Help me understand something. Retailers are complaining that retail revenue is down. This is a fact, phoney sales notwithstanding. On hand inventory in brick and mortar stores is at an all time low. Many B&M retailers are moving to, or have moved to online sales as their primary mode of transaction, and we can look at B&H Photo Video as an example of a company that has been successful in the industry, and Amazon as a general example.Read More
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I awoke today to find over 100 emails in my inbox advertising Black Friday. This goes with the over 100 I have received over the course of the week preceding the day. I deleted most all of them without opening them, and had a look at a couple, which ended up being deleted. This raises the question about whether these deals really are deals?Read More
Building on their position as a leader in digital imaging for both photography and video, the long-rumoured Canon full frame mirrorless camera has been announced. The Canon EOS R is the first in a series of brand-new full frame mirrorless bodies to come from Canon. It is joined on release by four brand new lenses using Canon’s new RF mount.Read More
On July 25th, Nikon announced the development of the replacement for the D810. It will be called the D850. Just as has been predicted for months. In fact the development hasn't even been a question. Too bad the announcement is utterly content free.Read More
Based on the panic induced drop in stock price following Nikon's recent announcement of financials for the third quarter ending December 31st, 2016, there's an enormous amount of noise that Nikon is done, that the company is over, yadda, yadda, yadda. I don't think so.Read More
Every New Year, folks make resolutions. A lot of them never get started, some get accomplished, and by the 3rd of January, life has often gotten in the way. To save you time, gentle reader, I have provided a lengthy list of resolutions for creatives to make your list building quicker. Heck, you might even do some of them!
I've been watching the photographic industry for a long time, and I confess to being opinionated about it. I've been agreed with and hated simultaneously for positions that I have taken, and rightly or wrongly, I've been proven correct more than not. My topic for this article is Camera Evolution.Read More
What the hell were these people thinking? At at time when things are not getting easier for professional creatives, we are increasingly inundated by people without skill or capability lowering the market price for services by charging very little for what they allege is professional grade work. A surprising number of these idiots work for free thinking that this is actually a smart decision.Read More
This post is a summary of all the announcements that I found interesting enough to share from Photokina the week of September 19, 2016. If I miss something that you were really interested, email me and I will look into it. Please do note that I don't cover smartphones or point and shoots so they won't be here.Read More
As I finish compiling this, Photokina is opening. I will try to keep the Photokina announcements together, but some came early and so you will see them here. Photokina is a hugely exciting time for photographers with new offerings from a multitude of providers. Expect the next release of the news update to be filled with new gearRead More