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 Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (321 comments in total)

Jeff's last line says it all.

I'd rather have a weather sealed K-50 and skip the flashing lights. But since it's a Pentax, we know it will be a pretty fine camera, despite the odd look of it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 22:46 UTC as 137th comment
On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2014) article (41 comments in total)

A really interesting "update"...

1. Canon SL1 - 17 months old
2. Canon T5i - 17 months old
3. Nikon D3300 - 7 months old
4. Nikon D5300 - 10 months old
5. Pentax K-50 - 14 months old
5. Sony SLT-A58 - 18 months old

It's like a trip to a museum to see the dinosaurs.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 20:57 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
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Marty4650: Now that the matter is settled, shouldn't we be paying bananas to that monkey for royalties?

Wye.... you probably should know that 167 of those 192 nations have ratified the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.

So, you are only correct if you are thinking of a handful of nations in Africa and Asia. This isn't a question of "obeisance to US law" but a question of honoring international treaties.

Stu..... the UK is one of those nations that has ratified the agreement as well.

Read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne_Convention_for_the_Protection_of_Literary_and_Artistic_Works

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 11:03 UTC

Now that the matter is settled, shouldn't we be paying bananas to that monkey for royalties?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 08:46 UTC as 89th comment | 4 replies
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onlooker: I wish Canon, Nikon, or Pentax would make a rangefinder like this, with lenses to go with it. Then mere mortals could buy it.

I am not sure where the hatred for the M comes from. It's a fabulous, simple camera, with fabulous, simple lenses. I can't afford them, but it doesn't make them bad.

@ onlooker....

True... but how many people would buy them?

There was a good reason that rangefinders fell out of favor when the SLR became popular.There just isn't very much demand for rangefinder cameras today, and Leica really has that niche nailed down.

Don't assume that the Leica customers would start buying cheaper Nikon or Canon rangefinders just to save money. A great deal of the appeal of Leica has to do with exclusivity and luxury brand identification.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 03:40 UTC
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (379 comments in total)

Look at the bright side. No oil or dust was involved in this recall.

This sounds like a very minor issue that only affects a small number of cameras, and Nikon will fix them all for free. I suppose Nikon learned their lesson from the D600 fiasco. I'm sure no one at Nikon wants to go through that again.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 21:01 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (590 comments in total)
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Robert Eckerlin: Yes, I too will not buy a camera without View Finder.

And as long, as the quality (among other the brightness and colors) of the image shown in the EVF does not get comparable to the quality of the images shown in reasonable Optical viewfinders: I will also not buy a camera without OVF. The pleasure of looking via VF at the photo that i will soot is an extremely important part of my overall pleasure of taking photographies.

Can I please ask experts: why is the quality of the image shown in EVF not comparable to the quality of the image shown in "reasonble" optical viewfinders (e,g. the OVF of the NIKON D5000)? Is it really impossible to build at a reasonable price cameras having EVFs with pleasant image quality?

And why does Dpreview not rate or comment the quality of the Images shown in EVFs? I would appreciate very much to read such comments, in order to motivate me from time to time to take a look at new camera having (according dpreview) EVFs with an excellent image quality.

Most EVF cameras have eye sensors to turn the touch screen off when you are looking through the EVF. This isn't an oversight, it is smart design. There is nothing awkward about it.

Seriously... why would ANYONE want to use the EVF and the touch screen at the same time?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 13:26 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (590 comments in total)

This is an interesting camera.

For exactly $100 less than an A6000, you can buy an A5100 and lose your EVF, lose your hot shoe, have a continuious shooting rate half as fast, and end up with a less powerful flash. But at least you would pick up a touch LCD screen.

Who would give up all that to save $100?

Sony already has the A3000 for the budget customer, and it represents an incredible value.

Unless the A5100 is deeply discounted, it should help sell a lot more A6000s. There is simply too much missing for the $100 savings.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 13:19 UTC as 103rd comment | 6 replies
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: I think I get a new tripod first.

You could probably get a pickup truck with a fifth wheel in the bed to transport your lens around.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 23:09 UTC
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Jimmy jang Boo: Interesting comparison. What's next, Pentax Q vs Phase One?

Don't be ridiculous. That comparison makes no sense.

