Should I short digital camera manufacturers?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Mathis Lefebvre, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. Mathis Lefebvre

    Guest Guest

    photocd was dead before picture cd was an issue. it was expensive,
    proprietary, inconvenient and nobody wanted a set top player either.
    another example of how they totally fucked up and that's why they're
    history.
    that too.
     
    Guest, Apr 7, 2014
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    Martin Brown Guest

    The set top players were irrelevant but the Kodak PCD scanning service
    was excellent and much cheaper than the alternative of drum scanning. It
    was probably too expensive for home users but that is another matter.

    When they launched PictureCD with the barely Mpixel resolution JPEGs you
    only got caught out once before getting a Nikon slide scanner.
    But their technology was fine. It was the marketing that was fubar.
    A bit like IBM.
     
    Martin Brown, Apr 7, 2014
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  3. Mathis Lefebvre

    Martin Brown Guest

    More coded aperture convolutional coding than interferometry. You can't
    sensibly do interferometry without using close to monochromatic light.

    It is more like a very sophisticated version of a pinhole camera but
    letting a lot more light through to the focal plane. See

    http://phys.org/news/2014-03-ultra-tiny-camera-lens-algorithm.html
     
    Martin Brown, Apr 7, 2014
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    I can just remmebr teh days when the medium format photographers in my camera club claimed that nom serious photograper would use a 35mm camera unlessit was just snap shots or journelism. In efect they didn't believe you could get serious resoulution/quality from negative under 2 1/4" square.

    I believe phone sensors and lenes will improve enough to rival current DLSRbut DLSR will improve also. I give it 5 years. Whether or not people will be happy with their photos from cameras will depend what sort of photography they want to do. I think there will be a reduction in hobby photgraphy and p[eole will be more happy with their casual photography.
    I've seen it happen with wedding photgraphy fewer people seem to be hiring wedding photograhers why because ordinary cameras/smart phones are good enough to record what they want to see.
     
    Whisky-dave, Apr 7, 2014
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  5. Mathis Lefebvre

    Guest Guest

    the whole thing was poorly thought out which is why it was such a dud.

    you had to use their service to get a photo cd and then you needed a
    special player or special software to read the files. i remember having
    photoshop plug-ins to read the proprietary images and other apps could
    not read the images at all.

    you couldn't make a photocd yourself, and as i recall, it needed a
    special and not cheap system with custom software and hardware, which
    not all camera stores were willing to get.

    what benefit did it offer the consumer? not much.

    it had failure written all over it.
    picturecd was an attempt to make something less proprietary by offering
    a standard image format, but it was intentionally crippled so to not
    compete with photocd and also too little too late.

    the concept was mostly dead by then anyway.
    yes, that's the whole point. photocd was technically good, but the fact
    that it was so proprietary and needed special software and/or hardware
    to both make and read meant failure.

    it also was not very forward looking. it was clear from the start that
    there would be cameras that took digital photos directly, without the
    need for scanning. it was a product that would be obsolete in short
    order.
     
    Guest, Apr 7, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    Wanna quote where selling short is illegal?
     
    PeterN, Apr 11, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    He is also once again showing how little he knows abut our law making
    process.
     
    PeterN, Apr 11, 2014
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