Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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The Squire: I always imagined Richard was more of a pop-to-the-cafe-for-a-latte-on-my-singlespeed sorta guy.

I am pretty sure Richard could pull off the hipster look.

All it would take is for him to grow out that beard Victorian style, and add a scarf. And some sort of hat. Then, he's got it.

Do not underestimate Richard!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 14:06 UTC
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The Squire: I always imagined Richard was more of a pop-to-the-cafe-for-a-latte-on-my-singlespeed sorta guy.

Richard actually looks good in that helmet. Which is something most people can't do.

But I'm glad he didn't go for the elbow and knee pads too...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 11:07 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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DPReview007: It is funny how Canon gives you better resolution, a touch screen, a better AF system (than the 6D), a pop-up flash on its cheap, entry level DSLRs but none on its full frame bodies. Why? Why?

Good point dz1000.

Or, it could also mean that the Canon full frame customer is more interested in having that big sensor with better image quality, and less interested in sharing selfies on facebook. Or perhaps the FF customer is more interested in using big white lenses than the Rebel customer is?

I assume Canon does market research and knows their own customers pretty well.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 10:58 UTC
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art99: Where's the 4K video feature ??

There is no doubt 4K will be huge... in around five more years. Right now, not many people actually have monitors that can use the extra resolution.

So why insist on a feature that is pretty much useless for most people today? Is it all about bragging about soecs?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 01:04 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)

It seems pretty obvious by now that Adobe makes more money by having fewer customers, as long as those customers are willing to pay monthly subscription fees.

And this is all about money, and not about serving those dissuaded customers.

You really can't fault Adobe for wanting to be more profitable. It's how capitalism works! More power to them.

In the meantime, their former customers will scrape by somehow. By using other products, by using older versions, or even by buying Photoshop Elements. And that last option actually works pretty well for amateur photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 15:36 UTC as 59th comment | 7 replies
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: Been using and updated photoshop since version 2.0.1, but CS6 is the end of my road. Not going CC.

And I stopped at CS5.

Adobe had the same problem Microsoft did with Office. Too many people didn't find the need to upgrade, so they both solved that problem by creating subscription services.

And that's fine for them. The puzzling thing is why the subscribers think everyone should love paying for software every month for eternity.

Clearly, it is a good idea for people who need (or just want) the very latest thing, but a poor idea for everyone else.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 15:33 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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Marty4650: People who enjoy paying $10 a month for the rest of their lives to get the latest tools are right. This is the "best deal for them" even if it is a very poor deal for others. But there are plenty of other people who don't want or need to upgrade every year. And their attitude seems to be... "that's their problem.... I got what I want."

I wonder if these those people lease their cars rather than buy them? I wonder if they upgrade to every release of Microsoft Office? Do they rent their homes? Or rent their furniture? Do they upgrade their wives every year?

I think the whole point of the complaints is that Adobe stopped giving you a choice of renting or buying. Everyone has to rent now, or use some other software. Take it or leave it.

This may be great for the people who were upgrading every year anyway, and for Adobe's bottom line, but it shouldn't be hard to understand why other people would rather own their homes, cars, furniture or software rather then renting.

There are PLENTY of advantages to renting things rather than buying them. My own brother prefers to lease his cars, so he will never be driving an older car with maintenance problems, and so he can always have the latest safety features. This also gives him the easy option of changing his mind every 3 years and getting a different type car. But he also understands this is the most expensive way to have a car.

The point is.... you have a choice whether to rent or own. For everything except Adobe Photoshop. For that, you must rent. Or go elsewhere.

What Adobe has done is lost me as a customer. I will use CS5 for the rest of my life, rather than pay rent to get more features in CC. Because CS5 is more than I need, and those extra features are nice but not really necessary.

So this marketing strategy really forces the most demanding users to rent, and everyone else to buy Photoshop Elements or continue to use older versions of CS, or other brands of software.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 12:21 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)

People who enjoy paying $10 a month for the rest of their lives to get the latest tools are right. This is the "best deal for them" even if it is a very poor deal for others. But there are plenty of other people who don't want or need to upgrade every year. And their attitude seems to be... "that's their problem.... I got what I want."

I wonder if these those people lease their cars rather than buy them? I wonder if they upgrade to every release of Microsoft Office? Do they rent their homes? Or rent their furniture? Do they upgrade their wives every year?

I think the whole point of the complaints is that Adobe stopped giving you a choice of renting or buying. Everyone has to rent now, or use some other software. Take it or leave it.

This may be great for the people who were upgrading every year anyway, and for Adobe's bottom line, but it shouldn't be hard to understand why other people would rather own their homes, cars, furniture or software rather then renting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:43 UTC as 75th comment | 8 replies
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.

My wife has enough shoes for an entire village in India....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 16:52 UTC
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
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