robbo d

robbo d

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On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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maxola67: More 200 posts for K3 and only 60 ones for D610 - Nikon doesn't make interests.

Yawn.....boring!! Who outsells who and who out forum posts who is irrelevant to things like quality, profitability and the fact that they both make good camera's. Pentax as we all know is playing catch up, but looking in go forward mode now....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 13:29 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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zakaria: Well done Pentax as usual .thanks Richo for keeping k 5 body!

That is a nice touch, but seems the grip is different. Was thinking about ditching the Kx as a back up, but still shoots well and can use AA's in the K5/3 battery grip as well.....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 13:25 UTC
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rossdoyle: This is good news. The DA 55-300 is a sharp lens. I have often wished it was weather-sealed to go along with the weather-sealed camera body (K-5). Next, I would love to see some weather-sealed limiteds and DA primes...

Can't see my self heading out for this in a hurry, but agree my version of the DA-L is pretty sharp. Just another string to their bow and makes a lot of sense. The new HD coatings will be interesting to see reviewed and particularly on the K3....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 13:20 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)

That's a whole lot of camera for the money...............

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 10:33 UTC as 229th comment
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)
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Henry Falkner: In my perception, that tripod is a fashion accessory, possibly suitable for a pocket P&S in a dire emergency, but not for a DSLR.

If your serious about image quality landscapes or shooting in Low light, then it's a must.....depends on what your shooting. Not everyone has hands as steady as yours.....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 20:20 UTC
On iPhone 5s Studio Comparison article (263 comments in total)
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robbo d: Why the blow ups with Nokia and Sony (which looks hideous) ??

This doesn't give a level playing field, am I missing something here??

And yes the iphone5 does look better than the 5s

Cheers Peevee
Even with that, its clear to see the Nokia still looks far superior and the Sony is rubbish, that's a little surprising..........

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 09:04 UTC
On iPhone 5s Studio Comparison article (263 comments in total)

Why the blow ups with Nokia and Sony (which looks hideous) ??

This doesn't give a level playing field, am I missing something here??

And yes the iphone5 does look better than the 5s

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 01:38 UTC as 90th comment | 5 replies

I've seen head to head samples between 808 and 1020 on another site. The 1020 overall is the better shooter, giving better tones and Low light performance. Perhaps in kind lighting, the 808 has better IQ, but overall, technology has caught up. Still going to oust any other cam phone and hopefully Nokia Aust, will bring it in, then my plan expiry in Nov will be complete.
Simply, it's an advancement on any previous phone, it's getting closer and closer to being the same as a top compact, so for having tethered to your phone, it's a half decent shooter.
Nice review.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 22:09 UTC as 76th comment | 10 replies
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (240 comments in total)

Not so much negativity?
Perhaps it's the third version and no company would continue if it wasn't doing ok, especially in Japan,its small, colorful, matching with handbags, scarfs and Japanese painted dolls.

I love the general tone of the review:

Most people in the office Love it but
It doesn't fit into any kind of category we want to put it in
It takes pretty good photo's But
its not a compact zoom or a rangefinder or a M43 or a
it takes video
but it's not quite like a canon or panny or..
this is the third one: but
Not sure who wants one
Its got a few lenses;
but we forgot that people can buy the whole kit and putting adapters and using all sorts of lenses and having heaps of fun.

we're confused, we have to put it into a category and because we're gear heads, we've forgotten that most of the public just like having fun and taking photos and its colorful and fits easily into a pocket or bag.

Sorry, still Love you DPR, just remember life doesn't always fit into a box.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 13:54 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies

US $648 on ebay..............ouch

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 09:16 UTC as 25th comment

Ok, so it's a compact of which there is plenty out there. But if you read the article, then its packing some pretty good features which will let you take photos in all situations.
Low light multi shot and two different HDR settings, RAW, high resolution multi shot, 360 panorama, very good image stabilisation, 36x zoom with multi shot higher res once more and time lapse.
Be interesting to see how this works in real life, but looks like the compact back up that fits my bill.......not being an avid movie maker anyway.
Sure the Nokia 1020 looks great, but still wont' surpass this function set.
Yes, would like to see the RRP$$

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 08:59 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Pentax WG-3 GPS Review preview (68 comments in total)
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robbo d: I have the WG2 and am interested to hear if the 3 is an upgrade in terms of IQ. These cameras are not good at all for landscape wide open shooting, but excellent for close up macro, does it still have the microscope feature? and of course good for underwater.
Very rugged, but they have not yet figured out how to get good IQ. Very soft at edges, so the waterproof covers still hamper good quality shots.
Looking like the WG3 is again not the top of the pile.
Still for what it does well, I will keep mine for specialist uses......possibly not worth an upgrade.

Interesting, upon having a proper look at the wider angle shots, I'm seeing what looks like far better IQ and not the fall off at the edges that I experience with the WG2.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 18:52 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax WG-3 GPS Review preview (68 comments in total)

I have the WG2 and am interested to hear if the 3 is an upgrade in terms of IQ. These cameras are not good at all for landscape wide open shooting, but excellent for close up macro, does it still have the microscope feature? and of course good for underwater.
Very rugged, but they have not yet figured out how to get good IQ. Very soft at edges, so the waterproof covers still hamper good quality shots.
Looking like the WG3 is again not the top of the pile.
Still for what it does well, I will keep mine for specialist uses......possibly not worth an upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 12:51 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On Nokia launches 41MP Lumia 1020 for Windows Phone 8 post (147 comments in total)
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brdeveloper: http://pureviewclub.com/2013/15270
– Sensor size 1/1.5”, 41MP, pixel size 1.1 micron, true 16:9/4:3 aspect ratio

So it's not competitor for N808. It's remotely possible it will outperform its Symbian bigger sensor brother.

