justmeMN

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On article 2017 iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced (128 comments in total)

"Entries are open worldwide to photographers using an iPhone or iPad." -contest rules

Does Apple pay IPPA, or are the IPPA just exclusionary Apple fanboys?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 18:34 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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LiangMing: The title should be 'Sony announces new 20MP 1-inch sensor for industrial and surveillance applications only'.

Well, no one would care much reading then.

Yes, the Sony press release starts "In the industrial application field..."

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 17:06 UTC

"future iterations of Sony's RX100 line" -DPR

When Sony releases the RX100 VI, the company might even discover the existence of touch screens. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 16:01 UTC as 16th comment

The important thing is that Rex (apparently) didn't ingest anything that hurt him.

Bad dog owner, bad, bad, dog owner.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 18:50 UTC as 60th comment

"using off-brand glass " -DPR

No, it's using name-brand glass on an off-brand camera body. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 13:58 UTC as 137th comment
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John _ Finn: What the f**k is wrong with "heck" that you decided it needed an asterisk?

h*ck is regularly used by the twitter dog photo account WeRateDogs @dog_rates . In DPR's introduction, clicking on "h*ckin' good puppers" takes you to that twitter account.

Lighten up folks. H*ck is not intended to be censorship, and is not intended to be political correctness. It's intended to be a joke.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 15:21 UTC

These photo contest results are deeply flawed, because they don't include any Shetland Sheepdogs. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 21:13 UTC as 13th comment
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WillWeaverRVA: You censored heck? What the heck?

The twitter dog photo account WeRateDogs @dog_rates uses h*ck. That may be where DPR got the headline idea. I don't really get the joke myself.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (285 comments in total)
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yusufmotiwala: Ricoh should discontinue all DSLR and focus on mirrorless. Isn't Sony success and decline of Nikon/Canon evident?

Canon isn't declining. Their mirrorless cameras don't sell well here, but apparently sell well in Asia, the world's biggest market for mirrorless. And, of course, they continue to sell a huge number of DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 13:59 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (285 comments in total)

Their official recovery plan is called RICOH Resurgent. Since it has a catchy name, it's guaranteed to be successful. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 22:58 UTC as 21st comment
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (285 comments in total)

For fiscal 2017, Canon is projecting (units) +3% for office copiers, and -1% for office printers. That's nothing spectacular, but indicates that Ricoh's severe problems aren't industry wide.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 23:53 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (285 comments in total)

ICYMI, April news, directly from Ricoh:

"Ricoh is expecting to recognize impairment losses in amount of 10 billion yen, because the expected profit of its digital camera business will not be achieved."

http://www.ricoh.com/release/2017/0411_1.html

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 21:55 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply

Cool! I'm going to order a 737 MAX 9 on Amazon.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 23:02 UTC as 103rd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)
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CrimsonKng: How many of you have ever witnessed a fight, where the soon to be loser is knocked down to the ground. He is virtually beaten, yet the winner and his friends all start kicking the man on the ground, in the head. The man is down for the count, but its not enough for the crowd, who jeer him, calling him names as they so valiantly continue kicking him. Is that what we've become? Are we a nation that is more intent on getting what we want rather than looking at the situation and assessing it properly? I for one am not in that camp, and I hope to move some of you to this side of the table. The side called humanity. Maybe Nikon is in trouble and maybe it is because of poor management. I don't know, and it doesn't matter. Its their company. Do you think they want to lose it? Of course not. There must be circumstances we don't know about that are driving this thing. Regardless,Nikon has been a Company dedicated to manufacturing equipment of the highest caliber.

You're being a bit melodramatic.

In spite of their problems, Nikon is a strong #2 in interchangeable-lens camera market share, and Sony is a distant #3. And Nikon continues to be a profitable company.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 21:34 UTC
On article Ricoh R Development kit now shipping (11 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Ricoh is in bad shape:

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/For-Ricoh-it-s-a-sink-or-swim-moment?page=1

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Ricoh-may-close-shutter-on-personal-camera-business

The "For Ricoh, it's a sink-or-swim moment" article was published four days ago, so the claim that it was "discredited a while ago" is questionable. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 16:45 UTC
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)
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NickyB66: Is that before Nikon go bust and what's left being brought by Fujifilm.

This fiscal year, Nikon forecasts that their imaging division will have 345 billion yen in revenue, and 27 billion yen in operating profit. They forecast that the company as a whole will have 700 billion yen in revenue, and 45 billion yen in operating profit. That doesn't sound like going bust to me.

The one thing that Nikon might be interested in getting rid if is their semiconductor lithography business, which caused inventory write offs last fiscal year.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 16:02 UTC
On article Ricoh R Development kit now shipping (11 comments in total)

Ricoh is in bad shape:

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/For-Ricoh-it-s-a-sink-or-swim-moment?page=1

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Ricoh-may-close-shutter-on-personal-camera-business

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 15:28 UTC as 2nd comment | 6 replies
On article Shooting experience: how the Nikon D7500 won me over (193 comments in total)
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scoobysnapstories: BULKY DSLR's! still best at what they do, no need for smaller girly hands mslr. =)

The photo in the Nikkei Asia Review article shows what a typical mirrorless camera owner looks like. :-)

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Trends/Asian-women-get-their-closeup-in-new-push-for-Japanese-cameras

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
On article Shooting experience: how the Nikon D7500 won me over (193 comments in total)
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ttran88: I don't think these save Nikon attempts will result in anything much. Only Fujifilm and Japanese government can save Nikon.

This fiscal year, Nikon forecasts that their Imaging division will have 345.0 Billion Yen in revenue, and an operating profit of 27.0 Billion Yen. For the company as a whole they forecast 700.0 Billion Yen in revenue, and an operating profit of 45.0 Billion Yen. That doesn't sound like a crisis to me.

Last fiscal year, Nikon's Semiconductor Lithography Business had to write off some inventory. IF anything is going on between Fuji and Nikon, it would be with that division.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 21:44 UTC
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PVCdroid: One thing is for sure. Places like Costco need to pull their head out and get some mirrorless offerings on display. It's a pathetic shrine to cheap Canikon DSLR crap as it is.

Costco is in the business of stocking what sells the best. This year, in The Americas, 76% of ILCs shipped are DSLRs, and only 24% are mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
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