Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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  • It is just like anything else. You have to compete against others who might do it better or do it cheaper. You even have to compete in a seller's market, like the mid 2000s, when it was easy to ...
  • I always read these reviews so I can pick out my next used phone if my Moto X 2015 ever wears out. So far, the Google Pixel is the front runner. It should be pretty cheap to buy in about three...

  • I find it really difficult to zoom out with my feet when my back is already to the wall. And it is pretty hard to zoom in with your feet when you are standing on the edge of a cliff. "Zooming" is ...
  • Replied in Rikard
    Your website is really well done. Every photo displayed is strong and compelling. They draw you in and peak your interest. It also looks very professional, exceptionally clean and uncluttered. I ...
  • Replied in The Eden Mall
    The Eden Mall, located in a small town of 15,000, was built at the tail end of the mall fad in 1981. It was never fully occupied, and has been a "dead mall" for at least the past 20 years. It ...
  • Max Iso is right. A used EM1 is a screaming bargain right now. There is nothing else at that price point that provides so much performance and so many features. But why are used EM1's so cheap today? ...
  • I see you have decided to get the 11-22mm lens, and I would agree it would be the best choice for your trip. It has a nice range, and is very useful for street shooting and landscapes when travelling.
  • I have absolutely no idea what a "Japan stunt" is. Could you please explain.

    The Leica Type 109 is a rebranded Panasonic LX100... and if rebranding is a stunt, then it probably should be called a...

  • Absolutely right, Jim.

    In fact, the premium you pay for a Panasonic camera sold as a Leica might well be worth it, since you end up with a better warranty, better customer service, better software...

  • "Massive failure" for whom?

    I seriously doubt Hasselblad lost any money selling $700 Sony cameras as $7,000 Hasselblad ones.

    As for Leica, they charge a much more modest premium for their...

  • As a beginner, making a trip that you may not be able to make again for a while, I would suggest you shoot everything using the "NEF (RAW) + Jpeg" setting on your camera. You may not be a RAW ...
  • Mac, in the early days of digital any electronics company that wanted to sell digital cameras needed a "lens company name" to give them street cred.

    So Panasonic had Leica, Sony had Zeiss, and...

  • Think about this.

    This camera is the 21st Panasonic compact camera rebadged by Leica since 2001. Before that, Leica rebadged 3 cameras by Fujifilm.

    Of the 31 compact cameras sold by Leica since...

  • Actually, you can.

    This ebay vendor sells them for $5.59 plus $1.00 for postage.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/LEICA-METAL-DECAL-STICKER-RED-DOT-15MM/322904346415?hash=item4b2e994f2f:g:lIYAAOSw4eJbI1Yz

  • The list prices aren't that far apart. So if the Leica comes with better software and a longer warranty, then it might be a good deal. But we all know the Panasonic will be selling at a 30%...

  • OK... don't laugh just yet.

    This camera might be a good deal for anyone who was planning to buy a Panasonic ZS200 at full list price. I doesn't cost very much more than the Panasonic, and Leica...

  • I think you have done a pretty good job with this, although I do agree with the others who said 100 photos was way too many for a first page.  I would pick out the 12 best and display them in ...
  • Yes, you won't find them in camera stores. But every Walmart, Target, Costco and Best Buy stocks a few superzoom cameras, so we have to assume that someone is buying them.  And those four ...
  • Good ponts, all. I think we all agree that "most compacts" have disappeared in terms of volume, but not in type. Unfortunately, the OP chose to say "All compact cameras will likely be gone in 5 ...
  • Replied in Try Flickr
    Brian.... Flickr actually stores all your photos "latest one uploaded first" or in chronological order. So you pretty much have a timeline of your photography. But you can also create "albums" and ...
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