phoenix15

phoenix15

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Joined on Feb 15, 2011

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On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1064 comments in total)

Why I think Nikon will NOT release D400:
1. They use Sony sensor, and it is better than Canon 7DII's. What need to worry if the sensor is far superior ? And remember D7200 is 700 USD cheaper.
2. Tough competition in pro DX body, while the market is declining. Pentax K-3II is only 1000 USD, with rugged body, 8.3 FPS, GPS, astrotracer, and the sensor is also same class with D7200. Will they charge 1700 USD for body only, and expecting it to be a best seller ? I doubt it.
3. State of art AF system in D7200 is one of the best, in class with Nikon D750 and D810. This is just telling us, D7200 is what Nikonian expect to see in the D400.
4. Fullframe camera is getting cheaper, and there is much pressure now from the mirrorless system. Introducing D400 with cropped sensor is wasting time and resources, must be better to compete Sony with their A7 series.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 14:50 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1064 comments in total)
In reply to:

zakaria: What the point of rebadjed the 7100 to the7200?
nikon is following Sony behaviour..many cameras with no new features or something like what olympus and pentax are doing.

What D7200 is better than K-3 II:
1. Autofocus with 51 points
2. Video
3. LCD
4. Flash
5. Wifi
6. Battery life

Good enough to keep Nikonian happy. They don't need D400, because it will only cost them 1700 USD

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 14:24 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (555 comments in total)
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K0d: It does have optional WiFi built in.
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.uk/en/misc/Flucard-Pentax-16GB-O-FC1.html
Upgradeable, full network compatibility and multiple OS - Just take out the card and its in flight mode.

Actually in Japan K-3II is more expensive than nikon D7200

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 03:35 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1200 comments in total)

"Overall, the NX1's autofocus system is fast and effective, however it can struggle in low light. Although we haven't been able to precisely quantify the limit at which this occurs, there's definitely a point at which AF performance drops off noticeably in real world use."

It is not easy to develop precise and fast focusing at low light situations. Canon 7DII and Pentax K-3 are still the winner in this regard. But overall, I like to see Samsung entering pro-APSC segment.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 00:37 UTC as 211th comment

I like the idea of Samyang use Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) in naming their coating technology. Well, it is just like Pentax's SMC coating was stolen and improved, from super to Ultra.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 13:45 UTC as 23rd comment
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (326 comments in total)
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zakaria: OR getting the pentax ks2 which has weather sealed body and af motor!!plus IS!!

With the D5500's price, you can even get Pentax K-3.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 13:10 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (767 comments in total)

This camera deserves gold award. I can't understand DPR judgment.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 00:37 UTC as 145th comment | 8 replies
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Mike FL: "We believe that this new product will meet the expectations of our loyal users."

"loyal users"? No kidding.

I bought a Pentax before Ricoh bought Pentax, and it was not a bad camera comparing to Nikon and Canon.

Pentax went to bad since it was adopted by Ricoh.

Ok, One thing that I like amazon is that users/buyers will leave review/"Average Customer Review", as well Amazon has "Amazon Best Sellers Rank".

Pentax K-S1 is the best example of TASTELESS at the best. NOW what's the NORMAL people/buyers thinking about K-S1?

Let's checking the amazon for "Average Customer Review" and "Amazon Best Sellers Rank".

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=pentax%20ks1

Check it out, and let us know what do u thinking.

YES?

Most of them, only 3 stocks are remaining. Yes ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 06:00 UTC
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Mike FL: "full-frame DSLR may have 'something extra built-in'"

What's the 'something extra built-in'?

- Good = IBIS
- Ugly = Disco LED lights

BTW: Pentax K-S1 is the most tasteless camera we ever see.

Disco LED lights. What a shame.

Most of the mfc are trying to make a $500 camera looks like a $1000 camera while Ricoh asked Pentax to make a $500 looks like a $250 camera.

Now what? 'something extra built-in'?

