Class A

Class A

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Wellywood, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Joined on Jun 4, 2009

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  • Replied in grip?
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they managed to exactly replicate the K-1's button layout on the D-BG6. Normally, one should not need to worry given Pentax's excellent sense for ergonomics, but ...
  • It is actually an 8-way AF area selector, as you can press two buttons at the same time. The buttons are specifically moulded in order to support the diagonal movement of an AF area selection. Pers ...
  • The approach of allowing variability in the hopes that many customers won't care certainly has merit, as long as manufacturers appropriately respond to those customers who do care.

    From first...

  • Some good points made, but I find the article is skewed towards mirrorless by omitting a number of disadvantages:

    1. The camera body of a MILC body is typically smaller but adding a lens with a...

  • 3. Sensor-based PDAF does not come without a price, does it? Some designs cause irregular sensor surfaces that may show up in images in critical circumstances. There may be other downsides to...

  • Why do there have to be so many motivational speakers in photography?

    I prefer Joe McNally who may also mention tenacity as a necessary virtue (when asked) but then moves on to give some...

  • @calocedrus: Note that printing images to the same size implies the same downscaling and its associated benefits.

    Viewing two images at the same size on a monitor with good software that...

  • @Charlie Jin:

    Carlos' point is that a measly pop-up flash is a mismatch for an expensive DSLR that is meant to be used to make good looking images.

    Have you ever used the pop-up flash of a...

  • Isn't the Ricoh GR II using the still very competitive Sony 16MP sensor that has been used in a lot of other cameras (e.g., Nikon D7000) or perhaps even an update of it?

    This sensor is not noisy...

  • Actually, I have to revise my previous post. I wish I could delete it, actually. I just remembered that I did enter some communication with PhaseOne after the initial disappointing lack of response...

  • He is an excellent speaker with great command over language and a very effective delivery. It would have been nice to better hear the audience. It appears to be implausible that the audience showed...

  • How about a Canon 5D (Mark I, II, III) or 6D level pop-up flash? Hint: These higher-specced cameras don't have one.

    The notion of leaving astrotracer functionality to a smartphone sounds good in...

  • Your phone cannot let the camera track stars (like the "astrotracer" function can) and you have to tag images from the camera in post, making sure clocks are aligned before.

    The built-in flash of...

  • There are literally millions of FF Pentax lenses out there, some of them of world class quality.

    There won't be a shortage of great FF glass for K-1 buyers.

    And again, there is no trade-off...

  • The 36MP Nikon D810 matches the 16.2MP Nikon D4 in terms of noise performance (except at extremes beyound ISO 25600) and beats it in every other aspect (dynamic range, colour depth). Compare the...

  • Thanks for the clarification, Barney. Much appreciated!

    I still have trouble viewing the lack of a "video start" button as an ergonomic quirk (on the contrary, either they take up prime space...

  • @Simon Joinson: Good to know, thanks.

  • Luckily the Nikon Df was "the only step aside".

    This retro trend is literally taking steps backwards making ergonomics worse instead of better.

    Parameter dials with fixed printing on them are...

  • @Simon Joinson: Wouldn't it be better to ignore posts like that by SmilerGrogan and instead respond to questions to DPReview like the one I posted earlier?

    Here it is again: Why does DPReview...

  • @Tan68: Why are video buttons important?

    They can often not be placed as ergonomically as the shutter release button and they prevent regular remote controls from working.

    I don't get the idea...

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