anthony mazzeri

Joined on Sep 29, 2010

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rialcnis: After all these years you'd think non-Japanese would have learned to pronounce Nikon as Nee-kon, instead of Neye-kon.

I've always said Ni-kon, an even shorter i, as in Nippon.

Because that's where the Ni in their name comes from.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
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anthony mazzeri: So in light of that adjacent article on the historical CIPA camera sales, this magazine launched when total worldwide annual camera sales were a few ten thousand which doesn't even register on the graph and went on to be published for 80 years - yet goes out of business now when camera sales are topping 1.5 billion a year.

Zdman, the vast majority of analog cameras were not enthusiast sales either.

They were Kodak Brownies and Instamatics and suchlike right up to the 80s and 90s.

The digital P&S sales didn't come out of nowhere, they replaced these analog P&S and the market grew because they were even more 'instamatic' and much cheaper and convenient than getting film developed every time and sharing on the internet.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 23:19 UTC
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CameraLabTester: You just had to remember the issue where you saw the stunning image... opened the magazine box... and there it was, complete with the article.

No batteries needed. No chargers, wifi or ISP.

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You needed a postman/mailman.

And print workers operating a huge lithographic printer. And ink. And trees. Lots of trees. So many trees.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 10:47 UTC

So in light of that adjacent article on the historical CIPA camera sales, this magazine launched when total worldwide annual camera sales were a few ten thousand which doesn't even register on the graph and went on to be published for 80 years - yet goes out of business now when camera sales are topping 1.5 billion a year.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 10:43 UTC as 104th comment | 4 replies
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Mitrajoon: I will admit to being a bit of a dinosaur. Given security based on face recognition, or even fingerprints, how would my wife use my phone or vice versa? I could think of many scenarios where this might be inconvenient at best, a disaster at worst.

Just register both your fingerprints on the phone if you want her to use it too.

You can add any and as many fingerprints as you want.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 21:28 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (142 comments in total)
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trungtran: Mediocre is a little harsh, might not be for you, but there is a market out there for cheap electronics. Not everyone can afford an iPad.

And Kodak also did cheap affordable consumer cameras in their day.

These tablets will just be a new generation of Kodak Insta(gra)matics.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 04:10 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)
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ttran88: These are the exact cameras that will send Nikon to its graves sooner than later.

Mariano Pacifico - "They killed the Premium DL line without apology to long-waiting customers."

Nikon press release - "We sincerely apologize to all those affected by this decision"

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:50 UTC

Dell's PR people did a great job. Every single article and preview I've seen so far is equating it to the new 4K Surface Studio.

When it is in fact just a repackaged current Wacom 27" Cintiq to work with the new Windows 10 Studio features like the dial etc.

It even works with a standard Wacom pen.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 19:09 UTC as 2nd comment
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Debankur Mukherjee: The fall of Kodak is really very sad.........they made some of the very early digital cameras.......

Hindsight 101.

Kodak and Fujifilm should have committed fully to making their own cameras and lens system to take on all the other camera makers from the very beginning in the early 1990s, not just sub-contract bits and bobs like this or later base their own DSLR cameras on the other camera makers' existing mounts.

At least Fujifilm managed to survive and learn and are doing it properly now.

Digital camera world today could have been a completely different place with Sony trying to displace Kodak and Fuji as #1 and #2 instead of Canon and Nikon.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 06:02 UTC
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Fotowitt: "...Apple Inc. is known for being a pioneer..."
Really? Or mayby, very good copypastewrapitnicelypeople?

Fotowitt, Apple was the pioneer of consumer computing with the Apple ][, but it was still the preserve of geeks adding expansion cards, etc. It was Jobs' dream to get computers into every average home as an off-the-shelf consumer device like any other TV or radio, while Microsoft/IBM focussed on getting into every business like any other typewriter or calculator. Hence the 'consumer firsts' hitherto the preserve of research or industry - no complicated command lines so the GUI and the mouse, no confusing interfacing so the out-of-the-box all-in-one build, etc.

The problem was to be a consumer device, it lacked anything to consume on it by abandoning the geek expansion cards and gaming of the Apple ][. The irony is with the advent of PC clones, it was Microsoft who went into every home as a consumer device as gaming became a mass-market consumable.

It wasn't until the iPod and iTunes that Apple finally had the consumable they always wanted - music. Then movies, photos, social etc etc.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 05:32 UTC
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (151 comments in total)

This article is confirmation of the theory that people only ever look at the pictures and read the first and sometimes the last line of any news article. And picture captions if there are any.

