Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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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
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (110 comments in total)
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Dabbler: Why not review the RX10III? It has many improvements over the RX10II, unless you're trying to save money I would buy the better newer product.

It looks like the RX10 III was listed but not reviewed as a placeholder. Perhaps they couldn't get a copy to review in time for the review, But they might be planning to eventually add it in when they do get a copy.

And that makes sense, since it really does belong in this group.

What doesn't make sense was why another placeholder wasn't added for the Nikon DL 24-500, which surely belongs in this group too.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 12:42 UTC
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ThatCamFan: In short: Very pro apple, and also Google Glass? Its the one product everyone HATES and nobody bought. A waffle maker was more of a game changer.

The Chia Pet was more influential than Google Glass.

At least so far....

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 20:20 UTC
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DotCom Editor: According to the list, five the top 100 gadgets of all time are video game consoles or handhelds. No doubt this list was compiled by a bunch of pimply faced males with no social lives or skills whatsoever.

I agree, this list was obviously compiled by a millenial who was smart enough to do some research.

The emphasis is too heavily on video games and smartphones, while completely overlooking gadgets that really did revolutionize our culture.

Things like air conditioners and refrigerators have had a much more profound impact on us than anything ever created by Nintendo.

It is mind boggling that the Sony Walkman is ranked higher than the personal computer! Were it not for the personal computer there would be no video games or smart phones.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 17:13 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (110 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: I wonder in how many more roundups the Pana TZ100 would show up.

Yes, that would be extremely off topic!

:)

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 18:45 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (110 comments in total)
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ShootFilmNotMegaPixels: What about Leica Vlux 4+ Nikon N900?

The Leica V-Lux-4 is a 2012 Panasonic FZ200 with a red dot. The Nikon P900 was released in March 2015. Both cameras have 1/2.3" sensors.

Neither one makes the cut for a "2016 Roundup."

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 09:56 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (110 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I think there is some confusion as to what a "long zoom camera" is. If the 8.3X and 10X zooms belong in this group, then maybe the 25X zooms need to be in another group.

I realize 8.3X was once considered "long zoom" but that was back in 2004. Today, long zoom means "30X, 40X, 50X and more."

DPR has assembled a group of 5 SLR styled "bridge cameras" and 1 compact travel zoom camera of various zoom ratios, and called them "long zoom camera." The only things they really have in common is they have sensors 1.0 inch or larger, and they all "cost a lot."

@ Jeff..... just last week you gave is an "Enthusiast Compact Camera Roundup" in which the word "enthusiast" wasn't code for a 1" sensor.

Two of the cameras in the roundup had 2/3" sensors.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 07:45 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (110 comments in total)

I think there is some confusion as to what a "long zoom camera" is. If the 8.3X and 10X zooms belong in this group, then maybe the 25X zooms need to be in another group.

I realize 8.3X was once considered "long zoom" but that was back in 2004. Today, long zoom means "30X, 40X, 50X and more."

DPR has assembled a group of 5 SLR styled "bridge cameras" and 1 compact travel zoom camera of various zoom ratios, and called them "long zoom camera." The only things they really have in common is they have sensors 1.0 inch or larger, and they all "cost a lot."

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 22:35 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (110 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: I wonder in how many more roundups the Pana TZ100 would show up.

At the very least we will see the TZ100 again in the 2016 Travel Zoo Roundup.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 22:27 UTC
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Marty4650: HOLY COW! I just saved $6,000!

I just discovered I can turn off the LCD screen of my Olympus EM5! All it takes is pushing that small button on the right side of the EVF housing. Push the button again, and the LCD screen comes back on!

This means I just saved $6,000, that I could use to buy a $2,500 300mm f/4.0 PRO lens, a $1,300 42.5mm f/1.2 lens, and still get a brand new Panasonic GX8 for the remaining $1,200!

Life is good! :)

I suppose when you put it that way, then I only saved $800.

Because the Leica M-D costs $800 more than a Leica M, and the only difference between them is the M-D lacks a rear LCD screen.

The single feature that makes the Leica M-D cost more is that it does less. When I turn off the LCD screen on my EM5, it also does less.

I really preferred thinking I saved all $6,000, but you are right. I only saved the difference between the camera with and without an LCD screen. Thanks for raining on my parade!

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 14:36 UTC
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Marty4650: HOLY COW! I just saved $6,000!

I just discovered I can turn off the LCD screen of my Olympus EM5! All it takes is pushing that small button on the right side of the EVF housing. Push the button again, and the LCD screen comes back on!

This means I just saved $6,000, that I could use to buy a $2,500 300mm f/4.0 PRO lens, a $1,300 42.5mm f/1.2 lens, and still get a brand new Panasonic GX8 for the remaining $1,200!

Life is good! :)

No.... I just heard that a camera that gives me the joy of not having a LCD to distract me from "pure photography" is worth $6,000. And the camera I already own can do this, with the simple push of a button!

So, I saved $6,000!

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 00:27 UTC

HOLY COW! I just saved $6,000!

I just discovered I can turn off the LCD screen of my Olympus EM5! All it takes is pushing that small button on the right side of the EVF housing. Push the button again, and the LCD screen comes back on!

This means I just saved $6,000, that I could use to buy a $2,500 300mm f/4.0 PRO lens, a $1,300 42.5mm f/1.2 lens, and still get a brand new Panasonic GX8 for the remaining $1,200!

Life is good! :)

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 17:58 UTC as 60th comment | 12 replies
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Marty4650: If Samsung had tried this.... they would still be selling cameras today. It's a real pity they never learned to innovate like Leica does. :)

Sometimes.... sarcasm is wasted.

This was one of those times.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (277 comments in total)
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Alhazen: With all the camera comparison tools on the site, why not add an equivalent aperture comparison tool? I mean, the equivalent aperture charts that show up in reviews are nice and all, but it would be much much handier to be able to choose which cameras show up in the chart, rather than needing to look at one of 9 lines in this chart and try to compare to one of another half dozen lines in another chart that doesn't have the same axis scaling.

Jeff... it shouldn't be a big problem. You will just need to take around 1200 additional test shots! ;)

And while we are at it... how about adding "shots taken with different lenses" too?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 19:17 UTC

If Samsung had tried this.... they would still be selling cameras today. It's a real pity they never learned to innovate like Leica does. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 19:08 UTC as 99th comment | 3 replies
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Marty4650: Next new Leica breakthrough.... a pinhole camera with absolutely no other features.

Ideal for the absolute minimalist photographer. No autofocus, no auto exposure, no stinking art filters, it doesn't even need a lens!

This camera takes you right back to basics, for only $6,000. And that price includes a really nice leather strap.

@ Hive Mind....

Lets be honest. We haven't this much fun since the Hasselblad Lunar. The Lunar still holds the Dpreview Comedy Crown, even though this new Leica is making a run at it.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 12:08 UTC

The real irony here is that if anyone at Leica is reading these comments.... they won't get the humor.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 09:28 UTC as 150th comment | 1 reply

Next new Leica breakthrough.... a pinhole camera with absolutely no other features.

Ideal for the absolute minimalist photographer. No autofocus, no auto exposure, no stinking art filters, it doesn't even need a lens!

This camera takes you right back to basics, for only $6,000. And that price includes a really nice leather strap.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:24 UTC as 199th comment | 6 replies
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new boyz: I want film camera with back LCD... I think it's doable, with a small camera to take picture of the image projected on the ground glass before the mirror closes for exposure.

This has already been done before.

The Kodak Advantix Preview was a film camera that had an LCD on the back.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418B6QVRHKL.jpg

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:18 UTC
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