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-LX100 Review (1015 comments in total)
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Photato: This is my favorite camera of all time. The combination of Sensor-Lens size, levels of functionality and performance are outstanding. I've had no issue with focus placement since I use the back-button AF and recompose technique.
For me, the only issue is the excessive, irritating and unnecessary lens extend/retract cycles, making this camera prone to gather dust inside the lens/sensor which also shortens the life of the motorized zoom lens mechanism.
There is no perfect camera but the LX100 comes close.
A Mic input, an articulated Touch Screen, ND filter and updated sensor with higher rez would make it almost perfect. The zoom range might look limited but the well implemented Digital Zoom/Crop feature makes up for that giving you up to 600mm Eqv if your final image size is for the web.
Panasonic MUST come with an updated version of this stellar camera model.
This has been the only camera that has me excited lately and would absolutely love a future LX200 using the same form factor.

I'd be willing to swap some range for higher resolution.

So give it a 24-50mm lens, a 20 MP sensor, add the tilt/touch screen and ND filter AND eliminate the "multi aspect" design and you now have my perfect camera.

You say you want more range? Then crop. Or use your digital zoom feature. You now have 20 MP to play with rather than 12.7 MP.

In fact, this camera might even work with a single focal length lens, like a 24mm f/1.8 and using a full sized 4/3 20 MP sensor. A single focal length didn't hurt the sales of Fuji X100, Sony RX1, or Leica Q cameras either.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 17:14 UTC

You can bet that any CEO with a background in accounting will keep a sharp eye on the bottom line. This means they will stay with the products that are profitable and they will stay within their area of expertise, rather than going big time on video.

I believe that same strategy has worked pretty well for Canon. Perhaps not in terms of accolades, but certainly in terms of market share and profitability.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 13:53 UTC as 79th comment

I can offer an even better deal.

I will use any image of yours that you select as my computer wallpaper for the bargain price of just $10 per month. Thus providing you with more "exposure."

And if you want a full year of displaying your image on my computer, I will offer a special price of $99 for all 12 months.

Think it over and get back to me on it. But don't take too long to decide. The offers are piling up.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 11:21 UTC as 42nd comment

Those first two covers aren't bad, but the graphic designer who created that third cover probably had to pay $5,000 to get the job. The photo isn't bad but the layout is horrible and cluttered.

No professional designer would put text on a polka dot background. So I'm assuming they paid plenty to get the job.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 20:57 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply
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Marty4650: The next big innovation will be a second notch at the bottom of the screen too.

These are truly exciting times we live in! ;)

The iPhone 12 will feature a notch.... within another notch. The Apple fans will gladly pay extra for that!

And within a few weeks, Oppo and all the the other Chinese knock off phones will have the notch within a notch feature too.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 20:15 UTC

The next big innovation will be a second notch at the bottom of the screen too.

These are truly exciting times we live in! ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 12:24 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
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petreluk: Canon intend to dominate the mirrorless market and here they drop enough hints to suggest how they plan to do it. Canon are the most methodical of all camera companies so there is a good chance they can pull it off, too. Complaints about missing features and general mediocrity are like throwing matchsticks at a rhino. The beast will simply plough on through towards the target: continuing to be the world #1 imaging outfit and never, ever giving up their hold on the high-end professional market.

Those "mediocre mirrorless cameras" are a necessary developmental step towards achieving their eventual goal. No one starts at the top. Compare an Olympus EP1 to an EM1 II and you will instantly see this.

Canon still has a long way to go before they will be challenging the best MILC cameras made by Fuji, Sony, Olympus and Panasonic, but it would be foolish to write them off.

Canon is rarely the first to do anything, but they always seem to end up with the largest market share in each segment they compete in. This means they just might know what they are doing.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 15:30 UTC

I'm still using CS5. This means I have to convert new camera raw files to dng files for processing, but it still works pretty well.

As others have mentioned, most users don't need all the functions in Photoshop. Those who do will get subscriptions. Those who don't will continue using their old versions of PS, or perhaps migrate to Elements some day.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 00:23 UTC as 86th comment | 7 replies

I have a much cheaper and much better solution for those who want the convenience and quality of digital with a "film camera look" for style.

Step 1 - Go to ebay and buy a broken Nikon F camera with 50mm lens. You can find them for $10 or $20.

Step 2 - While you're on ebay, also buy a used Panasonic GM1 with 12-32mm lens. This should cost around $250 more.

Step 3 - Remove and discard the back door of the Nikon F camera, hollow out the Nikon 50mm lens, making sure to remove the front element by breaking the glass. Then put a UV filter on the lens. Cut out the bottom plate so you can access the battery compartment.

Step 4 - Insert the GM1 into the hollowed out Nikon F, with the lens facing forward. Make sure you set the lens at whatever focal length you want to permanently use since you will no longer be able to use the zoom feature. Secure the camera firmly in place with superglue.

