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 Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (159 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 (159 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 (159 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 (159 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 32nd 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 (1084 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 (214 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 (214 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 (52 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 (214 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 40th comment | 12 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (114 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 (114 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 (114 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 (114 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 (114 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 21st comment | 6 replies
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