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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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 | 4 replies

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

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 18:36 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (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 Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review preview (87 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 13th 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 61st 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 34th comment | 2 replies
On Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts article (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 Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (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
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 19:26 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)
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iudex: I can look at the 7D II in two completely different ways and I still cannot decide which is correct:
1. the negative view: 5 years after 7D and the changes are subtle, no groundbreaking tech, only small improvements (20 MPx vs. 18 MPx, 10 fps vs. 8 fps...), size and weight of a fullframe DSLR, price of a FF DSLR, picture quality of a 400 EUR mirrorless, so why the hell buying this?
2. the positive view: the best APSC camera ever, the only truly pro APSC DSLR, basically a cropped 5D III (with bits of 1Dx), a camera built like a tank that will last years, the best a sports photographer can get apart from 3x more expensive 1Dx/D4s.
I guess it is something in between. But having to decide for a new semi-pro DSLR I would go for the D750.

before talking about best APS-C take a look at Pentax K3

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:08 UTC

KATA 3N1 COPY

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 22:27 UTC as 4th comment
On Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon article (150 comments in total)

New Pentax is coming!!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 12:16 UTC as 6th comment
On Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 sample gallery article (99 comments in total)

No match for Sigma 8-16

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 12:16 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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xmeda: Pentax 645 system wins :D

"Professional" means nothing about camera abilities or user abilities. This word is JUST and ONLY name for people who are paid for their job, in this case photography. There are plenty professional photographers, good or bad, who use almost anything starting from entry level DSLRs and up to big format film cameras.

Interchangeable back was nice in film era as it allowed you to have 3-5 backs loaded with film in your bag. Thats all. 645 is complete system with one "compact" camera. This also is the key to match its price, which is even lower than prices of digital backs. Also 645 system is fully usable even outside without studio, which means, that one can shoot hi-res stuff almost everywhere and in almost any conditions.

Btw. many ppl also use 67 Pentax system, which also has leaf shutter lenses. And these lenses can be attached to 645 bodies too. But usually there is no problem with sync-speed as this camera supports HSS P-TTL flashes (if you can't use powerful studio lights)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 21:05 UTC
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xmeda: Pentax 645 system wins :D

try again, there are plenty P645 users..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 23:19 UTC
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