Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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As usual, someone has already checked the "I had it".....

It's really amazing how fast people can buy and sell a lens the day it is announced.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 10:33 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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Artistico: I have been wondering when this super zoom would make its way to M43. I also find it a bit interesting from the point of view that one would normally expect this to be an IS lens (Or VR, as Tamron would call it).

I think it is about time Panasonic starts following the strength of the trend, making IBIS standard too, and drop OIS from their new lenses, or they are going to lag behind the others.

It probably seemed a good idea at the time, but I think they'd make more money in the long run. M43 being a universal mount, there is less incentive to stay with the brand than how it has been for Nikon and Canon and their choice to keep IS in lenses.

In order to have the best selection of lenses for M43, one needs both Panasonic and Olympus ones. Not having IBIS is a compromise that will make people more likely to choose Olympus bodies over Panasonic.

True.... however, once you buy any Panasonic body except the GX7, you are locked into Panasonic lenses if you want image stabilization. An Olympus camera owner can use either brand lenses and still have IS. For most Panasonic camera owners, their only choice is Panasonic lenses if they want image stabilization.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 10:29 UTC

CS5 still works fine for me. And even that has around 300 features I don't need and will never use...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:19 UTC as 44th comment
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Adrian Harris: The real problem with curved sensors is that if anyone dares introduce them, their customers current lens line-up will be obsolete overnight. Which company would dare do that???
...well Sony already have about 4 different lens systems, so what the heck, here we go for a 5th lens line-up!!!

Would Canon or Nikon dare do that?
...which is maybe why it hasn't been done before.

@ hippo84

Sony has two lens mounts but four different systems, each one requiring lenses designed for it.

- Alpha mount for APSC
- Alpha mount for FF
- E mount for APSC
- FE mount for FF

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 10:11 UTC
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (236 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Serious underwater photography was always done with DSLRs tightly sealed in very expensive waterproof enclosures. But for underwater snapshots, these cameras are great.

This whole category ("underwater snapshot cameras") might disappear if the iPhone 6 is waterproof.

I suppose a waterproof tablet could be next?

I suppose you are right. Strictly speaking these are "rugged cameras" which happen to be pretty well waterproofed. As such, they are ideal for hikers, bikers, fishermen, kayakers, or anywhere else where you can expect rough handling or wet conditions. They aren't the best choice for underwater photography by a long shot, but they still can do it.

I also think these cameras are good choices for very young children, who are hard on things. A used rugged camera can be a great choice for a 5 year old's first camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 14:48 UTC
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (236 comments in total)

Serious underwater photography was always done with DSLRs tightly sealed in very expensive waterproof enclosures. But for underwater snapshots, these cameras are great.

This whole category ("underwater snapshot cameras") might disappear if the iPhone 6 is waterproof.

I suppose a waterproof tablet could be next?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 14:10 UTC as 59th comment | 12 replies
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (236 comments in total)

It might have been interesting to see how well the Nikon 1 AW1 performed against these cameras. Compared to the four cameras reviewed, the Nikon 1 has a "huge sensor."

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 13:28 UTC as 61st comment | 13 replies
On DPReview Reader Showcase: Underwater photography article (11 comments in total)

This is really good stuff.

Especially those 360 degree shots (#9 and #10). You really have to admire these amateur photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 6th comment
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h2k: Don't know if it's nice to expose a trivial failure in such a prominent way.

At least DPRs doesn't seem worried that the next test models might arrive with a delay.

Germany was the world's technology leader at that time, and German engineering manufacturing were always first rate.

Germany lost that war for other reasons. Most significantly perhaps was their blunder in drawing Russia into the war. Without an Eastern front, they might well have won the war.

EDIT: Comment was meant for George below, not h2k above.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 16:52 UTC

There is no point in giving away a battery for free.

It should be a $1,200 option. And you didn't see a battery charger in the box either, because that is a $900 option. $400 more, if you want the custom leather battery charger case.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 02:49 UTC as 112th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)

When the Superzoom camera first hit the stage they were all around 12X models. The recent trend to 30X, 40X, and 50X or more zoom ranges is really a different animal. These are Ultrazoom cameras.

Panasonic made a wise choice by cutting back the zoom range so they could employ a larger sensor. Having used Superzoom cameras before, I can tell you that the top end of the zoom range is pretty much useless. Unless you like muddy photos.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:25 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

While not something I would want... this might be the ideal superzoom camera today.

That relatively large sensor makes up for the lack of longer focal length because you can always crop. And Panasonic isn't averse to price cutting once a camera is a few months old.

Once the price comes down a bit, Panasonic will sell a lot of these.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:57 UTC as 301st comment
On Picquest wants to be the Uber for photography post (24 comments in total)
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TheDevil: Wonder if they will have a setting that will separate photographers from phone-tographers. You hire some dude and he shows up at your wedding armed with an iPhone.

There were no plans for that app, but since you mentioned it, someone will invent it.

The competition is fierce in the app industry.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 12:58 UTC
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (168 comments in total)

I'm looking forward to the "Go Pro Colonoscopy Journey"

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 05:32 UTC as 5th comment
On Picquest wants to be the Uber for photography post (24 comments in total)

OK, here's the scenario. You feel a sudden impulse to have a portrait made, and you are short on time. So you reach for your phone, and use this ap to quickly and efficiently find a portrait studio close to your home.

Luckily, you had the foresight to download this ap last week, just in case this situation ever came up!

This is what happens when someone wants to design an ap, but there are already 10,000 other aps out there, and all the good ideas have already been taken.

So they start scraping for anything that might even be remotely useful.

Next, someone will design an ap that helps you quickly find a philosopher, or a toxic waste dump. Only because no one else has designed one before.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 05:17 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
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Marty4650: Both forums are good ideas, and long overdue.

There are a few more forums that are desperately needed too:

* The Tell Me What To Buy Forum
* The My Camera is Great and Yours Sucks Forum
* The I Plan To Visit My Mother; What Lenses Do I Need? Forum
* The Lens Cap Forum (for discussing various types and styles)
* The Brick Wall Photo Techniques Forum
* The Way Off Topic Forum (for topics banned in the Off Topic Forum)

Yes, a loons forum is definitely needed. Perhaps several, in fact.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 12:04 UTC

Both forums are good ideas, and long overdue.

There are a few more forums that are desperately needed too:

* The Tell Me What To Buy Forum
* The My Camera is Great and Yours Sucks Forum
* The I Plan To Visit My Mother; What Lenses Do I Need? Forum
* The Lens Cap Forum (for discussing various types and styles)
* The Brick Wall Photo Techniques Forum
* The Way Off Topic Forum (for topics banned in the Off Topic Forum)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 06:29 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (168 comments in total)
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Marty4650: GoPro could use this video to prove their weather sealing works.

I wouldn't dare try doing this with my weather sealed Olympus EM5.

Those Pentax DSLRs are nicely weather sealed, but I still wouldn't put one in a dishwasher. Like Jnd said above, weather sealing doesn't mean water proof.

That GoPro might have been in an underwater enclosure, or at the very least, I'll bet the dishwasher was running on cold water, and without detergent. Because that heat can do some damage to a camera too.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 05:48 UTC
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (168 comments in total)

But...... will it blend?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 14:22 UTC as 52nd comment
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (168 comments in total)

GoPro could use this video to prove their weather sealing works.

I wouldn't dare try doing this with my weather sealed Olympus EM5.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 11:47 UTC as 76th comment | 4 replies
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