digitallollygag

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On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review (1597 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: It's really a cryin shame to see Olympus put such a valiant effort into producing an amazing camera around a seriously inferior sensor format. It's almost like building a fantastic bridge to nowhere and expecting people to drive on it.

@Quibverbow - In fact, a guy drove his pickup truck into the wall and seriously damaged the London Bridge there in Lake Havasu, Arizona a few weeks ago.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2020 at 20:41 UTC

One of those images was taken with an antique iPhone 4! I didn’t think anyone still used those.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2020 at 23:36 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
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cosinaphile: sad news ... only a camera feels right and like a creative tool

phones for all their advancement feels like a stupid pill in use ... and are pathetic as machines for anything but a slab-shaped Instamatic.. melting both brains and culture
day by day , ending craft ... and art

but this is the current evolution of everything ... the new way of things
the universal diminishment of everything including ourselves

Well said

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 13:20 UTC
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Alec: Hopefully SONY will buy them within the next 36 months. Given what they've been able to do with MINOLTA SLR & lens engineering heritage, if they add Nikon they'll be even more competitive.

I don’t see that happening. Not sure how Japanese business actually works, but I would speculate its Mitsubishi Heavy Industries “partners” will help Nikon through this.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2020 at 13:00 UTC
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AriesII: I predict a small recovery in April, followed by continued declines. We're just at the beginning boys.. this time, 2008 Great Recession will have been a walk in the park.

Unfortunately, I have to agree. We'll all be wishing for 2008 once we're through this downhill ride, however long that is.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2020 at 02:41 UTC
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DrEvil: Accounting is always a low resolution affair.

Yes, especially when the bean counters factor in "equivalence" 😄

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2020 at 02:28 UTC
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entoman: Not worried about Canon's financial statements, they are a huge company and will still be producing cameras for at least another decade or two.

It's the rest I'm more concerned about. Sony are in a strong position, and so are Fujifim and Panasonic.

Pentax sadly haven't got a chance of getting through a major recession.

Olympus will likely pull out of photography and concentrate on their medical division.

Leica will still be here in 50 years time, as there'll always be rich dudes who want class and exclusivity.

The unknown quantity is Nikon. They make some of the very best cameras and lenses, and really deserve more than anyone to thrive, but they just don't seem to be popular anymore. It could go either way.

Actually, Olympus might fare slightly better than we realize: they are centered on only the m4/3 lensmount and sensor, plus the TG-6 waterproof compact cameras. And correct me if I'm wrong, I believe they've recently concentrated most of their manufacturing (of cameras) in Vietnam. They're not spread out over four lens mounts (Canon) and a bunch of factories in several countries.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2020 at 04:36 UTC
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digitallollygag: Now if Apple could source all components and assemble all their iPhone SE phones outside of China for the same $399 base price, we’d have a winner here. Otherwise, it is a good value, decent specs, and nothing more.

@PhotoRotterdam - There’s nothing political about it: Covid19 = MADE IN CHINA!

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2020 at 13:20 UTC

Now if Apple could source all components and assemble all their iPhone SE phones outside of China for the same $399 base price, we’d have a winner here. Otherwise, it is a good value, decent specs, and nothing more.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2020 at 23:50 UTC as 76th comment | 10 replies

We should never diminish the seriousness of coronavirus. Nevertheless, people are panicking as if it was Ebola! We should be thanking our lucky stars this isn’t Ebola! The mortality rate with Ebola is much higher.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2020 at 13:21 UTC as 43rd comment | 8 replies
On article Nikon interview: "We’re at a transitional stage" (494 comments in total)
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JoeGuide: Great interview Barney. It seem Nikon executives are finally paying attention to their customers. So far the releases have been solid and sometimes exceptional.
I hope they deliver on the rest of the goods like dual slots for the wedding guys, full functional grip, and perhaps throw in a bonus of a few prime APSC lens.

Sorry, I meant xeppelin, not Zeppelin.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 23:44 UTC
On article Nikon interview: "We’re at a transitional stage" (494 comments in total)
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JoeGuide: Great interview Barney. It seem Nikon executives are finally paying attention to their customers. So far the releases have been solid and sometimes exceptional.
I hope they deliver on the rest of the goods like dual slots for the wedding guys, full functional grip, and perhaps throw in a bonus of a few prime APSC lens.

@Zeppelin - While I agree with your last paragraph in particular, there are those who would say Canon M is a dead end for Canon users desiring to migrate to full frame: they have to abandon their M mount for R mount. Nikon mirrorless users don't face this issue.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 23:43 UTC
On article Nikon interview: "We’re at a transitional stage" (494 comments in total)
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Einride: Great interview. I think the Z system is the most exciting of the mirrorless systems and it will be interesting to see how it develops.

@UncoyDP - but what about the birders out there?? They mostly want crop-sensor, not full frame.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 23:07 UTC
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tinternaut: Regardless, if you’re a bit cash strapped for the latest/greatest tech, it’s worth bearing in mind that previous models in the line are still tremendously capable tools. I regularly see a used Olympus OMD E-M5, in the window of my local London Camera Exchange, for circa £150. Nikon’s with that 24MP APS-C sensor can be found very reasonably. In terms of the camera bodies, there’s a lot of value out there.

@tinternaut - I agree there are some great deals on previous generation cameras and entry-level new equipment (such as D5600 two-lens kit). The nagging question is, will the industry go so far upscale to offset the floundering unit sales volume that a gently used three year old camera is going to be an expensive purchase? I don’t think we’re going to have very many D5600 kits around much longer as Nikon as one example is going upscale.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2020 at 12:57 UTC
On article Which Sony RX100 is right for you? (859 comments in total)

I’m enjoying my RX100 version I more than I ever enjoyed the Canon G9XII. A great little camera especially considering it has been on the market seven years now.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2019 at 23:03 UTC as 37th comment
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SpeedyNeo: I voted for the GH5 as number one, and I am not even a Panasonic owner or customer. Reason is it did revolutionise the world of videography. Look at how many YouTubers out there (including DPRTV) use it for production. Its photography capabilities are undeniable too.

On another note, too bad Samsung has left the field :(

I put the Panasonic GH5 at #2 on my list for the same reasons you voted it #1. RX100 was my #1 (all that firepower from a pocketable camera was revolutionary in 2012, I thought).

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2019 at 16:24 UTC

I saw the Nikon 1 system as “important” in a not-so-good sense: the whole concept illustrated to me that Nikon had lost its way. Many like myself saw it for what it was: a half-hearted attempt at mirrorless so as not to cannibalize other Nikon offerings. I knew Nikon had a misfire with Nikon 1 when after a short time languishing on the shelves at the local Target store they quickly went on deep discount (especially the pink ones). I regard Nikon 1 not as “important”, but rather as “colossal failure”.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2019 at 16:17 UTC as 223rd comment

Nikon = Kodak.

‘Nuff said.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2019 at 13:28 UTC as 131st comment | 13 replies

Maybe it’s time for B&H to relocate to Tampa, Jacksonville, or Miami? I hear a lot of individuals and a few companies are headed to Florida for tax relief.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2019 at 12:13 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies
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mgm2: Hmm... Moto G7 Power plus the EOS M200 with 15-45 lens for less money than the Pixel 4. Perhaps that comparison should be made.

mgm2 - I like your logic. That sounds like something I would do.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2019 at 19:20 UTC
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