ragmanjin

ragmanjin

Lives in Canada Alberta, Canada
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Joined on Jun 21, 2012

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On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (501 comments in total)
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Matt1645f4: Ok so who are the 2 who claimed they own this camera?

Goddamnit CanonKen.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 09:30 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (501 comments in total)
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Class A: "...we're disappointed by ... the disappearance of the built-in flash..."

Really? P-TTL is so bad at controlling more than one off-camera flash, why would you put up with such a bad optical triggering system (that does not even support HSS through the built-in flash and requires line-of-sight)?

Using a dedicated radio trigger on camera with direct control over manual flash levels right from the camera position is so much better and adequate for a camera in this price bracket.

jpino, I totally get it. I don't mean to be a douchebag by saying so and totally don't take it that way, but the cheapest Pentax lenses weren't doing it for you so instead you bought the cheapest Nikon FF body and have been heckling the Pentax forums ever since. That's totally understandable. Some of your shots are totally mediocre with your Nikon FF, it makes sense you'd come back to every Pentax article to share your wisdom with potential Pentax enthusiasts the world over with your depth of multi-brand experience. I mean, you've owned the best of all brands, am I right!?
Thanks again for gracing these forums with your presence. You're a saint, jpino.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 12:17 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (501 comments in total)
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Class A: "...we're disappointed by ... the disappearance of the built-in flash..."

Really? P-TTL is so bad at controlling more than one off-camera flash, why would you put up with such a bad optical triggering system (that does not even support HSS through the built-in flash and requires line-of-sight)?

Using a dedicated radio trigger on camera with direct control over manual flash levels right from the camera position is so much better and adequate for a camera in this price bracket.

jpino, those selfie-shooting folks would be well served with the K-S2. WiFi for instant instagraming their Boston-pizza-meal-centred Twitter selfies to Facebook and all that. What better use of on-camera flash than shooting photos of yourself when you're not creative enough to find actually interesting subjects with which you could practice the real art of photography?
Ha, jokes. I do seriously respect the K-S2. And also Boston Pizza. And even selfies. You...?
BTW, did you ever manage to pawn off your broken K-50? Either way, hope your Nikon's treating you alright.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:38 UTC
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Alex Sarbu: Finally, being able to use both the GPS and a flash! (albeit external) ;-)

Very tempting. Better SR (with panning), improved AF, pixel shift resolution - on top of an already excellent camera. Too bad I'm waiting for the FF.

I'm sure they'll figure it out. Ricoh seems to be carving out a good spot as the 'Japanese Apple' of camera brands; I'd honestly feel gross underestimating their first step into the realm of FF

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 08:24 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (501 comments in total)
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Class A: "...we're disappointed by ... the disappearance of the built-in flash..."

Really? P-TTL is so bad at controlling more than one off-camera flash, why would you put up with such a bad optical triggering system (that does not even support HSS through the built-in flash and requires line-of-sight)?

Using a dedicated radio trigger on camera with direct control over manual flash levels right from the camera position is so much better and adequate for a camera in this price bracket.

Nice to see you, jpino. I know it has "benefits," but any time you could be using the built-in flash for fill or a nice effect, you'd get a better looking shot using an external flash. Mine lives completely unnoticed in my camera bag for when I need it, and Pentax's own 201 model is weather-sealed, a quarter the size of my Yongnuo at a fraction the weight, and offers PTTL capability. It doesn't take long to get yourself into the habit of attaching an external strobe in situations where you think you might need it.
I think it's a pretty fair trade-off considering the astro crowd is now getting the most feature-rich star chaser body ever for a price well under the original retail of the K-3. You don't need on-camera fill when you're shooting the moon, you know?
And the original K-3 is obviously still available — at a better price than ever — for those who prioritize poor-quality, photo-flattening on-camera flash rather than battery-draining, stalker-fuel GPS.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 08:18 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (501 comments in total)
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crashpc: Canon killer. Grass definitely IS greener out there!

I would have thought the sniping would be towards the Nikon camp. I mean, Canonites finally have their 7DII, but that elusive D400...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 07:25 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (501 comments in total)
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Class A: "...we're disappointed by ... the disappearance of the built-in flash..."

Really? P-TTL is so bad at controlling more than one off-camera flash, why would you put up with such a bad optical triggering system (that does not even support HSS through the built-in flash and requires line-of-sight)?

Using a dedicated radio trigger on camera with direct control over manual flash levels right from the camera position is so much better and adequate for a camera in this price bracket.

