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"Nikon already has a relationship with Sony, could it adopt the company's lens-mount? It's an intriguing thought..."

Makes too much sense. Tokyo 2020 definitely important.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 20:51 UTC as 216th comment
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melgross: First of all, I’ll repeat what I say every time I read an author say that some company or other “welcomes” the competition. Companies don’t welcome competition, particularly when they’re struggling to get somewhere in a market. Yes, they have to say they welcome competition. Otherwise they’re seen as weak, and nervous.

Sony has seen failure after failure in the DSLR race. They have the same 5%, or so, marketshare there as they did when they first bought Konica/Minolta. Going mirrorless was an attempt to enter a market that their much bigger rivals weren’t in. An early arrival in an attempt to own that market. As Canon has shown, a late entry can be very successful if that company understands the market. Canon’s mirrorless is now one of the largest and fastest growing.

Sony knows that if Canikon plays their cards properly, they will again be relegated to third place. And believe me, they aren’t happy about it.

What you say is good except occasionally some companies do go for something they see as better or different "just because" of the challenge or fun of it.

This is how a Sony or Honda grew or in the film camera era think of the practical brilliance of Mr. Mamiya with an interchangeable lens, close-focusing TLR (Try harder, Rolleiflex), the Mamiya Press Camera (that can also used as a semi-view camera mode) or the RB67.

Cosina more recently is another example with the Bessa cameras that did/do have outstanding optical rangefinder viewing and focusing. Too bad, Cosina and Epson didn't continue with the RD digital.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 17:52 UTC

Biggest challenge. OEMs just grafting the EVF on where the OVF was. No creativity in rethinking the form factor and ergonomics. If we are using a video camera for viewing it can be placed anywhere. Not to mention the failure, except for Fuji, to have the viewfinder provide more information and combine the optical and electronic. No doubt, these modern cameras are astounding, digital and inkjet imaging hasn't really sinked in for the philosophy of knowledge, but no one has tried harder except for Fuji, as above, and Ricoh with the modular design.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 17:46 UTC as 240th comment | 5 replies
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (208 comments in total)
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Gesture: Perhaps Apple will think outside the trash can. Make it modular and take advantage of Thunderbolt. Have any Graphics Card be housed in an external unit that could even be moved from computer to computer. Apple hardly makes a computer any longer. I hope they come up with something useful and creative. The PC world is running rings around Apple with form factors, hybrids and touch screen. There is more to computers than iPhones and iPads.

"devices"

That's the word. Closed devices with untouchable components. If you won't allow the user to exchange micro SD cards, then put the 128 GB card in there from the start on any of them, charge a fair price and be done with it.

I expect that Apple will work to upscale the iPad even more and make it its alternative device ti iPhones.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 23:36 UTC
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (208 comments in total)
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Gesture: Perhaps Apple will think outside the trash can. Make it modular and take advantage of Thunderbolt. Have any Graphics Card be housed in an external unit that could even be moved from computer to computer. Apple hardly makes a computer any longer. I hope they come up with something useful and creative. The PC world is running rings around Apple with form factors, hybrids and touch screen. There is more to computers than iPhones and iPads.

Is this Mr. K himself.
Just kidding, a Cosina admirer myself.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 18:21 UTC
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (208 comments in total)
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Gesture: Perhaps Apple will think outside the trash can. Make it modular and take advantage of Thunderbolt. Have any Graphics Card be housed in an external unit that could even be moved from computer to computer. Apple hardly makes a computer any longer. I hope they come up with something useful and creative. The PC world is running rings around Apple with form factors, hybrids and touch screen. There is more to computers than iPhones and iPads.

Hardly trolling as someone who has worked on Macs since 1984 and works today on MacOS, Windows and LInux machines. Simply noting what is happening and disappointed in the path Apple has chosen to go. The 12" MacBook SHOULD be like the wonderful hybrid machines available in the PC world that function like a traditional laptop, used as a partially open book or as a tablet.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 17:24 UTC
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (208 comments in total)
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Martin JC: Apple are a phone company.

