Craig from Nevada

Craig from Nevada

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

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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 (918 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

Meh.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:42 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
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Craig from Nevada: The E-620 was and continues to be my favorite 43 model. The camera when paired with the 12-60mm, 50-200mm, or 50mm lenses came closer to realizing the potential of 43 in terms of price, size and capability than the SHG lenses on an E-5.

Many here rightfully comment on the SHG lenses and their quality, but for me the High Grade line of lenses struck the balance between quality, weather resistance, size and price far better than the SHG lenses. They are large compared to most m43 lenses today, but not for their time. The 50-200mm has not been replaced.

Olympus offered nice underwater housings and ports for the E-330, E-510 and E-620 models that added additional capabilities. These were priced competitively with other similar systems (Ikelite).

Micro 43 has moved forward to better realize the goals of size and image quality through mirrorless cameras. The E-330, E-4xx, E-510 and E-620 paired with HG glass is the evolutionary path to where we are today. I still use this gear

The illuminated buttons are nice. I still use the camera regularly.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 22:55 UTC

The E-620 was and continues to be my favorite 43 model. The camera when paired with the 12-60mm, 50-200mm, or 50mm lenses came closer to realizing the potential of 43 in terms of price, size and capability than the SHG lenses on an E-5.

Many here rightfully comment on the SHG lenses and their quality, but for me the High Grade line of lenses struck the balance between quality, weather resistance, size and price far better than the SHG lenses. They are large compared to most m43 lenses today, but not for their time. The 50-200mm has not been replaced.

Olympus offered nice underwater housings and ports for the E-330, E-510 and E-620 models that added additional capabilities. These were priced competitively with other similar systems (Ikelite).

Micro 43 has moved forward to better realize the goals of size and image quality through mirrorless cameras. The E-330, E-4xx, E-510 and E-620 paired with HG glass is the evolutionary path to where we are today. I still use this gear

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 13:20 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (369 comments in total)
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beavertown: How could this D5500s camera deserve a review while a lot of worthwhile ones have been queuing up for ages...

What in your mind makes a camera more worthy of review?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 01:21 UTC
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EricWN: Apart from the one question about the x100F, the only product the majority of readers here will ever be willing to afford, this reads like a joy fest without any critical elements. You could include questions from the forums, topics that are common in the forum etc. Besides, like last time, in a proper Interview I expect to be able to understand who says what, calling out the person who provides the statement.

Kaz,

I think a broader market is exactly what Fuji has in mind with the GFX. All of this is contingent of Fuji being able to drive the price down while achieving a qualitative advantage over full frame.

Competing with Nikon and Canon head on in full frame format is probably not a winning strategy for Fuji. They have an opportunity to get a head start.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
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EricWN: Apart from the one question about the x100F, the only product the majority of readers here will ever be willing to afford, this reads like a joy fest without any critical elements. You could include questions from the forums, topics that are common in the forum etc. Besides, like last time, in a proper Interview I expect to be able to understand who says what, calling out the person who provides the statement.

Most interviews with manufacturers read this way.

DPReview needs to go about its business and do an objective review on the gear.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 16:44 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap (56 comments in total)
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Turboff: Fuji, where is the 16-80 f4? This is the most important lens missing if you want to open up X-system to the mainstream photographer.

This is exactly the lens I want. The 16-55mm is too short and lacks IS. The 18-135mm is too soft and too slow. I need a premium lens that is fast, sharp, has IS and is built like a tank. I am willing to pay $$

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap (56 comments in total)
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historianx: what kind of UWA zoom would they put out? They already have a 10-24/4

Something wider, something faster, something pricier?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 01:04 UTC

I like the article and the approach taken by the author. It is an interesting complement to the DPReview. Looks like a great trip.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 22:43 UTC as 26th comment
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (357 comments in total)
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Jefftan: without weather sealing, in body IS this is surely not a pro camera
for a consumer level camera, $900 without lens is quite expensive

not just Fuji, every company is testing what is the upper limit market will bear
i think they all will learn in the hard way

consumer (non-pro) level is a $600 market
any above (especially significantly above) won't sell

If u get to pro level (with weather seal, in body IS) than higher price may be relatively OK
but still don't expect to sell in high number
and there are not many pro, there are many consumer

and at most $600 is what they will paid

Not a pro body? Reading the DPReview account above, this camera is a poor man's X-T2.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:22 UTC
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (357 comments in total)
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Jefftan: without weather sealing, in body IS this is surely not a pro camera
for a consumer level camera, $900 without lens is quite expensive

not just Fuji, every company is testing what is the upper limit market will bear
i think they all will learn in the hard way

consumer (non-pro) level is a $600 market
any above (especially significantly above) won't sell

If u get to pro level (with weather seal, in body IS) than higher price may be relatively OK
but still don't expect to sell in high number
and there are not many pro, there are many consumer

and at most $600 is what they will paid

Learn the hard way? Not really, lowering the price is easily accomplished. It is much simpler than going the other direction with the price.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 13:31 UTC
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (127 comments in total)

A big camera--about the volume of the old Olympus E-5. BTW--nothing wrong with a big camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 01:23 UTC as 24th comment
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Craig from Nevada: Basic black works for me.

You incorrectly assume that I am imposing my preference on others. Hardly, I prefer basic black.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
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