Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?

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lunartown Senior Member • Posts: 1,564
Re: Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?

Jonsi wrote:

mamallama wrote:

Jonsi wrote:

mamallama wrote:

tbcass wrote:

You and others always emphasize that smartphone photography is good enough for the vast majority of the population. The problem with all this is the vast majority of phone users are happy with the photographs their phones produce now so all this computational photography won't spur phone sales, which are in decline, enough to matter. Because of that research into improving phone photography will stall.

As I said in another post, these smartphone companies got R&D money to burn, particularly Apple. So don't expect R&D into smartphone cameras to stop. They have their sights beyond today's smartphone cameras. They are a predatory company and see bigger mountains to climb. That is what is frightening some camera companies.

You repeat these things a lot but do you have any evidence at all of the camera manufacturers saying they are frightened of phone companies and their "bigger mountains"...?

Why do you think Leica has restructured to form a group to hire a team of software photography experts? That, to me is evidence that they are concerned they need to shift gears.

So Leica's interest in software means "camera companies are frightened of phone companies".

"frightened" maybe or maybe not, but my guess is that heads of "camera companies" are aware that almost all types of news, messaging and also photos are moving towards Internet based social medias and as part of that there is a change away from photo albums and high quality photos towards snap-view-forget-next in photography, all which for now seems to be phone playground. If the management of "camera companies" don't pay any attention to that or do not think that into the near future of their business then they are imho failing big time.
Dedicated GPS and PDA devices has become phone apps, it is just the easy solution to use your phone, phones may or may not take over in the same way in photography, but "camera companies" should give it a thought.

It's all just the usual hyperbole then ?

More a guess that "phones" are a topic in current SWOT analysis if you are a "camera company", both as "O" and "T". Just a "guess" no more no less.

Of course.

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