King Penguin

King Penguin

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Joined on May 11, 2012

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munro harrap: Waiting for a Nikon 36MP full-frame? Well, you might be. Suppose rumours are true that they too are working on a mirrorless theme as are Canon?
Imagine being able to have full-frame coverage using all the Nikkor lenses you cannot use on the A7 series WITH AF, and with no loss of coverage because Nikon will keep the same style and leave the space for the mirror empty (save perhaps for a removable filter to protect the sensor and the electronics as Sigma DSLRs used to have).

Daft on the face of it? Not really because as soon as you get beyond about the 35mm lens you need and then get provided with too long lenses, each of which has to compensate for the loss of the mirror box on the A7 by adding an extra bit of its own. As this applies to most lenses the kit is larger and heavier, as the sole advantage of the A7 series body is its narrowness. But that happens once only.

I pray Nikon keep the mirrorbox on theirs and then we wont have to replace all our already too expensive lenses

Let's hope they keep the screw drive as well, I like my AFD primes.....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 18:09 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Meaby it would be better if Queen Elisabeth accepts the fact that the UK isn't a worldpower anymore and that the days of colonization are over....

When it comes down to these pictures better to be humble then to show off, of how it once was...

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.......

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 19:57 UTC

No flashing LEDs?.........I'm out!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 06:15 UTC as 23rd comment

Superb pictures.........carrying all that kit too! That's one in the eye to the M43 brigade......

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 14:46 UTC as 59th comment | 9 replies
On Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED article (73 comments in total)
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brelip: interesting for sure, but a lens no one is asking for! They should have made this a DX and half the weight and cost!

Nobody wants? You don't want, more likely.....introduce another DX lens? What, when they are launching new FX cameras.......laughable comment.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 06:13 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (332 comments in total)
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drummercam: Comparing the Pentax K-S1 to the Pentax K-50 is definitely a good way to avoid having to compare it to Canon's 2014 entry-level DSLR, the EOS 1200D (Rebel T5). I don't think the pentamirror, mono-microphone, 3fps, 0.8mag viewfinder, 460K-dot LCD EOS 1200D compares favorably at all, and the price difference is buying solid features, including build, no doubt.

And since "looks" get most of the troll action here, that black blob of a Canon lacks all distinction. Also obvious just by looking -- since looking is all that the complainers about the K-S1 have done as of yet -- is that if Pentax intended to present a less intimidating user interface, comparing K-S1 to the EOS 1200D wins the point easily.

DPR also again shows some anti-Pentax bias by listing (according to the "side-by-side" feature) the EOS as a "Compact SLR" and the Pentax as a "Mid-size SLR." The Canon is apparently 130 x 100 x 78mm, while the Pentax is 121 x 93 x 70mm. I guess compact is bigger than mid-size now?

Justifications, justifications......just admit it, it's just a gizmo camera from a gizmo manufacturer.......

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 21:31 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (332 comments in total)

In the old AF film days Ricoh and Minolta (Sony) were cheaper than Nikon/Canon, had more gizmos and rather gaudy bodies..............real progress here then!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 14:07 UTC as 59th comment
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Rob Sims: I'm slightly struggling to tell who this is aimed at. Cheaper superzooms lenses nearly always compromise on a speed and image quality... two of the main reasons why most users would have upgraded to FF for in the first place.

Is the 'beginner' FF-user category really large enough to warrant creating this lens? i'd have thought someone interested in this sort of lens would be better off with a superzoom attached to an m43 / aps-c sensor instead (just my 2ps worth).

Just leave your hand gun at home & empty your pockets of loose change......best weight saving & more room for some compact AF FF primes.....they do exist you know!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 11:19 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: Real-world Sample Images article (175 comments in total)

Better than the new Sony RX100? Discuss.......

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 16:43 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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utphoto: The video looks soft, certainly not up to pro standards judging from the the files provided here. The plant growth on the hilll below the wind mill looks blotchy with no detail. 4K video from the GH4, down converted to 1080 simply blows this camera away, and another argument for shooting in 4K even if the final distribution format will be 1080.

Amazing........what do you mean a pocket sized consumer camera isn't up to pro standards?

That's amazing, I'd have never have guessed!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 21:51 UTC

'All animals are equal but some are more equal others!'

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 06:51 UTC as 10th comment
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (152 comments in total)

Marvellous video....and some great tips. Thank you :)

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 16:12 UTC as 53rd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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BarnET: The Sony RX100 MKIII is looking

Innovative(pop-up viewfinder)
Ambitious(pocketable 24-70mm F1.8-2.8)
Proven(the 1 inch BSI Sony sensor kicking is above it's size)

Let's hope it will get the credit and sales it rightfully deserves!

Good god man, get a grip .....this is a camera you are talking about, you make it sound like you are a pushy parent talking about a child who just got an 'a' from a teacher.........

Unless, obviously, you are 'the designer' (parent) then I can understand your promotion of it......

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 22:28 UTC
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JT986: I will buy one if they make one for F-mount.

....with relish, Brendon, by the sound of it!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 12:33 UTC
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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mrschmo: The direction this is heading is banning drones everywhere.

I'm sure the good folk of Afghanistan would agree.......

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 11:20 UTC
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King Penguin: Wow, with all that added it will be almost a huge as my D600 and 'cheap' AFD prime lenses!

That's the problem with commenters here.....if you don't use the particular system the other person likes, they automatically think you 'hate' it and hate everything to do with it..........like a child really (or certain recent presidents, as some would believe).

Our old friends the Romans had a word for it - Ad Hominem.

Nothing is new in this world, my friend, nothing......well, apart from cameras, that is :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 20:26 UTC
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King Penguin: Wow, with all that added it will be almost a huge as my D600 and 'cheap' AFD prime lenses!

It's a sexy looking camera and I'm interested in cameras......does that seem so strange to you

At the mo though, I'm happy with my full frame D600, dust an' all and a few AFD primes...... :)

But it's nice to where things might be going......

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 20:10 UTC

Wow, with all that added it will be almost a huge as my D600 and 'cheap' AFD prime lenses!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 11:08 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (592 comments in total)
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andywhoa: So DPR is where all the people who never grew up go to present their opinions? Most of the comments here are embarrassing. Would you act this way in front of your parents?

He's right a lot of the comments on here are 'I hate' or 'I love' or 'well in that case you smell'........

Just like two 8 year olds comparing the specs of their favourite cars such as 'the Lamborghini does 212mph but the Ferrari only does 211mph, so there'

Children with simple minds......I mean everybody knows the Porsche does 213mph, na na nee na na........

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 06:40 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (334 comments in total)

The new direction for Olympus.......and the start of the end of the M43 concept?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 19:59 UTC as 123rd comment
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