Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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"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.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 21:37 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)

Speaking of "modularity" ... has anyone noticed that Google has scrapped their plans for their Project Ara modular phone?

http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/2/12775922/google-project-ara-modular-phone-suspended-confirm

This phone was announced just three months ago, amid very similar fanfare. It also promised multiple features modules that would snap on to provide greater functionality.

A few days ago Google killed the project, but said they are willing to license the technology to "someone else who wants to lose money on it." (or... words to that effect).

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 11:38 UTC as 10th comment
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jylppy: And just why would I want to buy this?

Why would I want to invest a price of a pocket camera into an accessory that is 100% tied to one single handset model from one company? What if I my phone breaks and I want to buy different brand next or my phone? How does Moto guarantee that the next phone version is 100% compatible with accessories designed for this version? And the size of the accessory is the same or even bigger then similar pocket camera.

Fancy idea, but.

To be clear about this.... this isn't a cheap clip on attachment that can be used with ANY smartphone. This is a very expensive attachment that can be used ONLY with this particular phone, or any future models that are exactly the same size, shape and configuration.

And even IF Levnovo DOES make the next version exactly the same size and shape and have the same port configurations, you have absolutely no guarentee that your local mobile carrier will be offering that phone a few years from now.

What amazes me is that some of the same people who refuse to buy a camera that doesn't use a 30 year old ("tried and true") lens mount are so eager to buy expensive attachments for a minor brand smartphone.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 14:32 UTC
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)
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BarnET: no benefits in quality over the built in camera but it's the best add on DPreview ever used.

Come on don't be a sellout.

You guys had your chance to work with the Olympus Air which has a M43 sensor.

The QX 1 which is practically an attacheable E-mount mirrorless. And the Qx100 which shares the BSI cmos sensor with all the best compact camera's.

But this useless piece of utter thrash with a slower lens and same size sensor as what our smartphones had for the last years is somehow a cut above the afore mentioned.

Sorry i call BS

Absolutely agree, BarnET.

Camera phones certainly do have their place, and will always be popular but they cannot become high end imaging devices without making them less convenient for the users. And those users really crave convenience above all.

I think the assumption that camera phone users crave higher quality images is false. I think they are perfectly satisfied with the results they get based on their own needs. (Selfies, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc.)

Because something "can be done" doesn't mean that it "should be done" or that it will be commercially successful. While all these add ons are flooding the market, the plain Jane iPhones and Android phones without attachments still own 99% of the market.

But, we really don't need to speculate. If there is real demand for these add ons, then their sales will sky rocket. The market will tell us if these products were needed, or if they were just exercises by bored engineers and geeks.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 17:36 UTC
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)
In reply to:

Marty4650: It seems like some folks are willing to go to a lot of expense and trouble to convert a $600 Smartphone into an $200 travel zoom point and shoot camera.

I just don't see the point of this.

Well.... we all saw how successful the modular Ricoh GXR system was.

The market seems to reject modular systems based on temporary products. Modular systems only work well when products last a long time.

A smartphone is a temporary product. Even a camera is only slightly better off, being a "semi-temporary" product, but that difference really does matter.

The higher up you go on the food chain, the more permanent a product becomes. Which is why:

- high end cameras get updated every 4+ years,
- mid range cameras get updated every 3+ years
- entry level cameras get updated every 2+ years
- and smartphones get updated yearly, or sooner

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Samsung NV10 (77 comments in total)

I was almost seduced by the NV10's sleek design and impressive sounding Schneider-Kreuznach lens.... but I resisted and ended up with a Panasonic FZ20 instead. Which wasn't as sleek but had a more impressive sounding Leica branded lens.

Turned out.... I guessed right that time. But it was just luck on my part.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 13:45 UTC as 56th comment
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)
In reply to:

BarnET: no benefits in quality over the built in camera but it's the best add on DPreview ever used.

Come on don't be a sellout.

