RonHendriks

RonHendriks

Lives in Netherlands Son, Netherlands
Works as a photographer
Has a website at www.iamphotographer.nl
Joined on Nov 3, 2009

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On article Report: Chinese company Xiaomi may purchase GoPro (90 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: Just be patient and buy once it becomes a penny-stock.

At the moment it's like $ 5,40 so still some time to go.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 17:48 UTC
On article Report: Chinese company Xiaomi may purchase GoPro (90 comments in total)

Just be patient and buy once it becomes a penny-stock.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 17:35 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
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ProfHankD: Basically, it sounds like Photokina just cut the benefit to exhibitors in half while effectively tripling exhibitor cost per unit time.

The cost of fielding an exhibit is pretty high: http://www.photokina.com/photokina/For-Exhibitors/Application/Calculate-stand-costs/index.php

Odd move for Photokina at a time when the industry seems troubled. Almost feels like a desperate attempt to draw more attention to the field...? If so, I hope that works.

Wow that is expensive. A tiny booth of 12 square meters with stand is almost 5000 euro.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 07:18 UTC

There is nothing new to see on shows like Photokina that you haven't found online before going. This makes tradeshows expensive shops to communicate with customers.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 18:56 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
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sharkcookie: Hahaha, nice try! Thanks but no thanks. My Instagram has well over 500k and I get payed for the work that I do. There is nothing wrong with paying for advertising and while this is an odd way to do, I can see it work *if* the magazine was actually legit and had a large reader base. It appears it doesn't, so it seems like a scam.

On the other hand I know many young models that are desperate to do any sort of modeling job and getting featured. It is very common for them (their parents) to pay lots of money to all sorts of publications or companies or social media accounts to get featured. There many magazines that are 100% financed by models paying their way into being featured.

So I went to your insta......like it and looked at a whole lot of images and gave and decent amount of images a "hart".........

So I would say it is more then fair that you pay me 1 $ for this service!

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 23:04 UTC
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Entropy512: "The E-mount is an open standard – anyone can create a lens for the E-mount system." - Except that's a lie as proven by academics such as ProfHankD, small startups such as Phigment Technologies (Paul Habsch is apparently not "anyone" by Sony's definition of "anyone"?), and Metabones http://www.metabones.com/article/of/faq - " We are not licensed, approved or endorsed by Blackmagic Design, Canon, JVC, Micro Four Thirds, Olympus, Panasonic or Sony. Our Smart Adapter and Speed Booster were developed independently without any involvement by the aforementioned companies. We do not have complete specifications of the respective mount communication protocols and we are unable to foresee what will happen with every future camera or Canon lens." also apparently don't fit into Sony's definition of "anyone".

"Open standard" does not mean "free of charge" if you want to join.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 18:09 UTC
On article Report: GoPro is looking for a buyer (160 comments in total)

It always was a one trick pony set to fail in the future.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 08:05 UTC as 34th comment

Marketing for Pentax:
- mock-up at cp+ 2017
- pre-announcement in october
- a real product at show at cp+ 2018
- release somewhere after that

Well nothing wrong with that, but not at all interesting news for general photography sites every time without any advertising budget.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 20:55 UTC as 40th comment
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (284 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: Old 6 megapixel ccd sensor camera's are very fine too. Just stay below iso 200.

You are right. I had some oldys for some time. Nice to use and to take with you in ride at a lunapark.
https://www.dpreview.com/articles/1169682694/pentaxistdl
Starts at iso 200 indeed. Well iso 400 is also very good.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 14:14 UTC
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (284 comments in total)

Old 6 megapixel ccd sensor camera's are very fine too. Just stay below iso 200.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 13:02 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies

Is this a way for Google to get content in country's where they are not allowed to shoot footage themselves?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 14:16 UTC as 7th comment
On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: 2000 units is a lot. I don't see them selling these before x-mass......

It can take more time. My idea is that 2000 is a little to much maybe for the small user group. The box with grip makes it expensive (as was with K-3 Silver).

K-3 Silver still available....
https://www.kamera-express.nl/product/12190048/pentax-k-3-zilver-limited-edition-met-grip-batterij-en-lederen-riem

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 16:07 UTC
On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)

2000 units is a lot. I don't see them selling these before x-mass......

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 18:07 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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Alex Sarbu: From the newly published Annual Securities Report, pag. 40:
For the current fiscal year (ending March 2018), Ricoh allocated 3,200 million yen in order to "Increase production of digital cameras and other new business relating investment, etc."
http://www.ricoh.com/IR/financial_data/securities_report/pdf/AnnualSecuritiesReport_117th.pdf

RICOH is continuing to invest into Ricoh Imaging. Go figure!

That could also be all for Theta. Or the investment for automotive.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 18:46 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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PaulSnowcat: So Pentax is going to be the first Chinese brand able to produce full lineup of cameras? This might be an interesting twist. Maybe someone like Xiaomi will buy Pentax...

This is a likely scenario and I see this as a good one.

Currently I think that one could buy Pentax (k-mount and nothing else) for 1 USD or so.

