Mahmoud Mousef

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On article Is the Leica Q2 right for you? (403 comments in total)

If the lens on this camera resolves the missing decimal point in the price, I think this camera is right for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2019 at 09:59 UTC as 23rd comment

I always wondered how they spent the obscene profits made selling Canon printer ink cartrdges.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2019 at 03:23 UTC as 7th comment

Removing 29 means just 29,000 remain.

Entrusting Google to take care of security? It's just like entrusting your local crime boss to raise your kids. Google makes the most popular spyware on the planet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0G6mUyIgyg&app=desktop
https://qz.com/1145669/googles-true-origin-partly-lies-in-cia-and-nsa-research-grants-for-mass-surveillance/

My rough estimate is that 99.99%+ of Google Play Store apps have trackers, adware, malware.
https://exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/

All of rhe Google apps and services like Gmail are spyware. If you want to block their filthy adware, you want to use an app like AdAway, which was removed from the Play Store for violating Google's adware policies. It requires a rooted device.

For open-source apps ( like AdAway) and no.trackers, adware and malware, ussrs ahould check out f-droid.org. Unlike the Play Store filled with crapware, f-droid hosts only open-source, crapware-free applicarions and games. Including camera apps.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2019 at 20:31 UTC as 6th comment

I'm reading virtually free worldwide promotion: a saving of many thousands of dollars that would otherwise be required to get this exposure (for the production company and artist). But I may be very cynical.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2019 at 23:24 UTC as 31st comment

Panasonic strategy: one size does not fit all.
Olympus strategy: Micro Four Thirds exclusively.

Marketing strategies:
Similar high-end marketing for the top-end cameras

Olympus management:
Full Frame is too crowded. We are not keen on competing with the top companies here. Plus we face confusing the market. And we don't want to make so many new lenses again. We had a hard enough time going from Four Thirds to Micro Four Thirds. We ended up cooking the books and left many customers high & dry. Not Again.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2019 at 04:32 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

The main thing driving new camera sales (and TV sales) for at least the next few years would be 4K/8K video I guess. At least as far as the masses go. The companies doing this best will probably be rewarded well.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 10:45 UTC as 41st comment
In reply to:

Tedbot: Is it just me or does anyone else find it funny that no one uses the word 'Lumix' even though it's on the front of their cameras.

Panasonic are the only removable-lens stills camera manufacturer that insist that their camera's sub-brand is more important than their company brand. LUMIX more prominent than Panasonic.

Every single one of their competitors have their company name showing proudly where Panasonic instead decide to put LUMIX.

It has been a terrible marketing decision from the start, in my opinion. They talk about brand recognition of their competitors in the article, yet Panasonic don't even brand their own removable-lens stills cameras with their company logo showing proudly at the front.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 21:43 UTC

Ashton Kutcher, you let me down, man.
https://www.ispot.tv/ad/7VwO/nikon-huge-is-featuring-ashton-kutche

Nikon, thanks for offering up something different with Nikon 1.
But the incompatible & neutered flash units...
And those unfortunate Lens Error problems you had too.

They hurt you.

But most of all you hurt yourself, by clearly not wanting to compete with your 'main meal' DSLR business.

Still love the V1, with the smallest tilt/swivel flash I've ever used in my life. Thanks for offering something different. You satisfied a good niche (and satisfied tight enthusiasts who bought your cameras after they were discounted heavily), But the less said about that the better, probably :)

Can't wait to see what's next. But I'll vomit a little if it's retro-inspired. Or half-done. Or purposely neutered. Congratulations on your 100th birthday. Papa is moving a little slow, but he'll make a larger-sensor mirrorless range eventually :)

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 11:57 UTC as 18th comment
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Mahmoud Mousef: MOTION JPEG 4k at this price sounds like someone is wanting to protect some other line of cameras someone may be selling. Regardless, this is about 3.5x out of my price range, and at this size it's unlikely I would ever bother to take it out of the house.

