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 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (118 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: I wonder in how many more roundups the Pana TZ100 would show up.

Yes, that would be extremely off topic!

:)

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 18:45 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (118 comments in total)
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ShootFilmNotMegaPixels: What about Leica Vlux 4+ Nikon N900?

The Leica V-Lux-4 is a 2012 Panasonic FZ200 with a red dot. The Nikon P900 was released in March 2015. Both cameras have 1/2.3" sensors.

Neither one makes the cut for a "2016 Roundup."

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 09:56 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (118 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I think there is some confusion as to what a "long zoom camera" is. If the 8.3X and 10X zooms belong in this group, then maybe the 25X zooms need to be in another group.

I realize 8.3X was once considered "long zoom" but that was back in 2004. Today, long zoom means "30X, 40X, 50X and more."

DPR has assembled a group of 5 SLR styled "bridge cameras" and 1 compact travel zoom camera of various zoom ratios, and called them "long zoom camera." The only things they really have in common is they have sensors 1.0 inch or larger, and they all "cost a lot."

@ Jeff..... just last week you gave is an "Enthusiast Compact Camera Roundup" in which the word "enthusiast" wasn't code for a 1" sensor.

Two of the cameras in the roundup had 2/3" sensors.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 07:45 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (118 comments in total)

I think there is some confusion as to what a "long zoom camera" is. If the 8.3X and 10X zooms belong in this group, then maybe the 25X zooms need to be in another group.

I realize 8.3X was once considered "long zoom" but that was back in 2004. Today, long zoom means "30X, 40X, 50X and more."

DPR has assembled a group of 5 SLR styled "bridge cameras" and 1 compact travel zoom camera of various zoom ratios, and called them "long zoom camera." The only things they really have in common is they have sensors 1.0 inch or larger, and they all "cost a lot."

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 22:35 UTC as 22nd comment | 9 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (118 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: I wonder in how many more roundups the Pana TZ100 would show up.

At the very least we will see the TZ100 again in the 2016 Travel Zoo Roundup.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 22:27 UTC
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Marty4650: HOLY COW! I just saved $6,000!

I just discovered I can turn off the LCD screen of my Olympus EM5! All it takes is pushing that small button on the right side of the EVF housing. Push the button again, and the LCD screen comes back on!

This means I just saved $6,000, that I could use to buy a $2,500 300mm f/4.0 PRO lens, a $1,300 42.5mm f/1.2 lens, and still get a brand new Panasonic GX8 for the remaining $1,200!

Life is good! :)

I suppose when you put it that way, then I only saved $800.

Because the Leica M-D costs $800 more than a Leica M, and the only difference between them is the M-D lacks a rear LCD screen.

The single feature that makes the Leica M-D cost more is that it does less. When I turn off the LCD screen on my EM5, it also does less.

I really preferred thinking I saved all $6,000, but you are right. I only saved the difference between the camera with and without an LCD screen. Thanks for raining on my parade!

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 14:36 UTC
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Marty4650: HOLY COW! I just saved $6,000!

I just discovered I can turn off the LCD screen of my Olympus EM5! All it takes is pushing that small button on the right side of the EVF housing. Push the button again, and the LCD screen comes back on!

This means I just saved $6,000, that I could use to buy a $2,500 300mm f/4.0 PRO lens, a $1,300 42.5mm f/1.2 lens, and still get a brand new Panasonic GX8 for the remaining $1,200!

Life is good! :)

No.... I just heard that a camera that gives me the joy of not having a LCD to distract me from "pure photography" is worth $6,000. And the camera I already own can do this, with the simple push of a button!

So, I saved $6,000!

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 00:27 UTC

HOLY COW! I just saved $6,000!

I just discovered I can turn off the LCD screen of my Olympus EM5! All it takes is pushing that small button on the right side of the EVF housing. Push the button again, and the LCD screen comes back on!

This means I just saved $6,000, that I could use to buy a $2,500 300mm f/4.0 PRO lens, a $1,300 42.5mm f/1.2 lens, and still get a brand new Panasonic GX8 for the remaining $1,200!

Life is good! :)

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 17:58 UTC as 60th comment | 12 replies
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Marty4650: If Samsung had tried this.... they would still be selling cameras today. It's a real pity they never learned to innovate like Leica does. :)

Sometimes.... sarcasm is wasted.

