Sangster

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It would seem disingenuous to make a comparison of an entry level camera without consideration of what each brand's systems offers in terms of lenses, accessories, etc. I mean when you buy an ILC you are buying into a system not just the body.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2020 at 01:54 UTC as 36th comment

There are mistakes in the comparison table. Flash sync speeds for the Sony A7ii, A7iii should be 1/250

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 00:20 UTC as 10th comment

Wonder what the total unit run of the A7ii is? Sony must be making money hand over fist; having long ago fully amortized the R&D costs of that model. Reminds me of the old Pentax K1000 film SLR that was produced from 1976-1997.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2020 at 19:54 UTC as 14th comment

Speaking purely from the perspective of the economics of supply and demand if manufacturers want to move more units they need to lower the price. Apple gets it. They introduced the $399 SE model in this challenging economic environment.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2020 at 19:56 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies
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jay jay02: Sony have never been a camera company. And probably never will be

Sony has been making Handycams since 1985.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2020 at 19:43 UTC
On article Nikon interview: "We’re at a transitional stage" (495 comments in total)

"At a certain point, we hope that all DSLR customers will [ultimately] be satisfied by the features provided by mirrorless, and will shift to the Z system. That’s the goal."

Looks like this is Nikon's official statement that it is transitioning to 100% mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 18:21 UTC as 116th comment | 16 replies

Photographs have become a commodity and that is the challenge facing the whole industry.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2020 at 21:06 UTC as 74th comment

Far more profitable than the Japanese companies selling hardware.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2019 at 22:03 UTC as 78th comment
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (682 comments in total)

Sony with the first mover advantage into mirrorless have products at every price point. You want affordable entry-level mirrorless system you want grow into? They still sell the A6000! You want the latest bells and whistles and have money to spend? They now have the 6600 and 16-55 f2.8. I think it will be challenging for Canikon.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 16:19 UTC as 152nd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z50 review (1992 comments in total)
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Ilia Snopchenko: Any idea why Nikon put IBIS into the full frame models but not into the APS-C one? The inverse was long thought impossible in the times of the first Minolta (then Sony) APS-C DSLRs, but then the stabilized FF bodies were released. So what's keeping the companies from implementing that which is long since proven to work?

Maybe Nikon decided to launch this model as a way to get new users into the new Nikon Z-mount. Once in, they hope a subset of these users who want more goodies like IBIS will upgrade to Nikon Z6/7.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 18:26 UTC
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Simon97: If you're going to invest in the Sony APS-C system, look closely at the lenses first. Most of the budget/kit zoom lenses are quite frankly awful. Virtually every other system has improved the optics of their base lenses to keep up with the higher MP of the sensors. We're not shooting 6mp cameras anymore.

Maybe this is all part of Sony's strategy to have APS-C users who want more to migrate to Sony FF products.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2019 at 16:38 UTC

I thought the eagle with fox and rabbit should have won the pro category. Never seen anything like that before.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2019 at 03:59 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony FE 35mm F1.8 sample gallery (324 comments in total)
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zeratulmrye: Looking at the price in Canada and Europe, this lens is probably priced at $600 originally. But since it's manufactured in China so the price was increased due to the trade war. Just a guess.

I do recall seeing optical equipment listed on the US Commerce Department's website as being impacted by the Trump tariffs.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2019 at 00:16 UTC
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Horshack: Here are charts I created with monthly CIPA data.
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-L5Ngd8s/0/89a88f06/O/i-L5Ngd8s.png

First table shows monthly unit ILC sales (shipped). Second table shows monthly YoY % difference (for example, B15 = B3/B4). Third table shows monthly YoY % difference as percentage of the total Year-to-Year difference (for example, B26 = B16/$N16).

The first chart depicts the monthly sales data [first table].

The second chart needs a little more explanation. 2019 got off to a very slow start but it wasn't clear how well any particular month predicted the sales trend for that full year, so this chart shows how each month unit sales numbers correlate to the full year-over-year sales for that year. The closer to 100%, the better that month's YoY sales trend tracked that year's full YoY sales trend.

And here is a chart showing avg revenue per unit, showing the trend to premium cameras:
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NGMCRCt/1/966263d3/O/i-NGMCRCt.png

My 2c is that as the overall pie was expanding way back in 2012 manufacturers were more willing to accept lower margin per unit to compete for volume/market share. Now as the product cycle is in decline they are moving to a high margin/low volume strategy. You see this as many mass marketers have exited the segment and there is far less (if any) price competition among remaining retailers.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2019 at 19:37 UTC
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Horshack: Here are charts I created with monthly CIPA data.
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-L5Ngd8s/0/89a88f06/O/i-L5Ngd8s.png

First table shows monthly unit ILC sales (shipped). Second table shows monthly YoY % difference (for example, B15 = B3/B4). Third table shows monthly YoY % difference as percentage of the total Year-to-Year difference (for example, B26 = B16/$N16).

The first chart depicts the monthly sales data [first table].

The second chart needs a little more explanation. 2019 got off to a very slow start but it wasn't clear how well any particular month predicted the sales trend for that full year, so this chart shows how each month unit sales numbers correlate to the full year-over-year sales for that year. The closer to 100%, the better that month's YoY sales trend tracked that year's full YoY sales trend.

And here is a chart showing avg revenue per unit, showing the trend to premium cameras:
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NGMCRCt/1/966263d3/O/i-NGMCRCt.png

The average revenue per units says a lot. Look at how much the prices have increased. For example from Jan 2012 with an average $306 USD per unit to Jan 2019 $562! That is up 84%

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2019 at 19:01 UTC
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Sangster: Yeah, I remember former FBI chief James Comey recommended taping over your webcam. Anything on a network is not secure.

Clearly, you are missing the point. Review last sentence.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2019 at 22:38 UTC

Yeah, I remember former FBI chief James Comey recommended taping over your webcam. Anything on a network is not secure.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2019 at 19:31 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
On photo Oasis in the Wet - Dry challenge (12 comments in total)
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Sangster: Crescent Lake Oasis in Gansu. It's pretty iconic. I took a shot from that sand bank to the right near sunset after most of the tourists have left. That is one of those moments that will stay with me forever.

When I was there a decade ago the existence of that pond was being threatened by the declining water table due to tourism development. Glad to see it is surviving.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2019 at 17:39 UTC
On photo Oasis in the Wet - Dry challenge (12 comments in total)

Crescent Lake Oasis in Gansu. It's pretty iconic. I took a shot from that sand bank to the right near sunset after most of the tourists have left. That is one of those moments that will stay with me forever.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2019 at 04:39 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies

good bye social media

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2019 at 01:47 UTC as 129th comment | 4 replies
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