Class A, yes Sony and Canon have released models without a built-in flash. However, you forgot to mention Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax' own 645 system (or any medium-format digital body), etc. I totally agree that it really isn't a necessity for a LOT of people — especially given the available/low-light capabilities of cameras nowadays.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 07:19 UTC
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Alex Sarbu: Finally, being able to use both the GPS and a flash! (albeit external) ;-)

Very tempting. Better SR (with panning), improved AF, pixel shift resolution - on top of an already excellent camera. Too bad I'm waiting for the FF.

It'll be nice to see all these improvements listed in the specs list for the FF — alongside WiFi. It is tempting, but I'm waiting on the FF for sure.
I can't imagine they'd cripple their first full-frame body by leaving any of this out.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 07:10 UTC

What happened to his cheek, nose and face?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 08:22 UTC as 1st comment

Plus it doubles as a multi-position, quick-rotating flash bracket for wedding shooters :D You know what they say, if you're shooting events, get that flash HIGH

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 19:41 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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DaGurney: Too bad their lenses suck the big wad. I bought the Rokinon 35mm cine lens, and it was abysmal. It ruined numerous shots with softness across the entire frame and ridiculous ghosting. Don't compromise your work with garbage like this.

+1 to that Brendon. Samyang's lenses don't "suck the big wad," but their quality control certainly has in the past.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 07:10 UTC
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Michel F: At $200 less it could be appealing for budding macro shooters on a tight budget but I don't understand how this product can be relevant in a crowded market segment of 90-105mm macro lenses that are already excellent.

A 150 or 200mm manual focus macro f/3.5 to f/4 manual with a similar price tag would make much more sense.

Me thinks that if the price doesn't go down substantially Samyang will be stuck with a product that doesn't sell.

I always found 120 to be a pretty solid FL for a macro. Still waiting on someone to release something as killer as my old Mamiya 4/120 macro was, even with mount adapters.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 07:08 UTC
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ragmanjin: I don't quite understand why it needs to be 1.5X larger than the weather-sealed, AFing Pentax version of the same thing.

Pretty spectacular, actually. It's been good to me in the past.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 05:10 UTC

I don't quite understand why it needs to be 1.5X larger than the weather-sealed, AFing Pentax version of the same thing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 04:19 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (192 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Interesting that these photos were shot with an Olympus E-M5 Mk II, rather than a Sigma SD1 with the 17-50mm f2.8 OS.

This is a photography website. Could you imagine having to carry around different system for each story you...nevermind. You're totally right, Scottelly and Dwill. Enjoy having uncle dad's 18 thoroughly alabaman toes and better-than-a-6-pack belly-keg or whatever it is that makes you all hate flip-flops and bunny hugs. Barney's a sophisticated, well-travelled MFer and knows how to best benefit your weekend reading.
So go sit on a duck or whatever you rednecks do when you're not lowering the expectations of the internet. Good luck and good day.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 04:49 UTC
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (192 comments in total)
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mr.izo: so, sigma's secret is.. hoya (zeiss manufacturer). that's shocking.

It's not like every lens company has the time to melt sand before they even get going.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 04:36 UTC
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zakaria: 36 mp with 8.3 frame/second is hard .file is huge!

I'm just saying, the next processors should be a huge step ahead (Panasonic can put out 40fps stills and in-body 4K with the GH4). And considering Canon's 1DX can wiggle its FF mirror at 14fps, 8 isn't completely out of the question.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 23:27 UTC
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zakaria: 36 mp with 8.3 frame/second is hard .file is huge!

The D810 and 5DS both top out at 5 fps. As long as Pentax can get their 36MP above 6fps I think they'll get a lot of good press.
Still, though, I wouldn't put it past Ricoh to figure out a way to up that to 8. Especially now that Panasonic is working with Fujitsu on the new processors.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 22:07 UTC
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fmian: Full frame camera with a major feature being crop mode for crop lenses.
What's the big deal about a crop mode? I can easily create a lightroom preset to do the same thing.
Am I missing the importance of this??
Enlighten me.

If you say so.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 01:02 UTC
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fmian: Full frame camera with a major feature being crop mode for crop lenses.
What's the big deal about a crop mode? I can easily create a lightroom preset to do the same thing.
Am I missing the importance of this??
Enlighten me.

"Only Canon cameras released after 2003 with APS-C sized sensors support the EF-S mount...Although not all Canon EF-S lenses use this short back focus, they cannot be mounted on non APS-C cameras." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EF-S_lens_mount
"...you can't clearly write a statement." Says the guy with only two sentences on his entire website.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 00:35 UTC
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