cgarrard

cgarrard

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michaelbs: I'm so so disappointed with this so called "update": it STILL can't make me a nice cup of tea!

NEODP - Progress: forward or onward movement toward a destination.

Ever heard of that? Why wasn't the Model T Ford faster than a Corvette? Why wasn't digital invented before film? Why aren't you the richest man in the world? Why does Donald Trumps hair always look the same?

Bar the last one, those points might make you reconsider your opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 04:59 UTC
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maxnimo: Okay, so let's say a wolf suddenly jumps out of the bushes - do you really have time to set anything on your camera? Do you have time to fiddle with focus points? You have half a second to point your camera and shoot... that's it. So how would you best handle this situation?

I'd crap my pants and cuss.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 04:51 UTC
On Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece article (197 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Love the A10's Jon- it's unAmerican that they are retired from active duty. ;)

Wow what a discussion this created ;).

In short my feelings on the matter:

Yes the A10 isn't technically retired yet but the Air Force wants to retire it and to replace it with the F35 (ew). I think the A10 has created a niche for itself from the very beginning that no aircraft since has been able to fill. The Skywarrior was its predecessor, another wonderful plane, but the A10 is better in almost every way.

I'd be down for a true A10 replacement (that was better than it) but not with what the Air Force currently wants to replace it with.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 03:05 UTC
On Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece article (197 comments in total)

Love the A10's Jon- it's unAmerican that they are retired from active duty. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 14:30 UTC as 30th comment | 25 replies
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Richard Franiec: Mr. Oosting deserves at least the benefit of seeing future of the brand differently than his predecessor.
Give him and the company a couple of years and see where they will be then.
A lot of guts, vision and hard work will be required to resurrect icon which once was Hasselblad in its glorious past times.
I wish him well.

Ok fair enough, that's certainly one point of view. Another would be perhaps that he has no experience in this industry and perhaps someone else would be better suited for the job that works with the company or industry itself and deserves it more because of that.

I certainly would not place a bet in his favor for succeeding here.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 23:17 UTC
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Richard Franiec: Mr. Oosting deserves at least the benefit of seeing future of the brand differently than his predecessor.
Give him and the company a couple of years and see where they will be then.
A lot of guts, vision and hard work will be required to resurrect icon which once was Hasselblad in its glorious past times.
I wish him well.

Richard, why does he deserve that? I ask without judgement or reservation. I think its an excellent question that should be asked much more often in the business climate.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 18:12 UTC
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Top Dog Imaging: The interview is a whole lot about not much. What else could the CEO say beyond platitudes?

"I am tendering my resignation.."

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 18:10 UTC
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Photomonkey: The snarky comments here seem to be rather shallow efforts at sounding clever.
If you read the article he makes some very good points. First, that Hasselblad, like Porsche, can segment their models to appeal to different users. Second, specs are not everything (as we have seen many times before) and third (and IMO most importantly) they have a group of experienced people who have a deep knowledge of imaging that does not come from a copying machine background but rather from the diverse European perspective of optical instruments, toolmaking, and usability to fit the task.
He has his work cut out for him but his sensitive approach to rebuilding the brand may surprise us all.

http://www.atrixnet.com/bs-generator.html

And I was born yesterday.

C

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 13:10 UTC

Here you go Perry- I found you're speechwriter. Now we all can talk like yourself and other way overpaid CEO's with no real motivation or vision! Yay!

http://www.atrixnet.com/bs-generator.html (just hit the generate button)

Carl

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 13:07 UTC as 26th comment
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Old Cameras: I'm sorry but I've sat in on one too many meetings listening to the CEO use meaningless terms to talk about how they were going to change the world. Anytime you hear the word "synergy", run - I'm sure it's in his lexicon, at the ready. Maybe they can stay relevant but trading on your own name recognition and nostalgia is not the right path. Putting a digital sensor on the back of a film camera is like trying to sell a digital record player. Good luck.

http://www.atrixnet.com/bs-generator.html

I think most of today's CEO's use this to sound important, just hit Generate.

:)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 13:06 UTC
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Dundo Maroje: WOW, this comments section, so many marketing experts, engineers, designers, managing directors. What are you all doing here anyway? Go work for Canon, Nikon, Oly or Pana and tell them what to do....

Dundo- was that sarcasm?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 13:03 UTC
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cgarrard: Perry: Oops we totally screwed up like several times in a row and we're going to try and figure out why we decided to get so silly in the first place.

That's that spot in a "nut"shell.

Today's business climate is interesting. I grew up where people grew within- a company and rose to the top- but today they hire outside for top positions with people that know nothing about the business they are running. Fire Perry and promote someone within that company that really knows how to run it.

Carl

Great additions to my comments both of you! SO TRUE!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 17:31 UTC
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mamupofu: Their amateur market share even in the classic days was always over 75%.
They never listened to us Pros - so by the end of the 80ties we had switched
to Pentax and Mamiya - and never switched back.

Once you lose an enthusiast/pro's trust- its all downhill from there.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 13:12 UTC

Perry: Oops we totally screwed up like several times in a row and we're going to try and figure out why we decided to get so silly in the first place.

That's that spot in a "nut"shell.

Today's business climate is interesting. I grew up where people grew within- a company and rose to the top- but today they hire outside for top positions with people that know nothing about the business they are running. Fire Perry and promote someone within that company that really knows how to run it.

Carl

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 12:23 UTC as 114th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 updates rugged series article (20 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Still- nobody is doing a camera like this with raw files ;)

Think you're missing the point. No pro would use the TG4 seriously, maybe as a hobby camera- because of just that, it has Raw. But having raw alone does not make it a "serious" enthusiast waterproof compact. There is so much room with this segment for new cameras I don't even know where to begin.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 03:26 UTC

NOPE.COM

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 03:24 UTC as 23rd comment
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (287 comments in total)

Sometimes less is more, unless your name is Les Ismore- then you just get made fun of.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 19:29 UTC as 61st comment
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (287 comments in total)
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sebastian huvenaars: The Rebel name gets weirder each incarnation... Agains what this camera is rebelling exactly? Progress?

That's actually funny.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 19:27 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Watery Grave article (91 comments in total)
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watson076: Beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing the post processing. I really like what was done here, some may disagree, but I believe the best critic is the artist him/her self, every else chiming in didn't take the picture and doesn't really know how the artist interpreted the scene when they were there.

forpetesake- I disagree, most of the good artists I know are harder on themselves and their own work than the viewing public.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 13:32 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1029 comments in total)

Go Rishi go...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 21:21 UTC as 192nd comment
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