Freestyler

Freestyler

Lives in Australia Canberra, Australia
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On Pentax K-3 Review preview (444 comments in total)
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Class A: Why is "Built-in sensor-shift shake reduction effectively stabilizes all mountable lenses" not a "Pros" point for the K-3?

It is for the K-5 II.

The following "Pros" points for the Nikon D7100 apply to the K-3 as well:

* 3.5mm Stereo mic and headphone inputs
* In-camera raw processing
* 100% viewfinder coverage

Why are they not mentioned as "Pros" for the K-3?

Yeah, giving years of legacy lenses the ability to shoot at much lower shutter speeds via IBIS is a real downside... /s..

My prime lenses are all stabilised via Pentax, including my 50mm f/1.2. That doesn't happen with Sigma or Canon prime lenses very often for example. (And when it does, it comes at a definite cost).

My Sigma 50-500mm has OS, which again comes with it's own benefits especially focusing over 300mm+.

So your comments are completely rubbish.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 03:15 UTC
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peevee1: "Optimized performance of continuous shooting when setting AF.C mode."

This. If only somebody could objectively test what it REALLY means.

If only dpreview could only.... Review the actual camera...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 22:31 UTC
On Nikon unveils D3300 with new sensor, processor and kit lens news story (200 comments in total)

It would seem the Toshiba sensor used in the D7100 and it's banding problems has been replaced with the Sony sensor for the D3300.

So the Nikon D3300 is now using the same/similar sensor as the Pentax K-3.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 02:42 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
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mactrash: Why no K-3?

Considering the K-3 was announced before the D610 or D5300, it's slack of Adobe to not include K-3 support.

I would at least like the usual 3 colour profiles, as opposed 1.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 02:34 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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cam shooter: It is refreshing to see Pentax finally entered year 2013. A little late to the game, but they might now be able to competed with the d7100.

To be fair the flashsync is 1/180th, and the K-3 has more crosstype sensors than any other APS-C camera, not to mention better lowlight AF sensitivity as well.

A usable 23 shot RAW buffer @ 8.3fps which destroys the gimped D7100 is nothing to sneeze at either.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 00:58 UTC
On Adobe releases Camera Raw 8.2 and Lightroom 5.2 news story (70 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: I'm not sure LR5.2 is ready for prime time. Not only does my LR5 say it's up to date, but four attempts to download the 5.2 update on DPReview resulted in stalling somewhere between 1/2 way and 3/4 way. I even went directly to Adobe's website and tried again. No luck. I know it is not the iMac because I download updates all the time. Has anyone else tried to download this "upgrade"?

Mine installed ok, but I cannot get the Nvidia card to work with Lightroom 5.2, it works with Photoshop CC and Bridge CC, but it will only use Intel and not the Nvidia card on my Nvidia Optimus based laptop. I just give up with Nvidia and Adobe seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 00:51 UTC

An awesome feel good story, thanks for the reality-check dpreview and Bellingham Herald.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 10:24 UTC as 20th comment
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.

As someone who spends much time Birding and Wildlife photography, and even sometimes doing insects in flight @1/8000th shutter on riverbanks, I can honestly say you have no idea how much a WR flash is desirable to many of us.... At least we can agree on your ignorance.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 03:43 UTC

On paper it does seem like the perfect wildlife/birding lens.

Weatherproof, Teleconverter, F4 Aperture, 400-560mm focal distance, 3 stage IS with 4 stop advantage (we'll see!)....

The price is about the only thing on paper that isn't perfect, (expected) but not perfect.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 04:55 UTC as 102nd comment
On First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster article (355 comments in total)
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DrugaRunda: Interesting product, will there be one in PK mount? I for sure would be interested to try it out.

Yes but it has usable AF, and costs less than the adapter by itself, (not to mention the NEX and lenses) and doesn't make the edges softer. :P

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 09:17 UTC
On First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster article (355 comments in total)
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DrugaRunda: Interesting product, will there be one in PK mount? I for sure would be interested to try it out.

