xmeda

xmeda

Lives in Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic
Works as a PhD Student & SW tester
Has a website at www.xmeda.wz.cz
Joined on Aug 18, 2006

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Add some more. 18% is not enough. People are still buying that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 19:29 UTC as 10th comment

Nice res, but it will probably be horribly affected by noise around ISO3200..

Studio & landscape camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 10:48 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies
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xmeda: Pentax mount?

Samhain: Because you DO NOT NEED FF CAMERA TO USE 20/1.4 LENS. It also works perfectly on APS-C cameras. OMG!

matthew saville: Both canon or nikon are too different to be converted. Only similalr mount is sony alfa. Canon is completely electric with no aperture mechanics and Nikon has different flange distance. Only that minolta/sony mount has nearly the same options as K mount.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 22:09 UTC

Pentax mount?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 02:11 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies

Rebranded TAMRON 24-70/2.8 .. not even worth the * designation..

At least they have FF standard zoom again... fast and cheap with little effort.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 22:56 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies

Still no match for Pentax K3 ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 16:03 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (468 comments in total)
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ttran88: These are the cameras that make beginners hate photography, no face recognition, OVF that tells you crap, forget to change your settings and you are screwed, fat & ugly, needs micro adjustments for lenses. Have Canon ever thought to make these tools easier for people to use, people might still be interested in photography and not buy one and leave it in their closet.

Buy point and shoot camera or take photos with phone. Easy.

DSLR is for users who at least know how to use it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 23:06 UTC
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xmeda: 1) Instead of HSS upgrade to build-in flash they killed easily portable wireless flash ability on PRO body.. I don't want to carry two flashes
2) No articulated or touch-control LCD
3) No wifi
4) Ugly implementation of GPS on top, with stupid GPS button instead of flash-deploy button.
Sticking with K5 waiting for proper upgrade..

btw:

D750 has flash (and articulated LCD), D610 has, D7200 has, Canon EOS7DII has, EOS70D has. All of them boasting about wireless flash control..

Nikon boasts with this (cited):

"The D610?s built-in pop-up flash offers up new shooting possibilities that other cameras simply can't match?and not just in low-light situations. Even well lit subjects can benefit from a balanced fill flash for extra depth and dimension. And since the D610?s flash integrates with Nikon?s i-TTL system, it can act as a Commander and communicate crucial exposure information to two groups of remote flashes across three channels for accurate lighting and exceptional results." (NIKONUSA)

Pentax had pop-up flash since 1987 SFX on every K mount body (only one low-volume anniversary retro version of K10D had not).

Now they created hybrid, where the flash cover is still present, but filled with some GPS antenna. The flash release button hole is still there, but fitted with useless GPS button.

This really is not camera we've been waiting for TWO years. Hopefully it will quickly be replaced with proper upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 22:19 UTC

1) Instead of HSS upgrade to build-in flash they killed easily portable wireless flash ability on PRO body.. I don't want to carry two flashes
2) No articulated or touch-control LCD
3) No wifi
4) Ugly implementation of GPS on top, with stupid GPS button instead of flash-deploy button.
Sticking with K5 waiting for proper upgrade..

btw:

D750 has flash (and articulated LCD), D610 has, D7200 has, Canon EOS7DII has, EOS70D has. All of them boasting about wireless flash control..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 22:19 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies

Gitzo? Giottos? Manfrotto? Velbon? Triopo? Novoflex? Benro? Cullman? Kood? etc...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 18:36 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
On article A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on (150 comments in total)

No flash hot-shoe?

won't buy

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 19:30 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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AlexisH: For those wondering why Pentax is not getting more attention, this is why. Both Canon and Nikon are now offering very competitive APS-C DSLRs in this price range.

7 years ago C/N didn't dream of offering a pentaprism and water sealing at this price - Pentax's offer was genuinely unique back then. Now - not so much.

But all 27 are cross-type.... which is the difference.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 20:29 UTC

Almost caught Pentax K3... almost

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 20:27 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review (88 comments in total)

They should connect Note 4 with some 1/1.6" 12mpix CMOS s F1.8-F2.8, 26-100mm eq. and I'll be excited.

16MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor with F2.8-5.9 lens is far from usefull camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 19:56 UTC as 14th comment

Build-in flash should definitely be implemented.. great for commanding remote flashes and as last option when you have no external flash with you.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 22:58 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: Sorry Pentax, but I will jump ship if there won't be a FF by this year. D750 is too tempting.

FF does not mean better photos or more potential in equipment. If you think you need FF camera, GO AND BUY IT. You can even buy Sony 7 and put pentax FF lenses on it.

There will be no FF camera from Pentax. Deal with it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 19:48 UTC

FINALLY IBIS is back.. It was a huge fail to exclude sensor based steadyshot from NEX series.. bad sony, bad!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 23:14 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On article Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts (77 comments in total)

Digital SR?

Give it proper sensor based SR!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 01:38 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Buy white Pentax K50 with proper viewfinder instead.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 11:38 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report (150 comments in total)
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xmeda: I'm using K20/K5 with DA18-135WR and Sigma lenses mostly.. I'm served well.. All I want now is some tuned K3 body without flaws.

Usually I use these Sigmas:
8-16
17-50/2.8
17-70/2.8-4.5
70-200/2.8
50-500/4-6.3

Ricoh should replace DA*16-50 and create some 50-200/2.8 and some long 500mm beast and WR wide-angle 8-16 or 10-20 lens, otherwise there is no reason to change my setup.
Also those SDM lenses troubles.. slow focusing DA*60-250.. optically interesting lens killed by AF speed.

Although I also have
DA12-24/4, DA18-55WR,FA*24/2, F28-80, FA28-105/3.2-4.5, FA35/2, FA50/1.4, DA55-300.. they are less and less used.
Sigma won this lens match by range and image quality.
Ricoh should think about their current lens lineup.

And PLEASE get rid of those DA-L lenses. They don't deserve PENTAX label! Build proper DA-WR models only.

For me K3 is too little improvement over K5, not worth the investment. Its a great body for people without camera or with old model like K10D/20D/K7. But compared to K5/K5II the difference is not radical enough.
That new AF module needs to be tuned for much better AF-C performance. Contrast detection can always be better. Video also has several options to be desired (like putting back SR during video).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 18:57 UTC
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