Elite83

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achim k: the 14mm Yongnuo lens with this awkward adaptor is bigger and heavier than a mFT camera with appropriate lens! Silly.

However, despite the overall technical capability of any camera body, I think it'd be fair to say no camera (currently) is designed to wireless live-stream like this/Sony phone camera modules. Which could potentially benefit the video market.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 13:53 UTC

It's sad, but also kind of awesome that for a second I had to take a second glance and see if the images were from GT5 or a real camera. What a world we live in.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 00:27 UTC as 18th comment
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Elite83: All these advancements in tech in the last 2-3 years make me wonder if photography is going to turn into the equivalent of brewing your own beer; it's cool as a niche hobby, but kinda impractical to ever turn into a real way to make some profits. For instance, are fewer and fewer people going to feel the need to hire an actual photographer for an event?

I get that, and you get that. But most consumers don't know what they need. For instance, more often than not, when I'm approached by an acquaintance for pictures, the conversation usually implies that "because I have a nice camera" I take good pictures. Just look at how many uninformed newbies bought DSLR's over the past 5 years because they merely associated "big cameras" with "professional" cameras. Most people are looking to do things on the cheap these days, riding the wave of Pinterst pallet-coffee tables, and general repurposing.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 16:26 UTC

All these advancements in tech in the last 2-3 years make me wonder if photography is going to turn into the equivalent of brewing your own beer; it's cool as a niche hobby, but kinda impractical to ever turn into a real way to make some profits. For instance, are fewer and fewer people going to feel the need to hire an actual photographer for an event?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 20:25 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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Roland Schulz: Ok, I was not the greatest GoPro friend in the past, I always hoped Sony to catch up much earlier! But what do we have today?! We have the Hero 6 with really great 4K 50/60p for an actioncam, Sony has not! Xiaomis 4K+ is also not in the same league.
GoPro has this really tiny Hero Session that nobody else has in this formfactor.
The only problem was the quality in the past and that the market is saturated now. They have to slim down and continue their business.
The big bucks are made, that will not come back but that's still a business worth running.

Hard to say. For instance, releasing a camera as capable as the A7III is a surprising move I can't see many other competitors doing, and honestly I'm surprised Sony even did it.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 00:11 UTC
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Ben Stonewall: 40 mega-dollars - wow...

What's the conversion rate to Schrute Bucks?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 23:24 UTC
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Roland Schulz: Ok, I was not the greatest GoPro friend in the past, I always hoped Sony to catch up much earlier! But what do we have today?! We have the Hero 6 with really great 4K 50/60p for an actioncam, Sony has not! Xiaomis 4K+ is also not in the same league.
GoPro has this really tiny Hero Session that nobody else has in this formfactor.
The only problem was the quality in the past and that the market is saturated now. They have to slim down and continue their business.
The big bucks are made, that will not come back but that's still a business worth running.

GoPro had a cult following, which made it a very friendly ecosystem.

But Sony has the long-standing tech, buying-power, and development to make higher quality products; e.g. they produce their own sensors and lenses. GoPro tried to be too many things with these gimbals and drones. Moreover, their product got overpriced and out of the hands of many non-sponsored YouTuber/Athlete action junkies.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 23:21 UTC
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Trubbtele: Still ugliest colors!

Isn't freedom of thought a wonderful liberty?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 19:59 UTC
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Elite83: While we all as a society quibble over a yucky happy-lovey-dovey-day pictures, somewhere in 12% of the world people aren't going to eat today. Sometimes this kind of nonsense makes me question my own priorities...

I don't need to justify myself to you. But thanks for offering.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 04:16 UTC
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phoman: Don’t bother me one bit, $10/m is nothing for a pro who makes living off photography. Just skip couple trips per month to a coffee shop and this $10/m subscription becomes free ;)

That sounds like a justification to me.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 04:12 UTC

Subscription model --> high cash flow --> good numbers --> happy investors. Subscription model doesn't bother me. But my question is: do loyal, long-term customers get a discount? Probably not. That's my only qualm. While Spotify, Netflix and CC are all services, unlike the former two, CC is a tool, not entertainment.

Construction workers don't rent table saws and screw drivers for however long the business exists, nor do musicians rent instruments for the life of a band. No matter how lucrative the "subscription model" may be in comparison to the "old" fixed cost model, after X years, you're looking to head to the red as far as your ROI. Software doesn't depreciate; Adobe has everyone by the teabag.

My only hope is that we see more competitors offer comparative tools for the same sector of the market. Elon Musk is totally right in that competition is key.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 04:06 UTC as 35th comment
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Yake: It's not a terrible idea, but it would take a LOT more money to do this right.

Yes, it is a terrible idea.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 03:13 UTC

Please, nobody fund this. I beg you.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 03:13 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies

This is why we can't have nice things.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 03:11 UTC as 3rd comment

Not in relation to the infamous song, but if you truly love something, it's best to let it go. But for the record, this had nothing to do with social media and everything to do with humanity being inherently evil.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 03:07 UTC as 42nd comment | 17 replies

While we all as a society quibble over a yucky happy-lovey-dovey-day pictures, somewhere in 12% of the world people aren't going to eat today. Sometimes this kind of nonsense makes me question my own priorities...

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 05:25 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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anticipation_of: Well, they didn't manage to pull off the "edge-to-edge" bit; there are significant bezels on that thing. But then I've never understood why not having bezels was supposedly so important. Anyway, this looks pretty cool overall I have to say. A bit rich for my blood, but definitely an intriguing system.

I think that's good. Edge-to-edge looks cool in TV ads, but I want somewhere to firmly rest my wrist when working anywhere near the edge. It isn't an iPad so I'm glad I don't have to awkwardly hover my hand above the screen.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 04:14 UTC
On article Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes (368 comments in total)

Wonder what the pricing scheme will be...?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 01:47 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

Should've linked to where I can buy one at the top of the article so I could place my order faster, how careless.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 03:05 UTC as 248th comment
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THKPIC: The only thing odd about it starting at 28mm is the odd comments about it starting at 28mm.

@dansclic Not saying it's exactly to the spec you're referring, but the 18-105 F4 (SEL15205G) is a pretty good lens!

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 17:28 UTC
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