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Nice camera, though I am not certain the flip-out LCD is a good idea. Sure the video club will love it, but the rest not so much. Can't please everyone I suppose.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 17:42 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On Week in review: Photokina is in the air... article (63 comments in total)

ped·ant noun \หˆpe-dษ™nt\

: a person who annoys other people by correcting small errors and giving too much attention to minor details

I guess someone in DPR doesn't appreciate being corrected!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 14:57 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

For the price, Leica should provide a free stick-on Red Dot in the box ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 16:11 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2242 comments in total)

Beautiful object indeed, but how usable is it going to be in bright sunshine?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 16:08 UTC as 369th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (258 comments in total)

DPR hasn't been this exited about a camera since they received the Pentax K3 ๐Ÿ˜‚

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 23:14 UTC as 96th comment | 1 reply

Perhaps people thought they were $1.50 ๐Ÿ˜ That would be a fair price.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 18:48 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax K-3 real-world samples gallery article (150 comments in total)

I hope the trip to Hawaii was better than these photographs, no fault of the camera! These looks like whomever shot these had a few Mai Tai's before thinking... gosh I forgot, I'm supposed to shoot some images with this new... hmmm, what is it again... ho yeah.. Pentax.... honey why don't you take it out for a spin while me and the boys are playing golf :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 05:29 UTC as 22nd comment
On Lightroom 5 Public Beta: What's New article (90 comments in total)
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Elliven: I have Windows 8 (32) on my computer and have recently downloaded and installed the Lightroom 5 beta. My problem is that in importing images into Lightroom 5, they just show up as gray tiles in the library and develop areas.

A friend suggested that my display driver may need to be upgraded but I have checked and it is the most up to date driver for my system. ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 (Microsoft Corporation- WDDM v1.1)

Every other photographic program I have installed, including Photoshop elements 9 and Picasa, all display perfect images.

Help!! please.

Grey tiles happened to me with V4 and Win 7, and it has to do with your screen color profile. Go to control panel, Color Management, and set the screen ICC profile to sRGB.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 02:19 UTC
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)
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Sgt_Strider: So can one safely say that the C1 software is the best for X-Trans sensors at the moment?

Have Adobe even acknowledged that their converter needs improvements? I wonder if they'll put in the effort to produce better results for X-Trans sensors going forward?


I don't understand the remark wrt Silkypix. Have you tried Silkypix DS Pro 5 rather than the 2+ generations old free version that ships with the cameras ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 16:21 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

Bravo Oly, a little surprising but well deserved no doubt. Curious about the K-01 getting its own side remark, especially given that DPR didn't even review the camera themselves but rather cut-and-pasted someone else's review ! The DPR team has obviously not remained indifferent to it though if they thought it deserved a "special mention" ! Tx DPR, any publicity is good for Pentax ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 17:33 UTC as 328th comment
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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Heie2: The Pentax K-01, while many hate on the basis of looks alone, is BY FAR the greatest value for money to hit the world of photography in a very long time.

The Pentax K-30 mirrors that sentiment for DSLR's.

It is indeed, right now, a great value regardless of the circumstances that brought the price down, and now that more people are actually owning and using it, the feelings towards it are also changing for the more positive.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 16:27 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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Toccata47: My vote would have gone to the k-01 if it dpreview had included it on the list of appropriate selections.

It's a perfect bridge camera in the sense that it combines the best iq available in a 16m sensor with full manual controls with the advantage of a 40 year backlog of available lenses....and it's the size of the omd and 1/3 the price.

It's a camera that is easy to miss the point of, obviously.

Fair share of problems ? Misconceptions or dislikes perhaps, but problems I am not aware of a single one. AF is as good if not better than the OM-D, size in this case is a real advantage, obvious to anyone that actually held it with a larger lens on it, IQ the best of its class, lens compatibility the best of its class, but it's a different look and design than all others I'll admit, and leaves no one indifferent that's for sure, including DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 16:02 UTC
On IMGP5026 photo in photomuggle's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Very colorful, tx and Merry Christmas too.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2012 at 02:20 UTC as 1st comment
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (554 comments in total)
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kadardr: DPR completely forgot about Samsung EX2F

Indeed, as they pretty much did for the EX1. Don't understand why, it's a mistery to me; this must be frustrating for Samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 15:25 UTC
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VivaLasVegas: Does anybody know if this is made in China?

I read somewhere that BENRO, a Chinese Manufacturer, used to be a sub-contractor to Gitzo, hence the many similarities in design and construction. Don't know if this is true or not.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 19:41 UTC
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)
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MatsudaMan: Was this camera designed by a bunch of people in an insane asylum? It looks ridiculous and the large size serves no purpose - look at all the wasted space. I'm sorry, you can't just make things and wacky colors and expect it to be a smashing success. Do they really think people are that stupid? Pentax is really in danger of completely going

Wow... your really don't get it !

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 20:03 UTC
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)
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CJ Lan: I am neither Canonian, Nikonian, Pentexian, or micro 4/3 users. I use/like a camera as long as it is good in features and practical. Honestly speaking, I do not quite understand the philosophy behind the Pentax design engineers. Not getting into full frame market before jumping into very expensive medium format 645, interchangeable lens system with tiny p&s sensor (Q), now a bulky mirrorless camera. and who knows the next in the future. Correct me if I am wrong. I thought the main purpose getting rid of mirror is to achieve portability of a interchangeable lens camera system. What does K-01 try to accomplish in this regard? If just for using the existing line of lenses, I would rather stick with K-5 or any other Pentax APSC for their professional looks, not this as bulky and toy-looking "SLR".

Mirrorless design has many advantages AND disadvantages. Possibility to reduce lens to sensor distance (hence smaller body design) is but one possible advantage. Amongst other, more accurate AF not dependent on the lens used, lens design can include protrusion further into body allowing for better wide angle lens design (which otherwise have to use a reverse tele design), no mirror slap = sharper images, less mechanics = more reliability, no need for expensive optical VF = reduced costs are all good reasons to remove the mirror.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 19:58 UTC
On Preview:canong1x (1032 comments in total)

28mm at the wide end still... very disappointing.

Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 16:25 UTC as 122nd comment
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)

I like the K-01 design. Whether it's a camera for me or not will depend on how the AF/MF is implemented (especially MF). With my current P&S (EX-1), I find it extremely difficult (if not impossible) to focus and recompose while maintaining the focus range constant (especially at close range). MF is impossible to see accurately, even zoomed it unless on a tripod. If in MF mode the camera is able to show me (red hot dot would do) what elements of the images are in focus as I move the focus ring, without having to zoom in (when you waste time and loose distance coming in and out of that mode) then it will be a contender. Failing that, I simply cannot work with it (or any other mirrorless on the market for that matter).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 21:37 UTC as 53rd comment

Well, on one hand the client has to understand the costs associated with the service provided, but on the other hand, to be credible, the photographer needs to be more careful with her calculations, attributing costs spent over12 months for an activity that lasts only 4 months (e.g. car rental) etc. If you actually apply the costs directly incurred in support of the business of wedding photography and pro-rate the yearly costs for items that are used on other purpuses than the wedding business, she makes an annual net revenue of approx. $34,000 after expenses from wedding photography (not including camera equipment costs which should be amortized over 5 years), i.e. about $1,700 per wedding. It ain't as bad as she makes it sound; it's pretty darn good actually.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 20:06 UTC as 121st comment
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