gillamoto

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ybizzle: I can't wait to pick this up for pennies and get paid for the images it produces! ;)

the image quality is fantastic.. get one now!
I've been paid almost 3000 dollars from this yellow camera in 2 months as a side job. clients don't care what camera you are using. they see the results.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 17:58 UTC
On article Pentax launches WG-3 and WG-3 GPS waterproof cameras (66 comments in total)
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PhD4: Well dang, that's what my D4 is missing!
A clock.... on the front.
So everyone I take a picture of is twisting their head trying to see what time it is.

well.. I'm sure that's not a clock. it's a GPS. the display showing a coordinate number..

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 06:08 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review (498 comments in total)
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photo nuts: Great review.

Decent camera. Not as light as one hopes for the SLT design, but acceptable.

Took a peek at Sony store for some lenses... Ewwwww... far too limited. Cannot compare to the m43 arsenal, much less Canikon range.

Good effort. Try harder next time Sony, especially your lens department.

really, I never understand why many people complaining about some particular brand's lens line that has less than canon and nikon range. like they will buy all of the canikon lenses.

lens buying is based on our needs (unless for LBA people), and most of big brands already have lenses for various photography needs.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 08:10 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: K-5 had the best IQ for APS-C cameras. The closest was D7000. These 2 cameras were head and shoulders above others.

After 2 years, you would expect a big improvement, but what we see is in the K-5 II is next to nothing in the context of IQ improvement, when you realised that more and more cameras have essentially the same IQ. NEX-7 (which also has 24MP), and X-Pro1, X-E1 have arguably better IQ. NEX-5N, NEX-5R, and most likely the NEX-6, and some entry level DSLRS all have equivalent IQ. Then there are the E-M5, E-PL5, E-PM2 and GH3, and many more that have an IQ that is very close, but much more compact in size, not to mention significantly better features, e.g. AF.

What's the point?

my question is: what's your point? D7000 still has no improved successor, and so does 7D which is older (3 years). Pentax has done something good with those 2 cameras. and I'm sure that Pentax will release another high-end aps-c camera in early 2013. we'll see what's coming next year..

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2012 at 14:55 UTC
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plevyadophy: FIRST IMAGE STABLISED MEDIUM FORMAT SYSTEM?

Am I mistaken, but doesn't this lens make the Pentax system the first image stabilized medium format digital system?

If so, that is quite significant and I am surprised that they haven't made more of that fact.

I tried it for a couple of photo sessions with 55mm F2.8 handheld. the weight doesn't much different than canikon FFs. much lighter than hasselblads.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 12:17 UTC
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BrightEyesOnFire: $4500 for a slow medium prime...LOL okay maybe like five people will buy it.

F2.8 on 645 body is like F1.8 on 35mm bodies. is it slow?

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 12:12 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: So Pentax finally dropped the ball and introduced in-lens stabilisation. Oh dear, I can still hear fanboys explaining how much better it is to have sensor IS vs. lens IS.

IBIS is for aps-c bodies. 645D is a Medium Format body. the size of the image circle is different.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 12:10 UTC
On article Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review (272 comments in total)
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valtheWU: just when were all the menus designed?

1997, drunk, while playing on a NES?

i feel sorry for all the people useing this camera.

and yet i still admire niche players. i just wished pentax would use more of the polished ricoh UI.

one of the main reason I switched from Nikon to Pentax is for the simplicity of the menu.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 01:14 UTC
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Heie2: I find the 3 months it is taking to review this camera and the ensuing "trickle" of sections within a complete review (which gives none of these "installments" any substance and context) insulting - how many cameras have you guys reviewed in the mean time?

DPReview - Fair and Balanced, right?

don't forget 645D, announced sept 2010 and still not reviewed at this time. only a brief preview posted months ago..

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 14:26 UTC
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ThomasH_always: My take is very, very simple, and consistent:

No RAW, no interest, no buy.
No viewfinder, no interest, no buy.

Got that in Japan at last? You delivered a half of "must have" features,
its a no buy.

This is typical comment of a beginner. I know many pro photogs who doesn't always shoot raw. No viewfinder? Meet the great Daido Moriyama!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 01:55 UTC
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Ross the Fidller: Oh No! Not another X camera! ;)

Actually, it looks like they're trying to attract people that couldn't afford the OM-D (silver model) with some identifiable similarities. Why not go with the 'look' if it helps sales. :)

Pentax is actually continuing it's tradition with silver bodies. This X5 reminds me of the famous MZ series back in 90s. Take a alook at this image:

http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/expired-listings/66277d1279116664-sale-expired-pentax-mz-5n-zx-5n-film-body-worldwide-imgp7271.jpg

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 01:43 UTC
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cpkuntz: Why do they use 2 mp sensors? Robust build? The Apollo mission used Hasselblads. Why not get some medium format goodness on board one of these rovers?

Apollo used Hasselblad cam? it didn't. but the astronauts did. it was Hasselblad film camera. so they just need to take home the developed film and the processing be done on earth.

it's a different case now with Curious. it is a robot, equipped with digital cameras. it needs to transfer the image wirelessly via satelite to earth station and it needs time. so bigger MP means longer transfer time.

if Curious uses Hasselblad 60MP cam, then I bet it will take a month just to transfer one image :)

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 00:26 UTC
On article Samsung releases 12MP EX2F 'Smart Camera' (370 comments in total)
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marike6: It's not a beautiful camera, but has a solid looking grip, a terrific Schneider lens, and a tilt/swivel screen - all great things. But I don't know why vendors have to write f1.4 or f1.8 like the XZ-1 or Full HD on the front of cameras. They aren't places for specs. Take a cue from the X10, still one of the prettiest P&Ss ever. No logos, no writing, nothing on the front. The top panel can have any little "Full HD" or "AVCHD" spec cues designers want, but with the front, the cleaner the better.

I'm totally agree with you. those writings are a mess, and ruin the look. but however, they want sales. and those writings sell a lot to consumers. and if possible, maybe they would put on some endorsements from dpreview or dxomark..

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2012 at 09:46 UTC
On article Just Posted: Pentax K-30 video preview (37 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Just checked out Pentax's lens line up and I cannot find a single fast normal prime. The cheapest "50mm" is 35mm f/2.4 at $180 while the fastest is 31mm f/1.8 at $1,000. Where is the cheap f/1.4~f/1.8?

Good cameras, weird ass lens line up.

there is 55mm f1.4 and 50mm f1.4 if you need fast normal lenses. you can get them at b&h or adorama. the new cheap 50mm f1.8 (exclusively designed for aps-c, so it is really normal lens for aps-c) will hit the shelf next month.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 15:34 UTC
On photo L1000350-DNG in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

I don't like the highlights.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 03:31 UTC as 3rd comment
On a photo in the Leica M-Monochrom Preview Samples sample gallery (5 comments in total)

I don't like the highlights.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 03:31 UTC as 3rd comment
On a photo in the Leica M-Monochrom Preview Samples sample gallery (7 comments in total)

I think it's bad dynamic range. yes the overall is good, but look at those blown out highlight range. my cheap Kr can do better than this.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 03:29 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On photo L1000032 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)

I think it's bad dynamic range. yes the overall is good, but look at those blown out highlight range. my cheap Kr can do better than this.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 03:29 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies

many of well known professional photographers I know are moving to 35mm format recently. those MF digital backs are way too high above the cloud..

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 08:23 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On article Pentax 50th Anniversary Asahi Pentax DSLR (3 comments in total)

this is very cool.. !

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 11:02 UTC as 2nd comment
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