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Sunday, April 19, 2009
Death by a thousand cuts.
I started this blog stating that I wanted to talk more about photography than gear. For some flawed reason I didn’t want to be viewed as a gear head. But I confess, I like cameras equally as much as I like photography.So that brings me back to this blog entry.

Picture credit: http://www.hasselblad.com/

You may have noticed that most of my posts in some way look back into photographic history. This is likely because that’s where the idea of the Flipbac was born - medium format cameras, the likes of Hasselblad, Rollei, Contax, etc.  All very romantic.

But here’s a change of tack. What happened to these fine European cameras? Where are they today?

Not one dominant European digital camera comes to mind? It appears these leading companies were blind to the digital change. What really surprises me is that there was plenty of warning and this change did not happen quickly. As far as I can see, it was poor poor leadership. Why did this lack of vision affect almost all of the European photo industry?

I’m not sure I know the answer as there are likely many reasons but I found this interesting link on DP Review:

http://www.slideshare.net/... ...-the-moon-to-surviving-disruptive-innovation

Pentax, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, etc, all made film cameras, yet they adapted and became leaders.

What kind of car are you driving? This situation appears strikingly similar to the American car industry. Death by a thousand cuts? A terrible way to die, even more terrible when it is self-inflicted.

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Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Nikon entry-level DSLR with articulating display?
Or is he using a Flipbac? I guess we will have to wait until April 14th to find out for sure. You can read the full article here: engadget.com

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