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On Pentax K-3 Review preview (499 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 01:12 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (499 comments in total)
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Dpreviewmember: it's just me or the OMD M1 jpegs, up to iso 3200 & 6400 look nicer than K3 and X-T1 in the image comparison tool, contrary to what the review conclusion says.
Is it referring to Raw ?

I never look at the jpegs and immediately switch to the RAW settings in the test scene comparator.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 00:14 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (499 comments in total)

I would have thought that the wireless flucard, that allows use of a phone or tablet as a remote, would have replaced the need for a tilt screen and added some value.

This camera deserves at least 85% IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 00:11 UTC as 97th comment
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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turvyT: This is not a post. It's just some words of my ongoing post. My post will be posted shortly, after pondering some editorial decisions. I'm short of staff lately, but I'm working at it nonetheless.

It's a preview of a post. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 22:31 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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EthanX: 823 comments, excluding mine.

Pentax.

That's Impressive.

A PREVIEW 5 MONTHS AGO OF A CAMERA THAT WAS RELEASED 6 MONTHS AGO AND NOW A TRICKLE OF A REVIEW THAT WILL TAKE HOW LONG TO COMPLETE? (oops! CAPS LOCK)

Of course they'll score it against newer releases as well and it'll get less of the respect it probably deserves.

I also "love it" when reviewers compare prices of newly released cameras to the current street price of one that was released a year earlier. WTFP?

PS: Is this still a preview? DPR probably think so because they're not sure how many people, if any, have actually bought a K-3. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 22:27 UTC
On Ricoh to offer limited edition Pentax Q7 Premium Kit article (89 comments in total)
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EJPB: This is adorable. That little purse reminds me of the purse my grandmother used to smack my elbows off the table.

Q7 basic kit= $400
Q7 Premium kit= $1000
The look you give yourself when you walk past a mirror and see you're carrying a man purse= Priceless

Yes and you can even take a keepsake of that special moment with the camera. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 08:55 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

Rumor has it that Nikon is about to release a D300 replacement called a D9300 (I'm not sure if that's an April 1st joke that came late).

I wonder if that camera will get a full review before the K-3 review is finished. DPR could well have been playing with a pre-release version of that camera and have been working on a review of it for a few weeks for all we know.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 21:44 UTC as 50th comment | 5 replies
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Pitzik: Is the test image correctly taken?
Look top right, the Jack Card. It seems to be blur or out of focus. Compared even to the cheapest K500 the sharpness is so far and lower. It seems strange, is it?
Your view?

How can a % based score be independent of format? It is absurd to judge a FF and APS-C as if they are in the same competition.
The so-called softness of the K-3 has been proven to be caused by the excessive NR settings out of the box. If you want to know the truth then check out Pentax User Forums and other reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 21:36 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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bossa: All those noting the soft images from the K-3 should look at the NR settings and set them to low or off. The Pentax user forum discovered that the NR is quite aggressive out of the box and that images were softer than the K-5 before changing them.

That may be the one thing that these DPR people use to keep it's score down saying "but we didn't know" or some such. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 06:25 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

All those noting the soft images from the K-3 should look at the NR settings and set them to low or off. The Pentax user forum discovered that the NR is quite aggressive out of the box and that images were softer than the K-5 before changing them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 02:20 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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kcccc: I'm starting to feel worried for DPR. K3 has gain so much popurlarity and hope for a highly-positive review, that if a gold award is not given by DPR, every Pentaxian and all those that have voted K3 as DSLR of the year, would start yelling, complaining and accusing DPR of biased towards the two big brands.

I read a reply from a DPR staffer the other day saying, in response to a remark about the K-3 winning camera of the year, that the 3000 votes it got paled in comparison to the 1,000,000+ registered users this site has. The upshot of that was that they really don't care about that poll because they know there are zillions of Canikon users out there ready to click their way to a decent profit for them.

I own a K-01, K-5 and two D800E's so please don't accuse me of bias.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 08:49 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (265 comments in total)
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bossa: Thank god there wasn't a Pentax K-3 in that box. ;)

Actually, my comment was meant to suggest how disappointed the DPR guys would be. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 21:06 UTC
On Nikon D4s: CP+ Hands-on and interview article (54 comments in total)
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Yxa: Let's see which of the functions the D800 will get of the D4s new
recalibrated AF algorithms, Group AF mode, RAW SIZE S and the "ability to customize the color of the LCD monitor to better match studio monitors or personal preference"

Even my K-5 can calibrate the LCD color. My K-5 can also remap dead pixels and vibrate the sensor to self clean to a degree which my D800E's couldn't do in a fit. I have both Pentax and Nikon systems and it's quite obvious to me that Pentax doesn't get the recognition it deserves out there in consumerland.

A few days ago I bought a used, but mint, Nikkor 24mm PC-E and I'm quite disappointed with it optically on the 36MP sensor. It'd probably be way good enough on a 16MP or 24MP FF though but I won't be spending 7k to find out.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 04:18 UTC
On Nikon D4s: CP+ Hands-on and interview article (54 comments in total)

Hmm.. they still can't get that ISO button in the right spot.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 04:10 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (265 comments in total)

Thank god there wasn't a Pentax K-3 in that box. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 04:06 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (265 comments in total)

I expect a DPR review for the D4s to appear next week, unlike the Pentax K-3.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 23:47 UTC as 89th comment | 3 replies

Surely the latest Lightroom has lens profiles for the Samyang?

Is there any major functional reason why these lenses couldn't still be used for still photography?

I assume that there are no auto-diaphragms in these lenses? ( OK, I just read that the apertures are decoupled)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 01:37 UTC as 4th comment
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Ayoh: Looks like it might do video judging by the Mic and Speaker holes visible on the left side of the body

http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/634/076/02.jpg

And the new zoom has built in stabilization too looking at the switches

Should be a really impressive piece of kit, and 1/2-1/3 the cost of the competition.

"The (infamous) Green Button" on Pentax cameras is used for programable functions so perhaps video might be one of them with this camera.

On a K-5 one of the uses of "The Green Button" is to set auto-exposure in manual mode and, by pressing AE-L, you can then use a command wheel to adjust shutter or aperture with exposure locked. Pretty useful.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 05:56 UTC
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bossa: I was hoping for a mirrorless version to get the size down to a D800 or D4 but they've stuck to the previous format.

http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/634/076/02.jpg
http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/634/076/03.jpg

I have two D800E's but would consider selling for one of the new 645D's and a couple of lenses. I find my photographic needs have changed somewhat over the past couple of years and a 645D MkII might fit the bill nicely if it comes in at the old price.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 05:47 UTC
On Ricoh announces HD Pentax DA AF 1.4X AW rear converter article (52 comments in total)
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bossa: DA*300mm is a FF lens as is the DA*200, DA*55 and a number of other DA lenses. The fact this converter is listed as 35mm FF may auger well for a Pentax FF camera in the near future.

DA*200 is in fact the FA*200 in a new outfit and it has been shown on PF that the other lenses I mentioned are indeed FF (as in they cover the image circle). They may not be telecentric re' FF though.

PS: I don't have to twist anything as I have two D800E's.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 05:41 UTC
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