March 25, 2016

SHOCKING! Nikon, Canon to End Camera Development!

From the New Camera News (


In a rare joint statement, industry giants Canon and Nikon have announced that both companies will cease all camera development, effective immediately. At a hastily arranged press conference both Nikon and Canon stressed that they are not getting out of the camera business per se, but rather will continue with their existing product lines for the foreseeable future “and quite possibly forever.”

When asked why the two companies were making such a radical decision, Canon said, “Hey listen, our current camera lineup is good enough. As a matter of fact, internal research has shown that our cameras are better and more capable than 99% of the people that own them. With data like this, the only logical thing to do is to stop improving our cameras until our owners become better photographers.”

“That’s so true!” Nikon interjected. “For years we have peddled this notion that the only thing keeping you from becoming a ‘professional’ photographer was access to the latest and greatest gear. ‘Buy this new camera!’, ‘Buy this new lens!’ we’d say in our advertising, ‘and you’ll take better photos immediately!’ Great food photos. Great puppy photos. Great photos of a perky young Japanese lady near a cherry blossom or by a water fountain or something quintessentially Japanese. But deep down inside we knew that you were just going to be the same crappy photographer you’ve always been but with more megapickles.” After reflecting for a moment, Nikon added, “It feels so good to say this. To finally get this off our prism.”

“Right!” added Canon. “I’m so glad that we are taking this moment to say, ‘Hey owners of Canon and Nikon cameras, you’re most likely a crappy photographer so we are just going to wait for you to stop talking about that damn rule of thirds, take a real photography class, and get a clue before we make better stuff. Otherwise we’re just wasting our time.’”

“You feel good?” Nikon asked Canon.

“Wow. Better than I’ve felt in decades.” Canon replied.

“You wanna go get a beer?”


9 thoughts on “SHOCKING! Nikon, Canon to End Camera Development!

  1. Dude, copying and pasting a whole story = not cool. It would be better if you wrote a couple of sentences of your own and then linked over.

  2. Coincidently, drug manufacturers have just announced a breakthrough treatment for that dreaded “tongueincheekitis”, so that should help.
    Heh, heh.
    Long time no see Cole.
    Hope you’ve been busy shooting with that old gear of yours.
    Take care,


  3. To paraphrase a saying I read once: “A great image is 50% the light, 40% the photographer and 10% the equipment.” Perhaps not always true (what is?) but in most situations I would put equipment at about 2%. Note to John: Mr. Thompson did provide complete attribution (just above the graphic) so seems fine to me to post in its entirety.

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