While 2012 was relatively calm in terms of new tele-lenses (with the significant exceptions of the Pentax 500mm and the progressive availability of the new great whites from Canon), 2013 appears ready to become a year of big tele-lenses at nearly all the manufacturers: Nikon launches an 800mm f/5.6 which is becoming the biggest product [...]
Kodak just filled for bankruptcy. It may not be the total end of the red and yellow logo. But they were already selling their assets and debt has been climbing up quite high in the recent months.
Olympus is going through really dire straits. The previous management has obviously organized some really risky finance operations (so risky that they turned to be catastrophic). Now that smoke and dust are settling down we can see more clearly (it produced a small hike up in the stock prices and we heard that the rumors [...]
Happy new year to all YLovePhoto readers! I hope that 2012 will bring you joy and photography. It’s now time to look back at the year behind us and try and see what is coming in 2012. 2011 Two features were really striking in 2011: Natural disasters: The earthquake in Japan and the floods in [...]
This is not yet fully certain, but Olympus is today at the core of a maelstrom. So much of it that it is advisable to think about the possible end to the brand itself As a matter of fact, we are witnesses to an almost unbelievable financial chronicle on a background of fraud, creative accounting [...]
For the follwing new products, Sony just removed all forecast of availability. NEX-7 NEX-5N NEX-C3 Alpha 65 Source: Steve Huff.
We may have been thinking that the drama observed in Japan last March were going to disappear from to landscape of photographic camera manufacturers. The catastrophic floods of Thailand came to bring us back to the sad reality. High waters are rushing through Thailand. The Bangkok county is now seriously preoccupied by the devastation and [...]
Do you remember reading about it here? I was listing opportunities to see the photo market shaken by new companies and I told you about Pioneer (among others) as a company that could be interested. It appears that I was right: Pioneer just announced that they will start by creating a joint venture (JV) in [...]
This is interesting to see how a previous article I wrote about the possible re-structuration of the photo market through some significant acquisitions has a nearly immediate echo. Actually, Kenko-Tokina, one of the companies I was mentioning as possibly interested in moving forward, has officialized its acquisition of COKIN SAS, the French leader of filter [...]
You have certainly heard the announcement that Ricoh just purchased Pentax from Hoya, its previous owner. As a matter of fact, it may have been surprising more than one, but it was already true that Hoya no longer seemed to know what to do with its photo division under the Pentax brand name. Since the [...]