digitallollygag

digitallollygag

Lives in United States Mojave Desert, AZ, United States
Joined on Oct 15, 2011

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On Nikon debuts lighter 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 to DX lens lineup news story (67 comments in total)

F/6.3 translates to $630 extracted from my bank account, not $899, if I planned on buying one (I'm not). Nikon is so far out of touch with reality.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 13:19 UTC as 12th comment
On Apple is on camera-engineer hiring spree post (87 comments in total)

Nikon 1 engineers & designers need not apply...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 13:07 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Am I missing something here? article (563 comments in total)

This is the $600 camera I've been waiting for! Uh, what? It's $1200? Pass...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 02:55 UTC as 83rd comment

Another 18MP sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:04 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

All of these "clip-on" gadgets are a compromise. Why won't Apple simply make a digital camera first that also happens to be a smartphone second, as an OPTION to the iPhone device we use now? Then they'd once and for all beat Canon and Nikon at their own game since those two are not particularly cutting-edge with connectivity...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 04:19 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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Griffo 155: Having read all the posts here on the latest from Nikon, it appears to me that you have to be a die hard Nikon to like this camera and what the company is doing..

I've said it before - I think they are lost and losing ground very quickly to Sony especially with Sony's latest A7 and A7R release plus the other manufacturers Fuji, Lumix, Pentax and Olympus who are being so innovative and are listening to their customers...
These are dark days for Nikon I'm afraid... and I don't think Canon are in any better position - to be honest.

Agreed. Nikon just doesn't get it. $1,399 for a consumer camera/kit lens? Now we're in Oly EM-5 territory. Wait a year: the D5300 combo will be $699.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:22 UTC
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)

A great $799 camera! Oh, wait, $1,399? That full-frame Sony A7 is looking better all the time.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 05:01 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus blends E-M5 and E-5 to create OM-D E-M1 flagship ILC news story (223 comments in total)

I guess this means it's the end of the road for legacy 4/3 bodies...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 04:37 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
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JackM: "Nikon cites poor market conditions, a large drop in compact camera sales and, most interestingly, a 'deceleration' in mirrorless camera sales growth."

Or how about it was just a stupid camera only out-stupided by the Pentax Q?

JackM:

At least Pentax makes no apologies for the quirky Q. I get the Q's target audience: people who will buy a fun little camera in a gazillion different color combinations but with little interest in spectacular image quality. For the life of me I will never understand the Nikon1's target audience, which in my opinion makes the 1 "stupider".

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 04:37 UTC
On Camera shipments continue to fall news story (136 comments in total)

If Oly and Panasonic can ride out this downturn, I think we'll see even more compelling mirrorless entries. I own three older, bulkier Nikon DSLRs, and I'm probably at the end of that platform. DSLRs no longer offer me enough advantages over smaller mirrorless cameras. Canon and Nikon no longer strike me as innovative; they simply peddle their products better than the real innovators Sony, Oly, and Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:28 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply

Wow, $900 for a lens in a throwaway camera system.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 04:03 UTC as 142nd comment | 7 replies

I think the folks at Nikon simply do not understand the mindset of thieves. They could post a warning in twelve different languages on the camera or lens that that particular unit has theft-deterrent features, but that wouldn't stop a thief who doesn't know how to read or is incredibly smart at finding a hack to circumvent the security password/features.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 02:56 UTC as 42nd comment

Wasn't Nikon suing Sigma recently for some sort of patent infringement? As others have suggested, this could be a way for Nikon to lock third-party manufacturers quite literally OFF their lens mount.

My life is overwhelmed with passwords. One reason I pick up a camera is to escape the tedious of passwords and security questions. I'd rather see Nikon come up with a compelling mirrorless system than give us this boondoggle.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 02:44 UTC as 43rd comment
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digitallollygag: What's next, background checks on rifle scopes? Seriously, aren't there bigger issues to be passionate about?

Whoa, calm down there, B1ackhat. Breathe, breathe...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 03:35 UTC

What's next, background checks on rifle scopes? Seriously, aren't there bigger issues to be passionate about?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 02:27 UTC as 87th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon issues service advisory on D600's dust issue news story (240 comments in total)

At least Nikon finally acknowledged this D600 issue. I'm not sure the Company ever admitted anything about so many of those D80 cameras that "developed" mysterious sensor spots after a few thousand clicks of the shutter.

I'll bet dust is pretty easy to deal with on the new Google Glass...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2013 at 03:29 UTC as 37th comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 Hands-On Preview news story (315 comments in total)

Hmm, and no D400... Probably ain't gonna be one.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 04:24 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (490 comments in total)
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Clive Dickinson: I sold all my Canon gear because I realised that Canon is too conservative and does not understand markets and emerging technologies. Canon was too slow to get into the CSC market and by the time it did, the product was not up to the competition. The EOS-M is a very disappointing first entry.

I loved my C5DII but it was too heavy to cart around the world with good quality lenses. The 550D is a great product but the 650D is a backward step. The very strength of Canon (the producer of good quality, reliable, benchmark gear) has become its Achilles Heel. You cannot ignore all the new ideas flowing from the competition, like Fujifilm, Sony, Ricoh, Panasonic etc.

Yes, Canon is too conservative and it shows in the coat and tie Mr. Maeda is wearing. When was the last time you saw Timothy Cook at Apple wearing a coat and tie? I think both Canon and Nikon are headed down a very rough road if their leadership fails to understand our changing world and act on it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 04:34 UTC
On Adobe announces updates exclusive to Creative Cloud members news story (178 comments in total)

Bye, bye Adobe. There are other fish in the vast ocean.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 03:09 UTC as 45th comment
On 2012 Holiday Gift Guide article (59 comments in total)
In reply to:

Barry Fitzgerald: I think they mean "Christmas Gift Guide"

+1!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2012 at 03:41 UTC
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