Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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  • Replied in The EPA?
    The EPA can certainly impact the cost of things, but ultimately the survival of a business depends on whether demand still exists despite a higher cost. For example.... when the EPA imposed tough ...
  • Right.... it is a lot easier to adapt when you don't have to make a profit. You just substitute providing one free service for another one that is more needed. I remember how Barnes and Nobel ...
  • I really got that one wrong. Libraries don't belong on the list. While they probably SHOULD be obsolete due to the internet, they really aren't because they successfully changed their mission from ...
  • Forget the box. Look at the camera. There should be a serial number on your camera, and it is normally found on the bottom plate. This number should match the serial number on the box. If another ...
  • As T3 mentioned above.... times change. Technology changes, and customer preferences change. And lots of different kinds of stores have disappeared over the last two decades. There is nothing ...
  • The important question is... does this new iPad have a headphone port?

  • Well, I don't know for sure. But I am assuming that neither company would do this unless there were sufficient margins to be made on low volume goods. Leica and Porsche don't have big volumes ...
  • You make a good point about lenses. CIPA tells us they ship 1.7 lenses for every ILC they ship. This means some users never buy a second lens, while others buy several more. In my own case, I own ...
  • The pie is shrinking, and it is shrinking fast. This is not the best time to introduce "me too" products to go up against well entrenched competitors. But it is a good time to claim your niche, and ...
  • Nikon 1 failed because Nikon failed to properly support and market it. And NOT because the sensor was too small. The popularity of all those compacts with 1" sensors proves it is good enough for ...
  • Rishi...

    Thanks for a very informative and well written article.

    I think the real problem here isn't medium format, but just this particular 44x33mm sensor that is really "super full frame" and...

  • Replied in Yes
    If you want to buy an entry level Nikon DSLR, then the D3300 would be a great choice. The newer D3400 was essentially downgraded by removing the ultrasonic sensor cleaner, having a weaker flash, ...
  • In it's day.... the C-2500L was advanced and innovative. And I suppose it needed to be, given the very high price. The camera had some pretty interesting features. Things we take for granted today, ...
  • Personally, I think the silver version looks best, due to the classic retro look. But this camera will never be collectible. It will only depreciate over time, even if kept in brand new condition ...
  • Replied in This is it
    And it is quite expensive at around $350. It was designed for use with the 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO and the 300mm f/4.0PRO lens, but should also work pretty well with the PanaLeica 100-400mm lens. For ...
  • A lot has happened in the past few years. And even more has happened since Phil left. Camera makers have seen 80% of their unit sales evaporate, and probably at least half their revenue. Rigt no... ...
  • If you look closely at the CIPA totals for 2016, you see some interesting things. (1) Asia + Japan accounts for 60% of MILC shipments and 58% of revenue
  • That is a good point. There probably are too many competitors right now. After all, Samsung had class leading products but still failed in that market due to having more effective competitors. But ...
  • Replied in Why MILC matters
    While I seriously doubt that MILC will surpass DSLR sales numbers anytime soon, there is absolutely no doubt that a sizable and growing number of users prefer this format. And as the overall ...
  • I am jealous! ;-)
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