HubertChen

HubertChen

Lives in China Guangzhou, China
Works as a CEO
Joined on Jun 29, 2011

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On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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garyknrd: By today's standards these cameras are extremely cheap. I see new ones going for 780-900 dollars. Which makes it a good deal if AF was fixed. I had the old K-5 and it was awful. And that is being kind. I would plop down that much money in a heart beat if I thought it was a big improvement to the original. But everyone I have talked to said save my money? For the kind of photography I like anyway. As a consequence I am selling all my Pentax gear. Just a shame to wast such good Sigma glass on a poor performing camera.

@ garyknrd:
I came back a 2nd day for you and no reply. In case you do came back later on, I am sorry I will not visit here again. There is no trigger mechanism provided by dpreview in case you reply. Instead it is painstaking work to find your posts. I wish you all the best.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 03:03 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: @ Heie2 or anybody else passionate about Pentax

I very much agree and share your passion for the Pentax Camera Body, and I might add and you might have meant it: The brilliant User Interface / Firmware.

Would you be interested to work together on writing a very different kind of camera review ? It is not about Megapixel, resolution or any of that stuff. It is about how the Pentax camera inspires joy in photography. How it increase quality of your output, not in megapixels, but in such ineffable qualities as composition and creativity, which only can be measured indirectly, as in how many people actually like your pictures. ( They never care megapixel and RAW sharpness, they always care what you shoot and how ).

The K30 and K5 have a magic quality which seems to escape traditional reviews. I am passionate about capturing this quality and make it visible to others. Would you be interested in working together ?

I feel very strongly that for people who like shooting creatively, the Pentax System has a quality to help the creative process, which is standing out compared to other camera systems. I like to find a way to capture this quality and make it transparent to fellow photographers. I am curious to know if anybody would like to join this project ?

1) I have a K-30, maybe somebody can add the K5 part?

2) How about if I write the Article here in dpReview and anything missing or not agreeable can be posted as comment and I re-write the Article accordingly ?

Any interest in such Article at all ? Let me know.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 02:28 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: @ Heie2 or anybody else passionate about Pentax

I very much agree and share your passion for the Pentax Camera Body, and I might add and you might have meant it: The brilliant User Interface / Firmware.

Would you be interested to work together on writing a very different kind of camera review ? It is not about Megapixel, resolution or any of that stuff. It is about how the Pentax camera inspires joy in photography. How it increase quality of your output, not in megapixels, but in such ineffable qualities as composition and creativity, which only can be measured indirectly, as in how many people actually like your pictures. ( They never care megapixel and RAW sharpness, they always care what you shoot and how ).

The K30 and K5 have a magic quality which seems to escape traditional reviews. I am passionate about capturing this quality and make it visible to others. Would you be interested in working together ?

Here is why I am so passionate about it:

I needed to update my trusted *ist DS. By chance I started shooting with my Pentax lenses on a Sony NEX-5 and LCD viewfinder. I fell in love with it. So next thing I checked reviews on Pentax Model in terms of Live View. They all came out bad. Live View not responsive, PDAF too slow, focus peaking is there but not well. Sony cameras came out great in Live View. In the end I bought a K-30 over NEX-6 in a 51:49 decision. After I started using my K-30 I got very, very angry. The K-30 is simply brilliant. Now that I have shot NEX-5 and K-30 side by side for a month my decision is 90:10 of K-30 over NEX-6.

The K-30 has a quality of customization ability to suit my shooting style which makes a HUGE difference. This quality was amiss in any of the reviews I have ever read. And live view is not bad at all, and I found focus peaking @ f/2 is useless anyways ( also on the Sony ). Instead Pentax has different yet important Live View features.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 02:20 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)

@ Heie2 or anybody else passionate about Pentax

I very much agree and share your passion for the Pentax Camera Body, and I might add and you might have meant it: The brilliant User Interface / Firmware.

Would you be interested to work together on writing a very different kind of camera review ? It is not about Megapixel, resolution or any of that stuff. It is about how the Pentax camera inspires joy in photography. How it increase quality of your output, not in megapixels, but in such ineffable qualities as composition and creativity, which only can be measured indirectly, as in how many people actually like your pictures. ( They never care megapixel and RAW sharpness, they always care what you shoot and how ).

