buzzinhornet

buzzinhornet

Lives in Canada Montreal, QC, Canada
Works as a Aerospace Engineer
Joined on Jun 17, 2007

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On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2291 comments in total)
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MPA1: Will it come in black?

The features list says it will be available in anodized black or natural aluminum..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 13:15 UTC
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (468 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: Judging by the mix of cameras on the list, the "enthusiast camera" moniker meaning less and less.

Inclusion of the Pentax on the list is rather unexpected. Sad to see system sliding into obsolescence. But IMO in 2013 and forward, with such limited lens catalog, having just lost 3rd party lens manuf support, and no video, the Pentax simply has no place on the list among the mainstream cameras today. Sad, but true.

NEX-7 and Fuji X-Pro1 are also oddballs on the list. IMO they are not proper "enthusiast cameras", but "enthusiast's second cameras". And that deserves its own category. Many own two systems this days, and choice of second system is important too. I think "Best enthusiast cam to go with your Canon/Nikon DSLR" might be two interesting topics (one for Canon, one for Nikon).

Read much before spouting incorrect information?
I guess not!
SAD BUT TRUE!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 03:00 UTC
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (468 comments in total)
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steelski: What a bunch of phooey.
The D7100 beats the K-3 how exactly....
ergonomics, no,
IQ, no
price, no
LV, no
movie mode, no
speed, NO!!!
buffer, no
AF, debatable....
AF in the dark, No
menus, no!
in body sensor shift, No
GPS stat tracking, no
Metering, no
Viewfinder, no
Magnesium body, no
shutter actuations reliability, no
dampening, no
USB3,no
flash sync, yes
battery life yes,
flash system yes
Nikon badge yes!!!!!
I think your assessment is total bias. to put it mildly.
thanks for putting in time and effort.

Totally agree with you steelski!

Bias whatever do you mean. The 3 positives they list for the D7100 are all positives for the K-3 (also 24mp, also 100% viewfinder only slightly better magnification, equivalent AF even better in live view, the 3 negatives listed for the D7100 are not so for the K-3 (its smaller, live view focuses like a pro, and has pretty good movie mode) and as far as the negatives mentioned for the K-3, JPEG color response really DPR? I looked very closely at your studio scene shots and the K-3 is very close in color to the Canon and Olympus, the Nikon on the other hand looks washed out in comparison, red looks more orange, deep blue looks light, it appears to me the Nikon is the one with inaccurate color response, otherwise you'd have listed it on the Oly and Canon minuses right, I mean if your not being biased and all.

The fact is DPR haven't even reviewed the K-3 so its hard to see what the impression is based on.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 02:52 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)
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spoorthy: Heres what i see this camera as: An ugly K-5 w/o the view finder and made of plastic for $700. Good deal? maybe

Its actually all aluminum with a rubber grip. Even the popup flash cap is aluminum.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:36 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)
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thejohnnerparty: Looking at the thickness of the body, I'm guessing they made it that way so they woundn't have to make different lenses for this camera.

I might be so you dont have to go buy new lenses. It compatible with all older pentax k and m42 lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:30 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)
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buzzinhornet: At first look it seems like Pentax missed the boat on this one. Lots of negative response won't help its market either. However, taking a closer look at the new 40mm Pancake XS lens reveals a different story that may develop with this camera. By removing the mirror, Pentax has created space within the body for a lens to retract into, this it seems is how the 40mm lens (which is already quite small) managed to shrink even further. I will watch for a future pancake zoom that plays the same trick.

I don't care how big the camera gets when I turn it on and use it, just when its off and I have to put it away. This has potentail in that regard. Also as the street price is likely to be closer to entry level DSLR, but with alot more to offer in image quality from the great sensor, they may offering P&S upgraders (who don't use OVF today) the best features of the DSLR in a format they are acustomed to . I don't think its intended for DSLR diehards, I won't trade my K-5 for it, but it would allow my wife to use my lens kit p&s style the way she's used to. Now if it had FF sensor and retained the same size body, the story would change.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 14:42 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)

At first look it seems like Pentax missed the boat on this one. Lots of negative response won't help its market either. However, taking a closer look at the new 40mm Pancake XS lens reveals a different story that may develop with this camera. By removing the mirror, Pentax has created space within the body for a lens to retract into, this it seems is how the 40mm lens (which is already quite small) managed to shrink even further. I will watch for a future pancake zoom that plays the same trick.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 14:42 UTC as 311th comment | 2 replies
On Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in the 'D' for DOG challenge (3 comments in total)

They are beautiful dogs, always have love in thier eyes. We love ours very much.
Nice shot!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2011 at 03:18 UTC as 2nd comment
On Fujifilm X10 preview (425 comments in total)
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JWest: Looks beautiful, but why not a larger sensor? I'm no expert, I'm sure there's a reason why it wouldn't be practical. But when Sony and Samsung can cram an APS-C sensor into a far smaller body, I have to wonder.

If this camera had a large sensor for greater DOF control, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

Well actually, if you search for such a camera just add a zero, its called the Fuji X-100!

The primary reason of course is the size of the lens. There's no free lunch with a bigger sensor, and the Sony and Samsung are not smaller than the XZ-1 or PEN its compared to above, they are as big and much bigger with a lens on them. Neither of them offer an OVF, much in the way of control buttons . If you use the EXR in 6mp modes it should give you NR or DR similar to what a 6mp M4/3 camera would. If they executed it well this little guy will kill the others in its class in low light or high dynamic range photos. My LX3 looks worried.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2011 at 13:38 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS preview (181 comments in total)
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buzzinhornet: Interesting idea, but... They spend all that R&D and decide to go with switches instead of traditional rings to control the zoom and focus. Pentax used rings on the FA*28-70 F 2.8 and their other powerzoom lenses years ago. Using switches means you have to hold the camera a certain way to activate the zoom or focus, rings are what we are all used to on lense, Wake up Pannasonic, I like your tech, but spen more time on the user interface next time.

Are you saying they sacrificed ergonomics for the sake of size, I'm not sure what your saying. DO you like hte rocker switches? The Pentax is an f2.8 full-frame lens this is a crop factor 2 lens on a mirroless camera, size cannot be compared. Panny manages to get a focus ring on the little 20mm f1.7 pancake (see the picture above), all this ring has to do is drive a 4 contact micro switch instead of the rocker switch they opted for. They could have just made it a bit larger around instead of the 2 camel humps where the current switches are. I just hope its optically comptent. As one reveiwer noted, the switch locations are awkward when shooting portraits.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2011 at 03:00 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS preview (181 comments in total)

Interesting idea, but... They spend all that R&D and decide to go with switches instead of traditional rings to control the zoom and focus. Pentax used rings on the FA*28-70 F 2.8 and their other powerzoom lenses years ago. Using switches means you have to hold the camera a certain way to activate the zoom or focus, rings are what we are all used to on lense, Wake up Pannasonic, I like your tech, but spen more time on the user interface next time.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2011 at 18:51 UTC as 57th comment | 5 replies
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