MichaelKJ

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

MichaelKJ's recent activity

  • Sony has "spun off" almost all of their businesses, but they still remain part of Sony--their performance is included in Sony's financials and continue to affect the price of Sony's stock.
  • http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/products/214/D70.html http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/sw/78.html http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/sw/76.html http://downl ...
  • Lately Apple has been getting as much flack as I am...
  • That rationalization has been bandied about for several years. However, I've yet to see a credible reason why it is advantageous to have a camera division do R&D in the hope that it will also ...
  • While Thom has his critics, I think he is viewed as having much more credibility than Ken. Thom has authored numerous Nikon guidebooks, has a successful wildlife photo-expedition business ...
  • Replied in Ken Rockwell?
    Ken has been around for ever and has always generated strong opinions. His website visitor traffic is down 22% this year, so wouldn't be surprised if he is trying to stir up interest. However, ...
  • One area in which meaningful improvements continue to be made is in smartphone cameras. My guess is that more R&D money is being spent on smartphone camera technology than on any other camera format.
  • 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 ...
Activity older than 12 months is not displayed.
Total messages 3400
Threads started 121
Last post 1 week ago
Total comments 106
Total likes 204
Last post Sep 13, 2015
Total reviews 0
Entries 0
Votes cast 2
Photos uploaded 10
Last upload Jul 5, 2013