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cinemascope

cinemascope

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Yay! Can't wait for the fire sale.
Just in time for black friday in a few months :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 04:42 UTC as 1st comment

I wonder what crap MS added to Win10 that requires a firmware update?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 04:38 UTC as 1st comment
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cinemascope: Ok, I'm drunk but I think this is very simple:

There's "photo-people" and "photography-people".

The photography industry had a lucky run with "photo-people" when things went digital. But now other industries can better cater for them. Give them something else and they'll jump at it again.

So now we are back at where the photography industry has always been: catering for "photography-people".

My 2yo son loves to be photographed. He makes poses, jumps between chairs, and loves to see what comes at the other end. Human nature? Does he care about what daddy is using?

I still remember when computers were sold mostly to "computer-people" :)

I think we are very lucky that photography is deeply embedded in the Japanese culture, and that they seem to be stubborn enough to run a photography business out of sheer passion like there's no other way.
Give the same proposition to a western person and all you'll hear is ROI or some other crap...
Hats off to them... Seriously :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 14:05 UTC

Ok, I'm drunk but I think this is very simple:

There's "photo-people" and "photography-people".

The photography industry had a lucky run with "photo-people" when things went digital. But now other industries can better cater for them. Give them something else and they'll jump at it again.

So now we are back at where the photography industry has always been: catering for "photography-people".

My 2yo son loves to be photographed. He makes poses, jumps between chairs, and loves to see what comes at the other end. Human nature? Does he care about what daddy is using?

I still remember when computers were sold mostly to "computer-people" :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 13:25 UTC as 178th comment | 6 replies
On iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets article (290 comments in total)
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Artpt: That's quite a bit of RAM - 4gb....

It's 4 Gbits, so 512MB

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 05:17 UTC

I have to say I am very confused by your photos. I saw these 24 hours ago and I am still confused, even more so now after just reading all the text. On some of these shots you seem to fight the light and not use it to your advantage? Maybe you should let the technical guy in you go on vacation for a bit and let the artist shine a bit more? What is photography all about at the end of the day? No offence, and I like your technical input to this website, but just somehow it feels like there is no soul here.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 13:13 UTC as 31st comment | 14 replies
On Salty shoe in the Old Shoe. challenge (5 comments in total)

Wow! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 12:09 UTC as 2nd comment
On Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear article (153 comments in total)

Thanks grandma! I won't talk to strangers as well!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 08:59 UTC as 19th comment
On White House ban on photos and social media has ended article (63 comments in total)
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arhmatic: If anyone in power is reading this, please relax the rules around the US embassies. I happened to be outside the US embassy (in a NATO country, if this makes any difference to some) in the street... when I was violently approached by US Embassy security. Totally useless use of force.

Apparently, you can't pull your phone out of your pocket in the vicinity of a US Embassy fence. You can't stop a car by the curb... and so on.

It's their culture. Police will treat you like scum, airport security and even airline staff will scream at you, you just have to comply. So much freedom...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 07:04 UTC
On Manfrotto launches XPRO Ball Head article (30 comments in total)

Looks like a new version of the XC10 :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 09:34 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (237 comments in total)
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maxnimo: This camera is a great idea, but since I will never in all eternity ever get an iPhone I will never in all eternity ever get this camera.

+1

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 20:14 UTC

I wanted to buy this, until I found out there is no 24/25p video! WTF?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 23:37 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (128 comments in total)
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straylightrun: No IBIS?

It seems 4K requires bulky sensor cooling, so it makes it hard to implement IBIS...

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 14:25 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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cinemascope: Regarding the lack of a D400...
I think Canon and Nikon are trying very hard to keep the 3K pricing bracket alive for as long as they can... Canon just got those 50MP out mainly so they can sustain their pricing... And for Nikon, that means keeping D800-style controls exclusive of that price bracket, otherwise they will soon not be able to justify their pricing... Hence why the D750 also doesn't have those, why they cannot release a D400 anymore... They would be shooting themselves in the foot... They need to maintain the status quo somehow and I think they are very scared of loosing that 3K price bracket... Specialist cameras like the D810A also help in that regard, and I think that should be trend going forward...
The laptop market saw a huge drop in prices a few years back, and I think the same needs to happen to the camera market, but the two dinosaurs are in denial...

I know they are, but those are not "3K products" and never were... They were always meant to be cheaper anyway... The price pressure is elsewhere... Nevermind...