What we need is a Diana Lomo F vs Lytro Illum vs Motrola Droid smartphone comparison test.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 21:16 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: No matter what we do its for sure that film will die a slow death...........its like buying a 78 rpm record.......

It's more like hiring someone to make a 78 rpm record for you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 13:11 UTC
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Mike FL: If no any manufacturer makes movie film, Hollywood studios are still make movies. No?

Yes, they will eventually have to adjust to shooting movies with digital cameras. Even if they negotiate this deal now, the day will eventually come when they may not have the option of paying someone an exorbitant sum to manufacture movie film.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 13:09 UTC
On Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 sample gallery article (99 comments in total)

It's actually a very good price.

The Canon 10-18mmm STM lens costs $299. Compare it to some other wide angle zoom lenses....

The Sigma 10-20mm lens costs........ $399
The Samsung NX 12-24mm costs...... $458
The Pentax Q 4-6mm lens costs....... $485
The Nikon 1 6.7-13mm lens costs...... $498
The Pentax DA 10-17mm lens costs... $547
The Olympus 9-18mm lens costs....... $599
The Sony A mount 11-18mm costs.... $798
The Sony E mount 10-18mm cost... .. $848
The Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 costs....... $910
The Fuji X 10-24mm f/4 costs........... $999

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 20:44 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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NDT0001: Man, whats canon doing releasing this stuff? Why don't they focus their efforts on producing products people want. In case no ones noticed they are getting creamed in the stills field by Fujifilm and Olympus , and creamed in the DSLR video field by Panasonic GH4, and Sigma now showing them how its done in high quality primes. Im very close to dumping my whole 5Dmk3 kit and 6 lenses for the above mentioned brands.

Why?

Because there is no smartphone with a 30X or 42X optical zoom, and there never will be one. And you can't even crop your way to that sort of image magnification.

Take a look at all the new cameras this year. Most are ILCs, Superzooms or Rugged cameras. Things smartphones can't do.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 07:52 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (165 comments in total)

Ricoh clearly lacks the vision needed to cash in on commemorative editions.

They bundle a $1,000 camera with a $215 battery grip, and two Pentax batteries worth another $100, and then give the whole package a stunning finish. Then they sell this gorgeous $1,315 bundle for only $1,399!

That's right. A lousy $84 more than an off the shelf regular version.

Hassleblad would have given it an exotic wood grip, named it "The Constellation Edition" and sold it for $9,000.

Leica would have sold this for $20,000, or roughly a $10,000 premium over their usual price, and had a waiting list for it.

But Ricoh only tacks on 84 bucks!

(Seriously, this is a great deal. If I was in the market for a K3, I'd order one of these special editions immediately.)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 02:01 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2302 comments in total)

If someone tried to give me this camera as a gift, I would take it.

Then I would put it on ebay, and sell it for $1,850, since it is currently out of stock at Amazon. Then, I would use the part of the money to buy an Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens, and put the other thousand dollars in my pocket.

I would send a nice thank you note to the kind person who gave me that gift.

And Barney would take the camera too, if it wasn't for Simon's rule about accepting gifts from camera companies. In fact, I'd guess that Barney's own sense of integrity would prevent him from taking it without a rule forbidding it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 21:08 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)

Someday.... all these drones will form a union.... and demand actual wages.

And when that happens we will be so dependent on them, that we will give them anything they want, so we can stay planted in our lazy boy recliners, while they do all the real work.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 03:09 UTC as 7th comment
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)
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Marty4650: In the future, one drone will take a photo, of another drone acting as the model, while a third drone hovers around with the lights.

You can file this nonsense under "we did it to prove it could be done, and we think it is very cool."

And the sixth posts it on Dpreview... who now has more drones than people as website memebers.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 03:05 UTC
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (120 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: I'm still very skeptical about drones in general, but I have co concede it expands photographic possibilities. What this needs is better image quality, though.

There is nothing preventing anyone from mounting a Canon 1Dx to a drone large enough to lift the weight, if outstanding image quality is required.

Right now, people are all jazzed up over the novelty of getting a fresh perspective. In time, the novelty will fade, and they will start asking for photos with better technical quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 19:59 UTC
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)

It is just a matter of time before someone starts a "Drone Equivalency" thread.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 21:30 UTC as 21st comment
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