sir_bazz

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a Network Consultant
Joined on Nov 23, 2004
About me:

Bodies:
Pentax K-5
Pentax *Ist DS
Pentax 645N
Pentax MZ-S
Pentax ZX-L

135 Primes:
Pentax-FA 31mm f1.8 ltd
Pentax-FA 35mm f2.0
Pentax-DA 40mm f2.8 pancake
Pentax-A 50mm f1.2
Pentax-FA 50mm f1.4
Pentax-FA 77mm f1.8 ltd
Pentax-FA 100mm f2.8 macro
Pentax-SMC 135mm f2.5
Pentax-FA* 300mm f4.5

645 Primes:
Pentax-FA 45mm f2.8
Pentax-A 55mm f2.8 645
Pentax-FA 75mm f2.8 645
Pentax-A 150mm f3.5 645

135 Zooms:
Sigma 10-20mm f4.0-5.6
Pentax-F 17-28mm f3.5-4.5 fisheye zoom
Sigma 70-210mm f2.8 EX HSM

Studio:
2 x Bowens 500W, 1 Bowens 250W monlights

Comments

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On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (992 comments in total)

Where the hell is the Direct Print button ?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 05:51 UTC as 150th comment
On photo Yarra reflections in the Your City - Waterways (full colour) challenge (2 comments in total)

Good capture.....never seen it done from this view point.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 10:17 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)

Only 1458 views?

Cmon DPR.....we can do better than that for a butt shot!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2015 at 22:45 UTC as 15th comment

Great catch....and gratz on the win.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 04:28 UTC as 2nd comment

Please Pentax put a Direct Print button on it too!

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:26 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

beavertown: This ugly looking camera represents 2015? Really?

Are you looking at the image of the 2001 FF protoype?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 01:28 UTC
On photo Covered Parking VII in the Kodak Challenge challenge (3 comments in total)

Very nice and well done on the placing.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 07:43 UTC as 1st comment
On article Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 (335 comments in total)
In reply to:

Infrabasse: So the Df review is out, where's that of the K-3 ?

Simon is already on the record as saying that the K-3 review is scheduled for early next year.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 06:24 UTC
On photo At Night We Dance in the Children challenge (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

blosshapperter: Did you also try a less dramatic lighting?
I'm impressed with this one and puzzle how it would compare.
This is a very well planned shot - perhaps you can add a bit of information about the generation phase as asked for in the rules:
Description of concept, setup, shooting experience, and post processing required (we want to learn from you!).
In fact not being able to learn from winners is one of the main reasons why I stopped hosting challenges.

Thanks for the feedback.

To be honest there's not much to tell and the story is a little disappointing.. I took this one for another comp a few years back with a theme of "13". If you look closely, there's 13 soft toys placed around our youngest daughter Abbey.

This lighting setup is something I've used quite a few times as it does provide a dramatic effect. It's a single mono high-right of camera in our front room which doubles as a studio.

The actual photographic effort is minimal to get a shot like this however the conceptual stage is always much more difficult.

Hope that helps some and thanks for hosting the challenge as it provided the opportunity to share this image.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 11:06 UTC
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onlooker: It uses in-body stabilization to blur the image? I thought Olympus already had that.

/runs & ducks/

:)

I thought it was funny :)

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 10:24 UTC
In reply to:

Sdaniella: Pentax K-3:
Max 8.3 fps
Up to 22 RAW shots = (Max 2.65s timespan covered)
Up to 60 JPEG Large (★★★) = (Max 7.23s timespan covered)

Canon EOS 7D:
Max 8.0 fps
Up to 23/25 RAW (Large/Fine) shots = (Max 2.88s to 3.13s timespan covered)
Up to 110/130 JPEG (Large/Fine) = (Max 13.75s to 16.25s timespan covered)
Up to 17/17 RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine) = (Max 2.12s timespan covered)

the longer the timespan covered with many more shots, the better...

e.g.

JPEG:

110/130 vs 60, means 7D has 83% to 117% more hi-fps shot coverage than K-3,

and

13.75s/16.25s vs 7.23s, 7D has 90% to 125% more timespan coverage, than the K-3.

~ double the coverage

Thats a fair point of difference.

Buy the camera with the 16.25secs of burst shooting if 13.75secs isn't enough for you.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 07:05 UTC
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Anastigmat: Enthusiast APS-C cameras are a shrinking market, because those who are above average in enthusiasm will pay a few hundred dollars more and buy a FF. Those who are not very enthusiastic or not very well heeled will buy the entry level models. That leaves the market with the Goldilocks enthusiasts: not too enthusiastic but enthusiastic enough and well heeled enough

@Anastigmat

Well the K-3 is specced more inline with what we'd expect from a future Nikon D400. Seems at least Nikon agrees with you and hence the reason there is no D400.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 05:02 UTC
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Anastigmat: Enthusiast APS-C cameras are a shrinking market, because those who are above average in enthusiasm will pay a few hundred dollars more and buy a FF. Those who are not very enthusiastic or not very well heeled will buy the entry level models. That leaves the market with the Goldilocks enthusiasts: not too enthusiastic but enthusiastic enough and well heeled enough

Is there a FF body that offers the same feature set for a few hundred bucks more?

I see the top end APS-C versus bottom end FF choice as a trade off between between a full suite of features OR a lager sensor.

There are valid reasons to choose either one but by the same token, there are trade off with both.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 00:13 UTC
In reply to:

DrGerm: Over 1000 shots between the two of them, and what, 60 keepers? Most tourists do better than that... We all did, when we still shot film and had to pay for each picture :-)

Would you prefer they shared every single image they took or just the best 60?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 05:06 UTC
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anthonyGR: Seriously dpreview, you say "a fairly underwhelming spec of 8 megapixels". C'mon guys, you know better than that. I don't care about the iPhone, but 8 megapixels in these tiny sensors is already ridiculous. The HTC one is boasting "ultra-pixels" and still doesn't match a decent camera in image quality. Why do you have to perpetuate the nonsense by implying that the 21 and 40 megapixel phone cameras are better.

Hey Petrogel. I'll take your word for it because I lost interest in the 1020 after reading that the sensor was smaller than my current 808.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 22:35 UTC
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anthonyGR: Seriously dpreview, you say "a fairly underwhelming spec of 8 megapixels". C'mon guys, you know better than that. I don't care about the iPhone, but 8 megapixels in these tiny sensors is already ridiculous. The HTC one is boasting "ultra-pixels" and still doesn't match a decent camera in image quality. Why do you have to perpetuate the nonsense by implying that the 21 and 40 megapixel phone cameras are better.

The 40 megapixel phone camera you refer to is the nokia?

Well it's better because it has a larger sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 05:18 UTC
On Challenge:8675 (13 comments in total)

Should remove the lens restriction so we can see also see how images from third party fisheyes stack up.

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 09:59 UTC as 7th comment
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