VadymA

Lives in Canada Calgary, Canada
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VadymA: It is so sad that without Steve Jobs this huge company with thousands of brilliant brains and billions in cash can't come up with even slightest groundbreaking idea for a new device. All they can do is feed off the legacy left by this genius man.

I completely agree that Apple is still a very successful company, commercially. My original comment was not about business aspect, but more about phenomen of human nature. I am sure that if Steve Jobs was still alive today, there would be some totally new devices, products, or services in our lives with Apple brand on them. Yet, over last five years thousands of smart pants could not come up with even one new, out of the box, idea that a single person like SJ would be able to do. I just find it extremely fascinating.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 20:05 UTC

It is so sad that without Steve Jobs this huge company with thousands of brilliant brains and billions in cash can't come up with even slightest groundbreaking idea for a new device. All they can do is feed off the legacy left by this genius man.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 05:40 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
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cosinaphile: what a shame it all is ,,, nikon has too many similar dslr models,,,, but not a single decent compact ... thats on them . they started off the nikon 1 with the most dumbed down camera in existence and made foolish clumsy lenses for the system

they killed the p 8000 they killed the coolpix a 2 now the 3 dl cameras ? it like a prolonged greek tragedy

why do their decent compacts never see the light of day

Looks like Nikon marketing department is paid by Sony :)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 19:13 UTC

Hope Nikon sends their entire marketing department into voluntary retirement. Their efforts in non-DSLR department was nothing but a complete mess for years. And despite their "professional forecast" of declining demand for DL cameras, I personally think DL's would sell way better than anything else Nikon produced since D700/D300.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 07:27 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)
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Leandros S: For the price of only 32,000 drinking straws and a photographic plate, you, too, could be a strawman! Okay, I admit it. I was grasping at straws. No need to call me a pinhole, thank you.

Ok, that was the last straw!!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 07:17 UTC

I think it's a great idea but should be built into the lens design by manufacturers as well as every cap, filter, and possibly lens hoods for that matter.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 03:46 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
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ivan2001ve: LOL, and can't stop laughing at these samples over processed, photos, the worst thing is that some people really fall for this. Samsung Phones have way better photo quality in low light than apple, (i own an Iphone FYI). Good try apple.

Not defending Apple but I own a couple of Samsung devices in my house and both show very disappointing performance. Most likely their phones, or cameras, are not much different.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 05:51 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)
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VadymA: Any Leica camera is a luxury item first, and a very good camera afterwards. And it is priced accordingly. As long as there is demand for it, the price is well justifiable. I personally think the demand is driven more by collectors and wealthy individuals rather than by working photographers (unless some of them fall into first two categories as well). Good for Leica to cater to such a niche market. Their main business is in optics anyways, cameras are just an exotic addition, granted a rather profitable one as well, thanks to clever marketing more than anything else however.

Robert, I have no doubt that a number of well know photographers have Leica M in their arsenal, most likely along with other brands as well. My point is more on the pricing strategy. I still think Leica positions itself as a niche luxury brand with low volume high price strategy. High quality is definitely there, but it is not 3-4 times better than any other full frame camera. In fact, I was looking at the photo stream on Leica website and got tired really quickly from the same old over-blown-everything look of most photos. So if the output is not 3-4 times better than the output from less expensive alternatives, why people buy it? My answer is that prestige and emotional satisfaction play bigger role than the actual output. Kind of like why people buy big trucks to drive to downtown to work in the office. Human psychology and behavior is not alway rational. And this is why Leica cameras still exists today IMO. And that's pure marketing. I will do more research as you suggested though

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 07:12 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)

Any Leica camera is a luxury item first, and a very good camera afterwards. And it is priced accordingly. As long as there is demand for it, the price is well justifiable. I personally think the demand is driven more by collectors and wealthy individuals rather than by working photographers (unless some of them fall into first two categories as well). Good for Leica to cater to such a niche market. Their main business is in optics anyways, cameras are just an exotic addition, granted a rather profitable one as well, thanks to clever marketing more than anything else however.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 06:30 UTC as 11th comment | 6 replies
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)
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sh10453: I'm disappointed that there is nothing left for me to comment on.
I should learn to come here early!! :)

My favorite statement is the opening statement "Archaic focusing system, no video mode, no USB socket"!!!

But, at $6600, body only, it's a real bargain!!! Thank goodness that we have alternatives.
I'd love to know how many M10's will be sold.

