Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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Those are the best quality photos I have ever seen coming from a smartphone.

Of course, the real question is.... how many smartphone users want, need, or are willing to pay for better quality photos? Over one billion smartphones were sold last year, and very few of them were purchased to take high quality photos.

You really don't need image quality this good for facebook posts or email attachments. So will these users pay a very high premium price to get better photos?

My guess is.... no.

Nice exercise in proving it can be done, but I think Apple and Samsung are safe.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 23:52 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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Zoron: Time to come up with a new body and new organs.

Precisely what is wrong with the current sensor, that could be fixed with a new one? Will a new sensor fix the problem of lack of Adobe support? Or will it fix the alleged problems with false details and false colors?

Do you really need a new sensor? Or is this just "more MP is better" talk? If you prefer a Bayer sensor, then there is always the X-A1 and X-A2 models. If you just want more resolution, then the Sony A7R might be the camera for you.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
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Marty4650: I really do believe that most people who believe "the cops are always wrong" will be shocked at the outcome here.

These bodycams will MOSTLY vindicate the police, and prove the suspects were lying about brutality or improper conduct. Of course, in a few cases they will support the suspects version. But the real incidence of police brutality may be much smaller than the police haters think it is.

@ ozgoldman

Yes, that was a horrible crime. And you will find others. You will find them everywhere in the world. If you look at this thread there were instances in Slovakia and Spain as well.

But the fact that there are a few abusive police officers doesn't justify this mass hysteria and media created "crisis." In every profession there are some bad apples, and police are not exempt from this.

Sensible people put things into context. And the facts are clear. There are 320 million Americans, and exactly 22 unarmed civilians were killed by police officers. Of those 11 were people of color.

And a portion of that 22 was very likely unjustified. Perhaps even all of them. Those were murders and they were wrong. The killers should be punished. But don't fool yourself into thinking that this misconduct is typical or common for the 1,100,000 police officers in the USA.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 01:38 UTC
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Marty4650: I really do believe that most people who believe "the cops are always wrong" will be shocked at the outcome here.

These bodycams will MOSTLY vindicate the police, and prove the suspects were lying about brutality or improper conduct. Of course, in a few cases they will support the suspects version. But the real incidence of police brutality may be much smaller than the police haters think it is.

Edgar.....

Give it up. You are wasting reason and logic on a man who has a history with the police and is already convinced that they are "all bad" and nothing you can say will change the way he feels.

Whether the police actually "harassed him" or not is irrelevant at this point. Because that one encounter with one police officer left a bad taste in his mouth.

So he know claims to be an expert on "all police, everywhere on earth." You cannot change this. No one can. He will go to his grave believing all police officers are inherently corrupt and brutal, because of his own anecdotal experience.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 15:44 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1165 comments in total)

Let's see...... outstanding camera, two new outstanding lenses, every feature you might ever want, price isn't unreasonable for what it delivers.... looks like Samsung has raised the bar.

A well deserved gold rating.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 00:17 UTC as 208th comment
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Marty4650: I really do believe that most people who believe "the cops are always wrong" will be shocked at the outcome here.

These bodycams will MOSTLY vindicate the police, and prove the suspects were lying about brutality or improper conduct. Of course, in a few cases they will support the suspects version. But the real incidence of police brutality may be much smaller than the police haters think it is.

@ Edgar

What you and I experienced doesn't count. What really counts is what ill informed foreigners think counts. They know what really happens here. We don't know, because we "have blinders on."

They know, because someone told them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 02:11 UTC
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Marty4650: I really do believe that most people who believe "the cops are always wrong" will be shocked at the outcome here.

These bodycams will MOSTLY vindicate the police, and prove the suspects were lying about brutality or improper conduct. Of course, in a few cases they will support the suspects version. But the real incidence of police brutality may be much smaller than the police haters think it is.

RStyga...

I was having some fun with you since you identified yourself as Australian in your profile, then denied you were one.

And, I doubt you actually read my post. If you did, you certainly didn't comprehend it. Is English your native language?

I clearly stated that these instances are rare, while you seem to be implying they aren't rare at all. You play the stereotype game by saying the police in the USA are out of control. And implying they have no regard for doing their job properly.

Did you fail to see the post above about a police shooting in Slovakia? Last I heard, that was in Europe and not in the USA. These things can happen ANYWHERE, but people like you seem to believe they are a "real problem in the USA" and nowhere else.

Exactly 21 unarmed civilians were shot by police last year in the USA. A nation of 320 million people. You are outraged by this. But are you also outraged by over 6,000 black people shot and killed by "other black people" in the same year?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 02:08 UTC
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Marty4650: I really do believe that most people who believe "the cops are always wrong" will be shocked at the outcome here.

These bodycams will MOSTLY vindicate the police, and prove the suspects were lying about brutality or improper conduct. Of course, in a few cases they will support the suspects version. But the real incidence of police brutality may be much smaller than the police haters think it is.

You folks need to be sensible, I know this is asking for a lot, but try it.

There are literally MILLIONS of police officers. If a very tiny percentage of them are abusive then you have thousands of anecdotal cases you can "read about."

I am NOT denying that this sometimes happens. What I am saying is this isn't the norm, as stated by all these hysterical Australians. If you read the comments here you might think the USA was a third world nation in central Africa run by warlords and corrupt police.

Why can't you apply perspective and context? Why must you always assume that isolated and rare instances are "very common?"

