digitallollygag

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The DPR headline image would seem to imply that iPhones are acceptable cameras to the NYT?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 18:10 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort (79 comments in total)

What is the main factor here, the Chinese knock-offs?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 18:59 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 comments in total)

EVF = no more chimping!

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 17:18 UTC as 284th comment | 1 reply

Apple and Nike are master marketers with not-so-innovative products. Simply convey the perception of "cool", "fashion", "hip", etc., and you can sell boatloads of overpriced products. (Written on my iPhone6, my LAST Apple product).

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 20:21 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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david vella: Nikon currently appear all over the place with their product lines . Pro / prosumer DSLRs okay, but updates needed. The rest , nowhere .

Nikon is in turmoil and cannot move forward for looking back , but in totally the wrong way . Instead of reinterpreting the best of their history they are stuck with the end of the road 'F' mount.
There is no viable way a modern mirrorless DX/FX mirrorless system can retain the old mount and flange distance without serious compromise which would be pointless against the competition.

Clean sheet of paper thinking and a reinvention of what Nikon stands for in the 21st Century is the only way out of their dilemma.
Look what Fuji /Sony/ Olympus /Panasonic have achieved in less than six years with a fresh start approach , why not Nikon too.

I agree. It seems Canon's dropping the old FD mount in favor of the EOS mount in 1987 was a wise move in retrospect. The Nikon F mount has served Nikon well for 50+ years, but it is time for Nikon to establish a new platform. The very lens mount that has taken the Company this far could one day become a liability.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 12:48 UTC

Well Canon shouldn't have much trouble maintaining #1 since Nikon has so badly stumbled recently. Seriously, Canon menus are a joy to use (for me) and I wish I could say the same for some of their competitors.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 22:30 UTC as 39th comment
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Mako109: These guys ever wear anything but black suits? Even casual photos of managers at work show them wearing black suits.

Yeah, they don't dress at all like Tim Cook at Apple, do they?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 22:26 UTC
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digitallollygag: I think their effort in future mirrorless products is worthwhile, but how is a focus on mid-to-high tier DSLRs presumably with OVFs and flapping mirrors a winning formula? Much of the world has moved on.

@ Will B Milner... No Nikon Management mentality is bizarre. If they were an American company the top brass would've been escorted out of the building long ago.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 17:28 UTC

I think their effort in future mirrorless products is worthwhile, but how is a focus on mid-to-high tier DSLRs presumably with OVFs and flapping mirrors a winning formula? Much of the world has moved on.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 13:43 UTC as 100th comment | 3 replies
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Tan68: Perhaps overuse of 'special' was intended to be only humorous.

A couple slides in, the article reads more as mockery or sarcasm. By the end, it reads a little mean.

@ Barney Britton... You did a great job on this article!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 03:11 UTC
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EricWN: Sure, anybody reading camera news recently knew that Nikon had a hard time, but the writing style of this piece is unnecessarily unprofessional. Might be great for the Onion, but I would have not expected less of a negative attitude.

I like DPR's snarkiness in this article, Nikon deserves it.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 03:07 UTC
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photomedium: Ok Nikon is in bad shape. Fine. So, if you are Nikon CEO what do you tell your guys to do? Not show up at CP+ at all? Commit seppuku? What?
Suggestion box for Nikon.

@samfan... I agree. My brother worked for a small camera store in the late 1980's. When it came to flooring product and sales volume expectations, Canon and Minolta were relatively easy for the store owner to deal with. Nikon was demanding and difficult to deal with, almost arrogant. Yes, companies must have a healthy balance sheet and please their shareholders. Yet, much of Nikon's predicament now is because they didn't listen to more than a few end-users and focus groups.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 03:04 UTC
On article OPPO to announce 5x zoom smartphone technology at MWC (65 comments in total)

When this makes it into widespread smartphone production then I can finally retire the Canon ELPH 350HS; the lack of "optical" zoom is the only thing holding me back from switching completely to smartphone camera for casual snapshooting. Just my opinion, I think this will be the final nail in the 1/2.3" sensor point-and-shoot market.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 18:53 UTC as 19th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (243 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Throwback, NIKON released three DL a year ago.

You're funny!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 19:21 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (142 comments in total)

Will they offer a "Kodachrome emulsion" shooting mode with the camera function?😀

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (243 comments in total)

The D80 was my first "real" digital camera. To this day I still prefer the low ISO colors from the D80 over the colors from my subsequent D5100 and D3300. In the end Nikon was not making a DSLR I wanted, so I've moved on temporarily to Sony A65 until I decide if I even need or want a DSLR platform. Sensor technology is so improved since the D80 I might one day only need something like a Sony RX100III or RX100IV.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 12:51 UTC as 81st comment
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)

Another blow for Nikon's languishing Nikon 1 line of mirrorless cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:20 UTC as 76th comment
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WilliamJ: The very words of Nikon: I would if I could but I can't so I won't !

... but I should, so I might! But never do..,

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 13:42 UTC

It's sure a great time to be a consumer of all this wonderful technology.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 19:10 UTC as 37th comment
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (163 comments in total)

With the camera industry in overall decline I have to wonder how much longer the DX bodies will be a cash cow for Nikon, especially with small incremental enhancements on new releases. Some out there don't see the need for a D5600 when their D5200 does most everything they want. Introducing a camera like the D5600 with minor tweaks here and there is becoming old hat for Nikon, but something potentially "revolutionary" like the DL series is a year overdue. Nikon has lost its way IMHO.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 13:02 UTC as 45th comment | 12 replies
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