Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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Thorgrem: So at the end of this year we will have in the pro line of Olympus lenses:

Zooms:
7-14 f/2.8
12-40 f/2.8
40-150 f/2.8

Primes:
8mm f/1.8
300mm f/4

Very nice Olympus, keep it going but don't forget the Premium line. A new m4/3 12-60 f/2.8-4.0 would be awesome.

Will the 8mm f/1,8 be a PRO lens?

I hope it will, so it will be weather sealed.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 16:21 UTC

If this can be made to work handheld, with much faster shutter speeds, then it will be great for street shooters. Imagine the cropping they can do with a 40 MP file! You can leave the medium telephoto lens at home.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 16:15 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies
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Glen Barrington: Well it certainly makes the whole concept more usable overall, and that's a good thing! If they can get it to 1/125th or 1/250th of a second, that would make it even better!

I suspect this will be one of those technologies that will take years for the camera buying public to come to appreciate. But getting the speed up and making the tech tiny enough to cram into a phone camera would hasten that day!

The future of the 'serious enthusiasts' camera is inextricably linked to the personal communications technology as defined by the smartphone. (note: I am NOT saying we will all be using phone cameras! Don't go there!)

Glen, the market is diverging in two opposite directions. Down to "good enough" (cell phones) and up to "something really special" (enthusiast cameras.)

Features like high resolution from a normal resolution camera are steps in the right direction for Olympus. I bet other manufacturers are working on something similar too.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 16:12 UTC

Well, he's right about one thing. No one buys into a small and light system, then wants to carry a tripod around with them.

Once they get the High Resolution mode to work handheld, then they really have undermined one of the main reasons for buying a FF camera. You will be able to get high resolution results with the same little camera you carry around with you every day.

In the meantime, the EM5 II is still a very desirable camera, because it does some things my EM5 cannot do.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 16:09 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies

Except for that 28mm prime, those are some really big lenses!

They probably are pretty good lenses, but it defeats the purpose of buying the "smallest FF body" when you need to attach a big honking lens to it.

Of course, everything is relative. I'd say these kits are still a lot more compact than any Nikon D810 with similar lenses....

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 23:12 UTC as 27th comment | 10 replies
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ThatCamFan: Sadly it's noise is still going to be far higher than in Canon & Nikon + Sony, wish it weren't so but they always are more behind than even Canon and that's saying something.

Pentax has always had a knack for getting better performance out of a Sony sensor than Sony can. If this camera follows suit, then the image quality will be really impressive.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 05:19 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810A (65 comments in total)
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jojo 53: As it’s specialised and Nikon say it’s not suitable for general photography, you have to wonder why it has a built in flash?

Perhaps the built in flash has a really high guide number... and can reach Jupiter?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 21:21 UTC

It will probably be a great camera, but it sure is an ugly beast!

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 20:00 UTC as 73rd comment | 2 replies
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Steve in GA: I’ve never really understood the fascination with the mirrorless concept. Other than offering a smaller body size than a DSLR with a comparable sensor, what advantages does mirrorless offer?

On the other hand, there seem to be a lot of mirrorless disadvantages when compared to DSLRs. For example,

a) DSLR technology is mature. It works, and it works well for almost any conceivable photographic need. Can mirrorless improve on this?

b) The existing catalog of lenses available for major brand DSLR’s is enormous. What can mirrorless possibly offer to compete with the hundreds of, e.g., Canon and Nikon lenses available for APS-C and full-frame DSLRs?

To me, a fairly advanced amateur who used to do pro wedding work back in film days, mirrorless seems like the answer to a question that no one asked.

Steve.... if you tried one, you might find out why so many people like using them.

Right now, MILC cameras sell about as well as DSLRs did ten years ago, and have caputured 8% of the overall camera market. Over 3 million people a year are buying MILC cameras.

For every 3 DSLRs sold, someone buys a MILC camera.

This is too big of a market for a major manufacturer to ignore. More people buy MILC cameras than buy waterproof compacts, superzoom cameras, or and even "full frame DSLRs." Yet Canon keeps competing in those areas.

So even if the overall market is shrinking, the smart companies should figure out a way to make these, and to make them profitably.

The last part "profitability" may be the most important reason that Canon and Nikon are reluctant to go all in. The MILC makers really had no choice, having failed at selling their own DSLRS or rebadging other people's DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 16:48 UTC
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Marty4650: Damien,

I think you are absolutely right. The folks at Olympus, Fuji, Sony, Panasonic and Samsung all made a deep sigh of relief then they discovered that the Canon M3 was just another half hearted attempt for Cannon to have a "presence" in the MILC market.

Of course, it is pretty hard for Canon NOT to have a presence when they command around a 50% market share in the overall market. There are bound to be some Canon users who want a MILC camera, so Cannon has given them one. However not selling their new camera in North America, or not making the EOS adapter easy to find doesn't help that cause.