Step 5 - Now here is the tricky part. Rig some way of actuating the shutter.

Voila!

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 11:48 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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cosinaphile: glad it was the other hassy lunar that distinguished itself in the auction and not this ...

https://petapixel.com/2012/09/18/hasselblad-lunar-is-a-rebranded-sony-nex-7-with-5000-of-luxury/

That article was written in 2012, when the Lunar was selling brand new for $5,000, despite a list price of $7,000.

Two years later in 2014, a pair of Lunars sold for $54,000 at a charity auction.

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/two-hasselblad-lunar-cameras-sell-for--54-500-24356

Today in 2018, one just sold on ebay for $1,350. Thus proving it really wasn't a good investment...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hasselblad-Lunar-24-3-MP-Digital-Camera-/382345618748?hash=item590593253c%3Ag%3AJTkAAOSwyP5aA2YC&nma=true&si=ITEnBv%252FRzzrmWqsE5xG7NXC1aPk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 16:21 UTC
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entoman: Well I hope (but doubt) that the "private collector" appreciates the camera for it's design and historic importance, rather than just treating it as a financial investment.

Exactly right, stevo23. And they look for investments that will hold their value or appreciate over time. And collectible Leicas are a pretty good choice for that.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 16:10 UTC
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entoman: I find it almost unbelievable in this day and age when we are supposed to be civilised, that ANY country could even remotely consider executing 700+ people for any sort of protest.

I'd suggest that anyone considering having a holiday in Egypt immediately changes their plans and boycots this country until all 700 are reprieved.

As for Shawkan, I admire his courage in going there and putting himself "in the firing line", but he was presumably aware of the possible consequences, and chose to take that risk. Brave man.

Never make the mistake of thinking every nation is just like your nation.

They execute journalists in third world countries for any or no reason. Most often it is because they write something that embarrasses their government.

We give journalists awards when they write fake news stories, and treat them like royalty.

We live in a very different world than they do.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 19:25 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery (86 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Technically, the photos are pretty good coming from a compact camera.

Artistically, the compositions are outstanding. Scott Everett makes the camera seem better than it is! He really got some really nice shots.

Panasonic should be grateful that Everett didn't shoot brick walls and test charts.

Yes. And Scott certainly did a great job with these sample shots.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 18:37 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery (86 comments in total)

Technically, the photos are pretty good coming from a compact camera.

Artistically, the compositions are outstanding. Scott Everett makes the camera seem better than it is! He really got some really nice shots.

Panasonic should be grateful that Everett didn't shoot brick walls and test charts.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 14:31 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
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GabrielZ: Looking forward to the iPhone 11s quad camera later this year. /s

The iPhone 12 will eliminate all connecting ports, to be sleeker and more stylish.

You will only be able to charge it wirelessly. This is the future, folks. No more wires. And of course every time Apple removes something the price goes up.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 14:19 UTC
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cosinaphile: this notch nonsense is like an apple cancer spread to android wanna be phones

ive read speculation that this will have micro sd support and could have a headphone jack but i doubt it very much

i would avoid any device millions use to listen to music but refuses to include an industry standard headphone jack as simply a bit of manipulative cellular junk

the idiotic notch that moto and now these clowns emulate makes me nauseated

I give them credit. They took an ugly notch that obstructs part of the screen into a coveted asset! Now everyone wants a notch.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 14:17 UTC
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Hello123: Leica is sure turning into the laughing stock of the photography community. The marketing team needs to be fired (every single one of them).

If the goal of running a successful camera business is to make money, then Leica is doing the right thing. And everyone else is just fooling around.

I bet Canon wishes they could get the same profit margins as Leica does.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 22:19 UTC
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Hello123: Leica is sure turning into the laughing stock of the photography community. The marketing team needs to be fired (every single one of them).

Hello123.... And Leica is laughing all the way to the bank.

Their marketing team just got a big raise.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 21:33 UTC
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cosinaphile: this notch nonsense is like an apple cancer spread to android wanna be phones

ive read speculation that this will have micro sd support and could have a headphone jack but i doubt it very much

i would avoid any device millions use to listen to music but refuses to include an industry standard headphone jack as simply a bit of manipulative cellular junk

the idiotic notch that moto and now these clowns emulate makes me nauseated

The iPhone notch is bigger... so it must be better.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 21:26 UTC
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Marty4650: Canon has one huge card up their sleeve.

They have the largest installed base of users. At least twice as many as anyone else has. This means more brand recognition, more legacy lenses, more of everything.

They don't need to follow the market, they could lead it if they wanted to. But obviously they would rather let others lead, then wait to see what happens, then jump in when they feel the time is right for them to do so.

Or they can do both.... by providing an adapter that gives users the option to use their Canon EF-S lenses or replace them with newly designed smaller and lighter lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 20:29 UTC
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