Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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  • Currently, there are 24 states in which Amazon collects sales tax. These are all states where they have a "physical presence" of some kind, which generally means a warehouse or distribution center. ...
  • I also have a GM1, and you're right when you say it is known for having a relatively short battery life. But short means "around 300 shots" and that is more than I need for a day's shooting. I ...
  • From Amazon... the Wasabi kit featuring 2 spare batteries, a "no cord" charger, a car cigarette lighter attachment, and a European plug converter.... all for just $23.99. If you really need a 1,000 ...
  • And.... this also explains why Dpreview has reviewed every single Canon Digital Rebel that came down the pike. And there have been around a dozen of them. These are the cameras that sell in the ...
  • You are right about that. The staff really doesn't reflect the site user in any way except "has an interest in photography and camera gear." In all other respects it is a totally different ...
  • You're absolutely right. Someday there will be no place for you to physically handle or even touch a camera before you decide on which one to order. So what happens next? (1) If nothing happens ...
  • It's wonderful that Best Buy is finally matching their competitors prices, but they aren't doing this to do you any favor, they are doing this because their prices are too high, and they need to ...
  • Amazon is a business. And they are a business that makes a profit on everything they sell. Every brand, every make, and every model. Sure, they might make more money on some items than they make on ...
  • But they aren't anything to be alarmed about. They are biases designed to provide a more informative website for their users. Specifically... Dpreview is biased towards..... (1) the brands most of ...
  • Those are the best quality photos I have ever seen coming from a smartphone.

    Of course, the real question is.... how many smartphone users want, need, or are willing to pay for better quality...

  • There just aren't that many people in the world willing to pay six times more for a flight, because a plane will get them there in half the time. The business plan never made sense. Yes, there are ...
  • While most men do prefer some curves, it is very hard to understand those who prefer the curveless women. I suppose its like anything else, there is a happy medium and a few folks who like the ...
  • Or perhaps there just aren't that many people who are thrilled by the idea of a lens and sensor combo? I don't deny that there might be a few people who will love this concept, but don't be shocked ...
  • Replied in My experience
    I have traveled quite a bit around the USA, and have found that street shooting is easiest in any large city that is a tourist attraction. People come to expect seeing people snapping photos ...
  • Of course, everyone is entitled to their own personal preferences, but business is business. And there are a LOT more chubby women than there are skinny ones. And they all buy clothing. So Layne ...
  • This forum was much more entertaining when we were treated to dozens of threads about the Greek economic difficulties, and whether the name "Macedonia" was copy-written. Having a troll that ...
  • You're right. But I think much of that was due to overproduction and high sales expectations that never materialized. They just didn't forecast sales properly. The Olympus EP1 and EP2 dropped like ...
  • If you don't want your camera to depreciate, then you are asking for the manufacturers to stop making better cameras. They should stop adding more features, and making their new models better than ...
  • Replied in OK, Chris
    The USA isn't that much different than Europe. We have big cities. We have mountains. We have rivers and lakes. We have farmland and factories, just like you do. So virtually every sort of lens ...
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