I remember reading about M9 release a few years ago and how Leica can't keep up with demand and had to hire more production staff to reduce the backlog. So despite all criticism about the price I think they will sell everything they can produce. I am on the critics side as well by the way.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 06:07 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)
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cheetah43: $6000 in 2017 at 5% per annum translates to $523 in 1967. What did 'M' cost then?

I bet no more than $50 bucks for a body. That means $700 in today's dollars. Which sounds much more reasonable.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 07:03 UTC

Wow, abstract, poetic, and even erotic?! The latter is totally unexpected. Nice story too. I always thought that what separates real photographers from just the guys with expensive gear is the amount of efforts put into achieving the shot. This article validates my thoughts. And I don't mean travelling alone, it could be studio work, or working on the streets of your own city. No matter what genre is, the more time and effort is invested, the more profound the results are IMO.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 17:08 UTC as 17th comment
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (296 comments in total)

I like the summary of different lens characteristics, but I don't like the premis - so you bought an interchangeable lens camera with one lens and wonder why would you need more? What a stupid person that might be. I just refuse to believe that anyone would buy an ILC without any understanding why it even exists. But maybe I am too naive about mankind intelligence. Anyways, I think it would make much more sense if you said - so you are considering an ILC camera and wondering what benefits you can get from different lens types.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 16:53 UTC as 77th comment | 3 replies

Too bad, that was my favourite drone version I' ve seen... Hope those who pre-ordered get their money back. Although, it sounds like the founders treated their business more like a pyramid scheme. Again, hope I am wrong... :(((

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 01:30 UTC as 31st comment
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lemming2008: Sorry to see they didn't make it, it was a cool idea.

There's a lot of uninformed griping in these comments about this being a "ripoff". They tried and failed, that's not the same thing as being a ripoff. A new tech company like this is taking a risk they can reach a bit beyond what is currently possible and deliver. Crowdfunding such an effort is a risk where you invest in something cool and hope it delivers. It is not like ordering from Amazon -- the investment may fail.

I heard from this company while they were hiring, they seemed legit. And judging from the features in other recent drones, they got their product about right. They even say they'll refund money, which is a bonus. And means they funded themselves off other sources while keeping this in reserve.

The world the complainers seem to want, where people only invest in sure things, would be a boring one.

Pre-orders are not investments, and to say refunds are a bonus is just insulting for those who pre-ordered. Unless of course the terms of this particular pre-order stated clearly that the order is not guaranteed and the money are non refundable.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 01:24 UTC

The main message for me from the video was that photo equipment is not Nikon's main business. Now I can see how they can survive for another 100 years ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 05:00 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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VisualFX: Kodak is a very bizarre company. Who actually owns them now? Must not be owned by anyone in America. Because this is a really odd product to waste R&D money on, in today's digital age. People don't want junk like this. They want quality products.

Last time I heard the name and the patents were bought by a Chineese investment company. So they are just trying to squeezes as much as they can out of this already very dry fruit. Since the patents are all related to past technology, all they can do is come up with new marketing gimmicks hoping to catch some sort of analog renessance wave and get at least some return on their investment.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 04:57 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)

Honestly, I don't see a market for this thing. I, personally, would be embarrassed using it in public. What's the catch? Is it super cheap? Is it producing something really special? I don't even remember what super 8 is anymore. Is it supposed to be like vinyl record in music? Can someone shed the light?

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 06:49 UTC as 84th comment | 13 replies
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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Jay Williams: As photographers, I can't believe you guys are using the idiotic term "selfie" rather than "self portrait." Or maybe I'm the only one who is bothered at the dumbing down of modern day English.

In my view, there is a big difference between self portraits and selfies. Self-portraits are done with proper lighting, proper dressing, camera on a tripod, etc, etc. Selfies are done with smartphones and P&S cameras usually on the go while doing something else not related to photography.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 18:48 UTC

That would be THE most expensive, THE slowest, THE most inconvenient photo service ever. Who on Earth would give money to these people to even try such idea? Probably someone who wants to win a contest for the worst business idea of the century. And who is the target audience? Obviously people smart enough to make extra money to cover hefty monthly fee yet sooooo dumb that they can only operate a camera with one button. Duh. Please someone, tell me it is a joke so that I can restore my fate in human sanity.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 07:05 UTC as 25th comment
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