mgatov

mgatov

Lives in United States Gresham, OR, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Nov 20, 2003

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Tastefully done! I like it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 17:23 UTC as 34th comment

I think what happened was Hasselblad looked at Leica and said: we can do better. Leica creates special limited editions by changing a bit of paint, or adding a different type of leather or adding an engraving and then charging more for the product. Hasselblad said: well, let's let the customer decide which fopperies they want their camera built with. You want carbon fiber? you got it. Walrus tusk? no problem. Jewels? here you go.

People are willing to pay a premium for the red dot on a panasonic. What Hasselblad didn't realize that charging 3x to 5x the price over the Sony was too much of an insult to swallow.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 19:38 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

Maybe this is like 'The Sixth Sense'..... 'we see dead product lines'.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:19 UTC as 294th comment
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (127 comments in total)

Those tanks looked like beer kegs to keep the pilots happy.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 17:26 UTC as 47th comment

For about the same price, you can get the Sony RX-1 which is FF. They are about the same size.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 00:38 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED article (73 comments in total)

I'm excited about this lens and will add it within the next few months.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 16:10 UTC as 9th comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)

I don't understand all this negativity towards the D750. It looks like a wonderful mid-range FF camera. It is an evolutionary product. Kudos to Nikon!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 16:03 UTC as 260th comment | 5 replies

I was hoping for the 'Tsar Nicholas Commemorative Edition' with an ermine pouch, Faberge' designed shutter button, and mahogany storage box.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 17:39 UTC as 125th comment
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (182 comments in total)
In reply to:

mgatov: My concern, like many here, is the fact that a subscription service gives way too much control to Adobe. They can change their pricing structure on a whim. Introduce as low of a price as you need to so your competition can't weather the storm, and then ladle on the gravy with price increases when you are the last man standing. Isn't that what monopolies do?

I remember in the earlier days when Adobe charged $450 for a set of fonts. They are the definition of unbridled greed and I have no trust in them. I will stay with my purchased copy of Lightroom, thank you very much.

Did you understand what I said?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
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Kaj E: A small step in the right direction. The final solution is to start selling the software again instead of renting it.

Adobe would get their customers back.

Sandy, you are assuming that they wouldn't have more sales if it weren't just for rented software.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 17:26 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (182 comments in total)

My concern, like many here, is the fact that a subscription service gives way too much control to Adobe. They can change their pricing structure on a whim. Introduce as low of a price as you need to so your competition can't weather the storm, and then ladle on the gravy with price increases when you are the last man standing. Isn't that what monopolies do?

I remember in the earlier days when Adobe charged $450 for a set of fonts. They are the definition of unbridled greed and I have no trust in them. I will stay with my purchased copy of Lightroom, thank you very much.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 03:24 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

I'm not sure this a bad thing. It sounds like Apple is giving away the next generation of Aperture and will be updating it for free.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 17:47 UTC as 157th comment | 3 replies

Just when I thought Hasselblad couldn't do anything more to debase themselves......

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 23:21 UTC as 60th comment
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (596 comments in total)

And folks were kvetching about the price of the Sony RX-10...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 03:25 UTC as 65th comment

There is a god in heaven and the universe is balanced again. Now all Hasselblad needs to do is put Luca Alexandrini into the unemployment line and they can put this episode of 'suckery' behind them.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 20:23 UTC as 45th comment
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (203 comments in total)

The reality is that with the proliferation of cell phone cameras, there is always someone on the scene to take a picture... whether it is a natural disaster or an accident, or even a war. As long as there are people present, there will be pictures available.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 00:42 UTC as 54th comment | 9 replies
On Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? article (187 comments in total)

I'm sure it will appeal to someone's 'Inner Fop.'

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 19:22 UTC as 130th comment

Size is an issue that impacts other concerns. I accept the smaller screen size because I want a smaller phone to carry around. Until someone comes out with a holographic or foldable display, we make our choices and live with the constraints. First and foremost... I want a phone... small, high quality, seamlessly integrated and rock solid. The iPhone 5s gives me all of that. The camera works well enough for me. If I need more, I'll carry the RX100 around. It was a good review and told me what I needed to know. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 19:53 UTC as 49th comment
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)

This is a 'poor man's Hasselblad Lunar." It is an ergonomic shell wrapped around an NEX.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 16:20 UTC as 130th comment

I am so embarrassed for them.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2013 at 01:25 UTC as 18th comment
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