Closing down the camera division is very expensive....staff to lay off, warranty to see to in the next years and so on.

A merged with Tamron would also be great.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 21:05 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: Ricoh-Imaging is a money loosing business for Ricoh. In the last yearly report they took an impairment and a write-off of 9,4 billion yen. Ricoh bought Pentax for 10 billion yen in 2011. The camera business never made so much profit in the last 6 years, so leaving Ricoh with a loss on the current camera business in Ricoh-Imaging.

Last quarter was for Ricoh-Imaging the one with the lowest quarterly sales since the ownership of Pentax since 2011.

The current quarter may be even lower. For the financial books it is going to see grim! This first quarter of the new financial year starting april 1th 2017 will be compared with the quarter one year ago. That was the one with the introduction of the K-1. It could well be that sales will be cut in half! Not something that investors like to see.

We will see soon how that works out with presentation of figures early august.

Looking at it, this is the former Pentax cctv, that is now not part of Ricoh-Imaging, but was in 2011.

Well it has to cover the cost that was on the balance for acquiring Pentax and forming Ricoh-Imaging (on that balance also some value for Ricoh's own camerapart and then maybe some investment made after 2011). So the camera division (Pentax and Ricoh) has to make profit to balance the impairment, wich it didn't do over the past 6 years.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 14:25 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: Ricoh-Imaging is a money loosing business for Ricoh. In the last yearly report they took an impairment and a write-off of 9,4 billion yen. Ricoh bought Pentax for 10 billion yen in 2011. The camera business never made so much profit in the last 6 years, so leaving Ricoh with a loss on the current camera business in Ricoh-Imaging.

Last quarter was for Ricoh-Imaging the one with the lowest quarterly sales since the ownership of Pentax since 2011.

The current quarter may be even lower. For the financial books it is going to see grim! This first quarter of the new financial year starting april 1th 2017 will be compared with the quarter one year ago. That was the one with the introduction of the K-1. It could well be that sales will be cut in half! Not something that investors like to see.

We will see soon how that works out with presentation of figures early august.

http://industry.ricoh.com/en/fa_camera_lens/

That is not part of Ricoh-Imaging. Not part of the report of the others group in the financial report. There is information in that section to analyse and to say something about camera sales.

Was this once the Pentax cctv part or was this a Ricoh venture before 2011?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 13:49 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: Ricoh-Imaging is a money loosing business for Ricoh. In the last yearly report they took an impairment and a write-off of 9,4 billion yen. Ricoh bought Pentax for 10 billion yen in 2011. The camera business never made so much profit in the last 6 years, so leaving Ricoh with a loss on the current camera business in Ricoh-Imaging.

Last quarter was for Ricoh-Imaging the one with the lowest quarterly sales since the ownership of Pentax since 2011.

The current quarter may be even lower. For the financial books it is going to see grim! This first quarter of the new financial year starting april 1th 2017 will be compared with the quarter one year ago. That was the one with the introduction of the K-1. It could well be that sales will be cut in half! Not something that investors like to see.

We will see soon how that works out with presentation of figures early august.

Thanks s1rf4n for pointing that out. The yen is dropping in value very fast. That makes it harder for Japanese company's that present their profits in yen to make good sales in Europe or the USA.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 13:00 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: Ricoh-Imaging is a money loosing business for Ricoh. In the last yearly report they took an impairment and a write-off of 9,4 billion yen. Ricoh bought Pentax for 10 billion yen in 2011. The camera business never made so much profit in the last 6 years, so leaving Ricoh with a loss on the current camera business in Ricoh-Imaging.

Last quarter was for Ricoh-Imaging the one with the lowest quarterly sales since the ownership of Pentax since 2011.

The current quarter may be even lower. For the financial books it is going to see grim! This first quarter of the new financial year starting april 1th 2017 will be compared with the quarter one year ago. That was the one with the introduction of the K-1. It could well be that sales will be cut in half! Not something that investors like to see.

We will see soon how that works out with presentation of figures early august.

P.S.
On the publication on asian-Nikkei.com about the impairment and possible ending of the camera division. That wasn't denied by Ricoh, but they said it wasn't coming from a source of the company. So here is how it works: as a public company you have to inform your investors in a proper way. So this could not come officially from Ricoh since it was not presented in a way the Nikkei would allow.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)

Ricoh-Imaging is a money loosing business for Ricoh. In the last yearly report they took an impairment and a write-off of 9,4 billion yen. Ricoh bought Pentax for 10 billion yen in 2011. The camera business never made so much profit in the last 6 years, so leaving Ricoh with a loss on the current camera business in Ricoh-Imaging.

Last quarter was for Ricoh-Imaging the one with the lowest quarterly sales since the ownership of Pentax since 2011.

The current quarter may be even lower. For the financial books it is going to see grim! This first quarter of the new financial year starting april 1th 2017 will be compared with the quarter one year ago. That was the one with the introduction of the K-1. It could well be that sales will be cut in half! Not something that investors like to see.

We will see soon how that works out with presentation of figures early august.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:29 UTC as 39th comment | 8 replies
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