Because despite the very first word of the actual headline being the name of the manufacturer OWC, the first line of the article says "When Apple introduced..."

And so we see people launching into posting comments declaring this to be an Apple product.

So Lars take note. The first line. Put everything into the first line. The rest is just bumpf and filler.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 05:12 UTC as 31st comment
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (151 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: 300 dollars ???? 300 really ??????

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YOU WANT A DONGLE ? a frickin 300 dongle

this debacle , just when you think it cant get any worse
this is 100 dollar item , if that . at best !.... but lets sell it the apple faithful for 300 usd?.........my god ! you cant make this crap up

Optical audio, ethernet, FireWire 800 indicates to me this is more of a all-in-one product for studios etc with a lot of legacy or pro-level specialist equipment that would cost far more than $300 to replace or upgrade when they upgrade to the latest computer.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 04:37 UTC
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ColdViking: Now wait for the Apple fan-bois to come along and explain why touch screens for computers is useless.

Not me. I've been using Macs with a Wacom Cintiq screen since the 15" PL-550 with only 1024x768 resolution on Mac OS9 - and it was beige, like the computers were all back then too.

A pen screen has always been minimum requirement for me. Apple (or specifically Steve Jobs) always believed this was something third parties like Wacom could provide for the small user base who wanted it, so that's the way it's always been for Mac users - until the iPad Pro and its awesome pencil.

Apple is also on the same path as MS in devising ways to meld their desktop-mouse and mobile-touch OSs into a single eventual unified system. MS coming out with this new Surface may spur Apple on to doing something similar with a pen/touch iMac using the same iPad pro Pencil technology - maybe an iMac Pro.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 23:47 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)

Hard to guess from US pricing. A bargain $329-429 USD always translates into a disappointing 899-1,099 in UK, Euro and Australia for some reason.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 08:04 UTC as 145th comment | 1 reply
On article Fotopro FS-X1 is a Xenon flash for the iPhone (19 comments in total)
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naturetech: Perfect flash for my DxO ONE!

My initial thought too, but the article mentions it uses its own dedicated camera app.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 23:51 UTC
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anthony mazzeri: I've been waiting for macro and wide-angle attachments. I was hoping though for specific DxO-made lenses rather than just an adapter for third-party lenses. Now I have to find a decent 30.5mm-thread diopter and w/angle.

One thing they haven't sorted out yet is availabilty through their online store direct is still only for the US or selected Euro countries, so the rest of us in the world still need to rely on retailers prepared to ship outside the US-Euro zones, such as B&H.

Ah, there's a new e-store in-app. See if that's also US/Euro-only.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 11:24 UTC
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ybizzle: The 3 people that own this must be jumping for joy! ;)

I definitely am. Been waiting and expecting. But a little more patience still required as B&H has them listed as 'coming soon'.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 06:27 UTC
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BeefCoffee: It's really too bad, this camera looked like it was turning out some nice renderings with the super raw function. But..Apple is going to ditch thunderbolt right? So...when that happens, does this camera become %50 off or more? Just doesn't make much sense..especially since Apple is known to adopt and drop so often.

@BeefCoffee, Intel's Thunderbolt connector and iPhone lightning connector are two different things. The confusion is with the names being similar natural phenomon.

The iPhone lightning connector is just a standard USB cable - with Apple's own proprietary connector.

Intel's Thunderbolt is another variant of the more heavy-duty computer display and data throughput like Parallel, SCSI, SATA, Firewire and DVI cables etc. These are continually being replaced and phased out by newer versions every few years as technology improves.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 06:18 UTC

I've been waiting for macro and wide-angle attachments. I was hoping though for specific DxO-made lenses rather than just an adapter for third-party lenses. Now I have to find a decent 30.5mm-thread diopter and w/angle.

One thing they haven't sorted out yet is availabilty through their online store direct is still only for the US or selected Euro countries, so the rest of us in the world still need to rely on retailers prepared to ship outside the US-Euro zones, such as B&H.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 05:17 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Old Cameras: It's still a two handed fixed focal length camera you have to assemble and start up everytime you want to take a picture. And then disassemble, turn off and put back in your pocket so you can have your hands back. Quirky, clumsy, cumbersome, slow and inconvenient, all for $500.

@Old Cameras, no it's not, no you don't, no you don't. And no, no, no, no, no and yes.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 04:33 UTC
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