QSMcDraw: Sometimes it seems as if American companies years ago fell under some kind of curse, a curse of stupidity. Yes, we have some success stories, but Kodak is a powerful metaphor.
And this is why I would never allow a company if I had one to become a share holder crap & I would run it myself and make sure that no stupid stuff was pulled.
But then again there is no way that I am starting a company. Heck I lost my job in january so first I need a job then a company XD
Francis Carver: Which company is next to go down the proverbial drain, I wonder?
Sigma? Pentax? Canon? It's not going to be Fujifilm or Fujinon, of that I'm pretty sure.
The day DSLR disappears is the day I will quit photography.
Canon seems to be doing well in my country.
I don't know about the overall world market.But I would love to hear what financial trouble each of these companies are having.
My prediction though from a rather national standpoint if you look at figures in my country would be that Pentax goes down next.
Just saying because having a DSLR with endless amount of color selections can NOT possibly be anything else but a desperate attempt at getting parents to buy they´re kid a pink or a blue DSLR.It feels like I am look at the Nintendo DSI of cameras when I see DSLR cameras in other colors than black or grey.
Anepo: She DOES have a point in someway's just hear me out.
Some people are poor and 3000$ is a no way in hell for them.
Here is what Photographers SHOULD consider:
Some photographers I Know of manage to do 3 weddings in the same day.
Photographers REALLY need to consider:
Are they low, middle or high income family?Is it going to be 1000 people or 100?Do I have to travel 10 miles or 1000 miles?
And calculate based on that not do a "standard" price that can't be changed at all.
As someone who has NEVER made 2000$ in a month in his lifetime and in fact was making 1500$(before 37% taxes) before he lost his job I must say I understand her pain.
Example in my country photographers rent a large area, bring they're own equipment and computers & offer free x-mas photography for the less fortunate.
& we are talking about professional photographers.So honestly I think photographers who do weddings could show a little flexibility every now & then.
*gets ready for hate msg's*
No what you don't understand is that in MY country wedding photography is not the same as in yours.
Here the wedding photographers ONLY photograph in the church then after a day of photographing 2-3 wedding ceremony's they go home and spend the week editing the photographs &/or the videos until the next weekend when they do the same thing again for some other couple's.
The only time's that a professional photographer is is when they are exchanging wovs and kissing the bride and that stuff. the after party is a completely different tradition here.
The wedding photographers NEVER go into the "after party"they ONLY show up for church to photograph them kissing and walking down the isle and so on.
And he IS a professional this guy is just one example I'm talking of many I know of.
YES! Now I can sue over a BILLION people over taking the same angle photograph of the moon as me!
Well the one I know of goes to the wedding ceremony in church, photographs, then goes to the next wedding and when he has done all three he gomes home to edit the photographs (he also does video sometimes as well for those who want that)
MichaelK81: It's really odd to see this on dpreview which is a website centered on reviews of photographic equipment.
I do wish however they did reviews on video as well.And I feel like they could have done another comparison between the super zooms again as I think the last comparison was back in 2010 or 2009.
Dpreview I like overall the forums however I do not like the layout but the forums are really helpful.
Just my opinion.I hope dpreview continues to become bigger and better each year.
She DOES have a point in someway's just hear me out.
wil13jak: Reading the posts on this forum and in general on most of the forums on this site one should never be surprised as to why humans will never be able to live in an "agreeable" world. There are but a small few who have posted here that have made statements that are remotely logical and intelligent. Most of the others (foreign posters forgiven) really need first to learn how to express themselves using proper language/spelling skills. If how you write is reflective of your photo skills then brides beware!!! Three thousand dollars for a typical "all day" wedding in many U.S. markets is very acceptable. I'm tired of having to explain why I charge what I do. I am reasonable, fair and as has been said here if a client is not happy with my range of charges capitalism allows you to seek another photographer.
Try Iceland I am running 50mbps net connection getting 6 mb per second download and upload.
Anepo: Pentax why can't you just already just accept defeat.Kodak and Olympus have been defeated.You should of been dead YEARS ago pentax!I think someone need's to investigate Pentax as well.As there is NO WAY in hell that they are actually in profit the last 5 years.
I used to have both Pentax K10D and K20D my only regret is selling the K20D as I liked it.My biggest mistake however was going to Olympus E-pl2. I lost 500$ when I sold the entire kit because of fast price drops in my country.I also still have got a few manual lenses left which were used with an adapter on it.
I have never touched Kodak however.And Pentax DSLR I respect. the compact camera's from pentax? Not so much.Same with Olympus compact's not much respect for them.And the HYPE that was built up around the micro four thirds led me to utter disappointment.
Also Pentax offering GOD knows how many colored DSLR? probably around 50 if not more....That just makes my opinion on it as a Serious photographer company go crashing down.
When you need to do the same thing like Nintendo to offer your product in a million different colors.While nothing but the kit lens is a compatible color.Your doing it WRONG.
Pentax why can't you just already just accept defeat.Kodak and Olympus have been defeated.You should of been dead YEARS ago pentax!I think someone need's to investigate Pentax as well.As there is NO WAY in hell that they are actually in profit the last 5 years.
If they want to survive they have to STOP making DIGITAL Camera's which are only HALF the image quality and overall performance of the other brands.They have had over 10 years to catch up and they are still nowhere NEAR the competition! Just let them die and everything taken away from them!
Leica used to be a GOD among film camera's back in the day.Today Leica is like the expensive version of walmartsame junk but higher price.
landscaper1: I realize there are a lot of people who use Olympus cameras. But seriously, this has nothing to do with photography, per se. If Olympus were a major player in the digital camera market, it might be of some interest, but if Olympus were to cease producing photographic products tomorrow, there would be a very small impact on the field of consumer photography and it would be of very limited duration at that.
I'd prefer dpreview focus on the technology and techniques of photography and leave the financial issues of camera manufacturing to the financial pages.
I sold my Olympus few weeks ago and will never again give Olympus a chance
Cy Cheze: Sumitomo Mitsui and other creditors have $7B at stake, which is a lot more than the depleted value of the stock or the pride of a few camera owners, whose goods will continue to work for a long time.
The story about Yakuza involvement was a red herring to distract from the responsibility of the BOD for what went on. Perhaps Kikukawa had to recruit some people from low places to perform certain tasks, but the real flaw was the inability of "good people" to say no to financial shenanigans before the fraud snowballed to gigantic scale.
However, some still hate the news less than the news bearer, as if there is some quiet way to blow the lid on a Ponzi. They have no clue what it means to challenge a B. Madoff, a J. Corzine, or a M. Rich.
If anyone is to turn Olympus around, it will take a mix of SOB and astute knowledge. If not Woodford, then perhaps a near-Yakuza who knows which executives need to hear an offer they cannot refuse. No more smoke and mirrors.
Let's put it this way: I sold my Olympus few weeks ago and have decided to NEVER give Olympus a chance again.
EOS Photographer: Canon could step in cheap for a mirrorles system that is quite popular.The future of Olympus seems extremely grim as from today.
I am officially SELLING my olympus mirrorless system.So far I have decided to stay away from Pentax for all times and now Olympus just joined that list.