justmeMN

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needarealname: In Yellowstone National Park, all international visitors should be required to be part of a tour group. All east coast and west coast visitors should be considered as international visitors.

Offer the filmmakers a choice between jail time or being fed to the wolves or donating their labor and resources into rebuilding the Tower Fall trail to the bottom of the water fall. I really miss that trail.

@BBQue: Visitors are provided with a boardwalk, so they can visit an ecologically sensitive area without damaging it. They chose to disregard the rules, and should be punished for it. In addition, their punishment should serve as a lesson to others.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 18:07 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)

Judging by the "Senior Nikon Executives at CP+ 2016" photo, Nikon has a really diverse management team. :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 14:37 UTC as 8th comment
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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pussycat2013: Nikon is dying...?

Thom Hogan is highly critical of Nikon, but he recently concluded:

"Just a reminder: Nikon is still a profitable company, and according to the numbers, healthily so. They’re not going out of business. But as I predicted, they’re getting smaller."

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/nikons-first-half-financial.html

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 02:24 UTC
On article Canon is selling a gray version of the Rebel T6 (146 comments in total)

Perhaps this camera looks really pretty...
to people who live in Japan.

I looks really ugly to (USA) me, although I have never been accused of having any fashion sense.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 21:50 UTC as 35th comment
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)

In the tradition of Nikon DL, Nikon announces a new camera with no shipping date, even outside the USA.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 18:41 UTC as 26th comment
On article Canon is selling a gray version of the Rebel T6 (146 comments in total)

They chose gray, to match the hair color of people who still use stand-alone camera. :-)

(Youngins use smartphones to take pictures.)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 17:17 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)

"...no shipping or pricing information is available at this time." -DPR

Strange announcement.

For comparison, Nikon's D5500 press release includes a Price and Availability section.

(I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Nikon is such a disorganized mess that they still don't have a shipping date for their DL line.)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 14:39 UTC as 38th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (339 comments in total)

My understanding is that Sony quit making new APS-C-only lens models. They want buyers of their APS-C mirrorless cameras to buy their big, expensive, FF lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 04:50 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)

I wonder if they removed any features. That's what they did with their D3400.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 04:41 UTC as 88th comment | 2 replies
On article Grounded: GoPro recalls Karma drone (54 comments in total)

(sarcasm) Since Nikon KeyMission is destined to dominate the Action Camera sector, Nikon should start making drones too.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 23:51 UTC as 19th comment
On article Grounded: GoPro recalls Karma drone (54 comments in total)
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jayliu: Karma's a ...

A case of Bad Karma.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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garyknrd: Look at a 10-15 year trend in Canon stock. To me this pretty much tells the story of the DSLR market. After the crash (2007-2008) they started going back up with all other stocks. Then the stock took a nose dive and never recovered. Smartphone, mirrorless has cleaned there plow IMO.
There has been a bull market since the last crash. And these companies have gone down? IMO the next recession will tell the real story. It ain't going to pretty for Canon or Nikon.

One difference: Canon gets about 33% of their revenue from their Imaging division. Nikon gets about 63% of their revenue from their Imaging division.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 05:13 UTC
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justmeMN: Perhaps this is Desperation Pricing, from a camera-imaging division that can't figure out how to make a profit.

(That division is currently on its seventh money losing year in a row.)

@LightCatcherLT: No, lack of profitability doesn't mean that they make bad cameras. I'm glad that Olympus stubbornly stays in the camera business. Industry wide, as unit sales continue going down, it seems that all camera companies would like shift to high-margin models.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 01:02 UTC
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justmeMN: Perhaps this is Desperation Pricing, from a camera-imaging division that can't figure out how to make a profit.

(That division is currently on its seventh money losing year in a row.)

@LightCatcherLT: Your link was about one quarter in 2015. 2015 as a whole was a money loser for Olympus' camera-imaging division. According to Olympus' web site, fiscal years 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, were all money losers for their camera-imaging division. They forecast that fiscal year 2017 will be another money loser for their camera-imaging division.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 00:09 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)

Contrary to Nikon's (yesterday) denial, the financial records that Nikon released today confirm this rumor. They wrote that there would be "a voluntary retirement program of approximately 1,000 employees".

http://www.nikon.com/about/ir/ir_library/result/pdf/2017/17_2qf_c_e.pdf

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 14:16 UTC as 59th comment
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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mgblack74: Hey @dpreview, Nikon has come out to flattly deny this report. You should update your post.

Below is Nikon's press release on the subject. It's open to interpretation, but "nothing has been decided at this time" doesn't strike me as being a very strong denial.

http://www.nikon.com/news/2016/1108.htm

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 04:19 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: So it begins..........

Rumors are the cuts came from their service dept. Good luck guys

A Thom Hogan commentary (rant?) about Nikon cost cutting and customer service to follow. :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 00:27 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)

More than 60% of Nikon's revenue comes from their Imaging business, so they are the camera company that is the most exposed to an industry wide downturn in camera sales. They can't afford to screw up.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 00:13 UTC as 178th comment

Perhaps this is Desperation Pricing, from a camera-imaging division that can't figure out how to make a profit.

(That division is currently on its seventh money losing year in a row.)

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 18:36 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies

Dear Leica, your spell checker has gone haywire. It's "Deluxe Type". :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 17:34 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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