Category: Business

DxO Labs files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection, will restructure business

​DxO Labs have issued a statement saying that they have chosen to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection​. Source: DxO Labs Goes Bankrupt, Will Not Affect DxO PhotoLab or Nik Software Collection Customers | Photography Blog DxO makes the DxO PhotoLab RAW image processor software (previously known as DxO Optics Pro) and the Nik Software Collection (which they acquired from Google). Both are very good products.

More deals on micro four thirds, Panasonic Lumix gear-this weekend only

From Adorama Photo: Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm F/3.5-5.6 Aspherical Power O.I.S. Lens for Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount, Black Free $300 Adorama Gift Card Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 Digital Point & Shoot Camera Free $125 Adorama Gift Card Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Camera Body, Silver Free $100 Adorama Gift Card Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm F/2.8-4.0 Aspherical Power O.I.S. Lens for Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount, Black Free $100...

Kodak announces KodakCoin cryptocurrency

More importantly, the block chain technology provides a way to protect intellectual property rights of photographers. This is a really big deal. In a couple of days, Kodak’s stock has tripled in value and the company transitions from a “has been” to a future oriented business.  

34% of Star Wars The Last Jedi opening weekend watched in #3D #StarWars

“Before taking the lead this weekend at the domestic box-office, “Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi” proved fans are still as eager as ever to see films in 3D. This week RealD, the world’s largest 3D cinema platform, announced that Lucasfilm’s latest Star Wars installment earned an impressive 34% of its worldwide gross from 3D performances of the film.” ‘Star Wars the Last Jedi’ Proves that 3D is still a...

Malware spam attack update February 17, 2017

On February 16 to February 17, 2017, malware gained access to my web site. The malware generated spam messages that were routed to my Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr account pages. This malware attack occurred while our Internet access was down (or mostly down) over the past 3 days. Fortunately, Internet service has been restored today and I have removed the spam messages from the Twitter and Facebook pages – still...

Canon introduces new cameras and lenses in advance of CP+ trade show #Canon #Cameras

Cameras Canon EOS 77D Digital SLR Camera Body – Black – $899.99 Canon EOS 77D Digital SLR Camera Body Kit, with EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens – $1,049.00 Canon EOS 77D DSLR Camera Kit, with EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens- $1,499.00 Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera Body – $749.00 Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens – $899.00 Canon EOS Rebel T7i...

CNET thinks #VR is already dead, apparently #VR3D #VR360 #CES2017

The media bad mouthed 3D – falsely referring to eyeglasses as “goggles” – contributing to the stunted market for consumer 3D TV. This CNET story reads like those old stories – just change “3D” to”VR”: Virtual reality promises to be a mega-trend that upends how we use computers and just plain get along. So why’s it such a snooze at the world’s biggest tech expo? Source: Virtually boring: VR really disappoints...

2016 worst year for camera sales in 15 years

While the Camera and Imaging Product Association statistics have 2016 looking like the worst year for camera sales in over 15 years, one research group is anticipating growth in the industry. The biggest factor? Social media. Source: Social Media Could Help Drive Camera Sales, Study Suggests | Digital Trends