Craig from Nevada

Craig from Nevada

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Apr 7, 2012

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healy: the video is unwatchable.

its too shouty, too manic and too echoey.

he may be a good photographer, but his teaching skills are zero.

afraid i just wanted to slap him and shut him up.

I found the off switch to be sufficient to stop him.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 10:26 UTC

Who is he waving at?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 14:38 UTC as 22nd comment

"Full frame is the trend. If Nikon will go mirrorless it must be full frame."

Hardly anything earth shattering in this statement--The question is whether Nikon is willing and able to build a mirrorless that people are willing to buy?

Full frame is the format that gives them the best chance in this market, particularly if they view current APS-C users as potential converts to full frame mirrorless. They still have to build a worthy camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 14:16 UTC as 16th comment

Scotty: "Admiral, there be whales here."

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 11:59 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

"Attention Shoppers: Blue Light special in Aisle 6."

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 12:49 UTC as 29th comment
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tangbunna: for pets, they use the word "Rescue"
for humans, they use the word "Arrest"

Did you stop to consider that there is a reason for such a distinction?

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 19:41 UTC

Exile the offenders to Camden.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 12:59 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On photo My Room in Costa Rica 2009 DP in the My Room challenge (12 comments in total)

Very nice. The room is a little sparse and the monochrome adds to the feeling.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 13:08 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Nectar Dancing in the A Big Year - birds challenge (4 comments in total)

Well done.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 01:13 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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Craig from Nevada: I have the TG-4 and like it a great deal.

It is the ideal travel camera serving as the durable take it on the trail or in the water camera an as a back-up camera. The combination size, price, performance and durability work for me. The JPEGS are nice.

The TG-5 appears to be a worthy successor to the TG-4 in most respects except for the price. I recall the TG-4 was priced at $349in December 2015 and the TG-5 is $100 better. While the TG-5 is an upgrade over the TG-4, I am not sure if this camera is a $100 better. Olympus needs to keep its eye on the price point.

Sure there is. The second best rugged camera you can buy right now.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 23:47 UTC
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Craig from Nevada: I have the TG-4 and like it a great deal.

It is the ideal travel camera serving as the durable take it on the trail or in the water camera an as a back-up camera. The combination size, price, performance and durability work for me. The JPEGS are nice.

The TG-5 appears to be a worthy successor to the TG-4 in most respects except for the price. I recall the TG-4 was priced at $349in December 2015 and the TG-5 is $100 better. While the TG-5 is an upgrade over the TG-4, I am not sure if this camera is a $100 better. Olympus needs to keep its eye on the price point.

My point is that with the TG-5 at this price point, they will lose the vacation crowd--those who pick up a Tough camera for the trip to Maui or the rafting trip. The camera is a nice add on to take on the vacation.

The risk is that the price of the TG-5 now moves the camera from a nice little item to buy before you leave on the expensive trip, to an expense that has to be considered.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 11:00 UTC

I have the TG-4 and like it a great deal.

It is the ideal travel camera serving as the durable take it on the trail or in the water camera an as a back-up camera. The combination size, price, performance and durability work for me. The JPEGS are nice.

The TG-5 appears to be a worthy successor to the TG-4 in most respects except for the price. I recall the TG-4 was priced at $349in December 2015 and the TG-5 is $100 better. While the TG-5 is an upgrade over the TG-4, I am not sure if this camera is a $100 better. Olympus needs to keep its eye on the price point.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 13:09 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies

Thanks to the crews on the ground fighting these fires. It is a very tough job.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 22:37 UTC as 36th comment

I want to go and break the law. Awesome.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 13:17 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
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TimurD: I really wish it had a full frame sensor and a 14-200 f1. 4 zoom, with 36mp and in body stab, as well as a large built in EVF and some sort of high res mode to go up to 100mp hand held. Then I'd buy it for 250$

The latest firmware update to the TG-4 will fulfill all of your wishes and at no cost.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
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Drive: What would be interesting is the development of manufacturing costs. ILC industry revenue may only be down 15% from 2012, but it does not tell us anything about the drops in industry profit. Even if we account for very modest Japanese inflation, the drop is already 19%. Were we to take U.S. inflation rates it would already be 21% or 23% using a historical inflation of 2%.

You need to consider currency fluctuations in your analysis.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 12:54 UTC
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stevo23: What did Samsung first say when rumors surfaced? I recall there was denial.

Strange that Pentax would exit after just releasing such a killer set of DSLRs.

We live in a world where more people are taking more pictures than ever before, but no longer require or desire what has been traditionally considered a camera to do so, This does not bode well for any traditional camera manufacturer. The company has a fiduciary responsibility to its shareholders and an exit might be in the best interests of shareholders.

Three points--First, Pentax has achieved critical success with its recent releases but critical and commercial success are not the same things. Second--consideration and adaptation are not the same things. Anyone would look at the numbers. Significant resources will be required for the next generation of cameras with little or no guarantee of commercial success. Indeed the outlook is not bright. Third, two or three makers will depart before this is over. They will seek to invest in enterprises that will bring profit.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 13:27 UTC

This is a difficult market. A company participating in this market would naturally consider all options, including exit, as part of any long-term strategy, particularly if the books are full of red ink. Consideration and exit are not the same things.

I seem to recall a similar rumor about Olympus a few years ago.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 19:21 UTC as 19th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (908 comments in total)
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livelong: Now, package this with a lens and sell it for $6,500, and you got yourself a customer.

I think Fuji will do very well with the current offering. They are $2000 than the MF cameras identified above.

As I read the article I wondered what price point would be necessary to really make this a viable option for a broader market--I was thinking about 20 percent or maybe $4,999. MF for all. The deal you describe might do it.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 23:10 UTC
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Wrong my friend. I would say "meh". I find these executive interview to be meaningless drivel. DPReview throws watermelon questions out there and the execs drivel back.

Fortunately, Sony, Olympus and Fuji products have far more substance than the interviews offered by execs. I really do admire Sony cameras.

So you lost your bet but not surprising as you don't know me and just offer an uninformed opinion about me and what I might or might not say. Not too bright.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 14:23 UTC
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