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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 First Impressions Review (121 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I remember paying $599 for my Panasonic LX2 about ten years ago.

This camera looks ten times better, for around the same price.

To my knowledge.... the LX2 was the only digital camera ever equipped with a 16:9 sized sensor.

That was the native aspect ratio of the sensor. You had to crop to get any other aspect ratio.

I suppose the experiment failed, since no one else has used a sensor in that aspect ratio....

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (345 comments in total)
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lunic: So I am curious about two things -
1. does it works well with Olympus/Panasonic lens?
2. what type of hot-shoe contacts does it have? Olympus/Panasonic type?

It just depends on how you define "works well."

It should work perfectly with both Panasonic or Olympus, but only with bodies that have IBIS, unless Panasonic designs their cameras to work with Yi's version of OIS. My guess is their system is close enough to Panasonic's version to work. But we shall see.

And it also depends on whether Panasonic and Olympus enable their bodies to make lens corrections for these lenses, via firmware updates or new model firmware.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:55 UTC
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (345 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This kit will sell like hotcakes.

$330 for such a capable camera plus two pretty nice lenses seems like a bargain. And you will probably soon see it for $299 or less.

As Olympus and Panasonic keep climbing the food chain in search of higher profits with $800 entry level cameras, Yi hits them hard at the bottom end.

This will get interesting.

This will be a good thing for Olympus and Panasonic in the long range. Even if this hurts the sales of their entry level models in the short term.

More competition will make their products better, cheaper, and more capable. And a customer who "enters" with a Kodak or Yi has no place to move up to but Panasonic or Olympus. So this helps feed their higher end models.

But there is absolutely nothing preventing Yi from making higher end models too... or even models with APSC sensors.

The Chinese are coming! Like I said.... this could get interesting.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 First Impressions Review (121 comments in total)

I remember paying $599 for my Panasonic LX2 about ten years ago.

This camera looks ten times better, for around the same price.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:27 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (345 comments in total)

This kit will sell like hotcakes.

$330 for such a capable camera plus two pretty nice lenses seems like a bargain. And you will probably soon see it for $299 or less.

As Olympus and Panasonic keep climbing the food chain in search of higher profits with $800 entry level cameras, Yi hits them hard at the bottom end.

This will get interesting.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:18 UTC as 108th comment | 7 replies
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PanchoVilla: I'd be crying if I were a Fuji X user. This seems to be the new APS-C mirrorless king!

The irony of all this is that the Samsung NX1 is the real "APSC MILC King."

And the entire NX line was discontinued....

What a pity.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 00:41 UTC
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Sean65: I don't understand the pricing of the latest batch of mirrorless cameras. Sony 6300, Canon M5, Olympus PEN F etc.

These are selling at (nearly) double or 30% more than the price of cameras like the Nikon D7200/Canon 80D.

The weight saving advantages are diminishing and the lens lineup seems a bit handicapped, especially for the M5.

Nice cameras but the price seems way too high considering what else is on offer.

Pay close attention.

Camera prices will be moving up, for a variety of good reasons. The camera makers really have no other choice, since they have lost around 80% of their volume in the past five years. If they can't sell more units, then they must charge higher prices for the ones they do sell.

The only bargains you will see will be on very basic entry level models at Costco, or closeouts of old models.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 19:47 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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Marty4650: If Apple isn't paying Dpreview, then they should.

At the very least Simon should get a free iPhone 7 and a nice thank you card.

Hey Scott.... no one mentioned anything about taking payments for editorial content. That was entirely something you invented.

I just felt Tim Cook should show some gratitude for all the publicity he gets here. If a free iPhone 7 is too much, then maybe just a nice bottle of wine for Simon.

It would be a sign of good manners. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 20:49 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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Marty4650: If Apple isn't paying Dpreview, then they should.

At the very least Simon should get a free iPhone 7 and a nice thank you card.

You're right about that.

I honestly think Simon isn't getting anything from Apple in return for all the free publicity he gives them. He probably thinks every one of their new products is "important news."

I'm just suggesting that Apple would be smart to start showing some gratitude. At least it would be a nice gesture.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 15:39 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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Max Iso: Photo #2, is it me or are that woman's hands unusually large?

No, but that is just a side effect of using a wide angle lens for all your photography.

Sometimes it works best, sometimes it doesn't work at all.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 13:11 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)

If Apple isn't paying Dpreview, then they should.

At the very least Simon should get a free iPhone 7 and a nice thank you card.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 10:33 UTC as 63rd comment | 6 replies
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keepreal: There must be a lot of idiots out there. Otherwise we would not see lenses from Cooke and other manufacturers as such ridiculous prices. I am sure they are nowhere near worth anything, even a lot less than the asking prices.

I would be a lot happier if people with more money than they know what to do with gave it to help those in the poverty trap get educated and motivated to better themselves. Some do of the own accord, but not that many can see how. The divide between the rich and poor has widened since the 2008 credit crunch, the wealthy mostly escaped the consequences but the mostly innocent less well off have faced the brunt of it.

