Marty4650

Marty4650

Lives in United States NC, United States
Works as a Retired Industrial Engineer
Joined on May 20, 2005

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On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (60 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: I'm not understanding the "Unlike" thing. Can someone illuminate? I just parachuted in.

It doesn't mean "dislike."

It just gives you the ability to change your mind AFTER you have liked a post. I suppose it would also come in handy if you "liked" something by mistake, or liked the wrong post.

It will only aqppear after you like something.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 09:53 UTC
On article Striking: Photos from a lightning hotspot in Venezuela (32 comments in total)

Really nice photos.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 14:09 UTC as 23rd comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (188 comments in total)
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RedDog Steve: 2016 ?
Only two of these are less than a year since being introduced.

Entry level DSLRs might be a hard sell today, especially when so many mid level DSLRs are selling for $400 (or LESS) on ebay.

Recently, over 40 Nikon D5300 bodies sold on ebay for $400 or less.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Nikon+D5300&_sop=15&LH_ItemCondition=3000&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&_osacat=31388&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1311.R4.TR4.TRC2.A0.H0.XNikon+D5300+body.TRS0&_nkw=nikon+d5300+body+only&_sacat=31388

...which is around the SAME PRICE as a brand new D3300 from Amazon.

Which one would you rather buy for $400?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 11:24 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (188 comments in total)
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RedDog Steve: 2016 ?
Only two of these are less than a year since being introduced.

I think it is safe to say... the "new model every year" cycles are over, now that the overall market is shrinking.

Even the entry level models are now on an 18 month replacement cycle.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 01:27 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (188 comments in total)
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Pootle2: Does the Sony actually beat the Nikon 1 in autofocus???

Steelhead,

Oblelix is right. I think you are confusing the 1" sensor with the 4/3 sensor, which is almost 4 times smaller than a FF sensor. A 1" sensor is actually 7.4 times smaller than a FF sensor.

A full frame sensor is:
7.4 times larger than a 1" sensor
3.8 times larger than a 4/3" sensor
2.3 times larger than an APSC sensor

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 18:51 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (168 comments in total)
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cookedraw: Is it some kind of contest announced ?
Most useless comments about a camera system you know nothing about ?

See the ad from Amazon above ? It is an ad.
Why waste advertisement space for a product they don't sell ?
It makes no sense.

Mike, I am also in the USA. I was looking at NX1 bodies, and the only ones I can see are used. However I do see 20 bundles left but they include the high end 16-50mm S lens for $2,800.

Come to think about it, there would be no point in buying a high end camera without a high end lens. So it makes sense. Unless you already own lenses, and just wanted a body for an upgrade.

In that case, you would have to buy used, but you would get a very value if you did.

But the point is well made. There is a very good reason for Amazon to advertise these. They have 20 new bundles and 5 used bodies to sell.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (168 comments in total)
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cookedraw: Is it some kind of contest announced ?
Most useless comments about a camera system you know nothing about ?

See the ad from Amazon above ? It is an ad.
Why waste advertisement space for a product they don't sell ?
It makes no sense.

Click that add. It seems Amazon still has 5 used NX1 bodies for sale on their Amazon Marketplace.

Why wouldn't they want to sell them?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 13:53 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (168 comments in total)
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Operator: Samsung made cameras? Interesting ... :-D

They would have been more successful if they had copied somebody. Creativity is not Samsungs strength. In the end it's always stuffed with useless functions and junk combined with a terrible UI.

Samsung made some very nice cameras and lenses, and most provided exceptional value for their customers. However, digital cameras and lenses were just a very tiny portion of their business.

They stopped making cameras because they were losing money doing so. The overall market is down, they had too many very competent competitors, and too few customers. This was essentially a marketing failure, and not due to a lack of quality or innovation.

Plus they could not justify losing money "so they could develop imaging technology for their endoscopes" like Olympus can.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 11:08 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (168 comments in total)
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Mlumiere: I think Samsung need more lenses choice than software upgrade. I own a Samsung body and i like it, but i am very irritated about the fact that they do not support the customers, they spent a lot of money for these bodies. What is the resale values of these Samsung bodies without lenses?

Does anyone make a 500mm lens for a MILC camera?

You can't get one from Samsung, Olympus, Panasonic, Fuji, or anyone else. If you are shooting wildlife, you probably need a Nikon D500.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 02:51 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (168 comments in total)
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Marty4650: The NX1 might be the bargain of the year right now. Originally sold for $1,600, in 2015, you can find used ones today selling for around $700 on ebay. And I have a feeling prices will only go lower.