Hmmm, did a comparison at work some while ago.
My HTC using HDR, an N8 and an 920.
Winner by far in dynamic range into a sunset was the 920, second using HDR(cheating) was the HTC and then the N8.
I'd say the n8 on producing large images would have been far better, but straight out of the box jpeg was the 920 by a country mile. Just later image processing I suppose. Maybe the N8 could have pulled some shadows out with some PP??

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 20:02 UTC
On Nokia launches 41MP Lumia 1020 for Windows Phone 8 post (147 comments in total)

Hoping for a faster roll out to places other than the states. This is most definitely the phone ive been waiting on and to replace my now aging HTC. It is re defining photography.
Still no match for the versatility of a DSLR for specialised photography, but in a small package, that's amazing IQ.
Telstra Australia, please take note.....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 16:43 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax unveils blue and white K-01 in Japan article (262 comments in total)
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Rachotilko: While I generally dislike following the herd in my judgements, this time I agree with crowd wisdom. This camera is simply wrongly conceived from the very start. Using PDAF-optimized lenses with CDAF results in poor AF, huge flange distange results in aesthetic/ergonomic disaster, lack of viewfinder makes the focus-peeking assisted MF difficult.
Pentax got the concept of mirrorles completelly wrong

Glad Ricoh don't take any notice of your judgement then.....and other nay sayers.
It's aimed at the Japanese market, who Love this sort of thing. Recent firmware upgrades have improved AF, Japanaese don't care about VF's, colour is all the rage over there.
Ka-chin$$$ it's a profitable move.......
Concept of mirrorless is ???? .....narrow minded.
Use of millions of old retro lenses.....priceless
Think about it

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 13:46 UTC
On Buyers' Guide: Best DSLRs and ILCs for under $1000 article (91 comments in total)
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Heie2: I am a Pentaxian fanboy through and through, but I say this in the most objective way possible:

The best value for money DSLR's/MILC's under $1000 are the Pentax K-500 ($595 w/ 18-55 kit lens), Pentax K-50 ($696 body or $776 w/ Weather Resistant kit lens), Pentax K-5 ($500 used body - discontinued), with the number one spot for "best bang for your buck" across the photographic world given to the Pentax K-30 ($479 body) and the Pentax K-01 ($299 w/ 40mm pancake lens) despite what is undeniably a controversial body design for DSLR/Mirrorless, respectively.

Even the lowest entry level isn't skipped over for $1000+ features such as 100% penta PRISM viewfinders and DUAL command dials.

Anyone that tells you otherwise is delusional.

.....and some of the Pentax kit lenses like the 55-300 and old FA film lenses like the 28-105 work fine and deliver outstanding IQ for $$$. That's information that non Pentaxian's have no idea about.
Huge bang for your buck with pentax.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 19:01 UTC
On Best DSLRs and ILCs for less than $1000 article (276 comments in total)
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Nikonworks: Most retailers hold a straight forward 'Inventory Sale', of which this article clearly seems to be, except the straight forward part.

DPReview please take notice:
When I was a kid 'slot cars' were the newest and 'biggest' thing.
Stores opened up just with slot car race tracks. It was fantastic but very short lived because the market place became overloaded with slot cars and accessories to the point the kids could not keep up with the market.
The whole market folded like a deck of cards.

Of late, you, the editors are doing the same thing here at DPReview.
You have too many Final Reviews to post before listing 'Old cameras under $1000'. You are reaching in all directions, phones, tech, cameras, etc.
You are making this site unwieldly and soon ambiguous.

You better get together and focus on your mission.

At the same time you can discuss formally thanking me for my 'Real World Samples' suggestion.

Goodness, we get worked up don't we......
Thought it was a good read, especially on a weekend.....
Nice job. Especially when the old cameras are for some a very relevant market. Not everyone can afford new stuff straight onto the market and choose our upgrades very seriously. So this IS very relevant......gosh even the Pentax supports will have to be fairly happy with the comments here...and that takes a lot...Lol
Also...being an old filmy, I am now very much a smartphone user and value some of the recent articles which is very much now a huge part of photography. Look at what Samsung and Nokia are in the process of bringing to the table??
Understand the times and Dpr's need to keep up with everyone, not just the traditionalists

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 15:49 UTC

Wow, casio and Fujitsu make phones?? Casio are underated in the camera stakes with some good cams.
That rugged phone has some great specs for outdoors types, hope it will make it down under, that's got some serious potential

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 13:32 UTC as 3rd comment

Great review Dpr and pretty much shows they are all very close. I have an HTC sensation which produces reasonable images but is now old tech and find my even older Pentax X90 still out performs other than app generated effects.

The next Generation Samsung smart cam and Nokia EOS must almost be with Dpr for preview by now, so be interesting to see the leap in IQ

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 13:53 UTC as 18th comment
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