Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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Marty4650: I wonder if this technology could also disable the phone part of the smartphone? That could be very useful in places where cell phones are an annoyance. Like restaurants, libraries, funerals, churches or anywhere else where people enjoy sharing their conversations with the whole room.

Somehow, the human race existed for 100,000 years without cell phones.

This just doesn't rank up there with food, shelter and oxygen.... unless you are a kid. In which case it ranks HIGHER than oxygen on your priority list.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 01:41 UTC

I wonder if this technology could also disable the phone part of the smartphone? That could be very useful in places where cell phones are an annoyance. Like restaurants, libraries, funerals, churches or anywhere else where people enjoy sharing their conversations with the whole room.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 23:07 UTC as 182nd comment | 8 replies
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (413 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Just a friendly warning to budget conscious DSLR buyers.... if you are on a very tight budget then you might be better off buying a high end fixed lens camera. Even if it is used, or an older model.

The whole point of interchangeable lenses is "buying more lenses" and most decent lenses cost more than this camera does. If your budget doesn't allow for additional lenses, then why do you need an ILC?

I think ILCs have been oversold. People who don't need them are buying them, and they may never need the ability to swap out lenses. Bottom line.... buy what you need, not what everyone else tells you to buy.

villagranvincent .... You're probably right about that.

Canon will sell a lot of them because they will be in every Walmart, Target, and Costco store, and the price is right. These will fly off the shelves.

Just do the math. There are over 4,000 Walmart stores in the USA alone. If each store sells one camera a week that's over 200,000 cameras in a year! And in some places they might sell one or two a day.

The less informed shopper is more likely to make an impulse purchase. The well informed one will research it to death, then buy from an online seller. This is a market that Sony, Fuji, Panasonic, Pentax and Olympus just can't crack.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 21:16 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (413 comments in total)

Just a friendly warning to budget conscious DSLR buyers.... if you are on a very tight budget then you might be better off buying a high end fixed lens camera. Even if it is used, or an older model.

The whole point of interchangeable lenses is "buying more lenses" and most decent lenses cost more than this camera does. If your budget doesn't allow for additional lenses, then why do you need an ILC?

I think ILCs have been oversold. People who don't need them are buying them, and they may never need the ability to swap out lenses. Bottom line.... buy what you need, not what everyone else tells you to buy.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 20:50 UTC as 58th comment | 8 replies

The most interesting question here isn't "what is on this film" by "why does this film even exist?"

Even back in the 1950s we knew film had a shelf life. We knew it had to be used and processed quickly. Yet someone shot 1200 rolls and never processed any of it. Instead, he wrapped it up for "posterity" or something.

Just based on the one sample roll developed it is clear this was no eccentric artist like Vivian Maier. These are some very bad snapshots.

You really have to wonder why they were even taken, much less preserved for processing at some future time. A time when recovery would be difficult if not impossible to do.

This will probably always be a mystery. If there was one decent photo on that roll, then someone might be motivated by curiosity to develop all this film.

But right now, it looks like Vivian Maier's legacy is safe.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 10:30 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
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Mike FL: It is better than Hasselblad in the sense of that Leica is dressing up its own cameras while Hasselblad was dressing up SONY.

Here's the biggest difference. Greed.

Leica would take a $500 Panasonic, rebadge it as a Leica, and sell it for $750.

Hasselblad would take a $750 Sony, rebadge it as a Hasselblad, add an exotic wood grip then sell it for $7,000, making the Leica seem like a bargain,

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 04:40 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (119 comments in total)
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nobes: I'll wait for the VR version

henricoo..... I'd say you are exactly right about that.

When you see the amazing results some birders can get with their 300mm lenses and APSC cameras.... you really wonder why they would want, or even need, an extreme telescope lens. Especially one that costs so much and represents "state of the art in 1985."

I think these extreme lenses are mostly collector's items due to their rarity.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 11:48 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)

This isn't the camera for me, but I really do like the IKEA like styling.

There is something very crisp and clean about Swedish design.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 18:59 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (119 comments in total)
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steephill: f11? Pfft, Pentax made one in f8 - http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/primes/extreme-tele/A1200f8.html

Ahhhhhhhh..... the good old days!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 18:57 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (119 comments in total)
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nobes: I'll wait for the VR version

Probably because these lenses are very expensive to make, and they lose money on every lens they make.