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 04:34 UTC
On A walk in the rain: Lisbon in the Film, Black and White. challenge (15 comments in total)

Wow, just wow!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 04:15 UTC as 10th comment
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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cinemascope: Regarding the lack of a D400...
I think Canon and Nikon are trying very hard to keep the 3K pricing bracket alive for as long as they can... Canon just got those 50MP out mainly so they can sustain their pricing... And for Nikon, that means keeping D800-style controls exclusive of that price bracket, otherwise they will soon not be able to justify their pricing... Hence why the D750 also doesn't have those, why they cannot release a D400 anymore... They would be shooting themselves in the foot... They need to maintain the status quo somehow and I think they are very scared of loosing that 3K price bracket... Specialist cameras like the D810A also help in that regard, and I think that should be trend going forward...
The laptop market saw a huge drop in prices a few years back, and I think the same needs to happen to the camera market, but the two dinosaurs are in denial...

Canon's strategy seems to be to put 2 additional high MP models above the 5D3.
So if there is price pressure on the 5D3, the other two models can hold it safely at 3K.
Nikon's strategy seems to be to keep the D700/800-style of controls 3K-exclusive.
The D750 came out WITHOUT D800-style controls, and I think, it's because of this strategy.
So now, a D400 would go against that, because it would be priced under $2K very likely, but WITH D800 controls.
And that would make it harder justifying the price tag of the D800 and put more pressure in the 3K bracket.
And what would define a D400 would be those controls.
So, while I'd love a D400 myself, I think it ain't gonna happen.
We will probably get an APS-C version of the D750, probably called D9000 or something like that...
And that is also in line with my point about the D810A.
A specialist product, above the D810, just like Canon did, to help keep the 3K bracket alive and healthy...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 06:36 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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cinemascope: Regarding the lack of a D400...
I think Canon and Nikon are trying very hard to keep the 3K pricing bracket alive for as long as they can... Canon just got those 50MP out mainly so they can sustain their pricing... And for Nikon, that means keeping D800-style controls exclusive of that price bracket, otherwise they will soon not be able to justify their pricing... Hence why the D750 also doesn't have those, why they cannot release a D400 anymore... They would be shooting themselves in the foot... They need to maintain the status quo somehow and I think they are very scared of loosing that 3K price bracket... Specialist cameras like the D810A also help in that regard, and I think that should be trend going forward...
The laptop market saw a huge drop in prices a few years back, and I think the same needs to happen to the camera market, but the two dinosaurs are in denial...

@jpino79:
You got me wrong...
I don't care about FF nor do I want to buy cameras at the 3K price range.
I don't even care if they sell FF for 1K, I will keep buying APS-C or 4/3s even if it costs more.
I own 4-5 cameras, all around 2K or less, and I'd rather buy 2 1.5K cameras than a single 3K one.
My personal point of view is that anything over 2K is silly priced, and I won't go there...
BUT, my point wasn't personal. It was purely from a marketing point of view...

OK. Nikon and Canon have a problem: prices for FF are declining massively.
$3K is their golden cash cow, where they make absurd profits, matched with nice sales volumes.
(I would guess probably some of the biggest profit margins in non-luxury manufacturing...)
But the wonder days of 3K are under threat, because hey, it's not 2005 anymore.
So they need to try to maintain that price bracket attractive at any cost.
In other words, something needs to sustain the 3K price braket alive and attractive.
(continues below...)

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 06:35 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)

Regarding the lack of a D400...
I think Canon and Nikon are trying very hard to keep the 3K pricing bracket alive for as long as they can... Canon just got those 50MP out mainly so they can sustain their pricing... And for Nikon, that means keeping D800-style controls exclusive of that price bracket, otherwise they will soon not be able to justify their pricing... Hence why the D750 also doesn't have those, why they cannot release a D400 anymore... They would be shooting themselves in the foot... They need to maintain the status quo somehow and I think they are very scared of loosing that 3K price bracket... Specialist cameras like the D810A also help in that regard, and I think that should be trend going forward...
The laptop market saw a huge drop in prices a few years back, and I think the same needs to happen to the camera market, but the two dinosaurs are in denial...

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 00:05 UTC as 21st comment | 10 replies
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cinemascope: Lovely skin tone :)

Or Frankenstein :)

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 07:49 UTC

Lovely skin tone :)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 22:17 UTC as 126th comment | 2 replies
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