Marty4650

Marty4650

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

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  • Just remember... this is a first version. Perhaps these things can be improved with firmware updates. In any case, the Mk II and Mk III versions will be a lot better.

    Isn't that what happened with...

  • If by "mirrorless" you mean "any camera without a mirror" then every MILC camera, plus every fixed lens compact camera, plus every rangefinder camera ever made is "mirrorless." The only cameras ...
  • Mark... people are all different. I refuse to buy any car that has a dealer's decal on it. They all do this, and if you insist on it they will remove their plastic decal with a hot air gun when ...
  • Replied in They aren't bad
    In fact, some of them here at Dpreview are pretty darn good. Just try to understand WHAT they are trying to photograph when they take sample shots. They aren't primarily trying to make great ...
  • Shawn.... given the absence of any hard hard data on camera ownership by brand and model, I think Flickr statistics are a pretty good indicator. I say this because Flickr has a very large number ...
  • I apologize if my response came off as defensive. That was not my intent. I simply was responding to your question as to why there were no third party AF lenses for M4/3 by pointing out that they ...
  • Jake... in addition to the three pancake zoom lenses you mentioned, (1) Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 (2) Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ (3) Olympus ...
  • I don't see any zoom lenses in the image above. I see two prime lenses. A Canon 35mm lens and a Panasonic 20mm lens. Due to their crop factors, BOTH lenses are equivalent to around 40mm in FF terms. ...
  • Replied in Odd prediction
    Someday the ILC market might be 100% MILC, or close too it. And the majority of that will be in cropped sensors, not in Full Frame. Full Frame has always been a high end market for pros and ...
  • Look closely. That lens is a 35mm f/2.8 Canon EOS M lens, not the EF-S version. In BOTH cases native mount lenses were used without any adapters. So... it really isn't a stretch at all. It is just ...
  • You are right. Canon EOS M is doing pretty well, especially in Asian markets and in Japan. So Canon now has a marketing dilemma. The EOS M mount and the EOS R mount are not compatible. Unlike the ...
  • Olympus will fold when people stop getting colonoscopies. Perhaps some day, someone will find a cure for colon cancer. Until that day, they are pretty safe. The chart is old, but it hasn't changed ...
  • Replied in Odd prediction
    It happened between 2004 and 2008 . I think you didn't notice that I said Four Thirds, and not M4/3. But Sigma does make around 8 lenses for M4/3 as well. Are you aware that Tesla has been in ...
  • I totally agree with you on that. Let's look at what the three partners have going for them, that might command premium pricing: (1) Leica has brand prestige. Slap a red dot on ANYTHING and the price ...
  • Look... if we want to include lenses that can be adapted, then M4/3 has "over three hundred lenses that can be used with an adapter." And if you want to limit that to just lenses with full AF ...
  • Replied in Odd prediction
    OK.... you base this prediction on what? You mention the fact that Sigma has announced their intention to release 14 lenses for the L System as proof. Are you aware that Sigma currently produces 55 ...
  • Replied in Completely agree
    If money didn't matter then there are many choices that are better than M4/3. But the OP said he was budget restricted.... so that makes M4/3 the obvious choice. The fact that the system has some ...
  • They have already done this many times. They both make a compact powerzoom lens that is almost identical. And God knows how many identical 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lenses they have. And is a 25mm ...
  • It benefits the consumer.... because it gives the consumer a choice. If you take your logic to it's furthest extension, then consumers would benefit if every car maker used the same engine. Or the ...
  • This isn't a legal opinion, because I certainly lack the qualifications and knowledge to give one. The Sigma representative may have been right about the law in certain jurisdictions, because the L ...
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