justmeMN

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Martin.au: Second recent false report from Nikkei about a camera company dismantling their camera division.

Now I'm intrigued as to what's going on at Nikkei.

Perhaps (?) Nikkei's stores aren't really false, they're just premature.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 01:17 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (350 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Olympus' camera-imaging division hasn't made an annual profit in years, so they can't be accused of greedy camera pricing. :-)

My previous comment ended with a :-) , so it wasn't supposed to make sense. Mission accomplished.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 00:21 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (350 comments in total)

Olympus' camera-imaging division hasn't made an annual profit in years, so they can't be accused of greedy camera pricing. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 21:56 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
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mxx: Oh, no, Pentax is doomed ....again!

The Pentax brand name is on its third owner, so it's not like they have a history of success.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 21:47 UTC

"Ricoh ranks a mere sixth in global market share in interchangeable-lens cameras and eighth among camera makers overall." - Nikkei Asian Review

Ricoh didn't deny that part of the article. With the camera market as a whole contracting, it's inevitable that some smaller players will eventually drop out.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 21:43 UTC as 52nd comment
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RedFox88: PLEASE call them UAVs not drones! Drones are military!

On the other hand :-) , the (USA) Federal Aviation Administration apparently calls them UAS, for unmanned aircraft systems.

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

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 18:03 UTC
On article 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners for photography announced (168 comments in total)

(sarcasm) The Pulitzer Prize should only be awarded to happy photographs, things like flowers and kittens.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 17:09 UTC as 12th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1160 comments in total)

"Panasonic has been hard at work tweaking their JPEG engine, and the GH5 shows off some great improvements. Color rendition is much improved over the GH4..." -DPR

Good for them.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 14:40 UTC as 80th comment
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justmeMN: "...shockproof and waterproof KeyMission..."

Nikon management were shocked by how poor KeyMission sales were. :-)

@Thanatham Piriyakarnjanakul: I don't have any numbers, but from Nikon's Financial Presentation Materials:

"Substantial downward adjustment of expected unit sales of initial assessment for “KeyMission” action camera series due to slow sales" -Nikon

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 20:38 UTC

"...shockproof and waterproof KeyMission..."

Nikon management were shocked by how poor KeyMission sales were. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 19:49 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies

"But Sigma is that rare company that listens to its customers." -DPR

They listen to all twelve of them. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 15:16 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
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justmeMN: "has a minimum focus distance of just 3 cm (1.2 in.)." -DPR

On Canon's USA web site it states "Closest Focusing Distance 0.43 ft. / 0.13m"

Doesn't .13 meters convert to a little over 5 inches?

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/ef-s-35mm-f28-macro-is-stm-lens

Thanks for the explanation.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 14:50 UTC
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c h u n k: Min focusing distance is a bit too small I think. 3cm...or about an inch to get the full 1:1. Might as well forget adding tubes or a close up lens if you want more magnification as the front element would be touching the subject. Not to mention that for photographing insects, that small amount greatly increases the risk of scaring off your subjects. Too bad, I was excited about this lens.

Canon's web site states "Closest Focusing Distance 0.43 ft. / 0.13m"

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/ef-s-35mm-f28-macro-is-stm-lens

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 00:48 UTC

"has a minimum focus distance of just 3 cm (1.2 in.)." -DPR

On Canon's USA web site it states "Closest Focusing Distance 0.43 ft. / 0.13m"

Doesn't .13 meters convert to a little over 5 inches?

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/ef-s-35mm-f28-macro-is-stm-lens

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 00:46 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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ttran88: These are the lenses that will bury Nikon for good.

No, no, no. If Canon buried Nikon, then Sony would be #2. Eww! :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D Sample Gallery (110 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Interesting phrase: "the midrange camera in Canon's lower-end DSLR lineup" -- perhaps Canon's making too many models? They certainly are in the PowerShot line, with a new crop every year that's nearly identical across multiple models and years, but has a fleet of new model names and minor differences. Also, is $750 body only really a lower-end price now?

The 2013 T5i had a body-only launch price of $750, so the series has been priced that way for a while. Today, on the Canon USA online store, a refurbished T5i body goes for $449.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 15:07 UTC
On article At the market: Panasonic GH5 sample video (76 comments in total)

I didn't know that Panasonic still made cameras. :-) (just kidding)

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 14:10 UTC as 20th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D Sample Gallery (110 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Has any if you guys at DPR or Readers tried the Canon 5 axis electronic IS in movie mode? I hear albeit the crop, that it's absolutely phenomenal and IBIS-like. This is a huge temptation for me as a low budget videographer to have a stabilized 100$ 50mm f/1.8 STM WITH accurate silent touch Autofocus! A dream come true really and easiest way to shoot on any platform.

Anyone tried it? Any big artefacts? Well behaved?

The T7i is the cheapest one with that feature I think, the M5 and M6 and D77 also got it.

Here is how Canon's web site puts it: "Movie Electronic IS adds 5-axis stabilization in the horizontal, vertical and rotational planes."

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 13:47 UTC
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junk1: There is an audio system developed for the war which can triangulate where gunshots come from. If cities had that system (some do) plus a handful of drones (located all over the city) ready to takeoff 24x7, they could quickly fly to the location to see what is happening.

A nearby big city has a Shotspotter system. It's kind of spooky to see the city's weekly (!) shots fired map.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 18:06 UTC

This lens is "35mm equivalent of 56mm" according to Canon. Back in the film era I had a 50mm macro lens for my SLR, so this looks interesting.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 16:56 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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