The K30 and K5 have a magic quality which seems to escape traditional reviews. I am passionate about capturing this quality and make it visible to others. Would you be interested in working together ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 02:05 UTC as 13th comment | 9 replies
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Inconsistent Pros List in conclusions of K5 and D7100

The following features are listed as Pros in 7100 and not in K5, but should have been listed there as well:
* Effective auto white balance in a variety of lighting conditions (*1)
* In-camera raw processing (*1)
* Manual audio recording levels (*1)
* 3.5 mm Stereo mic and headphone inputs
* Ability to output uncompressed HD video to an external recorder (*1)

(*1) marked features I am not 100 % sure, someone who actually has a K5 would need to confirm. The auto white balance on my K30 sure has been impressive. It has manual audio levels, albeit with no VU meter. If the 7100 has a VU meter, than it is fair to list this one on 7100 and not on K5. ...

Dear Sandy,

Thanks your reply.

In such case I would suggest to list it as plus in both cameras. And maybe somebody can come up with a logical name for this new exposure mode. Makes no sense to list each vendors unique name for the same thing in a Pros list that shall be written for the intent to be easy to compare between camera models.

@2) Considering the focal length automatic automatically in exposure is very interesting. I am confused why to modify ISO according to focal length. Would it not make more sense to consider Shutter Speed ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 00:49 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Inconsistent Pros List in conclusions of K5 and D7100

The following features are listed as Pros in 7100 and not in K5, but should have been listed there as well:
* Effective auto white balance in a variety of lighting conditions (*1)
* In-camera raw processing (*1)
* Manual audio recording levels (*1)
* 3.5 mm Stereo mic and headphone inputs
* Ability to output uncompressed HD video to an external recorder (*1)

(*1) marked features I am not 100 % sure, someone who actually has a K5 would need to confirm. The auto white balance on my K30 sure has been impressive. It has manual audio levels, albeit with no VU meter. If the 7100 has a VU meter, than it is fair to list this one on 7100 and not on K5. ...

Dear sandy b
Thank you very much for your comment.

Let me know if the 7100 can do all the following ?
1) Can you do exposure compensation in Auto ISO Manual Mode ?

2) Can you program the lower ISO Limit and Upper ISO Limit for Auto ISO Range when being in manual mode ?

3) Can you switch back and forth between Auto ISO and fixed ISO in manual mode while retaining the set Shutter Speed, Aperture Speed and Exposure compensation ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 16:00 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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drum69: I can't believe Pentax might have produced a camera worse than the last. This circumstance is rather strange in my opinion. But all this makes me think that I will stay for a long time a Pentax customer. Regards. Erino.

Dear drum69,

I am so sorry, I can not follow your logic. Would you mind to elaborate ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 15:40 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Asking the dpReview community to be nice:

I was very sad that for a long time I have not really seen a dpreview staff participate in discussions in comments. Now one reviewer did. And what happened to him?

* He is greeted with cynicism
* It is suggested he is part of a conspiracy against Pentax
* Bad intentions are suggested in many occasions

No surprise dpReview staff was not really present in comments and maybe after today will not be again.

I am not asking you to agree. I am asking you to write politely and accurately when you disagree. Always believe the Author has good intention and never suggest otherwise. If you believe you found a mistake or misjudgment by the Author, point it out and provide fact or reasoning why this shall be a mistake / misjudgment.

Following these rules will turn this place to be much more pleasurable and will attract more competent and more knowledgeable posters too. So you will be rewarded with more information in comments and more joy reading them

@ Shawn,

Once more I want to show my appreciation for your engaging in replying to the comments. I would appreciate very much your replies on my posts:

a) on the matter of responsibilities of Reviewers ( see above )
b) Consistency of Pros Points K5 versus D7100

I really hope you do not understand me as nagging. I very much appreciate the level of detail and accuracy of dpReviews reviews and in fact there is no any other site that comes even close to dpReview in this regards.