Their income derives from phones and 'apps'. Developing hardware/software interaction has fallen from the 'vision'.

Absolutely,. I expect even the laptop computers to go bye-bye. I expect continued maturation of the iPad into a laptop replacement. Look at all the marvelous Windows hybrid machines, computers not much larger than a stick of gum running Windows 10, the creative list goes on.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 16:39 UTC
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (208 comments in total)
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nerd2: They just decided to use their own ARM processor for their macs...

I have totally no idea what they will put inside their 'pro' machines. Bunch of iPhone chips?

Multiple processor computing. You are correct. A hundred Snapdragon processors in parallel.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 16:36 UTC
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (208 comments in total)
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BeaverTerror: Someone explain to me what Mac exclusive softwares people are so attached to and why the PC alternatives to these are considered so unusable that Mac users are still holding on to their non-upgradable 2013 era machines. I'm not trying to be provocative. I actually want to know.

There were advantages in things like networking and, especially, proprioception, but Windows has clearly closed the gap.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 16:35 UTC
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (208 comments in total)

Perhaps Apple will think outside the trash can. Make it modular and take advantage of Thunderbolt. Have any Graphics Card be housed in an external unit that could even be moved from computer to computer. Apple hardly makes a computer any longer. I hope they come up with something useful and creative. The PC world is running rings around Apple with form factors, hybrids and touch screen. There is more to computers than iPhones and iPads.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 16:34 UTC as 42nd comment | 10 replies
On article Olympus PEN E-PL9 headed to the US and Canada (181 comments in total)
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Gesture: Incredible to think they are up to E-PL9, says an E-PL1 owner!

PS. Rangefinder mirrorless style means a small EVF in the upper left corner on the back, something only Panasonic has really understood.

Yes. There were ways to handle this. An early Nikon, P60 "P&S" had a corner EVF. But Nikon dropped that idea for years.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 02:12 UTC
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Gesture: I wonder who actually makes these?

I've seen raw video (by which I mean unscripted) on YouTube from around the factory areas in SE China and, yes, this generation is doing better by many measures than earlier ones, but it's hardly a glamorous life.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 18:19 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL9 headed to the US and Canada (181 comments in total)

Incredible to think they are up to E-PL9, says an E-PL1 owner!

PS. Rangefinder mirrorless style means a small EVF in the upper left corner on the back, something only Panasonic has really understood.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 18:12 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On article Olympus PEN E-PL9 headed to the US and Canada (181 comments in total)
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desmond2046: Why would anyone choose this over Panasonic GX85?

Olympus colors? Joking aside, I've always found Olympus to have a great handle on color tonality and overall image character, even better than Canon. Try something as simple as Olympus XZ-1. Wonderful image quality even from that smaller sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 18:11 UTC

I wonder who actually makes these?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 16:51 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies

Ricoh has done what it said it would since acquiring Pentax. Look how many DSLR models have been issued.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 13:54 UTC as 68th comment

Worth ... every ... penny.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 02:51 UTC as 118th comment
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FrequencyDancer: Way back, the Epson P3000 filled this kind of role, albeit in a rudimentary way.

It was a great product, but didn’t keep pace with rapid industry changes; expanding raw types, file sizes, video types and applications.

I kept mine going as long as I could with upgrades to larger hard drive capacities and firmware hacks, but eventually hit too many limits.

Great to see the concept getting a sustained reboot, and seemingly addressing the application untility and performance limits. Given the small potential market, kickstarter seems a good platform for periodic reboots to keep up with change.

More competition from tablets now though.

Many times, construction quality is an issue/differentiator. I've seen many gee-whiz devices let done by something as simple as poorly engineered micro USB connector.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 20:08 UTC
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sibuzaru: Really nice evolution, especially the removable battery, just wish it was the same for the internal SSD, doesn't had to be a slot, but at least the option to open it and replace

Yes, Archos-too early to the game with stuff.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 20:06 UTC

That's what I have been waiting for. I must subscribe!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 14:17 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
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