sandy b

sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
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Joined on Jan 4, 2002

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ybizzle: So the 7D ii and the D500 don't count as semi pro?

All the cameras listed are FF

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 17:19 UTC
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Ergo607: Why isn't the Pentax K-1 included?

I believe it is because the Pentax AF is not semi-pro. It is more in line with the D610 and 6D, and to be honest, for tracking, probably no match for D600. As far as the rest of the feature set, it obviously qualifies.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
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Veselin Gramatikov: In terms of camera only - 5d IV. In terms of system 5d IV.
This web site totally forget about Canon.

I`m Nikon guy. But D750 is less capable than 5d IV in eny terms.
Agree with the A7R2.

You would be wrong.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 17:04 UTC
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rjaywallace: No Fuji (X-T2, X-Pro 2)? No Panasonic (GH5)? No Pentax (K1, 645Z)? No Olympus (OM-D E-M1ii)? Crappy list, guys.

These are FF cameras.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 17:02 UTC
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (248 comments in total)
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P Hartung: I came here for my daily article on the Sony A9 and got nothing. Damn...

Watch out, I made a coment like that last month and DPR staff climbed all over me.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 02:09 UTC
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (248 comments in total)
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lacikuss: I remember of perhaps 4 or 5 years ago many people clapping at Nikon for starting to use Sony sensors while predicting doomsday for Canon and its crap sensors. I was switching from Nikon to Canon not because the sensor but because theirn D610 QC issues with the Salt and Pepper sensor problem which Nikon denied for 2 yeats. I bought the Canon 6D which is still a very capable FF camera.
Now where is Canon? Dead? No its is not, it is Nikon who is losing market share and has to constantly restructure and apologise to its customers.
And where is Sony? Well it is becoming number 2 of the hundred year Canon/Nikon duopoly.
Sorry, but bad quality is one of the main things why Nikon is where it is.
What a way to destroy a prime brand.

Actually. Sony isn't number 2. Except for a limited period of a month after xmas. Nikon earned in excess of 60 million dollars more than Sony selling cameras and lens. Look at both companies reports. Now, thst probably wont last if they don't get good sales from the D7500, D500, D760, and D820 this year. I'm betting they do. Not great, but better.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 02:04 UTC
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ChrisH37: Amazing amount of response/hate/emotion and an awful lot of time spent arguing about this camera online (and not just here, although as always it's particularly amusing here).

I'm not sure what that says exactly, but it seems to be bringing out gear-related insecurities more than the usual incremental updates by the 'established' players. Either way I'm struggling to see why so many aren't seeing this as a good thing for the industry as a whole. Competition and innovation breed further competition and innovation. Canon and Nikon engineers will be tearing a9 bodies down as soon as they can get hold of them.

Pretty good going for a niche $4500 camera that the vast majority won't ever own.

Hell, this is nothing compared to the crap Nikon takes from Sony, Olly and Panny users.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 02:41 UTC

Sony article of the day. What Sony article do we get tomorrow?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 02:39 UTC as 43rd comment | 9 replies
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EcoR1: Putting more perspective from the same CIPA-data:

January 2017 vs. January 2016:
DSLR: -11%
Mirrorless: +48%

February 2017 vs. February 2016:
DSLR: +6%
Mirrorless: +46%

March 2017 vs. March 2016:
DSLR -16%
Mirrorless + 41%

No, in fact, in the US, they are only 25% of the ILC market. World wide, they may attain 30%

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 17:49 UTC
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Osa25: This sort of journalism should be throttled at birth.

First of all the statistical event in itself is an abstract concept and not a person. It cannot "hint" at anything.

What is in fact going on is that someone is making a subjective - even hopeful - assumption, and hiding behind numbers as a proxy for what is actually industry propaganda. Because the long term trends and technological drivers are crystal clear.

Just report the facts please. If making analysis, be clear what it is and what it isnt. This here is muddled and misleading.

Baloney, they published exact numbers from CIPA, who I assume knows what they are doing.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 17:46 UTC
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EcoR1: Putting more perspective from the same CIPA-data:

January 2017 vs. January 2016:
DSLR: -11%
Mirrorless: +48%

February 2017 vs. February 2016:
DSLR: +6%
Mirrorless: +46%

March 2017 vs. March 2016:
DSLR -16%
Mirrorless + 41%

And mirrorless, still haven't re-attained their sales figures from 4 years ago, And they are still only 1/3 of sales of dslr. Mirrorless will take off When canon and Nikon decide it's time.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
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stevo23: Margins - I wonder what the difference in margins would be between mirrorless and DSLR.

If that's the case then why are all the mirrorless makers worse off than Canon and Nikon, and No, Sony is not in second place.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:26 UTC
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IdM photography: Canon and Nikon should speed up and start producing FF mirrorless cameras, or only Sony will take profit of the growth...

But still only 1/3 of DSLR. Sony stills trails Nikon in revenues compared and not by an insubstantial number.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 05:36 UTC
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alcaher: See, with trump administration world's economy is
recovering fast from the mess it was.

GDP in the US since #45 slowed to the lowest in three years.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 05:32 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)
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Mike FL: If NIKON keeps release things like this thing, NIKON will be in deep trouble financially.

Take a lookL

http://www.capitalcube.com/blog/index.php/nikon-corp-ninoy-us-earnings-analysis-q3-2017-by-the-numbers-february-15-2017/?yptr=yahoo

"Despite an overall improvement in operating (EBIT) margins, the company’s earnings fell. EBIT margins went from 6.45% to 8.49%. The decline in earnings appears to be largely because of one-time items. Pretax margins declined from 6.37% to -4.95%."

"NINOY-US‘s change in operating cash flow of 73.83% compared to the same period last year is about the same as its change in earnings this period. Additionally, this change in operating cash flow is about average among its peer group. This suggests that the company did not use accruals or reserves to manage earnings this period, and that, all else being equal, the earnings number is sustainable."

Nikon took a charge off, an "extraordinary one-time event" or they would have better earnings than last quarter.

http://www.nikon.com/news/2017/20170213_1_e.pdf

Last quarter Nikon's revenue was $2028.29 million compared to Sony Imaging's $1,383 million.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 06:43 UTC
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LightBug: Unless one has deep pockets, suing in court could backfire unless one is certain of victory. One never knows how a court will decide.

Nick: http://www.dslrbodies.com/nikon/about-nikon/nikon-faq/is-nikon-a-subsidiary-of.html

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 23:20 UTC
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Polacofede: Looks like a desperate move of nikon to try to grab money from anywhere...

And this post is a desperate grab for attention.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 07:51 UTC
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LightBug: Unless one has deep pockets, suing in court could backfire unless one is certain of victory. One never knows how a court will decide.

You must be a patent lawyer.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 07:50 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Nikon vs. Ikon. I like it. Kodak had a good thing going with infringement suits. I say go for it, Nikon. Just don't sue yourselves by accident.

Idiot.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 07:48 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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mailman88: Ok Canon....you can beat the a9, with the future new 7mkIII at half the price.

How old art you again?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 00:35 UTC
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