R Thornton

Joined on Feb 2, 2012

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On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (305 comments in total)

Now, just price it at $ 9,999, Sigma, and good luck again!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 09:11 UTC as 20th comment
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (266 comments in total)

Fuji must have seen the huge success of Nikon Coolpix A and Ricoh GR and Leica Q and their massive sales numbers, and they decided to go the same way. I am so thrilled. Way to go Fuji, iPhone developers must be rolling on the floor...

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 08:13 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know (504 comments in total)
In reply to:

cgarrard: I hope I'm not alone when I say this, but I just can't help but think:

How many others are bored with all these camera manufacturers making such similar cameras? My god its as if breaking the mold is illegal or something.

Make something that stands out. There are so many other design possibilities and enthusiasts scream for the same features that are hardly found these days.

Thank goodness Fuji seem to at least try new things or at least break the mold. The DF tried too, at least, but still sort of fell short.

Rant off ! :)

Right on target!
If you don't come up with something spectacular in any respect, Nikon or anyone else: don't bother at all!

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 11:16 UTC

Counting down to c*rap ...

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 08:03 UTC as 537th comment
On article Olympus takes Pen E-PL6 beyond Asia (84 comments in total)

Talk to the hand, Olympus, talk to the hand...

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 08:05 UTC as 4th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (862 comments in total)

I cannot for the life of me understand why it is possible to build in GPS and WiFi in cameras, and not RF flash trigger. For GPS and WiFi - or even a hotshue - I do not care, but if the camera had an RF wireless flash trigger built in Sony could, rather sooner than later, also sell me an appropriate speedlight or two... to fully make use of this function.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 09:38 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review (707 comments in total)

Canon most certainly can, but they just don't wanna... Let us see for how much longer?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 10:48 UTC as 130th comment

Oh, that exquisite German sense of humour! Har-har-har

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 07:23 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary (596 comments in total)

It is simple: offer more and charge less = success! This is neither. Stop wasting your profits on such lame efforts, Nikon, and do an honest job already!

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 08:40 UTC as 199th comment

There's no value proposition in what photo equipment industry offers. In 90% percent of the world cameras and lenses cost several months' to several years' wages. That is too dear an investment to play the what-a-new-camera cannot-do-this-time-around routine over and over again. The U.S., Europe and Japan are just a tiny portion of the world, for the rest there are cameraphones. So, start rethinking, you slow bastards!

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 08:16 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

I wonder if this was the brilliant man who thought it would be swell to market a crop-sensor camera at $10,000 several years ago. That great man sure did show the way to the likes of Hasselblad into lunacy. The thing is, if he pulled it off once, he may strike again...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 08:16 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

Evolve? Fair enough. For starters, how about "evolving" your circuit board soldering robots to the extent that the CHR error in relation to malfunctioning card slots is never heard of again in your products?

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 15:40 UTC as 142nd comment
On article Nikon Coolpix P600, P530, S9700 go big on zoom range (45 comments in total)

In your face, customers - in your face...!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 08:49 UTC as 18th comment

I thought they had fired the guy...?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 08:02 UTC as 142nd comment | 2 replies
On article Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan (616 comments in total)

Looks like it could have great potential, but the execution seems so uninspiring.
Here's the thing, dear camera manufaturers: Since you want to command spectacular prices, release something spectacular!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 12:57 UTC as 52nd comment
In reply to:

Trollshavethebestcandy: This is not an Enthusiast class cam. This is a Soccer Mom purse cam. Does it come in pink?

Well, it sure does have enthusiast price tag!

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 07:57 UTC
On article Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' (551 comments in total)
In reply to:

R Thornton: Where is spectacular in this? Nikon are in such a debt with their market that nothing short of spectacular will cut it. It is hard to believe that they would rather nose dive to oblivion than deliver on the goodies at a fair price that they must be capable of. Come to think of nose diving...

It was not economic advice, but a glimmer of hope mixed with some bitter taste in an old Nikonian who in the past forty years has seen they can do much better than what they have been presenting lately.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 12:02 UTC
On article Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' (551 comments in total)

Where is spectacular in this? Nikon are in such a debt with their market that nothing short of spectacular will cut it. It is hard to believe that they would rather nose dive to oblivion than deliver on the goodies at a fair price that they must be capable of. Come to think of nose diving...

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 07:48 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon AW1 First Impressions Review (591 comments in total)

One more product nobody called for. Like the shape though. Now, Nikon, put something spectacular in it for the price already!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 13:18 UTC as 116th comment | 7 replies
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Robert Morris: OMG, Someone at Nikon finally listened to what people were saying they wanted. There is hope for the world.

I'm afraid they are rather not listening: Any new product from Nikon that is not downright spectacular is just another nail in their coffin. This may be good, but is by no means spectacular, and judging by the size of the shadow of the looming future, it may even be too late now...

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 11:02 UTC
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