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    I'm Back Digital back for analog cameras - strange product

      Very old concept made by guys very similar to Digital Bolex team.

      Lot of strange decisions, like 43 sensor for FF cameras. Very strange kit made by some drunk person, I believe.

      Sad thing is that simple cheap solutions exist, ZCam is using $4-5 CPUs from security cameras for their expensive models.


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    Happy New Year!
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      Wish you all the best. This, of course, means destruction of capitalism.

      Always remember - frequently you miss most valuable sources of information, thinking that it is no big deal.

    2 comments 3 comments Vitaliy_KiselevDecember 2023Last reply - January 1 by Vitaliy_Kiselev Subscribe to this blog
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    Main Japanese Keiretsu and their members, including camera companies
    • Mitsubishi

      • Mitsubishi UFJ Bank (2006 —)
      • Finance: Mitsubishi Corporation , Tokio Marine , Mitsubishi Estate , Meiji Mutual Fund
      • Construction: Pacific Consultants International
      • Food industry: Kirin Holdings
      • Trade: Mitsubishi Shoji
      • Automotive industry: Mitsubishi Motors , Mitsubishi Heavy Industries , Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation
      • Petroleum products: Nippon Oil , Mitsubishi Oil , Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel
      • Precision engineering: Nikon
      • Chemical industry: Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings , Mitsubishi Gas Chemical , Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. , Mitsubishi Materials Corp. , Mitsubishi Plastics Industries, Asahi Glass , Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industries (Nippon Gosei)
      • Electronics: Mitsubishi Electric , Mitsubishi Precision
      • Paper: Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd.
      • Metallurgy: Mitsubishi Steel
      • Shipping: Nippon Yusen


      • Sumitomo Mitsui Bank (2001 —), Sony Bank
      • Finance: Sony Financial, Mitsui Real Estate, Mitsukoshi, Mitsui Mutual Life, Mitsui Marine & Fire
      • Food industry: Nippon Flour Mills , Mitsui Sugar , Suntory
      • Chemical industry: Fuji Photo Film , Mitsui Chemicals , Mitsui Petrochemical Industries , Toagosei Chemical Industries , Denki Kagaku Kogyo , Daicel Chemical Industries , Mitsui Pharmaceuticals , Mitsui Toatsu Fertilizers , Mitsui Toatsu Dyes , Toray Industries
      • Trade: Mitsui Bussan
      • Petroleum Products: General Sekiyu , Kyokuto Petroleum Industries
      • Electronics: Sony Corporation , Yaussa Corporation , Ibiden Company , Toshiba
      • Metallurgy: Japan Steel Works
      • Entertainment: Sony Computer Entertainment , Sony Pictures Entertainment , Sony Music Entertainment


      • Sumitomo Mitsui Bank
      • Management companies: Sumitomo Corporation , Sumitomo Corporation of America
      • Finance: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group , Sumitomo Trust & Banking , Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. , Sumitomo Real Estate , Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd. , Sumitomo Realty & Development Co., Ltd. , Presidio Ventures
      • Construction: Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd. , Sumitomo Densetsu , Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. ,
      • Food Industry: Asahi Breweries
      • Transport: The Sumitomo Warehouse Co., Ltd. , Hanshin Railway , Keihan Railway , Nankai Railway
      • Trade: Sumitomo Corporation
      • Automotive Industry: Mazda
      • Precision Engineering: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. ,
      • Electrical and Electronics: NEC , Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. ,
      • Metallurgy: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. , Mezon Stainless Steel Fzco. , Sumitomo Light Metal Industries, Ltd. ,
      • Chemical industry: Sumitomo Chemical , Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. , Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. , Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. , Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma ,
      • Mining: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
      • Forest industry: Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.
      • Infrastructure: Nippon Koei

      Fuyo Group

      • Mizuho Bank (2000 —), Yasuda Trust and Banking, Yamaichi Securities
      • Finance: Yasuda Mutual Life , Yasuda Marine & Fire
      • Food industry: Nisshin Flour Milling , Sapporo Breweries
      • Transport: Tobu Railway , Keikyu Corporation , Yamaha , Nissan
      • Precision engineering: Canon , Hitachi , Ricoh
      • Trade: Marubeni , Matsuya
      • Chemical industry: Showa Denko , NOF Corporation , Kureha Chemical Industries , Nippon Sanso , Hitachi Chemical , Asahi Kasei

