Khizer

Joined on Jun 25, 2011

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qwertyasdf: DPR in the future can you stop advertising for these scam campaigns?
What's shown here is merely an incapable manufacturer, which however, is a capable scammer.
Just look at the market, there's a far amount of selfies drones, which some are from small companies, which I believe would have way way less funding then Lily drone. And at the same time these companies are bearing the risk of their products!!!! not dumping all the risk on the consumers.

An interesting development, but not a surprising one as crowd-funding / kick-starter projects are a relatively new form of venture capital and it is being debated by lawmakers whether it falls under the consumer protection law. Pre-orders (e.g. Nikon products on www.amazon.com or www.bhphotovideo.com are different from kick-starter sales. In my humble opinion, consumer protection law should not undermine kick-starter initiatives. If Lily payback everyone, there should be no grievance. Google the book "OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2015" and read pages 169-171 which shed light on recent challenges for regulators. Lets see how this case pans out. Thanks again for sharing the article.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 23:10 UTC
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qwertyasdf: DPR in the future can you stop advertising for these scam campaigns?
What's shown here is merely an incapable manufacturer, which however, is a capable scammer.
Just look at the market, there's a far amount of selfies drones, which some are from small companies, which I believe would have way way less funding then Lily drone. And at the same time these companies are bearing the risk of their products!!!! not dumping all the risk on the consumers.

On the contrary I think the people behind Lily are responsible entrepreneurs. They had a business plan with the numbers carefully worked out, so decided to drop the project as sufficient capital count not be raised. I wouldn't discredit them by calling them 'scammers' as they are refunding their customers.

I would however be very critical of a crowdfunded project that goes bad shortly after take off, just because the entrepreneur did not take the trouble of working through the business plan carefully, and considering how the competition might react to a new launch. In a dynamic and competitive world, the competition does not sit on its hands when a new product is launched. They fight back, and anyone entering such a market has to factor-in competitor action in the business plan.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 07:29 UTC
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Khizer: They must be making 90% profit. I can't believe the machinery inside this box costs more than $5K. At this price I wouldn't buy it even if I could comfortably afford it - with world hunger and income inequality such a purchase is vain if not criminal.

@dprived prev - warranty and 24/7 support do not justify the price. Moreover, the manufacturer makes no claim regarding shutter life so why bring that up. Anyway, I only gave an opinion and can't understand why you and Arhire Adrian took it so seriously. Keep calm and enjoy your photography! Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 14:23 UTC
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Khizer: They must be making 90% profit. I can't believe the machinery inside this box costs more than $5K. At this price I wouldn't buy it even if I could comfortably afford it - with world hunger and income inequality such a purchase is vain if not criminal.

thumbs up

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 09:03 UTC

They must be making 90% profit. I can't believe the machinery inside this box costs more than $5K. At this price I wouldn't buy it even if I could comfortably afford it - with world hunger and income inequality such a purchase is vain if not criminal.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 23:56 UTC as 5th comment | 7 replies
On article Nikon D810 firmware C 1.10 now available (63 comments in total)
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Khizer: What this tells me is that companies like Nikon (whom I have patronized for years) have come to think of their customers as muppets. The company is always in a hurry to release its latest and greatest and this follows with either recalls or firmware updates to fix bugs, private messages to bring the equipment over for servicing. If your livelihood does not depend on owning the latest and greatest camera, then wait a few months for the dust to settle before buying.

By the way, why are there no firmware updates for my D800E? Does anyone know?

Thank you everyone. I wasn't expecting so much feedback; I now know more than I did at first about firmware upgrades.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2015 at 10:58 UTC
On article Nikon D810 firmware C 1.10 now available (63 comments in total)
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Khizer: What this tells me is that companies like Nikon (whom I have patronized for years) have come to think of their customers as muppets. The company is always in a hurry to release its latest and greatest and this follows with either recalls or firmware updates to fix bugs, private messages to bring the equipment over for servicing. If your livelihood does not depend on owning the latest and greatest camera, then wait a few months for the dust to settle before buying.

By the way, why are there no firmware updates for my D800E? Does anyone know?

