DanK7

DanK7

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Joined on Dec 10, 2011

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DanK7: The alternative for Fuji camera owners is to sync to your iPhone or iPad via Fuji Camera Remote App. No wires, no bracket, no $500 purchase. (Batteries are a different story! You might need a few.) Don't even need an iPad as it works with Android, too.

True enough. On the other hand, this device only works with Nikon and Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 21:36 UTC

The alternative for Fuji camera owners is to sync to your iPhone or iPad via Fuji Camera Remote App. No wires, no bracket, no $500 purchase. (Batteries are a different story! You might need a few.) Don't even need an iPad as it works with Android, too.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 20:59 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies

I guess it's inevitable. I've gone from K7 to K5 to K3.... Pentax controls have always been very intuitive (to me). Very glad to see the little green button remain. Next to the shutter release - my fav. What do you think the bottom button of the 4-way toggle is for (not flash)? A crop button, perhaps? Or maybe more likely a display choice for LCD and EVF?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 21:38 UTC as 154th comment | 2 replies
On photo Pentax vs Fuji in DanK7's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Pentax DA* 55mm f1.4 (383 grams). Fujifilm XF 56mm f1.2 (410 grams).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 05:16 UTC as 1st comment
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)
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DanK7: I am in love with my K3. What a brilliant beast. Not sure the pros/cons of FF would convince me that I need to switch. In practical terms, what does the K3 lack? Is the larger sensor (the larger everything) going to make sense?

I've recently invested in the Fuji X-T1 and lots of very nice lenses. I really prefer the handling, the menu and button placement and ruggedness of the K3. The X-T1 is no where near as hardy. Lighter and smaller, yes. But I keep having to replace lost rubber bits and eye pieces after hiking and traveling. The X-T1 controls and menu are also more clumsy and annoying than I would have expected, even after V4.00 firmware.

My ideal camera would be a K3 mirrorless with Fuji glass. Never gonna happen.

Mirrorless means smaller camera, smaller lenses, and what HubertChen said. However, an OVF is indispensable for action shots. Mirrorless is great for travel, though. The Fuji Finepix X100 is a perfect example, if you're happy with a rangefinder style.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 08:18 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)

I am in love with my K3. What a brilliant beast. Not sure the pros/cons of FF would convince me that I need to switch. In practical terms, what does the K3 lack? Is the larger sensor (the larger everything) going to make sense?

I've recently invested in the Fuji X-T1 and lots of very nice lenses. I really prefer the handling, the menu and button placement and ruggedness of the K3. The X-T1 is no where near as hardy. Lighter and smaller, yes. But I keep having to replace lost rubber bits and eye pieces after hiking and traveling. The X-T1 controls and menu are also more clumsy and annoying than I would have expected, even after V4.00 firmware.

My ideal camera would be a K3 mirrorless with Fuji glass. Never gonna happen.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 22:03 UTC as 118th comment | 5 replies

I think the launch date was meant to be 1 April.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 22:12 UTC as 44th comment
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (326 comments in total)

I'd like to see them make a weatherproof version.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 23:00 UTC as 117th comment
On article Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed (190 comments in total)

Best ever was the Minolta mini tripod TR-1 from about 1984. Not many around but worth grabbing if you can.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 07:17 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
On article World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo (100 comments in total)

Yawn...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 21:33 UTC as 31st comment

Excellent interview, DPReview.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 21:05 UTC as 53rd comment

I was kind of hoping to see Pentax try the mirror-less K-mount road again, but not with the odd K-01 design and limitations. The yet-to-be-named SLR, if we believe the SLR part, is obviously not mirror-less.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 05:31 UTC as 9th comment

Suggest you add the "CES" tag to this post, Damien.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 04:40 UTC as 10th comment
On article Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) (316 comments in total)

Sorry - I'm having a grammar moment. "If its manual control points you desire..." should be "If it's manual control points you desire...." Now back to solving world problems.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 07:07 UTC as 96th comment | 1 reply
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DanK7: This just shows what engineers left alone without production, marketing, accounting and other unnecessary hangers-on can come up with, haha. Interesting to see what sector of the industry will find a useful application for this package. Any ideas? I think I'd put my money toward a Pentax 645 not knowing any better.

http://www.dpreview.com/products/pentax/slrs/pentax_645z

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 22:43 UTC

This just shows what engineers left alone without production, marketing, accounting and other unnecessary hangers-on can come up with, haha. Interesting to see what sector of the industry will find a useful application for this package. Any ideas? I think I'd put my money toward a Pentax 645 not knowing any better.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 21:33 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies
On article Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II (278 comments in total)

In the "real world" the C100 actually sells because its advantages outweigh some significant compromises. Given the technical demands of broadcast companies, the choices often require significant investment to get the right gear. What the C100 does well is dynamic range, ergonomics, built-in ND filters, zebras, focus peaking, top handle, waveforms, etc. Coupled with a Atomos Ninja and mics you get the sound and Codec you need to meet high-quality broadcast demands. You also speed up your image handling. It's harder to do that with a DSLR and a lot more expensive stepping up to the next grade of dedicated video camera. Perhaps the perfect camera will come next year.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 01:21 UTC as 14th comment
On article Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents (342 comments in total)

Overall, one of the most well-written DPR pieces. Well done. More like this, please.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply

I would have thought an updated X-S1 would have made more sense than the FinePix S1. And why confusingly name it the S1? Too bad the X-S1 was discontinued. Add wifi and weather sealing and you (almost) have an X-S2. Some elements of the S1 seem a step backward, but I suppose the X-S1 didn't sell well enough, despite being great for what it was. Expensive initially, but not any more. And there were those who questioned it being branded an X camera in the first place. The EXR processor is still pretty impressive, even today. (It looks like I wrote a similar comment 8 months ago, haha. Consistent at least...)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 06:26 UTC as 1st comment
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (474 comments in total)

...and maybe the 15 people who have clicked "I had it" can tell us why they got rid of theirs...(something's kinda funny)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 22:39 UTC as 46th comment
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