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Mariano Pacifico: Nikon never recovered from the "earthquake". Sony's news is about its dominance in sensor not about their camera.

Sony lost in cellphone war ... portable music player ... stereos ... computers ... purchase of Nokia and so many lamentable business decisions.

Something went wrong. One would think that of Sony, Samsung or Panasonic (one of the camera + electronics giants) one would have come up with a compelling, better than anything else phone+camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 18:17 UTC
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PLShutterbug: Good for Polito.

However I am shocked that her lawyer posted that diatribe. It is disgraceful that a "professional" acted in such an unprofessional manner.

Commercial photographers: REVIEW YOUR CONTRACTS.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 16:58 UTC
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sop51: The article doesn't mention if the defendants have sufficient recoverable assets to satisfy this judgement, or some type of liability insurance policy that would cover such acts. If they don't, the wedding photographer won't see any part of that award. The Goldmans are still waiting for OJ to send them their money.

No responsible attorney should undertake such an action without some realistic possibility of recovery for his/her client. Perhaps the plaintiff's attorney was charging by the hour, in which case the wedding photographer will be left paying thousands in legal fees and never see a dime of the award. All for $125.

"No responsible attorney should undertake such an action without some realistic possibility of recovery for his/her client."

What. Can't someone pursue an action because they think it is honorable?

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 16:56 UTC

I would also cancel all the rebadge point and shoots. Stick to what you excel at: APS-C and Full Frame traditional digital SLRs. But, wow, why not try one with an EVF-only or hybrid viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 14:59 UTC as 84th comment | 3 replies
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Tungsten Nordstein: What is the actual film under the packaging?

That was my guess.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 00:03 UTC

https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/found-film-plus-x-pan-late-50s-in-france.5498078/

https://www.photo.net/discuss/search/3730962/?q=found+film&o=date&c[node]=1903&c[user][0]=614297

If you search gene m, found film in Classic Manual Cameras forum you will find lots of cool stuff plus people using film cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 21:13 UTC as 40th comment
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AbrasiveReducer: So a guy found a roll of film from 1965 inside an old camera and it's an internet sensation.

This appears to be taking advantage of some recent finds of very old film. But in this case only the camera is old. What does the 1929 date in the story headline have to do with the photos?

Was it in a Time Machine?

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 21:02 UTC

Learn to visit photo.net Classic Manual Cameras forum and you will find MANY wonderful examples of this sort of thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 17:22 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply

Isn't this an article for DPReview CONNECT?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 22:04 UTC as 2nd comment

BS. Wood and brass, please.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 00:58 UTC as 7th comment
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Dee Fitch: Chances are I'll never see the movie, period. These staged/battle/action scenes in war movies are so phony and monotonous, and they really grate on me. I guess your average Joe moviegoer laps it up so movie guys don't challenge themselves to make better. There are more interesting and creative ways to depict battle.

Time Magazine just had a pretty long article on the film and interview with Nolan. If anything, it's good to see film being taken seriously.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 18:35 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)

The kind of thing Nikon does so well. Dare I say, D750 and D810=Good Values.
And yet.
"I want a bulky heavy camera for real photography."
"I love having 25 or so buttons, switches, dials, levers."
"It's not a real camera unless it has an OVF."

No. Keep some traditional platforms but try streamlining the bulk and interface of these cameras, reduce the clutter and improve ergonomics, try one model with an EVF, even more daring, develop a model with hybrid VF and superior connectivity. Push the envelope with power management.

We don't need more Buick Skylarks and Regals, come up with something inventive.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 14:05 UTC as 81st comment | 3 replies

I'll take the 50mm Nokton-the original.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 01:35 UTC as 37th comment
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (416 comments in total)
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FranciscoPhoto: I sincerely hope that none of these things happen however It's quite possible that in the not so distant future we'll all be regulated by the following:
1. Pre-flight approval for every flight and realtime GPS monitoring by a governing body.
2. Recreational drone flight will eventually become illegal.
3. Local authorities will have the ability to take control of your aircraft while in flight.
4. Professional drone flight will eventually become heavily restricted and illegal in many Jurisdictions which will force large manufactures out of business due to a significant drop in sales and future demand.

There will be ways to work responsibly and officially, although I think you may be right about recreational users-from safety and personal privacy aspects.

Also, one wonders: are drones hackable; how secure are they once in flight?

But I think the industrial-commercial use of drones is still in its infancy, including in areas like real estate, the construction industry, agricultural and livestock inspection, pipeline inspection, ranching, search and rescue, etc.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 16:28 UTC
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (416 comments in total)
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Adam007: This discussion is interesting to me on several levels, but I'll focus on just one: the role of tort law - which governs liability for accidents.

I think many commentators here have an unrealistic understanding of the legal situation drone manufacturers will find themselves in, when - not if - that long-dreaded collision with a jumbo jet occurs. DJI (or whomever) will be sued by everybody involved, and unless DJI can demonstrate that it did *everything* technologically possible to minimize collisions, it is eventually going to lose one of these bet-the-industry cases.

I doubt the typical drone operator has liability insurance - I also teach insurance law, and the drone insurance market is nascent. The few who do are unlikely to have coverage sufficient for significant accident. I totally get that many people here want to be treated as responsible adults, but the the reality is that the legal system will treat them as "children" inadequately supervised by their "parents" - DJI.

Yes. I see a lot of drone footage on YouTube and it is amazing that (more) accidents don't happen. Flying among dense arrays of taller buildings, by places where people aggregate, etc.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 16:05 UTC
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (416 comments in total)

What other companies produce drones of comparable quality and service support and what are their policies?

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 17:33 UTC as 97th comment | 3 replies
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Al wants a bagel: I imagine this is so that they can make a small full frame compact camera. The curvature of the sensor probably allows for the use of smaller lenses, without running into aberration issues.

Imagine a full frame camera that's pocketable. Shut up and take my money.

However, I sincerely doubt that Nikon would maximize that design. Even Micro 4/3rds-the camera body and lenses seem much larger than what could be attained. Most of the bodies still dwarf the sensor.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 14:16 UTC
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flashcactus: Having read some erudite and also some smart- Aleky replies, I suggest that rather than recalculating everything for a specific curved sensor, sensors will adapt their curvature to the specific lens fitted. That makes universality possible.
Besides that, (some) lenses of the future could actually be flat, and use metal instead of glass. That has been tried, and would upset quite a few calculations.

But what percent improvement over we have now is possible? Chasing rainbows. I think the OEMs would do better to work on ergonomics, interfaces and connectivity of cameras. Photography is alive and well, just being done on smart phones. Sharing, viewing, transmitting.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 14:15 UTC

Can't remember a camera line so informed about as the DL Series being cancelled?
Nikon, we know great DSLRs are your bread and butter, but do something exciting. Coolpix A-abandoned. 1" sensor with fixed lenses-abandoned. Nikon 1-???

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 14:13 UTC as 10th comment
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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Gesture: Beautiful photos. PROPS PROPS PROPS to Panasonic for getting an excellent size sensor in a number of outstanding compact form factors with EVFs DONE RIGHT.

Good comments. Still give Panasonic great credit for these form factors. Hadn't seen the corner EVF since an early Nikon consumer model. I'm not expecting a $1,000 EVF.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 02:01 UTC
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