The latest CIPA data for November shows that the camera market has continued to contract for each month in 2019. While some folks seem to enjoy speculating about the failure of one camera brand or another, camera market decline risks have broader potential impacts for all of us who are interested in photography.
Over the past while I’ve had some readers contact me by email with various questions about buying lenses. Some have specifically asked why I chose particular lenses and not others. This article attempts to answer a few specific reader questions, as well as provide some general lens buying considerations.
Plenty of camera gear announcements are usually made at the CES Show which started yesterday in Las Vegas. No doubt there will be a plethora of equipment that will stimulate the Gear Acquisition Syndrome yearnings in many photographers. This article discusses some approaches that can be used to help determine the best gear to meet our individual needs. One of them is the Camera Buying Triangle.
Regardless of the brand of camera and the format that we use, there are things we can do to get more out of our current camera gear. This article provides some ideas on improving our photography. Most of these suggestions do not involve spending more money on camera gear. These ideas on improving our photography have nothing to do with any specific camera or camera format.
There has been some recent postings about Olympus. Specifically the rumour about the imminent closing of its camera division. The purpose of this article is to provide readers with some additional information on Olympus that they can consider.
As a species we have a horrific history of inhumanity. For over 3,400 years of our recorded past, humankind has been embroiled in war and conflict almost non-stop. Some of us pause for a moment every year to remember. We live most days forgetting our obligations to the fallen.
It is interesting to have a look at the financial performance of various companies that manufacture cameras. As could be expected, general trends are obvious… decreasing unit sales, revenues and profits. After the camera market peaked in 2012, it has been in a state of continued decline. This decline indicates that the future of the industry is with professional, enthusiast and unique cameras. The days of mass marketing inexpensive consumer-oriented generic cameras are over.
The idea for this article: Hawks, Peacocks, Owls and Doves… popped into my head as I was checking some camera gear for an early morning shoot. It wasn’t because I was planning to photograph these birds. My mind had wandered back to a number of years ago when I used to do a lot of business coaching and training work And, often made presentations to large business audiences.
I suppose there will always be folks who criticize various camera brands and formats that other people buy… especially small sensor naysayers. Ever since I bought my first Nikon 1 camera in the summer of 2013 I became more aware of this phenomenon.
Some interesting coffee discussions with associates have occurred lately. In no particular order here are 10 professional photographer myths that surfaced over a few cups of java.