MichaelKJ

Lives in United States Brooklyn, United States
Joined on Jun 20, 2005

MichaelKJ's recent activity

  • The 20 million ILCs sold in 2012 were comprised of 4 million MILCs and 16 million DSLRs. The drop to 13 million ILCs sold in 2015 was comprised of a decrease in MILC sales to 3.3 million units and ...
  • Value of shipments was down 25.3% for the first 6 months of 2016. In view of the fact that your graph only shows an increase for one year, this year's data suggest that the 2014-2015 increase in ...
  • You proved my point again by noting that the context in which the photo was taken is important. My initial and subsequent comments have been in response to Mike Ronesia's argument that an iconic photo
  • I used MLK to prove my point that context is defined differently based on how we consciously or unconsciously perceive the situation. She is obviously no MLK, but the fact that you felt the need ...
  • Don't you realize that you are defining the context to fit your biases. Many would say that there was much more to the context than the fact that she was arrested for disobeying orders after be ...
  • You proved my point. To you it is just another picture because of your interpretation of the context, while others feel differently. Context always has a large subjective component, but it also ...
  • I'll grant that the Tiananmen photo is more powerful, but as I noted before it would never stand on its own without the context in which it occurred. As another example of the importance of ...
  • MIke, Assume you knew absolutely nothing about the events surrounding the Tiananmen Square photo. Looking at that picture without any knowledge of context, all I see is a man standing in front of a ...
  • I assume the increase in global population (more than 25% in the last 20 years) and higher real (inflation adjusted) per capita income are both responsible. I don't recall film cameras being sold ...
  • ILC lens shipments by Japanese companies 1955-2015 http://www.cipa.jp/stats/documents/common/cr200.pdf
  • I assume you meant SLR sales in the days prior to digital. CIPA data indicate that SLR sales by Japanese camera makers peaked at 7.48 million in 1981 and were significantly lower in subsequent ...
  • If you take into account the growth in the world's population and real per capita income since the heyday of SLRs, I'm not sure that I agree with you. The are a few billion more people alive today ...
  • Your graph is for the the last quarter of the most recent fiscal year. As I noted, the first quarter of the most recent fiscal year (i.e., Apr-Jun 2015) was profitable for imaging, but the the ...
  • All good possible reasons why Olympus continues to make cameras. I doubt #3 is valid as I've yet to see a credible explanation for why Oly's longstanding expertise in cameras and lenses can't be ...
  • Agreed. DSLRs offer advantages that mirrorless is unlikely to match anytime soon. As the market continues to move towards mirrorless, I have doubts about the legitimacy of considering MILCs a ...
  • You seem to be going back and forth here. If a longer replacement cycle is good for carriers then how could they have "shot themselves in the foot"? Agreed. The carriers are in a better position ...
  • Jan-Mar unit price of shipments to Asia was 6% more than unit price of shipments to Japan. Unless companies aren't stating true value of shipments to Asia, dumping inventory doesn't appear to be ...
  • This seems to be a forum devoid of interest, with 2 month old threads on the first page. If the moderators will allow it, you might want to post on the mFT forum. While the results aren't dismal, ...
  • Replied in The OP is AWOL
    He's been a member since 2001 and a cursory look at his recent posts suggest that he is not someone who tries to stir up trouble. I suggest that we cut him some slack.
Activity older than 12 months is not displayed.
Total messages 3394
Threads started 121
Last post 5 days ago
Total comments 106
Total likes 204
Last post 11 months ago
Total reviews 0
Entries 0
Votes cast 2
Photos uploaded 10
Last upload Jul 5, 2013