Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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  • All four of those lenses you suggested are great choices. My own choices were: (1) Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 (2) Olympus 17mm f/1.8 (3) Olympus 25mm f/1.8
  • Same camera, same lenses, same price. The only difference seems to be the assorted junk they throw in. So just look over the junk list and see which kit appeals to you most. Kit 1: (1) wide angle and ...
  • I would not want to mate an extraordinary camera with an ordinary lens. I would definitely get the 12-35mm f/2.8, which was specifically designed for the weather sealed flagship models.
  • Nikon makes a very similar lens for quite a bit less. The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, which sells for around $600. But it may not be weather sealed.

    While you really don't need...

  • Replied in Lets face it....
    This is a business, and things like gear, portfolios and even real talent count less than having "good bedside manner." A professional who can deliver exactly what a customer wants will ALWAYS do ...
  • Especially since you already own at least four Lumix lenses. It is sometimes difficult to mix and match lenses with bodies due to the IS issue. No Olympus lens will have IS on a Panasonic body. ...
  • Replied in I think....
    I'm trying hard to think of some way that the Nikon 1 sensor is better than the newest Sony or Panasonic 4/3 sensor. And I can't think of any, unless you are referring to higher crop factor. ...
  • The OP started a thread that compared DxOmark tests of two different cameras that used the same 20 MP 1" sensor. Both have zoom lenses. Both use the same sensor, although the processing engines ...
  • Tom, in my own 4/3 and M4/3 experience, my favorite normal zoom lenses were those that started out pretty wide. the first two would probably be called wide zoom lenses even though they extend into ...
  • Simon, you got that exactly right.

    It wasn't that long ago that Microsoft Windows had a 95% share of the OS market, Intel had a 95% market share of the chip market, Microsoft Office had a 95%...

  • Simon, you got that exactly right.

    It wasn't that long ago that Microsoft Windows had a 95% share of the OS market, Intel had a 95% market share of the chip market, Microsoft Office had a 95%...

  • Ten years ago I purchased a Panasonic FZ20. It was a wonderful camera, and I thought it was a bargain for $500 at the time. I really loved it, and it served me well for many years, but eventually ...
  • It not that odd when you consider that Nikon has around 40% of the ILC market share, while M4/3 has around 7% of that same market. In those terms, four superzoom lenses for M4/3 might be ...
  • Kingsoft Office is free, and is a shameless copy of Microsoft Office. I don't know how they get away with it, but they do.

  • What you are witnessing is a fundamental change in the market.

    Obviously, not enough people were paying for Microsoft cloud storage, and their sales for Office 365 weren't going well, so they...

  • What you are witnessing is a fundamental change in the market.

    Obviously, not enough people were paying for Microsoft cloud storage, and their sales for Office 365 weren't going well, so they...

  • Replied in I think....
    The 1" sensor is precisely where the 4/3" sensor was ten years ago in terms of respect. In terms of performance, it is almost where the 4/3" sensor is today. None of these "smallish large sensors" ...
  • Absolutely no doubt about that. Even something like an Olympus 12-80mm f/4.0 lens would be a huge hit. 24mm (EFL) has become the new 36mm. Most compact zoom cameras now start their zoom range under ...
  • I was responding to toomanycanons who posed the question: "I would love to carry a GM1 and shoot it alongside my J1. Pray tell, what does it do "better" than a 1 camera?" So I compared the GM1 to ...
  • It is a fairly decent lens and very well priced. But it is a large and heavy lens that weighs over a pound. If you like this lens a lot, you can always use it on your G6 with an adapter. I think ...
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