Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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photog4u: It's not a fanboy thing, I'll buy ANY great camera. It's just that Pentax, Sony, Panasonic and Olympus are building cameras with so many interesting and useful features that announcements like this one seem vanilla to me.

If you compare $2,000 cameras from different makers, you get some interesting results. The MILC cameras offer some big advantages in terms of size, weight, live view, and video ability. The DSLRs at this price point offer their own set of advantages, especially for those who prefer OVFs and who already are deeply invested in their lens systems.

The bottom line is that digital cameras have never been better than they are today, and you now have a dizzying array of choices.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:05 UTC
On article Canon unveils ultra-compact EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (112 comments in total)
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HaroldC3: Honestly, I feel a little sick that I bought an overpriced M6 with the SL2 now coming out at a very attractive price. Especially if the SL2 has a silent shutter option as evident with the drive modes silent single and silent continuous.

I guess Canon was right to think they are competing with themselves because this camera definitely competes with the M5/M6.

Harold.... if you don't compete against yourself, then someone else surely will.

"Holding back" never helps a consumer goods company. If the market wants something, then offer it even if it is very similar to something you already produce.

This is why we have a dozen variations of Coca Cola being marketed. While each one cannibalizes the others slightly, the combined market share is greater than if they only had one version.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 12:54 UTC
On article Video: Removing a stuck lens filter... with a band saw (139 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Personally, I wouldn't want all those flying metal shavings anywhere near my front element.

I would cut a piece of cardboard into the right circular shape, and stick it up against the front element before taking it to the band saw.

I had assumed the glass was broken and had been removed on the lens that met the band saw. If this was a different lens, with the glass intact, then the cardboard disk would be unnecessary.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 12:34 UTC
On article Video: Removing a stuck lens filter... with a band saw (139 comments in total)

Personally, I wouldn't want all those flying metal shavings anywhere near my front element.

I would cut a piece of cardboard into the right circular shape, and stick it up against the front element before taking it to the band saw.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 01:48 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies

Nice photos. Well written article too.

I really think Canon EOS M is the real sleeper in the MILC world. This is a very capable camera that is only hampered by being priced way too high, and having such a limited selection of native AF lenses.

Once those two issues are resolved, it may end up being the dominant crop sensor MILC format, due to the huge installed base of Canon users, their brand loyalty, and the overall competence of Canon in engineering, design and marketing.

Sony, Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic should be very grateful that Canon chooses to price EOS M cameras and lenses so high.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 14:51 UTC as 52nd comment | 7 replies

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 52nd 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 55th 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 17th 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 32nd 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 37th 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 (155 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 (61 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 00:27 UTC as 17th comment
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (155 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 (155 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 (155 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 (155 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 35th comment | 5 replies
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