Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (109 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: Photographers who need the best high ISO performance, videographers who require a deep feature set
D5 maintains an edge of a stop or two at high ISO settings.

what a utter nonsense....

I suppose it goes without saying....

Good For: "Photographers who own $20,000 worth of Canon lenses."
Not So Good For: "Photographers who own $20,000 worth of Nikon lenses."

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 14:52 UTC

Odds are.... Flickr was one of the most valuable parts of Yahoo, with over 110 million users.

I bet the free accounts with 1 TB of storage will soon be a thing of the past.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 12:28 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Marty4650: I can't decide.

Should I buy this lens or should I pay my electric bill for the next two years? Or perhaps buy groceries for a year?

Or maybe I could buy a really nice horse to ride?

decisions..... decisions....

@ starwolfy..... I noticed you live in France.

France gets most of their power generated by nuclear power plants. Nuclear power is cheap and efficient, but it also carries the risk of a catastrophe like the Russians had at Cherynobyl and that we almost had at Three Mile Island decades ago.

Because our government is very risk averse, and very sensitive to the fear of accidents, they have made nuclear energy more expensive, and made it almost impossible to build a new nuclear power plant. So we have no other option than to use very inefficient and expensive oil or coal.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 18:27 UTC
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Marty4650: I can't decide.

Should I buy this lens or should I pay my electric bill for the next two years? Or perhaps buy groceries for a year?

Or maybe I could buy a really nice horse to ride?

decisions..... decisions....

I think we just demonstrated that electricity rates can vary widely.

I really do pay over $300 a month for electricity. Some say that is way too high (based on where they live), and others say it just isn't high enough (based on where they live).

I think we all should be able to agree that.... "You could buy a lot of electricity for the price of this new lens."

And that "horse option" is starting to look really good.

I always wanted my own horse.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 17:21 UTC
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starwolfy: I don't like the black tab and I hope it is not made of plastic...in old days even the tab was made of chromed brass.

Leica foolishly cut corners to save a few dollars by using that cheap plastic tab.

Had the tab been properly made from titanium, then the lens would be worth every penny of $10,000.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 15:12 UTC
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Spunjji: Looking forward to seeing someone attempt to justify this with tropes like "well you don't HAVE to buy it" and "you get what you pay for".

Yawn-worthy lens, hilarious price. Glad to see Leica continuing to provide a glorious satire of the entire photographic industry.

@ Spunjii.... when it comes to industry satire, Leica can not touch the legendary Hasselblad Lunar.

That Hasselblad line holds the crown for satire. And probably always will.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 15:09 UTC

I can't decide.

Should I buy this lens or should I pay my electric bill for the next two years? Or perhaps buy groceries for a year?

Or maybe I could buy a really nice horse to ride?

decisions..... decisions....

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 15:03 UTC as 32nd comment | 13 replies
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)

I never could understand why he is wearing a gas mask and gloves in those photos.... but also shorts and sandals at the same time.

Does radiation only affect human beings "above the waistline?"

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 01:28 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
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villagranvicent: If Phase One is full frame, then the new Hasselblad X1D is something like an APS size of medium format??

Yes... their heads would literally explode!

But it sure would be fun to watch.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 21:35 UTC
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villagranvicent: If Phase One is full frame, then the new Hasselblad X1D is something like an APS size of medium format??

Of course, this would make 36x24mm a lot less than full frame.

Perhaps we should start calling it APS-X, and reserve the term "full frame" for the significantly larger sensors?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
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Marty4650: I need to find an adapter... so I can use these lenses on my Panasonic GM1.....

Yes, and I had several of those.

And that blue ring actually carried over to a few M4/3 lenses as well in the early days.

Take a look at the very first M4/3 lenses from Olympus...
http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/.a/6a00df351e888f8834011571180272970b-800wi

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 15:56 UTC

I need to find an adapter... so I can use these lenses on my Panasonic GM1.....

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 13:22 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (352 comments in total)
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PHAg: 325-point AF system is almost the same as 273-point system, which only offers 13*2=26 more contrast detection AF points on both sides, barely usable.

I remember how excited I was when I replaced my Olympus E510 with an E30.

I now had 11 focus points rather than 3!

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 23:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (352 comments in total)
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JosephScha: Re: "So which one should you buy?" Really? Is that the purpose of the info presented on dpreview? I hope not. Using phrases like that will bring out all the people who think Amazon has influenced content, to say "see? See? I told you so!".

Amazon really doesn't care which camera you buy, as long as you buy it from them. They make money on everything they sell.

This notion that Dpreview will "steer you" to a specific camera so that Amazon can make profits is actually absurd. Amazon makes money from every camera..... and toaster..... and book..... and everything else they sell.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 23:20 UTC
On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (124 comments in total)
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nofumble: Sony FE lenses cost an arm and leg. It is a no brainier that SamYang will target Sony mount first.

Sony can't seem to make a decent lens for under $1,000..... Perhaps Samyang saw a business opportunity and will take advantage of it?

You have to give them credit for that.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 01:36 UTC
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Iamnotarobot: Are these supposed to be documentary photos?... or are they intended to be some kind of macabre 'art' photos with random human poses...?

These are pretty much "disaster selfies." This could be the next hot trend.

The photographer appears in six of ten of the shots. I would have preferred him not to appear in any of them. But that is just my preference.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 23:16 UTC

It really strikes me as odd that everyone just left everything and walked away.

Had that happened in the USA, there would have been looting, despite any risk of radiation.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 20:06 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (118 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I think there is some confusion as to what a "long zoom camera" is. If the 8.3X and 10X zooms belong in this group, then maybe the 25X zooms need to be in another group.

I realize 8.3X was once considered "long zoom" but that was back in 2004. Today, long zoom means "30X, 40X, 50X and more."

DPR has assembled a group of 5 SLR styled "bridge cameras" and 1 compact travel zoom camera of various zoom ratios, and called them "long zoom camera." The only things they really have in common is they have sensors 1.0 inch or larger, and they all "cost a lot."

Thank you.

I probably should have been clearer.

It seems the definition of "enthusiast" shifted very quickly to cameras having a sensor 1" or larger. So quickly in fact, that a roundup just the prior week was including cameras with 2/3 inch sensors as "enthusiast compacts."

My comment was directed to Jeff saying "enthusiast means 1 inch sensor" for this roundup, but not for the one done a week earlier.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 15:19 UTC

Lars, I think this premise is seriously flawed. I think Motorola is missing the plot.

Most smart phone users DO NOT want or need "the best image quality." They are very happy with "pretty good image quality" for their snapshots and facebook photos.

Of course, there will always be A FEW who value the best image quality from their smart phones, but this is a tiny percentage of smart phone users. And not what anyone would consider enough of them to justify a larger, heavier or more expensive device.

I will believe that "best image quality" matters when one of these new high end phones with multiple cameras, high megapxels, or larger sensors starts to outsell the Apple iPhones or Samsung Galaxy phones.

I just don't see it happening. Because almost all of the users don't need the best.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 12:58 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)

of course, the real question here is....

will it blend?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zcdoa0XCFo

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 17:46 UTC as 123rd comment | 1 reply
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