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 Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (295 comments in total)
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Marty4650: The GH5 will really need to be special to top this camera.

Ralph.....

Add that to "better video" because the GH5 is rumored to have 6K video ability. Panasonic has had the M4/3 video crown ever since the GH1.

Even though the EM1 II might have Olympus' best implementation of video, the GH5 will probably still be ahead of it.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (295 comments in total)

The GH5 will really need to be special to top this camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 14:54 UTC as 46th comment | 7 replies
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (702 comments in total)
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Sirandar: How much without the lenses? If it was 150$ it might be a good emergency camera. But if you put good glass on it then the disposablilty goes out the window.

This may eventually be a death knell for the expensive top end M4/3 market, but this camera certainly isn't even close to doing that unless the lenses are crazy sharp and image quality outstanding. A 20 MP sensor doesn't make a good camera or even good image quality, but it can....

I think you raise a good point about what could happen in the future.

But right now, this camera is aimed squarely at the Olympus EPL8 and not at the Olympus EM1 or Panasonic GH4. And when compared to a similar camera from Olympus or Panasonic, it offers a lot more bang for the buck.

Competition is a good thing. If Chinese makers offer more camera for less money, then the Japanese makers (who also build their cameras in China) will have to cut prices or deliver higher quality goods.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 21:35 UTC
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princecody: Fuji went medium format. Why didn't Olympus go FF?

Why not buy full frame lenses for your full frame camera?

Why is crop mode on a big camera preferable to just having an APSC camera? If you don't want the size and weight advantage of a smaller sensor, then you should only be using full frame gear.

Of course, it's your money and you can do whatever you please.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 21:28 UTC
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princecody: Fuji went medium format. Why didn't Olympus go FF?

I see it this way...

If you need an adapter, then it isn't the same system
If it was designed for a different sensor size, then it isn't the same system

Sony is supporting four different "types" of lenses.You can call them formats, systems, or whatever else, just remember these aren't strictly interchangeable.

1. E mount, for APSC sensor
2. E mount for Full Frame sensor
3. A mount for APSC sensor
4. A mount for Full Frame sensor

The fact that a full frame lens can cover an APSC sensor doesn't mean it is the ideal lens for that system. It works, but it is larger and heavier than it needs to be. And we both know there isn't an easy way to properly use APSC designed lenses on full frame cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
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princecody: Fuji went medium format. Why didn't Olympus go FF?

No, they have three each.

Canon has:

APSC EOS mount
Full frame EOS mount
APSC EOS-M mount

Nikon has:

CX for 1 inch sensor
DX for APSC
FX for APSC or Full frame

Different sensor sizes require different lenses, even if you COULD use those designed for small sensors on cameras with bigger sensors. It can be done, but it usually involves crop modes or corner vignetting.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Photokina's greatest hits (46 comments in total)
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photog4u: Kodak should have purchased Samsung's ILC camera division and ran with it.

The Samsung NX system was too good to be put down that easily. I also wish someone had acquired it, and continued it.

Unfortunately, this is just a bad time for camera makers to be adding product lines as the market for real cameras keeps shrinking. And as great as NX was, it wasn't that much different from Sony E or Fuji X. The market couldn't sustain all three making APSC MILC cameras, while the high end was rapidly moving towards full frame (and even larger.)

What a terrible shame.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 16:14 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Photokina's greatest hits (46 comments in total)

Jeff...

Throwback Thursday is rapidly becoming one of my favorite DPReview features.

Thanks for giving us a great one.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 16:10 UTC as 15th comment
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princecody: Fuji went medium format. Why didn't Olympus go FF?

Two different sensors plus two different lens mounts equals four possible formats.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 10:12 UTC
On article Instax goes luxury with Michael Kors collaboration (45 comments in total)

Wasn't the Pentax K-01 "designer inspired" too?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 19:26 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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Marty4650: Yes, a necessary tool for posting on Facebook! :)

Every new gadget designed to make a smartphone into a better camera makes it less portable, less convenient, and more expensive.

Thereby defeating the entire purpose.

