sandy b

sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
Works as a tech writer
Joined on Jan 4, 2002

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On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)

Nice camera, the Pentax crowd is going to be happy. Well done. The astro feature is really cool, and the grip and controls are typical Pentax, a shooters camera. Great price. Kudos to Pentax and it's fans who have been waiting.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 02:53 UTC as 581st comment
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Photoman: Canon announce a new camera - 300 comments.
Sony announce a new camera - 800 comments.

What do you read from that?

I read that the canon costs 6 times more, is pro with a much smaller target audience.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:26 UTC
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Donny Jay: Better than d500, half the price.

Welcome to the real world Nikon

LOl, who would put a decent heavy lens on that ticky-tack camera.

Since when did tiny and fidgety body and controls beat a DSLR built for real work? Lousy ergonomics. I might buy one for $350 to use as a video camera. Nice small snap shot camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:51 UTC
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FredDU: are you affraid in the dark ! (canon.nikon)

No.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 20:47 UTC
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Marlin Green: R U Kidding me! Obvious Nikon didn't see the post on Gopro's latest invention that caused people to have to stay home due to no work. I can't translate that dollar value to US dollar due to not wanting to search..waste of time. Anyways, if it's more than a good GOPRO...good luck. I look at it and see a GOPRO...why would I want this thing compared to my GOPRO? It better be super awesome in every way and better. I guess the mounts will look like GOPROS and other knock offs out there. Think Nikon needs to focus on what they have been good at. Everyone always wanting a piece of the GOPRO pie. Nothing wrong with that. Good luck...impress me!

http://dailyreckoning.com/gopro-go-2015s-worst-stock-far/

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
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princecody: Both Sony & GoPro are releasing 4k 60fps action cameras.

GoPro doesn't even make the cameras and they are in trouble. Stock crash and layoffs.

http://dailyreckoning.com/gopro-go-2015s-worst-stock-far/

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 14:56 UTC

Interestingly, DPR did not deem it worthy to announce the permanent Nikon lens price drops in November:

http://nikonrumors.com/2016/02/01/nikon-us-rebates-for-february.aspx/

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 12:25 UTC as 5th comment
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Michael MacGillivray: When are they going to announce the "Going Out of Business" sale?

If they've upped prices by 20% in the home market, it's only a matter of time before the rest of us see a similar increase.

They didn't up prices 20%. One Item 18%.

Newest didn't go up at all. Average 5% or less.

People are trained to read sensationalist headlines and ignore the terribly hard work of reading numbers.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 03:40 UTC
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NikonD800Es: Hey DPR, what exactly is the purpose of this "(up to) 18% price increase" tabloid headline???

Judging by a lot of crying here (247 comments so far) it seems that none of you have no freaking clue how (based on the above given data) to analize data and to calculate the actual increase in prices.

What 18% or 20% or 30% price increase are you all talking about?!?
Take a calculator in your hand and do the math.

I just checked out price increase for some top of the line Nikon FX lenses (14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 200, 300mm ...) and guess what, price increase is about 3% only.

Yes, 3% only, for FX top of the line lenses!!!

So, you all better stop beaching and screaming and calm down. And try to learn some basics, like percentage calculation.

Or at least learn how to use your calculator. :)

http://dslrbodies.com/newsviews/nikon-lens-price-increases.html

Another artlicle

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 03:23 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: Both Canon and Nikon stocks are on a downward trend. Interestingly enough, both Olympus and Fuji are seeing positive stock growth, especially with their new announcements this week!

And interestingly Nikon and canon actually make lots of money making cameras and a rebel or 3300 will out sell Oly or Fujis entire lineup.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
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sandy b: Inflammatory headline designed to roil the trolls. Most increases are modest. And inline with reasonable increases in any market segment in Japan considerong the distress of the yen and its impact on commodity prices.

I know, right? make damned sure you're excited by spin instead of facts.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
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Don Diafragma: This is the second price increase this year.

As of January they also increased prices in between 17% and 30%, now add this new price hike to the previous one and we are at a whopping 36% to 48%.

Looks like Nikon entered a storm and have come into troubled waters.

Read again. This is Japan only. And most are nowhere close to 18%.
And the first increase was europe only. Neither has hit the states or many other places. But nice spin.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 13:44 UTC

Do all companies announce price increases?

