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 Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)

Of course, the really big news here is "new sensor" and not "top panel LCD" or "electronic leveler."

We will have to wait for actual reviews to find out more about that sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 09:09 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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ozturert: If only these lower level cameras had AF microadjustment... Pentax K500 has it. Even 60D did not have it (and 50D had had).

Yes, Canon has used the same sensor in 7D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 100D and EOSM, but so have the others:

16MP APSC: Nikon D7000, Nikon D5100, Pentax K5, Pentax K5II, Pentax K5IIs, Pentax K-01, Pentax K30, Pentax K500, Pentax K50, Sony NEX5n, Sony NEX3n, Sony NEXF3, Sony NEX5r, Sony NEX5t, Sony NEX6, Sony A35, Sony A55, Ricoh GR, Nikon Coolpix A, Some Leicas etc.. (Missed any?)

24MP APSC: Nikon D3200, Nikon D3300, Nikon D5200, Nikon D5300, Nikon D5500, Sony NEX7, Sony A5100, Sony A6000, Sony A65, Sony A77, Sony A77II, Pentax K3.
Some removed AA filter, some added phase-detection pixels, some tweaked it but these are basically the same sensors.

What the heck is "AF microadjustment?"

Wait... I think I remember. Something to with cameras with mirrors....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 09:07 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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matthew saville: Nikon finds themselves in a similar situation, with the D3300 and D5300/5500. The D5300 / 5500 buyers probably should just get a D7100/7200 if they're super serious about photography, and the ones who THOUGHT they weren't serious enough about photography to buy any more than the D3300, will eventually regret not getting a D5300/5500.

In short, the bottom-of-the-barrel camera is only there to entice, it's really not a camera that anyone serious enough to actually buy an ILC system would be OK with in the long run.

IMO Canon and Nikon could both benefit from just consolidating this "baseline" DSLR lineup to one model, charge as little as they can for it, and put the rest of their energy into working harder on a MILC system...

The "bottom end" of the DSLR market may not be something anyone on this website might want.... but both Canon and Nikon sell an awful lot of them to novices at big box stores like Walmart and Target.

The "bottom end" for you is the "high end" for those stores.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 09:05 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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Don051348: Specs aside, I think Canon should can the "Rebel" brand name and just go with the 750/760 name globally. I equate the "Rebel" brand name with a cheaper, inferior, entry level product. 750D/760D IMO evokes a more upscale "professional" product. Just my opinion...

I think "Hello Kitty" branding would have been perfect.
At least in the Japanese market.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 09:01 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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mahonj: It is about giving as many options at as many price points as possible for the minimum amount of extra engineering.
The innovation is the 24 Mpix sensor, which is available in 2 different bodies at prices $100 apart.
You don't have to get angry about it, just buy the one which best suits your budget.

Yes Donnie....

Everyone "wants a digital rebel, but they just can't afford it!"

Enjoy your trip to the shoe store at the mall with your wallet, your girlfriend, and her two kids!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 08:55 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Fujifilm shows prototype roadmap lenses article (76 comments in total)

I wonder if Nikon and Canon are paying attention?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 16:29 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
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SeeRoy: "Despite being very small indeed, the E-M5 is peppered with physical control points. In fact, in our initial testing, we're equivocal about this. On the one hand, physical control is great, but depending on how you have the camera set up, it is quite easy to accidentally knock a dial, or press the wrong button and end up doing something you didn't mean to do."
Which is precisely why the (original) EM5 is the most infuriating camera I have owned. Constantly finding myself looking at a VF which is in a different mode to that in which I left it. Most days when I use it I'd like to cut it in half - usually just after missing a shot.

@ SeeRoy

Of course, you could completely avoid the possibility of accidentally changing a setting by buying a camera that has no external controls.

Perhaps a nice Samsung Galaxy NX camera?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 16:25 UTC
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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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 23:12 UTC as 26th 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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 05:19 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810a article (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?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 21:21 UTC

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

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 20:00 UTC as 71st 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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!

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 14:24 UTC as 278th 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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 12:20 UTC
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