But I could be wrong. Let's see how many of these are actually sold.

OK, maybe I should read the whole article next time instead of just reading the title!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 17:40 UTC

Yes, a necessary tool for posting on Facebook! :)

Every new gadget designed to make a smartphone into a better camera makes it less portable, less convenient, and more expensive.

Thereby defeating the entire purpose.

But I could be wrong. Let's see how many of these are actually sold.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 17:30 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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noflashplease: I think we all know that "Rollei" is now just another faded German brand. I felt pangs of nostalgia when the factory was liquidated, even though Rolleiflex TLRs were hardly current or relevant in my own lifetime.

This product looks a lot like some sort of SJCAM clone? I don't really how the licensed name lends it any credibility? It might be okay? Might not? Probably doesn't matter one way or another.

My father's Rolliflex is probably turning over in it's grave!

And you're right. It probably doesn't matter. The intended customers for these action cams probably have no idea what the Rollei brand was. They might have been better off licensing the name "Kardashian" rather than "Rollei."

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 17:20 UTC
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (109 comments in total)

Interesting idea.

A card that could hold 178,000 jpegs, or 17,000 raw files from my 16MP camera.
You'd probably get at least 1,000 hours of HD video on it.

Just be careful. Don't lose the card or you could lose a lot of stuff!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 13:46 UTC as 10th comment
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princecody: Fuji went medium format. Why didn't Olympus go FF?

We now have lots of full frame systems from Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Leica. It makes absolutely no sense to enter a crowded market against competitors who have been doing it for a long time.

Meanwhile.... there is only one system based on the four thirds sensor.

Olympus needs to do what they do best and avoid the temptation to try to do everything or they could end up with four different formats like Sony has. (FE, E, Alpha APSC, Alpha Full Frame).

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 04:05 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (702 comments in total)
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Sirandar: How much without the lenses? If it was 150$ it might be a good emergency camera. But if you put good glass on it then the disposablilty goes out the window.

This may eventually be a death knell for the expensive top end M4/3 market, but this camera certainly isn't even close to doing that unless the lenses are crazy sharp and image quality outstanding. A 20 MP sensor doesn't make a good camera or even good image quality, but it can....

This camera is no threat to the top end of the M4/3 market.

However it should do very well against the bottom end. The EPL8 with one lens is $599..... the M1 with two lenses is $330. and neither camera has an EVF.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:50 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (101 comments in total)
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Bhima78: Good looking camera, but the price is still too high for what it is. This is a casual camera with enthusiast pricing. Should have a $599 option that includes the 17mm f1.8.

So... you are saying that Olympus should hold a clearance sale on their new camera... before it even hits the shelves?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:41 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (101 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: "The problem is, I just don't see anyone putting down their phone and picking this up any time soon. Consumers that use their phones as their main camera are probably looking for a do-it-all solution that requires just one purchase. That means a handful of target customers may get an E-PL8 and never go further than its 14-42mm kit lens, even though the major appeal of getting a Micro Four Thirds camera is stepping foot into its vast landscape of lenses. Not many people are ready to spend more than $100 on phone accessories, so why would access to a range of lenses suddenly change their minds?"
But this has nothing to do with the E-PL8.

I think the smartphone has become the "entry level camera." The next step up isn't a bottom of the line MILC or DSLR.

It will be a mid level camera. Like a EM10 II, GX85, 750D or D5500.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:39 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (101 comments in total)
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Bhima78: Good looking camera, but the price is still too high for what it is. This is a casual camera with enthusiast pricing. Should have a $599 option that includes the 17mm f1.8.

That would be wonderful.... but the 17mm f/1.8 lens lists for $499, so I don't think that kit price is possible,

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:36 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (384 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I remember paying $599 for my Panasonic LX2 about ten years ago.

This camera looks ten times better, for around the same price.

To my knowledge.... the LX2 was the only digital camera ever equipped with a 16:9 sized sensor.

That was the native aspect ratio of the sensor. You had to crop to get any other aspect ratio.

I suppose the experiment failed, since no one else has used a sensor in that aspect ratio....

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
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