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On article GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort (79 comments in total)

BTW what is GoPro as a company anway? A bunch of suits ordering down on the Chinese, and maybe some designers picking the colour of the plastic? ODM R&D if any is pre done by the Chinese or Taiwanese, all these suits have to do is shelf order, slap some custom lipstick on the pig, and have a cute marketing plan. But what I find most disturbing is the fact that they sell their junk at the same price magnitude as real imaging companies like Canon or Panasonic, effectively forcing the competition to lower their game. Disclaimer: I've done ODM/OEM work in HK.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 21:35 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort (79 comments in total)

Sports cams and rolling shutter can never be in the same sentence. How long did they think they could get away selling expensive junk? Btw, I find it very entertaining how they had named their latest failure "Karma". Life is funny...

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 20:50 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Management jerk-off tech. Traditional broadcasting is going the way of newspapers soon as generation no-attention-span is just around the corner. But who cares when it's not your money? It's like war economics. You just sit in a boardroom and let your pants do the talking. Sorry about the rant, but I'm just sick and tired of this forced feeding...

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 19:18 UTC as 60th comment
On article A photographer's intro to the world of video (98 comments in total)

I'm a video guy who got into photography a few years back.
To me photography is the pursuit of perfection, whereas truly beautiful video embraces chaos - which can sometimes feel almost like opposite endeavours. Perfection in video is multi-frame and emotional, it resides in people's heads, and you'll never find it in a single frame - that's not the point anyway.
My romantic advice to a photographer would be to drop the perfection chase, dump the control freak mindset and stiffness, and embrace motion and chaos. Beauty will slap you in the face in ways you never anticipated.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 19:24 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (182 comments in total)

Maybe I'm old school but general quality of "app store" software is very very low, and also riddled with ads and privacy issues. I want my cameras to be lean and mean capture devices free of 3rd-party junk. If I need 3rd party junk, that's what my PC is for.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:40 UTC as 9th comment
In reply to:

Gediminas 8: For me, the dealbreaker is the poor colour of jpegs. After Fuji I don't want a camera where you have to waste precious time on RAW.

Funny. I disliked Fuji colours when I had one, too candy-like all the time.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 17:29 UTC
On photo furry boots in the Cat challenge II challenge (1 comment in total)

Awesome! :)

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 01:34 UTC as 1st comment

Nice way to lock you into paying MSRP

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 11:36 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (306 comments in total)
In reply to:

Robert Garcia NYC: Please let Rishi shoot the samples. :)

Rishi is alergic to non-FF

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 19:27 UTC

Appreciate your guts to go against the grain, really do.
However, would you agree your pursuit goes more in line with fun and casual than with "timeless" portraiture? I do enjoy your style, but it doesn't have that more timeless fell of other focal lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 10:38 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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tg9413: funny all these ppl criticizing this camera for missing all these feature that you find on a GX series. Dude this is a entry level / fun camera. Too bad the US folks take it all too seriously and expecting every camera should come with loaded belts and whistles. That's maybe why they dont even bother releasing it here. For ones that say this may not have a market, you have no idea about asian female selfie crowd :x
And on side note, if you think it is ridiculous to make a selfie centric cheap little camera, olympus is in the same boat for making the suppose to be glorious PEN-F into some sort of JPG centric camera with a premium price tag.

Yeah. The keyword is FUN. Just the other day I went to my local camera shop and witnessed a young UK couple buying a pink GF7 dual lens kit for their holiday down here. Why not? :)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 19:34 UTC
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Archiver: While the sentiment of a forever lens is wonderful, and the design technology seems to be groundbreaking, a true 'forever lens' is manual focus, and can be serviced by technicians without needing access to parts that will eventually no longer exist.

They wouldn't have to be manual per se: think Pentax Ltds. Also, the Sony A mount still has the screw doesn't it, so they could do it too. Maybe the Sony 135mm f/1.8 could be thought of as a forever lens?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 04:27 UTC

If I want a lens to last forever I'll just buy Voigtlander, Zeiss manuals (made by Cosina most likely), Pentax Ltds (which autofocus btw) or Leica M. Done.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 02:20 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (615 comments in total)

#brute-force-landscapes #machine-gun-portraiture #take-no-prisoners-weddings #gorillas-in-flight #boardroom-candids #oomph-bling-bang

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 16:39 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies

Yes, only available in XXL, one size fits all

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 09:38 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (362 comments in total)

Glad I kept my old man's Super 8 projector :)

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 13:55 UTC as 93rd comment
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (362 comments in total)
In reply to:

lylejk: Here's the better idea. Take someone's digicam output and convert it into Super-8 format. That service would get you much more film business I bet. :)

Film shutters are rolling not global

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
On article Merry Christmas II you: RX1R II sample gallery updated (138 comments in total)

Dunno, the original RX1/R had a nice simplicity about it, a bit of soul perhaps. This one feels like another Sony gadget on steroids.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 20:45 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (402 comments in total)

Buying Canon is like visiting your grandparents house. You are greated with joy and enthusiasm, but once you get inside you notice how nothing's changed. Not that it's a bad thing :)

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 18:01 UTC as 74th comment

GoPro is the biggest marketing scam ever. Action cameras with massive rolling shutter? WTF? If you are going to sell specialised gear, then at least do it properly? The whole of the last decade is now tainted with defective videos and there is no end in sight, as it gave other manufacturers the excuse to sell crappy gear too. How fitting they've picked the name Karma, really hope it does its job.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 19:14 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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