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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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 (75 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

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)
In reply to:

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 (2702 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

Pentax 645 system wins :D

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 20:10 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies

Who cares if there are many 70-200/2.8 lenses..?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 22:18 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Canon USA brings white EOS Rebel SL1 to America article (119 comments in total)

When Pentax introduced white Km and Kx years ago, many fools laugh. Now?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 21:35 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (673 comments in total)

Poor Sony users, still no formidable DSLR..

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 12:17 UTC as 137th comment | 4 replies
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (500 comments in total)
In reply to:

HussainJanjua: Good camera but its bit expensive than its Compitators

certainly not

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:11 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (500 comments in total)
In reply to:

Benedito: Can we see aperture changes in live view in Pentax k3
as in Canon dslr.

of course, even K7 can do this.. just use DOF preview switch

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:11 UTC
On Nikon D3300 Review preview (226 comments in total)

1 cross type AF sensor, horrible viewfinder, painful ergonomics.. = just producing more electronic waste

Where is the Pentax K50/500 full review??

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 23:49 UTC as 56th comment | 8 replies

I'll wait for 12-400

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 17:12 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (500 comments in total)

I cant believe that it took only about 6-7months.. good job, well done, excellent!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 21:23 UTC as 127th comment
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