Rick Stirling

Lives in United States ID, United States
Works as a Retired E.E.
Has a website at www.clanstirling.net
Joined on Feb 8, 2001

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On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (650 comments in total)
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40daystogo: First off, I think the camera is ugly - but then again, everyone's taste differs. (To put this in perspective, I love the design of Apple, Leica M's, Sony A7 series, Olympus Pen F - I hate Lumix's designs. This Pentax is even uglier than the Lumix's, that's how ugly this Pentax is to my eye).

Next, I think Pentax would have been better off bringing a Full Frame mirrorless system to take on Sony. There's no way that Pentax can compete with the market leaders Canon and Nikon, with Sony coming in 3rd. There just isn't room for another FF DSLR.

Whereas in the FF Mirrorless, apart from Sony there's no one else. All the other mirrorless systems have smaller sensors. Pentax should have tried to become No.2 in FF mirrorless behind Sony.

I a year or two you may look back at this post and see just how uniformed it was. ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:23 UTC
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Steve Sanacore: As a pilot I think drones are aircraft that need to be regulated along with their users. Reading all the stupid irresponsible remarks that have been posted here is proof of the wrong mentality. Our airspace is seriously regulated and you can't expect the FAA to let non trained pilots and unreliable aircraft use it without restrictions. Listen to the Diane Rehm show yesterday on NPR for an objective discussion about it. The comparison to firearms is just as silly. People don't go in their back yards and shoot their guns with no concern for where the bullets land or go hunting in populated areas. Drones are dangerous toys but if used responsibly are great tools just like all other aircraft. I think it will only take one plane or helicopter crash to bring an abrupt ban on them all. One of the motives for registration is to at least educate people on the dangers of their misuse. The other is to track down the owners in the case of an accident. It's a good start.

So which is more dangerous, a 2 pound UAV or a 20 pound Canadian Goose? Perhaps we need to register them too? ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 01:02 UTC
On article Pentax K-3 II added to studio test scene comparison (177 comments in total)
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Couscousdelight: Amazing, check this :

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/review/minirepo/20150630_709248.html

If you shot moving objects with pixel shift, the moving parts of the image won't be processed, but only the non-moving parts !

Very interesting. Will need to see further info on this.

As a side note, I love Google's translation of Nihongo to English. Yoda speech very much like it is. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 13:59 UTC
On article Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review (74 comments in total)
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wetracy: A flash unit is not a gun. Stop calling it that!

A Metz 60 CT-4 with an ISO 100/FT GN of 197 is a 'flash gun'. This device really doesn't deserve the appellation 'gun' it's more of a 'fill flash' ;-)

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 12:35 UTC
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Cideway: So just like Pentax's SP coating that they have been using since '07

Yeah, it wasn't nearly as important when Pentax first introduced the technology some 6 years ago. ;-)

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2008/01/23/pentaxlenses

Link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 12:48 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Argh! Rangefinderforum.com has gone over to feeble blue and wan gray type on black.

It's a stampede, I tell you. (In case you haven't noticed, ours is a stampede culture.)

DPR, please don't follow suit. At least, give the user options (that persist over invocations). Rangefinderforum provides options, none of which I like. It's banana-yellow-chalk-white for me. Please.

Yes!!! Finally - I don't have to worry about going blind reading the DPR forums. I'll probably spend more time here now. ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 23:27 UTC
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