I got an E-mail from Adobe, inviting me to join this "cloud" thing. For 60+ euros/ month. In Romania, where the minimum you make is less than 200 euros, and "medium" is about 400 euros i think. And prices are rougly the same as in the "more civilised" countries. Made an effort and bought Photoshop Elements 10 when the pricing was good at Amazon, but that's about as far asa i go regarding Adobe. Unsubscribed from their list and wish them luck.
I would have understand if they were sending me an e-mail with "Dear customer, you are poor so f**k off, we're not going to bother sending you info about our products!".
I think camera and lens manufacturers live either on another planet or in the past. Things went wild with incomes after the crisis, in general people have less money for at least same amount of work.
Yet they keep showing more and more expensive products. Maybe professionals will buy these, but amateurs who do not earn (or very limited income) from photography will think twice....wrong in fact, at these prices there's nothing to think about, will just look on the second market or forget about it.
But in the end what do i know, maybe these are the fair prices...and they are if the market is willing to pay. If not...what can they do...increase even more? :)
Hassy has designed an (my opinion) ugly case to fit a NEX-7, and want 4000 for it (the other 1000 is the camera itself). What's not to like or disagree here people, get real!
These are the kind of pictures that makes everybody realize how messed up this world is, for few seconds. Then all go back to doing nothing about it. I like how happy he is in that picture: "hey, that picture with a lot of dead people got me the prize, yupeee!". The world need a little more decency and respect. Just my opinion.