William O Brian

Joined on Sep 14, 2020

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stevo23: So is it wise right sizing or a portent? I think we're starting to see the real economic impact of COVID19.

Thanks for pointing that out stevo23. I changed it to "isn't"

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2020 at 15:41 UTC
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rhlpetrus: Since many seem interestedin Brazilian politics in this thread, a few points:
1. Bolsonaro was elected with 55% of valid votes, against the Workers Party candidate, who had been the Ministry of Education of Lula, the runoff second round.
2. Of all voters 147 million, there were 21% od non-voters (voting is obligatory, one is automatically registered to vote) and another 8% who voted blank or cancelled ballot.
3. He was, thus, elected by a minority, about 39% of all voters.
4. Many voted against the Workers Party, as they had been involved in a very large corruption scheme involving the state-run Bazil Oil Co (Petrobras).
5. Dilma, the WP president, presided over the worst recession in Brazilian history, with a GDP drop of 7% in two years, until the pandemic, which we don’t know the extent o economic impact yet.

Wow a radical leader who was elected with a minority of votes? That would NEVER happen in the US.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2020 at 15:35 UTC
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stevo23: So is it wise right sizing or a portent? I think we're starting to see the real economic impact of COVID19.

Its the market overall, and it started long before COVID 19. The market isn't going to bounce back either, so Sony is shutting down factories and pulling out.
It was mentioned below Brazil is the 4th largest consumer of cameras ahead of Japan (as of 2019). This is going to have a big impact.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2020 at 15:34 UTC

I've yet to see any rational person say the market is going to make a big comeback. The contraction is going to continue. We just Sony pull out of the 4th largest camera market (larger than Japan in 2019), and I am sure we will see more factories close.

If its true Fujifilm opened their lens mount Tamron would be wise to start making lenses for them and other systems to increase the number of potential buyers. They already make EF lenses that work well on RF cameras, so making RF lenses is very possible.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2020 at 14:58 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
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StoneJack: COVID has much more negative impact on Sony than on other camera companies, in fact, double of that. For other camera companies, falling sales of camera means that they are losing sales. For Sony, first, the tremendous fall in Sony camera sales is one hit, and if sales of other camera companies fall (like Nikon etc), sales of Sony's sensors are also falling. So it is a double hit for Sony.

Sony is shutting down factories. I doubt the executives at Sony are willing to spend money replacing them when the money is better spent elsewhere.
Sony has that option. It would be easy for them to shutdown the camera business and invest in more profitable endeavors. EP&S is losing money. The question is how long will that be tolerated knowing money could be better spent elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2020 at 14:40 UTC
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Rolandigital: This 50/1.2 is ridiculous. I'm sure it's sharp and all, but is it worth the size and weight? Sharpness obsession at it's best or something's wrong with Nikkons Z mount architecture. All Nikon Z lenses looks awkwardly long. They just don't look good.

Rubber Dials, its too late.
You've repeated bashed a good friend of Chris and Jordan and others who run this site, even though you know nothing about cameras and never took a good portrait photo in your life.
Prove me wrong, post one of your photos to show you know something about photography.
You can't though because you are the typical Sony fan who thinks Sony colors are good and bashes any real photographer when they don't use Sony cameras.
Thanks for reinforcing what we already know about Sony fans, I am sure Chris and Jordan agree after reading your posts (that I sent to everyone)

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2020 at 14:35 UTC
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madeinlisboa: Brazil and its murderous government must be hit hard. I hope most companies and countries start blocking all commercial trade and activities.

There are many counties with governments that are as brutal or more brutal. Isolation has only hurt the people in North Korea for example.
Good luck blocking all trade with China.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2020 at 13:13 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony a7C review (417 comments in total)
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Wiel: The a7c is a great camera to use next to my a7iii. Or to use as a street-camera with the nice kitlens.
The camera has a good sensor, good ibis and AF and if needed I can use the lenses from my a7iii.

Too bad that EVF is near unusable due to the very small size (panel) and blurriness reviewers keep mentioning. If you wear glasses it is more of a problem.
They should have left if off and lowered the price. It will be a nice camera for $999.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2020 at 12:46 UTC
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4sofnature: Pretty much the perfect and the only smartphone with FHD+ 120hz OLED, S865, micro-sd, headphone jack, 4000+ battery, small size.

I'll reply with a fact. Sony Mobile has lost a trillion Yen over the past several years while their market share has fallen to under .5%. That means in reports where market share percentage is rounded to whole numbers it shows as 0%.
So they've lost that trillion Yen and still ended up with 0% market share.
That is an amazing feat in a such a profitable expanding market. No other company could have done it.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2020 at 12:30 UTC

Thanks to Frank_BR for pointing out Brazil the 4th largest consumer of digital cameras globally. They bought more cameras in 2019 than Japan.

It will take a year or so, but this is going to hurt Sony's sales just as it hurt Nikon. During this time it is likely Canon's sales in Brazil will increase.

