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 Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1054 comments in total)

I like the way Dpreview puts every review into the context of the times. A few years ago, this would be an amazing camera and an exceptionally good value. Today, it is pretty mediocre considering the competition it is up against and the cost.

Still.... no one can deny that the 6D II is still an outstanding camera, and a cheaper way to get into Canon full frame. So it is great news for Digital Rebel users wanting to move up in the same lens econsystem, but not such great news for Canon when competing with Nikon, Sony and even Pentax for first time buyers.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 16:57 UTC as 195th comment | 9 replies

Six of one.... half dozen of the other.

These two cameras are both pretty good, and both lack the features many photo enthusiasts would want. But... both are pretty cheap, and both have an enormous selection of lenses available... if you don't mind buying full frame lenses for your crop sensor body.

You really can't go wrong with either one. And if you want something better, Canon and Nikon both have plenty of step up options.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 16:10 UTC as 44th comment
On article Fujifilm GF 23mm F4 sample gallery (90 comments in total)
In reply to:

Marty4650: We probably should stop calling this sensor size "medium format" because it isn't even close to the 6x7cm, 6x6cm or 6x5cm film medium formats of the past. It is much closer to a full frame sensor, and probably should be called "Super Full Frame" instead.

Graham.... that should have read 6x4.5mm. Cameras with for that film size were made by Pentax, Mamiya, and Fuji.

Bombastic.... you're absolutely right. But I suppose the name has stuck.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 16:51 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 23mm F4 sample gallery (90 comments in total)

We probably should stop calling this sensor size "medium format" because it isn't even close to the 6x7cm, 6x6cm or 6x5cm film medium formats of the past. It is much closer to a full frame sensor, and probably should be called "Super Full Frame" instead.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 14:21 UTC as 9th comment | 12 replies
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Gesture: Doesn't this belong on DPReview CONNECT web site?

I think the CONNECT website is long gone.

It is somewhere in website heaven with Gearshop, Altavista, GeoCities and Pets.com.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 21:40 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 23mm F4 sample gallery (90 comments in total)

If nothing else, these samples prove that Carey Rose is a really good photographer.

You see, it really is the photographer and not the gear!!
:)

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 21:37 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm GF 23mm F4 sample gallery (90 comments in total)

Nice photos, but I don't see anything there that needed to be shot with a $6500 camera and $2600 lens.

If there is some compelling need to shoot medium format, then these samples just don't demonstrate it.

Point being.... if you want to demonstrate high end gear, then happy snaps just isn't the best way to do it. Perhaps some studio fashion shots, or commercial product photography might have been better. At least if the idea was to inform people who might need such high end gear.

This is like using a Ferrari to commute to work in heavy traffic. Why not use it on a race track instead?

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 14:08 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies

Just to be absolutely clear about this.... all of these decisions were made by Aurelius, who describes themselves as "a pan-European asset manager with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, and Madrid."

So it is very hard to blame "China" for any of it.

If people are being told to work without pay, then it is is European managers who are doing it. And they are based in Munich, London, Stockholm and Madrid.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 11:27 UTC as 7th comment
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newe: Maybe Nikon will buy!

If Nikon were to buy Leica... they would instantly have an APSC and a Full Frame MILC product. The Nikon TL, and the Nikon SL.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 03:03 UTC

So it is really true.

Everything that can be photographed, has already been photographed. And usually by better photographers than me, even if they lived 166 years ago!

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 18:16 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

I'm pretty fortunate in that I don't care about using my smartphone for photography.

I am an Android phone user, and I use real cameras for photography. This means I can have a better smartphone because it isn't my primary photographic tool.

It really just depends on how important photography is for you. If you just want better smartphone photos then get an iPhone. If you use a real camera for photography and just want a better phone... then get an Android phone.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 15:28 UTC as 112th comment | 1 reply
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ozturert: Who is Richard Prince anyway?

Magnar.... if I steal your photo, change the frame, then hang it in a different room... does it become my work now? After all, I did "change the context."

According to your definition I can take anyone's photos and convert them in to tee shirts ("changing the context") and owe them nothing.

This is the most bizarre rationale for theft I have ever heard.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 22:29 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)

And tomorrow Canon will announce the development of the Canon Digital Rebel 850D. Scheduled for delivery some time in Spring 2019.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 19:34 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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Eleson: It is worth wondering about why companies announce development.
You have to have really low expectations to take this as a positive surprise.

They sometimes make these early announcements to stop you from ordering a Sony A9. Or at least, to make you hesitate....

Everyone already knew there was a Nikon D810 update coming at some point in the future. Announcing it just one way to keep their customer base from getting impatient and buying something from a competitor.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 19:31 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)

Lo and behold! Two people have already "had it!"

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 19:28 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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GinoSVK: Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 (30mm f/3.4) 115g $547.99
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM (40mm f/2.8) 130g $179.00

Now equivalence has been extended from DOF and IQ to "price."

I wonder if the equivalence faithful will ever ask for "equivalent size and weight?" Or... "equivalent lens options?" Or... "equivalent portability?"

It really is great when you can cherry pick WHICH factors need to be equivalent and which ones don't.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 20:27 UTC
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Nick8: She could have asked for 1 trillion dollar.
Suing for millions or billions became too common.

Yes, she could have Nick.

Would that make P&G innocent? Asking for and getting are two different things.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 20:23 UTC

I am really amazed at how many photographers have no sympathy for the photographer whose copyrights were violated. They seem to find the amount asked for so upsetting that all their sympathy goes with the mega corporation who broke the law.

She won't get anything near what she is asking for, but I bet she either wins in court or gets a big settlement.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 20:21 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Marty4650: I think the real reason this upsets people is because the lawyers become your partner rather than your employee. Suddenly, they own one third of your settlement, so they want the largest settlement possible.

OK.... sure $75 million sounds like "way too much money" but the starting price is never the final settlement. These are always inflated to leave maximum room for negotiation.

If the contract is clear, and P&G already settled with the modeling agency, then this means they know they breached the contract. It means they know they have no case, and would lose if it went before a judge and jury.

This is a simple contract dispute and it will eventually be settled. The only open question is "how much will it cost P&G" and yes, the lawyers on both sides will get very rich as a result. But can anyone think up a better way to handle these disputes?

Shouldn't a contract apply to a big company, just like it does to you and me? If contracts don't matter then why bother having them?

Jan.... that is all very true. There is no way she lost $75 million in income because of this breach of contract.

But these lawsuits are always for astronomical amounts in order to get their attention, and to make lawyers salivate and want to represent you. And the more you ask for, the more you will probably end up getting.

She probably lost "tens of thousands of dollars" and even if treble damages were awarded as a penalty, it would never even approach $1 million.

I think many people are getting "offended" by the size of the lawsuit, and not realizing she may have a real claim here for some amount. If the contract was clear, and it was breached, P&G is guilty. And they know they will end up losing in a court of law, so they will probably settle with her.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 20:18 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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Slouch Hooligan: Nikon 20mm f/1.8 G AF-S on DX is precisely 30mm equivalent. Not to say this is a fair comparison but the author of the article unequivocally stated that the Panasonic lens was the ONLY 30mm equivalent lens.

Read it again.

Carey Rose wrote:

"This 15mm F1.7 prime lens is for the Micro Four Thirds system and offers a unique 30mm-equivalent field of view."

He never said this was the only 30mm equivalent focal length lens available... only that it was unique for Micro Four Thirds. And both Sony and Samsung have 20mm f/2.8 lenses that result in a 30mm FOV on their respective cameras. So it seems pretty clear that the only "unique part" was for M4/3.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 17:18 UTC
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