You guys had your chance to work with the Olympus Air which has a M43 sensor.

The QX 1 which is practically an attacheable E-mount mirrorless. And the Qx100 which shares the BSI cmos sensor with all the best compact camera's.

But this useless piece of utter thrash with a slower lens and same size sensor as what our smartphones had for the last years is somehow a cut above the afore mentioned.

Sorry i call BS

@Global..... the Swiss Army Knife is actually a very good analogy.

It can do a lot of things but it:

- Is not a good saw
- Is not a good scissors
- Is not a good corkscrew
- Is not a good nail file
- Is not even a very good knife

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:24 UTC
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)
In reply to:

BarnET: no benefits in quality over the built in camera but it's the best add on DPreview ever used.

Come on don't be a sellout.

You guys had your chance to work with the Olympus Air which has a M43 sensor.

The QX 1 which is practically an attacheable E-mount mirrorless. And the Qx100 which shares the BSI cmos sensor with all the best compact camera's.

But this useless piece of utter thrash with a slower lens and same size sensor as what our smartphones had for the last years is somehow a cut above the afore mentioned.

Sorry i call BS

@ Allison..... lets be honest. ANY camera is a pain to use for someone who wants to walk around with empty pockets and unencumbered by having to carry something in their hand or around their neck.

Many people today don't want more devices that do things better. They want one device that does everything fairly well. This is why the smartphone has replaced the mp3 player, the wristwatch, the GPS, the gameboy, and the casual use camera.

Anyone who is really into photography will get a high end compact camera, and not an expensive and clunky device to convert their smartphone into a low end compact camera.

But there is no need to discuss and debate this. The market will tell us.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:21 UTC
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)

The simple reality is .... this add on will only work with one model from one manufacturer. And that manufacturer has a minuscule market share.

This means 99.9% of smart phone users cannot use this gadget. And most of the other 00.1% who can use it, probably won't want it due to the high cost and inconvenience of having a second gadget to carry around.

And this second gadget is probably bigger and weighs more than your first gadget.... your phone.

I honestly think some of these products are chasing a market that doesn't exist.

Products like the Sony QX or Olympus Air could work with 100% of those smartphones, and they seem to have failed too. So I just don't know who the intended customers for these add ons are.....

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:10 UTC as 36th comment
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)
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Mike FL: I thought SONY add on zoom was not a good ideal, but at least :

- SONY can be used by all kind of phones rather than throw away when you change the phone.

- SONY has its own battery for not short the battery life liking this one.

Hasselblad's name really does not mean too much now days. So does Lenovo phone.

That's interesting.

So far there has never been a new phone from a major maker that was the same size and shape as their last ones. This really delights the people who make smart phone cases.

There have been 11 different Moto phones so far, and all eleven are different in size, shape, or port configurations. I'm not saying that it is impossible that future Moto phones will be exactly the same size and shape as the current flagship model. Just unlikely.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 22:58 UTC
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)

It seems like some folks are willing to go to a lot of expense and trouble to convert a $600 Smartphone into an $200 travel zoom point and shoot camera.

I just don't see the point of this.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 22:00 UTC as 56th comment | 8 replies
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mike FL: I thought SONY add on zoom was not a good ideal, but at least :

- SONY can be used by all kind of phones rather than throw away when you change the phone.

- SONY has its own battery for not short the battery life liking this one.

Hasselblad's name really does not mean too much now days. So does Lenovo phone.

Mike.... that's a good and valid point.

People change phones often. Will they be willing to sink $300 into a phone accessory that will be useless for their next phone?

It's not like a $2 app, it's $300 that you will be kissing goodbye.

I think the Hasselblad name means a lot... but not to smartphone users. They would have better luck branding it Gucci or Versache.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 21:58 UTC
On article Lytro Immerge VR footage showcased for the first time (17 comments in total)

Perhaps someday in the future people will get sick and tired of virtual reality and start craving "reality" again.

