yslee1

Lives in Singapore Singapore
Joined on Jun 6, 2009

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Rensol: You got the point now how overpriced they are!
And how slow their sales are
So apparently there are not so many brainless people there to buy overpriced filters.

As a reminder, they start at US$60 and go for as much as US$250. I'm sure there's a very healthy margin there.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 07:50 UTC
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Bgpgraebner: What's stopping someone from buying several $8 filters like this one and then using them as discount items? https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/72717-REG/Tiffen_67UVP_67mm_UV_Protector.html

$8 filters? Go to a Chinese reseller and get $1 filters man.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 07:48 UTC
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Alan2dpreview: If you spend $10 a month for ten years, that's $1200. I bought Lightroom years ago for $150 or so. I did one upgrade for around $80 I think it was. So to go to the CC, recently required a few month ago to get updates, I have to spend $1200 over the next ten years. What's the old joke about putting a frog in slowly warming water until it boils, he never notices he's boiling until he croaks, no pun intended. That's what the ten dollars is.

It does suck for Lightroom-only users, but as someone who uses Photoshop a lot, it's been a great deal.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 07:46 UTC
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skanter: Seems they are doing OK despite the continual whining of “enthusiasts” too cheap to pay 10 bucks a month. :-)

$2000 is the price I'd have paid for Photoshop over 15 years on every other upgrade cycle, so I'm already ahead on the subscription. And oh, I get Lightroom thrown in as well. It's a great deal for me, which is why I don't get the whining.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 07:46 UTC
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kociasek: The new version of LR Classic has the same catastrophic bug as in previous two versions (7.3 and 7.3.1). When I open the program, the CPU goes into overdrive and my OS (Win 10) restarts shortly afterwards, without any warning. The only difference is that LR 7.3/7.3.1 crashed my computer in under a minute, now with this crap version 7.4 it takes maybe a couple of minutes.

I don't have that problem though. Have you posted in the community forums to see what if there're others with your issue and see if there's something in common to start troubleshooting with?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 07:40 UTC

This is a lens I wouldn't mind paying $2000 for. Where's that damn active m4/3 adapter for F mount?

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 06:39 UTC as 46th comment | 19 replies

That can't be true, judging from the grumpy people that populate the comments section.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2018 at 07:43 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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Prognathous: No 3.5 mm headphone jack, no buy.

Bugger, they're removing it from their non-flagships as well!

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 14:32 UTC
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Eric Calabros: I don't understand how they manage to make a profit at that price level. Or maybe they don't?

It's very slim, like a few %. They make most of their money off services in China.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 14:32 UTC
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Mr Kobayashi: When the market becomes saturated with “same same” you need to take some chances with you products. Casio wasn’t willing to do that and they certainly didn’t have the name recognition to sell more of the same.

Actually they did. Educate yourself: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/10/12/16463626/casio-tr-series-selfie-cameras-china-asia

(That article was in October last year, so really am wondering what happened)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 04:32 UTC
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RedFox88: Honestly, who knew casio still made p&s cams!

Just about anyone in East Asia did.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 04:31 UTC
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Terrible Photographer: REPORT: Casio still makes cameras.

I thought they bailed years ago

Only in Western markets; they were still selling them in Asia as their beauty modes were popular among females. Many of them were selling for the price of a entry-level DSLR!

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 04:29 UTC

Did the China market finally collapse? Their cameras being sold at 5-10x the prices of a typical compact really gave them a really good profit margin.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 04:27 UTC as 31st comment
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1233 comments in total)

Nikon really need to update the D750. It's a great camera but it's about time it got some of the neat stuff in the D5 series of cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 15:56 UTC as 188th comment | 1 reply
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mandophoto: Well, considering the camera technology being implemented in smartphones, it would not be surprising to see, say within ten years, a completely new design of the stand alone camera. Multiple small sensors and lenses, coupled with artificial intelligence to rethink what still photography is.

Edit: Moving from the DSLR design to mirrorless is actually a small change, given that both designs effectively use the same historic paradigm for exposing a light sensitive material to light.

The L16 certainly offers a preview. It's not perfect but who knows in the future? It just needs to cross the barrier of being good enough at a wide range to tasks.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 13:20 UTC
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Jefftan: if i have it, i would rather got the RAW file and develop myself
which RAW program can process the RAW?

got DNG files and only Lightroom can use?
for sure can't have DXO PRIME, don't support DNG
C1 get limited DNG support, don't know what this really mean

Snapseed does DNGs too.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 16:14 UTC
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Osa25: Of course "compact cameras" are tanking. They have always been mediocre, and 95% of their functional value is already embedded in the networked microcomputer that's already in everyone's pocket. If you're going to duplicate, might as well have a decent camera not a "fake" one...

What I'd like to know is why anyone buys one of those things at all, in this day and age,,,,

If you can't share in 5 seconds, consumers aren't going to care; that's really what the general populace care about. Compacts are tanking for a reason.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 14:57 UTC
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Osa25: Of course "compact cameras" are tanking. They have always been mediocre, and 95% of their functional value is already embedded in the networked microcomputer that's already in everyone's pocket. If you're going to duplicate, might as well have a decent camera not a "fake" one...

What I'd like to know is why anyone buys one of those things at all, in this day and age,,,,

The only real catch is that it's painful to share the photos easily — that's why compact cameras are dead.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 01:53 UTC

This is actually pretty neat, shame the camera is so awful, as is the execution (seriously, saving a screenshot).

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2018 at 15:33 UTC as 77th comment

Questions I'd like to have seen:

1. Why does the G9, despite being the newer camera to the G5 occupying the same bracket, have the god-awful micro USB 3.0 connector instead of USB-C? What kind of product management decision is this?

2. As another user mentioned, when it comes to m4/3 telephoto lenses, why is the choice either crap or top-tier? Where's the in-between?

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 16:18 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies
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