Thoughts

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Thoughts: Quite an achievement.

Finally, the market has rewarded the innovator.

I am not sure what you are talking about. Sony is not the market dominator who would have such market power. Rest your case and accept that Sony is doing well at the moment, which is good news for all, really.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2018 at 21:58 UTC
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Thoughts: Quite an achievement.

Finally, the market has rewarded the innovator.

phozoKozmos could be a bot.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2018 at 20:23 UTC
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PhozoKozmos: growth tells us very little

the same kind of stats is commonplace for other products that are low volume and high-end priced

a simple example illustration would help:

say, a super exotic sportscar is gazillion dollars (most cannot afford; maybe overpriced); has exceptional performance, but not necessarily value for its price
resulting in very low demand
so the mfr is only able to output its entire inventory, and it's all delivered to distributors/dealers (considered "sold")

so all sold inventory is stuck in distribution, and not in actual end users hands

so, if a distributor/dealer/seller holds a pricey inventory of just a handful, one, two, or more, that does not see much demand, say one sale per quarter; they see a jump in sales of 100% if they sell JUST one more per quarter, and a whopping jump of 300% if they sell 3 instead of the usual 1

this is the way "growth" stats can play out, which tell us little about the actual big picture

Where have you got this information? Dare to share? tks

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2018 at 19:19 UTC

Quite an achievement.

Finally, the market has rewarded the innovator.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2018 at 16:23 UTC as 127th comment | 11 replies
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dust dust dust.... no!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2018 at 22:00 UTC as 29th comment
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Elonlukatski: You made this entire article on MFT to introduce the new Nikon. Why

Exactly, and surely the first full frame and medium frame deserve better acknowledgements.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2018 at 13:37 UTC

So Panasonic/Olympus didn't tease people for a month before the launch then...

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2018 at 13:33 UTC as 176th comment | 4 replies
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Thoughts: It looks better than Sony's first generation A7, probably will be nicer to hold for long time.
But from that video, my choice of best looking Nikon is their rangefinders from the earliest days of the company.

You meant something like wooden furniture instead of carpenter? To actually make a carpenter, you will need a man and woman, lots of upbringing and some training in carpentry. A pretty hamma won't help ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2018 at 14:29 UTC

It looks better than Sony's first generation A7, probably will be nicer to hold for long time.
But from that video, my choice of best looking Nikon is their rangefinders from the earliest days of the company.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2018 at 10:01 UTC as 85th comment | 6 replies
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JerryWilliam: I seem to remember a filter system in the early 80's that did precisely this; can't recall the name.

Vaseline :P

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2018 at 08:38 UTC
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Sezano: If i didn't have a GR and DP2 i'd get this. But i have a GR and a DP2 so i won't. There's a lot of people tho, who don't have a GR and a DP2. They'll get this.

Ricoh GR's snap focus is pretty cool if you do street photography. Look into it so you will know why it is dominant in this niche market.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2018 at 22:53 UTC
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panther fan: The lens seems sharp and renders nice. Is it technically the best and worth that much money? I don't know everybody can decide for himself.

However the main problem with modern super sharp lenses is nailing focus on the eye, and it seems the SL did far from a perfect job here. Just look at image 30 or 2 for example, a 5000$ lens is less sharp than a kit zoom if it doesn't nail focus.

Sounds probably more of a camera issue that doesn't do eye focusing perhaps?

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2018 at 15:32 UTC

A very unfortunate event for an underdog in a shrinking market.
I thought the writing of the review was slightly on the harsh side, the overall tone remains after the corrections, which is also unfortunate.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2018 at 12:29 UTC as 33rd comment

Leica cameras are close, except its pricing and manual focusing.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 16:56 UTC as 294th comment

Sony is more likely to offer something like what Richard described.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 14:31 UTC as 361st comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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chopsteeks: I will still buy Pentax K1 Mark II. Why ? I love underdogs !! If some of these folks are correct in their prediction that Pentax will soon be going ne....heck I got a collector's item DSLR !! Hehe

More importantly, these results are more important to 'pixel peepers'. High ISO ? I ain't in the same lane as folks who really use this feature.

People who like underdogs are cool guys.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 21:16 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)

A mistake like this for a small player can be lethal. Without commitment and investment, Ricoh is killing Pentax (or its own digital camera section).

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 09:22 UTC as 185th comment | 8 replies

It takes great humanity not to take photos of that grieving family.
I do hope more photographers would agree with him on this.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 14:15 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
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KyleSlamchez: I own both a ZINK dye sublimation printer (the HP Sprocket) and a Fuji Instax printer.

I far prefer the Instax prints, as they are on actual film and are far more clear, vibrant, and durable. However, the film is a bit more expensive than ZINK paper.

A question, do the instax prints fade over time? Thanks.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 19:50 UTC
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LadislavCZ: Why some people have to behave like being in some kind of brand cult. This place here was much more peaceful in past, people having more respect to each other and conversations being more mature.

The cameras are more complex now days with full of programmable electronics(small computers running inside) and there is no company who can oversee everything from start. We could seen this with Apple, Samsung, Nikon, Canon, Fuji and this is not last time it will happen to any brand. There is no need to finger point that this or that company is bad because some issue pop-up. Sony has fixed the issue and provide customer support via firmware.

Canon had many issues in past (like this one for example https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/06/18/pros-take-note-canon-has-recalled-some-eos-1d-x-eos-1d-c-digital-slrs), Nikon, had the oil sensor issue, Fuji XH-1 is having AF issues (no firmware fix yet).Every brand has its issues with cameras.

It could be good to have more mature conversations

It is probably not brand cult, more of trolling. When a site doesn't control it, the credibility of the site suffers in a long run.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 09:24 UTC
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