Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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It really is hard to imagine a "higher value channel" than a tiny 10 gram CF card that sells for $1,700.

Literally, more valuable than gold!

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 21:23 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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Marty4650: Rex could have probably swallowed my Panasonic GM1 whole!

Hopefully, it would pass through the dog's digestive system unharmed....

Good points!

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 14:31 UTC
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Marty4650: From the Pictar website... "Convert your iPhone into a real camera!"

But wait... those users don't want real cameras. They want hand held texting devices they can hold at arms length and take selfies with. There might be no market for this device.

Honestly, if this was a good idea, Apple would have already done it, and it would be selling in their Apple Stores for $249.99.

@Miggo.....

Of course the beauty of all this is that the market will decide. And that decision will count a whole lot more than our speculations will.

I wish you well with your venture, but I wouldn't invest any of my own money money in it. I could be wrong, but I really feel there aren't enough people who want a "smarter"smartphone case for their smartphones, and are willing to pay $100 to get it.

The product defies the ethos of smartphone photography by making it thicker, heavier, and something more to carry around with you. So far all the other attempts are "modular smartphones" have failed miserably. (Think Google Project Ara, the LG G5, and the Moto Z mods). Smartphone users crave simplicity and convenience, not "more optional attachments."

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 22:22 UTC
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Marty4650: Rex could have probably swallowed my Panasonic GM1 whole!

Hopefully, it would pass through the dog's digestive system unharmed....

Wait.... this could be like a colonoscopy for dogs!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 21:59 UTC

Rex could have probably swallowed my Panasonic GM1 whole!

Hopefully, it would pass through the dog's digestive system unharmed....

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 19:50 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies

From the Pictar website... "Convert your iPhone into a real camera!"

But wait... those users don't want real cameras. They want hand held texting devices they can hold at arms length and take selfies with. There might be no market for this device.

Honestly, if this was a good idea, Apple would have already done it, and it would be selling in their Apple Stores for $249.99.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 19:41 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies

It looks like someone took a Samsung NV10..... cut it in half.... hollowed it out.... and converted it into an iPhone holder.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 13:42 UTC as 28th comment

It is just a matter of time before someone invents an iPhone holder that looks just like a Nikon D810. You simply slide your phone into a slot on the side of this handsome device, and then you can enjoy all the superior handling characteristics of a real camera, while impressing your friends and family.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 12:58 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
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left eye: To all the guys who carry a phone in their front trouser pocket,
this could be rather embarrassing.

Giving rise to the saying....

"is that a Miggo Pictar Grip in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 12:54 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (135 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Barney.... the M8 would have been a good candidate for Throwback Thursday.

Just sayin'......

That tag was added some time AFTER I wrote the comment. This happens pretty often with the articles posted here.

But I suppose you will still think "I missed it."

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 01:49 UTC
On article Caltech research team develops lensless camera (49 comments in total)

Wow... now I feel bad for Sigma, Tamron and Tokina!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 00:27 UTC as 15th comment
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (135 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Barney.... the M8 would have been a good candidate for Throwback Thursday.

Just sayin'......

Very true Barney, but it wasn't tagged as such, so I just assumed it was another well written article about a very interesting camera.

My mistake! :)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 17:06 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (135 comments in total)
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ZeroGravitas: What is the point in these cameras?

It was the answer to the question... "why isn't there a real rangefinder digital camera?"

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 17:04 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (135 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: In 2007, Phil Askey found it fit to give an "Highly Recommended" commendation to this camera.

...a camera that was "decidedly unpolished", "rough around the edges", "a buggy mess", which "crashed frequently" and produced JPEGs that "tended to look a bit murky", with RAWs only providing "acceptable results", all this while "getting worryingly hot", a "hot mess", if the title of this article is anything to go by.

It took 10 years for DPR to tell things as they actually are, regarding this camera.

This is what photography enthusiasts have to take into account anytime a specialized publication - any publication - decides to write a piece about a new Leica product.

Respect and reverence is a wonderful thing but, in what regards to accurate reporting, it can be quite detrimental.

...as detrimental as having ones vision temporarily impaired by pesty floating red dots ;)

I believe Phil liked it so much, he bought one for himself! With his own money!

So you know he was sincere in his praise.

I don't think Dpreview was being inaccurate. At the time, the M8 was a truly remarkable and unique camera. Many of the problems this camera had were not immediately obvious.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 13:52 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (135 comments in total)

Barney.... the M8 would have been a good candidate for Throwback Thursday.

Just sayin'......

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 13:48 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On article Olympus TG-5 gallery updated (62 comments in total)
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pkcpga: I wish Olympus would come out with a m4/3 or 1" sensor rugged camera, something Sony rx100 sized but durable and waterproof.

Nikon did precisely that with their rugged Nikon 1 AW1 camera.

But no one bought one.

And that might explain why no other camera maker is interested in developing a rugged camera with a 1 inch sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 13:56 UTC

I didn't see any bad or ugly photos here. Only good ones. In fact, very good ones.

I suppose we will see those in another part of this series.... :)

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 13:15 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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Jacques Cornell: "The GH5 is large for a Micro Four Thirds camera"...
Many folks will not know that this means. Why not say how big it is compared to the other cameras in the roundup?

Panasonic offers five different current models, ranging from the smallest MILC on the market to one of the largest ones. Something for everyone.

For every person who says "the GH5 is too big" there are around a dozen more who say "the GX85 is too small." Having more options is a very good thing and should never be considered a liability. If it is too big for one person, then it is just right for someone else.

I could also make the case that the Nikon D5 is "too large for a full frame camera" when the Nikon D750 is so much smaller. But no one would take that comment seriously.

They only make these silly comments about M4/3, and not about any other system that offers multiple size cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 14:19 UTC
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Jorginho: Still don't see why Em1.2 would be pricey and similar priced cams like Fuji, which needs a grip to achieve really good performance or D500 not. They offer nothing over the Em1.2 in total. Sure the d500 is even better at action shooting, but it lacks on the video end and pure speed. Also IBIS is not there where it is fantastic on the Em1.2. Same goes for fuji with some good glass has no OIS and the body has nothing either. Then there is GH5. A very good stills cam and a superb video cam that is far superior to anything even close to it for video especially.

The EM1 II is "pricey" but the Leica TL isn't? Every camera in this roundup is in the same price range. And they vary in their features and performance.

OK... if it "costs to much for what it is" then someone must explain why the $1,800 Leica doesn't get called "too pricey" when it is out performed by a $500 Olympus EPL8.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 10:55 UTC
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)

I'm waiting for YI to offer their "First Anniversary M1" this September.

Not only will it be specially marked as a commemorative, but it will sell for half the price of the original.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 22:46 UTC as 36th comment
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