maxotics

Lives in United States NH, United States
Works as a Computers/Data
Has a website at www.maxotics.com
Joined on May 31, 2011

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maxotics: As interesting as the device is, as an optical computer, most photographers would rather shoot with a pinhole camera made from a discarded shoe-box. As for being as good as a DSLR, what does that mean? People don't buy DSLRs because of what they do technically (which most people don't know or care). People buy DSLRs because the best photographer in their family used one to take some cool photo. As maligned and forlorn as the family photographer is, it is them who lead the way in camera equipment. It is them who "Light" has ignored. Ironically, Light probably feels this is exactly the people they're building the camera for. Maybe it will succeed. But I get the sense it's a company ill with group-think. It's a company that doesn't truly love photography. It feels above it.

Hello Kawika. I am certainly condescending to "Light", but I don't see how I was condescending to professional photographers, as if they're not used to a lot worse ;) My point is that "people" who buy cameras in quantity, who aren't professional, won't buy a complex camera they don't understand and which, I believe, will output too much data for them to deal with. As for my looking ridiculous, that's the price I pay for opening my mouth!

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 13:32 UTC

As interesting as the device is, as an optical computer, most photographers would rather shoot with a pinhole camera made from a discarded shoe-box. As for being as good as a DSLR, what does that mean? People don't buy DSLRs because of what they do technically (which most people don't know or care). People buy DSLRs because the best photographer in their family used one to take some cool photo. As maligned and forlorn as the family photographer is, it is them who lead the way in camera equipment. It is them who "Light" has ignored. Ironically, Light probably feels this is exactly the people they're building the camera for. Maybe it will succeed. But I get the sense it's a company ill with group-think. It's a company that doesn't truly love photography. It feels above it.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

Hey DPReview, I'll take a healthy increase in net income any day! Sony has played the camera business perfectly and your title leads one to believe they're "down" What?! Businesses, even DPReview I'll wager, succeed by growing net income (which lead to profits) Gross sales are interesting from an industry point of view, but they don't pay the bills. Would DPReview trade a 10% increase in clicks for a 10% increase in income? Please think about what you write about. You're misleading your readers.

If you want to talk about how a decrease in gross sales reflects a weakened camera market, fine, but that's a different story than a report on Sony's released financials.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 13:41 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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maxotics: I went on chat and asked the person if they're cancelling the NX line. She didn't know, then referred me to customer support. I called them. The woman said it is a rumor and Samsung has no plans to discontinue the camera. I told her I didn't see it on the CES show, but she reiterated that I shouldn't hesitate to buy the camera, that Samsung would continue to make them. This isn't any new news of course. However, it's not as if she said "we don't respond to rumors". She flatly said the rumor is false. Guess we'll see! Perhaps if everyone calls Samsung might say something just to save money on all the support time :)

I thought she would say "we don't respond to rumors" She was more forceful that the rumor was false than I expected. That isn't to say you may not be right, that they won't say anything until they sell their remaining inventory. However, Samsung doesn't need the money, so don't see them doing it for those reasons. I believe the NX line is going through what the EOS-M went through. It's going to slow down for a bit but new version will eventually be made

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 15:31 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)

I went on chat and asked the person if they're cancelling the NX line. She didn't know, then referred me to customer support. I called them. The woman said it is a rumor and Samsung has no plans to discontinue the camera. I told her I didn't see it on the CES show, but she reiterated that I shouldn't hesitate to buy the camera, that Samsung would continue to make them. This isn't any new news of course. However, it's not as if she said "we don't respond to rumors". She flatly said the rumor is false. Guess we'll see! Perhaps if everyone calls Samsung might say something just to save money on all the support time :)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 19:36 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies

All companies eventually get big enough where every employee knows, without saying, that certain clients/relationships are crucial to their income. DpReview seems to have become big enough that everyone working there uncounsioucly knows it could eventually hurt their paycheck if they annoyed one of the big camera makers. There's no rule, no edict from up high. No conspiracy. Everyone just knows and they turn a blind eye to certain things. In fact, the CEO might tell them to stay objective, but they won't. After all, annoying Nikon isn't going to financially hurt the top people at DPreview. If there is an enemy, it is always us.

All that said, DPReview is a fantastically well-done site. Unfortunately, it may have reached a tipping point where bigger is not better (for independent analysis). This seems to be a string of articles that is making that a question in everyone's mind.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 13:30 UTC as 52nd comment

What did Werner Heisenberg say, "What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning." There are other methods to getting multiple focus, like simple burst shots at multiple focus points, or aperatures. They all cost TIME. As one poster said, the amount of directional data you need to collect would necessitate a huge sensor and the large the sensor the slower the camera (to process the data).

For serious photographers, they'd rather make a quick judgement of focus shots and aperature than wait for a camera to get enough data to change later.

Heisenberg might point out that you can either get prepared to take another shot in 1 second, or wait for the previous shot to get all the focus points, but you can't do both.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 01:55 UTC as 48th comment
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