COVID1-19 – R350 Reliefstration

COVID1-19 – R350 RELIEFSTRATION.

Empty Stomach

While waiting for

Food parcels

Hopefull I became

After promises were made thinking that I would buy my own grocery

Excited I became 
15 May 2020 R350 payment date was promised
 
The 15th evening
Status check
Answer:
SUBMITTED.
16th Status check
Answer:
SUIUBMITTED.
 
I LOST HOPE
 
Frustration lingers on
Poetic I became
“Covid-19 Relief Lie
Covid-19 Hunger
Covid-19 Relief Hell
Now I feel like smoking
To ease my frustration
But I can’t, due to Level 4 Lockdown
I give up on 350 grant
Can’t wait any longer
For Level 1 to be implemented
So that, nka PHANDA
Ka reka SPHATLHO
Eish my stomach
Is empty and itching
But as usual
RE TLA RENG RENA DITSHUANA TSA
MZANZI WA AZANIA
YAH! R350 Relief Grant
O Ka re nke ele R350 million hundred 3 rand.
 
Copyright 2020-Breamworthy W Mpye

WILL CORONA VIRUS INCREASE THE PRICE OF MOBILE PHONES?

This is a question that came to my mind recently. It was also sparked by the R50.00 increase in the price of one of cellphone spare part, in just a wee after Corona virus went viral. However, I went to a competitor and the price was the same as thee previous one, that of R50.00 less

So, much as we know that public events, people movements, tourism industry and production of some goods have been affected by Corona virus prevalence. There wll always be those who see an opportunity to exploit the vulnerable. Just like the scenario I explained in my opening.

Anyway, since we know that China is the major manufacturer of mobile handsets and spare parts, it goes without saying that the production will suffer a blow. This happens hen some Major brands just launched their new models, meaning this might affect the pricing to deal with demand and supply management. Anyway, I will be watching the space closely, especially in the spare supplier space

WILL NEW MOTOROLA DESIGN INCREASE THEIR MARKET SHARE?

WILL NEW MOTOROLA DESIGN INCREASE THEIR MARKET SHARE?

As a mobile handsets lover and self taught repairer, I now remember that my first handset was a clam shell design Motorola with a big battery, that only lasted for about eight hours, meaning carrying extra battery was the only answer while on the move.

The handset was well built, very robust, so much that it saved one man from the bullet that logged in the phone that was in his shirt pocket,  instead of penetrating to the heart. That was a good story to tell, perhaps that kept the brand popular then, However the first cellphone manufacturer started losing the market share to Nokia, Ericsson, and later joined by NEC and Alcatel . However, over the years they kept coming with interesting new designs made of strong materials, and that helprd them maintain some ground. Handsets such  as V80 with its unique swivel design.

Lately the brand Motorola, just lost its grip in the market, only popular in print media especially in South Africa. Its American counterpart, the iPhone, has managed to stay at the top as well as the new comers like Huawei , Mobicel  and Hisense, Now that they just launched a new retro model with interesting design and folding screen, maybe they will be able to reclaim a bigger slice of the market share, time will tell.

Az for me as a photographer I think their camera technology will stand them a good chance. I wish I could have one and explore its capabilities to the limit. so far on paper I give it thumbs up

OLD GIANT HITS BACK
November 28, 2019
SURVIVAL OF OLD PHOTOGRAPHY BRANDS AND CELLPHONE COLLABORATION
As  a photographer from the era of film and slides/transparency photography, I know a lot of old major brands in the industry. Those that are relevant today, those who are struggling to survive and those that disappeared from the scene, destroyed by emergence of digital photography and smart cellphones.

Digital photography and the popularity of cellphone cameras, was a threat to professional photographers a few years ago, so much that they had to call some big gathering to discuss their threatened  future. The conclusion was that, they must all strengthen their product knowledge and concentrate on specialization. That kind of a threat extended to thew old school film industry. However, the popularity of SELFIES, meant that a lot more people were now getting hooked to photography, to such an extent that the industry is growing big day by day and the need for professional photographers is also growing,. So the threat has become the opportunity. The interest in film photography is also gaining some momentum as well as black and white photography.

Back to brands. In the past we had a number of  film and camera brands competing.  Brands like Nikon Canon and Pentax were popular among photographers as well as the expensive Leica with Carl Zeis lens, with Nikon leading the pack in the press photography fraternity, because of its rugged camera bodies, that could handle the rough war turf  terrain. Some of the brands also available were, Ricoh, Olympus, Minolta, Zenith, Polaroid instant camera,  as well as disposable cameras such as Kodak and Fuji. Most popular ones were, Agfa, Fuji, Kodak and lesser known like, 3M, Tudor, and Konica, In the field of medium photography leading the pack was Hasselblad, the camera that was used to shoot the first photos of the moon.

Having mentioned, Ricoh, I now remember that it was the first camera that I bought from my own pocket, with the cash earned from street photography. By comparison to bigger and more expensive brands, it was a  very well specked camera, with dedicated image overlay mechanism at that time, I was also surprised by the good quality of the Russian made Zenith lens that was so affordable. Unfortunately, these two brands have not being able to make it to the latest technology, just like all the film manufacturers, except Fuji and Polaroid, who have used old instant photography technology with the latest photography technology.

For the visionaries, they have found a niche space to play. They opted for   collaboration with new and old known cellphone brands by offering them their expertise in imaging  technology. Zeis lens in Nokia cellphones and in the late comer Huawei. Motorola cellphones with Hasselblad camera attachment boasting optical zoom lens and flashlight. Sony camera engines used in earlier Huawei cellphone models

As for some film manufacturers the only option they chose was to play in the image storage sector, offering ultra SD memory cards, these are Agfa and Kodak, even in that space they are not doing well as compared to brands like SanDisk and others that have been in the lead of that industry. So for the well respected brands in photography might not necessarily mean success by collaborating with big cellphone brands. New  cellphone brands such as Huawei are making inroads with the help of powerful optics manufacturers like Zeis.

So in a way the powerful cellphone brand might be promoting the unpopular camera brand  among the millennials, however the more interest they have in the quality of camera in that particular cellphone the more they tend to google the camera brand and notice the old history and power it commands in professional photography. So well thought and planned collaborations will do good for the cellphone manufacturers and camera manufacturers. It remains a very interesting game, now the big competition is in cellphone cameras than ever before, offering the sophisticated photography techniques. However, as those in photography know, most of the time it is not the best tool that can produce the best photos but the expertise of the user. Some of the best photographs in the world were taken using the basic manual cameras.

Most of my photographs were taken with a Nikon D3100 using standard lens and Sony Experia Z, with no expensive extra accessories or gadgets;
To enjoy some of my photographic work you can just click the link below:
https:viewbug.com/member/breamworthy.

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Passionate about photography and mobile communications gadgets. Enjoys mentoring yound people, promotes culture of reading and active citizenry. Alwats willing to learn new things. One of Top Pretoria reviewers at TripAdvisor, a curator at viewbug.com (photographers community). Silent effective influencer.
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