Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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A NEW RECORD for Dpreview!

A new camera has been listed and two hours have passed an no one has clicked "I had it" yet!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 00:12 UTC as 62nd comment | 4 replies

Finally, Pentax snaps back to it's senses!

This will be a very desirable DSLR at a very good price. And nothing that an adult would be ashamed to be seen with!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 23:43 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (532 comments in total)
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disraeli demon: Given how all the key mirrorless players have either completely abandoned SLR production (Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung) or let it be eclipsed by their mirrorless offering (Sony), I can see why Canon would be extremely nervous about introducing a mirrorless line. As successful SLR manufacturers, they and Nikon face a dilemma that Olympus and Panasonic certainly didn't. They also don't have the deep pockets of an electronics giant like Sony, who can just keep trying new stuff till something sticks.

The Eos M saga, though, really does verge on the ridiculous; it's like watching someone getting into a really cold swimming pool, stuck halfway, neither willing to get out nor quite able to face the shock of going all the way in.

Look what happened when Blackberry refused to "cannibalize" their own products by introducing models with large touch screens and without physical keypads?

Yes, they didn't cannibalize their own sales, but everyone else did.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:58 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (532 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I hate that Canon found a way to screw Richard Franiec out of selling more aftermarket grips.

Richard sold a boat load of grips for the Canon EOS M, the powershot S90 and S95, and the G7/G9/G7X cameras. Don't they realize that they are taking food out of the mouths of Richard's children!

True, but Cannon has closed the door on that opportunity by putting a very nice grip on this new camera.

Richard won't make a cent selling grips for a camera that already has one.

I don't own a Canon camera either, I just feel bad for Richard. But he will probably invent some other accessories that camera makers forgot to include, and continue to thrive. At least I hope he does!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:52 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (532 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I hate that Canon found a way to screw Richard Franiec out of selling more aftermarket grips.

Richard sold a boat load of grips for the Canon EOS M, the powershot S90 and S95, and the G7/G9/G7X cameras. Don't they realize that they are taking food out of the mouths of Richard's children!

Richard, your grip has vastly improved my Panasonic GM1.

THANKS!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 21:41 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (532 comments in total)

I hate that Canon found a way to screw Richard Franiec out of selling more aftermarket grips.

Richard sold a boat load of grips for the Canon EOS M, the powershot S90 and S95, and the G7/G9/G7X cameras. Don't they realize that they are taking food out of the mouths of Richard's children!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 19:59 UTC as 88th comment | 8 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1393 comments in total)

Olympus hits another home run!

This is the perfect replacement for an already wonderful camera that just was a bit dated.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:56 UTC as 273rd comment
On Readers' Choice Awards 2014: The Winners article (141 comments in total)

If you only allowed the people who have used all ten cameras and lenses to vote, then you might only have one or two qualified voters.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 02:18 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)
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Matt1645f4: When will it be commercially available? It would be perfect for wildlife photography.....

Yes it would!

Especially if the wildlife is on Jupiter or Saturn...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 15:42 UTC
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I was really tempted to get one, as my walk around carry camera, until I realized it might be too big to fit into my jeans pocket. And that is a real deal breaker for me.

I will just wait for the rumored iPhone7 with the 4 gigapixel sensor.

It's just like the old saying...

"The best telescope is the one you have with you."

@ Anthony John....

She might say.... "Is that an LSST in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 14:49 UTC
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)

I was really tempted to get one, as my walk around carry camera, until I realized it might be too big to fit into my jeans pocket. And that is a real deal breaker for me.

I will just wait for the rumored iPhone7 with the 4 gigapixel sensor.

It's just like the old saying...

"The best telescope is the one you have with you."

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 11:57 UTC as 74th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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Howard Moftich: Welcome to capitalism. Charge what you think the market will pay. In this case, Canon is obviously sitting on a warehouse full of them so they need to get rid of them as their value is decreasing by them sitting unsold.

@Papi61

China is a unique situation, since they have abandoned a "communist economy" in favor of a capitalist one (although I will admit that many industries are mostly own by generals in their army).

But they have retained their communist style police state.

So you probably could call them a hybrid of sorts.

North Korea, Cuba, Laos or Vietnam would be a much better example of a purely communist state. And the last two seem to be drifting towards the Chinese model of a hybrid state.