If I thought there would be any chance of success, I'd like to see a worldwide boycott of Cooke, Meyer and other manufacturers behaving like this - not just in optics or photography, by the way.

Absolutely agree, Indulis.

This "microagression" crap is getting out of hand.

keepreal really overreacted, and came up with a goofy conclusion, but that is not a good reason to "report him."

But like I said earlier, there are real risks whenever you try too hard to be trendy and politically correct (the social justice warrior stuff). Most people will simply dismiss you as a goofball, even when you might be making a good point.

But reporting them for foolish comments is just as inane.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 11:56 UTC
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Marty4650: Why not eliminate all ports?

Make them "wireless chargeable" and sell your customers $200 charging pads.

Wireless headphones
Wireless charging
Wireless file transfer
Wireless system upgrades

The Apple fans are so brand loyal they would probably line up four days before release to buy them.

Right. And that was my point. Just add one more.... wireless charging.

And make sure that your customers need a very expensive and proprietary charging pad. One you own the patent to.

It just doesn't get any better than this..... at least from a business perspective.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 15:36 UTC

Why not eliminate all ports?

Make them "wireless chargeable" and sell your customers $200 charging pads.

Wireless headphones
Wireless charging
Wireless file transfer
Wireless system upgrades

The Apple fans are so brand loyal they would probably line up four days before release to buy them.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 14:49 UTC as 214th comment | 8 replies
On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (128 comments in total)

At first glance, I though Sony was taking E mount APSC seriously again, but after reading the article it seems like this is a cine lens for Super-35, which just happens to work with APSC too.

So this lens will be great for videographers, but not so great for owners of the Sony APSC E mount cameras.

Still, you have to give Sony credit for creating a great video lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 11:41 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: The last 6 news about cellphones releases have 112 comments (together). This iPhone 7 more than 450. Seems like Apple is doing something right.

And that really says a lot.

This website is populated by photo enthusiasts, and 455 of them commented on the Apple iPhone7, with most comments being positive.

A few days earlier Dpreview reported two stories about the Lenovo Moto Z with a modular add on camera upgrade. Only 20 people commented on it, and most comments were negative.

Manufacturers take note. If you can't sell a better cameraphone here on Dpreview, then you can't sell it anywhere.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
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Marty4650: "For more information visit the Canon website."

OK, I tried clicking that link, and I could not find any information about these new printers. Even doing a site search didn't help.

Damien, try it for yourself and see if the link leads to anything helpful.

This could explain why they are so slow to adopt new technology.....

This is now 2016, and they are still timidly experimenting with touch screens, mirrorless cameras, WIFI, and tilt screens....

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 11:46 UTC
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keepreal: There must be a lot of idiots out there. Otherwise we would not see lenses from Cooke and other manufacturers as such ridiculous prices. I am sure they are nowhere near worth anything, even a lot less than the asking prices.

I would be a lot happier if people with more money than they know what to do with gave it to help those in the poverty trap get educated and motivated to better themselves. Some do of the own accord, but not that many can see how. The divide between the rich and poor has widened since the 2008 credit crunch, the wealthy mostly escaped the consequences but the mostly innocent less well off have faced the brunt of it.

If I thought there would be any chance of success, I'd like to see a worldwide boycott of Cooke, Meyer and other manufacturers behaving like this - not just in optics or photography, by the way.

Sometimes... it really is hard for social justice warriors to be objective about anything.

It is just one of the risks of being so ideological and strident.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 11:40 UTC
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mais51: This news makes Leica and Zeiss lenses look cheap in comparison - so the German is not that bad after all - With lenses like these do we really need to buy a camera body at all - may come as a bonus with the package.

Carl Zeiss makes cine lenses that make these Clarke lenses look cheap.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 21:52 UTC
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keepreal: There must be a lot of idiots out there. Otherwise we would not see lenses from Cooke and other manufacturers as such ridiculous prices. I am sure they are nowhere near worth anything, even a lot less than the asking prices.

I would be a lot happier if people with more money than they know what to do with gave it to help those in the poverty trap get educated and motivated to better themselves. Some do of the own accord, but not that many can see how. The divide between the rich and poor has widened since the 2008 credit crunch, the wealthy mostly escaped the consequences but the mostly innocent less well off have faced the brunt of it.

If I thought there would be any chance of success, I'd like to see a worldwide boycott of Cooke, Meyer and other manufacturers behaving like this - not just in optics or photography, by the way.

@ keepreal....

These are cine lenses that are hand built to very high standards. They cost a lot, but all these lenses are very expensive. These are brands most consumers never heard of. Their products are bought by commercial video production companies.

Many of these cine lens makers are offering their lenses with more common mounts just in case someone with too much money wants one. This is simply a business decision to sell a few more lenses.

Your and I could boycott them all we wanted to, but since we would never buy this sort of lens the boycott would be meaningless. We are not their intended customers, and the people who actually need these lenses will still buy them.

I appreciate your concern for the poor.... but you really are barking up the wrong tree.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 21:50 UTC
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