I suppose we shall see.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 12:24 UTC as 2nd comment | 4 replies
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El Chavo: Yes it is a 50mm but its macro. MACRO. Sony only other FE macro lens is a 90mm.

They are filling the holes in their lens line up and now releasing another macro.

If Sony does not release lenes: "OMG! Sony has no lenses. LOL"
If Sony releases lenses: "OMG! Sony has relased another XXXmm lens. LOL"

Trolls will be trolls will be trolls.

It's really just a case of forcing your customers to buy something designed for a larger sensor.

Not everyone needs to upgrade to full frame. In fact, the vast majority of ILC users today are using cropped sensor cameras. Today's crop sensor is better than the full frame sensor that pros were using a decade ago. Certainly good enough for most of the market.

Sony E really doesn't need a macro lens. Their 30mm f/2.8 Macro was one of the first lenses they released for their E system. But there are other E lenses that some E users might appreciate, and every new Sony lens seems to be designed for their full frame FE system.

I suppose if Olympus had a full frame camera they might do the very same thing as Canon, Nikon and Sony, by designing lenses almost
exclusively for their larger cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 18:11 UTC
On article PRVKE 21 is a rugged and versatile camera backpack (35 comments in total)

I'm holding out for the "PRVKE 21 - What You Need to Know" review.

I prefer short snappy reviews!

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 14:39 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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El Chavo: Yes it is a 50mm but its macro. MACRO. Sony only other FE macro lens is a 90mm.

They are filling the holes in their lens line up and now releasing another macro.

If Sony does not release lenes: "OMG! Sony has no lenses. LOL"
If Sony releases lenses: "OMG! Sony has relased another XXXmm lens. LOL"

Trolls will be trolls will be trolls.

The "problem" is that while this lens is great for a full frame body, it isn't a good choice for an APSC body. Unless you don't care about size and weight. And if you didn't care, you'd probably own a full frame camera.

But if you chose an APSC camera for smaller size and weight, then using full frame lenses on it pretty much defeats your purpose.

If Sony has decided to go the same route as Nikon and Canon by forcing APSC users to use full frame lenses, then their E system becomes totally irrelevant. Which might be their plan.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 14:37 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D IV: What you need to know (185 comments in total)
In reply to:

vesa1tahti: Well, maybe an excellent camera. But as a Nikon shooter I don't care about it. P.S. Video properties are not so important; very few real photographers need videos.

I bet there are plenty of "real wedding photographers" who need vidoes.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 12:10 UTC
On article Pentax K-70 added to studio test scene (36 comments in total)
In reply to:

gianstam: My favorite part of the studio scene
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=pentax_k70&attr13_1=canon_eos750d&attr13_2=nikon_d5500&attr13_3=sigma_dp2q&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=jpeg&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&attr126_0=normal&normalization=full&widget=1&x=-0.5747795484515643&y=0.3403592453620448
Good results (as most other today cameras)

Sigma does real well.... at base ISO.

Now take it up to ISO 1600, or God forbid ISO 6400, and all you see is brown fuzzy mush.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 01:32 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know (149 comments in total)
In reply to:

Alexis D: Are we going to get a "What you need to know" article after every review of a camera by DPReview from now on?

Why is such info not included in the review itself? Already we have several articles for the same camera besides the main review, like Hands-On, Field Test, Real World Sample, and now another one?

If they published the "All you need to know" summary BEFORE the formal review, or made it the first paragraph of the full review, then very few people would actually read the entire review.

Unless you actually own the model being tested, or are considering buying it, most of us just read the first page and the last page. We read the first page for the overview.... and then the last page so we can argue about the score.

Without that score, we couldn't claim "Dpreview was bribed by the camera maker, " which is a very popular pastime on this website.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know (149 comments in total)

All I really need to know is.... "buy on Amazon from $5,999.00."

That just ruled m out! :)

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 12:11 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies
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