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 certainly is not a good thing to lose money, and any division that routinely loses money is problematic for any corporation. So the bad news here is that the Olympus Imaging Division is still ...
  • When I got my Google Pixel 3a I was shocked at how good the snapshots were. This phone has virtually replaced my M4/3 kit for casual photography. It is much more convenient to use and provides ...
  • We often hear the expression "worth it's weight in gold." There are a very few things that cost more than gold, but cameras and lenses aren't among them. I did some research and found some ...
  • Just go to the " Lens Feature Search. " You can select brand, lens mount, type, etc. I selected "M4/3 lens mount" and it showed me every lens that would fit on a M4/3 camera. I further refined the ...
  • @ Contaxlla... what I find fascinating is that absolutely no one claims to own, or have owned a Canon T8i. So even among the posers the MILC format is much more popular than DSLRs.....

  • @ io rep..... normally CIPA releases their stats on the first day of each month, for the month two months prior. But there have been a few exceptions when they did it a few days earlier or later.

  • Replied in My own takeaway
    I think we can draw some conclusions when a vast majority of respondents say "hardly ever."  Sure, as many have pointed out there is a big difference between "never" and "hardly ever" but BOTH ...
  • That is true in my country also.... but only if you purchase that gear with the intention of generating income from it.  If you don't report income from using that gear after a specific time ...
  • Bottom line... both are really great cameras.

    If money matters, then get the G9. If video matters then get the G9. If money doesn't matter the EM1 III is a slightly better camera. But why stop...

  • Replied in Exactly right
    It just comes with the territory. I've noticed that the best polls tend to give you five options. The two at the ends are extreme cases, the one in the middle is an indifferent response, and the ...
  • cba.... The YI and Kodak lenses are missing because I used the DPR lens database as my source. But the Tamron is there! (Look closely... last column, fourth one down). :-D rashid.... True, but ...
  • Created discussion thread The best thing about M4/3
    The best thing M4/3 has going for it is this: (1) All are autofocus lenses (2) All are designed expressly for the Four Thirds sensor
  • Replied in Agreed
    In my own case, all my cameras take better video than my phone does. However, since my videos are just for family use (normally grandkids or my dog playing fetch) the smartphone just works better ...
  • And that is really why the industry is facing such deep problems today. It might be generational. Smartphones got very capable (at least for snapshots, family photos, and casual photography) and ...
  • Created poll thread How much video do you shoot?
    I'm pretty sure there was a similar poll done here before, but not recently. So let's try it again. Lately, there seems to be a lot of emphasis on new camera's video capability. Especially ...
  • Richard, what I found interesting is that on your "how it compares" chart of specifications you show the Panasonic G9 and not the Olympus EM 1 II or EM 1 III. It just seems to me that the EM1 III...

  • Ricardo.... I just went back to check. They aren't calling them pros and cons anymore. Now they are "what we liked" and "what we didn't like" but I think it pretty much means the same thing.

    Under...

  • Replied in 45mm f/1.8
    This wasn't the first M4/3 lens I purchased, but it is the one I have owned the longest. There are three lens I owned before it, but all were replaced by other lenses or newer versions of the same ...
  • First Samsung exited the North American camera market. Then they exited the European camera market. Then they stopped making cameras entirely. Hopefully, Olympus will not follow the same path that ...
  • The FAS really is better for video use, tripod use and for vlogers who like the selfie screen. But I think most of us are still photographers who much prefer a tilt screen instead. JE River is...

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