Nobby2016

Nobby2016

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Works as a Diplom Ingenieur Maschinenbau
Joined on May 26, 2016

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On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (510 comments in total)
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wkingsie: Not exactly confidence building for anyone looking at buying any Nikon gear.
Thin edge of the wedge of things to come.
W

when you follow the decisions made over the last couple of years at nikon it´s pretty clear that things will get worse.

precision equipment seems what nikon is focusing on.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 23:40 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (510 comments in total)

you missed that they say they will shift focus to other sectors of their business.
the cuts are reported to be mostly people working on nikon cameras.

i doubt that will help the nikon camera biz one bit......

i expect more issues in the future, support getting worse.
more aps-c lenses... well good luck with that wish.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 23:29 UTC as 192nd comment
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Nobby2016: --------------BREAKING NEWS-------

TOKYO -- Nikon plans to eliminate about 1,000 jobs in Japan, or 10% of its domestic workforce, as the company shifts resources away from once core businesses to medical devices and other growth areas.
The cuts over the next two to three years will mostly affect Nikon's money-losing semiconductor equipment operations and its shrinking digital camera business.
Nikon likely will offer early retirement to workers at facilities including its Kumagaya plant in Saitama Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, which makes semiconductor lithography systems. Severance payments and other restructuring costs are expected to total hundreds of millions of dollars over two to three years.
Nikon is seen missing its forecast of a 64% jump in net profit to 30 billion yen ($287 million) for the fiscal year ending in March. Its net profit has fallen from a peak of 75.4 billion yen in fiscal 2007 to 18.2 billion yen last year.

don´t mix up market share with sales numbers.

sales number decrease overall... but in the last worldwide numbers i saw sony raise it´s market share a few percent.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 22:09 UTC
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Nobby2016: --------------BREAKING NEWS-------

TOKYO -- Nikon plans to eliminate about 1,000 jobs in Japan, or 10% of its domestic workforce, as the company shifts resources away from once core businesses to medical devices and other growth areas.
The cuts over the next two to three years will mostly affect Nikon's money-losing semiconductor equipment operations and its shrinking digital camera business.
Nikon likely will offer early retirement to workers at facilities including its Kumagaya plant in Saitama Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, which makes semiconductor lithography systems. Severance payments and other restructuring costs are expected to total hundreds of millions of dollars over two to three years.
Nikon is seen missing its forecast of a 64% jump in net profit to 30 billion yen ($287 million) for the fiscal year ending in March. Its net profit has fallen from a peak of 75.4 billion yen in fiscal 2007 to 18.2 billion yen last year.

sony has grown, canon has grown... nikons market share has dropped.

all companyys sell less today but nikon has even lost some of it´s share of the declining market.

but that is insignificant for this news. as nikons say they will SHIFT focus.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 22:04 UTC
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vesa1tahti: Why to spend $1200-2000 to buy any of these. Buy a D7200, and you'll have a state-of-the-art- camera for the next 5 years. Sure.

i bought FF lenses because i knew i would go FF at some point in the near future.

but when you want an aps-c system it makes no real sense to buy FF lenses.

especially at the wide end i was not very happy with 16mm that translated into a ~26mm.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 21:49 UTC
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Nobby2016: --------------BREAKING NEWS-------

TOKYO -- Nikon plans to eliminate about 1,000 jobs in Japan, or 10% of its domestic workforce, as the company shifts resources away from once core businesses to medical devices and other growth areas.
The cuts over the next two to three years will mostly affect Nikon's money-losing semiconductor equipment operations and its shrinking digital camera business.
Nikon likely will offer early retirement to workers at facilities including its Kumagaya plant in Saitama Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, which makes semiconductor lithography systems. Severance payments and other restructuring costs are expected to total hundreds of millions of dollars over two to three years.
Nikon is seen missing its forecast of a 64% jump in net profit to 30 billion yen ($287 million) for the fiscal year ending in March. Its net profit has fallen from a peak of 75.4 billion yen in fiscal 2007 to 18.2 billion yen last year.

my take.... nikon was in bad shape for a while.
now with sony on the rise it´s even more difficult for nikon.

nikon has a loyal pro userbase... but that´s not enough to be a big player in the future. the management has made wrong decisions over the last couple of years. not to mention the manufacturing issues and the handling of these issues.

nikon has nothing in the mirrorless sector that is interesting.
the minute gopro goes down..... nikon gets into the action camera market. action cams will be dominated by cheap china stuff soon. stupid idea.

shifting focus to other businesses.... that can only mean things will get worse for nikon users. not a message you want to send in a declining market....

