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InTheMist: Underwater Speedlight too! Sold.

Flash sync, 1/60...
It's too slow to be used underwater in good conditions, too bad.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 05:25 UTC
On Ricoh introduces weather-resistant flash units news story (41 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Do you really need flash in the rain? There's no ceiling to bounce from and with direct flash, I think you'll just make a bunch of white frozen raindrops.

Cool on paper, I guess.

Outdoor macro needs a good WR flash too.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 11:17 UTC
On Ricoh announces 'HD' update to Pentax DA Limited primes news story (198 comments in total)
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brendon1000: This is the reason why I didn't go with Pentax when I started out photography.

Slow prime lenses are OK if they are reasonably priced. But come on $700 for a slow 21mm f3.2 and $800 for a 15mm f4 ?

Not denying build quality is good but there are so many cheaper lenses out there than you can buy the cheap lenses twice and still come out on top price wise.

I think an m43 system will offer faster but similar size lenses on smaller bodies.

did you realize than Pentax lenses are pancakes ?
Slower aperture is the price to pay for extreme compacity.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 08:50 UTC
On Kirrabilli in the My best picture this week challenge (4 comments in total)
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RuthC: No, you didn't take this on 10th August, 2013. You took it on May 28th, 2012. You've cheated on the date capture. SHAME ON YOU!

You can't made any better picture than that since may 2012 ? Seriously ?
And sorry, but that picture is not very interesting... fortunately, it receives 2 max rating, you're a lucky guy, apparently.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 03:54 UTC
On When Bad Weather Means Great Photography news story (28 comments in total)
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rfsIII: I'm a +1 on making sure you keep your gear dry, dry dry... Despite the YouTube videos of people hosing off their cameras with no ill effects, I managed to short out the internals of a D7000 in a very light mountain rain. Whether or not your camera drowns seems to be somewhat unpredictable.

The same for me, my 3 Y.O Pentax K5 stand proudly in pouring rain without any flaw.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 07:17 UTC

"What he really needs, says Ockenfels, is better low-light capabilities - 'being able to shoot with a medium format camera at ISO 2000 would be really nice. You have to know you can’t have too many dark areas'."

If he wants to make hi-iso pics with a Medium format, he should leave PhaseOne for a Pentax 645D, which have a nice hi iso mode :

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 05:54 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (239 comments in total)
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chj: What a failed product. It's not small, it's not inexpensive, it doesn't have great IQ. Instead of a product that is the best of both worlds (camera size and image quality), Pentax decided to make a product that was the worst of both worlds. It's for someone that wants a toy to act like they have a "pro kit". Which would be fine for kids if it was cheap. But the same money could actually buy a good camera. So the market is for the kids of silly rich people?

Chj, not really, Canon S100 is not smaller than Q7 :
and no, Canon Zoom is not better than Q7's 5-15 or 15-45 f2.8 lenses...
Try again.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 13:42 UTC
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (239 comments in total)
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ozturert: Q series is even a worse joke than K-01. Go buy a real toy to play instead, and continue to take pictures with your phone.
Not much smaller than E-PM2 or a Nex with 16-50mm, but with a tiny tiny sensor.

You just don't know what you are talking about...
Try to make raw files with your smartphone, or to mount a 200mm F2.8 lens, a flash system (with 1/2000 sync !)...
Try to change your camera phone aperture, speed, or iso settings..
Don't even try to compare Q7 and Iphone5 image quality, the iphone is far, far behind, the only smartphone than can compete with a camera is the Nokia Pureview, but i have to say, i've never meet one of those in the streets.

Or try to make a 6400 iso pic with your smartphone, like this one :
Try to achieve such depht of field :

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 13:31 UTC
On Photographer reveals massive 360-degree Tokyo panorama news story (48 comments in total)

The sky & horizon are pretty overexposed.
The price to pay when you use a Canon camera with poor dynamic ?

BTW, someone else is using a Canon camera :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 13:00 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On Photographer reveals massive 360-degree Tokyo panorama news story (48 comments in total)

Robotic assistant & auto-stitching software...
Who need talent when you have technology :)
(I don't mean than the photographer have no talent, but appart selecting the point of view for the camera, most of his work is to wait than the machines finish the work)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 12:56 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Milky Way thru Delicate Arch in the After Dark challenge (5 comments in total)

Great shot, it deserves to win this challenge.
I can't understand how some people could give the lowest rate to that shot, 0.5/5...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 11:07 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Children Playing out side challenge (1 comment in total)

Absolutely ALL the pictures, except one, receive at least one 0.5 rating.

It looks like some people give systematically a 0.5 rating to all the photos.
How it is possible to have fair results with such behaviors ? Results are biased by people who just want to win, regardless of picture qualities.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 10:24 UTC as 1st comment
On Pentax Q7 added to our studio comparison database news story (118 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: RX100 clubbed it to death at base ISO. At ISO 1600 it looks like a 2006 compact camera. Just buy a RX100.

Try again...
The Q7' RAW files are less noisy at 1600 iso :

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 06:57 UTC
On Etosha Giraffe Sunset 1024ppi in the The Prairies challenge (15 comments in total)

I hope you've printed and framed that picture !
Congrats, it's really stunning.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 21:16 UTC as 13th comment
On Pentax announces Q7 with larger 12MP BSI CMOS sensor news story (232 comments in total)
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Stan LS: I don't understand the appeal of a system built around a 1/1.7 sensor. As was pointed out by others, one can buy a Sony Nex-3n for the same $.

The Q is a real pocket camera, it's really tiny.
It makes a big difference with the Nex system.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 14:07 UTC
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Amateurbob: Looking at the sample pictures dynamic range is a show stopper for this camera and a reason to reject it. The Nikon P7700 point and shot has better dynamic range and takes better pictures. I have Pentax lenses from the old days I would like play with on a Pentax digital body. Instead, I will play with them on my Sony Nex camera with an adapter. The feel and handling of a modern camera is nice, but the picture is still the camera’s purpose.

Seriously ?
You think than the Nikon P7700 have a better dynamic ?|0/%28brand%29/Nikon/%28appareil2%29/811|0/%28brand2%29/Pentax
I choose the K30, whicdh have the same sensor as the K50.

Are you blind ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 06:25 UTC
On Just posted: Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens review news story (150 comments in total)

Well done Tamron, a lesson of agressive price/quality ratio for the others.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 16:54 UTC as 48th comment
On Men who eat quiches challenge (6 comments in total)

Seriously ? :)

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 06:46 UTC as 5th comment

In Europe, we pay something like 60€/month, tax include, it make 80$ /month !!!

Damn too expensive.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 06:59 UTC as 260th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)

Nice looking camera, but time-lapse function looks odd.

720P only (why suck limit ?)
.AVI container..
and what means 10 FPS ?

On photo rumors'spec list, they announce a maximum of 99 frames for interval shoting, it means you can make a 4s movie at 25img/s..

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 05:25 UTC as 109th comment | 3 replies
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