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AbrasiveReducer: Unfortunate, but Olympus results should make Nikon's look fabulous. But we're still taking this in, and the stock market is still going up. Read about the Great Depression and how long it took for people to realize the depth of it. I think, after Christmas, things will have sunk in, but maybe not before.

The Great Depression was all about aggregate demand, not the financial markets. The problems within the financial markets were the canary in the coal mine, not the cause.

That said, yes this situation is not the same as 1929, but we do have some very scary potential issues we need to watch for; chiefly the threat of deflation, and how that can bring on the very same issue of a downward spiral in aggregate demand.

Check the CPI (Consumer Price Index). Falling prices is NOT a good thing. Left unchecked it can mean business no longer can sell products for profitable margins, and they in turn stop production, lay off workers, and stop capital investments; which in turn triggers more downward pressures on prices as people have less money to spend....

it's always about aggregate demand.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2020 at 08:01 UTC
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Priaptor: I read an interesting article the other day about Ferrari. Their stock has held up extremely well, has outperformed every other auto stock through the pandemic and has outperformed almost all stocks, save a few of the high fliers. Demand remained high during and as we exit the pandemic.

It made me wonder if we will witness a similar phenomena with Leica compared to Sony, Nikon and Canon for similar reasons.

What you guys are touching on is elasticity. Yeah, it's true that Ferrari, and other top end luxury makers have not suffered as much as others, rest assured that any long term downturns in demand will eventually hit them just as hard, if not harder; the key word being long term... like if we were to hit say, a deflationary spiral.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2020 at 07:54 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 S (630 comments in total)
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Jack Jian: Of all the modern 70-200mm, the Canon RF wins hands down.

@NexLupus LOL. Completely different level.... lol.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2020 at 18:36 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 S (630 comments in total)
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Rooru S: Years ago> who is gonna buy such a big lens on a tiny mirrorless!
Now> this mirrorless lens is better than the other mirrorless lens!

Thanks Sony for making Canon and Nikon jump into the fullframe mirrorless ship sooner.

Haha I think NexLupus is convinced that if keeps repeating the line that the Canon RF 70-200 is soft people might believe him.

I'm sure this lens will be a good one. I already know the RF 70-200 is a good one, and it fits in my bag. I do think some optical compromises were made vs. the potential of what Canon could have come out with, but I think hey succeeded in making a lens that is smaller, lighter, and every bit as good as the EF 70-200 III.

When Canon comes out with the other two lenses to complete a f2.0 trinity, nobody will be talking about any slight edge in optical quality this Nikon may or may not have vs. an RF mount.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2020 at 18:35 UTC
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sh10453: An assembly facility in California???
That means the prices would go up by 500%. Well, that means sales will drop significantly.
Solution: DJI will be hiring illegal immigrants for slave labor, but eventually will be busted.

Now if the US puts DJI on the black list, like they put Huawie, then we should see DJI drones dropping down to something like 1/2 the current prices after a while.
Who said Trump isn't smart? He just needs someone to tell him that Obama owns DJI shares ... lol :-)

The problem isn't American wages vs. Chinese wages, the problem for most consumer electronics companies is scale. In the past, literally nobody in the world was as capable of scaling for things like iPhones; it's an issue that involves labor, capital equipment, and supply chain logistics. Today, China enjoys less leverage than in the past, but the scaling issue is still present. Automation and AI are going to hit China HARD within the next 10-15 years, and they will lose that scaling advantage fairly quickly..

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2019 at 05:08 UTC
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mfinley: Travel tripod in order of importance
1) length folded up
2) weight
3) stability
4 height

Price is measured by value and value is measured by how many of the 4 do you get and in what order.

Peakdesign's priority was -
1) height
2) stability
3) length folded up
4) weight

Then they put a $600 price tag on a $150 product....

... back to the kickstarter drawing board I'm afraid. This is just an incremental improvement and incremental is not worth $600.00

Geez, someone should let them know to contact mfinley, so that they can get it "right" next time, I mean... it's not like their offering is already one of the most successful kickstarters of all time or anything.

Quick! Contact mfinley so they can get back to the drawing board.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2019 at 21:01 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS RP (787 comments in total)
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samhain: Everyone tells Canon they want IBIS.

Canon responds by giving us a plastic FF body with the 6DII sensor aimed at jpeg shooters.

😐

Look at the bright side- atleast the video is crippled and the battery can manage 210 shots while using the EVF.
That’s a plus, right?

@EthanP99 Yes, I know. It's still fundamentally magnesium alloy innards. Nobody talks about the A7III back panel, and calls that camera plastic.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 07:27 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS RP (787 comments in total)
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samhain: Everyone tells Canon they want IBIS.

Canon responds by giving us a plastic FF body with the 6DII sensor aimed at jpeg shooters.

😐

Look at the bright side- atleast the video is crippled and the battery can manage 210 shots while using the EVF.
That’s a plus, right?

Ummm... it's magnesium alloy, not plastic. It's a low end camera... probably THE low end FF camera right now.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 05:37 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS R sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

f/2 baby!

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2019 at 04:34 UTC as 1st comment
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AlexLex: Not a single soul here, at this moment, held and work with this lens, but so many of you knows already its a home run, no brainier, stellar, game changer etc.. etc...
I'm quite sure that Nikon work it out well, but please, get real bot's...

Do you even own an A7 or A9? They feel identical in the hand. The grip on the EOS R is miles ahead of the Sony; I’ll agree with you about the stupidity of the on/off switch.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2019 at 03:33 UTC
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AlexLex: Not a single soul here, at this moment, held and work with this lens, but so many of you knows already its a home run, no brainier, stellar, game changer etc.. etc...
I'm quite sure that Nikon work it out well, but please, get real bot's...

