justmeMN

Joined on Apr 6, 2011

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On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (80 comments in total)
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PedroMZ: what,no cat!!

My complaint is no canines - no dogs, or wolves, or foxes, or coyotes.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 22:55 UTC
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tkbslc: Instax - Fujifilm's best selling and most profitable product line.

Fuji claims that the sell more than (!) 5 million of them annually.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (80 comments in total)
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CaPi: Did u guys use the optional viewfinder. What did you think? :)

At the suggested retail price, the M6 plus optional EVF costs more than the M5 with built-in EVF.

(On the Canon USA web site the optional EVF goes for $249.99.)

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 16:37 UTC

So, they have a money-losing camera division, with a small market share, in a shrinking camera market. That doesn't sound like a recipe for a successful turnaround.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 21:39 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply

I used to scuba dive, though a hole cut in thick lake ice, at night, in the middle of a Minnesota winter. That's way more radical than cold-weather surfing in Maine. :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 03:54 UTC as 3rd comment

Hmm. FAA drone rules say "Must keep the aircraft in sight (visual line-of-sight)". You can't do that when you are sitting at home behind your computer.

https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 15:37 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (127 comments in total)

Gawd, that white wolf is beautiful. With his front paws crossed, he is clearly in "totally relaxed mode". I suppose the zoo has a cruel "no hugging the wolves" policy. :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 04:29 UTC as 5th comment
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (127 comments in total)
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thx1138: What on earth is the 9000D?

"The Canon EOS 77D (EOS 9000D in Japan)..." -DPR

https://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/slrs/canon_eos77d

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 02:33 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (127 comments in total)
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Simon Fung: Poor image quality, comparing with the Pantex KP gallery, Canon you should be shame, show your sincerity

@avicenanw: The Pentax brand name is still around, but that brand name is now on its third owner.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 21:03 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (127 comments in total)
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justmeMN: I didn't realize that, when you go for a walk in a Seattle park, you might encounter a wolf or a lion. :-) Cool!

@Peiasdf: A while back, there was a photo of a fox trotting by Number 10 Downing Street. They are such cuties. :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 17:32 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (127 comments in total)

I didn't realize that, when you go for a walk in a Seattle park, you might encounter a wolf or a lion. :-) Cool!

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 14:42 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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john Clinch: It is in brief a silly article on DPReview. It would make sense in many places but not here. DPReview have consistently pedaled the message that more is better in every area including resolution. Print size has never ever been mentioned, unlike Imaging Resource which always comments on this. I have always felt that print size wasn't mentioned because resolution passed a point that it is so good that is irrelevant

But suddenly at this point 50MP is enough. Why 50MP not 24Mp or 200Mp it just feels arbitrary. Also we are extrapolating from first generation products. The current state of Medium format sensors lags behind the current 35mm sensors. But what of the future. There seems no place for medium format sensors to move forward.

There are some people who really need bill board size prints and its hard to imagine that, in the long run, medium format won't be the way to do it

Finally take a picture with a street light in it, its not low dynamic range is it

"But what of the future."

Canon's has announced that they are developing a 120MP DSLR.

http://global.canon/en/news/2015/sep08e2.html

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 20:19 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: They may not be innovators with cameras but lenses are a different story. And it seems they answered almost every question - suprising!

Funny how the translated answer to your question about automation replacing people came back as "Well, we don't just fire everybody." Words to live by.

The Japanese alternative to firing people:

"Basically, banishment rooms are departments where companies transfer surplus employees and give them menial or useless tasks or even nothing to do until they become depressed or disheartened enough to quit on their own, ..."

http://japandailypress.com/japanese-companies-using-banishment-rooms-to-push-employees-to-resign-3029793/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/17/business/global/layoffs-illegal-japan-workers-are-sent-to-the-boredom-room.html

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
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justmeMN: Nikon engineers are capable of doing some excellent things.

It's too bad that they cancelled DL, and don't have an APS-C mirrorless camera.

@ScottnLaguna: Last year, 27% of interchangeable lens cameras shipped were mirrorless. Nikon can't afford to lose potential sales by not participating in the mirrorless sector.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 13:56 UTC

"I can say it use to take about 70 people to make a lens like that prior to automation, now we need about 6 or 7."

In the USA, there is political discussion about "bringing back" manufacturing jobs. Increasing automation is why it's not going to happen.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 17:09 UTC as 17th comment | 9 replies

"In my six and a half years writing about photography, this was one of my most memorable and rewarding experiences." -Dan Bracaglia

I believe it - totally cool!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 15:10 UTC as 19th comment

Speaking of automation, from Canon's recent strategy document:

"As for automation, at the beginning of last year, we started mass-production of DSRs that utilize automated equipment,..."

"This year, we will extend this manufacturing process to other models. We will not only make advancement in automated assembly technologies, but also change the way products are designed by assuming automated assembly from the start. Through simple designs and reduction in the number of parts, we will realize cost reduction."

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 14:49 UTC as 96th comment

Nikon engineers are capable of doing some excellent things.

It's too bad that they cancelled DL, and don't have an APS-C mirrorless camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 15:42 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
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Najinsky: "without any significant loss of quality"

Says who? The saturation loss leaps out at the slightest glance. So what they are saying is they threw 35% of the color away and ended up with 35% less data.

Can't believe you guys are pedaling this trash.

Google are ruthless. The only reason they want less data on the page is because they want more Google on the page.

The last I looked, Google got about 90% of their income from advertising. There's an advertising and/or data collection angle to everything that they do.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 20:46 UTC
On article GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort (79 comments in total)

Nikon cancelled their 1" sensor DL compacts, and released their (sales flop) KeyMission action cameras. I think they got that backwards.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 19:50 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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