Plus you will find plenty of very nice Samsung lenses for sale right now.

Anyone who isn't worried about "an upgrade path" could be very happy with an NX1.

I am guilty of owning a camera made by a company known for making rice cookers, toasters, and vacuum cleaners. (Panasonic)

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 23:27 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (168 comments in total)

The NX1 might be the bargain of the year right now. Originally sold for $1,600, in 2015, you can find used ones today selling for around $700 on ebay. And I have a feeling prices will only go lower.

Plus you will find plenty of very nice Samsung lenses for sale right now.

Anyone who isn't worried about "an upgrade path" could be very happy with an NX1.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 23:09 UTC as 31st comment | 13 replies
On article DxOMark Mobile Report: Lenovo Moto G Plus (15 comments in total)
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Achiron: Why have such extensive coverage for such a mediocre device??

I think Dpreview believes that the cell phone freaks will start flooding this website searching for cell phone news and reviews. And then their ad revenues will go right through the roof.

Well, maybe they are right, but their defunct Connect.com website never got very much traffic.

I really doubt camera enthusiasts are dying to hear about new cell phones. They would much rather see some more camera and lens reviews.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 22:58 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (716 comments in total)
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fzrTom: So now the question is : how gold will be its gold award :D

Right now... it looks like Dpreview might be forced to create a "Platinum Award."

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 17:44 UTC

Maybe it's just me.... but I can't stop laughing.

This is essentially a "wearable camera bag."

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 13:36 UTC as 34th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (211 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Lets see if I understand this..... in a field of 12 cameras, only 1 has weather sealing, the Pentax KS2. And the only camera to be cited for "lacks weather sealing" as a con is the Panasonic GX85.

The other 10 cameras without weather sealing get a pass on this.

Was there any particular reason you expected weather sealing from the GX85, but not for any of the other 10 cameras that lacked it?

Wait... it looks like the weather sealing comment was removed from the review.

It probably was a mistake to include it, and Dpreview must have agreed and edited it out of the negatives.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 23:50 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (211 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Lets see if I understand this..... in a field of 12 cameras, only 1 has weather sealing, the Pentax KS2. And the only camera to be cited for "lacks weather sealing" as a con is the Panasonic GX85.

The other 10 cameras without weather sealing get a pass on this.

Was there any particular reason you expected weather sealing from the GX85, but not for any of the other 10 cameras that lacked it?

I make no claim of bias.... just wondering why the Panasonic GX85 was cited for "lack weather sealing" as a negative, while the other ten cameras who also lacked weather sealing weren't.

Some things seem very obvious. Dpreview prefers cameras with two control dials, and if a camera only has one, then it lists it as a negative. That's easy to understand.

The weather sealing feature is confusing. A positive for Pentax, because it has it. A negative for Panasonic because it doesn't, and no mention of it for the other ten cameras that also don't have it.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 23:46 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (46 comments in total)
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TheDarmok74: Round ups, sponsored content, fix-it video links...
I have to say that considering the much larger staff than before, the real, at least 5-page plus reviews have become very rare.

And yes, I know we don't pay, as on most websites. Still, these are my 2 cents.

And that only works if you count every "first look" or "hands on" or "preview" as a review.

If you are looking at only full reviews, the ones that have a conclusion and a score, then the number is down quite a bit.

But to be fair, the number of cameras released is also down quite a bit from their peak years.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
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Marty4650: Who could have possibly dreamed ten years ago you could buy so much camera with so many features and capabilities for $279?

Sure, the Sony RX and Nikon DL superzooms are "better" but they cost four times as much. For what it is, this is a pretty amazing camera at it's price.

Ten years ago (which is what I said) I bought a Panasonic FZ20 for $497.

Please feel free to compare these two cameras and then tell me which one has has better features for a much lower price.

http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=panasonic_dmcfz20&products=canon_sx620hs

I plainly stated "there are better cameras than this new Canon." But not at this price.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 18:14 UTC

Who could have possibly dreamed ten years ago you could buy so much camera with so many features and capabilities for $279?

Sure, the Sony RX and Nikon DL superzooms are "better" but they cost four times as much. For what it is, this is a pretty amazing camera at it's price.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 12:53 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (211 comments in total)

Lets see if I understand this..... in a field of 12 cameras, only 1 has weather sealing, the Pentax KS2. And the only camera to be cited for "lacks weather sealing" as a con is the Panasonic GX85.

The other 10 cameras without weather sealing get a pass on this.

Was there any particular reason you expected weather sealing from the GX85, but not for any of the other 10 cameras that lacked it?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 20:56 UTC as 38th comment | 12 replies
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