Canon has foolishly put all their chips on DSLRS, when they should have been putting chips on both. Because both DSLR and MILC cameras will be around for a very long time. It really is baffling as to why Canon isn't aggressive in both markets.

Check this out....

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51755204

A poll conducted a year and a half ago shows that 63% of M4/3 users came from "Canon and Nikon DSLRs."

Odds are, those folks might have preferred buying a Canon or Nikon MILC camera, but couldn't find anything that suited them.

Canon may not be competing with Sony E, M4/3 and Fuji X, but those three are sure competing with Canon. And taking some of their customers from them.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 15:04 UTC
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D1N0: Canon didn't want to cannibalize their dslr sales. Now other companies are eating into that they get more serious about mirrorless. They'll have to launch more models though.

Well... if you don't compete against your own products, then someone else will.

Cannon seems to understand that concept when it comes to DSLRs, by offering around five different APSC based DSLRs. Something for everyone.

But they may not get it when it comes to MILC cameras. The vast majority of MILC camera users DID NOT come from Olympus, Panasonic, Fuji, or Samsung customers. They were mostly Canon and Nikon customers!

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 14:32 UTC

Damien,

I think you are absolutely right. The folks at Olympus, Fuji, Sony, Panasonic and Samsung all made a deep sigh of relief then they discovered that the Canon M3 was just another half hearted attempt for Cannon to have a "presence" in the MILC market.

Of course, it is pretty hard for Canon NOT to have a presence when they command around a 50% market share in the overall market. There are bound to be some Canon users who want a MILC camera, so Cannon has given them one. However not selling their new camera in North America, or not making the EOS adapter easy to find doesn't help that cause.

Canon has foolishly put all their chips on DSLRS, when they should have been putting chips on both. Because both DSLR and MILC cameras will be around for a very long time. It really is baffling as to why Canon isn't aggressive in both markets.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 14:24 UTC as 283rd comment | 5 replies
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RichRMA: Drone restrictions of the strongest kind are already being implemented in various cities in N. America. Pretty soon, you'll be restricted to flying your drone only in areas (large parks) now used by gas-engined toy plane flyers.

Eventually, drone use will be restricted to only Amazon delivering orders, and Dominoes delivering pizzas.

Money talks.... everything else walks.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 12:20 UTC
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MFiftysomething: Pentax Ricoh: just seem like a company with no real ambition the should bring out a mirror less camera and move on from their ball and chain legacy

You know... Ricoh could make a nice MILC system.

But they tried twice (actually three times if you count the GXR), and failed pretty spectacularly. And the MILC market is pretty well saturated by now with Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and Samsung pumping out some pretty nice cameras and lenses.

So maybe Ricoh is smart by doing what they do best, and letting everyone else compete for another one percent of an already small pie.

Ricoh (Pentax) knows how to make great DSLRs at very reasonable prices. I hope they keep doing it forever.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 11:18 UTC
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Marty4650: A NEW RECORD for Dpreview!

A new camera has been listed and two hours have passed an no one has clicked "I had it" yet!

Looks like I spoke too soon.

TWO people bought this camera, used it, didn't like it, and got rid of it in the past 58 minutes!

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 01:37 UTC
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steelhead3: I like the Mexican low rider look with the glow under the chassis.

I agree with marc.

The low rider look is really something special.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 01:11 UTC

A NEW RECORD for Dpreview!

A new camera has been listed and two hours have passed an no one has clicked "I had it" yet!

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 00:12 UTC as 62nd comment | 4 replies

Finally, Pentax snaps back to it's senses!

This will be a very desirable DSLR at a very good price. And nothing that an adult would be ashamed to be seen with!

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 23:43 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (598 comments in total)
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disraeli demon: Given how all the key mirrorless players have either completely abandoned SLR production (Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung) or let it be eclipsed by their mirrorless offering (Sony), I can see why Canon would be extremely nervous about introducing a mirrorless line. As successful SLR manufacturers, they and Nikon face a dilemma that Olympus and Panasonic certainly didn't. They also don't have the deep pockets of an electronics giant like Sony, who can just keep trying new stuff till something sticks.

The Eos M saga, though, really does verge on the ridiculous; it's like watching someone getting into a really cold swimming pool, stuck halfway, neither willing to get out nor quite able to face the shock of going all the way in.

Look what happened when Blackberry refused to "cannibalize" their own products by introducing models with large touch screens and without physical keypads?

Yes, they didn't cannibalize their own sales, but everyone else did.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (598 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I hate that Canon found a way to screw Richard Franiec out of selling more aftermarket grips.

Richard sold a boat load of grips for the Canon EOS M, the powershot S90 and S95, and the G7/G9/G7X cameras. Don't they realize that they are taking food out of the mouths of Richard's children!

True, but Cannon has closed the door on that opportunity by putting a very nice grip on this new camera.

Richard won't make a cent selling grips for a camera that already has one.

I don't own a Canon camera either, I just feel bad for Richard. But he will probably invent some other accessories that camera makers forgot to include, and continue to thrive. At least I hope he does!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:52 UTC
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