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 12:57 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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tom1234567: Camera bods may think twice before buying into Nikon
With these price hikes
I was seriously thinking of investing into the D500 and selling my Pentax and Fuji gear
BUT now I may just stick to the mirrorles and wait for the new X-T2
I don't think upping prices will increase sales for Nikon
As Maljo said
Higher prices lower sales
Tom G

These price hikes are in Japan only.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 12:10 UTC

Inflammatory headline designed to roil the trolls. Most increases are modest. And inline with reasonable increases in any market segment in Japan considerong the distress of the yen and its impact on commodity prices.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 12:08 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
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PatrickSean: They already increased the prices in Germany like crazy after new years and they also discontinued the sb910 for some fricken reason. And all of the d5xxx and d3xxx kits also jumped quite a bit in price just because of that new 18-55 lens. I personally don't get nikon. The camera market is a shrinking market and a price increase will get people to buy more mirrorless cameras instead of nikon stuff.
In my opinion 2016 won't be as good for nikon as it was the past years except if they are releasing new mirrorless cameras which are kind of affordable

2016 won't be as good a year for any of them, and at least they are profitable every year.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 06:07 UTC
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sandy b: Optical glass is very expensive, rare earth additives are expensive, lens mfg is hand intensive and expensive and the Japanese yen is drastically down vs other currencies.
I work for a large company who produces generators. We don't like raising prices, our customers hate it when we do. And threaten to go elsewhere. But they usually stay or come back because we produce some of the best gens in the world. It's a fine line between competitive and profitable. But sometimes you have to raise prices, say when vendors raise their prices or labor costs go up.
Either way, Nikon is not doing it on a whim, they are perfectly aware of the ramifications of a price increase. And if they are doing it, you can bet other mfgs will have to also. And Nikon is not so large that they can subsidise price increases.

Interesting video about nikon glass production from raw form to lens blanks.

http://petapixel.com/2013/01/10/a-glimpse-into-how-nikon-produces-the-optical-glass-used-in-its-lenses/

I suggest you look again at top of the line glass by all manufacturers. Nikon sells inexpensive glass too. Third party glass is almost always less expensive, it always has been, except the exotic MF.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 05:33 UTC
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sandy b: Optical glass is very expensive, rare earth additives are expensive, lens mfg is hand intensive and expensive and the Japanese yen is drastically down vs other currencies.
I work for a large company who produces generators. We don't like raising prices, our customers hate it when we do. And threaten to go elsewhere. But they usually stay or come back because we produce some of the best gens in the world. It's a fine line between competitive and profitable. But sometimes you have to raise prices, say when vendors raise their prices or labor costs go up.
Either way, Nikon is not doing it on a whim, they are perfectly aware of the ramifications of a price increase. And if they are doing it, you can bet other mfgs will have to also. And Nikon is not so large that they can subsidise price increases.

Interesting video about nikon glass production from raw form to lens blanks.

http://petapixel.com/2013/01/10/a-glimpse-into-how-nikon-produces-the-optical-glass-used-in-its-lenses/

BTW, have you seen the prices on lens from Sony, Fuji, Oly and Canon? Most are just as expensive as Nikon, and not even making money!

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 05:06 UTC

Optical glass is very expensive, rare earth additives are expensive, lens mfg is hand intensive and expensive and the Japanese yen is drastically down vs other currencies.
I work for a large company who produces generators. We don't like raising prices, our customers hate it when we do. And threaten to go elsewhere. But they usually stay or come back because we produce some of the best gens in the world. It's a fine line between competitive and profitable. But sometimes you have to raise prices, say when vendors raise their prices or labor costs go up.
Either way, Nikon is not doing it on a whim, they are perfectly aware of the ramifications of a price increase. And if they are doing it, you can bet other mfgs will have to also. And Nikon is not so large that they can subsidise price increases.

Interesting video about nikon glass production from raw form to lens blanks.

http://petapixel.com/2013/01/10/a-glimpse-into-how-nikon-produces-the-optical-glass-used-in-its-lenses/

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 04:59 UTC as 73rd comment | 7 replies
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)

Looks nice.might be nice to have a range finder camera again. This, or maybe a Fuji. Whatever happened to the Panasonic GX8 review? That looks like a nice camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:04 UTC as 265th comment | 2 replies
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