bossa

bossa

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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 31st comment
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (162 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 (162 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 (162 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 26th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1350 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 (1350 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 (1350 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 (483 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
On Sigma USB Dock quick review article (139 comments in total)

I just got one of these (along with the new 50/1.4 ART) and haven't needed to use it yet. I have two bodies and I am assuming that the Sigma tweaks, per the dock, are body specific, which may not be all that much of a drag unless you mix up the bodies and they require different settings.

But it's quite obvious, from comments in the article about how tedious the process is, that Sigma should have added a mini USB port to the actual lens so that testing could be done whilst attached to the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 03:26 UTC as 11th 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 read that they changed an element to a different RI glass.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 08:26 UTC
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.

Sigma changed one of the elements to a better type of glass hence the improvements.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 00:51 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (548 comments in total)
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FujLiver: A great lens and I will continue to buy the Art series but why is no one making a lightweight 50mm. I will get this one for "wide" portrait work but it's too heavy to stroll around with.
I want a nano coated version of the Nikon 50mm f1.4 with an aspherical element. No more weight but it would be a big step up.

Take a look at Lenstip charts and you'll see that the Pentax DA*55 is now the 3rd best "50" going around. It was "the best" up until the Otus and now the Sigma. From f/1.8 on it's as sharp as a tack (leaves all the Nikons for dead) and has contrast to die for. It can have a somewhat nervous bokeh wide open but by f/2 it's smooth as silk.

I'll be selling my current Sigma 50/1.4 (that I currently use on my D800e's) for the new "Art" Sigma though (unless I get carried away and opt for the Zeiss) and will definitely be keeping my DA*55 for my K-5 and K-01..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 13:30 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (650 comments in total)
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smafdy: Why would anyone buy this or any camera when they can have a smart phone that does the "same thing."

It does, via the flu card connection to your iPhone. ;)

I can't wait to get my hands on one of these babies.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 22:33 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (650 comments in total)
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Jogger: The next jump in FF resolution will be 54mp; that combined with high-performing, modern lenses will keep a lot of people in the Nikon/Sony camp.

Yes but Nikon will probably try to counter this camera with a 54MP FF sensor.

My k-5 outperformed my D800e tonight shooting the lunar eclipse - I hate the D800 pink Amp Glow with a vengeance. There's a tool for every job and sometimes the best ones aren't the most expensive.

I'll consider selling one of my D800E's and a couple of lenses for one of these 645Z, I only hope we won't be waiting another 6 months for a Pentax review though.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 14:05 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (650 comments in total)
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Jogger: The next jump in FF resolution will be 54mp; that combined with high-performing, modern lenses will keep a lot of people in the Nikon/Sony camp.

D800x ring a bell?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:54 UTC
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Underdog 3000: Too bad it's not available for Pentax. This with the K-3's sensor and IBIS would make for a great portrait rig.

Yep, the DA*55 is a gem.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 02:14 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (483 comments in total)
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gdfthr73: It Just drives me nuts. So many amazing full frame lenses for the K mount camera and no full frame K-mount camera exists. WTF

I suspect Ricoh already has a FF sensor being tested in a K-3 body (at least) and probably a mirrorless one as well.

Give them 12 months and they'll definitely have a FF out there.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 22:20 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (483 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.

Oops! I didn't mention that the sensor also does Optical Stabilization (OS, VR, VC or SR)

Why isn't all that a "pro" and if not then why isn't it listed as a con?

Maybe DPR just forgot.. like I did ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 12:50 UTC
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