Don Kiyoti

Don Kiyoti

Lives in United States Tucson, United States
Works as a Photo Researcher
Joined on Apr 24, 2005

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On Broken Arch in Ephesus,Turkey in the Macro - Something Damaged or Broken challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice understanding of the definition of "macro."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 02:41 UTC as 1st comment

Better start selling off the kids so I can afford one of these!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 04:33 UTC as 21st comment
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (195 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: Pentax is the only DSLR maker that manages to pack it's technology in a modern looking industrial design body. Canon is 10 years back, Nikon around 15-20 years...

If I went with a DSLR, for sure i'd be a Pentax

jpino79, Zesschen obviously prefers modern looking industrial design AND image quality AND reliability.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 02:47 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (195 comments in total)
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David Hurt: Who would want a camera that color????

I might.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 18:31 UTC
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yesman12: I go to the Consumer Electronics show every year. This year I ran into someone from the Photography industry and he claimed that DP's Affiliation with Amazon does skew its responsiveness to reviews towards brands that are most popular on Amazon. to be clear he was not claiming that DP's reviews are biased but that they have a brand filter wrt what and when they decided to review.

DP should have reviewed the 645Z. Nearly all the other web sites have.

DPR is becoming less and less relevant when compared to other photo news & review sites. It's very clear what drives traffic here: the forums and the comments. Why is DPR is generally several days behind sites like Petapixel when it comes to reporting news?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 17:52 UTC
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Prognathous: Hopefully for the K-3 replacement they adopt a centered articulated screen, and not the selfie-oriented side-hinge design. There's a good reason all* >$1500 cameras that offer an articulated screens keep it centered.

* By "all" I'm referring to Pentax 645Z, Nikon D750, Sony A99, and the new $1500 Samsung NX1. I'm not aware of any camera of this caliber that uses the side-hinge design.

Prognathous, you are totally overthinking this.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 16:08 UTC
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timo: There's some more constructive and informed coverage at Imaging Resource.

No kidding! Head on over there for a good solid preview minus the usual DPR snottiness.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 06:43 UTC
On Control Room With Supplies in the Old Store Room challenge (11 comments in total)

Too bad about the hdr.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 02:02 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Were Greg a typical dpreview forum member, he'd be complaining about his image quality, Fuji's business practices, the weather on the day of his mishap, his hospital care and Germany in general.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 04:41 UTC as 21st comment
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: Novelty, unless they started with a 2/3" from the start.

Yet another know-nothing post by someone who's never seen, much less used, this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 20:39 UTC
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Michael Piziak: Yep, it's pretty bad when the comments are about the video not working right - taking away from the entire story.

What else can you expect from the dpreview readership? The complainiest bunch on the entire internets!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 20:37 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: It looks lovely but I would NEVER pay more than 200$ for this camera, the sensor is TIIIIINY & virtually useless in anything but bright sunlight and MAYBE when it is cloudy.

You have no idea what you're talking about, camfan.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 22:21 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)
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samfan: Endless artistic expression... Turd. If they make a Q with an EVF, I'll buy one. My artistic expression does not involve holding a camera like a stupid cellphone.

That said, I love Pentax handling and controls, and the size of the Q, so I actually would like this system even instead of m43/N1, not to mention the large APS-C monsters, but an EVF is a strict requirement.

The Q is the only camera I have without a viewfinder. I actually find composing with the LCD at odd angles liberating. I have taken many ground-level shots that I simply wouldn't have done with a viewfinder. I never thought I'd adapt well to the lack of a viewfinder, but I have.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 18:27 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: I... I... I don't know what to say.

Why? You don't seem to know anything about this camera. I have the original Q and I like it very much. It's terrific fun. This seems like a nice refresh.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 05:29 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)
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peevee1: There is exactly one 1/1.7" sensor produced, so Pentax is stuck with it on this joke of a system. At least they could try to make it half-useful by producing native supertele and macro lenses instead of essentially renaming Q7 into Q-S1.

That sensor is actually quite capable. It was also used on the MX-1. On the Q, with the 01 Standard Prime, the image quality is very good. I do wish Pentax would focus on prime lenses for the Q system, especially a wide-angle.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 05:25 UTC
On Glass Mosaic in the Mosaic challenge (4 comments in total)

It's Frank Sinatra!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 20:57 UTC as 1st comment
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David J B.: I've taken better photos through my car window.

Why, of course you have! I'm sure you've done lots of other great things too, in your mind.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 23:04 UTC
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Don Kiyoti: Too many DPReview people with their noses glued to their screens, staring at pixels, or fretting about what the other brand is doing, or worrying if their new camera might have "shutter shock" or some other trivial defect. When confronted with actual photography, they know not what to do and respond with fear and derision!

Ok. Derision and ignorance then.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 18:10 UTC

Too many DPReview people with their noses glued to their screens, staring at pixels, or fretting about what the other brand is doing, or worrying if their new camera might have "shutter shock" or some other trivial defect. When confronted with actual photography, they know not what to do and respond with fear and derision!

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 17:03 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
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Spectro: #10 Cinque Terre, Italy is a big time photoshop, the only one here heavily manipulated and altered. So heavily editing is ok for the Smithsonian?

The category is ALTERED IMAGES. Duh.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 07:16 UTC
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