@RubberDials
"Sorry, no-one would say this, and you just revealed that you've never even held an A9, let alone rented one."
The advantages of Sony are its feature set and tech, the A7 series and A9 are almost universally maligned for their ergonomics and build relative to pro level Canikons. It's REALLY hard to spot any build quality differences between an A7iii and an A9, because there aren't many; the overall feel and build quality are equal. The overall level of refinement in body construction between my A7iii and Canon EOS R are not equal... the Canon wins there hands down. Everything from the rounded corners and chamfered edges, to the depth of the button travel, to the rigidity of the dials is better on the Canon. The A7iii is a more capable camera, hands down, but it IS NOT built more robustly, nor is the A9... that's a joke.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 18:52 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: Nikon hits a home run with this lens. For those who own a Z, this is a no brainer. For those deciding, this may be the lens that justifies the system.

Great IQ, small, light, and for what it does, reasonably priced.

With this lens and Z you have a very portable and potent travel, landscape, hiking, mountaineering setup. With a Z7 and this lens, and going to the great outdoors for shooting landscapes, you do have a mini D850 setup.

This is one more example why it's difficult to judge a camera without also taking into account the lenses, because this lens brings new possibilities to the camera.

Kudos to Nikon!

It’s an F4... nobody is going to buy into a system just to get the opportunity to shoot an F4. LOL.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 22:29 UTC
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AlexLex: Not a single soul here, at this moment, held and work with this lens, but so many of you knows already its a home run, no brainier, stellar, game changer etc.. etc...
I'm quite sure that Nikon work it out well, but please, get real bot's...

The EOS R doesn’t have a plastic body, check out the lensrental tear down, it’s a lightened magnesium body.

I own both an A7iii and an EOS R, the R is built better across the board.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 22:20 UTC
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steelhead3: Besides the sensor, it looks like Sony is selling its stabilization also.

Yeah...THEY'RE the nut jobs. I mean, it's incomprehensible to suggest hat Nikon is using off the shelf Sony stuff with slight tweaks here and there so that they can claim a difference for their own market.

Who cares. In all this mirrorless brand debate over specs people have forgotten that the camera is only half of the equation; glass matters just as much if not more so. Sony and Nikon are still behind the ability of Canon, and I say that being a Sony and Canon owner.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 21:55 UTC
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EcoR1: There is a one big mistake that people are making with these camera comparisons. Don’t try to compare this new Canon with a Sony A7 iii. Compare it to older Sony A7 ii. Similar battery life, one cardslot etc. Of course the Sony had IBIS even then and now you can buy the camera at 1000$. When thing are put into right perspective the new Canon R sounds like a robbery at 2300$.

@NikonZ Riiiight. Sony sold 4 out of 10 full frame cameras in 2018 so far... that's including DSLR sales.

Just go back to Nikonrumors where Peter has you all spooging into each others mouth over the greatness of single card slots, horrible black out, sloppy AF, cheap feeling lenses, and non functional "battery" grips.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 23:38 UTC
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EcoR1: There is a one big mistake that people are making with these camera comparisons. Don’t try to compare this new Canon with a Sony A7 iii. Compare it to older Sony A7 ii. Similar battery life, one cardslot etc. Of course the Sony had IBIS even then and now you can buy the camera at 1000$. When thing are put into right perspective the new Canon R sounds like a robbery at 2300$.

@NikonZ Nice trolling. Why don't you take a gander over at dxo and check out how many of those mediocre Sony lenses outperform their Nikon/Canon counterparts.

Go back to Nikonrumors where you belong.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 22:38 UTC
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Checat: I don't like how this camera looks, it reminds me of "futuristic styling" from 1980 :/, a bit like Batman camera (still a bit better than Blackmagic pcc4k). Touch strip, weird on/off... I will prefer a joystick and a selection wheel.
From a positive point of view lenses look promising (50 f1.2 and 24-105 f4), so maybe in the future, I will invest in the system. But for now 3fps with subject tracking, no eye af are deal breakers for me (poor battery, 1 card slot, and 4k crop are not helping).

It's got eye AF ONLY in AFS... single shot eye AF.... yeah, that's super awesome =/

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 22:35 UTC
On article Which is better: Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III (1515 comments in total)
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BeaverTerror: Looks like Nikon dropped the ball on this one. Worse AF and shooting speed (devastating), single card slot. Most noteworthy advantages are better weather sealing, better video user experience, and a slightly larger grip (nice to have but enough to compete?).

New mount with hardly any lenses in the immediate term, adapter costs extra money and makes overall size larger. Are new Nikon customers expected to buy legacy Nikon lenses to use with the adapter, only to replace them in a couple of years when more compact native mount equivalents become available?

Doesn't look like a great choice for people other than current Nikon owners.

*Adapted

If you're keeping it real, you forgot to leave out that kind of important info.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 00:18 UTC
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Lobbamobba: It would be interesting to see Sony sales figures for this week. Talk about a nose dive.

@Lobbamobba "Sony specs look like something from the 90s in comparison. Personally I enjoy the original A7 alot. But many buy based on specs and there Sony just got its ass handed to it."

Wat? LOL. Is this like Russian facebook propaganda? Are you sitting in some Dungeon, working furiously posting information from an alternate reality in an effort to help Nikon save face? Are they holding you hostage??

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 18:55 UTC
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LessMirrored19: Your 6 hours of coverage is done nikon.

23, let me help out with another.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 19:32 UTC
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