You have to wonder if and when Sony will pull out of more markets as their sales and revenue continue to collapse.
This is how bad it was for Sony pre-covid and before exiting the 4th largest camera market.
https://sonyreconsidered.com/sony-q4-fy19-reveals-all-time-low-alpha-camera-sales-of-400k-12976c4b4705

One other thing. If they shut down factories and do not replace them then they know they will be selling a lot fewer cameras in the future. And I doubt management wants to build new factories with the market contracting.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2020 at 12:20 UTC as 18th comment
On article DPReview TV: Canon RF 85mm F1.2L review (334 comments in total)

I am sure it is a great lens. That hasn't stopped the Sony fans from attacking anyone who uses 85mm F/1.2 lenses.
Here is what Rubber Dials said when he heard Irene (who leant you one of the lenses) used the 85 1.2 so often.

"Like most people I've never heard of Irene Rudnyk, and a quick google reveals why. Her work is worthless artificial, clichéd crap. The photographic equivalent of the 'artist' Margaret Keane. I'm sure she loves the 85/1.2 - it's a technical crutch to replace the absence of ideas."

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/1480207925/what-you-need-to-know-about-nikon-s-new-14-24mm-f2-8-s-and-50mm-f1-2-s-z-mount-lenses?comment=0766317968

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2020 at 12:11 UTC as 4th comment
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Rolandigital: This 50/1.2 is ridiculous. I'm sure it's sharp and all, but is it worth the size and weight? Sharpness obsession at it's best or something's wrong with Nikkons Z mount architecture. All Nikon Z lenses looks awkwardly long. They just don't look good.

Now Rubber Dials is attacking Irene Rudnyk, "IHer work is worthless artificial, clichéd crap. ...I'm sure she loves the 85/1.2 - it's a technical crutch to replace the absence of ideas."

I'll be sure to let Chris and Jordan how sick you Sony fans are and how you are bashing Irene.
Here is a link to her site. I bet Rubber Dials doesn't own a camera because he's shown he knows nothing about photography.
https://500px.com/p/irenerudnyk?view=photos
Come back when you can post photos as good as hers, or just shut up and stop attacking her.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2020 at 12:06 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony a7C review (417 comments in total)
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Foskito: "Since IBIS suck, let's show how steady the video looks when using this camera with a gimbal" LOL

You link shows other cameras come with nicer grips at no extra cost.
Look at this angle and then tell me which camera is the heaviest (hint: it ends in 'c')

https://camerasize.com/compact/#858,548,815,ha,t

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2020 at 20:51 UTC
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matsonfamily: what worries me is that Sony produces the sensors for many others [such as Fuji] and this article indicates that Sony isn't doing well.

Less supply means more demand for Canon. Its a shame about the high taxes, but that won't matter much to Canon when sales increase.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2020 at 20:22 UTC
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Albert Valentino: Stop making, okay, But why stop selling? Something else might be going on here 🤔

Big difference between switching support to "local retailers to drive competition" like Canon did in Australia, and Sony completely pulling out of a market like Brazil.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2020 at 20:17 UTC
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Passereau: Sony doesn't make photographer tools, Sony makes consumer electronics.

Most photographers contributing photos for the AP still shoot Canon, and they had the option to chose any system unlike the small percentage that isn't allowed to make a choice.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2020 at 20:11 UTC

Brazil is still a fairly democratic country. I mean you can probably still download and use Tik Tok there.
I am sure Canon won't mind selling more cameras there.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2020 at 20:06 UTC as 82nd comment | 5 replies
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4sofnature: Pretty much the perfect and the only smartphone with FHD+ 120hz OLED, S865, micro-sd, headphone jack, 4000+ battery, small size.

wow, cosinafile has made more posts than Sony sold phones all last year.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2020 at 19:56 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony a7C review (417 comments in total)

No more new APSC for Sony.
The A7c is the nail in the coffin.
Don't worry. You can still by A mount cameras and you'll be able to buy the A6500 for years. And if you want a better APSC camera there is the A7Riv.
Although if you live in Brazil you are out of luck.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2020 at 19:44 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Sony a7C review (417 comments in total)
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Handsome90: One of the new talking points from a 2020 account, Canon promoter is that the A7c is crippled and Canon RP is superior and costs half the price. What they forget to mention is that:

1.RP doesn't have dual pixel autofocus at 4K

2. RP doesn't have oversampled 4K (it has line skipping, which is the worst of the bunch)

3. RP ISO performance isn't spectacular (is worse than a certain APSC camera up to nearly ISO 3200).

4. RP doesn't have IBIS,

5. RP doesn't have excellent AF like real time tracking autofocus.

Is A7c the perfect camera? Of course not! It desperately needs a better screen and a better processor. But it has one of the best 24 megapixel sensors, amazing autofocus (real time tracking autofocus, eye-AF autofocus for videos) and 10 FPS if I am recalling correctly. Previously these technologies were only available at higher price points (A7iii didn't get real time tracking or eye-AF for videos.)

I will give credit to Sony for trying new ideas.

I've received multiple messages saying Handsome90 alias used by a Canon hater.
His history pretty confirms it. Alias created years ago with no activity for years. Then 5-10 posts a day bashing Canon ever since the R5 came out.
I won't say who they said you really are, but it sounds like a lot of people know.
My bet is you try to turn it around and attack me and everyone else even though I am new.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2020 at 18:06 UTC
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