Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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  • Phil...

    It really is hard to blame the ex-communists for our own nation's rush to socialism. At least they saw the light. We are still in some kind of fog, and some of us want to slay the golden...

  • Believe it or not, I hope I am wrong. Absolutely nothing would please me more than Olympus hitting a grand slam home run with their new "very high end camera." And even if I don't buy one, I would ...
  • Third party lens makers thrive whenever a new lens mount is introduced. This is because it takes time for the original manufacturer to create a lens catalog. During that time the third party lens ...
  • Replied in Yikes
    If the Mustang and the Corvette were priced the same... then yes, the Mustang would be a woeful piece of crap. But they aren't, so the Mustang represents "better value" while the Corvette ...
  • You are reading me correctly. I never meant to imply that Olympus should STOP serving the high end market. This market is very much necessary to serve the needs of the most advanced M4/3 users. The ...
  • Neither one needs to make camera gear. Olympus says they do it for the technology they can use in their medical devices, which accounts for around 80% of their revenue and close to 100% of their ...
  • Yes... the brand name is back.

    But that doesn't mean the company with the long legacy is back. At least not unless they hire the same talented people who did all those great things in the past...

  • Agreed on that. And this is why I find fault with Olympus' strategy. High end models can't really compete against high end models with much larger sensors. Especially if they are priced similarly. ...
  • Replied in My story
    Dino, I think we followed a similar path. My first DSLR was an Olympus E510, followed by an Olympus E30, and then followed by a complete immersion into M4/3 for all those size and weight benefits. ...
  • In my view, Olympus might be blundering by going for the very high end of the market, while Panasonic is probably much smarter by continuing to develop mid level cameras and better video options. O ...
  • Replied in Really?
    You really think so? I am a MILC user, and a huge fan of the mirrorless format, but two facts cannot be ignored. For the first half of 2018: (1) DSLRs account for 18.5% of all CIPA units shipped
  • They are ALMOST the only company. Leica still makes the SL. But I doubt it gets even a 1% market share in FF MILC.

    And you are right. Things will change a lot once Nikon and Canon launch their FF...

  • Well, this explains Canon and Nikon creating new FF MILC products.

    They need to nip this Sony thing in the bud! :)

  • True, they COULD have gone to FF MILC in 2009, rather than using a 4/3 sensor. But using the same sensor was necessary to keep the cameras and lenses small and light, which was their main selling ...
  • Which is really an overstatement, since there are lots of adapters that work. Somehow... Sony didn't make this list. (1) Bronica S2A (2) Canon EX, FD, FL, SV (3) Contax ...
  • Replied in Let's bet...
    Olympus and Panasonic had very few options left. They couldn't compete in the DSLR market so they went for something else instead. Incidentally, so did Fuji. And Samsumg too, for that matter. All ...
  • The Leica Q may be built by Panasonic, but it is not a rebranded Panasonic camera. It is a Leica product, assembled by a sub contractor to Leica's rigid specifications, which is pretty common in ...
  • If you want a high quality fixed lens compact with a full frame sensor, then you only have two choices. The Leica Q and the Sony RX1R. Both are from 2015, and both are really nice cameras. Both ...
  • I actually agree with you. Someday, a smartphone might be "just as good." But we really don't know when that day will come or if it will ever come. It is sheer speculation that is based on the ...
  • Replied in Very true, but
    The fact remains that smartphones are currently being way over-hyped by their fans, and by websites like this one. They surely have "the numbers" in their favor, and they are certainly in universal ...
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