Is Dark Horse Pentax Fizzing Out?

I have a soft spot for underdogs. When I learned that Pentax was rebooting their camera line in the USA market back in 2006, I was one of the early buyers. I snagged the k10d, and turned into an evangelist for Pentax. I praised the camera to anyone who'd listen. And it deserved the praise. It had a spankin' new sensor that no other camera maker was using. It had waterproofing and was extra rugged, which was perfect for hiking…

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International Women’s Day: Canon does it right

Commemorative pink shirts, pins and accessories? Please. That's vaguely sexist. Not all women want to be donned in baby pink from head to toe. Turn the Golden Arches into a W? Woo, yes, that's going to bring attention to gender wage imbalance, domestic abuse, and #metoo issues, McDonald. A multi-billion dollar corporation could do more than flip a couple signs upside down. KFC swapped out the Colonel Sanders sign for a Colonel Sanders' wife in India. That's sure showing them,…

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The future of 500px

Well, well, this is mildly interesting. Most of you have heard of Flickr. 500px is its main competitor; its original intent was to cater to a slightly more advanced crowd of photographers, the type of photographers who knew the advantages to shooting in RAW, and used Photoshop or an advanced editing software to tweak their pictures. Less for the casual green-mode Photographer type, more for Manual-Mode photographer, if you need further distinction. At least that was the original design nearly…

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A Photographer Wages War?

Who knew the sight of this was enough to make mighty governments tremble and quake? Details are sketchy.¬† Kamran¬†Yousuf, a Kashmiri photojournalist documenting conflicts in Jammu and Kashmir regions, was arrested a few months ago by the Indian National Investigation Agency, a counter-terrorism agency, for "stone-pelting." As lubricious as that sounds, protestors and demonstrators have been chucking rocks at the police as a form of protest. If he got caught up in sweeps of arrest, I can see that happening.…

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