febphoto

febphoto

Joined on Oct 15, 2011

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On Hands-on with the Nikon D3300 and 35mm F1.8G lens article (141 comments in total)

I wonder why a camera from Nikon or Nikon is favoured over a ground breaking camera like the Pentax-Ricoh K-3? Dpreview is not a biased site, is it?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 21:05 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review article (272 comments in total)
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Justinas Kersis: Pentaxforums has already done K-5IIs review. Here it takes 1/2 year to review any pentax product. Why?

Yes, and Nikon had its D600 reviewed before it was even released. So, maybe if Pentax could do the same and bribe them with a prerelease review camera, maybe that would help....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 09:18 UTC

Very unpatriotic photography, must be an Iranian subversive cell. I like the photos with the flag most, specially the swim guys with the massive six packs, especially since I am working hard on getting one myself, but maybe I am also an Iranian subversive cell or North Korean spy.
But to be serious, the result of this photo session, improvised and all, is average. He knows what he is doing, but the situation is not right.
I also wonder what patriotic photography would look like. Unpatriotic images...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 14:27 UTC as 109th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D800 preview (1110 comments in total)
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unistereo: For me the big surprise is...how the Sony NEX-7 fares in RAW.
Compare it to both the D800 and Pentax 645D @ RAW/ISO 100 (look especially at the "earth"...unexpected amount of details).

You're right about this, it doesn't matter which camera you use.
And still it isn't about camera specs but about who is the photographer. I personally don't care too much about specs, it's only a box to me, I fiddle with some controls and point and shoot. The result will tell you about the photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 12:54 UTC
On Nikon D800 preview (1110 comments in total)
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febphoto: Sorry to say this for the Nikonians, but the Pentax 645D is performing better up to 1600 iso, but ok it is a camera costing 3 to 4 times as much as the Nikon. Time for some price cutting by Pentax, I think, let's say down to the price of the Nikon.
Even Pentax K5 and then Canon 5DmkII are at the same level. Time for a price cut at Nikons too, I think. What's the 5DmkIII going to do in the test?
The marketing speak of Nikon with the low resolution D700 was that it gave you better results, because of the bigger light sites on the sensor. Less noise at higher iso etc. Now they are the leaders of the pack, sporting a 36 MP sensor at a max iso of 25000. And there is a price rise to match the denser sensor.
I am not convinced it makes you a better photographer, although the professional image they attached to it suggests you will be a better photographer, much more professional looking with the bigga lens and the bigga camera, everybody will say.

You mean the d800 blows away its own reputation, that is true. Don't worry about the D800 it will be apreciated, because it is a good camera, but it doesn't blow away the other camera's, because photograpy is not about technical specs, but about taking the right picture for the occassion. So be a good photographer and start taking pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 12:32 UTC
On Nikon D800 preview (1110 comments in total)

Sorry to say this for the Nikonians, but the Pentax 645D is performing better up to 1600 iso, but ok it is a camera costing 3 to 4 times as much as the Nikon. Time for some price cutting by Pentax, I think, let's say down to the price of the Nikon.
Even Pentax K5 and then Canon 5DmkII are at the same level. Time for a price cut at Nikons too, I think. What's the 5DmkIII going to do in the test?
The marketing speak of Nikon with the low resolution D700 was that it gave you better results, because of the bigger light sites on the sensor. Less noise at higher iso etc. Now they are the leaders of the pack, sporting a 36 MP sensor at a max iso of 25000. And there is a price rise to match the denser sensor.
I am not convinced it makes you a better photographer, although the professional image they attached to it suggests you will be a better photographer, much more professional looking with the bigga lens and the bigga camera, everybody will say.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 11:06 UTC as 64th comment | 5 replies

The 'news' of the silver edition is probably too attract some (spot)light on the Pentax products during the storm of publicity that accompanies the launch of the new products by some or other, so called, professional camera brand. I don't think it is about selling the silver edition in particular, which is way too expensive compared to the normal black version, but probably to promote and sell some extra K-5's to the public. It's an excellent camera after all and I would recommend it to anybody.
The use of the ultra flat 40 mm on the K-5 is limited, you can put the camera in your pocket, large pockets though, when you don't want to take any extra gear with you, which is something else when the limited lenses or even a 17-50 mm zoom is mounted on the camera. That's of course also the case with the K-01, which is only marginally smaller.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 20:31 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Samsung and Google unveil Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 article (132 comments in total)

@Dannyboy292: taking 'perfect' pictures with an SLR is so last century, nowadays you do it with your phone or entertainment device like an Android phone or an iPhone. The thing is to take pictures of events you attend or witness and share a photograph with your 'friends', real or virtual. Their hobby is not 'taking pictures', but something else, dancing, partying, whatever. The new phone, that also can film, take pictures and communicate via internet, are there to aid people in doing this.
You are right, the quality of the pictures is hopeless, but getting better. If you want total control over the process, you need an dedicated camera, not something that doubles as a phone, although when you're in creative photography....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 18:56 UTC as 35th comment
On Just Posted: Our Epson Stylus Photo R3000 review article (18 comments in total)

I wonder if the reviewer calibrated the printer before printing any of the samples. I read about calibrating his monitor, but that is not the same as calibrating the printer.
As he complained about colours that didn't match the colour of his monitor, I suppose he did not. Using the profiles provided by the manufacturer is not a guarantee for prints. Moreover changing the output in your print programme is not the right way to get prints that match the intended colours. You need to calibrate your printer with every kind of paper you use with a proper calibrating tool and programme, like X-Rite or Spyder3Print. It is a world of difference before and after. Especially for a test on a decent web site like Dpreview you need to do proper and sound testing. The test should be performed in a way that we, the readers, can repeat the tests and get the same results. Also state paper types and sample photographs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2011 at 09:03 UTC as 13th comment
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