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  • Sony Sensor Announcement Versus Rumor
    on 27 November 2018 at 13:26

    Sony Semiconductor recently posted a new list of sensors available to camera companies, updating their long-existing public list with some new items. The "official" Sony Semiconductor sensor list tends to postdate actual sensor use, not predict future sensor use.   For example, the […]

  • Lens Anxiety
    on 21 November 2018 at 17:22

    Nikon issued a press release this past week claiming 110m Nikkors have been produced (see my charting of the lens growth here), which found its way into my InBox via a content scrapper I use. Along with that email came a whole bunch of what I call “lens anxiety” emails from […]

  • What Thom Wants for Christmas
    on 14 November 2018 at 15:15

    Yeah, I know. This article might seem a bit like a five-year old who's just got the Christmas toy catalog and goes into full parental persuasion mode. But bear with me a bit. I think there's useful information here. Let's start with existing products I don't own: Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E. If […]

  • Dead Versus Zombie
    on 10 November 2018 at 15:37

    I’ve written about this before in passing, but it seems with all the recent talk about “dead” companies, mounts, and cameras in the photography press—and yes, including from me—we need to present some elaboration to be clear about what we’re talking about. […]

  • New Nikon Lens Rebates
    on 10 November 2018 at 15:13

    As I always do with Nikon lens rebates, here’s my advice about how good these lenses and new prices are: 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-P VR DX — US$20 off (US$297). I still haven’t completed my review of this lens and you won’t find a lot of other reviews out there. It’s […]

  • The Decline Continues
    on 8 November 2018 at 14:57

    One now has to wonder what the Japanese camera companies are actually hiding. In particular, both Canon and Nikon in their financial results are seeming to understate the likely market size (Nikon just said it's 10m units; the actual 12-month trailing value is 11m units, so cooked into Nikon's […]

  • Are DSLRs Still The Best Choice?
    on 3 November 2018 at 15:09

    I'm going to do one of my end-of-year assessments a little earlier this year. Many of you will be struggling with buying decisions this holiday season because of all the higher-end mirrorless cameras that appeared in and around Photokina. I've now had the chance to use virtually every new […]

  • Canon Joins Canaries in Coal Mine
    on 29 October 2018 at 14:20

    For the first time recently, Canon reported financial results that indicate a stronger weakness in their camera business. Year to year, the third quarter was down 15.6% in sales, and 45.3% in profit.  More ominous: "temporarily curtailed shipments due to a pause in entry-class DSLR […]

  • The False Equivalency That Great Photo Equipment Makes Great Photographs
    on 23 October 2018 at 17:19

    I recently had someone believe that they were blasting me to smithereens on the Internet by comparing my photography to someone who's regarded as one of the top ten photographers of all time. While they thought they were dissing me big time, I actually was quite amused to find someone trying to […]

  • Can DSLRs Still Improve?
    on 11 October 2018 at 13:48

    With Canon and Nikon having introduced serious, full frame mirrorless cameras, the question now becomes can DSLRs continue to get better? And if so, would they still be relevant? Truth be told, there are benefits both to shooting with optical viewfinders (DSLRs) and EVF viewfinders […]

  • Nikon 2017 News
    on 2 January 2016 at 16:10

    In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2017: January 2017 Nikon News February 2017 Nikon News March 2017 Nikon News April […]

  • Nikon 2018 News
    on 2 January 2016 at 16:10

    In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2017: November 2018 Nikon News October 2018 Nikon News September 2018 Nikon News […]

  • Nikon 2016 News
    on 1 January 2016 at 18:09

    In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2016: December 2016 Nikon News November 2016 Nikon News/Views October 2016 Nikon News/Views […]

  • Nikon 2015 News
    on 20 January 2015 at 20:40

    In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2015: December 2015 Nikon News November 2015 Nikon News October 2015 Nikon News […]

  • Nikon 2014 News
    on 31 October 2014 at 19:40

    In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2014: December 2014 Nikon News November 2014 Nikon News October 2014 Nikon News […]

  • Nikon 2013 News
    on 27 December 2013 at 18:54

    In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2013: December 2013 Nikon News November 2013 Nikon News October 2013 Nikon News […]

  • Nikon 2003-2012 News
    on 27 November 2012 at 15:55

    What follows are links to the front page reports that appeared on bythom.com from 2003 through 2011. These are archive pages of the old bythom news/views for historical purposes. I've left them in the old bythom style and URLs because it would be an enormous amount of work to bring them all in as […]

  • Nikon
    on 8 April 2012 at 22:31

    The Nikon section is divided into three primary sections: Nikon Products — information about Nikon product announcements, past and futureAbout Nikon — strategy, practices, and a FAQUser Experiences with Nikon — site reader experiences with Nikon gear, including […]