That being said, I believe that coming to an understanding on above topics would help dpReview to reach an even higher level and it might dissolve some of the negative energy in the comments here. I am available for personal discussions on this topic if you would like. Post me a personal message and I will respond. A phone call is in order too. I am in China Time zone. In case you are in the US, Your morning is my night. I am about to retire for tonight.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 15:38 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Asking the dpReview community to be nice:

I was very sad that for a long time I have not really seen a dpreview staff participate in discussions in comments. Now one reviewer did. And what happened to him?

* He is greeted with cynicism
* It is suggested he is part of a conspiracy against Pentax
* Bad intentions are suggested in many occasions

No surprise dpReview staff was not really present in comments and maybe after today will not be again.

I am not asking you to agree. I am asking you to write politely and accurately when you disagree. Always believe the Author has good intention and never suggest otherwise. If you believe you found a mistake or misjudgment by the Author, point it out and provide fact or reasoning why this shall be a mistake / misjudgment.

Following these rules will turn this place to be much more pleasurable and will attract more competent and more knowledgeable posters too. So you will be rewarded with more information in comments and more joy reading them

@ Heie2

I very much appreciate your reply. Thank you. But you can not call this review incompetent. It is rather very, very competent. Where you and Shawn disagree are either minute details or questions of weighting. As far as I can tell it is possible both of you would actually come to agreements rather quickly if you discussed matters relaxed. But from where I sit it looks to me that you have been disrespectful and Shawn has been defensive / resenting, which is a normal reaction. You want to convince Shawn to make a change. That is admirable. But being disrespectful is simply not helping you. Nor is it joyful for others to read. And even if you do not agree to be disrespectful, you agreed to be aggressive. ( By the way a common problem I share ). All the same. If you are aggressive, the response will be defensive, again your intent was lost in aggression.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 15:29 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Inconsistent Pros List in conclusions of K5 and D7100

The following features are listed as Pros in 7100 and not in K5, but should have been listed there as well:
* Effective auto white balance in a variety of lighting conditions (*1)
* In-camera raw processing (*1)
* Manual audio recording levels (*1)
* 3.5 mm Stereo mic and headphone inputs
* Ability to output uncompressed HD video to an external recorder (*1)

(*1) marked features I am not 100 % sure, someone who actually has a K5 would need to confirm. The auto white balance on my K30 sure has been impressive. It has manual audio levels, albeit with no VU meter. If the 7100 has a VU meter, than it is fair to list this one on 7100 and not on K5. ...

I also suggest two more cool feature to be listed on Pros:
* If you take an important shot in JPEG mode, you still can save it as RAW as well as long as it is in buffer memory
* Pentax unique TAV mode. You can set Shutter, Aperture, ISO auto range and exposure compensation. All in direct access. (*2)

I understand that both reviews have been made by different reviewers. But since it is the goal of dpReview to help its readers to make a decision which camera to buy when comparing camera reviews, everybody involved would benefit if the conclusion pages of competing models is written with a higher degree of consistency.

(*2) This is the only mode I use on any photographic situation. It is extremely fast to use and covers any contingency in creative exposure. Having only one mode make responding that much faster, as you no longer need to think which mode to choose to express what you had in mind. Instead you just adjust Tv / Av / +/- EV & ISO directly.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 15:07 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)

Inconsistent Pros List in conclusions of K5 and D7100

The following features are listed as Pros in 7100 and not in K5, but should have been listed there as well:
* Effective auto white balance in a variety of lighting conditions (*1)
* In-camera raw processing (*1)
* Manual audio recording levels (*1)
* 3.5 mm Stereo mic and headphone inputs
* Ability to output uncompressed HD video to an external recorder (*1)

(*1) marked features I am not 100 % sure, someone who actually has a K5 would need to confirm. The auto white balance on my K30 sure has been impressive. It has manual audio levels, albeit with no VU meter. If the 7100 has a VU meter, than it is fair to list this one on 7100 and not on K5. ...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 15:04 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Asking the dpReview community to be nice:

I was very sad that for a long time I have not really seen a dpreview staff participate in discussions in comments. Now one reviewer did. And what happened to him?

* He is greeted with cynicism
* It is suggested he is part of a conspiracy against Pentax
* Bad intentions are suggested in many occasions

No surprise dpReview staff was not really present in comments and maybe after today will not be again.

