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2 Alien Bee 800
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On Kodak to stop making digital cameras article (146 comments in total)
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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.

Actross_mountains: You are actually wrong, the future of the -consumer camera business- lies in the unit you make calls with. It lies in network based photo sharing, online photo ordering business, social media.
Normal people want small units, able to do everything with ease, not in huge and bulky DSLR's like _enthusiasts_ and _professionals_ use.

An by the way, Canon, Nikon, Sigma and Pentax does a helluva lot more than make cameras and printers. Go to their actual websites and check out what they are actually making.
Even Fuji is doing stuff like making chemical compounds for the pharmacy industry. Both Nikon and Canon (and Sigma) have huge contracts in the military and space industries around the world. as the same for Kodak, they are a lot more than a "film making company"

The huge companies mentioned in this thread makes a LOT of money in other markets than the consumer one.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 10:31 UTC
On Kodak to stop making digital cameras article (146 comments in total)
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Mk7: Kodak is but the latest in a long line of once-mighty American companies destroyed by stupid, incompetent, short-sighted, self-serving, greedy managers and executives. But to hear the executives tell it, their downfall was caused by taxes, regulations, health care, welfare… BS!!

Never fully investing in a Velvia-beater? Brilliant. Still pouring hundreds of millions of R&D dollars into film, in the 21st century? Genius. Abandoning the enthusiast digicam market? Bravo.
Gluttonous executives roll the dice, American workers pay the price. RIP Kodak.

Kodak wasn't/isn't all about consumer products.

Their big losses came when the movie industry also went digital.
- But off course the collapse of the analog consumer market also played a role.

Still, the analog and film business is doing well, as far as reports go, there is quite a big marked for it, even today. Even though they've cut down on the number of film brands produced, they still seem to support the analog community -and making a profit.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 10:22 UTC
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