sfa1966

sfa1966

Lives in Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Apr 19, 2007

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On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

If nothing else, I quite like the first three product shots!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 23:51 UTC as 95th comment
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (931 comments in total)
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Daniel Lauring: Samsung has always had sensors a generation behind the competition with pretty ugly high ISO noise and pretty terrible jpeg processing. The samples I've seen from this camera don't look like they've caught up. Too bad, because the specs of this camera are fantastic. Wish Samsung would just use Sony's sensor.

Do you have a link to the samples you have seen?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 02:00 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (342 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: Ricoh is slowly driving the Pentax brand off a cliff. I think most of the pentaxians are going to miss the Hoya days.

Nah, Hoya were driving that car rather faster ... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 05:54 UTC

I bought one but my copy was frustratingly soft. Returned.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 03:48 UTC as 29th comment
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Retzius: Does this fix the flopping mirror?

Sadly, no. I had an episode a few days after updating to 1.10 (having never had the problem before). Had to remove the battery to get it to cease.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 04:21 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)
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sfa1966: "Right now you can opt out of receiving notifications on a per-thread (or per comment) basis"

How?

OK I just didn't see how that discriminated between 'per comment' notifications (which I would like to receive) and 'per thread' notifications (which I would not).

Will try it out.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 17:41 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)

"Right now you can opt out of receiving notifications on a per-thread (or per comment) basis"

How?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 17:35 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)
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Betico: I'm happy to read the Jeff's reviews. He writes clear and to the point. I miss his comments about the battery door on his DPreview reviews. On his former website he never missed a comment regarding the bottom of the camera. His comments about the battery doors were very helpful. I guess DPreview does not allow him to write these comments now.

I did read the K-3 review, but was sorely disappointed. I thought after all that time you could have covered the battery door in a lot more detail.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 00:40 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (221 comments in total)

Fabulous shots. Could cycle through the set for hours. A great find, and well done on how you've digitized the slides. They look superb.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 00:48 UTC as 83rd comment
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (264 comments in total)

No Sigma DP(x)M?
Or do they not fall into this category?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 03:46 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax Q7 added to our studio comparison database article (118 comments in total)
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sfa1966: Ouch. I am a loyal Pentaxian, but I have to say that is very poor. The left side of the image looks like mush. The centre is unimpressive. Soft, soft, soft. And in the comments below, Richard Butler tells us that the much-heralded-by-the-fanboys 01 Prime was tested and it came out "considerably worse"!

C'mon Ricoh, kill this Quirky Quackers waste of your resources!

I'll ignore the personal stuff, but oh yes: when it's the Q7, DPR should indeed take the time to conduct a thorough Sherlockian investigation of different combinations of other Q equipment. They are sure to come to a different conclusion. Perhaps that's because there's so many variables (highly variable variables, if this test shot is anything to go by) which might go wrong in a line which has self-professed 'toy lenses'.

Meanwhile - gosh! - all the other brands' cameras in the comparisons look fine! DPR must have gotten a lucky good copy of those then!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 01:06 UTC
On Pentax Q7 added to our studio comparison database article (118 comments in total)

Ouch. I am a loyal Pentaxian, but I have to say that is very poor. The left side of the image looks like mush. The centre is unimpressive. Soft, soft, soft. And in the comments below, Richard Butler tells us that the much-heralded-by-the-fanboys 01 Prime was tested and it came out "considerably worse"!

C'mon Ricoh, kill this Quirky Quackers waste of your resources!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 23:17 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On Pentax releases new firmware for Q and Q10 article (10 comments in total)
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Tape5: What is Q?

I have only seen one Q and that was in Star Trek.

I think perhaps you need to get out a bit more ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 19:50 UTC
On Time Bubble Bath in the Door Ajar challenge (4 comments in total)

@ RogerLittle:
That's Pentax cameras for you. Simply ahead of their time. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 12:16 UTC as 1st comment
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Mescalamba: Hm, in what exactly is that 18-55 new? Previous one on K-5 and so is WR too.. And its not particulary good lens.

What's new is that this is a WR version of the DA-L (plastic mount) kit lens. Previously, WR was only for the metal mount.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 22:46 UTC

Very impressive. Sigma, make a Pentax K-mount version please.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 17:09 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Pentax MX-1 Preview Samples article (51 comments in total)

Maybe the sunshine, the blue skies and some nicer-than-usual compositions are playing their part, but these are the best samples from a compact I've seen on this site in a good while.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2013 at 01:41 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On Leaving my DSLR at home: An iPhone experiment post (171 comments in total)
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windmillgolfer: First, all the images are very good, at least, and the waterfall image is superb.

Marriage saving, yes, fully recognise/understand. Carrying even just a pocketable LX5 sometimes causes 'issues'. I can see that an iPhone (probably the 4S) might kill several birds with one stone :)

A very telling comment from a working pro photographer. What is the future even of high-end P+S cameras if phone cameras continue their strides forward?

And, oh yes, the images are truly excellent!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 04:39 UTC
On Just posted: Quick Pentax K-30 samples gallery article (94 comments in total)
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Mike Griffin: I see some overblown highlights. will be interesting to discover if that is a camera characteristic when used at default settings.

Which picture(s) Mike? Can't see any on my monitor (well, arguably only the first one (night shot of theatre), but that is an OOC JPEG of a high contrast scene at ISO3200, so I am not too concerned ...)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2012 at 09:12 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)

Sorry if I missed it somewhere, but what is the minimum focus distance for macro usage?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 23:34 UTC as 123rd comment | 1 reply
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