I am not asking you to agree. I am asking you to write politely and accurately when you disagree. Always believe the Author has good intention and never suggest otherwise. If you believe you found a mistake or misjudgment by the Author, point it out and provide fact or reasoning why this shall be a mistake / misjudgment.

Following these rules will turn this place to be much more pleasurable and will attract more competent and more knowledgeable posters too. So you will be rewarded with more information in comments and more joy reading them

... would have dpReview agreed to it, a lot of this negative energy would have dissipated. But due to the very negative tone of the criticism a logical debate on the subject did not happen, but rather an emotional one did. And no side recognized anything. No communication really happened. People talked at each other, but not to each other. Really sad for everybody involved: The author of the comment, the author of the Article, and those who followed reading.

I hope this makes more sense now. Let me know if you still disagree. If so where and why. I think to come to an understanding on how to communicate politely -- especially when disagreeing -- will help everybody here.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 14:41 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Asking the dpReview community to be nice:

I was very sad that for a long time I have not really seen a dpreview staff participate in discussions in comments. Now one reviewer did. And what happened to him?

* He is greeted with cynicism
* It is suggested he is part of a conspiracy against Pentax
* Bad intentions are suggested in many occasions

No surprise dpReview staff was not really present in comments and maybe after today will not be again.

I am not asking you to agree. I am asking you to write politely and accurately when you disagree. Always believe the Author has good intention and never suggest otherwise. If you believe you found a mistake or misjudgment by the Author, point it out and provide fact or reasoning why this shall be a mistake / misjudgment.

Following these rules will turn this place to be much more pleasurable and will attract more competent and more knowledgeable posters too. So you will be rewarded with more information in comments and more joy reading them

Dear senn_b,

Great minds seem to think alike. I am just coming back from company with family dinner and was shooting some pics and clips. Lovely.

Thank you for your comment and humor! Now, with more oxygen here is my thought on your comment:

1) I have no doubt dpReview staff can speak for themselves. I am sure they can speak way better for themselves than I ever can as I am not them, and I am not a native speaker.

2) I was speaking for MYSELF.
I really did not enjoyed wading through these mostly negative in tone comment. ( Please separate this from negative in content comment. I agree the criticism in content, I do not agree the negative tone. It is possible to write a disagreeing comment in a polite and agreeable tone )

3) I was also speaking for those who wrote the comments in bitter tone
They were trying to achieve a necessary change in dpReview. Or at least a first step, dpReview agreeing that the review to be 9 month late is really bad, bad , bad ...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 14:36 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Asking the dpReview community to be nice:

I was very sad that for a long time I have not really seen a dpreview staff participate in discussions in comments. Now one reviewer did. And what happened to him?

* He is greeted with cynicism
* It is suggested he is part of a conspiracy against Pentax
* Bad intentions are suggested in many occasions

No surprise dpReview staff was not really present in comments and maybe after today will not be again.

I am not asking you to agree. I am asking you to write politely and accurately when you disagree. Always believe the Author has good intention and never suggest otherwise. If you believe you found a mistake or misjudgment by the Author, point it out and provide fact or reasoning why this shall be a mistake / misjudgment.

Following these rules will turn this place to be much more pleasurable and will attract more competent and more knowledgeable posters too. So you will be rewarded with more information in comments and more joy reading them

Heie2 continued ...
5) I did not objected the content of your criticism, but rather the tone:
* with lots of cynicism
* partly arrogant
* suggesting malicious intentions

I believe the dpReview Author would have been much more receptive to your correct information, would you have presented it in a neutral. This would have been more pleasant for him, more pleasant for us, more pleasant for you. And maybe you would have received a response of the like you were looking for, such as he admitted you have been correct.

Instead you insulted the man and he become defensive. In such environment critical discussion becomes limited and difficult. Seldom successful.

I hope this makes more sense now.

And I want to repeat one more time, I did not meant you alone, not all. You at least stayed on topic and on facts. It was my feeling in general that comments on dpReview are mostly dark and cynic. Seldom light and enlightening. Not only for this product but on many others as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 14:29 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Asking the dpReview community to be nice:

I was very sad that for a long time I have not really seen a dpreview staff participate in discussions in comments. Now one reviewer did. And what happened to him?