      Dai-Ichi Kangyo

      • Mizuho Bank (2000 —), Kankaku Securities, Orient Group
      • Finance: Fukoku Mutual Life , Asahi Mutual Life , Nissan Marine & Fire , Taisei Marine & Fire
      • Electronics: Fujitsu , Hitachi , Fuji Electric , Yaskawa Electric , Nippon Columbia
      • Transport: Isuzu , Kawasaki Heavy Industries
      • Energy: Tokyo Electric Power
      • Petroleum Products: Showa Shell Sekiyu
      • Precision Engineering: Asahi Optical
      • Trade: Seibu , Itochu ,
      • Metallurgy: Kawasaki Steel , Japan Metals Kobe Steel
      • Chemical Industry: Denki Kagaku Kogyo-Mitsui Group , Nippon Zeon , Asahi Denka Kogyo , Sankyo Co. , Lion Corporation , Kyowa Hakko Kogyo , Asahi Chemical Industries


      • Mitsubishi UFJ Bank (2006 —)
      • Food industry: Itoham Foods , Suntory
      • Transportation: Hankyu Railway , Keisei Railway , Hitachi Zosen Corporation
      • Metallurgy: Kobe Steel , Nakayama Steel Works , Nisshin Steel
      • Precision Engineering: Konica Minolta , Hoya Corporation
      • Petroleum Products: Cosmo Oil
      • Electronics: Hitachi , Iwatsu Electric , Sharp Corporation , Nitto Denko , Kyocera
      • Trade: Takashiama , Orix , Nissho Iwai , Takashimaya
      • Chemical industry: Ube Industries , Tokuyama Corp , Hitachi Chemical , Sekisui Chemical , Kansai Paint , Tanabe Seiyaku , Astellas Pharma , Daiso Co. , Teijin , Unitika Fukusure
      • Cinema: Toho Shin-Maywa

      Tokai (Toyota Group)

      • Tokai Bank, Chuo Trust
      • Food Industry: Kagome
      • Transport: Daihatsu , Suzuki Motor , Toyota
      • Metallurgy: Daido Steel
      • Precision engineering: Ricoh
      • Petroleum products: Idemitsu Kosan
      • Electronics: Ushio Industries
      • Trade: Matsuzakaya


      • Industrial Bank of Japan, New Japan Securities, Wako Securities, IBJ Securities
      • Transport: Fuji Heavy Industries
      • Precision Engineering: Ikegai , Riken
      • Chemical Industry: Nippon Soda , Chisso Corporation , Nissan Chemical , Tosoh Corporation , Hodogaya Chemical , Plas-Tech , Taihei Chemical , Japan Organo , Kurara
    2 comments 3 comments Vitaliy_KiselevDecember 2023Last reply - December 2023 by Vitaliy_Kiselev Subscribe to this blog
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    AI: War with China on AI field
    • The US is restricting the sale of chips that Nvidia Corp. designed specifically for the Chinese market and curbing exports to two Chinese artificial-intelligence chip firms, as part of sweeping updates to export controls that are designed to block China’s access to highly advanced semiconductor technology.

      The tighter controls will target Nvidia’s A800 and H800 chips, a senior US official said, which the American firm created for export to the Asian country after the Biden administration introduced its initial restrictions last October. Those curbs, including the updated rules released Tuesday, aim to prevent China from accessing cutting-edge technology with military uses.

      Military use has no value here, but AI use has.

      The only non military area where US led block has advantage for now is big data and AI. And loosing this battle will mean.. the end.

    1 comment 2 comments Vitaliy_KiselevOctober 2023Last reply - October 2023 by Vitaliy_Kiselev Subscribe to this blog
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    POTN forums closure and why PV must stay alive
    • Facebook was founded 2004, three years after POTN. Twitter was started 2006. Instagram was founded 2010. Snapchat 2011. Discord 2015, Tik Tok 2016. All those multi-billion dollar companies have conquered the market, created the social media as we know it, intentionally aiming to addict by algorithms, put people into own bubbles, track you to target ads, lose content validity in short time so that new content gets created constantly. Some of them reduce message lengths thus directing young people to short attention span and think less about complete sentences. Photos are shared via social media apps, Whatsapp and cloud services. This trend has sped up in last few years, and AI will change it all again. Soon people won't have to write or create anything - it's all done for them.

      Sad truth is that there is no place for conventional forums any more with the recent generations. Traffic is down. Enthusiasm is down. Mood is down. Discussion is down.

      There are many old timer members who keep posting, but that does not sustain the site. New members appear, but they do not post much, just browse and like here and there. That is the reality. When everyone had only computers (PC or Mac), writing was much faster and easier - now tapping seems to be the main communication method.

      Google delivers fewer and fewer ads in forums (most ad slots are empty, meaning we don't have even a chance to get anything), so for a long time I've had to pay most of the server costs from my own pocket, even with some occasional donations which I appreciate.

      Thing is - they made wrong extrapolation


      But problem is that social networks are not stable platforms, far from it.

      None of them have their users in mind other than to rip them and throw out.

      Hence people need to have places where they don't have various shits calling them or trying to push corporate agendas.

    6 comments 7 comments Vitaliy_KiselevOctober 2023Last reply - November 2023 by Vitaliy_Kiselev Subscribe to this blog
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