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 21:28 UTC
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vesa1tahti: Why to spend $1200-2000 to buy any of these. Buy a D7200, and you'll have a state-of-the-art- camera for the next 5 years. Sure.

nikon is in a bad shape. and with cutting 10% of it´s workforce mostly in camera sector.. don´t expect much on the APS-C front.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 21:23 UTC

--------------BREAKING NEWS-------

TOKYO -- Nikon plans to eliminate about 1,000 jobs in Japan, or 10% of its domestic workforce, as the company shifts resources away from once core businesses to medical devices and other growth areas.
The cuts over the next two to three years will mostly affect Nikon's money-losing semiconductor equipment operations and its shrinking digital camera business.
Nikon likely will offer early retirement to workers at facilities including its Kumagaya plant in Saitama Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, which makes semiconductor lithography systems. Severance payments and other restructuring costs are expected to total hundreds of millions of dollars over two to three years.
Nikon is seen missing its forecast of a 64% jump in net profit to 30 billion yen ($287 million) for the fiscal year ending in March. Its net profit has fallen from a peak of 75.4 billion yen in fiscal 2007 to 18.2 billion yen last year.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 21:07 UTC as 79th comment | 8 replies
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PhotoUniverse: If I already paid $2000!why would I need to pay an extra $79 to use the camera with a computer?

i payed 65000 for my mercedes.. why do i have to pay extra for winter tires?

you don´t have to buy it.... but you can.

sony sells some crappy in-camera apps too.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 18:14 UTC
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Daniel Lauring: Why is it free to tether to Nikon and Canon but there is a plug-in required for Fuji? Is it a Fuji issue, or does Adobe feel that the small quantity of Fuji users doesn't make it worth it to develop the module?

because adobe is a lousy company.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 18:12 UTC

nice.. .adobe seems to be unable to produce a good thethering module.

well they are busy creating crap for the mobile crowd i guess......

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 18:12 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
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CAR67: Honestly, how often do you use the SD card slot on your laptop? I am sure some do, but most do not.

I use large capacity cards and I back up to my desk top using a cable from my XT1 to USB so this is not a big deal for me. And I suspect, not a big deal for most.

and what do you know? when you use your desktop instead of a laptop?

really your stupid ignorance is baffling...

i don´t need my bicycle... i drive with my car.
so i think bicycles are not a big deal.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 17:34 UTC
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mandophoto: Adobe needs to do more quality control. To wit:

Lightroom CC 2015.7 with Mac Sierra has serious issues that Adobe is choosing to ignore.

Problems are:
Linear point tone curve cannot be adjusted consistently.
The click and drag tool with the color adjustments does not work properly.
Controlling the size of the adjustment brush is frustrating as small changes are difficult.

The above problems were introduced with the current version of Lightroom CC that was specifically released for use with Mac Sierra. The odd thing is that both Camera Raw and Photoshop (most recent releases) work perfectly.

As of now, I cannot recommend Lightroom CC. Unfortunately the naysayers of the CC plans seem to have been proven right by Adobe itself.

for every bug they fix in LR there will be another new one.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 21:09 UTC

what a disappointing release.

just polishing a few features and adding better adobe stock integration.

if this was not subscription nobody would buy this update.
not even for 300$.

subscription was the only way adobe was able to make money... because innovation is missing for years.

and lightroom did note even get an update at all.
only the mobile stuff was updated.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 16:20 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 / G80 Review (698 comments in total)

if only it had a bigger sensor.....

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 17:49 UTC as 124th comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon KeyMission action cameras now shipping in US (81 comments in total)
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ttran88: DPR, will you guys review this cam?

it´s a fad... a useless gimmick. will be a success like the 1 series....

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 19:55 UTC
On article Nikon KeyMission action cameras now shipping in US (81 comments in total)

useless gimmick.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 19:54 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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gunkan: No SD card slot, no network RJ45, can't change memory or hard disk, removed my precious ESC key (i love VIM), no MagSafe, no mate screen.

Sorry Apple, what you think that i need is not what i need.

you can use apple itunes, apple icloud, apple iconnect, apple idontknow.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 19:44 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Welcome to Toms Hardware review

what a naive question.....
a toaster is a device that helps me get up in the morning and makes me fit for a productive day. it helps me making photos at sunrise without starving.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 19:42 UTC

dpreview = 50% smartphone aricles. SAD!

make dpreview great again!!

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 19:33 UTC as 2nd comment
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