Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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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
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)

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."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 13:54 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies

This just boggles the mind....

Perhaps bright colored frames around photos will appeal to hipsters? Who knows?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 21:14 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus takes Pen E-PL6 beyond Asia article (76 comments in total)
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chiane: Another slow 14-42 kit zoom. How many does that make?

chiane...

This is the fourth 14-42mm lens from Olympus for M4/3, but the first pancake powerzoom version.

Does it matter that Canon has five versions of their 18-55mm kit lens?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 00:32 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)

Let's see if I understand this....

Nikon "apologizes" for not making the V3 fast enough to meet demand... and this took all of three weeks. But it took Nikon two full years to apologize for dust and oil on the D600 sensor, after denying the problem existed, claiming the camera was "within spec" and blaming their customers for having unreasonable expectations from a $2,000 camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 12:57 UTC as 58th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)

Nikon has accomplished the seemingly impossible.

They are selling a toy camera for the same price as the high end Nikon D7100, and now they have a waiting list and irate customers who have back orders!

You gotta give Nikon a lot of credit for this. I know I am impressed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 00:39 UTC as 103rd comment | 5 replies
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)

Sony has just done a very smart thing, and has demonstrated how competition works to the advantage of all customers. This price drop was strictly a response to the Panasonic FZ1000, which is a very similar camera priced much lower.

I don't believe any price is "over priced" if enough people are willing to buy it at that price. (e.g.....Leica). Notice that Sony didn't drop their price UNTIL they had some real competition.

It is always easier to drop a price than to raise it, so I understand why manufacturers start out by setting a high list price, and then look to see if it sells well at that price.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 20:06 UTC as 48th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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hrt: DxO's analysis of Nikon's 1 cameras have been unimpressive compared to Sony's RX100 series with the same 1 inch sensor.

Likewise, NIKON 1's V Series is much larger and heavier than Sony's RX100 series.

Nikon's Coolpix P7000 series with 1/1.7 inch sensors have constantly been losing to Canon's G series as well as to other brands' high-end compacts.

Who are the target users for Nikon 1's V series, who are people other than those choosing Nikon 1's J series ????

Where is Nikon driving at, when it comes to high-end compacts ????

But are they the same sensor?

True, they both have 1" size sensors, but I think Nikon's are made by someone like Aptina, and of course Sony makes their own sensor.

Sony seems to know how to make sensors since everyone except Canon and Samsung uses their sensors in their cameras. In fact Nikon even uses Sony sensors in their DSLRs. But for the Nikon 1, Nikon designed their own sensor and had it fabricated by Aptina. This might explain why the Sony 1" sensor seems to do a lot better.

Perhaps they might have been better off just using the 1" Sony sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 19:00 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

Everyone has different preferences. The real question is... who is this camera designed for?

This camera is confusing.

It is bigger than it needs to be. So it isn't the best design for a compact carry camera. It is more expensive than some semi-pro DSLRs are, so it isn't a good value. Is this camera worth more than an E-M5 or an X-E2 or a NEX-6? Because it sure costs more.

It uses a cell phone memory card, for some reason that no one can seem to understand. Perhaps they just wanted it to be different?

Having a separate and "optional EVF" might seem like a good idea on paper, but in reality it just creates the need to carry something else around. Something that could be lost, dropped or misplaced. This might be why Olympus has been more successful with their OMD line than their Pen line.

To me, it looks like this camera only makes sense for a Nikon fan who wants a "companion camera" for his Nikon DSLR, and cannot tolerate any other brand name sitting in his camera bag.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 08:39 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Somehow....

Nikon uses a Micro SD card to save weight... and ends up with a camera that:

* weighs a 175 grams more than a Panasonic GM1,
* is larger in every dimension than a Panasonic GM1,
* has a sensor half the size of the one in a Panasonic GM1,
* costs more than a Panasonic GM1.

What was Nikon thinking?

Good point. A camera can be too small.

But if you prefer a "medium size" camera rather than a small one, then why not have the better ergonomics of a normal sized memory card? And since you don't want a really small camera, why settle for a really small sensor?

Fotogeneticist was absolutely right. Nikon has miniaturized everything but the camera. The advantage of using a small sensor is lost when you end up with a bigger camera. It seems like such a shame to give up image quality to build a "medium sized camera" when you could have easily used a larger sensor, as the GM1 demonstrates.

If all you wanted was "more DOF" then there are cameras with even smaller sensors that can do it better.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 08:30 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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Retzius: Dumb dumb camera. Good technology but poorly marketed. Nikon had no idea who they are making these cameras for.

If you are an enthusiast you will want to use the grip and viewfinder. But, if you use the grip you have to remove it every time you want to change the battery and the tripod socket is now off-center. In addition, you can't use a Arca Swiss style plate.

The external EVF actually made the camera more expensive and if you use it now you can't use a flash... Dumb dumb dumb

OTOH, its too expensive for casual shooter or soccer moms when they can get a competent APS-C Dslr for half the price.

Nikon has no idea who they want to sell these cameras to. They are hoping to create a market that won't intrude on their slr sales but it is priced far too high to do that. The fact that they drop in price my 50% a year later doesn't help things much...

dumb dumb dumb

@Studor13

You certainly CAN command high prices if you deliver something that justifies it. Leica proves that every day, even if all they deliver is extremely high build quality and prestige, they are still delivering something.

The Nikon 1 V3 delivers absolutely nothing to justify the pricing.

* Not really great image quality like Fuji
* Not a great lens selection like M4/3
* No prestige or luxury image like Leica
* Not even as small as a Panasonic GM1

So what does it deliver? The Nikon Brand Name on a MILC camera that costs twice as much as better MILC cameras made by other companies. And then they design it with a Micro SD card to add insult to injury.

This camera is an epic fail. It makes you really wonder if Nikon has a real marketing strategy for this market niche, and it explains why their Nikon 1 cameras only sell when the price is cut in half. Because when they do that, they sell pretty well.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 15:07 UTC
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