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ProfHankD: A little late to be getting into the FF DSLR business, isn't it? Sure does look a lot like their medium-format bodies.The interesting question is what sensor?

It's never too late for anything because every year there are fresh faces entering every single market on the planet.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 05:56 UTC
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starjedi: Is the lens in front a FA 31mm?


Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 02:22 UTC
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intruder61: Apart from all things Pentax which i really liking this, looks like the designer of the Lamborghini designed this.

That FA31 on the camera gives away the size as it looks just like a K-5 but with a much larger prism (I held up my K-5 with my FA-31 to compare). I suspect they'll eventually have two models - 50MP with a 24MP crop mode and, initially, a 36MP model with a 15MP crop mode.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 02:19 UTC

I sold my AF-S 300/4 and TC 1.4x some months ago and bought a Sigma 120-300 F2.8 "S". I'm finding the weight to be a real issue though, as I'm a casual shooter where tele's are concerned. I tend to use the Sigma racked to 300 most the time so I don't mind the idea of a fixed prime again, especially a compact one. The only thing that worries me about this lens is the glare issue from the Fresnel lens. I have been using the 120-300 in crop mode 99% of the time on my D810 and so a 400mm lens would be my preference.

The Pentax DA*300/4 is only 1.5" longer than this new Nikon and a grand cheaper so I'll consider that for my K-5 when I've made up my mind.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 07:51 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (467 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: And DPR recommends … Nikon D7100?
Gosh, both 7DII and K-3 are far superior machines, kings of this category. Both in capability, ruggedness, and one in price too.
And we are supposed to trust DPR’s ability to acknowledge truth and facts?
Good Lord, what is going on with this site?

I distinctly remember DPR stating that the K-3 score of 83% was in a higher category than the D7100 score of 85%. People were carrying on about the scores and DPR calmed them down stating that the K-3 was semi-pro and this was judged more harshly due to its professional competition. And yet here is the D7100 listed as best of the enthusiast DSLR category where both cameras are listed. All Pentax users figured this would end up the case. If it's not an "oversight" then what else is it but bias?

Before anyone flames me accusing me of being a Pentax tragic; I have 2x D800e, 1x D810 a K-5 and a K-01. I just happen to have a thing about lying politicians and used car salesmen.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 03:13 UTC
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (467 comments in total)

Of course there's no reminder that the D7100 score of 85% is supposed to be in a lower category (enthusiast?) than the K-3 score of 83% (Semi-Pro?).

A deliberate oversight? Probably, but because it's built into the system they have weasel ways out like "sorry, we forgot about that"

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 20:52 UTC as 61st comment
On Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED article (67 comments in total)
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tom43: $799 for a Nikon lens doesn´t sound like high-end landscape lens matching the D810 resolution...let´s wait and see the first reviews.

And they only apply that coating to one surface IIRC. Whereas Pentax applies it's flourine and Nano coatings to all internal surfaces. I believe it's the Aero Brite coating they apply to the DA* lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 07:50 UTC
On Sigma announces two 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM zooms article (138 comments in total)
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Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: Another @3 KG lens..too heavy. 1 KG heavier than Tamron.

I have to agree. I am bewildered by the offering of two almost identical lenses. The "pro" lens should have been an extension to the 120-300 range and more like 300-600 f4-5.6 IMO. My 120-300 is killing me as it is for weight, so something that doesn't overlap the range, and optimized for what the 120-300 is NOT, would have been preferred.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 22:14 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (344 comments in total)
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Doka: This camera is a disaster for left-handed people, when the ergonomics are very wrong, then it becomes a tupperwarebox, no matter the specifications.

Are you saying that you actually use your left hand to trigger the shutter on current DSLR models? Perhaps shooting with the camera upside down and triggering with the thumb might help ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 01:47 UTC
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (376 comments in total)

It seems my D810 is from the affected batch.

Here's what Nikon Australia have said on their website:
"Please consult your nearest Nikon service center if you own a D810 with the serial number belonging to the affected batch. They will keep your camera, and modify some of the image sensor adjustment values and update your camera’s firmware to resolve this issue. After servicing, the occurrence of bright spots in long exposures, and in images captured at an Image area setting of 1.2x (30x20), will be reduced.As image resolution and sharpness have been increased with the D810, even after cameras are serviced to resolve this issue, bright spots may, in some rare cases, be more noticeable in exposures longer than 30s than they were in images captured by previous cameras with the same exposure time. Should this be the case, bright spots can be further reduced by setting the D810's Long exposure NR function to On."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 09:12 UTC as 8th comment

If I need something like this I load up a full screen image on my 27" monitor. As long as the DOF is shallow enough you don't pick up the screen dots. It's worked for the odd occasions I've needed something like this.

