justmeMN

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Puppy2007: Wasn't Microsoft first http://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/newsroom/news_releases/2017/breakthrough_curved_sensor_could_dramatically_impr/ ?

Multiple companies are working on curved sensors.

"Canon Files 2 Curved Sensor Patents, One You Can Control"

https://petapixel.com/2016/12/09/canon-files-2-curved-sensor-patents-one-can-control/

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 15:53 UTC

"Did Nikon abandon..." -DPR

sound judgment when the cancelled DL, but went ahead with the poor selling KeyMission? :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 15:02 UTC as 57th comment

Canon and Sony also have curved sensor patents. I don't expect to see it in a shipping product from anybody any time soon.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 14:44 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2019 dates announced (5 comments in total)
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Yveske: May is the busiest month of the year so the worst possible month to hold Photokina.

From the DPR Photokina interview:

"The switch to the May dates starting in 2019 is the result of conversations with key accounts from all segments. The feedback we received indicated that the May dates will provide an ideal time frame to fully take advantage of international demand before the start of the summer season."

https://www.dpreview.com/news/9075483717/new-show-manager-christoph-menke-talks-about-the-future-of-photokina

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 02:30 UTC

Even if they don't actually work, they make an upscale fashion statement. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 21:09 UTC as 50th comment

In the past, I have scuba dived at night, and used a dive light. I should have made a pretentious video about it. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 19:34 UTC as 5th comment
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vesa1tahti: Nikon rules! On the Earth and In Space.

Naw, Canon has microsatellites, and Nikon has KeyMission. :-)

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Canon-takes-step-into-space-seeks-new-frontier-for-growth

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 16:39 UTC
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Juck: I just can't trust anyone that good-looking.

I just can't trust anyone who has a stubble-beard. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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cdembrey: Photokina may well go the way of Codex. The death of traditional hobbyist photography isn't helping.

@cdembrey: CIPA projects that sales of interchangeable-lens cameras will only be down by 3.4% this year.

It's sales of fixed-lens compact cameras that is crashing. CIPA is projecting that sales of them to be down another 16.7% this year.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
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TBLF: Nothing kills trade shows like lack of innovation or new product. Even controversy or something to excite the public is better than nothing. Lack of manufacturer support to brick and mortar stores also will reduce shopkeepers, and keep the remaining shopkeepers from showing up. Especially if there is a lot of direct wholesaling on-line in direct competition to the stores without price controls. So, in a round about way, the commoditization of tech and Internet sales will eventually kill the trade shows, which is sad, because the shows might be the last place left to actually demo the newest products before you order them. I went through this exact same cycle with computer shows. The line around the block to get a new Iphone on the day it's released should tell us all something about the direction things are going... :-(

@blackcoffee17: If memory serves, Canon has a minimum *advertised* price. Retailers can sell for less, they just can't advertise it. To do that online, online retailers post something like Add To Cart To See Price.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 19:55 UTC

"The latest editions of Photokina were noticeably smaller and less busy than previous shows..." -DPR

During the last Photokina, didn't Nikon's booth feature empty shelf space where their DL line was supposed to be? Perhaps at next year's Photokina, Nikon will devote that empty shelf space to a new mirrorless camera that never ships. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 18:58 UTC as 13th comment
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Bill3R: After my first Windows computers continually crashed, crashed, and crashed some more I switched to Macs and never looked back. Now I am tired of Apple's greed and arrogance. I would never support anything Microsoft but would be very interested in an Android computer if there were such a thing. Just my two cents worth.

If your Windows computer "crashed, crashed, and crashed some more" , the hardware must have been cheap and/or defective. Over the years, I have used Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and have never had any crashing problems with any of them.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 15:32 UTC

I have an HP desktop. Among other things, this particular model has 6 USB ports.

It came with Windows 7 pre-installed, and the operating system has been problem free.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 22:03 UTC as 298th comment

"a mediocre digital camera that's glued to an instant printer." -DPR

I don't think that phrase is included in Fujifilm's marketing/advertising materials. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 17:41 UTC as 5th comment
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justmeMN: From Thom Hogan:

"Simply put, some of the Nikon crowd seems to have lost faith in the Nikon brand. Generalized, we see these five complaints:"

"Nikon quality has eroded — the D500, D600, D750, D800, D810 all shipped with clear issues that needed fixing, some particularly bad (D600 shutter splatter and D750 vignetting). Even the very minor ones, such as the D810 white dot one, now get amplified."

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/perception-is-everything.html

This is just another incident that reinforces that negative stereotype. :-(

While "innovative" Nikon was developing KeyMission, Canon was developing microcrosatellites with cameras to shoot into outer space. Canon has a 4,000,000 ISO movie camera that is pretty cool. In 2015 Canon released 51MP DSLRs. I don't think Nikon has matched that yet. Even low-end Canon DSLRs now have Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Of the Big Three, Nikon is the only one that doesn't have an APS-C mirrorless camera, or a 1" sensor fixed-lens compact camera. Nikon makes good DSLRs, but they are pretty low on innovation.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
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FlyinDoc: In almost every facet of life, the more you pay for something, the better the item you receive. But what price snob value? A question for the ages.

At my local office supply store, you can buy stick-on red dots, for the camera of your choice. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 15:10 UTC
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justmeMN: From Thom Hogan:

"Simply put, some of the Nikon crowd seems to have lost faith in the Nikon brand. Generalized, we see these five complaints:"

"Nikon quality has eroded — the D500, D600, D750, D800, D810 all shipped with clear issues that needed fixing, some particularly bad (D600 shutter splatter and D750 vignetting). Even the very minor ones, such as the D810 white dot one, now get amplified."

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/perception-is-everything.html

This is just another incident that reinforces that negative stereotype. :-(

"Nikon innovates more than Canon"

Nikon's achievements include Worst In Class live view autofocus :-) , while Canon has Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Nikon makes nice cameras, but I never thought of them as being particularly innovative.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 14:52 UTC

[Slide 6] If you're serious enough about video to be interested in 4K, wouldn't you also want a microphone port?

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 14:17 UTC as 40th comment

Phun photos.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 00:22 UTC as 47th comment

From Thom Hogan:

"Simply put, some of the Nikon crowd seems to have lost faith in the Nikon brand. Generalized, we see these five complaints:"

"Nikon quality has eroded — the D500, D600, D750, D800, D810 all shipped with clear issues that needed fixing, some particularly bad (D600 shutter splatter and D750 vignetting). Even the very minor ones, such as the D810 white dot one, now get amplified."

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/perception-is-everything.html

This is just another incident that reinforces that negative stereotype. :-(

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 20:54 UTC as 12th comment | 9 replies
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