photogeek

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Nov 15, 2003

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marike6: Zenit or Zorki would be more appropriate. But considering the president-elect has been badmouthing Japan for months (and that's just the tip of the iceberg), Nikon is embarrassing itself for covering the Inauguration. Nikon has always been tone-deaf, but this is next level, eyes wide shut stuff on their part. Any future non-Nikon camera purchases will be 100% guilt free, they've let the rational, justifiably concerned citizens of the world down in a big way.

I too don't see why one of the world's largest and most technologically sophisticated economies should get a free ride on anything. It's about time someone started asking these questions. There will be some consternation on the other end. It's perfectly normal when negotiating deals.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 02:55 UTC
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marike6: Zenit or Zorki would be more appropriate. But considering the president-elect has been badmouthing Japan for months (and that's just the tip of the iceberg), Nikon is embarrassing itself for covering the Inauguration. Nikon has always been tone-deaf, but this is next level, eyes wide shut stuff on their part. Any future non-Nikon camera purchases will be 100% guilt free, they've let the rational, justifiably concerned citizens of the world down in a big way.

But they are taking advantage of the US for defense. As does just about everybody else in the world. I'd rather the countries that want defense actually paid for it, not stuck US taxpayers with the entire $650B bill. And I'd rather trade deals were more fair to the US. What we have now is bleeding this country dry with enormous trade deficits. Borrowing a trillion dollars a year is not sustainable, I hope even dyed in the wool liberals see that.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 17:50 UTC
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marike6: Zenit or Zorki would be more appropriate. But considering the president-elect has been badmouthing Japan for months (and that's just the tip of the iceberg), Nikon is embarrassing itself for covering the Inauguration. Nikon has always been tone-deaf, but this is next level, eyes wide shut stuff on their part. Any future non-Nikon camera purchases will be 100% guilt free, they've let the rational, justifiably concerned citizens of the world down in a big way.

When was he badmouthing Japan? Why do you consider spouting made up nonsense appropriate? Japanese government was one of the first to meet with PEOTUS, and they were pleased with what they heard.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 03:06 UTC
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BJN: Okay, I'm getting rid of all my Nikon equipment.

Just send it to me. I'll take this filthy, disgraced Nikon gear off your hands. If you act now, I'll even pay shipping.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 03:59 UTC
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OlyPent: Buy one from his exhibit, and carry it home on the subway...

Totally fine to do in Switzerland.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 03:52 UTC
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photogeek: At this price, most people on this site would expect a camera to be included with the bag. Maybe not a Leica, but some kind of camera. :-) Really, a sucker is born every minute.

None of that changes the fact that $400 for a camera bag is highway robbery, and you can go to B&H right now and buy an interchangeable lens camera for less than that. Which was my original point.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
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photogeek: If they can run this profitably, why not? I'd buy me some Kodachrome (and processing services for it, of course). Would I buy a ton of it? Probably not. Would there be a lot of enthusiasts like me? Probably yes.

In order for this to really take off, they'll have to include high quality scans in their processing fee. I'm pretty sure this can be automated and done at a very low cost per frame, even for MF film.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 19:18 UTC

If they can run this profitably, why not? I'd buy me some Kodachrome (and processing services for it, of course). Would I buy a ton of it? Probably not. Would there be a lot of enthusiasts like me? Probably yes.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 18:09 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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Marty4650: This is a highly specialized tool for professionals that very few people will need. But if they need it, they will buy it.

Everyone else will wait a few years and buy one when the price becomes much more affordable. I remember seeing a flat screen TV for the first time in 1999, in a high end audio store. It was made by Philips and had a 20" screen with something like a 16:7 aspect ratio, and had a $15,000 price tag on it!

Well, the next time I visited that store, it was gone. So someone bought it. And today a similar LCD TV would probably cost $150 or less.

You pay an awful lot to be on the cutting edge.

To be clear, no one "needs" this. Unless you look at it from less than a foot, there's no difference whatsoever. It's for lawyers and doctors to spend their seven figure incomes on, same as Leica.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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DillyMilan: The new Yi+ looks pretty interesting. I'm almost positive it will be as good if not better than the GoPro Hero5 Black. Can't wait to see it next to the Sony FDR-X3000 though

Their previous model was markedly worse than Hero 4. I sent it back, even though it was cheaper.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 03:51 UTC
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photogeek: They should just have said they didn't have intent. Apparently this works it the FBI is involved.

How do you like them grapes, Marius?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 09:30 UTC
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photogeek: They should just have said they didn't have intent. Apparently this works it the FBI is involved.

Wait until votes are counted.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 17:20 UTC

They should just have said they didn't have intent. Apparently this works it the FBI is involved.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 16:43 UTC as 54th comment | 5 replies

As an Oly user and E-M1 owner: the price is way too high. I was prepared to pay more, but not twice as much. Will stick with first gen E-M1 until the price comes down.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 16:13 UTC as 30th comment
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photogeek: I find it kind of interesting that Mr Adams is not in any way famous outside the US. That's in a stark contrast (please pardon the pun) to e.g. Henri Cartier Bresson, who is famous worldwide, and deservedly so. I'm not a fan of Adams' work myself. It's good, don't get me wrong, but the amount of praise lavished upon this photographer is entirely too much.

JFYI: I'm not a "yank".

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 04:18 UTC

Can't wait for f/16 lenses to come out.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 07:23 UTC as 8th comment

I find it kind of interesting that Mr Adams is not in any way famous outside the US. That's in a stark contrast (please pardon the pun) to e.g. Henri Cartier Bresson, who is famous worldwide, and deservedly so. I'm not a fan of Adams' work myself. It's good, don't get me wrong, but the amount of praise lavished upon this photographer is entirely too much.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 03:08 UTC as 9th comment | 13 replies
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photogeek: Costs as much as an iPhone. No OIS. Won't get an update after 2 years. Epic fail. Better luck next time.

No "iOS" is fine. No OIS (as in "optical image stabilization") in what is supposed to be a flagship $700 phone is inexcusable.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 04:00 UTC
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jaqob: That price difference between US and Europe is insane, almost any way you look at it. I can literally fly from Europe to the US and buy it there for the same cost as just buying it here in Europe.

Wouldn't you have to pay tax at the border then? I mean, if you're really into obeying the laws, paying for the socialist policies your government has foisted upon you.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 15:23 UTC

Costs as much as an iPhone. No OIS. Won't get an update after 2 years. Epic fail. Better luck next time.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 05:30 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
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