Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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  • To answer your question specifically, we do not have the same options. Some people clearly prefer to buy software, while others clearly prefer to rent it. I think we all agree on this. Adobe just ...
  • Replied in Certainly not
    As long as Sony keeps producing very nice MILC cameras with APSC sensors like the A6000 series, then the E mount will survive. Sony is merely following the business model of Canon and Nikon in ...
  • Ahhhh.. the Rolex of convertible laptops!

    This will probably be a big seller in Dubai.

  • Isn't that the truth!

    If anyone needs any further proof that the market is shrinking, then just look at the number of new cameras models on Dpreview's timeline for the past few years:

    2012 -...

  • It did seem overly ambitious to introduce not one but three high end large sensored DL compact cameras into an already crowded market. It had all the markings of a big money loser for Nikon.

    My...

  • The subscription business plan has been wildly successful for Adobe, taking them to record profitability, and assuring them a steady stream of income from a very mature product. It was a stroke of ...
  • Karl.... You make some really good points. Everyone has different needs, so there really is no right answer for everyone. In my own personal view, the "ultimate M4/3" kit makes very little sense. ...
  • Replied in My advice....
    You are absolutely right when you say a MILC camera could be better for travel, since they are generally smaller and lighter. Also, for travel you need a pretty wide focal length range, or you ...
  • You can always get one of these things for $3.25. and leave the cord home. I bought one of these to eliminate the cord when I had my Olympus DSLRs. Thank God Panasonic uses the kind with the flip ...
  • (1) Do most people prefer renting furniture rather than owning it? (2) Do most people buy cars, or lease cars?
  • And least not for us amateur photographers. My ten year old Olympus E510 was a better camera than I am a photographer. But that didn't prevent me from "upgrading" to an E30, EP1, Sony A55, EM5 and ...
  • I also would love to own the Pana Leica 15mm f/1.7. The only thing holding me back is that I keep hearing that the aperture ring will not work on my EM1. I still might get it just for my GM1, but ...
  • But I would add this.... Rather than holding off I would get the camera plus kit lens. If your wife prefers the 14-140mm II lens over the 12-60mm lens, then get it with a 12-32mm lens initially, ...
  • Replied in Give it a rest
    Roughly 95% of these so called "hate crimes" have been debunked as hoaxes. Yet the media and the looney leftists always run with them, as "proof of racism" or "proof of the KKK" or "proof that ...
  • It really doesn't cost that much to make minor design changes to an existing lens. The R&D expense has already been covered by the first version, so version two can often be marketed for less. ...
  • Created discussion thread The Olympus lens that needs revision
    Olympus has revised many of their initial lens offerings with never versions. At the very least these were just cosmetic revisions to bring them in line with current styling, but in some cases ...
  • Dpreview doesn't sell anything, but Amazon sure does. In fact, Amazon sells everything. Including every camera and lens made. Every type, every brand in every price category. Amazon just might be ...
  • Your poll didn't get many responses because this particular forum doesn't get very much traffic. Even though it is designed for "Camera, lens and system buying advice" those questions are ...
  • Like you, I have never used the video function on any of my cameras. And many people like us think a camera made without this function would "cost less" or "be simpler" or "could have some other ...
  • The reason you aren't seeing any new small lenses is because they already exist. The reason you are seeing some larger lenses now is because the gaps are being filled with faster, better built, ...
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