Nigel, your kind of thinking is admirable. However, I have moved from Jumbo and cameras with non-tiltable LCDs. It's very easy to get used to smaller cameras with the choice we have now. And I have been suckered into it. It's not a question of failing health or strength to me, but that infernal C word...Convenience. Bigger size = bigger bags = more hassle carrying and walking with it = leave it at home.

Plus as I mentioned this camera is way out of my price range anyway. Pros will buy it 'cause it will offer them something they can really use (which would mostly be wasted on me, if I'm honest).

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
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Hugo808: People do frame grabs from 4K? Whatever happened to the decisive moment....

waiting for it became decisively boring :)

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 12:00 UTC

regular tiny-sensor video cameras are far from dead

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 09:23 UTC as 43rd comment
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MrDigital: Canon will never put an Articulated LCD on the 5D & 1D series, because a lots of professionals will use those cameras. An articulated LCD will make those cameras more fragile. If you drop a camera with an articulated LCD while the screen is open you know what'll happen. Canon 5D, 1D & 7D are more durable because they don't have an articulated LCD.

Canon 5Dmk4 & 1DXmk2 are not swiss army knives of cameras. They are made for a specifically for group of people first.
Canon cameras give you a killer combination that not others camera companies can give you, They give you "CANON COLORS" specially skin tone rendition & "L LENS" combination

Now sit back and wait for the reviews of the 5Dmk4 to come and suffer in silence

Canon will never put an Articulated LCD on the 5D & 1D series, because a lots of professionals will use those cameras.
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professionals = fumbling and incompetent individuals that need to be saved from themselves (dropping a 'fragile' articulating LCD camera) which is why they don't get one here.

amateurs and enthusiasts = younger, smarter users that get cameras with an articulating LCD and never drop the thing, so they they deserve an articulating LCD.

Makes perfect sense.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 03:30 UTC

MOTION JPEG 4k at this price sounds like someone is wanting to protect some other line of cameras someone may be selling. Regardless, this is about 3.5x out of my price range, and at this size it's unlikely I would ever bother to take it out of the house.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 03:12 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies

"...and be sure to get out and capture your own images of life."
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Best advice in the video to me.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 03:44 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Scroogy Film.
Time to take advantage of those hipsters (and a handful of pros).

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 03:23 UTC as 2nd comment

Amazing. He said that buying a camera makes him feel empowered. This never really happened to me until digital hit the marketplace since I felt more free to experiment without all the costs. I would be a mental wreck having to store and maintain that collection. Plus fear of losing it through theft, damage and so on. He seems happy with it, and happy that he holds the record and he seems like he really appreciates the gear. Good for him.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 23:47 UTC as 17th comment

No clever design or good lens quality will make me put up with film photography, so I almost stopped reading when I saw film being mentioned here.

Olympus were knocking out some fantastic digital compacts in the 2000s. I regret I never got a chance to play with some of the real beauties that will never ben seen again. Back then, Olympus never had a hint of being inspired by retro designs (unlike now) and their camera engineers were usually knocking out some fantastic cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 22:51 UTC as 32nd comment

A military commander was not quoted as saying:
"It's only OK to kill millions for resource contracts so a handful can profit tremendously as the taxpayers pay the tab for the incessant wars. Killing passengers is not cool. As much as it pains me to say this, Ashton Kutcher was right."

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/7VwO/nikon-huge-is-featuring-ashton-kutcher

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 05:25 UTC as 11th comment
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (465 comments in total)

More negative talk please. I want the price to drop in half. This review was far too positive for my liking. That's no way to go if you want the price to go south.

The good ol' days, when the M was completely ignored by the masses and panned by the ciritcs far-and-wide (and inexplicably not reviewed by the biggest photography review site on the web); ahh, those were the days.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 20:30 UTC as 61st comment | 4 replies
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (135 comments in total)

Debt Slavery for the win.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/every-second-americans-get-buried-under-another-3055-in-student-loan-debt-2015-06-10

Just as your Masters envisioned.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 12:32 UTC as 15th comment
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