R Thornton

R Thornton

Joined on Feb 2, 2012

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On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (580 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!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 08:40 UTC as 190th 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!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 08:16 UTC as 34th 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...

Direct 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?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 15:40 UTC as 142nd comment
On Nikon Coolpix P600, P530, S9700 go big on zoom range news story (51 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 08:49 UTC as 17th comment

I thought they had fired the guy...?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 08:02 UTC as 135th comment | 2 replies
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan news story (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!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 12:57 UTC as 44th 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!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 07:57 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Well, when you think of the pricing of Sony RX-1 or even Samsung Galaxy NX the price of Df is just fine for what it is (anyone still remember the original price of Sigma SD1?). It is only that at this time and age it is not much. Certainly, 30 or 40 years later there cannot be that many old geezers left, right? Being just such an old geezer, I, too, wished for a digital "manual" Nikon. Now that it is here, for some strange reason the first impression is more of a massive F4 than of a sleek F3 (and I own both)!
For what i it worth - judging by my sons and their friends - a much bolder move for the new crowd would be to allow entry-level Nikon DSLRs to meter with MF lenses...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 08:58 UTC as 354th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' news story (554 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 12:02 UTC
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' news story (554 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...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 07:48 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 13:18 UTC as 112th 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...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 11:02 UTC
On Hasselblad Lunar interchangeable lens camera now shipping news story (371 comments in total)

More of a Lunacy than Lunar...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 08:53 UTC as 113th comment
On Olympus to axe V-series point-and-shoot cameras news story (133 comments in total)

Like with other manufacturers, the reason they are going down now is not the technology but marketing. Olympus are going out of their ways to avoid competing, and instead, they are inventing tricks to defend their price points using "new" products as an excuse. In the process, they are not producing anything spectacular, and spectacular is what it takes to live on right now. What some call the "global crisis" is actually just real life...

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 09:54 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)

A winner? I am afraid this nice-looking camera will also loose money for Oly (just check their annual and quarterly business reports)... It seems like either targetting the wrong crowd or the wrong pricepoint ...

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 10:11 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply

Funny how this reminds me of Olympus Mju film cameras that I still own and happily shoot every now and then. Sure, compromise upon compromise - but in a good way! If only Panasonic has bothered to impart it swift perfomance like it once did with surprisingly fast AF on FX10, it will be a joy to use and a winner for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 10:31 UTC as 53rd comment
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (355 comments in total)

With a fast pancake prime lens, say eq. 35/1.8, I can see how it could appeal to streetshooters. Or hang it around your neck on a strap and you are all set to painlessly explore tourist sights. There are many people out there who insist on small, but do not care for the usual limitations of "lesser" products, shutter lag or slow AF being the most notorious...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 12:08 UTC as 41st comment
On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 news story (379 comments in total)
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maxola67: It's less the Panas-GH3!
What's next Canon step relating to lenses size?
I remember Oly made the same mini- DSLR(e-420) with no success.

Ever seen Pentax pancakes?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 08:00 UTC

Nikon have gone completely mad! Defiantly doing too little too late and trying to cover it up by charging ridiculuous sums while balancing on the verge of the abysss - this can only end in one way. After 40 years with Nikon, I bought Canon 5 D Mk III last year. I've kept my Nikons but with every further step they take they pressure me to consider selling all my Nikon stuff and say farewell! How much more stupid can this get?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 07:55 UTC as 140th comment | 6 replies
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