Even at $100,000 a lens.... if you only sell a small handful of them, you could lose money.

I would bet that these "Ultra Lenses" were produced for prestige and for the halo effect, and not to generate profits. Think about it. Where is their version 2 or update? If these types of lenses were profitable, the lens makers would have them in their current catalogs.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 15:27 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (119 comments in total)
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steephill: f11? Pfft, Pentax made one in f8 - http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/primes/extreme-tele/A1200f8.html

Olympus.... please note.... Canon included a FREE case and hood with their 1200 mm f/5.6 lens!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 15:23 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (119 comments in total)
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steephill: f11? Pfft, Pentax made one in f8 - http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/primes/extreme-tele/A1200f8.html

Thanks steephill!
That link is from a really fascinating website.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:36 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (119 comments in total)

This looks like something you could put on your shoulder, and use to shoot down enemy planes...

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:06 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This actually marks a milestone of sorts.

MILC cameras now are available in more sensor sizes than any other camera format. Eight different sensor sizes!

1/2.3" - Pentax Q
1/1.7" - Pentax Q
1 inch - Nikon 1 and Samsung NX Mini
Four Thirds - Panasonic, Olympus and Kodak M4/3
APS-C - Canon M, Fuji X, Leica T, Sony E, Samsung NX, Sigma Quattro
APS- H Sigma Quattro H
Full Frame - Sony FE, Leica SL
Medium Format -Hasselblad X1D

@ villa... I was tempted, but the exotic wood grip stuff has been way overdone.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:54 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)

This actually marks a milestone of sorts.

MILC cameras now are available in more sensor sizes than any other camera format. Eight different sensor sizes!

1/2.3" - Pentax Q
1/1.7" - Pentax Q
1 inch - Nikon 1 and Samsung NX Mini
Four Thirds - Panasonic, Olympus and Kodak M4/3
APS-C - Canon M, Fuji X, Leica T, Sony E, Samsung NX, Sigma Quattro
APS- H Sigma Quattro H
Full Frame - Sony FE, Leica SL
Medium Format -Hasselblad X1D

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:21 UTC as 117th comment | 5 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (456 comments in total)
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Rishi Sanyal: I don't know about you, but I'm hoping to be over the moon with what's sure to be a stellar product.

No, that was an inside joke.

A stellar product.... like the Hasselblad Stellar!

(I really hope Rishi did that intentionally, and not by accident!)

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (456 comments in total)

I just hope this won't be another Sony NEX-7, rebadged as a Hassleblad.

And selling for $7,500....

The article says they abandoned that marketing plan, but you never know. They might do something similar with a twist.

Wait.... maybe this time it will be a rebadged Sony A7R II, selling for $12,000?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 192nd comment | 2 replies
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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newe: Who really cares about wifi....come on, take the card out and copy your pics...it is faster!

I'm waiting for Nikon to make a camera that has a built in printer...but it will probably clog and people will sue anyway.

WIFI does a lot more than sending photos to facebook, or your computer.

I always take out the card, and copy them to my computer... but I love using the WIFI app to remotely control my camera. In fact, this is the world's best remote control. You can use your smartphone to operate the shutter, change settings, even to zoom the lens, if you have a powerzoom lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 02:56 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)

My prediction..... Nikon will deny there is any problem. Then, the Chinese government will ban the sale of the D500 in China. Then Nikon will reluctantly admit there is a problem.

Nikon will offer replacement cameras that use standard WIFI, and then clearly mark their old stock as "Bluetooth Only" models. When no one buys them, they will dump them for $999 through a Hong Kong ebay vendor.

Then the incident will be completely forgotten, and the D500 Mk II will get stellar reviews.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 01:02 UTC as 138th comment | 4 replies
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Marty4650: Looks like an absolutely stunning and mouth watering lens.

But it is a bit outside my budget. I will have to keep saving up for a used or refurbished Olympus 12mm f/2.0.

However.... if money were no object....

Agreed. 12mm isn't a prime I would use often, but I would love to have it for those times it is needed. $384 makes sense. $799 doesn't. And $1,299 is completely out of the question.

However, it would be an ideal lens for landscapes or architecture. And thanks to the speed, it would be great for interiors.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 23:23 UTC
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