Roadrunnerdeluxe

Lives in United States Oceanside, CA, United States
Joined on Dec 7, 2010

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The perfect digital street photography tool. Unfortunately waaay out of my range.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 21:51 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 20:40 UTC as 147th comment

I miss New Topographics...

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 22:31 UTC as 33rd comment
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Jurre van Wouw: If only it had an EFCS... I'm not buying anything crippled by shutter shock!

"Crippled" mind you...

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 06:21 UTC
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Juck: I love this!! ,, simply because it makes all you armchair Ansel Adams' so very angry. lol ,, noone is making you use it,,, go home.

Good on you for being a big boy and admitting to it.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 04:23 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (209 comments in total)
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showmeyourpics: Hi, I seriously wonder what's behind all this push back aimed at pixel shift technology. The proven facts are: with static subjects (= several fields of photography), I can get captures that rival FF cameras (plus no moire) with gear that is a fraction of the size, weight and price. With judicious post processing, I can reach the same results with subjects with some motion (i.e.: many landscapes and cityscapes subjects). I already do all this with my E-M5ii and Oly pro lenses, and have the pictures to prove it. This technology is at its early stages of implementation and is bound to evolve quickly. Since it is a natural offspring of existing, refined IS systems, it is not imposing a premium price on the cameras that offer it. So, what's not to love about it? Photographers' only hard decision is choosing if they want to use it or not. Could the push back be just good old envy?

I think there is also a bit of it-has-to-work-absolutely-flawless-entitlement gadget-hound mentality at play. Mainstream camera users (or tech in general) are used to their mainstream technology to work flawlessly, it is not pushing the envelope like this and Olympus does though.

If people are not convinced by pixel shift, don't use it. It doesn't cost extra. This camera is quite a bit cheaper while the base image output surpasses the current top models of any manufacturer

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 20:46 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (209 comments in total)
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musicalhell: This may be a stupid question but what effect will this mode have on lens related problems such as CA? In the city photograph there seems to be quiet a bit of purple fringing, unless I am mistaken. Is this due to the lens used alone?

Thank you.

Anything that comes from the lens will be the same, if there is chromatic aberration the sensor will record it. It will record it much more truthful though : )

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 21:28 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (209 comments in total)
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MikeDPR: Thanks, the comparison tool is really nice here.

Not sure why you would need a separate 'insurance' exposure for masking. Can't SilkyPix or another SW just use one of the four frames as non-shifting exposure?

And that's exactly what pixelshift is not doing. No demosaicing because it's not necessary as each pixel gets a true readout.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (209 comments in total)
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MikeDPR: Thanks, the comparison tool is really nice here.

Not sure why you would need a separate 'insurance' exposure for masking. Can't SilkyPix or another SW just use one of the four frames as non-shifting exposure?

As far as I understand the process, the different exposures are not complete exposures but expose for each pixel for each color channel, then get reassembled in camera after.

Thus you'd need to take one regular picture for masking.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 18:22 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (209 comments in total)

Thanks so much for reworking this review, guys.

Give it another couple of years and some camera manufacturer will have the system perfected to be able to deal with flowing water and the like.

Given the young age of the technological concept I am amazed how well it DOES work and it certainly will be regarded as a stepping stone in the future.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 18:02 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift: An update (96 comments in total)
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22codfish: And in the meantime, Pentax probably suffered severe marketing damage.

That's okay. Once in the top five of the DxO sensor rating will easily make up for it.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: "Waterfails", nice!
I honestly didn't expect it to be able to handle motion as tested here. I suppose it depends on what you are hoping to shoot whith pixelshift.
For architectural work where there will be mostly moving clouds in my case, I will just over lay with a photo shot without pixel shift.
For nature shots with lots of movement as tested here that would be too tedious though.

Beautiful!
Yeah, I'm not sure why DPR published this. If you use the right software and maybe overlay layers you can get gorgeous results with pixelshift on moving objects.
This article seems more like "told you so" than trying to show what it CAN do.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 14:26 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)

"Waterfails", nice!
I honestly didn't expect it to be able to handle motion as tested here. I suppose it depends on what you are hoping to shoot whith pixelshift.
For architectural work where there will be mostly moving clouds in my case, I will just over lay with a photo shot without pixel shift.
For nature shots with lots of movement as tested here that would be too tedious though.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 20:04 UTC as 95th comment | 2 replies

Regarding the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes?RICOH IMAGING

http://news.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/rim_info2/2016/20160527_011247.html

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 14:36 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)

Geez! Sounds like an amazing camera! How to improve on that auto focus?
Predictive auto focus?

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 19:42 UTC as 145th comment | 2 replies
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Juck: I love this!! ,, simply because it makes all you armchair Ansel Adams' so very angry. lol ,, noone is making you use it,,, go home.

Just as much as no one made you comment on other armchair Ansel Adams' comments who weren't made to use it.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 04:51 UTC
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Waldo Nell: Wow. That last example is just horrible. How can the sun be behind the subjects, yet their shadows are cast to their right??? Better to get the photo right the first time.

Well, now you can!! Multiple suns, no problem!

Good catch.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 22:44 UTC
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Johannes Zander: Purchased immediately and hope to win the next Hasselblad competition... and if not that then Sony competition...

Hey, don't forget white architecture against a black sky with a wispy, long-exposure cloud as accent.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 19:58 UTC
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steelhead3: There goes any sales (the 68 is delayed by months), I wonder if the K1 is going to be delayed?

I smell a troll in the house..

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 18:33 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)

This photon sucking brick of a camera is a milestone in digital SLR evolution and has been for over two years now. I might never own one just as much as I was never able to hire The Who for my birthday, yet I will always be in awe.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 05:10 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
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