* He is greeted with cynicism
* It is suggested he is part of a conspiracy against Pentax
* Bad intentions are suggested in many occasions

No surprise dpReview staff was not really present in comments and maybe after today will not be again.

I am not asking you to agree. I am asking you to write politely and accurately when you disagree. Always believe the Author has good intention and never suggest otherwise. If you believe you found a mistake or misjudgment by the Author, point it out and provide fact or reasoning why this shall be a mistake / misjudgment.

Following these rules will turn this place to be much more pleasurable and will attract more competent and more knowledgeable posters too. So you will be rewarded with more information in comments and more joy reading them

Dear Heie2,

I meant you indeed. But not at all you alone. Please also refer to my previous posts. But I am also specifically replying your latest one:

1) I very much agree the much delayed review of this outstanding camera is very, very bad!
2) I was also upset about that he was not taking responsibility about impact on Pentax sales of delayed reviews. Thus my post about reviewer responsibility of timely reviews
3) About succeeding. I meant very specifically that this author is succeeding at being responsive in these discussions. You have to admit this is an accomplishment. I was not referring that this K5 review is a full success. I also was astonished about the relatively low score.
4) You still have not recognized that at least in one regards dpReview has given Pentax credit as they have not done so ( at least to my knowledge ) to any other vendor, which is the one page complete committed to outstanding Pentax feature.
5) I did not objected the content of your criticism ...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 14:22 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Asking the dpReview community to be nice:

I was very sad that for a long time I have not really seen a dpreview staff participate in discussions in comments. Now one reviewer did. And what happened to him?

* He is greeted with cynicism
* It is suggested he is part of a conspiracy against Pentax
* Bad intentions are suggested in many occasions

No surprise dpReview staff was not really present in comments and maybe after today will not be again.

I am not asking you to agree. I am asking you to write politely and accurately when you disagree. Always believe the Author has good intention and never suggest otherwise. If you believe you found a mistake or misjudgment by the Author, point it out and provide fact or reasoning why this shall be a mistake / misjudgment.

Following these rules will turn this place to be much more pleasurable and will attract more competent and more knowledgeable posters too. So you will be rewarded with more information in comments and more joy reading them

This is continuation of my previous post above.

... I think the conclusion of this experience is clear:

Delaying a great review result for 9 month does hurts the manufacturer.

I am not joining conspiracy theories here and I am not pointing fingers. I am not complaining that the review is late. dpReview is hurting everybody equally, themselves, customers and the manufacturers.

I am however referring to your answers your posted previously elsewhere. These answers are suggesting you are not aware that review results impact sales of manufacturer. They do. And a reviewer should understand this and should carry this burden of responsibility well and consciously.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 14:12 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Asking the dpReview community to be nice:

I was very sad that for a long time I have not really seen a dpreview staff participate in discussions in comments. Now one reviewer did. And what happened to him?

* He is greeted with cynicism
* It is suggested he is part of a conspiracy against Pentax
* Bad intentions are suggested in many occasions

No surprise dpReview staff was not really present in comments and maybe after today will not be again.

I am not asking you to agree. I am asking you to write politely and accurately when you disagree. Always believe the Author has good intention and never suggest otherwise. If you believe you found a mistake or misjudgment by the Author, point it out and provide fact or reasoning why this shall be a mistake / misjudgment.

Following these rules will turn this place to be much more pleasurable and will attract more competent and more knowledgeable posters too. So you will be rewarded with more information in comments and more joy reading them

My comment address earlier @ Shawn / dpreview about responsibility of reviewers:

Please consider the following as a kind request to open your mind and rethink your position on responsibility of reviews.

