed down version of Lightroom?

Carlos I think James was making the point that the standalone version of LR may end up being a streamlined version (lacking many features) of the CC version rather like PS Elements is to the full CS/CC Photoshop.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 01:01 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1852 comments in total)

"We don't have plans to make Lightroom a subscription-only option but we do envision added functionality for the CC version of Lightroom."

I don't like the sound of that. So we have to pay for CC or get a dumbed down version of Lightroom?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 00:13 UTC as 820th comment | 9 replies
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