justmeMN

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Tungsten Nordstein: >and the Google Clips product page offers prospective buyers the option to join a waitlist

Is it just me, or is there no 'Google Clips' product page?

When I clicked on that, it went to:

https://store.google.com/product/google_clips

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2018 at 16:42 UTC

What is Google's schedule for abandoning Google Clips?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2018 at 16:35 UTC as 7th comment

Let the customer decide? That goes against their longstanding corporate philosophy of Apple Knows Best. :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 19:33 UTC as 50th comment

For Nikon, I think APS-C mirrorless is more important than FF mirrorless. APS-C is the sensor size with the huge sales volume. APS-C would also allow them to create both low-end and moderately-high-end models.

Asia buys more mirrorless cameras than The Americas and Europe combined, and I understand that low-end mirrorless is popular there.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 19:24 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon launches refillable ink printers in the UK (132 comments in total)
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Torsten Hoff: I have no doubt that these printer will still not fix one common way of wasting ink and extracting money from owners: they will clean the nozzles of colors that aren't used.

The majority of the printing I do with my Canon multi-function printer is black and white only, and I have the grayscale feature enabled to allow color to be output using just gray and black. Yet my printer shows the ink levels of all colors diminishing at a rate not far behind that of the black cartridge. Once the color ink levels reach a low-enough level, the printer refuses to print even if all I try to print is a page of black text.

To me that is a bigger insult than the cost of the ink.

As a home document printer, I got a (HP) monochrome laser printer, to avoid the clogged nozzle problem.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 22:20 UTC
On article Canon launches refillable ink printers in the UK (132 comments in total)
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Photato: Wow the personal printing market must be close to extinction.
Does anyone have home printers sales numbers ?

I didn't come across Canon's numbers, but they said the following:

"Amid signs that the inkjet hardware market is stabilizing, our sales remained solid. In China in particular, by actively utilizing expanding e-commerce channels, we posted double-digit growth in hardware units, which drove overall performance.
By model, we continue to expand unit sales of printers incorporating large ink tanks. From a profit perspective, our strategically positioned TS-series has received high marks from users for their high-quality design and their selling prices remain stable even now, particularly in Japan, which is contributing to improved profitability."

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 21:41 UTC

If Nikon doesn't announce Something Mirrorless at CP+ in March, a riot will break out at Nikon's booth. :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 18:26 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
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justmeMN: Just because Nikon patented a Z-mount doesn't mean that they will use it. They may decide to use their current F mount, so they don't have to create a whole new set of lenses.

@nekrosoft13: "Dlsr lenses where never designed for mirrorless camera,"

Then why do owners of Sony FF mirrorless cameras use (with adaptor) Canon DSLR lenses?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 00:03 UTC
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taktak91: Whenever and however it comes out, it will be blasted and applauded for what it is, and for what it isn't.

If they use the Z-mount, the complaint will be that they don't have enough native-mirrorless lenses.

If they use the current F-mount, the complaint will be that they didn't make mirrorless-specific lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 17:15 UTC

Just because Nikon patented a Z-mount doesn't mean that they will use it. They may decide to use their current F mount, so they don't have to create a whole new set of lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 16:45 UTC as 35th comment | 12 replies
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Eloise: Is that Kodak or “Kodak”?

"C+A Global is responsible for the manufacture and sale of the above scanner.
The Kodak trademark, logo and trade dress are used under license by C+A Global." -product website

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 14:41 UTC

(being silly) The bad news is that the Nikon DL Development Team has been assigned to develop Nikon FF mirrorless. :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 03:29 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies

Companies patent every possibility that they can think of, but a minority of patented items ever make it to market.

My guess is that a future Nikon FF mirrorless camera will have a Sigma SD Quattro H type body that takes DSLR lenses.

Both FF-DSLR and FF-Mirrorless lenses are big, so Nikon creating a new set of mirrorless-specific lenses strikes me as being a waste of Nikon's resources.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 22:19 UTC as 115th comment | 4 replies
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kelstertx: Nikon should make their new mount have the same registration distance as Sony. Then the 3rd party lens makers will simply use the same lens design for all the big 3, without having to decide whether or not to alienate the market leader Sony customers to support the Canikon minority based on their popularity in the 80s and 90s, as their traditional model has been. That will mean a nearly instant supply of lenses compatible with Nikon as well, from Rokinon, and others who will simply adapt the mount itself, but not the optics design.

The last time that Sony officially reported their worldwide interchangeable-lens market share in their financial documents, Sony wrote that it was (by value) "14% (No. 3)". That's not exactly a market leader. That's not even close to being #2.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 21:01 UTC
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ShaiKhulud: So zero glass for a while and 5 years of catching up. No good in Nikon's situation if true.

That's why I don't think it will be true for either Nikon or Cannon FF mirrorless cameras. Both FF-DSLR and FF-mirrorless lenses are big, so I don't see the point of Nikon/Canon making mirrorless-specific versions of them.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 19:37 UTC

Thom Hogan claims that Nikon is still considering multiple options, so this patent may, or may not, ever be used.

"As I indicated above, there appear to be heated internal arguments about which of these options should really be pursued." -Thom Hogan

http://dslrbodies.com/newsviews/what-is-happening-in-tokyo.html

Of course, Thom's comments qualify as a rumor too.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 19:30 UTC as 162nd comment | 2 replies

The recently announced Kodak SCANZA film scanner isn't made by Kodak either. From the product website:

"C+A Global is responsible for the manufacture and sale of the above scanner.
The Kodak trademark, logo and trade dress are used under license by C+A Global."

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 18:57 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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Rick Knepper: Which Kodak is this?

It's made/sold by C+A Global.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 18:54 UTC

From the product website:

"C+A Global is responsible for the manufacture and sale of the above scanner.
The Kodak trademark, logo and trade dress are used under license by C+A Global."

So it's another Kodak product that's not made by Kodak.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 18:47 UTC as 29th comment

"accept fees to let those names get emblazoned on, well, pretty much anything." -DPR

A great way to make degraded brand names even worse.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 17:55 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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