Is Pentax Showing Its True Colors?


Pentax has been in the news quite a bit in the past week. Hoya, the parent company, reported net sales up 1.5%, operating income up 4.7%, and net income up 12%. Of course, you have to remember that Hoya is a big and diversified company so just because the numbers [...] Read more »

Is This the End or the Beginning for Kodak?


Kodak can’t seem to get a break. For quite a while the company has been living more and more on the money that has come in via patents/intellectual property. But, that changed last week when a judge tossed a lawsuit Kodak had against Apple and RIM. It could be that [...] Read more »

Digital Photo Archives :: A Blessing or a Pain?


During an afternoon conversation with a photography professor and longtime friend we drifted into how sad it would be if we lost all of our film archives. Each of us has a considerable “stash” encompassing 50+ years of negatives and transparencies shot in everything from 110 to 8″ x10″ sheet [...] Read more »

Is 3D More of a Pain Than It’s Worth?


The industry seem intent that 3D will permeate everything from movies to still photography and video all the way to smartphone displays. The promises of grandeur sound as if we’re being thrown into new and valuable dimension. Yet, beyond these promises little has been done to address the unwarranted side [...] Read more »

If Only People Would Use These Bullets


If everyone used these bullets the world would be a safer place. There would be no catastrophic effects, no werewolves, and hopefully no data loss. Meet the USB 2.0 Bullet Flash Drives. These gold or silver 50-caliber bullets are waterproof, rugged, and easily tuck away in a pocket. There’s a [...] Read more »