LED light is small thing compared to image quality offered by K-S1 for 500 USD or less. So you like more MFC that look like 1000 USD camera, but image quality that look like 200 USD ?
I will take Iphone anyday than MFC

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 11:57 UTC
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samhain: If Ricoh would re-hire Jun Hirakawa to design new Pentax FF lenses...
I could honestly see Pentax being a serious competitor to Canon/Nikon.

Imo- Dslr bodies come & go. But the lenses- that's what makes all the difference.
Innovation will move a brand up the food chain. Fast, unique, well made glass will keep em there.

Jun is specialized for prime lens. For the zoom, there is Masakazu Saori who designed for 70-200mm, also before 50-135mm.
http://patents.justia.com/inventor/masakazu-saori

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 08:32 UTC
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baldeagle21b: Seems like a half-hearted effort on the part of DPR, and that's being generous. Imaging Resource has a much better interview.

If you listen to the live interview, it is quite difficult to understand his english. Plus, the marketing guy don't really have great vision, if you compared to Sigma CEO. This is as good as anyone can get from Mr. Saiki's interview

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 13:04 UTC

Thank for the interview. Good question regarding mirrorless. I think there is no other way for Ricoh, but making new mount. This could be next step after DSLR Fullframe.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 13:02 UTC as 85th comment
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1064 comments in total)

What a fantastic camera... Not !
Sorry Nikon, you can't compete with Canon EOS 7D II. Even the 2 years old pentax K-3 beats you in many aspect.
With that price tag, if I have money I will buy Olympus OMD 5 II.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 14:47 UTC as 195th comment | 4 replies
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (195 comments in total)
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tailings: What? Now you miss the 'disco lights'? Why don't you just come out and say it, you'd LOVE it all, (WR, IBIS, selectable AA, OVF, -3EV, even color combinations and blinking lights...), if only it said 'CANIKNONY' on the front.

Mean, that DPR will review K-S1 very soon :p
Well, honestly speaking, that disco light is out of the box, and it is still hard to perceive it as useful feature in photography industry. Pentax just make it, to test the water. And the result is, not so many like it but DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 15:12 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (195 comments in total)

I think it is one of the nicest color combo. Thank for the report.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 14:51 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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jimrpdx: DPR streak is safe, you simply cannot wrote a Pentax note without a barb. It's insulting to the brand and to readers. No Canon articles about the M-series features not implemented in later announcements, no Olympus reports that note how you cannot tell them apart from six feet away. Pentax put LEDs on one camera that could flash in specific instances, and could be turned off.. yet the stigma will outlive the current writers and no doubt will come up again in 2045. Absurdity reigns.

Mid life crisis in DPR staff, that they can't be happy unless making fun of Ricoh or Pentax brand and their customers. I don't understand the way their thinking by mentioning unnecessary stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 03:30 UTC
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Richard Murdey: ... and with a collapsible zoom. At least they are hitting the right notes again.

This goes up against the D5500 though, and the new Canon. Tough crowd.

Yes tough competition, there are also mirrorless APS-C from Fuji and Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 00:05 UTC
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Leok: I decided this wasn't going to happen 4 years ago (despite annual rumours to the contrary). Sold all my Pentax gear and went Nikon instead. I'm so glad I did, no FF for all this time is why Pentax hasn't been taken seriously in the digital era.

Mark II had been obsoleted long ago. Now it is time for 5Ds with 50 Mpix :p

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 10:55 UTC
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Leok: I decided this wasn't going to happen 4 years ago (despite annual rumours to the contrary). Sold all my Pentax gear and went Nikon instead. I'm so glad I did, no FF for all this time is why Pentax hasn't been taken seriously in the digital era.

Now you should watch closely what Pentax will bring into the market. Ricoh is very serious in photography business and we can expect something good is coming.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 14:55 UTC

I know why it is called Rebel, because there are two screws at the front body that will scare you... What a bad workmanship Canon has.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 14:49 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
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