Every group of "millions" has bad apples. It is just plain foolish to assume that most police officers are abusive.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 12:54 UTC
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Marty4650: I really do believe that most people who believe "the cops are always wrong" will be shocked at the outcome here.

These bodycams will MOSTLY vindicate the police, and prove the suspects were lying about brutality or improper conduct. Of course, in a few cases they will support the suspects version. But the real incidence of police brutality may be much smaller than the police haters think it is.

I wasn't taking a wild guess, I was going by what you put in your profile. Perhaps you might want to revise your profile.

It says "Lives in Australia" with an Australian flag next to it.

What do you suppose people will suppose when you claim to be Australian then deny it later?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 04:00 UTC
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Marty4650: I really do believe that most people who believe "the cops are always wrong" will be shocked at the outcome here.

These bodycams will MOSTLY vindicate the police, and prove the suspects were lying about brutality or improper conduct. Of course, in a few cases they will support the suspects version. But the real incidence of police brutality may be much smaller than the police haters think it is.

Well, I suppose you folks in Australia know what really happens here in America.

I just have lived here for 66 years and have never actually wittnessed any police misconduct. I'm not saying it never happens, just that the actual incidence might be a lot lower than you "well informed" Aussies imagine it to be.

It just shows you what the "typical Australian citizen-style mentality" is. You just read something you want to believe, and then believe it, while ignoring the experiences of people who are actually there.

But the proof will be in the pudding. I predict these body cameras will do a lot more to vindicate police officers of false charges, than to convict them of wrong doing. We will see who is right.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 01:52 UTC

I really do believe that most people who believe "the cops are always wrong" will be shocked at the outcome here.

These bodycams will MOSTLY vindicate the police, and prove the suspects were lying about brutality or improper conduct. Of course, in a few cases they will support the suspects version. But the real incidence of police brutality may be much smaller than the police haters think it is.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 21:57 UTC as 16th comment | 124 replies
On Sony sells half of its Olympus stake article (90 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Smart investment. They sold half of the stake they owned and made a $390 million capital gain on it. Which means they made the same gain on the other half they still have.

Sony made a potential $780 million profit on this brief investment. Which is probably the best investment they have made in a long time.

OK, lets review the math.

They bought 10% for Y50B, then sold half of it to JP Morgan for Y46B, meaning they got back almost everything they spent and still own 5% of Olympus!

This sounds like a pretty good investment to me. And this happened in LESS than three years! I wish I could manage my own portfolio so well.

The point you are missing is that Sony still owns 5% of Olympus, and has only spent Y4B to get that 5% after selling off the other 5%,

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 21:52 UTC
On Sony sells half of its Olympus stake article (90 comments in total)

Smart investment. They sold half of the stake they owned and made a $390 million capital gain on it. Which means they made the same gain on the other half they still have.

Sony made a potential $780 million profit on this brief investment. Which is probably the best investment they have made in a long time.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:27 UTC as 16th comment | 9 replies
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (136 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Very clever April Fools Day story.

I appreciate your editorial sense of humor!

Thanks!

I think Allison went well above the call of duty in breaking her arm for the article. She deserves a raise, or something.

At the very least, she should get an Amazon "Employee of the Month" parking spot.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 18:52 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (136 comments in total)

Very clever April Fools Day story.

I appreciate your editorial sense of humor!

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 17:37 UTC as 76th comment | 4 replies
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MikeFairbanks: I currently use Smugmug, but am paying roughly five bucks a month for unlimited jpeg storage. However, I only have about 50gb stored there. I might go to a self-storage with backup situation to avoid paying.

And Flickr will give you 1 TB of storage for free!

That's an awful lot of photos....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 16:39 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (380 comments in total)
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ecube: Why would I buy a D610 when D750 is a much better camera. Why is this 610 being compared to a Canon EOS 6D, D800 and not the D750. I smell 7 day-old uncooked fish.

The D610 as announced in Oct 2013, and then reviewed by Dpreview in March 2014, five months later.

By Dpreview standards, five months is considered a "speedy review" and is considerably more timely than most of the reviews they do. So it really wasn't old news when it was first published.

Perhaps you found this article in the "latest news section" of this website, in which case you would be correct. This is very old news and shouldn't be a featured story.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 15:54 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (380 comments in total)
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ecube: Why would I buy a D610 when D750 is a much better camera. Why is this 610 being compared to a Canon EOS 6D, D800 and not the D750. I smell 7 day-old uncooked fish.

Perhaps because this article was written in March 2014 and the Nikon D750 wan't announced until seven months later in Sept 2014? It is difficult to compare a camera to one that doesn't exist.

I smell something entirely different.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 11:05 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (320 comments in total)
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Tilted Plane: Weird, but it seems ugly to me! But the point is good--some of us want our cameras to look great, too. Yes! Maybe you need a poll/contest for "The camera that takes the best picture"--meaning of course, from the outside.

Taste is always subjective, but for many of us this little camera is stunning. It evokes the Leica CL to me, but I still wouldn't buy one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 14:16 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (320 comments in total)

I think Fuji's timing is way off.

This would have been a great camera 4 years ago, but today it gets badly outclassed by the Sony RX100 or Panasonic LX100 cameras. For the same $600 you could get a very nice Panasonic GM1 with a very nice compact lens. Still, the X30 is beautiful, and is cheaper than the better alternatives.

However, it should thrill anyone who is happy with cell phone results. So there might be a market for it. But I really think the ship has sailed for high end compacts with smaller sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 14:12 UTC as 64th comment | 5 replies
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