Jarda_Houdek

Jarda_Houdek

Lives in Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic
Joined on Dec 12, 2006
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On Photokina 2012: Interview - John Carlson of Pentax article (152 comments in total)
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Rod McD: The FF DSLR market is already well served by C, N & S and any later entry will probably struggle to compete. The FF market that is not well-served by anyone (except Leica at $10K for a very modest RF kit) is a well featured, small, AF and WR, mirrorless ILC. Sony appear to be cracking the ice with the RX1 and one wonders whether a FF ILC version - surely an NEX - will follow.

Pentax have a great reputation for producing competent, smaller, WR cameras, and I'm hoping they might tread that road rather than a FF DSLR. I can only see it being successful if they adopt a new shorter mount and sell a full function K mount adapter (and MF adapters for other brands) to capture legacy lens users.

Sony is not serving the FF DSLR market anymore. The A900 and A850 are discontinued.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 14:26 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Interview - John Carlson of Pentax article (152 comments in total)
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Jay Jenner: The K5 was already excellent. The Mk II is a good move. What I think they should be concentrating on next is fixing their SDM problems. A refresh of the DA* series zooms in particular. They are good optically but their reputation for failure and slow focus speed is holding them back.

Actually that has been resolved too:
http://www.pentaxforums.com/news/jens-petersen-on-pentax-sdm-failure.html

The new drive is subjectively a bit noisier, but feels faster. I still have to check with an owner of the original SDM drive 16-50 and compare them side by side. Now I§m only comparing to what I remember and that is not enough.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 14:10 UTC

Sony will bury Hasselblad as they buried Ericsson. The damn swedes will never learn.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 18:32 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
On Samsung doesn't deny Android-based camera article (108 comments in total)

Android? There are only 2 possible outcomes. Either a slow camera, or a camera that only lasts for 50 shots because it needs dual core 1,3GHz CPU.
Neither is something you woud buy.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 09:17 UTC as 31st comment

I bought Nokia N8 this week to warm up for this. I must say I like it a lot so far. Even old N8 has great camera embedded, better than most compacts. Symbian looks like great system so far (I didn't know it before), only letdown is that most apps are not as new as the Belle system. And the HW features of N8 leave iPhone in dust (HDMI, USB host, mass storage, OLED screen...).
If only the Elop guy didn't want to kill it...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 18:52 UTC as 10th comment
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iae aa eia: One word, "WOW!" Great sensor definition, lens sharpness and color rendition. I had never expected, but, seriously, "Nokia, you're welcome to join the photography big guys club." Considering simple snapshots, what are Nikon 1 and Pentax Q systems about now?

If its calling and browsing experiences are at least good, this is gonna sell A LOT! Something not all that good? Its screen (maybe, 'cause I haven't checked it very carefully) and its design.

Nikon 1 and Pentax Q will remain - they are for guys that like to play with different lenses. I was seriously considering one of these, but then I realized my phone is almost 5 years old. I need a new one.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 23:17 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (875 comments in total)

I believe the design is very good. It is smart - it looks very usable. As oposed to NEX. Design is not about how fashinable it looks, that is much less important than utility. This seems like a very usable camera.
It will not replace my DSLR for sports photography or report shooting, and I prefer OVF for portraits as well. But for landscapes or architecture I use only the LCD anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 19:57 UTC as 166th comment

This is like 10th camera from Samsung with front side LCD and still there are some surprised comments.
I guess it is the Wi-Fi innovation that makes this camera interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2012 at 20:18 UTC as 20th comment
On IMGP0710-ISO1000-02 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Too bad it is not focused correctly. Otherwise ISO 1000 looks OK.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 16:32 UTC as 1st comment
On IMGP0132-ISO125-01-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Yeah, it almost looks like the Q system makes sense...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 16:30 UTC as 2nd comment
On Ricoh to make 16MP APS-C GXR zoom module article (136 comments in total)

I guess the aperture range will be the most decisive factor of it's success.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2011 at 18:59 UTC as 36th comment | 7 replies
On US customers willing to spend more for Nikon article (99 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: No mentioning of those El Cheapo Pentaxian's?

Which Oly has AF better than K-5?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2011 at 00:01 UTC

No improvement. Better take the S95 with it's extra buton.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 23:59 UTC as 62nd comment
On Just published - a quick Pentax 645D sample gallery article (132 comments in total)
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D1N0: want!

For that case the Q is probably the best Pentax :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 10:05 UTC
On Just published - a quick Pentax 645D sample gallery article (132 comments in total)
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Muzz: Regrading camera availability for reviews I would be very surprised if DP Review had requested a camera from Pentax for enough time for a full review that Pentax would refuse such a request. I also purchased a full compliment of older Pentax 645 lenses for my 645D and have been very impressed with the quality of all of the earlier glass, have even been able to purchase a 645 mount Hartblei T/S lens which also gives great results. If possible DP Review should get hold of some of these earlier lenses as part of a full review.

Pentax is known not to supply and treat reviewers well. Dpreview wouldn't be alone in this. Some other well established camera review web sites only get Pentaxes borrowed from pentax fans, because the Pentax company doesn't care about publicity.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 00:20 UTC
On Just published - a quick Pentax 645D sample gallery article (132 comments in total)
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Graystar: I was expecting much better results. The noise is terrible...even visible when full image is viewed. Disappointing...

I believe that particular image is some error in raw processing. All others look great regrdless of ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 00:15 UTC
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Martin Ranger: Whether the NX200 sensor is marginally better or worse than the Sony one, the differences are so small that I would argue they are immaterial in real world use. Ease of use, speed and availability of nice lenses matter much more. The one aspect where the NX200 falls short is its inability to compress RAW files. So unless the Sony has a dramatically worse user experience, that pretty much settles it for me.

Disclaimer: I only shoot RAW :)

Right, and they should use DNG too.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2011 at 16:49 UTC
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ARTASHES: Well well, let's see which sensor will chose Pentax for K5 replacement : Sony's 24 mp or they will return to Samsung and take this new 20mp one...
Just curious :)

The better one obviously. :-)
I'm perfectly happy with K-5's IQ so I do not plan any replacement. Still I'd like to know what is the criteria for choice. Output speed, color fidelity, power consumption, DR, Hi iso noise, low ISO resolution...
And will Nikon follow again?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2011 at 15:46 UTC
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Jarda_Houdek: Great, now Samsung is up to something. Pair this with good Pentax or Nikon jpeg engine and this is THE next generation sensor for DSLRs. Who needs Sony now?

The K-5. I own it. The JPG is great. Maybe not in the DPR samples but the K-5 allows the jpg sharpening, colors, curves and anything to be tweaked infinitely and saved into presets. And NR is as good as it gets - removes color noise well, leaves some luminace noise and quite a lot of details. I couldn't be happier.
And if I do not like the jpg shot I just did, I simply press two buttons and save it as a dng raw.
K-5 is the best camera so far, at least for me.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2011 at 00:26 UTC

Great, now Samsung is up to something. Pair this with good Pentax or Nikon jpeg engine and this is THE next generation sensor for DSLRs. Who needs Sony now?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2011 at 23:39 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies
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