Yes it's called the Pentax K-01, this allows all of the PK lenses you wish on a 16Mp Sony Sensored mirrorless camera. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 04:04 UTC
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? news story (1514 comments in total)

Best Fullframe = D800e

Best Entry Level = K-30

Best Compact = RX1

Best Mirrorless = OMD or Fuji X-Pro 1 (The only hard one to decide really).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 03:43 UTC as 626th comment

Why not support Adobes open .DNG standard as well?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 20:39 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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spoorthy: I have heard that the liveview autofocus on the pentax k-30 is extremely fast. You guys should do a comparision

I can't quite work out why the K-30 wasn't reviewed first, as it was announced a month earlier, was previewed earlier and unlike the T4i, hasn't been recalled.

But am also interested in how they compare on video.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2012 at 23:50 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review news story (358 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: 69% Overall Score... Seems too high for this stupid camera.
It is just waste of time to do a full review of this camera.

Quite the opposite to me, the Pros list seems to be quite large and extensive, the features listed their are signifigant. The Cons list however seems quite weak in comparison, based on this the score seems abnormally low to me. I would of expected 76% or so, as the Pros list is quite excellent, for this type of camera.

I agree with the others about outsourcing reviews may not be the best of ideas, but each to their own.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 01:14 UTC
On Pentax K-30 16MP weather-sealed mid-level DSLR previewed news story (278 comments in total)
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Ben Tomohiku: Personally I think K-30 really looks like a Pentax, at least from the exterior better than K-01 or Q. Pentax is always so generous to adding better features on their cameras. I bought a Pentax K-X for my sister two years ago, at that time K-X is the best value entry-level dslr.However I am really sad that most of the people don't realize it, they're gonna say "Pentax? Never heard of it" every time when I recommend them some nice dslrs from Pentax, whatever. Pentax really should work on letting more people know about their business.

Thanks but I'd rather the much smaller Pentax to make high quality Camera and lenses, and far less on huge marketing and advertising.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 22:26 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review news story (706 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: We all know the D800 is better, but there would have been torches and pitchforks at the gates otherwise. Nice camera, I'm sure.

Yeah biggest fence sit by DPR in a very long time, the D800 is better overall and a cult hit, the 5D3 is more of the same from Canon, and with the price difference and the option of D800e version. I would accept Gold Award for both, but the Canon 5D3 should of only scored a maximum of 80 points.

It does make me doubt this and future reviews from DPR, Sorry!

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 01:18 UTC
On Pentax K-30 16MP weather-sealed mid-level DSLR previewed news story (278 comments in total)
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kevinschoenmakers: The Preview shows a 'Page not found' error.

Richard I also believe this quote is incorrect. "This slower frame rate also allows the K-30 to offer slightly longer bursts of shots than the K-5; capturing up to of 30 JPEGs or 8 Raw files (which slightly edges the K-5's 26 JPEG/8 Raws)."

The K-5 was updated on it's first firmware update, to allow for 20 RAW images in the buffer and not 8 as mentioned in the preview.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 01:41 UTC
On Flickr poised for much-needed interface improvements news story (82 comments in total)

BLACK, for god sake let me have a BLACK BACKGROUND $@&@#$!!! How hard is it, seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 08:07 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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jc52e53: Sony has been really busy. They created the sensors used by the Nikon D800 D800E and D4. They have a new Foveon-like sensor with 100 mp coming out. They will probably be making three types of cameras FF NEX style camera 36mp using the A mount. 36mp SLT and the new Foveon-like sensor in a regular DSLR.
They may even use a FF 16mp sensor in both SLT and regular DSLR. Who knows what they will have to do with Olympus whether there will be Sony/ Olympus 4/3.
Should be the best year for photography in a century!And Sony has the most to do with the progress.I forgot pentax and ricoh use their sensors too.

Perhaps Sony overall as an electronics company has been struggling, but I imagine their camera division is doing better than most of their other businesses at this moment.

20% of their sales are coming from their Camera division and I can only imagine that to continue increasing over the next few years.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 04:27 UTC
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