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photo nuts

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Frank_BR: Why are the camera manufacturers complaining now? In 2009, 2010 and 2011, the world sank into recession, but the sales of cameras were peaking. Then the world was becoming poorer but camera manufacturers were making money like never before. Was that fair?

Now that the economies of the USA, Europe and Japan are beginning to recover, the sales of cameras are running out of gas. That old book would describe the situation, saying that fat years are coming to the world, and lean years to the camera manufacturers. Isn't that fair?

Sales has to plateau at some point. Happened to the film era, history should repeat itself. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 02:27 UTC
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lenseye: The IQ of cameras of the last 2 to 3 years is sufficiently good enough that you don't have to upgrade every year anymore. We're way past the point where each new model improves markedly over the previous models to a point that it becomes a must have.

Why not make the new model introduction cycle longer and pay more attention to debugging and improving the firmware? Improve the lens or reduce the noise further as opposed to cramming in features that no one ever uses.

Better still, make the camera modular. So, folks can choose the type of sensor they want by making a trip to the service center without having to buy a brand new camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 02:22 UTC

Is this a sign that DPReview is going to cut down its digital camera content and increase its emphasis on connect.dpreview? :D

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 01:31 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (278 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: With the a6000 news just prior to this, it's hard to believe both product pictures are made in the same year 2014. Compared to the modern Sony design this camera just looks like a cheap plastic tool from the 90s.

Zeisschen: end of DSLR era? Seriously? What planet do you live in?

You need to wake up and look at the worldwide sales numbers, or perhaps, just the N.American/European sales numbers. After all these years, mirrorless cameras still represent nothing but a niche market and Sony has yet to capture 20% share of the interchangeable lens camera market, a target they set for themselves when they acquired Minolta many years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 01:39 UTC

540g. PZD. VC. Awesome. I'm in... will wait for reviews regarding AF accuracy and optical quality.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 11:11 UTC as 13th comment
On Challenge of Challenges 2013: the results are in article (39 comments in total)
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Kurt_K: Sony camera review: 1500 comments
Beautiful photography: 25 comments

Well, then.

Indeed...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 08:17 UTC
On Challenge of Challenges 2013: the results are in article (39 comments in total)
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photo nuts: Fantastic photos. Love them all.

Notice that 5 out of the top 10 entries are taken with the EM5. Just sayin'. :)

Counting error. Should be 4 out of top 10 entries. Anyway, here's the breakdown:

Olympus EM5(4), E3(1), E500(1), E510(1), E520(2)
Canon 550D(1), 40D(1), 50D(1), 5D2(1), 5D3(1), 1D4(1)
Nikon D800(2), D70(1), D90(2)
Panasonic FZ100(1)
Sony A350(1), A99(1)
Kodak Z915(1)
HTC 1
Unknown 1

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 07:37 UTC
On Challenge of Challenges 2013: the results are in article (39 comments in total)

Fantastic photos. Love them all.

Notice that 5 out of the top 10 entries are taken with the EM5. Just sayin'. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 05:29 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On SmugMug Films: Pulse-pounding aerial photography article (33 comments in total)

Nice!!! She is so fortunate that she gets to enjoy her work.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 02:19 UTC as 11th comment
On Electricity in the Extreme Weather challenge (7 comments in total)

Fantastic photo!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 06:53 UTC as 4th comment
On Corridor challenge (1 comment in total)

There are so many superb shots in this challenge!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 06:51 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge of Challenges: vote for the best shot of 2013 article (121 comments in total)
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RuthC: I notice that a considerable number of these critics of the selected photos have NEVER entered any challenges, not participated in any way. Perhaps if they are such crack-shot photographers themselves, then they should show the rest of us mere mortals how it should be done!

Well said!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 16:29 UTC

Heartwarming. Priceless. Absolutely fantastic. I love them all!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 15:14 UTC as 225th comment
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)
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Red G8R: Of the three latest mirrorless cameras, EM1, A7/R, and the XT1, the XT1 appeals to me the most and as soon as it's available, I'll be trying it and most likely buying it.

Question: how do you decide the camera appeals to you most when you do not know its specs and have not seen or touched it?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 23:16 UTC
On iconic peggy's cove light at dawn in the Lighthouse challenge (2 comments in total)

This photo deserves higher placement. Simple and lovely.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 23:09 UTC as 2nd comment
On big sable point at twilight in the Lighthouse challenge (7 comments in total)

Lovely colors. Like this a lot!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 23:09 UTC as 1st comment
On Portland Light in the Lighthouse challenge (13 comments in total)

A very fine photo. HDR? LOL. Folks who say this is HDR really have no idea what they're talking about.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 23:07 UTC as 1st comment
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)

Gorgeous! Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 16:41 UTC as 82nd comment

It's funny that customers need to fork out extra cash for manufacturers' mistakes.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 03:20 UTC as 27th comment | 7 replies
On Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested article (269 comments in total)

In the page dedicated to Arca-Swiss Monoball Z1, a little China company known as Kangrinpoche was mentioned. It seems like the latter produced a product very similar to the Z1 years BEFORE the Z1 entered the market. How ironic...

Anyway, I own the Kangrinpoche NB3-B (a small lightweight 36 mm ballhead that supports a maximum weight of 15 kg) and have been using it for more than 7 years now. Still rocking on... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 12:22 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
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