DDWD10

DDWD10

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Works as a Electrical Engineer
Joined on Nov 19, 2011

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On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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Michael Engelen: I am not into Pentax for a long time but follow their developments with interest. This new camera has some nice ideas included.
But what I really don't understand in times of cheap memory cards is the usefulness of the RAW-button (to me it seems to be just as useful as the print-button in the Canon world). Can anyone enlighten me? Is it maybe customizable so that I can put a more useful function on it?

I have mine set to toggle the electronic level on and off.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 12:42 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)
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tedolf: I don't understand this camera. It is larger and heavier than an E-pl7 with the Panny 20mm f/1.7 lens. The sensor isn't as good and it doesn't cost much less.

What is the point?

tedolph

Ergonomics and control schemes matter more to some people than outright IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 17:36 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1111 comments in total)

A welcome refinement... think K-5 to K-5 II.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 15:08 UTC as 195th comment | 4 replies
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (170 comments in total)
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Simon97: Hopefully DPR will eventually put up some studio shots with it. I have wondered how this sensor compares to the Sony 16 and 24mp sensors.

To say there is no difference between a 14 stop DR camera and a 12 stop DR camera is... well, nonsensical.

Do you shoot RAW?

I mean, every photographer has different needs when looking for a camera. For some, landscape photographers in particular, having a sensor that can pull out a lot of clean shadow detail is very important. DxO is one way to determine which cameras are best at this. How is that a bad thing?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 20:57 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (170 comments in total)
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Simon97: Hopefully DPR will eventually put up some studio shots with it. I have wondered how this sensor compares to the Sony 16 and 24mp sensors.

Usually those who care about dynamic range and noise performance... most serious photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 20:49 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (170 comments in total)
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Simon97: Hopefully DPR will eventually put up some studio shots with it. I have wondered how this sensor compares to the Sony 16 and 24mp sensors.

Assuming it's the same 20MP sensor as the K-S1, a little worse, according to DxO.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 19:59 UTC
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steelski: So, no flash popup button, and one extra button by the left side near the AF mode select.
Any ideas as to the function?

My guess/hope is WiFi. We'll see.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 14:57 UTC

I hope one of those buttons is for WiFi...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 14:21 UTC as 111th comment
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Sannaborjeson: That's good. 16/1.4 looks quite interesting as a potential allrounder.

And great for astrophotography!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
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Marty4650: Finally, Pentax snaps back to it's senses!

This will be a very desirable DSLR at a very good price. And nothing that an adult would be ashamed to be seen with!

And they finally ditched the screw drive kit lens!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 00:08 UTC

Gray/black/orange looks sharp!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 00:07 UTC as 64th comment
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Digital Imaging Technician: The concept model looks like a simple 3D print (look at the striped pattern in the body). Is that all they're going to show?

I see that too. I hope to see more refinement in the final design... the K-5 series and K-3 are both what I call "beautifully purposeful" designs. I hope this new body follows that trend.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 00:19 UTC
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Provia_fan: The 2001 model is a beautiful MZ-S adapted to digital. Love the old MZ-S. This new Pentax looks a little like a Sony A900. But anyways, well done Pentax, hope this comes true this time around.

The MZ-S looks like a stealth fighter!

The huge pentaprism on this prototype looks odd, but if it means a huge hybrid viewfinder, it could be pretty cool.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 19:26 UTC
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pixmedia: It will be good if Ricoh start Pentax FF forum or site for Pentax users to chip in ideas for the new camera. Something like Fuji done during the X series cameras.

We can only hope.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 13:54 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 comments in total)
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Artpt: Directed @Rishi, do you think manufacturers will get sophisticated enough to have camera bodies fine tune their PDAF with various lens using the CDAF in camera...much like manual white balance with indoor lighting?

I rough comparison is a printer's/scanner's calibration process...

Just a thought?...and as always, thanks.

Art

I'm wondering this as well. Seems like the logical "next step" after AF microadjustment was unveiled.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 15:51 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 comments in total)
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Ramjager: Let me guess if it was a Canon camera from DPR's perspective it would be another nail in the coffin.
Instead it's Nikon but hey it's ok...
Let me guess who is paying the bills..

@ HowaboutRAW

Gotcha.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 15:35 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 comments in total)
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Ramjager: Let me guess if it was a Canon camera from DPR's perspective it would be another nail in the coffin.
Instead it's Nikon but hey it's ok...
Let me guess who is paying the bills..

@ HowaboutRAW

It seems it is only an issue for a few FF DSLRs. Can you provide evidence of any APS-C DSLRs affected? It was my understanding that the smaller mirror/sensor essentially dodges the issue entirely. The AF module is far enough out of the way.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 15:12 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 comments in total)
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DDWD10: If I could just play Devil's Advocate for a second.

Both the stepped flare and AF calibration issues would be impossible in a MILC. More complicated machines increase the likelihood of quality control issues. Glad to see Nikon is stepping up to the plate and taking care of this.

@ DaveE1

Agreed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 14:55 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 comments in total)
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DDWD10: If I could just play Devil's Advocate for a second.

Both the stepped flare and AF calibration issues would be impossible in a MILC. More complicated machines increase the likelihood of quality control issues. Glad to see Nikon is stepping up to the plate and taking care of this.

I never experienced it with my X-Pro1 or X-T1, but I understand these "red dots" can be lens-dependent.

http://g4.img-dpreview.com/00E22CD040964301A8236E8B459FC1E3.jpg

X-Pro1 and XF 35mm f/1.4.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 14:24 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 comments in total)

If I could just play Devil's Advocate for a second.

Both the stepped flare and AF calibration issues would be impossible in a MILC. More complicated machines increase the likelihood of quality control issues. Glad to see Nikon is stepping up to the plate and taking care of this.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 13:08 UTC as 73rd comment | 7 replies
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