Here is my background. I was responsible for marketing and sales of branded products. Which brand is not relevant, but suffice to say we have been the market leader for a certain product category in central Europe. For the duration of this product line sales volume per month was directly proportional to review results in the major publications. To be more clear: Sales success was not proportional to quality and competitive fitness of our product, but was proportional to test review score. E.g. Once we introduce a new much better product and sales were bad, but the older and not as good product sold better. After the ( 9 month delayed ) review came out and the newer product scored in the new review, sales of the new product exploded and the old one finally collapsed ...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 14:09 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: If DPR didn't wait 9 months, the K5II(S) would have scored better — according to DPR's own words of balancing expectations of a camera relative to its current situation and peers.
So where is the logic in that — be late to make a review for 9 months, and honour it with "today's relative value"?
Someone could even think that you have waited for a new model of Nikon to come out, so that the K5II would not look as good as its newer peer, from a brand you'll always favour with timely reviews (as Simon acknowledged few weeks ago).
In a way, you guys on DPR do protect Nikon's interests. You care more about Nikon. If this Pentax camera is often overlooked even if full of unique treats for photographers, to paraphrase your words from the review, you do contribute a great deal to it, by writing damn late reviews, when camera is almost to be replaced with a new model.

@ Sergey,

I do not agree people have given up on Pentax nor that there is any reason to? Do not forget the K-30 is reasonably new and had quite some improvements over the K5. Also please recognize Pentax has a different product cycle strategy, one which actually makes me more confident in buying Pentax. The develop longer on a camera model. Make it much better at release time than competition. Then they keep it longer in production. Due to the stronger development they are still competitive even when being in the market for 24 month. But due to keeping the product in production very long, they can enjoy cost savings, which they are so kind to pass onto us, the buyer.

So what does Pentax give me: Better thought our cameras with better handling, significantly more features and significantly less bugs in a more durable housing. And due to longer product life cycle the resale value of my equipment is also higher.

Honestly speaking. I think this is smart and works very well for me!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 14:02 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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Barry Fitzgerald: Please stop the "no movie button" nonsense this is a stills camera. I have a movie button on my camera, and guess what I disable it in the menu because you set it by accident (now I have a useless button that does nothing in stills shooting). This movie button commenting on reviews is tiresome.

Dear Miles,

I am using the K-30. I am not sure K5 is the same, but chance are. You have full control over exposure before you press the cord button. You have the equivalent choice of Manual Mode, Aperture Priority and Pentax very nice TAV mode. All modes offer exposure compensation which just can be dialed in accordingly. Metering pattern you can choose from Multi-Segment to Center weighted to spot metering. You would not want to change exposure during recording, as this would cause pumping in the video and is very distracting. What you want to do in your case is to simply choose the proper exposure. Spot metering on the white bird and underexpose -1.5 EV shall do that. Then press the record button. Exposure is locked during recording and no matter your bird is sitting or spreading the wings, it should be correct for the whole duration. Instead would you have auto exposure during recording, exposure would keep changing which would result in pumping ( bad ). I hope this helped ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 13:55 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Asking the dpReview community to be nice:

I was very sad that for a long time I have not really seen a dpreview staff participate in discussions in comments. Now one reviewer did. And what happened to him?

* He is greeted with cynicism
* It is suggested he is part of a conspiracy against Pentax
* Bad intentions are suggested in many occasions

No surprise dpReview staff was not really present in comments and maybe after today will not be again.

I am not asking you to agree. I am asking you to write politely and accurately when you disagree. Always believe the Author has good intention and never suggest otherwise. If you believe you found a mistake or misjudgment by the Author, point it out and provide fact or reasoning why this shall be a mistake / misjudgment.

Following these rules will turn this place to be much more pleasurable and will attract more competent and more knowledgeable posters too. So you will be rewarded with more information in comments and more joy reading them

Dear Zvonimir,

Thank you very much for your reply. I agree with you 100 %! I like to be specific:
* It is bad for all of us that the K-5 review is 9 month late ( bad for dpreview themselves, bad for customer, bad for Pentax )
* This much delayed review is hurting Pentax in sales! In return this is hurting the photography community that a company delivering excellent value cameras with outstanding user interface is not receiving the sales they probably need and there is a risk they might close one day because of it and the community will loose one of the most innovative and photographic centric vendors

In fact I wrote about this earlier, but there are many comments here. I will post my earlier writings on responsibility of reviewer for your reference.

My comment about being nice was related towards those many comments which were very cynic in style and which were suggesting malicious intent. I objected the tone and treatment. I did not objected the content.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 13:47 UTC
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