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nandbytes: I wish they had bought toshiba's sensor unit also :-P

Oi! Don't kill Nikon!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
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Paul B Jones: These comments provide fascinating insight into how deeply the desire for group identity is hard-wired into the human brain, extending so far as to provoke deep brand loyalty to consumer products produced for profit by giant corporations - and also how great Canon is! Go Canon!

Says "OlyPent". Beeeeh!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 16:12 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (508 comments in total)

Very informative, looks like a nice camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 19:48 UTC as 63rd comment

Looking good even though I recenlty got a used Tamron 90mm macro and yongnuo macro flash: smaller, more practical. Still coming to grips with this macro thing.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 17:39 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax KP Review (648 comments in total)

Looks very nice, the different grips are a great idea, hopefully they don't introduce any creaks.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 15:58 UTC as 115th comment | 5 replies

Great to read about the people who actually make these.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 23:19 UTC as 65th comment

Very interesting!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 18:22 UTC as 66th comment
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Shlomo Goldwasser: I don't fully buy the 'has to be done by hand' story. It sounds more like they are trying hard to show that there is still some human involvement to protect the status of the brand and to justify the high prices of these products.

I'm sure research and development for the specialized automated machines was free - not!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 18:22 UTC
On article Lumee Duo is an iPhone case with built-in illumination (22 comments in total)

Look at me look at me look at me...

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 18:48 UTC as 3rd comment

Apple's problem is that they have probably sold all the iPhones they can to those that can afford them, so they can only count on renewals, which limits their growth, which has implications for their stock valuation; their attempts to service the next lower tier don't seem to be working (iPhone 5c). It's a little sad to see people with 16GB iPhones saying they can't install another app for lack of space: status symbol, yes, but it's all they could afford.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 15:46 UTC as 23rd comment
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tkbslc: Poor Microsoft. Not even a cursory mention of Windows Phone in this whole thread about phone competition.

Blackberry FTW!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 15:43 UTC
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james s. kennedy: I could get by with a cheaper cell phone than my Apple 7+. I frequent carry a LUMIX ZS100 in a belt case. The product that I really love is my iPad Air 2. I would have an iPad Pro if I knew they were going to make the smaller version.

I've been looking for a second device to complement my current laptop (rMBP), I can either make do with a decent and cheap android nvidia k1; or get the one with a decent display for clients to see my shots right after a photo shoot: iPad Pro. Since it's something I do occasionally I cannot see it as a business investment, particularly with my propensity to bang or drop things, but the lesson is if you are looking for specific attributes it's hard to find decent alternatives. I still find it over priced but no one is forcing me to buy it.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
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tinternaut: The problem with this analysis is that Apple owns the app store and also stores for music, books and video entertainment. So does Samsung, but everyone ignores Sammy's offerings in favour of Google Play. A better analysis would be to factor in Google Play.

Sure but it's still only part of a bigger equation: operating system + hardware + apps... Note that this model almost killed Apple when all they made was macs: sure they had rabid fans, but not enough of them...

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 15:35 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: Apple has built such a strong brand image over the years that even if they sale crap it will be very well received in the market.........I think the same goes for Bose Speakers........but one has to admit that Apple products are very well built and innovative........and one has to pay premium for it.........

Not really, see the lukewarm reception for the latest macbook pro...

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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eno2: What can you conclude from reading the article?

The Apple Iphones are hugely overpriced!

Not really: the conclusion is that there are many people wiling to pay for it, and Apple created a niche no one else has been able to exploit; good for them. It's like saying BMWs are overpriced: not to the people who vote with their money. The other thing is that Tim Cook is a supply chain wizard and has kept costs under control, that surely improves profits.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 15:30 UTC
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Stacey_K: If iPhones were cheap, no one would want them. It's a status symbol and I see this everyday with the kids I works with. These 3rd graders rate owning a iPhone 7s right up there with a Lamborghini. lol

Actually it's spot on: it is a status symbol, Apple knows it and exploits it very well; and why shouldn't they?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 15:27 UTC

A fool and his money...

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 15:05 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)

Wow, another STF. But at a ridiculous price, gee, thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 18:24 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies

I still think people using their tablets to take photos looks way more ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 23:51 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (173 comments in total)

Come on, it's not that old! Loved the concept and the fact that Fuji kept supporting it with firmware updates, a rarity for electronics. Never got it, having spent on... Yet more lenses for my existing setup, but I keep checking its price from time to time.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 21:18 UTC as 48th comment
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