justmeMN

Joined on Apr 6, 2011

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On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (386 comments in total)

A kit lens with "genuinely excellent" optical performance. Nice.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 16:20 UTC as 78th comment

Mirrorless has only gone from an ILC share of 20% in 2012, to an ILC share of 27% in 2016. My guess is that the Q1-2017 surge in mirrorless is a statistical anomaly caused by earthquake recovery. That said, I wouldn't be surprised if mirrorless ended up with a 30% ILC share for 2017 as a whole.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 14:18 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

The photography bloggers who promote camera industry gloom-and-doom are going to be sorely disappointed by this news. :-)

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 02:31 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
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Fujica: I see some very good 'window cleaning' going on here...

" However, the company's outlook on 2017 camera unit sales are gloomier, with ILC unit sales dropping 7% and compacts down 13%, working out to -9% overall."

Sure you can be profitable as a company as a whole.
But that doesn't automatically imply that your camera division is doing gloriously.

@Fujica: Wrong. Canon's 2016 ILC market share was 49%.

And 2016 was Canon's 14th consecutive year of being #1 in worldwide ILC market share.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 13:39 UTC
In reply to:

Fujica: I see some very good 'window cleaning' going on here...

" However, the company's outlook on 2017 camera unit sales are gloomier, with ILC unit sales dropping 7% and compacts down 13%, working out to -9% overall."

Sure you can be profitable as a company as a whole.
But that doesn't automatically imply that your camera division is doing gloriously.

Canon projects that, this year, their worldwide interchangeable-lens camera market share will be 48%. Nobody else comes close to that.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 00:45 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)

A boring suburbscape in monochrome is still a boring suburbscape. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 15:04 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (463 comments in total)
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Tieu Ngao: Imagine the Nikon Coolpix A Mk2 with the features from the unborn DL18-55! It'd be at least as good as the Fuji X100T.
Nikon is not smart to ignore the premium compact market.

@GabrielFFontes: Nikon states "the DL series will be canceled due to concerns regarding their profitability considering the increase in development costs, and the drop in the number of expected sales due to the slow-down of the market."

A new Nikon premium compact would mean more development costs, and wouldn't change "the slow-down of the market."

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (463 comments in total)
In reply to:

Tieu Ngao: Imagine the Nikon Coolpix A Mk2 with the features from the unborn DL18-55! It'd be at least as good as the Fuji X100T.
Nikon is not smart to ignore the premium compact market.

"Nikon is not smart to ignore the premium compact market."

Agreed. In light of their DL decision, I doubt that we will see anything this year.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 17:29 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (200 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Nikon management got things backwards. They should have cancelled (poor selling) KeyMission, and released DL.

@xxmp: In their recently released financial report, Canon said that their 1" sensor "PowerShot G-series enjoyed solid demand." In cancelling DL, Nikon decided to run away and let Sony and Canon have all of the profits in that sector.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 01:29 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (200 comments in total)

Nikon management got things backwards. They should have cancelled (poor selling) KeyMission, and released DL.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 14:06 UTC as 80th comment | 4 replies
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rrccad: Missing from this was their ILC and Camera sales (why dpreview.. not sure.. )

ILC unit sales +6% over 1Q 2016.
Camera $ sales +10% (forex adjusted) over 1Q 2016.

http://www.canon.com/ir/conference/pdf/conf2017q1e.pdf

They are still a bit bearish about fiscal 2017 though predicting a 7% loss in unit sales against a market decline of 5%. it will be curious if they end up beating that.

Apparently they aren't listening the forum warrior experts.

@Jeff Keller: From the Canon Speech Summary document:

"Imaging System - FY 2017 Projection (Slide 13)
For interchangeable-lens cameras, as our unit sales in the first quarter were roughly in line with our plan, we left our forecast unchanged. We still expect the market to shrink by 4% to 11 million units and our unit sales to decline by 7% to 5.3 million units."

http://www.canon.com/ir/conference/pdf/conf2017q1e-sum.pdf

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 00:30 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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burnin: The most important thing about interchangeable lens cameras are the... lenses.
If you're into fast sports shooting Canikon have a huge advantage there.

At football games, when you "zoom with your feet", you get trampled by players. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 18:54 UTC

Nikon 1 may have been a sales flop, but I though that Nikon DL was a good idea.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 01:40 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies

I think Nikon needs an APS-C mirrorless camera. That sensor size is where the biggest ILC sales volume is.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 15:21 UTC as 52nd comment | 8 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2654 comments in total)
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justmeMN: For comparison:

"It shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that the [Canon] 1D X Mark II is solidly built. It features the same inspiringly-robust-feeling level of build and sealing that the 1D series has had for many years." -DPR's review of that camera

It's in comparison to:

"Also, Sony's made claims that the a9 is weather resistant, but after handling the camera and flipping out the port doors, battery door and memory card doors, I just don't have the same faith that it would survive a downpour that a D5, 1D X II or E-M1 II could shrug off." -DPR

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 15:07 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2654 comments in total)

For comparison:

"It shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that the [Canon] 1D X Mark II is solidly built. It features the same inspiringly-robust-feeling level of build and sealing that the 1D series has had for many years." -DPR's review of that camera

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 14:03 UTC as 426th comment | 9 replies

The photos make me cold. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 14:52 UTC as 13th comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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M Chambers: As usual the Sony haters are dominating this board. If you don't like Sony camera then don't use them! No one is forcing anyone to.

So far 300 people have chimed in just to say, "Sony sucks."

It's just childish.

@M Chambers Your claim that "Sony haters are dominating this board" is silly hyperbole.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)

Yawn, another tiny, incremental, upgrade. (just kidding)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:27 UTC as 317th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (277 comments in total)

That white wolf should be a standard part of every DPR camera review - very photogenic. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 17:45 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
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