This was one of those times.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (286 comments in total)
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Alhazen: With all the camera comparison tools on the site, why not add an equivalent aperture comparison tool? I mean, the equivalent aperture charts that show up in reviews are nice and all, but it would be much much handier to be able to choose which cameras show up in the chart, rather than needing to look at one of 9 lines in this chart and try to compare to one of another half dozen lines in another chart that doesn't have the same axis scaling.

Jeff... it shouldn't be a big problem. You will just need to take around 1200 additional test shots! ;)

And while we are at it... how about adding "shots taken with different lenses" too?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 19:17 UTC

If Samsung had tried this.... they would still be selling cameras today. It's a real pity they never learned to innovate like Leica does. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 19:08 UTC as 99th comment | 3 replies
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Marty4650: Next new Leica breakthrough.... a pinhole camera with absolutely no other features.

Ideal for the absolute minimalist photographer. No autofocus, no auto exposure, no stinking art filters, it doesn't even need a lens!

This camera takes you right back to basics, for only $6,000. And that price includes a really nice leather strap.

@ Hive Mind....

Lets be honest. We haven't this much fun since the Hasselblad Lunar. The Lunar still holds the Dpreview Comedy Crown, even though this new Leica is making a run at it.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 12:08 UTC

The real irony here is that if anyone at Leica is reading these comments.... they won't get the humor.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 09:28 UTC as 150th comment | 1 reply

Next new Leica breakthrough.... a pinhole camera with absolutely no other features.

Ideal for the absolute minimalist photographer. No autofocus, no auto exposure, no stinking art filters, it doesn't even need a lens!

This camera takes you right back to basics, for only $6,000. And that price includes a really nice leather strap.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:24 UTC as 199th comment | 6 replies
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new boyz: I want film camera with back LCD... I think it's doable, with a small camera to take picture of the image projected on the ground glass before the mirror closes for exposure.

This has already been done before.

The Kodak Advantix Preview was a film camera that had an LCD on the back.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418B6QVRHKL.jpg

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:18 UTC

It might be a better experience if that ISO dial on the back of the camera was replaced by a film box tab holder. Just to remind you of what the ISO was for the film.... if you were using film.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:11 UTC as 202nd comment | 1 reply
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AlanG: Can it pause for a couple of minutes after shooting 36 exposures? That's a feature I need.

You can easily accomplish the "36 shot pause" by using a 1GB memory card.

And Leica will sell you one for only $449.99.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:07 UTC
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Marty4650: Existing Leica M owners can achieve the same wonderful "no review" result by covering their LCD with black masking tape.

I realize they don't care about saving money, but my suggestion would save them $6,000.

Or... you could buy an Olympus Pen-F, and flip the LCD over to make it "disappear."

http://cdn1.expertreviews.co.uk/sites/expertreviews/files/2016/01/olympus_pen_f_6.jpg?itok=6j0wBSWY

This method would save you around $5,000 and achieve the same result of getting rid of that distracting LCD screen.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 23:26 UTC

Existing Leica M owners can achieve the same wonderful "no review" result by covering their LCD with black masking tape.

I realize they don't care about saving money, but my suggestion would save them $6,000.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 21:45 UTC as 232nd comment | 4 replies
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Maverick_: Leica, Here's a free 100 million dollar advise. Close your camera division. You aren't making sense and you are ruining the Leica name. Be only a lens company, like your other German partners (zeiss and others).

You are dragging your name in mud. First by attaching Leica name to Panasonic cameras and charging them for 6 times the price. Then by making cameras that no one wants. No one!!!! (that one fat guy in Canada doesn't count).

PS: I am not a Leica hater, I happen to have a 1953 FIII in perfect condition.

And this is precisely how free markets work.

You build it, you price it higher than it cost to make, if enough people buy it, then you are successful.

Samsung made some wonderful cameras and lenses, but not enough people bought them. Objectively speaking the Samsung NX was a much better APSC camera than the Leica T. But they have just about closed up shop.

The Leica Q really is an excellent camera. It is a deluxe version of the Sony RX1R II, for people who want the Leica trademark, and are willing to pay more for it. But isn't as good when you compare them side by side.

The Leica SL is another outstanding camera. But it is pretty much a "not as well specified Sony A7R II for twice the price.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 21:41 UTC
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