In any case, China has the world's largest economy today, and with a population of 1.35 billion it shouldn't be shocking that 10,000 Bentleys are sold there. Which is around the same number sold in the USA, despite China having three times the population.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 20:25 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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Howard Moftich: Welcome to capitalism. Charge what you think the market will pay. In this case, Canon is obviously sitting on a warehouse full of them so they need to get rid of them as their value is decreasing by them sitting unsold.

@Dave.... here's a free lesson in Economics 101:

"Exploitation" is when you can charge $7,999 for a loaf of bread. And when no one else but you can make them and sell them.

This just isn't the same thing as selling an expensive luxury item, that very few people need, that has many competitors also making similar ones. And the people who do buy them have plenty of money to pay for it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 17:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (437 comments in total)
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Marty4650: The real star of these tiny cameras is the kit lens. That 12-32mm lens is a lot better than you would expect a kit lens to be.

In addition to the 14mm, 12-34mm, and 35-100mm lenses, I think the 17mm f/1.7 should be added as a "lens well suited for a GM camera." In fact, that lens was designed with the GM1 in mind, and was sold bundled with it in some markets.

I really think Panasonic is onto something with these high quality mini cameras. They make ideal street shooters, travel cams, or second cameras to a DSLR or high end MILC model.

Yes, that is exactly what I meant.

Thanks for the correction.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 00:28 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (437 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Why does DPR keep on using the 45mm f1.8 for the studio scene? Not so long ago, they used the old 50mm f2 macro for earlier m43 cameras and it is sharper.

I would think the 25mm f/1.8 would be the most appropriate choice for studio tests.

But of course, any lens should do. It just depends on far away you want to put the tripod....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 00:36 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (437 comments in total)

The real star of these tiny cameras is the kit lens. That 12-32mm lens is a lot better than you would expect a kit lens to be.

In addition to the 14mm, 12-34mm, and 35-100mm lenses, I think the 17mm f/1.7 should be added as a "lens well suited for a GM camera." In fact, that lens was designed with the GM1 in mind, and was sold bundled with it in some markets.

I really think Panasonic is onto something with these high quality mini cameras. They make ideal street shooters, travel cams, or second cameras to a DSLR or high end MILC model.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 00:34 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (378 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Lets be honest. Most of the people who voted in that poll never touched ANY of the cameras they voted for. Perhaps a few did, but most didn't.

And absolutely no one has tested them all. Not even Dpreview had done that, and they have a staff of fifteen people.

So this poll is pretty much a popularity contest. We just voted for the camera we thought was the "most significant of the year" based on what we knew about it from reading various reviews and looking at the spec sheets.

Once you understand that point, then all the claims that a camera wasn't available for sale long enough, or wasn't available in all markets, becomes meaningless.

@Everlast66...

Well, since I have no personal experience with ANY of the models listed, I simply "voted for" the cameras I felt were the most significant for the year. And they were... in this order...

1. Sony A7 II
2. Nikon D750
3. Fuji X-T1

I don't see why it matters to you which models I "voted for" but I have provided them. If you are still curious, I can tell you why I picked them in that order.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 13:26 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (378 comments in total)

Lets be honest. Most of the people who voted in that poll never touched ANY of the cameras they voted for. Perhaps a few did, but most didn't.

And absolutely no one has tested them all. Not even Dpreview had done that, and they have a staff of fifteen people.

So this poll is pretty much a popularity contest. We just voted for the camera we thought was the "most significant of the year" based on what we knew about it from reading various reviews and looking at the spec sheets.

Once you understand that point, then all the claims that a camera wasn't available for sale long enough, or wasn't available in all markets, becomes meaningless.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 03:07 UTC as 48th comment | 10 replies
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DaveCS: "What will those photographers do now?

Well the good news here I think is that they’re so well-known, and they’re such high-calibre photographers that I doubt they’ll have trouble finding another job whether it's as staff photographers or freelancers."

Translation:
They're out of a job - they get to pound the pavement and knock on doors to see if anyone wants to hire them.. .

And they will be out of work for maybe around six minutes.

Because those guys are really great photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 20:39 UTC

I'm sure PLENTY of sports fans will give SI their smartphone photos, shot from the top row....

They should have no problem using those...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 20:37 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
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