AlexCHStudio if you have a reading comprehension issue please go back and read my comment again. Anyway, glad that you enjoy your gear. I love mine too. My issue is not with the product.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 09:40 UTC
On article Nikon D810 firmware C 1.10 now available (63 comments in total)
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Khizer: What this tells me is that companies like Nikon (whom I have patronized for years) have come to think of their customers as muppets. The company is always in a hurry to release its latest and greatest and this follows with either recalls or firmware updates to fix bugs, private messages to bring the equipment over for servicing. If your livelihood does not depend on owning the latest and greatest camera, then wait a few months for the dust to settle before buying.

By the way, why are there no firmware updates for my D800E? Does anyone know?

mgblack74 the point I am trying to make is that companies like Nikon should act responsibly and sell their product when hardware and firmware are up to the task. Updates should only be required to introduce compatibility with new lens/strobes/softwares etc and not to fix bugs that were overlooked at the time of launch. If Juji does the same, it doesn't make it right.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 08:07 UTC
On article Nikon D810 firmware C 1.10 now available (63 comments in total)

What this tells me is that companies like Nikon (whom I have patronized for years) have come to think of their customers as muppets. The company is always in a hurry to release its latest and greatest and this follows with either recalls or firmware updates to fix bugs, private messages to bring the equipment over for servicing. If your livelihood does not depend on owning the latest and greatest camera, then wait a few months for the dust to settle before buying.

By the way, why are there no firmware updates for my D800E? Does anyone know?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 06:23 UTC as 14th comment | 12 replies

So in reality the Zeiss name has been bastardized and consumers are being duped into paying a premium for that little blue badge?

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 09:40 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1579 comments in total)
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Soggoth: Frankly, I don't see any real difference in IQ between RX100IV and RX100III in the studio test scene.

I have the original RX100 and image quality is at par with iteration IV so happy to stick with it. Moreover, the initial model is more ergonomic in hand.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Steve Badger (110 comments in total)

Fabulous shots, Steve. If you ever visit Dubai I would love to go out on a shoot with you.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 13:17 UTC as 52nd comment
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fmian: Seriously needs to have a faster lens.
When I can buy a medium format system camera with f/2.8 lens for $250 why would I want this? Add a bit more money and I can get a polaroid back for it as well. And that would be a well known brand as well instead of an unknown.
Anyway, good luck to them. At least it will get more people interested in analog photography.

fmian, which medium format camera is available for $250 only? I want one too.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 00:39 UTC
On article Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter (73 comments in total)

The warm flashless picture in ambient light is frankly much better. Does anyone know of a LED/other flashlight that can sync with the iPhone 6 attached/remote and that has controllable temperature and intensity? PM me at khizer.pasha@gmail.com

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 06:12 UTC as 9th comment
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Roman Korcek: Erm, what will this Tamron have that the award-winning and one third cheaper Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 does not have? Is it just about the image stabilization? Or those 3mm at the wide end? What am I missing?

I so wish Sigma would come out with an ultrawide to wide 1.8 zoom in the Art range. Holding off purchasing Nikon 14-24/2.8 for my D800E for a while in anticipation...

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 12:21 UTC

I would rather wait a year and buy a Sony with similar specs for roughly the insurance amount.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 08:16 UTC as 31st comment
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Horshack: Sounds like a photo contest that Adobe's Creative Cloud would run :)

Ha ha. You nailed it :)

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 08:15 UTC

Fake orgazzm

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 16:43 UTC as 383rd comment
On article Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS (231 comments in total)
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marcio_napoli: For those saying the price is absurd:

I'm a really, really small fish as a fashion photographer, I can't charge not even a fraction of what this camera cost.

But I've once heard that a big name, national level fashion photographer, charged 60 K for a fashion catalog.

There's another big name I can think of, that shoot bedding and product photography.

His average price is around 30, 40 k per job! I've once heard he charged 95 grand for a larger job.

See? That's where these cameras are finding homes.

For big name photographers, who have their huge reputation tested job after job, nothing makes more sense than a Hasselblad and Phase One.

3 k DSLRs like the D800 only complement their kit for specific needs (higher ISO, more flexibility, need for weather sealing on a beach shooting), and are not their main camera.

Phase and Hassel are their average DSLR.

Buying a used digital back sounds like a good idea that I can explore. Thanks marcio_napoli. I currently use the Nikon D800E.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 04:40 UTC
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