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Joined on Feb 24, 2001
About me:

My Ratings: (#/5) --- I guess the system lost my recent update ;-(
Pentax K20D
Pentax *ist DS
Pentax LX
Pentax ZX-5

Pentax DA15 F/14 (5/5) *****
Pentax FA20-35/F4 (4/5) **** (my KIT lens ;-)
Pentax FA43 F/1.9 LTD (5/5) *****
Pentax DA70 F/2.4 LTD (4/5) ****
Pentax FA* 300 F/4.5 (5/5) *****
Pentax FA* 80-200/2.8 (4.9/5) ***** (it's very heavy ;-)
Pentax A* 200/4 Macro (6/5) ***** (simply the BEST)

with the LX: Pentax A 50/1.2 (5/5) *****

Other Lenses: (ALL are to be sold now)
Pentax FA28-70/F4 (3/5) works well with ZX-5
Pentax FA50 F/1.4 (4/5) ****
Pentax A-100 F/4 Macro (4/5) ****
Pentax A-400 F/5.6
Pentax M40 F/2.8 (3.5/5)
Tamron AF 1.4x


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Niklas Ramstedt: Anyone else having troubles starting LR CC? I have LR 5.6 on the machine from before, and when I try to start LR CC noting happens. OS i s Win 8.1 64Bit.

Common issue.
Log out of the cloud service and log back in, and it will work. I had the same issue.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 05:29 UTC
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)

Hmmm... the GM1 proved impossibly hard to use without the rear wheel, and it was corrected with the subsequent model, GM5. Now Panasonic comes out with a NEW camera, repeating the problem ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 06:10 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (503 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Not a ton to praise here but also not a lot to hate on. A nice solid little camera. I still think the Olympus E-PM2 is a better value at $170.

Shutter Shock on PM2 renders it useless. Regardless of turning the IS On of Off. I had one of those $199 bargains, and returned it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 16:35 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (342 comments in total)

Typo: Page 10, under "image stabilization" should say "E-M10"

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 17:14 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1645 comments in total)

I think it's now one of the best looking, and most desirable cameras in the market. Kudos to Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 04:41 UTC as 458th comment
On Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes article (186 comments in total)

links 9-13 are broken

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 05:33 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)
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stefanosensolini: some body size? you mean you could go out and take photos without the lens?
do not know why we continue to consider the size of the camera without lens; so the first nex were considered small, they really were not less portable to a Nikon 5200!

@T3.... it's unfortunate how you ruined your own argument

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 21:48 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1852 comments in total)

This interview was supposed to help Adobe's cause?
It just shows the extent of their miscalculations.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 19:52 UTC as 168th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with Fujifilm's X100S article (62 comments in total)
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RStyga: Barney, how much "faster" in specific is the new AF? Can you comment in relation to a PL3/PM-1 with a 14-42 kit lens or similar?

How does it compare to Pentax K-01? I'm sure they at least had one of those in the meeting room.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 00:11 UTC

Last week you could buy a GX1 from Amazon for under $400. How can anyone justify $800 for the G5?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 05:07 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On Look like autumn leaves in the Olympus OMD challenge (3 comments in total)


Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 23:25 UTC as 2nd comment
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Komakai Okane: For the last 5 months I've kept a P300 on me or within reach at all times. It's small and light and easily fits all but tight jeans pockets. The f1.8 lens works very well indoors and out, the IQ is sharp with nice color rendition in the jpgs, and the flash quality very acceptable. Without a need to print 8x10 or larger or do high % crops the small sensor has been a non-issue. As a prolific DSLR user, the P300's PASM capability offers an essential level of control. RAW would be nice, but for $270 I adjusted my expectations. Is there a photographic instrument at this price point that does RAW?

The f1.8 lens, PASM dial and small size brought this camera into my daily life and all that plus the image quality has kept it there. I have a few low to medium light images on flickr under the username komakai okane. I'm going to enjoy this simple camera until the lens falls off.

Wow, sounds like just what a PR company would write for this camera. Every point was hit ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 16:54 UTC
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Klimt z: So far so good. Just what I want. Has a lot of the latest tech and a size weight vs IQ ratio that makes sense. Lens size nicely in proportion with body size. True size and weight advantages.
The real serious camera folks won't buy one. Adventurous folks will because the phone cam has revealed to them how great it is to travel light.
The tripod guys will never buy one but they never get far enough from the SUV to take a unique photo. The snarky ones will always need to display their beige Canon lenses, while the great fun is being had outside the envelope.
Maybe I will get a red one.
Hope it succeeds but who knows. Besides we don't want the back country to get too crowded

There are already smaller interchangeable lens cameras with much bigger imaging chip in the market. and they are even less expensive!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 17:35 UTC
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