Villamarcel: I really apprecaite the constitency of Pentax with this model.It reminds me a german company named LEICA even if the products and the market strategy is not the same. I have the impression that they take care of their customers.
marike6 "balance their books on the back of their US customers"Sorry marike6 you have it totally about face.
bossa - marike6 is being serious because he has not known anything else until recently. It has been the rest of the world that has been subsidising US prices for decades.
marike6 - Why is it that so many people on these forums choose to buy camera gear from the US? Because in the past it has been usually half the price to buy from the US compared to purchasing gear in their own countries. It is the rest of the world that has been subsiding US consumers.
The fact that the US dollar was the world's reserve currency has always given US consumers an advantage over the rest of the world's consumers. Now the US dollar is losing value due to unsustainable debt and money printing US consumer prices will continue to increase even more. The party is over marike6 you had better get use to it!
kff: the best teacher for it, would be Ingmar Bergman and his films...
This is not a very inspiring example to illustrate an article on three point lighting. As already stated the lighting is too flat. The fill looks a stop too hot. I would also reverse the positions of the fill and key. If the first shot had been with ambient room light only it would have illustrated the changes better with the addition of each light in the subsequent shots.
This images are full of blown out highlights. Then again I'm sure that won't affect sales for those with more money than sense.
If many camera manufacturers ensured their cameras/lenses were properly calibrated in the first place I'm sure there would less service issues period!