I also use one of my screens as a lighting panel to add colour when shooting small items I want to sell on eBay.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 02:45 UTC as 32nd comment
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (166 comments in total)
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ogl: It means new camera will be soon and nothing else.

I suspect there'll be a FF announced, or released at Photokina (yeah right..pfff) and this announcement seems to be an effort to squeeze a few more K-3 sales before that happens.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 23:26 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (166 comments in total)
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DPJoe2: My old Pentax 6x7 is wearing out after only 30yrs. I want a new DPentax 6x7, same body, which is a 2 ¼ by 2 ¾ inch exposure area. Now that would be a camera!

Enough resolution to double as a teleportation device.. Or just a DNA scanner perhaps?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 06:49 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (166 comments in total)

This camera obviously executes commands with extreme prejudice!

You can honestly say you shot a landscape with this one. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 06:48 UTC as 27th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1599 comments in total)
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Class A: Offering a D800E next to a D800 is fine.

The attempt to restrict photographers to buying an incomplete camera -- lacking a necessary part; the Bayer AA filter -- should be commented on more markedly.

I'm happy for those who are unable to create shots that are sharp at the pixel level -- they won't miss a thing -- but there should be an option for those that are capable of creating the right conditions for really sharp shots.

If Nikon cannot provide the best of both worlds in one camera (like the Pentax K-3 with its optional AA-function), AFAIC, they need to give users the choice to opt for a complete camera with a different model. Make it more expensive if you must.

Targeting the person for "running his mouth" is not contributing to the conversation in a good way at all. Perhaps you should follow your own advice and STFU.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 11:40 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1599 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Hey Nikon D800 owner, how do you feel about loosing 30% of the value of your not two year old camera in one day? I've got lucky when they fully replaced my D600 but you can{t say the same...

A company that keep churning nonsense upgraded cameras (read Thom Hogan) instead of passing on improved functionality with newer firmwares is a company that is only interested in milking their loyal customer base.

I wonder how many of the D810 upgrades could have been done with only a firmware update for the D800?

The 12-bit RAW on my K-01 doesn't seem to stop it from having great IQ so it'll probably speed things up somewhat for computer rendering. I am, however, wondering what the used value of my D800e's will be even though I decided when I bought them that I'd wear these cameras out before upgrading. If it had better Live View resolution and/or Focus Peaking I'd probably upgrade one of my bodies.. dunno. I like the idea of the highlight exposure metering too.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 01:17 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1599 comments in total)
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TheBaldEagle: I wish/hope that the new high ends Nikon Cameras (like D810) have at least 4K video output (even in APS-C crop size) for other recorders in order to compete well with Sony Alpha 7S and others 4K capable cameras because 4K is the future (next several years) for high end video!

People confidently saying that this and that will take 10 years to penetrate the market are clueless. Who knows if we will be around in ten years let alone a standard of video?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:50 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (509 comments in total)
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bossa: I'm at a loss to understand why Metering and Focus are represented as one in the graphic summary. Last time I looked these were two different functions of a camera.

Why is the mobile sensor in this camera not listed as a Pro?
The sensor of the K-5 & K-3 series of cameras can:
1: Sensor Shift allows stitching small panoramas without panning the camera
2: Turns EVERY lens into a limited Shift Lens
3: Vibrates to Self Clean dust
4: Map bad pixels
5: Automatically correct for tilted horizons
6: Sensor can track the stars using the O-GPS for Astro shots
7: Check for dust on the sensor and display a graphic on the rear screen with dust indicated on a white representation of the sensor.
8: The K-3 can anti-alias the image to overcome moire where required.

These (and other ) Pro's are conveniently left out or undervalued in their importance in this review IMO.

It's interesting that no answer was forthcoming here.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 01:48 UTC

I gather everyone whinging about this lens has seen sample shots that make all the exotic glass it contains seem a total waste of time?

I appreciate the argument about having a smaller system for casual use though as I have a hard time dragging my Nikon system around much of the time. I feel a lot more relaxed with my K-5 on the car seat next to me than my D800e with 70-200 and grip attached.

I'll keep an open mind on this lens until I see test results.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 01:40 UTC as 1st comment
On DxOMark recommends best lenses for the Nikon D800E article (72 comments in total)
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SushiEater: Hmmm....Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 OS has exactly the same optics as 120-300mm OS Sport yet Sport scores higher. DxO can't be trusted and here is the proof.

@SushiEater I'm sorry but I've been unable to locate the info you requested. I just can't find any further references to one of the elements having a change in RI and glass type.

One has to wonder why the new version is so much better optically but that could just be because they ground each element to a higher standard.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 09:15 UTC
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