ragmanjin

ragmanjin

Lives in Canada Alberta, Canada
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On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (663 comments in total)
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ragmanjin: I think you forgot to add the choice toggle for the mobile theme. This white thing is horrendous, it looks as generic as everyone else's unimaginative wysiwyg-theme-app BS garbage websites.
Not a fan.

Clicking on that link in the mobile version of the site just keeps bringing me back to this article. The pop-up with the slider doesn't show up on my phone — or at least it didn't when I left this comment. Will have to check again now, I haven't been back here on my phone since

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 06:14 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (663 comments in total)

I think you forgot to add the choice toggle for the mobile theme. This white thing is horrendous, it looks as generic as everyone else's unimaginative wysiwyg-theme-app BS garbage websites.
Not a fan.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 18:17 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
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LJ - Eljot: If there were an adapter for contax/yashica lenses on K-mount I would have bought one K-1 allready. I know, there is an adapter from leitax, but I still like to use the lenses with my Contax cameras.

http://petapixel.com/2014/03/04/multi-mount-offers-integrated-solution-for-using-bayonet-mount-lenses-on-your-dslr/
This definitely exists.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 21:15 UTC
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art99: A FF Foveon later on perhaps ??

Wow. If it costs a kidney or two that requires some personal sacrifice. But 250 kidneys? You'd have to be a criminal — or well-paid transplant surgeon. Just who exactly is their target market with such a camera?
Especially considering how balls-fugly their cameras are...I don't know a single well-paid transplant surgeon who'd be caught dead holding a DP Quattro.
So for every body they sell (no pun intended), they're expecting 250 kidneys from every photography-enthused criminal out there?
All that said, I do think it's about time we got a third-party lens or two for medium format systems.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 06:02 UTC
On article Week in Review: One for the history books (160 comments in total)
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brownie314: I don't think it was an epic week. The k1 was interesting to the few who shoot Pentax bodies and want a ff body. Other than that, everything else was kinda pedestrian. Canon continues to be mediocre, the rx1II is fantastic, but so was the rx1. The d5 d500 was a more interesting launch.

Why you always gotta be such a downer, brownie? The K-1 is going to have a ripple effect on pricing throughout the camera world eventually. That's good news no matter what brand you shoot.
Look on the bright side, will you?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
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Chaitanya S: Seriously good price, I hope Canon's 6D Mk II and Nikon's D7x0 or D6x0 will be able to match this camera. Also I hope Pentax launches some more FF lenses to fill void in their lineup. Good job ricoh on making Pentax FF DSLR a reality. To bad I have gotten rid of all my Pentax lenses.

Not trying to troll or poke holes in your comment, but there's not much of a void in their lens lineup as it stands now. Current FF and FF-capable lenses cover everything from 15 to 560mm — and 15 to 200mm is covered at f/2.8, nonetheless. Sure it's mostly zooms so far (aside from the FA 31, 43 & 77 ltds, 100mm Macro and the 200, 300 and 560 DA primes Pentax says are "fully capable" of covering the FF image circle), but I'd say they're off to a pretty fantastic start. You don't even need adapters to use the 40+ years worth of K-mount legacy glass, as Sony A7X shooters did to tide them over till they got a real native FE lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 04:27 UTC

"The 15-30mm F2.8 and 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 join two Pentax full-frame lenses announced last year, the HD Pentax D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 and FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6."
What about the HD DFA 24-70mm F2.8?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 01:03 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Wow, you could save a whole, what, seven RAW photos from that thing on your 64GB SD card before you run out of space?

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 02:44 UTC as 10th comment
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (533 comments in total)
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Matt1645f4: Ok so who are the 2 who claimed they own this camera?

Goddamnit CanonKen.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 09:30 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (533 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.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 12:17 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (533 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.

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

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 08:24 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (533 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.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 08:18 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (533 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...

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 07:25 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (533 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.

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.

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

What happened to his cheek, nose and face?

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

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 19:41 UTC as 23rd 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.

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.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 07:08 UTC
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